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Yard Sale Fundraiser
The Pet Refuge, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located at 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown, is holding a huge yard sale Sept. 3 from 9-3 p.m. (rain date Sept. 10). Large assortment of household items, small pieces of furniture, lots of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and much more. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped of at the Pet Refuge Monday-Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call 294-1115.
Free Family Fun Days
Admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center will be free on the first Saturday of every month, courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. Families can explore environmental exhibits representing Rhode Island diver habitats, from upland meadow and cornfields to wetlands, salt marshes and the Narragansett Bay shoreline. Situated on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, visitors can enjoy beautiful nature trails. On Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St., Bristol, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Nature Crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nature Story from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Creature Feature at 1:30 p.m.
E.G. Art Festival
As part of the annual Labor Day Arts weekend, the East Greenwich Art Festival will host over 100 contemporary American craft artists along with strolling entertainment, festive food and a farmer’s market all along Rector St. and Church St. next to Academy Field, East Greenwich, on Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fashion your very own Shofar from a real animal horn as you learn the entire process from the cooking to the final polishing. (Sorry, they will not be hunting live rams). The event will be held Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Rd., and is open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP to 884-7888 or www.rijewishkids.com/shofarfactory. Admission is $2 and $8 per Shofar.
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is now a member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the 1st & 3rd Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. and the 2nd & 4th Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 781-6121.
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. to 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 to 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 at Wyman Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The corps is open to anyone over the age of 12. Drum and fife instruction is available to beginners.