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Five Things: 'Homemakers,' Teen Center, Goddard Market

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


Goddard Park Farmers Market: The market has moved into fall mode, with pumpkins, squash and apples. It’s a lovely way to spend a cool late summer morning. Off Ives Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Moms of Preschoolers at Christ Church: MOPS, a program for moms of young children, meeting for encouragement, practical parenting advice and growth both personally and spiritually. MOPS will meet from 9:00 - 11:00am at the Christ Church Ministry Center, 61 Cedar Ave. Unit 1, every other Friday. Cost to register with MOPS International is $23.99 per year. There will also be a $30/semester fee for child care and supplies (all checks should be made out to Christ Church). For more information, see our website or contact Kristen Wilson (kristenw@christchurchec.org)

Teen Center: The Teen Center has provided a great place to hang out on Friday evenings for decades now. They meet at the gym at Eldredge School but you don’t have to play basketball to enjoy the camaraderie. From 6 to 8 p.m.

Avenger home games: No games today, home or otherwise! But you can read about a recent Boys Soccer game against Westerly here and last Friday’s Football game against NK here. If you happen to love sports and are handy with a camera, EG Patch sure could use you! Send me an email: elizabeth.mcnamara@patch.com. For the latest information about EGHS sports, check out the Avengers Booster Club website.

Opening art reception for EG's Susan Dwyer: Susan Dwyer’s most recent artwork – an ode to ‘50s pop culture with a same-sex twist entitled “Homemakers” – will be on display for an opening reception tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Machines with Magnets, 400 Main St., in Pawtucket. There will be food, music, an open bar, and retro Halloween candy. Presented by EG’s own POP! Emporium of Popular Culture on Duke Street.

And, because there's a lot of great stuff going on this weekend, a preview:

5th Annual West Bay Open Studios Tour: Autumn is the perfect time to take a drive from art studio to art studio, through the backroads of East Greenwich and beyond for the 5th Annual Open Studios Tour. At each stop you will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their working environments, view the artistic process, and purchase original art. The self-guided tour is free and open to the public, includes artists' studios in East Greenwich, Warwick (Apponaug and Cowesett), Exeter, North Kingstown, and Saunderstown. Visit one studio, five studios or all of them! From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here .

Wedding Walk Saturday: Main Street in East Greenwich is the place to plan your entire wedding! This semi-annual Wedding Walk bridal event gives you the opportunity to meet with the finest wedding vendors in the state all in one place! We have added a Bridal RUN this fall in the Armory, all Main Street Bridal Shops will be hosting a blow out sale in one place on Main Street. Add this to the traditional walk and we have a spectacular event planned! Registration begins at the Armory, 6 Main St., at 11 a.m.

Steve Marra 5K in EG this Sunday: The Steve Marra Foundation 5K Road Race, to be held Sunday, Oct. 21, will start behind the Grille on Main and finish in front, on Main Street, and will honor . The registration form is attached at right.

Harvest Festival w/pumpkins: There will be a Harvest Festival at EG United Methodist Church on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. featuring local musicians, food, hayrides for the children, crafts and games, and a huge pumpkin patch. Janice Wray, East Greenwich resident and URI nursing student, suffered serious injury in a car accident on April 1st of this year which left her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. After almost 4 months in hospitals she has come back home to her family and now faces a new path of healing and recovery within her local community. While her positive spirit and determination to overcome and succeed is remarkable and an inspiration to many, the road ahead for her promises to be long and arduous, with many as yet unknown obstacles and medical expenses.

Pops & Classical Concert Sunday: Enjoy a delightful concert of pops and classical masterpieces this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Westminster Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Ave. Local classical pianist Philip Martorella is joined by vocalist John Faiola for a selection of pieces from Billy Joel to Claude Debussy. Works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Puccini, John, Joplin, Lennon-McCartney, Wildhorn, and others will provide attendees with something for everyone. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $8.

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