November 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.

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.

Gaspee Seniors
The Gaspee Seniors will meet at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Rd., April 3 at 1:15 p.m. They will have horse racing and appointment of nomination committee by the executive board for presentation of new slate of officers at the first meeting in May.

Toastmasters
The Ocean State Toastmasters will meet April 3, from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Rd. For more information call Ed Skurka at 828-1625 or email edskurka@verizon.net.

Garden Club
The Chatham Village Garden Club will hold their annual dinner and installation of officers April 3 at Timmy's One Bay, One Bay Ave. Cash Bar starting at 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the installation and welcoming new members.

Warwick Historical Society
On April 5 from 7-8 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, the society will present the Hazel Kennedy original slideshow Historic Pawtuxet Houses, narrated by Henry Brown. Reprints of Pawtuxet and Warwick village postcards and a variety of books and pamphlets of local interest will be available for sale. All are welcome. You can register online at the library website. For more information call Felicia Gardella at 737-4617.

Egg Hunt and Parade
The Oakland Beach Elementary School 25th year of Eggstra special fun. At 11 a.m. on April 7, a Special Easter Parade to commemorate the 25th year of the Oakland Beach Easter Egg Hunt will be led by the Easter Bunny and members of the Oakland Beach Association. At 11:30a.m. an Easter Bonnet Contest for boys and girls. Guest judges are Senator Bill Walaska and Councilwoman Donna Travis. Great prizes for the best decorated bonnet. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 12 noon, small field for children 4 and under, large field for children 5-12. Raffles galore, featuring Easter dinner basket, local restaurant and business raffles and Easter baskets, Girl Scout cookies, Oakland Beach Crime Watch, Oakland Beach Association registration, Warwick Police Cadets and over 100 prizes Two golden eggs, which feature a bike (large field) and a Radio Flyer wagon (small field) donated by the Oakland Beach Car Show and Kevin Oliver and friends. This event is open to students of Oakland Beach Elementary School and the children of Oakland Beach.

Square Dance Workshops
The Swinging Squares of RI will have square dance workshops April 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.

Concordia Church Workshop
Reverend Patrick Harbula, author of The Magic of the Soul: Applying Spiritual Power to Daily Living, will offer a workshop as part of his northeastern tour on April 3 from 7-9:30 p.m. in Live Your Passion: Life’s Purpose Here and Now at the Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Rd.

Gorton Luncheon
The Gorton Monthly Luncheon will be held April 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Timmy's One Bay in Oakland Beach. The cost is $13. E-mail Barbara Kane at barbkane14@gmail.com or call her at 821-0161, or call Fran Allin at 463-8679 if you plan to attend.

Spring Fling
The annual Conimicut Village Association Spring Fling tickets are on sale now. They can be purchased at West Shore Carpet and Blinds, 752 West Shore Rd. in Conimicut Village, or by calling 737-5559. The Spring Fling is held each year to raise money for village flower planters and beautification projects. This year it will be held on April 14 at the Tri-City Elks, 1919 West Shore Rd. The event includes dinner, raffles, silent auctions, door prizes and dancing. A local caterer C & S Catering will be providing the dinner of chicken, meatballs, past, salad, vegetable, and assorted desserts. Doors open at 6:30p.m. The price of the tickets is $20, and they also have children's tickets for ages 4-11 for $10. All tickets must be purchased in advance by April 10.

Spring Fling Vendors Night
The Shields Post Spring Vendors Night will be held April 6 from 5-8 p.m. in the hall the Post 662 West Shore Rd. A minimum of 10 percent of each vendor’s proceeds must be donated to the Post Children's Holiday Committee. There will be no charge for vendor tables, however, tables are limited and must be reserved. If you are a member of the Post family and would like to participate, contact Cheryl Dickeson at 487-9424 to reserve a table. Vendors should arrive between 4-4:30 p.m. to set up. Vendors are also asked to consider a raffle donation. Some of vendors will be Lia Sophia, Scentsy, NYR Organics, Avon and more.

25-Mile Bike Ride for MS
What better way to welcome spring, exercise and help others than to participate in the MS 25 Quick Ride, a 25-mile bike event along the Narragansett coast? The MS 25 will be held April 15, in conjunction with Walk MS, and the money raised benefits Rhode Islanders with multiple sclerosis and funds research to find new MS treatments and eventually a cure. The MS 25 is run by the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For details or to register visit the National MS Society's Rhode Island Chapter at www.nationalmssociety.org/ri or call 738-8383, Option 2.

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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