Goddard Park Farmers Market: The market at Goddard Park is back. It’s a great way to get ready for the weekend. Off Ives Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Summer’s End! The U.S. Navy Band is back for a second year of great music, but that’s only part of it – there will be a variety of musical offerings at the concert at Eldredge Field Friday evening, with music beginning at 5 p.m. One word to the wise this year: NO ONE IS ALLOWED ON THE FIELD UNTIL 3:30 P.M.! Here’s the lineup: 5pm: Official Kick Off; 5:15-5:30pm: Children's Parade led by local circus troupers; 5:30pm The Lost Arts; 6pm The Three Amigos; 6:30pm: Harold Ambler; 7:00pm: The Hurricanes; 7:15pm: US NAVY BAND NORTHEAST'S POPS ENSEMBLE sound check; 7:30pm: Colour of London; 7:55pm: Presentation of the Varnum Continentals Color Guard and recognition of US Veterans; 8pm National Anthem and US NAVY BAND NORTHEAST'S POPS ENSEMBLE.
On Saturday and Sunday …
East Greenwich Art Festival: The third-annual arts fest takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New England Tech campus on Division Road. The arts festival will feature over 150 contemporary American art and crafts artists along with strolling entertainment including Rhode Island’s Big Nazo. The festival will feature items big and small including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, fiber and home accessories. You’ll find more information here.
And ...In case you missed it: A former EG man crashes into a wall off Main Street, is seriously injured. And, analyzing the problems with the Main Street fire station floor – not fixing the floor, just figuring out how much it could cost to fix it – could cost the town as much as $53,000.
Birthdays today: So I checked August 30 birthdays on Wikipedia. It’s astounding! Here are a few Aug. 30 birthdays (you’ll find more here): Mary Shelley, English author (b. 1797); Huey Long, American politician (b. 1893); Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (b. 1896); Shirley Booth, American actress (b. 1898); Joan Blondell, American actress (b. 1906); Fred MacMurray, American actor (b. 1908); Ted Williams, American baseball player (b. 1918); Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924); Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1930); Elizabeth Ashley, American actress (b. 1939); Robert Crumb, American illustrator and writer (1943); Jean-Claude Killy, French skier (b. 1943); Molly Ivins, American journalist (b. 1944); Peggy Lipton, American actress (b. 1946); Timothy Bottoms, American actor (b. 1951); Robert Parish, American basketball player (b. 1953); Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958); Cameron Diaz, American model and actress (b. 1972); and Andy Roddick, American tennis player (b. 1982).