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Family Advocacy Network
Members of the Family Advocacy Network are hosting a Legislative Forum for information and education about services for people with developmental disabilities on Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon at CCRI Warwick Campus. Members of the Rhode Island Legislature are invited to meet their constituents who are concerned about services to people with developmental disabilities and the maintenance of adequate funding. There will be personal stories shared that demonstrate the impact of $24 million in funding cuts to developmental disabilities services.
Babe Ruth Baseball Registration
Apponaug Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold its second registration for the upcoming 2012 season on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Police Community Room at the Warwick Police Station. You may also register online at www.abrbl.com anytime. They are always looking for volunteers to help. For more information visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Rose of Lima Registration
The St. Rose of Lima School, 200 Brentwood Ave., will begin new student registration for the 2012-2013, PreK-grade 8 Jan. 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the school. New student registration will continue at open house Jan. 29 from 12-2 p.m. St. Rose of Lima School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges. For more information visit www.saintroseschool.com. To arrange a visit call 739-6937.
GFWC Warwick Women's Club
The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will meet Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace center. Members will be making Valentines for veterans to be distributed to the Veterans Hospital and retirement homes for veterans on Valentine's Day. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting call Susan at 737-2651 or e-mail Warwick@gfwcri.org.
Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs
Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs will be presented by Debra Lobato, PhD. Jan. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Warwick School Administration Building, 34 Warwick Lake Ave. When a child has a chronic illness or disability, everyone in the family is affected, including siblings. Dr. Lobato will discuss how a child's special needs may affect brothers and sisters (in both positive and negative ways) and will provide strategies for families that will help them bring out the best in siblings. Audience participation and discussion of family experience is encouraged. To register call or text Jessica Schad at 474-3744. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrations. This workshop is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Warwick special Education Advisory Committee.
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, 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.
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.
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.