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Five Things: Spring Ahead! And Cherish The Ladies

Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, March 10.


Daylight Savings Time begins: Can spring be far behind?

Special Olympics Polar Plunge: The 6th Annual Torch Run Plunge takes place at the beach at Goddard Park Sunday at noon, with signups starting at 10 a.m. To kick off the festivities, Richmond Police Chief Elwood Johnson will be taking the plunge at Goddard 24 times (!!!) – once an hour, starting at noon Saturday. All are welcome. There is a $50 minimum to participate or a $15 donation to join the after party. For more information, please feel free to call Lauren Testoni at 401-349-4900 or e-mail at lauren@specialolympicsri.org.

EG Boy's Home Pasta Dinner: There is pasta, mac and cheese, meatballs, salad, homemade desserts, and the seconds are on them! At the Veteran Firemen's Hall on Queen Street from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 12. Let them do the cooking for you!

Cherish the Ladies: The famous Irish music group returns to the Odeum just a week before St. Patrick’s Day. Read about the band and leader Joanie Madden here. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $30. Click here to order.

Circus Smirkus is back: You don’t have to run away to join this circus – you just have to be in third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade. Cirkus Smirkus is back for a second year in a row offering a weeklong after-school circus “boot camp” for kids in grades 3 through 6. (Read about their program last year here.) Students who sign up will learn juggling, tight wire, diabolos, devil sticks, acrobatics and much more – all from a professional Circus Smirkus coach. The program runs from March 18 to March 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Hanaford Elementary School. The final performance takes place there on Friday, March 22, at 6 p.m. Cost of program: $100 per student. Use the application attached here, or contact Amy Synder at amy.l.snyder@gmail.com.

On Monday …

Main Street vet opens: The Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center sign has been in place since last summer and today it opens for business. New patients welcome, says veterinary doctor and surgeon Keith Schoen. Hill & Harbour Veterinary Center, visit their website here, email here, call (401) 398-7808, or stop by – it’s right next to Back to Basics at 500 Main Street.

Town Council meeting: On the agenda is a recognition of Town Manager Bill Sequino’s 25 years on the job. Also, there will also be a joint public hearing with the Planning Board on the still in process revised Comprehensive Plan. NOTE: The meeting takes place at Swift Community Center. It starts at 7 p.m.

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