On Saturday …
Halloween Parade & Festivities: The costume parade kicks off at 10 a.m. sharp from Academy Field, followed immediately by an egg hunt at the field. From 10:30 to noon join in the Trick or Treating on Main Street. Until 12:30 p.m. you can catch a hayride from the rear of the municipal parking lot along Main Street and enjoy some games and refreshments at Town Hall. This event is sponsored by the EG Parks & Recreation Dept., the EG Veteran's Fireman's Association and the Main Street Merchants Committee. For additional information contact, the Parks & Recreation Office at 886-8626, ext 1. Check the Town web site as the date draws near for a list of merchants participating in the Trick or Treating (www.eastgreenwichri.com).
Scouting for Food dropoff: Today’s the day that plastic bag gets tied to your front door handle. We've got a week to fill the bag with canned goods. Next Saturday, the Boy Scouts will be back to pick up the bags and deliver them to the Rhode Island Food Bank.
Two-family yard sale, rain or shine: At 440 Ives Road in Potowomut, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yard Sale w/Auction to follow: Northerbee’s is holding a “huge” yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a cash auction at 2. At the American Legion Post 15, Main Street, East Greenwich.
Drug Take-Back Day: East Greenwich residents will be able to drop off their unwanted or expired prescriptions at the EG Police Department, 176 First Ave., or you can drop them off at CVS, 1285 South County Trail, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
On Sunday …
Rocky Hill School Open House: Attend Rocky Hill School's Admission Open House to learn how your child will explore and pursue academic, artistic and athletic passions at one of Rhode Island’s top independent schools. Explore our 84-acre waterfront campus and see how experiential learning and integrated technology prepare students for success in college and beyond! 1 to 3 p.m. http://www.rockyhill.org/
Halloween concert: The Jubilate Ringers, an ecumenical group of handbell ringers will perform their Halloween concert at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce Street, at 4 p.m. The Ringers will be joined by the St. Cecilia and Angel Choirs of St. Luke's. Come listen to the bells ringing favorites from Les Miserables along with Broadway numbers and songs from the Wizard of Oz. Free admission and plenty of parking. Handicapped accessible. If able, bring a non-perishable food product for the area food pantries.
EG Boys Home Assoc. Dinner: You can get chicken with all the fixin’s at the annual dinner in support the the EG Boys Home (more commonly known as “the Boy Scout house” on Spring Street). East Greenwich Veteran Firemen’s Hall, 80 Queen St. 5:30 p.m.
Grief Support: This group at Christ Church is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Each session begins with a video followed by discussion. Through helpful insights and caring and compassionate discussion, the healing process can begin. 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Christ Church office at 884-8632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Destiny Africa in concert: Destiny Africa Children's Choir has been performing at elementary schools all week (you can see them in performance at Eldredge here). On Sunday, EG's United Methodist Church is hosting a special performance at 6:30 pm. The children are in the U.S. from the Kampala Children’s Centre in Uganda and a special offering will raise funds for this home in Africa. Kampala Children's Centre (KCC) rescues children from war-torn areas, streets and orphaned situations to offer them love, education, a family environment and nurtures them to become agents of transformation. This is Destiny Africa's second trip to East Greenwich. (Their first trip inspired EG's Dana Wronski to visit them in Uganda last January – read about her visit here. She also spoke about her experience at The Living Room – you'll find a video of that performance here.)