December 18, 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.

Tri City Elks
On March 9 Tri City will present Roger Ceresi's Allstars "On the Right Track.” Tickets are $12 per person. For advance tickets call 737-9510.

On March 10, join them for their annual St. Patrick's dinner, music by DJ Jim Fleet from 6:30-10 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the lounge after 3 p.m. There will be $25 gift certificate awarded with the best Irish attire.

On Monday nights they have country line dancing from 7-8:30 p.m. $5 per person.

Also on Mondays Cook Your Own Steak for $10. You get a sirloin steak that you cook yourself and a baked potato with green beans.

Welcome Spring Craft Fair
First Congregational Church, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having a Welcome to Spring craft fair March 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables will include bakers dream, everything baskets, the book store, white elephant, garden center, beauty shop, jewelry shop, clothing store, and a children's craft table with items made by the children of the church. There are also a few tables available to rent for $25. Call 738-3377 and leave a message and someone will return the call ASAP.

Shields Post St. Patrick’s Day Party
William Shields Jr. Post #43 American Legion 662 West Shore Rd. Will have a Patrick's Day Party on March 17 from 7 p.m.-12 midnight. A corned beef dinner will be served with music and dancing by a DJ. $25 per couple, $15 for a single. $100 prize for the best-dressed Irish themed person. See bartender for tickets.

Meat Raffle
Shields Post will have a weekly meat raffle every Saturday night except St. Patrick’s Day. Ticket sales start at 6:30 p.m. There will be four tables of product displayed with separate drawings for each table (colored tickets). As each winning ticket is drawn, that person will have their choice of any item available on that table. They will continue pulling tickets until the items on that table are all gone. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Open to the public, bring friends and relatives. This raffle is sponsored by the S.A.L. & the Auxiliary.

Fish & Chips will available at Shields Post 43 on all Lenten Fridays through April 6 from 4-7 p.m. $6.95. All proceeds benefit Girls State/Boys State.

Music and Dancing
The American Legion Post #15, 1016 Post Rd., East Greenwich, will have Bobby Justin playing oldies from 7-11 p.m. on March 9. Admission is $7.

Bluegrass Jam
There will be a Bluegrass Jam in Wickford March 10 from 2-5 p.m. inside Wilson's of Wickford at 35 Brown St. This is a recurring jam that runs the second Saturday of each month year-round. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

Talent and Variety Show
Woodbury Union Church will hold its 9th annual talent and variety show March 10 at 7 p.m. The show is presented each year in memory of Doug Thompson. Tickets are available by calling 737-8232 or at the door. The church is located at the corner of Beach Ave. and West Shore Rd. The cost is $10 per person with a $25 family cap.

Three Ring Circus Jamboree
Join the Warwick Junior Hockey Association for their end of year "Three Ring Circus Jamboree” March 10 from 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Thayer Arena, Warburton Ice Rink. Featured will be 3-on-3 hockey in all zones, major and minor divisions. Each team will play every team once for a total of 30 mini games. Music for everyone to enjoy, award ceremony with medals for all participants. All are welcome.

Ham and Bean Supper
There will be a Ham and Bean Supper at the Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave., March 10 at 6 p.m. Adults $7, senior citizens $6, children ages 6-12 $4.50 and a family of 4 $20. For reservations call Donna at 828-8011 or Marge at 828-3784.

Little Rhody Thrummers
The Little Rhody Thrummers, the RI Chapter of the Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists, will meet March 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Greenwood Community Church, 805 Main Ave. The regular business meeting will be followed by guest speaker Angela Foote presenting "Dynamic Color Planning,” Flower Pin Workshop: kits and instruction and a trunk show of Angela's Wools and Wares. The meeting is open to current and prospective members. Guests are welcome. For information call Dianne at 284-2449 or e-mail dtabineau@gmail.com.

Warwick American Little League
Warwick American Little League will have an open board meeting at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. All parents are invited. They will also be registering children that have not yet registered. Come between 10 and 11:30 a.m. to register. For more information e-mail Warwickamericanll@yahoo.com.

Oakland Beach Association
The Oakland Beach Association will meet on March 8 at 7 p.m. in the JONAH Community Center. A representative from Habitat for Humanity will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Shields Post Ladies Auxiliary
The William Shields Jr. Ladies Auxiliary Unit #43 will meet on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Post home, 662 West Shore Rd. All members are requested to attend.

MS Awareness Week
The MS Awareness Week officially starts on March 11, but on March 10 from 4-7p.m. volunteers will be at the Great Harvest Bakery at 6670 Post Rd., North Kingstown, making the fresh baked bread and chocolate chip and snikerdoodle cookies that will be sold to benefit the MS Society on March 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. MS Awareness Week starts with baking and will end with a Providence Bruins game on March 18 against the Springfield Falcons. Half price, advance sale tickets available for a limited time. Go to www.nationalmssociety.org/ri or contact them at 738-8411.

Damsha Irish Step Dance
The Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes back Damsha Irisha Step Dance with special guests Jimmy Desrosiers pianist, Dr. Timothy Hudyncia, unicyclist, juggler, Amy and Becca Thacker violinist, Michael Stone bagpiper and face painting with Donna Lepore on March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Larkin Recreation Building.

Conimicut Village Meeting
The Conimicut Village Associations will meet at 7 p.m. on March 13 at the William Shields Post, American Legion Post, 662 West Shore Rd. Please note the change in location for just this one meeting. The Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser, to be held on April 14, will be one of the topics on the agenda. Come and bring a neighbor. Refreshments will be served.

Norwood Neighborhood
The Norwood Neighborhood Association will meet March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. The agenda will include a community police officer crime-update report followed by guest speaker, Mayor Scott Avedisian, with important update information on many sensitive topics including local and statewide concerns. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Ocean State Klassical Kids Concert
There will be an Ocean State Klassical Kids Concert on March 14 at 7 p.m. at The RI Shriners Imperial Room, One Rhodes Place, Cranston. In honor of St. Patrick, the group will present a baker's dozen of Irish, Swedish and American songs. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments, all are welcome. For reservations and information call 467-7102

Gorton Monthly Luncheon
The Gorton Monthly Luncheon will be held on March 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Top of the Bay in Oakland Beach. The cost is $13.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner
The Johnston, Gilchrist, Goff Post #183, 176 Washington St. will have a St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Irish Step Dancers on March 16. Dinner at 7 p.m. dancing at 8 p.m. $15 per person.

Oldies Night
Ss. Rose & Clement Parish is having an Oldies Night on March 17 in the church hall, 111 Long St. Cocktails from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (cash bar), dinner will open at 6:30 p.m. Call 739-0212 or information.

Johnston, Gilchrist, Post#183
The Johnston, Gilchrist, Goff Post #483, VFW, 176 Washington St. has an ongoing meat raffle to benefit "A Wish Come True" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. through April 14.

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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