December 22, 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.

Warwick Women's Club
The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will meet on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace center. Jean-Ann McGrane, Director of Girl Scouts of America, will be the speaker. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend the meeting, call Susan at 737-2651 or e-mail Wawick@gfwcri.org.

Used Clothing Sale
Westminster Unitarian Church, 119 Kenyon Ave., East Greenwich, is have a used clothing sale March 30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 31 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. March 31 is fill a grocery bag for $5.

Soup & Chowder Cook-Off
Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave., will have its 2nd Annual Soup & Chowder Cook-Off March 31 from 4-6 p.m. The donation is $5 at the door for all the soup and chowder you can get.

Charlie Hall is Getting Roasted
Rhode Island is finally getting even, and it's going to be hilarious. On March 31 local celebrities and politicians will get the chance to repay a local comedy legend for his swipes at them over the past 20 years with Payback: The Roast of Charlie Hall. As part of the evening's festivities, Hall will be honored as the first inductee into the newly-created Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, inside Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Tickets are $30. Call 475-8415 to make reservations. Partial proceeds will go to Hall's charity of choice, the Station Fire Memorial Fund.

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 20 at the Buttonwoods Community Center on West Shore Rd. from 2-3:30 p.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.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt
The Riverview Association will have an Easter egg hunt March 31 at 12 noon at the park at the end of Lippitt Ave. Welcome, kids of all ages. The event is hosted by Stephanie and George Schuster.

Meadowlark Seniors
The Meadowlark Seniors will meet March 29 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin's Hall. Horse racing will follow the meeting. Bakers are Edna Leonard, Lucille Garrity and Eva “Jo” Massie.

Food Bank Benefit Concert
The 10th Annual RI Community Food Bank Benefit Concert will be held at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave., April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is at least one non-perishable food item. A free will offering will also be taken.

Scholarship
The Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an educational society of women educators, is offering an $800 scholarship to a high school senior woman who has been accepted to a four-year college or university with plans to enter the teaching profession. Applications are available in school guidance departments. Due date is April 1.

Lenten Concert
St. Gregory the Great Church will present its annual Lenten Concert with Stations of the Cross on April 1 at 4 p.m. in the church. The concert will be presented by the St. Gregory the Great Music Ministry including the Adult Choir, Children's choir, Youth Ensemble, Emmaus Ensemble and guest instrumentalist. Music will be presented as interludes to the celebration of the Stations of the Cross. All are invited to join in prayer for this special event. The church is located at 360 Cowesett Rd.

Daughters of Isabella
The Daughters of Isabella St. Benedict's Circle will meet on April 2 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of St. Benedict's School. All current members are welcome.

Musical Tribute to Baseball
The Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes back Jay Brunelle, The Music Man, in a Musical Tribute to Baseball on April 2 at 1:45 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Patterson Building.

Square Dance Workshops
The Swinging Squares of RI will have square dance workshops April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 a 7 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. $5 per person. Bob Butler will be the caller and Henry Barry will be the cuer. Call Helen at 727-4748 for more information.

Westbay Marketplace
The Westbay Marketplace, 211 Buttonwoods Ave., will maintain operating hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All residents of Kent County are encouraged to apply for food assistance if needed. The Marketplace will participate in the Feinstein Annual $100,00 Giveaway to Fight Hunger Food Drive and Fundraising Program. The Feinstein Foundation, the philanthropic organization started by Alan Shawn Feinstein, will add further proportional contribution to any monetary or canned food donation to the Westbay CAP Marketplace received during the months of March and April. The wish list includes boxed-shelf storable liquid milk, canned spinach, mashed potato mix, beef stew, hardy soups, fruit juices (especially children's size) or a $5 donation to the Marketplace for operational expenses. Contact the Westbay CAP Marketplace at 732-4660 x140 for more 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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