October 24, 2014
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NOTICE:For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to sharonr@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.

New Church
On Oct. 30, SouthPointe Christian Church will be hosting their first public worship service at 10 a.m. at the Showcase Cinema, 1200 Quaker Lane. There will be an engaging and safe environment available for children ages birth through 5th grade. SouthPointe Chrisian Church is a new non-denominational church that has been hosting events, work projects and small groups for nearly a year. SouthPointe is being started after the successful start of NorthPointe Christian Church in Lincoln in 2009. All are invited to come and give hope a try. Visit www.southpointeri.com or call 965-4857 for more information.

Toastmasters
The Ocean State Toastmasters will meet on Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Rd. in Apponaug. For more information visit edskurka@verizon.net or call 828-1625.

Gaspee Seniors
The Gaspee Seniors will meet Oct. 18 at the Buttonwoods Community Center on West Shore Rd. They will be celebrating Halloween, costumes are optional, orange and black will be colors of the day. They will be collecting food to be donated to Westbay Marketplace and will have a speaker from the Rhode Island Food Bank.

Supplementary Needs Planning
There will be workshop on financial and estate considerations when planning for the future of your family. A team of professionals from New York Life and Nerney Law will define estate planning, organize planning solutions and provide answers to all questions. The workshop will be held Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Warwick Public Schools Administration Building, 24 Warwick Lake Ave. To register call or text Jessica Schad at 474-3744. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrations. The event is free and open to the public.

Craft Show
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.

Meadowlark Seniors
The Meadowlark Seniors will meet Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Kevins' Hall. A brown bag game will follow. Bakers are Jan David, Dolores Clements, Marie Daigle and Lorraine Egan.

Family Threads
130 Years of textiles from Abigail Allen's 1790s bed sheet to Anne Crawford Allen's 1926 coming out dress will be presented by Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Rd., Oct. 22 from 12-3 p.m., Oct. 23 from 12-3 p.m. or by appointment from Oct. 16-Nov. 5 The glitter of gold, opera cloaks, evening dresses and accessories, fancy work, lace collection, flat pieces etc.

Community Yard Sale
The Oakland Beach Neighborhood Watch will have a community yard sale Oct. 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the JONAH Community Center, 830 Oakland Beach Ave. Participants inside $10, weather permitting outside $5. Bring new and like-new items no longer used or needed. Call George at 732-0190 to let them know if your are participating.

Huge Flea Market
The Pet Refuge is holding a huge flea market Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pet Refuge, 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown. Large selection of household items, books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, toys, small pieces of furniture. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Pet Refuge Mon. through Sat. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 294-1115.

RI Pit Bull Awareness
In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, the Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc. & Dynamic Dog Training Services is hosting an awareness event at the Warwick Animal Shelter on Oct. 22. There will be vendors, food, Halloween dog costume parade, doggie games such as piñata, bobbing for balls, doggie limbo and more. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the event will run until 3 p.m. No aggressive dogs allowed, all dogs must be up to date on rabies vaccine and all dogs must be on a leash. Later on from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. there will be a fund-raiser party "The Witches Ball" at Dynamic Dog Training Services, 859 West Shore Rd. Tickets are $10 per person. All funds raised will go towards helping homeless shelter in RI animal shelters.

Chop Stick Auction
The OBVF Women's Auxiliary, 645 Oakland Beach Ave., will have their annual chop stick auction Oct. 22. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., auction begins at 1 p.m. The cost of chop sticks will be $10 and you will be entered to win all prizes. No one under the age of 18 will allowed to participate. Food will be available for sale and also a cash bar.

Roast Pork Supper
The First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having a roast pork supper Oct. 22 from 4:40-7 p.m.The menu includes roast pork, potatoes, vegetables, bread, salad, beverages and homemade desserts. Adults are $10, children 12 and under $5. Children under 5 eat free.

Fundraisers in Memory of Bella and Elanna
On Oct. 22 there will be a Women's Soccer Tournament at Teamworks, Warwick. On Nov. 10 there will be a Powderpuff Football Game organized by a Warwick Vets student as a senior project. On Nov. 4 a memorial pasta dinner fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. in the Pilgrim High School cafeteria sponsored by the soccer team. Tickets are $15 each or a Family Four Pack for $40. There will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. For more information vist PilgrimGirls Soccer@gmail.com. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Baptist Heritage Celebration
Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., is hosting an event to celebrate their Baptist heritage in Rhode Island on Oct. 22. The celebration will begin with a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation by Stanley Lemons, PhD. If you would line to attend the dinner call 463-8328 to make a reservation.

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale
The Rhode Island Mineral Hunters' 40th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show & Sale will be held Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at CCRI Knight Campus, 400 East Ave. Admission is $6 for adults, children under 10 free.

Steak Fry
A steak fry to benefit homeless, neglected and abused animals will be held at Club Jogues, 184 Boston St., Coventry, on Oct. 22 from 6:30-11 p.m. Dinner will served at 7:30 p.m. The event includes steak dinner, salad, bread, also a dance contest and numerous raffles. Tickets are $25. Call 944-7869 for tickets.

Women of St. Peter's Church
A luncheon is planned for all women who are current or former parishioners of St. Peter's and their friends. The event will be held Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m. at Timmy's One Bay Avenue. A Mass at St. Peter's Church is at 11 a.m. $20 per person. Call Peg Dolan at 781-5356 or Dot McGuinn at 463-9535.

Cornerstone Church
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.

Developmental Screening
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.

Bingo
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.

Bingo
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.

Donate Shop
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.


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