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Five Things: Local Gift Ideas, Jam Night

Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Dec. 19.


Local Gift Ideas: EG Patch is featuring “Holiday Spotlights” up to Dec. 24, short articles highlighting a good gift idea you can buy in East Greenwich (or very nearby). To see yesterday's spotlight on Pop, click here. To see all the spotlights, use the “search” box on the far right of the blue bar across the EG Patch home page.

Jam Night at the Greenwich Hotel: Come down and jam with host Brian Shovelton every Wednesday night at the Greenwich Hotel starting at 9 p.m.

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Community Gathering: An opportunity to come together to celebrate our children, our community and each other and to help all of us to feel safe, connected and supported during a time of sadness, yet a season of joy. Sponsored by Citizens Who Care, the Town of East Greenwich, EG Public Schools, and Youth-to-Youth. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at St. Luke’s Church.

Community Photo Op For Newtown: East Greenwich is coming together to show its support for Newtown, Conn., with a giant community photo op this Sunday, Dec. 23, at noon at EGHS's Carcieri Field. Bring family, friends and neighbors. This is an opportunity to express our solidarity with the people of Newtown and  to bolster our own sense of community at the same time.
Read more about the project here: http://patch.com/A-0yyG. If you have any questions, contact wschmidle@eastgreenwichri.com or elizabeth.mcnamara@Patch.com.

Vote for Stanley! Our own Stanley Marion’s fantastic Christmas lights display at his mother’s house on Wanton Shippee is up for the grand prize in Patch’s Deck the House Contest. The winner earns $100,000 for the town’s school district. That could be East Greenwich. All you need is to visit this page and vote!

EG Food Cupboard needs donations: People are hungry all year round, Chris and Steve Bartlett of the EG Interfaith Food Cupboard remind us. Items especially needed are jars of jelly, baked beans, canned fruit, tuna, peanut butter, and cereals. The food cupboard is housed at St. Luke’s Church. You can leave food there during normal business hours.

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