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Five Things: Last Day Of School! First Day Of EG Farmers Market! And More!

Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, June 18.


Last Day of School: Expect lots of giddy young people around town today. High schoolers only have to report to school to pick up grades, if they like. At Cole, sixth and seventh graders will be released at 10 a.m., with eighth grade graduation at 10:30. Dismissal for the four elementary schools is regular time.

EG Farmers Market today: It’s been too long, but the wait is over and our own market – celebrating its fifth anniversary – returns to Academy Field at Rector Street this afternoon, from 3 to 6 p.m. You can pick up pastured-raised meat and poultry, organic vegetables, fresh-baked breads, and (we hope!) the Coffee Guy. But remember that parking on Rector Street isn’t the best. Save yourself the aggravation and park in the church and municipal lot by the playground.

Prudential Gammons Networking Event: The people at PG have been holding monthly networking events and tonight’s the night. It takes place at Harbourside Lobstermania from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by and don’t forget your business cards!

Back to Basics “Summer Cooking” series: Tonight’s the second of Chef Chris Oliveri’s demonstrations at Back to Basics Natural Foods on Main Street. To register (and you must), stop by the store, call 401-885-2679 or go to info@backtobasicsnaturalfoods.com. The cost is $25.

EG Education Foundation BBQ: School’s out forever … ok, summer. East Greenwich Education Foundation knows just how to celebrate – a bbq at Bonnet Shores Beach Club. There will be food (‘natch), entertainment, raffles, a cash bar and, of course, the beach. If you’d like to attend this family-friendly event, it’s $30 at the door. The money raised goes to fund grants to EG schools for special educational projects. It starts at 5 p.m. For more information, here’s a link to the EGEF website.

and, because it's a big day, one more item:

EG Preservation Society meeting: “A History of Quilts in Rhode Island” is the subject of a talk at tonight’s EG Historic Preservation Society meeting. Guest speaker Linda Welters, chair of textiles, fashion merchandising and design department at URI, will give an illustrated presentation. Professor Welters directed the Rhode Island Quilt Documentation Program in 2000, and co-edited "Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island." The meeting begins with a potluck supper at the Old Jail, 180 King St. It is free and open to the public. Call Sue Curado at 884-4643 for more information.

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