December 20, 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 Monday nights the Tri City Elks 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.

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.

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.

Considering Adoption?
Adoption Options is holding a free informational session for those considering adoption and are interested in hearing about available options. Licensed adoption workers will be available to provide information and answer questions. The meeting is scheduled for March 15 from 6-7 p.m. at 959 North Main St., Providence. Contact Peg Boyle at 331-5437 or more information or visit www.AdoptionOptions.org.

Swinging Squares
The Swinging Squares will have a dance March 17 from 8-11 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. The cost is $7 per person. The caller will be Don Bachelder, the cuer will be Henry Barry. This dance will benefit the Ronald MacDonald House. For more information call Helen at 727-4748.

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.

Seder Survival
For mothers and fathers in interfaith families, the Mothers Circle, in partnership with Temple Torat Yisrael, will present the Seder Survival Guide, providing free education to help interfaith families celebrate Passover in an enjoyable, meaningful way with their Jewish children March 25 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at Temple Torat Yisrael, 1251 Middle Rd., East Greenwich. People in all family constellations are welcome and participants do not have to be affiliated with a Jewish institution or have any prior knowledge. Free childcare is available for children ages 3½ and older. Kindly RSVP for child care by March 19. Call Kid Haspel at 421-4111 x184.

St. Gregory the Great Parish Mission
All are invited to a Mission at St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesset Rd., from March 19-21 at 7 p.m. each evening. It will be led by Deacon Norman Carroll, founder of ABC Missions (ABC=Accepting the Biblical Christ), who draws upon the work of renowned biblical scholars and brings the Word of God to the lay audience through drama, music, power point slides and community participation. During the three-day mission they will explore questions such as "Is the Bible really true? Can the Bible help me with my problems?" Make it your mission to attend.

Toastmasters
The Ocean State Toastmasters will conduct its International Speech Contest on March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Rd. The winner of the club contest will go on to compete against winners from other clubs in Rhode Island. Eventually, the International Speech Contest culminates in the selection of the World Champion of Public Speaking at the Toastmasters International Convention in August. For more information, call Ed Skurka at 828-1625 or e-mail edskurka@verizon.net.

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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