Christmas Tree curbside collection: The town will collect your tree and recycle it, but not until the weeks of Jan. 6-10 and Jan. 13-17. Just make sure your tree is bare – no ornaments, tinsel, metal or wires – and NOT in a plastic bag. If you’ve used a bag to get your tree out of your house neatly, just make sure to pull it off. Any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 886-8620/886-8621
NO recycle pickup this week: Just trash goes to the curb this week.
On Friday …
Schools Technology Advisory Committee meeting: They will be reviewing the 1:1 tablet-to-student implementation strategy. In the Superintendent’s Conference Room at the school department. 7:30 a.m.
Blood Drive: The town is holding a blood drive at Swift Communmity from 1 to 5 p.m. You can make an appointment (though it’s not required) here.
2014 Wickford Art Association Invitational Show: The EG Art Club is having a show and sale in Wickford from Jan. 10 to Feb. 2. It’s called “2014 Wickford Art Association Invitational Show” and will be held at the Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach St., N.K.
Poisonous, Medicinal, Beautiful: EG Free Library hosts toxicologist/photographer J.B. Hack Saturday at 10 a.m. Hack focuses his lens on medicinal and poisonous plants to bring attention to the overlooked beauty and powers of our natural world. The flowers are photographed exactly as they are found growing naturally, untouched and un-staged, using only natural light. Each photo is coupled with a detailed description and facts about the plant. Many of his photographic works are displayed in frames that he has refinished and repurposed specifically for each unique piece. All will be for sale.
Coastal Growers Winter Farmers Market: The Winter Farmers Market in North Kingstown features many vendors selling produce, meat, baked goods and artisan goods. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lafayette Mill at 650 Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown.
Live Music – Kon Asian Bistro: Mac Odom and Chill, rhythm and blues and Motown, 553 Main St. 886-9200. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Live Music – Rok Bar and Grill: Those Guys, rock, 11 Main St.885-7655. 9 p.m to 12:30 a.m.Live Music – Finn’s Harbourside: Steve Burke, jazz, 38 Water St. 884-6363, harboursideri.com. 6 to 9 p.m.