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Oct. 25

What: Eco-Depot.
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Jamestown DPW.
About: Eco-Depot is a free service for Rhode Island residents who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly. Such waste includes oven cleaner, cleaning products, flea collars, pool chemicals, nail polish remover and oil-based paint. This free service is available by appointment only.
Info: To make an appointment, visit or call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

What: Free E-Waste Collection.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Aquidneck Growers' Farmers Market
, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, R.I.
About: Indie Cycle LLC will be collecting computers, monitors, laptops, cell phones, keyboards, printers, toner cartridges, wires, stereo equipment, telephones, TVs, microwaves and other electronic gadgetry regardless of age or condition. Batteries of any size, type or shape including auto/marine and battery backups, also will be accepted. A $10 disposal fee is charged for mini-fridges, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and other coolant containing devices.
Info: Click here.

What: Eating with the Ecosystem Community Dinner.
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: South Kingstown Elks Lodge, 60 Belmont Ave., South Kingstown, R.I.
About: The fundraising dinner is being held to draw attention to the variety of delicious, nutritious, abundant and largely overlooked seafood caught by Rhode Island fishermen, and to raise money for Eating with the Ecosystem, a local nonprofit that promotes a place-based approach to sustainable seafood by fostering an intimate connection between diners and the ecosystems off their shores. Tickets cost $17 and can be bought online.
Info: Visit


Oct. 29

What: newportFILM screening of “Virunga.”
When: 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. screening.
Where: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Newport, R.I.
About: "Virunga" is the true story of a group of people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo. Tickets are $12 for the screening; $20 for the screening and reception.
Info: For more information or to buy tickets, visit


Oct. 30

What: "American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood."
When: Noon.
Where: Coastal Institute Auditorium, URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett, R.I.
About: Paul Greenberg discusses his book "American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood."
Info: Visit