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Monday Essentials: Council–School Committee Meeting

Your guide for life in East Greenwich this week.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

NO recycle pickup this week: Just trash goes to the curb this week.

Christmas Tree curbside collection: The town will collect your tree and recycle it, but not until the weeks of Jan. 6-10 and Jan. 13-17. Just make sure your tree is bare – no ornaments, tinsel, metal or wires – and NOT in a plastic bag. If you’ve used a bag to get your tree out of your house neatly, just make sure to pull it off. Any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 886-8620/886-8621

On Monday …

Indoor farmers market: East Greenwich's Indoor Winter Market – St. Luke’s Arts & Farms – takes place every Monday, with fresh foods, baked goods and specialty items. Stop by to welcome new vendor Brown Family Seafood. 3 to 6 p.m. Live music. Story hour from 5 to 6 p.m. with Wendy Fachon.

Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas: West Bay Chabad is holding “Life in the Balance,” six-lesson course to help you prepare you for choices you or a loved one may be called upon to make. It will also offer discussion on little-discussed aspects of Judaism. 3871 Post Road. 7:30 p.m.

On Tuesday …

Town Council–School Committee joint meeting: The two panels meet for a preliminary discussion on the 2015 budget. Swift Community Center. 7 p.m.

School Committee meeting: Following the budget discussion with the Town Council, the School Committee has these agenda items to attend to.

Broadway Babies Town Rec program: Today’s the first meeting of a six-week session for preschoolers. Teaching artist Valerie Remillard Myette, students will learn and perform songs from the Broadway Musical "Mary Poppins." Materials will be provided and the class includes a final showcase that family and friends are welcome to attend. You can find out about this course and all the other activities run by the town Parks & Rec Department by clicking here.

On Wednesday …

Grief support group: The Too Much Too Soon Support Group for adults who’ve lost a loved one meets in the conference room at the police department. It will be led by Bob Houghtaling and Andrew Paul Maksymowicz. To register for the group please send an email to: andrew@tmtsfoundation.com and include your name, age and why you are joining the group. 6 p.m.

Affordable Housing Commission meeting: They meet at Town Hall (Conf. Room B, next to the Town Clerk’s office). Here’s the agenda. 3 p.m.

Board of Assessment Review meeting: They meet at Town Hall (Conf. Room A, across from Council Chambers). Here’s the agenda. 6 p.m.

On Thursday …

Fresh Connections Women’s Networking meeting: This group means to help women obtain their professional goals through a network of support. For more information, contact LisaZuchowski@gmail.com or http://www.freshconnectionsforwomen.org/. South Kingston Chamber of Commerce, 230 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 8:45 a.m.

Municipal Court: If you recently got a municipal citation, this is for you. Council Chambers at Town Hall. 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Declutter Your Life: Downsizing your stuff is a process, not an event. Feel like you’re drowning in stuff? Wonder why you acquire and save more possessions than you need? Ever feel like your stuff is starting to own you?  The Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library are hosting the upbeat educator and entertainer Dave Downs, who will explore the 8 BIG REASONS our drawers, closets and garages get stuffed with stuff. Downs offers helpful hints and tools for dealing with our stuff. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us and support your library. Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting 6 p.m., program 6:30 p.m. East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce St.

On Friday …

Schools Technology Advisory Committee meeting: They will be reviewing the 1:1 tablet-to-student implementation strategy. In the Superintendent’s Conference Room at the school department. 7:30 a.m.

East Greenwich Art Club show: The EG Art Club is having a show and sale in Wickford from Jan. 10 to Feb. 2.t is called '2014 Wickford Art Association Invitational Show' and will be held at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown. The opening reception is tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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