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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
St. 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 Reopening
NYLO 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.”
The Meadowlark Seniors will meet on Oct. 6 at 1:30p.m. in St. Kevin's Hall. A flea market will follow the meeting. Bakers are Barbara Lundh, Jean Medeiros, Kate Marshall and Eva Massie.
Free Pancake Breakfast
A FREE Pancake Breakfast will be held at Woodbury Union Church, 58 Beach Ave., on Oct. 8 from 8:30-10a.m. Please join them.
There will be a Yard Sale and Clothing Sale on Oct. 8 from 8a.m.-1p.m. at the Phenix Baptist Church, 2 Fairview Ave., West Warwick.
Oldies Music Dance
There will be an Oldies Music Dance at the American Legion Post 15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich, on Oct. 7 from 7-11p.m. The band will be Looking Back. Donation is $7.
The Pet Refuge, a non-profit, no-kill Animal Shelter located in North Kingstown is holding their 5th Annual Silent Auction Oct. 8 from 5:30a.m.-8p.m. at the cold Spring Community, 30 Beach St., Wickford. Offered for bidding are many collectibles, art work, gift certificates, gift baskets, gifts, handmade items and many more great Silent Auction items. There will also be a Raffle Table. Admission is free. Make a night out and enjoy a wonderful buffet for $10 per person, children under 12 $5.
Wedding Walk 2011
The Semi-Annual East Greenwich Wedding Walk will be held on Oct. 8 from 10a.m.-5p.m. Registration begins at 175 Main St. Free gift to the first 50 Registrants. Main St., East Greenwich is the place to plan your entire wedding! The semi-annual Wedding Walk bridal event gives you the opportunity to meet with the finest wedding vendors in state, Complete the vendor scavenger hunt to be eligible for prizes.
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 email@example.com 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.