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Turkey Trot $8,000 Donation, Symposium Book Club & More

Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 21.

Turkey Trot Update: Organizers of the hugely successful Turkey Trot last month presented an $8,000 check to Food Cupboard managers Steve and Chris Bartlett last week - far exceeding the $2,000 they’d hoped to raise. Amy Moore, who together with Michelle Clark, put the Turkey Trot together, also said that shirts for those who did not receive them on race day will be available after Christmas.

The chickens have landed! Pat McNiff’s chickens have arrived at Boesch Farm and are settling in. According to McNiff, “The chickens are extremely happy with their new home.” The rest of McNiff’s animals - dairy cows, sheep and pigs - are due to move in sometime in January. McNiff is the new tenant farmer at the town-owned property.

Library storytime signups: Winter hasn’t yet begun, but the East Greenwich Free Library is nothing if not forward thinking, so signups for their Spring Storytimes begin today. There are a variety of options for young children and their parents. Registration is Required. Click on the link above, stop by the Children's Room or call 884-9510 ext. 27 to register.

Symposium’s book club: The Main Street bookstore’s book group meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. The book they’ll be discussing is The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. The book is set right here in Rhode Island, up on College Hill, so keep an eye out for familiar places. Newcomers are very welcome. There will be refreshments.

Men’s Shopping Night in Wickford: If you’ve put off your purchases until now, don’t despair. Tonight you can visit Wickford, where there will be all sorts of special events for men especially. And tomorrow night is the last of the Holiday Main Street Strolls. So, go forth and purchase!

Whoops, a sixth thing: Happy 21st birthday Catherine, first born and only girl!

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