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The Conimicut Village Association will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Friendship Room of Woodbury Union Church at the corner of Beach Ave. and West Shore Rd. Plans for the dedication of the Beach Ave. Overlook and the August picnic at the point will be discussed. Refreshments will be served.
Gorton Monthly Luncheon
The Gorton High School Monthly Luncheon will be held July 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Chianti's in East Greenwich. The cost is $13. Gortonites, spouses and friends are welcome.
Music for a Summer Night
The 10 Rod Ramblers will be playing their folk-rock-blues music on the steps of Warwick City Hall July 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy some music. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Warwick Central Baptist Church. The concert is sponsored by the Apponaug Area Improvement Association.
Christmas in July
"Christmas in July" will be a major fund-raiser for The imPossible Dream to support the "dream" program as well as the special playground. The hall will be transformed into a shopper's paradise. Christmas arts and crafts as well as a Christmas menu will be available. The playground will be turned into a winter wonderland with snow games for the children. The event will be held July 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The imPossible Dream, 575 Centerville Rd.
Dog Day Afternoon, Family Day
The Pet Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter, is sponsoring a "Dog Day Afternoon" and Family Day at the Pet Refuge, 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown, July 17 from 12-3 p.m. There will be a cookout for dogs, their owners and family members and friends at the Family Day Celebration. Please leash your dog. Call 294-1115 for more info.
Free Water Safety Seminars
In the wake of two recent drowning deaths in the area, the YMCA of Greater Providence will offer free community seminars through each of its seven full-service branches. The free seminars will include information on creating a safe physical environment around pools, monitoring and supervising pool activities, visiting parks, beaches and community pools and preventing a drowning. Seminars at the Kent County Y in Warwick will be held July 19 from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and July 23 from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Call the Kent County Y at 828-0130 for a complete listing of dates and times or visit www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org.
Vacation Bible School
Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave., will have vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is open to all children from kindergarten through grade 6. A light meal will be provided each night. There will be a picnic on July 23 from 12-4 p.m. at the Masonic Center in Buttonwoods with activities for all who attended this program. For more information or to register call Michelle at 921-4162.
You and your family are invited to a free concert provided by the City of Warwick, Parks and Recreation Concert Series, July 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Norwood Gazebo on Pawtuxet Ave. Jennifer Minuto and her band will be performing pop, R&B and jazz for the third consecutive year by popular demand. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy this family oriented evening reminiscent of the old-fashioned days.
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.
Board: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.