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Senior Luncheon-Dance, Budget Session & Compost

Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, April 19.

Seniors Luncheon, Dance: EG Senior Services is holding its Anniversary Luncheon and Dance at noon today at Swift Community Center. ROMPS (Retired Old Musicians Playing Swing), an 18-piece ‘40s style band, will provide the music. Lunch includes a salad, pineapple glazed chicken breast, potato wedges, vegetables and dessert. For reservations, call Carol at 886-8638.

More On The Budget: The Town Council meets tonight for a budget work session at the ’s Community Room (for agenda, see right). The meeting begins at 7pm and the public is welcome.

Worms & Compost: Just down Post Road at in North Kingstown, master gardeners Claire Chenevert and Earle Perkins are presenting a talk entitled “Black Gold: compost and worms are worth their weight in gold.” They will explain all about backyard composting in a hands-on manner. In addition to describing the different types of compost bins and just what materials should be composted, they will talk about the benefits of red-wiggler worm castings for fertilizer. The lecture begins at 6:30pm; it is free and open to the public.

“The Shot Heard ‘Round The World”: Massachusetts may have celebrated Patriots Day yesterday, but the actual skirmishes at Lexington and Concord between the colonial militia and the British Army happened on this day in 1775. The first military engagements of the Revolutionary War, the battles were followed one week later by Rhode Island colonial legislature authorizing raising a 1,500-man ''army of observation'' with Nathanael Greene as its commander.

Grass Moon: The full moon was last night, but it will look almost full tonight. According to the website Stardate, the full moon of April is known as the Grass Moon.

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