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Five+ Things: Russian Folk, Art Show Opening

Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Jan. 13.


Golden Gates Family Concert: East Greenwich United Methodist Church hosts The Golden Gates Company for a spectacular program of Russian culture and music. The group will be performing traditional dances from Russia and Ukraine, thrilling audiences with their skillful virtuosity, colorful costumes, syncopation of footwork, and gymnastic leaping of foot-stomping ferocity. The concert is free, but donations to benefit Russian children are welcome. There will be a potluck at 1 p.m. followed by the performance for all ages at 2 p.m. Traditional Russian souvenirs will be available for sale. www.russianfolk.com.

Providence Art Club’s Opening Reception: The galleries of the Providence Art Club will be displaying the Members’ Exhibition today through Feb. 1, with the opening reception today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Maxwell Mays and Dodge House galleries will be open Monday throught Friday noon to 4 p.m., and weekends 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Vote for our winter Facebook cover photo: Readers uploaded 24 photos of winter scenes in and near East Greenwich. Now it’s time to vote on your favorite. Click here, review the photos and leave your choice in the comments section (each photo is numbered). Voting lasts until Tuesday at noon.

On Monday …

‘Stressed to the Max!’ Parents are invited to listen and learn from healthcare professionals offering insights on student stress, identifying problem behaviors and offering solutions for students and parents to survive in today's world of enormous distractions and pressures. The forum consists of: John Femino, M.D., and founder of Meadows Edge Recovery Center in N.K. specializing in addiction issues and substance abuse, Jessica Kaplan, M.S.W., clinical social worker specializing in mood disorders and child/adolescent issues and Nina Mackta, M.S.W., Director of Strategic Mentoring Group in E.G. with 30 years’ experience working with children and families. In the auditorium at St. Luke’s Church at 6:30 p.m.

Town Council meeting: The agenda includes ratification of a new entertainment license for Besos and continuing discussion of the proposal to merge the Fire District with the town. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

On Tuesday …

Community Flu Shot Clinic: If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, there will be a Community Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cole Middle School. Anyone 6 months or older can get the flu shot. In addition the pneumonia and Tdap vaccines will be available. There is no out-of-pocket expense. If you have insurance, bring your card. If you have questions, contact the Wellness Company, 401-461-0662.

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