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EG Rotary's Gastronomic Fundraiser Friday

Great Food at Swift Community Center, Preview Party & Book Sale at the Library and More

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue with the best bets for how to spend your free time. Check out our picks for the local activities to hit and places to explore.

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Foodies and wine lovers won’t want to miss the ’s annual feast of a fundraiser that features food from some of the town’s best restaurants, including , , ,, and .

The locally prepared food will be paired with delicious wines from If wine’s not your thing, there’ll also be an assortment of custom beers on hand.

Entertainment for the night includes both a live and silent auction, so have those checkbooks and credit cards ready. Proceeds from the event benefit the many service programs that the Rotary supports.

Where/When: ; Friday, 6:30pm.

Why Go: Eat, drink and be merry at one of EG’s premiere social events.

Pricing: $35 per person; $190 for a party of six

2.FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY &

Where/When: ; Party -Friday, 6 to 8pm; Book Sale – Saturday 10am to 3pm.

Why Go: Membership has its privileges. Become a Friend of the Library and be first to preview the books for sale on Saturday.

Pricing: Annual membership for Friends of East Greenwich Free Library is $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Books priced individually.

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Where/When: ; Saturday, 6pm.

Why Go: The church’s youth will be serving up a great meal, complete with sundae bar, and providing the evening’s entertainment to raise money for their 2012 mission trip to New Orleans.

Pricing:  $10 per adult; $5 per child (ages 5-10); free for children 5 and under; $25 max per family.

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Where/When: ; Fridays, 9am to 1pm.

Why Go: Open through October, it’s a great place to get locally-grown food and produce.

Pricing:  Per vendor

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Where/When: ; Saturday, donation drop-off  from 9 to 11:30am; sale from 12 to 3pm.

Why Go: Sales benefit the animals in the East Greenwich Animal Protection League’s care.

Pricing: Per item

We know you have your favorites that we missed. So please share the goodness in our comment box below, add your events to the EG Patch calendar, or e-mail them to eg.calendareditor@gmail.com.

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