November 21, 2014
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Bulletin Board

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.

Former Gorton Grads Will Meet
The annual gathering of all Gortonites will be held Aug. 18 starting at 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Sandy Lane. All classes are welcome. Bring snacks such as pizza, sandwiches, chips and dips, fruit and desserts. $3 per person.

Just for Funds
Join the folks at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Rd., Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. as comedian Dave Kane leads the audience through a maze of laughter, fun, prizes and surprises. Tickets are $15 and includes desserts, tea/coffee and soda. For tickets call 737-3127 or e-mail office@stmarkswarwick.org; they are also available at the door.

Steel Guitar Country Band
The New England Steel Guitar Country band Branded will be playing Aug. 19 from 1-5 p.m. at the American Legion Post #15 on Main St., East Greenwich. Donation is $6.

Family Picnic
The RI Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Family Picnic Aug. 19 from 12-5 p.m. at the Pascoag Council on Roosevelt Ave., Pascoag. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Lunch is clamcakes & chowder, and dinner is family-style chicken, pasta, salad and watermelon. Contact Mike Dziok at 333-6422 for reservations and more information.

Blood Drive
The William Shields Jr. Post #43, American Legion, will have a blood drive Aug. 19 from 8 a.m.-12 noon. There will be a free breakfast to all that donate. The Post is located at 662 West Shore Rd. Give the gift of life by donating.

Membership Meeting at Shields Post
There will be a meeting of the members of the William Shields Jr. Post #43, American Legion, on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. All members are requested to attend.

Senior Citizen Trips
The Pilgrim Senior Citizen Singing Group is sponsoring the following trips: Conway Tours, Dec. 7, two-night Niagara Falls "Festival of Lights,” 4 meals, chocolate fix. Casino Niagara. View thousands of holiday lights, etc. Price for double occupancy is $399 per person. The group is also sponsoring a March 31, Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Bahamas, a 7-night Explorer of the Seas Cruise.Inside cabin from $908.73 per person. Bus to New Jersey is $100 round trip extra. Call Diane at 738-8588.

Help for Victims of Crime
Are you a victim of physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, untreated childhood abuse, or another crime or traumatic event? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, increased substance use or other emotional difficulties? If so, you may be eligible to receive counseling services free of charge at The Kent Center (www.thekentcenter.org). Victims of crimes and other traumatic events often experience debilitating psychiatric symptoms that may have long-term affects if left untreated. Seek treatment today at 732-5656.@H_Bulletin Board:Cornerstone Church@T_Basic: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.

No Bingo
There will be no Bingo. at the Warwick Terrace Hall, 2215 Elmwood Ave., for the months of July and August. Play will resume on Sept. 5 at 6p.m. 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.

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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