The author of Potowomut presents his memoirs; Fundraising for a BBQ – East Greenwich News

Above: Santa Claus from Greenwich Cove.

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Early primary voting until September 12 – East Greenwich voters do not have local primary races, but there are state and federal primary contests. Voters should check the early voting hours and location of their community and are encouraged to reach out to their local board of canvassers with any questions they may have. Complete early voting guide is available at

Wednesday August 31

First day of school! Good luck, parents!

Author’s visit and signature – Potowomut resident Jacek R. Danillowicz will present his book Contemplate the sky at the Swift Community Center at 1:30 p.m. The book is a memoir of Danillowicz’s journey through World War II, Nazi occupation, Communist rule, and his flight to the West. It is intertwined with a love story and historical references. Please register by calling 401-886-8669.

Warwick Arts Center OPENING – Our second annual Rhode Island Art Educators Expo is an opportunity for students, colleagues, patrons, friends and family to recognize and celebrate the ART of Rhode Island Art Educators! This show celebrates educators who teach art to others. The show runs from August 27 to September 24. The opening is tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. Free and open to all. For more information: Or (401) 737-0010.

Friday, September 2

farmers market – The Goddard Park Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Find it at the first entrance to the park on Ives Road.

Saturday September 3

Summer Saturdays at the New England Wireless & Steam Museum – The museum will be open on Saturdays this summer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $15 per adult, $7 per child (ages 6-17), $50 overall family admission. You can also snoop around the website. You never know what you’ll find—use the search box or start with the Collections menu.

Major Sullivan Ballou Camp BBQ Fundraiser – Major Sullivan Ballou Camp No. 3, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will host his sevene annual fundraising barbecue to kick off Labor Day weekend. The last hurray of summer will be from 1-4 p.m. at the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Club at 80 Queen St. overlooking beautiful Greenwich Cove. Taste traditional barbecue dishes including burgers and hot dogs, barbecue chicken, ribs and pulled pork, plus baked beans, pasta salad, potato salad and more . There will also be a 50-50 raffle as well as other raffle items including books, gift cards and gift baskets. Tickets — available at the door — are $25 for adults, $20 for kids 12-17, and $15 for kids 6-11. Children under 5 are admitted free. Tickets are also available in advance for $5 less for each of the respective age groups and can be purchased by email. [email protected], [email protected] Where [email protected]. Money raised goes to support Camp Ballou’s ongoing efforts to clean up and preserve historic cemeteries throughout Rhode Island and toward a Civil War monument at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter. The Civil War is the only conflict not yet represented in the cemetery. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the heroes who fought and worked to save the Union. Organized in 1881 and chartered by Congress in 1954, it is the legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic.

Look forward

Monday, September 5

Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6
School committee meeting – The panel meets at the Cole Middle School library at 7 p.m. The agenda (and Zoom link) will be available closer to the meeting date.

North Kingstown Community Chorus resume rehearsals – and Youth Chorus are ready to start rehearsals for their winter 2022 concert (December 3 and 4). Rehearsals take place at Quidnessett Primary School166 Mark Drive, North Kingstown.The first adult rehearsal for adults will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m.; then rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Youth rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 20; they run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekly. Cost for adults is $60; for youth it’s $35 (small family discounts available). Register on; for more information on choirs, contact Director Heather Skidds at (401) 573-7564 or [email protected].

Thursday, September 8

EG News turns 5: a fundraiser – Help us celebrate five years as a non-profit community news website! At the Varnum Armory with food and drink from a host of generous local businesses, live music and a raffle of several fabulous prizes, also donated by 02818 businesses. A ticket price of $25 gets you in, with all food and beverages included in that price, including our signature cocktail, the High Five, developed by Jason Kindness of Kai Bar. From 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. To buy tickets HERE.

Friday, September 9

farmers market – The Goddard Park Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Find it at the first entrance to the park on Ives Road.

Saturday September 10

Fernwood Craftsmen Festival – Hosted by Acrylic Pour Obsessed, this neighborhood festival showcases many artisans, including Krafted Khaos, Hue Dyed and Made You Boss, KW Pots, Gnome Grown by Deena, Misfits by Mia, Kim Sharps Designs and Purple Moose Creations. On Fernwood Drive in East Greenwich of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (wet date Sept. 11).

Monday September 12

City council meetingThe committee meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers of the town hall. The agenda (and Zoom link) will be available closer to the meeting date.

Thursday September 15

Making Hay III: Working Together – Join Bob Houghtaling, members of the student-led group ASAAP and the Kent County Prevention Coalition at Faith Hill Farm for a while with animals and with each other. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 2056 Division Road. For more information, email Bob at [email protected].

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