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Tri City Elks
The Tri City Elks, 1515 West Shore Rd., presents Dave Howard and Young Neil on May 4. The kitchen opens at 7 p.m., the band starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door.
On May 10 the Elks will have a pasta night. Join them for salad, Italian wedding soup, chicken parm, garlic sticks, bread & butter, applesauce cake and coffee for $8.@ Bulletin Board:VFW Post #183
The Johnson, Gilchrist, Goff Post #183, 176 Washington St., will have Irish Comedian/Musician Donal O'Shaughnessy and Kevin's famous corned beef dinner for $17.50 per person. Call 467-8940 if interested. Their hall is newly renovated and available for rentals.
St. Benedict's Parish, 135 Beach Ave., will hold a SPRED Liturgy at the 4 p.m. Mass on May 5. SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a religious program for the physically or mentally challenged. They will have special friends from St. Benedict, St. Kevin, St. Timothy, St. Mary in Cranston, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Gregory the Great, Sts. Rose and Clement, as well as St. Francis de Sales. The special friends will be preparing the altar and bringing the gifts during the Mass. All are welcome to attend the Mass and the open house that will follow, where refreshments will be served in the SPRED room.
West Bay Chorale Spring Concert
The West Bay Chorale will present a spring concert, "An American Quilt,” featuring American composers, including Ron Kean's "American Mass" on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad St., Cranston. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information call 392-3458 or visit www.westbaychorale.org.
Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses
A live telecast from Kentucky's Churchhill Downs for the 138th Run for the Roses on May 5 at the Aldrich Mansion. Don your favorite festive hat while watching the most exciting two minutes in sports. Mint juleps and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5p.m. followed by the race at 5:45p.m. Dinner and dancing will follow the race. Your chances to win fabulous raffle prizes and auction items will help bolster local direct services for victims of interpersonal violence. For tickets at $75 per person, call Joyce at 738-9700. All proceeds from this event will support the work of the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, to end domestic violence. The EBC has the only full-time elder advocate in Rhode Island and its court program serves up to 39 percent of the state.
Your Final Rights
Planning a funeral is one of the last things most of us want to do, but putting it off can cost you dearly. Most people don't know that the cost of a funeral or cremation can vary by thousands of dollars in the same city. They don't know the Federal Trade Commission gives grieving people specific rights so they can control funeral options and costs. The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Rhode Island is hosting Josh Slocum, executive director of the National Funeral Alliance, at a public talk on May 5 at 2 p.m. at the William Hall Free Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston.
Daughters of Isabella
The Daughters of Isabella, St. Benedict's Circle invite you to join them May 7 at 6:30 p.m. for a Living Rosary, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be collation and a short business meeting to follow for current members.
The Swinging Squares of RI will have dance workshops on Mondays, May 7, 14 and 21 from 7-10 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. $5 per person. Call Helen for further information.
College Bound Charters Free Seminar
The College Bound Charters will be sponsoring a free seminar at the Warwick Public Library May 8 at 7 p.m. in Room 100. The seminar, "Getting Your Fair Share: An Introduction to the World of College Financial Aid and Scholarships," will be presented by Joseph Adamec, a senior college counselor. Light refreshments will be served from 6-7 p.m. Reservations are required. The seminar is open to students and parents. Call Cristine Bolton at 524-9542.
Gorton Monthly Luncheon
The Gorton High School monthly luncheon will be held May 9 at 11:30 a.m.at the Top of the Bay. Call Dot at 463-9535.
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 $100,000,000 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.
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.
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.
All are welcome to try your luck 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.
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.
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.