September 2, 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 Meat Raffle
William Shields Jr. Post #43 American Legion 662 West Shore Rd. 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.

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.

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.

Teaching Social Skills
Kelley H. Pistacchio, PhD will give a presentation on teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorders, promoting use of skills at home, school and in the community on March 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Warwick School Administration Building, 34 Warwick Lake Ave. The presentation will provide an overview of the social impairments associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), methods for identifying skills to target for development, teaching strategies, samples of group sessions, and teaching materials and video segments from social skills group programs. To register call or text Jessica Shad at 474-3744. This presentation is open to parents, guardians and family members as well as general education teachers, special ed teachers, principals, teacher assistants and related services staff. Sponsored by the Warwick Social Education Advisory Committee.

Ladies Golf League
Looking for ladies who would like to play in a fun league on Tuesday mornings at Harbor Light Country Club (formerly Seaview) at 150 Gray St. They will have a handicap league for seasoned players. Beginners or those who cannot play every week but still want to play will have a recreation league. They will have a sign-up day on April 19 at the Buttonwoods Community Center on West Shore Rd. from 2-3:30p.m. Call Nancy at 737-0515 or the clubhouse at 681-4133. Opening day is May 1 and will end on Sept. 18 with a fun day and banquet.

Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County
The Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County will have its annual theater fundraiser at the Barker Playhouse, 400 Benefit St., Providence, March 29 at 8 p.m. The play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder is a Pulitzer Prize winning play that depicts the lives of people in a fictional New Hampshire town. Tickets are $15 and should be paid for by March 26. Call 781-4794 for tickets or information.

Lakewood Neighborhood Association
The Lakewood Neighborhood Association will meet on March 26 at 7 p.m. Attorney Jim Donelan will speak about steps to take if you have been involved in an auto accident or any other personal injury incident. There will also be police report on current happenings in the neighborhood. The meeting will be held at the VDW Post Hall on Washington St. and is free and open to all Lakewood area residents. Visit http://lakewoodna.org for more information.

Special Olympics Fashion Show
The Special Olympics Rhode Island 22nd Annual Fashion Show, "Under the Tuscan Sun,” a fun-filled fashion show extravaganza, will the held March 29 at Twin River’s Event Center, Lincoln. Tickets are $50 per person and includes reception at 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the fashion show at 8:15 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island's Annual Summer Games. For more information or tickets call Tracy Garabedian at 349-4900 x321 or visit www.specialolympicsri.org.

Wine and Beer Tasting
There will be a wine and beer tasting USO event to support the House of Hope CDC March 30 at 6 p.m. at the Varnum Armory, 6 Main St., East Greenwich. Tickets are $60 per person and includes beer, wine and food. Stop at the House of Hope Boutique, 3190 Post Rd., Apponaug or call 463-3324x231 for tickets.

Breakfast and Raffle
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will hold its eighth annual breakfast & raffle March 31 from 8:30-11:30a.m. at the Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Ave. Enjoy a home cooked breakfast including scrambles eggs, Texas toast, bacon, sausuge, home fries, fruit salad, coffee and juice. Take a chance on a raffle featuring a large assortment of great prizes. Tickets are $8 each and $3 for children under 6. For advance tickets or to donate a raffle prize or more information call 467-2692. Visit www.petfinder.com/shelters/RI59html to view all of the adoptable animals at the Warwick Animal Shelter. Follow the Warwick Animal Shelter on www.Facebook.com.
Annual Pasta Dinner
Troop 7 Buttonwoods will hold its annual pasta dinner March 31 at 5 p.m. in the Sts. Rose and Clement Church Hall, 111 Long St. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for 4-12 year olds, and free for children 3 and under and can be obtained from any Scout in Troop 7 Buttonwoods or by calling 256-0549.

Scholarships Available
The Greenwich Bay Women's Club, a community services organization, is now accepting applications from residents in East Greenwich, North Kingstown and Warwick for its annual scholarship awards. Priority is give to applicants who have been actively involved in community service and plan to enter, or return to, an accredited institution of higher learning. The deadline for completed applications is April 1. Application forms are available by writing to Greenwich Bay Women's Club, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 67, East Greenwich, RI 02828. Previous recipients are ineligible for consideration; however, previous applicants may resubmit an application.

Governor Francis Neighborhood Association
Did you know the neighborhood was settled in 1938? Join them to discuss possible events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Governor Francis Farms. A meeting will be held on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Spring Green Church on Warwick Ave. If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved in planning e-mail neighbor@mygfna.com.

Fish Count
The 2021 Buckeye Brook Coalition 10th annual Direct Fish Count will be held from April 1 until about May 15. The training will be held from March 22, anytime from 5-6 p.m. and March 24, anytime from 10-11 a.m. The training is done by Phil Edwards from the RI Department of Environmental Management. If you have done it before, you don't have to attend, but you must then contact Phil (phillip.edwards@dem.ri.gov) to obtain a waiver form, which all participants must sign. The training will be held at the Fish Count location. Park in the northwest corner of the Knights of Columbus parking lot, 475 Sandy Lane.

Grease is the Word
Grease is the word at Bishop Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Ave., on March 22 at 7 p.m., March 23 at 7 p.m. March 24 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m.

Spring/Easter Bazaar
The Pet Refuge, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in North Kingstown, will have their annual Spring/Easter bazaar March 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Cold Spring Community Center, Beach St., Wickford. Assortment of gift baskets, pet items, lots of white elephants, silent auction, raffles with great prizes, baked good, books and more. Lunch is available.

Chowder and Clam Cakes
A chowder and clam cakes dinner will be held March 23 from 4:30-7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Hall, 70 Church St., West Warwick. Red and white chowder, clam cakes, dessert, coffee, tea, soft drinks. Takeout available. Adults $8, children 5-10 $4, children under 5 eat free. Call Marie at 821-9942 for more info or to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

At Your Service Fundraiser
The Warwick Interfaith Association for Affordable Assisted Living "At Your Service," a program that provides housekeeping, laundry and other services to frail elderly in Warwick housing units, will have a fundraiser breakfast/brunch and raffle at Dave's Bar & Grill, 2339 Post Rd., March 24, serving from 7:30-10:30 a.m. $8 for adults, $5 for children 3-8 and children 2 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any board member or by calling Linda at 468-4079 or pay at the door.

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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