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The Tri-City Elks, 1919 West Shore Rd., will have a Rolling with the Oldies fundraiser Aug. 19 from 6-11 p.m. Pasta and meatball supper, raffles and entertainment. Come and help the family of a special needs child.
Norwood Neighborhood Association
You and your family are invited to “Have a Sundae on a Friday” and enjoy the music by “Cellarfull of Noise.” Make your own sundaes with Warwick Ice Cream, flavors and toppings at a nominal price, and listen to some great music Aug. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Norwood Gazebo on Pawtuxet Ave. Bring chairs and blankets.
The Church of the Assumption, 97 Walcott St., Pawtucket, will hold its 84th Annual Grecian Festival Aug. 19 from 5-10 p.m., Aug. 20 from 12-10 p.m. and Aug. 21 from 12-9 p.m. Ample street parking in the area. Free shuttle bus at the easy access parking lot on Roosevelt Ave. Rain or shine, all under tents.
Chicken & Rib Dinner
The American Legion Post #2, Two Legion Way, West Warwick, is hosting a chicken and rib dinner Aug. 20 from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $12. All proceeds benefit American Legion Charities. For more information call 821-9855.
VFW Post #183 Dining
The VFW Post #183, 172 Washington St., welcomes members and friends to all you can eat post dining on Mondays from 5-8 p.m. The menu consists of soup, salad, pasta, meatballs, herb chicken and gnocchi and captese fish casserole. Children 3 and under $1.83, children 4-10 $8.31, adults $11.83. No tipping. Please take what you want but eat what you take. Sorry, no doggie bags. Menu is subject to change weekly. Takeout options available.
The New England District of Kiwanis International will hold its 93rd Annual New England District Convention at The Crowne Plaza Aug. 18-21. Kiwanis members from clubs in Bermuda and the six New England states will attend. Delegates to the New England District Convention will choose a new governor, governor-elect and treasurer.
Classic Car Cruise
The William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Rd., will have its first Annual Classic Car Cruise Aug. 20 from 12-4 p.m. (rain date Aug. 27). Sign-in is at 11 a.m. $3 entry fee per car. Hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, soda and draft beer will be available. Vote for your favorite car: 1st place prize, 2nd place prize, 3rd place prize. 50/50 raffle. Listen to your favorite oldies music.
Seasonal flu shots clinics begin Aug. 20 at the VNA of Care New England located at 51 Health Lane. Clinics will run every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-12 noon except for Labor Day weekend.
Gorton High School Grand Reunion
The Gorton High School Grand Reunion for all classes 1941-1955 will be held on the weekend of Aug. 20-21. On Aug. 20 from 4-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Sandy Lane. Informal and casual night. On Aug. 21 a family style dinner at the Radisson Hotel. 11:30 a.m. social hour, 12:30 dinner. $30 per person. Call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 for more info.
Movie at the Library
See the crime thriller Thieves Highway (1949), starring Richard Conte and Lee J. Cobb, at the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. When a tough GI returns home and discovers that his father, a fruit truck driver, has been crippled and robbed by a ruthless produce dealer, he sets out for revenge. But can he even the score without becoming a criminal too? Register online at www.warwicklibrary.org or call 739-5440 x5. This program is free and open to all.
Conimicut Village Festival
The Conimicut Village Festival is scheduled for Aug. 27 at Conimicut Point Park, Point Ave., from 12-5 p.m.The annual event includes a live band (Rory and the Blues Hounds), craft and food vendors and children’s activities. Bring the entire family and enjoy the day. Free admission. Rain date is Aug. 28.
A free community breakfast will be held Aug. 27 from 8-9:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Rd. On the last Saturday of every month St. Mark’s is hosting a free breakfast for their friends and neighbors. For more information call 737-3127.
Antique Truck Show
The Little Rhody Chapter of ATCA is sponsoring the 8th Annual Antique Truck Show Aug. 27 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, at the RI-CONN Historical Air Field, 2357 Plainfield Pike, Coventry. Entry fee is $5 per show vehicle plus a canned good for the RI Community Food Bank. Visitors admission is four or more canned goods or $5 per vehicle. All antique trucks, antique tractors, equipment, engines, antique autos, vintage motorcycles and more. There will be no judging and vehicles will be parked in their own classes. Antique planes will be on display and they will have several fly in to attend the show. Also a flea market. Food and refreshments will be available, with live entertainment, games and more. No one is allowed on the showgrounds on Saturday unless you call 647-7226. No pets, alcoholic beverages or pedal bikes.
Steel Guitar Jam
A New England Steel Guitar Jam will be held Aug. 21 from 1-5 p.m. at the American Legion Post #15, 1016 Main St. East Greenwich. The kitchen will be open. The band is Ray Cross and the Country Heartbeats. Donation is $6.
Shopping for House of Hope CDC
Macy’s annual shop for a cause event is held around the nation every year, helping local nonprofits raise money for their cause. This year on Aug. 27, shoppers in Rhode Island can support House of Hope CDC by shopping at their local Macy’s.
