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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.

Gorton Luncheon
The Gorton Monthly Luncheon will be held Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Top of the Bay in Oakland Beach. Cost is $13. Call Barbara Kane at 821-0161 or e-mail barbkane14@gmail.com.

Shields Post Auxiliary
The William Shields Jr. American Legion Auxiliary Unit #43 will meet tonight, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Post home, 662 West Shore Rd. All members are requested to attend this first meeting of the new year.

Conimicut Village Association
The Conimicut Village Association will meet tonight, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs Friendship Room at Woodbury Union Church at the corner of West Shore Rd. and Beach Ave. Share the discussion of CVA plans for 2012 for village enhancements. Refreshments will be served.

Meadowbrook Seniors
The Meadowbrook Seniors will meet Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin's Hall. A paper penny social will follow the meeting. Bakers are Jan David, Carolyn Caron and Nilda Dinolfo.

Oakland Beach Association
The Oakland Beach Association will meet Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the JONAH building, 830 Oakland beach Ave. They will be swearing in the new officers. The community police will be there at the beginning of the meeting to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. The association is always looking for new members. For more info call Donna at 738-9774.

Tri City Elks
The Tri City Elks Lodge, 1919 West Shore Rd., will have country line dancing with Lori Enos on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m.The lodges will have a pasta night Jan. 12. chicken parm or meatballs with pasta, corn chowder, bread & butter, coffee and carrot cake. $8 for adults, $4 for kids 5-12, kids under 5 are a guest of the lodge.
On Jan. 14 the lodge will have Dave Howard and Young Neil and the Vipers. The kitchen opens at 7 p.m. The band will play from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. A donation of $6. Tickets are available at the bar after 3 p.m. daily.

Little Rhody Thrummers
The Little Rhody Thrummers, the RI Chapter of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists, will meet Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St. Kingston The meeting is open to current and prospective members. Guests are welcome. For information call Dianne at 284-2449 or Dtbabineau@Gmail.com.

Orchid Society
The Ocean State Orchid Society will meet Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at the North Kingstown free Library, 100 Boone St. Wickford. OSOS member Bill Steinhart, retired professor of biology at Bowdoin College, will speak on orchid reproductive biology, including a close-up look at relevant structures in fresh plant material. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Missionary Image
The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be present at Ss. Rose & Clement Church, 111 Long St., Jan. 17 from 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. There will be a prayer service for life that evening at 7p.m. It will be a Taize style service with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and music. All are invited.

Children's Memorial Breakfast
On Jan. 28, the Margaret Sterling Cook Foundation will host the 4th Annual Children's Memorial Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings, 801 Greenwich Ave. The special event is for bereaved parents, family and friends of deceased children who died at any age, for any reason. The keynote speaker will be Ann Hood, whose book, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was released in 2009 and copies will be available for purchase. As part of the event, a candle lighting ceremony will commemorate each child represented. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $12 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 3-12, free for children under 3. Reservations and payment must be made in advance and received no later than Jan. 21. Seats are limited. Please send a check made payable to Margaret Sterling Cook Foundation, P.O. Box 14, Hope, RI 02831.

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.

Bingo
All are welcome to try your luck Jan. 11 and every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Terrace Hall, 2215 Elmwood Ave., behind the Family Dollar Store on Post Rd. Refreshments and coffee. For more info call Bonnie at 215-4125.

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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