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Members will meet Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin's hall. A penny social for snacks will follow. Bakers are Mary Gentile, Lucille Garrity, Grace Heath and Edna Leonard.
Oldies Music Dance
The American Legion Post #15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich, will have an Oldies Music Dance Sept. 30 from 7-11 p.m. Music by Looking Back. Donation is $7.
The William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Rd., will have a Comedy Night Sept.30. Dinner served from 7-8 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. The dinner will include pot roast, mashed potato, green beans, salad and bread. $20 per person Call 737-9711 for tickets.
Blessing of the Animals Benefit
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host a dog walk and blessing of the animals Oct. 1 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the beach in Warwick City Park, Asylum Rd. Rain date is Oct.2. A $10 donation includes and individual blessing for each animal, a special pet bandana and a St. Francis of Assisi ID tag. Additional, dogs may enjoy a scenic 2.75-mile walk around Warwick City Park. A shorter walk is available for older or smaller dogs. All animals are welcome for a blessing, but only dogs are allowed on the walk. All animals must wear a collar and ID tag. Proof of rabies vaccination is required with a current rabies tag or veterinarian's rabies certificate for every dog, cat or ferret. Dogs must be on a leash at all times; cats, ferrets, rats, birds, etc. must be in a proper, secure carrier or harnessed and leashed. No retractable or Flexi leashes, please. Aggressive dogs, any dog under four months old or in any stage of heat will not be allowed to participate. Donations of cans of wet cat food or wet dog food for the animals at the shelter are greatly appreciated.
Sherman School Yard Sale
Browse for trinkets, treasures and tasty treats at Sherman School's community yard sale Oct. 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sherman School, 120 Killey Ave. The event will also feature a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the Sherman School Playground Fund.
Ocean State Orchid SocietyOcean State Orchid Society’s guest speaker for Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. will be Harry Phillips of Andy’s Orchids from Encinata, Calif., to be held at the North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone St. in the Village of Wickford. The lecture is free and open to the public.Sunday BingoMeet and make friends at a Sunday Bingo Oct. 2 at the Pilgrim Enrichment Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, Warwick. Ample parking, air-conditioned. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open 11 a.m. sharp until 3 pm.
Seasons Fall Yard/Bake Sale
The Seasons fall Yard and Bake Sale will be held on Oct. 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Seasons, 5 Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, across the street from Hilltop Creamery. Breakfast goodies as well as lobster salad and chicken salad sandwiches for lunch will be offered for a nominal charge. They are still accepting donations of household items, small appliances, costume jewelry, toys and games, sporting goods, crafts, books, baby items and furniture (excluding mattresses and anything with a cushion). Donations of baked goods are much appreciated and may be dropped off on Sept. 30 or in the early morning on the day of the sale.
Norwood Yard Sale
A huge community yard sale involving about 25 houses will be held Oct.1 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. A street map with address numbers will be distributed at the Gazebo on Pawtuxet Ave. For more information call 785-0616.
Shape UP RI Family Challenge
Shape Up RI will launch a new Family Challenge, a six-week competition, Oct. 3 that runs through Nov. 13. Participants can register online at www.shapeupri.org. Through the new program is a special effort by Shape Up RI to encourage families to lead healthier lifestyles, participants are permitted to form teams with non-family members such as friends and co-workers. Shape Up RI Family Challenge allows teams to participate in one or more of the following categories: the “Pedometer Steps” category, teams track pedometer steps to see who can walk the most steps; Teams monitor the amount of fruit and vegetable consumed in the “Fruits and Vegetables” category; In the “Less Screen Time” category, teams limit the amount of time watching TV, playing with electronic hand-held devices, and on the computer and teams aim to eat the most meals together and work to improve eating habits in the “Meals Together” category. Participants in the six-week Family Challenge can form teams of 2-10 members. The team registration fee is $39, which includes four pedometers. Additional pedometers are available. Registration also includes a PDF logbook and access to the online Team Tracker system to monitor daily progress; access to dozens of free events including the Opening Celebration, Nutrition Day, and a Shape Up StairWell Climb; weekly informational e-newsletter; and technical support. Shape Up RI, which has received generous support from major sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, is a team-based wellness program that has enrolled over 230 companies and 65,000 participants over the past five years.
Blessing of Animals
All are invited to the Blessing of Animals Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Rd., commemorating St. Francis. Bring cats, dogs, hamsters, birds or any other pet you might have, appropriately caged or leashed for safety and join them for a shirt liturgy. Refreshments for all God’s creatures will be served.
Quilting Open House
The "Peacemakers" quilting group is having a Summer Challenge Open House and everyone is invited. Their challenge this year was to create a quilted bag of their own design or choice in such a way as to use several techniques of sewing, quilting and even embroidery. They welcome new members, so join them for light refreshments and view their challenge pieces at Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Ave., Rumford.
The Ocean State Toastmasters will meet Oct.4 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Rd. Rich Derksen of Groton, Conn. will represent Ocean State Toastmasters in the Area G1 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest on Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland. For more information call Ed Skurka at 828-1625 or e-mail email@example.com.
Toll Gate Open House
On Oct. 6, Toll Gate High School will hold its open house. There will be a meeting of all parents starting at 6 p.m. in the Robert J. Shapiro Cultural Arts Center. Mr. Chrabaszcz, principal, will address parents on various topics of interest. A short question and answer period will be held at this time as well. Mrs. Sharon Garber, president of the PTSA, will also address parents. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. all parents will report to their child's advisory period. Advisors will distribute students' schedules. After advisory, parents will follow the schedules and will have the opportunity to make appointments with teachers. The evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m.
The Gaspee Seniors will meet Oct. 4 as the Buttonwoods Community Center on West Shore Rd. They will be celebrating Balance Day with a speaker and examples of helpful balancing moves.Crafters/Vendors WantedSt. Rita's Church Autumn Craft Fair and Raffle will held Oct. 15 at the Knights of Columbus in Warwick. Interested crafters and vendors can call Sharen Wisher at 739-0438 for information.NYLO Grand ReopeningNYLO Hotels will host a special grand reopening celebration for NYLO Providence/Warwick on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. This two-day celebration begins with an exclusive VIP party on Thursday, followed by special public celebration on Friday, featuring live music provided by The Rock along with a lavish spread of fine food, signature cocktails, decadent wines, and hearty brews compliments of The LOFT, NYLO’s signature ultra-social living area. Tickets for Friday night’s celebration are $50 and may be purchased in advance by calling NYLO Providence/Warwick at 734-4460. The hotel is also offering a special $139 grand reopening room rate, which includes one pass to Friday night’s party along with complimentary breakfast the next day. To make reservations, guests may call NYLO Providence/Warwick at 734-4460 or visit nylohotels.com/warwick - use code “Grand2.”
Lakewood Baptist Church will sponsoring a craft show Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Set-up will be on Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. Table rental is $25. If interested call 828-8011.
Your World Up Close
The macro-photography class instructed by Warwick resident Shane Gutierrez will exhibit their work at the main branch of the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane through Oct. 30 in a show titled "Your World Up Close." The exhibited images all reveal subjects photographed at close range using macro photography, and show intriguing, and some surprising, points of view. An opening reception will be held at the library on Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m.
All crafters, artists, jewelers, bakers, candle makers, Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Willow Tree Herbs, Tupperware and others are wanted for the Robertson Elementary School Fall Festival/Craft Fair to be held on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables are $25 with a donation item worth $10. Contact Meredith Modeen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 996-9639.
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is now a member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the first and third Saturday from 9-11 a.m. and the second and fourth Monday from 6-8 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.-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.