To participate, shoppers must buy a $5 shopping pass from House of Hope CDC for exclusive savings to be used in-store or online on Aug. 27. Ticket buyers also receive a chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card. All proceeds will go directly to the House of Hope CDC. For tickets call Holly at 463-3324 x233.
Neighborhood Watch Yard Sale
The Oakland Beach Neighborhood Watch will have a community yard sale Aug. 27 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the JONAH Community Center, 830 Oakland Beach Ave. Participants inside JONAH $10, outside JONAH $5. Bring a table, chair, items no longer used or needed and happiness. Call George at 732-0191 to participate or e-mail jjordan<\@>mail.uri.edu.
September 11 Fundraiser
A September 11 fundraiser will be held in memory of Mark Charette by the Benefit Button Hole Golf Foundation on Aug. 29 at the Fenner Hill Country Club in Hope Valley. 8:30 Shotgun-Scramble-$125 per person with breakfast, golf, dinner and prizes or $30 steak fry only. Returning to Poncho O’Malley’s for steak and prizes. Call Olivia at 783-8484.
Foster Parrots Open House
The Foster Parrots in Hope Valley will have an open house and gala fundraiser extravaganza at the Wildlife Sanctuary on Aug. 27. The event will feature sanctuary tours in the afternoon, a raffle and silent auction, live music by popular Boston-based acoustic rock band the Adam Ezra Group, a vegetarian buffet and an open beer and wine bar. All proceeds will benefit the work of Foster Parrots and the New England exotic Wildlife Sanctuary. Ticket and sponsorship information can be found online at www.fosterparrots.com.
Mentor a Child
Do you have an hour a week to spare? That’s all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child. Today’s children need positive, caring adult role models to help them develop confidence, self-esteem and a desire to stay in school. For more information on the Warwick Mentor Program, please contact Pamela Leonhardt at 732-7700 x117 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership Web site at www.mentorRI.org.
Old Warwick Grange #41
The Grange is a fraternal community service, non-profit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Grange-where the whole family can go and grow. Help them to help others. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. No meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Rd.
The Child Outreach Department of the Warwick Public Schools, in cooperation with the Volunteers of Warwick schools (VOWS), conducts regular preschool screening clinics. All Warwick preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5 are offered the Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R). This is a free service provided by the Warwick Public Schools. Participation in a Developmental Screening is a long established program of the Warwick School Department that provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about community resources. For more information, or to arrange a clinic appointment for your preschool aged child, call the VOWS office at 734-3230.
Free Sunday Lunch
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Ave., is offering a free lunch for anyone in need of a meal or companionship. All are welcome every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information call 737-6758.
Rhode Island Pet Bird Club
The R.I. Pet Bird Club welcomes anyone who owns birds or has an interest in exotic birds. Meet other people who have birds, listen to guest lecturers and more. The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information call Michele at 739-7290 or visit www.orgsites.com/ri/ripbc.
Bird House Rescue
Lazicki’s Bird House Rescue, 1935 Warwick Ave. (behind the Giant Stride Dive shop) that does exotic bird rescue. For more information call 732-5806 ask for Diane.
There will be Bingo at Sparrows Point III, 355 Hardig Rd., every Wednesday starting April 6. Doors open at 4 p.m., bingo starts promptly at 6 p.m.
Photographic Society of RI
The Photographic Society of Rhode Island welcomes camera enthusiasts of all abilities. Meetings are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. For more information visit www.psri.us.
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.
The Donate Shop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit thrift store that provides free clothing to families in crisis. They are an all volunteer organization that relies solely on the support of the community to continue this endeavor. The shop has a new location at 400 Warwick Ave., Unit #14, between Dunkin Donuts and Shaw’s. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The phone number is 533-9944, the website is www.thedonateshop.org and “Like” them on Facebook for special updates.
Gambling Counseling Offered
Bridgemark now offers individual, group and family counseling for problem gambling. If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulties as a result of gambling, call for discreet and confidential assistance, 781-2700. Deaf services are also available; call their videophone number 1-866-730-9573.
Domestic Violence Volunteers
The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC) is currently seeking volunteers for their Speakers Bureau. All volunteers will be trained to provide outreach, as a representative of EBCC, to communities in their service area through attendance at health and community fairs and by fulfilling requests for informational speaking engagements. Volunteers will receive thorough and specialized training under the supervision of the agency services coordinator before beginning this work. For more information, or to get involved, contact Deb Ferrante at 738-9700.
Fife and Drum Corps
The Kentish Guards Fife and Drum Corps rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Kentish Guards Armory on Pierce St. in East Greenwich. Free lessons on playing the fife are provided to men and young men interested in joining the corps.
Fife & Drum Corps
Join the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife & Drum Corps of Warwick and continue the great tradition of Colonial/Revolutionary history through music. The Fife & Drum Corps meets every Wednesday night at Wyman Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. The corps is open to anyone over the age of 12. Drum and fife instruction is available to beginners.