September 1, 2014
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NOTICE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to briang@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.

Pilgrim Sr. Center

Ongoing events at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway. The center is open Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Stop by the center and pick up a monthly newsletter for call 468-4070 for more information.

The center is looking for a yoga instructor. Certification, insurance, experience and references needed. Call Holly Weber at 468-4074.

Outdoor games on Thursdays at 10 a.m. weather permitting.

Do you have questions about housing, heating assistance, medical insurance, prescription assistance, tax discounts, food stamps/snap? Need help stretching the dollar? Call Kathleen, the Information Specialist at 468-4084 or stop by the lobby and visit with her, concerning various, available Assistance Programs.

Flu Vaccines

Patricia Seltzer, RN, of the city’s Department of Human Services, will be available to administer the flu vaccine to uninsured and underinsured adults over the age of 19 at the Pilgrim Senior Center every Friday in January from 8:30 to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. No appointment is required and, in addition to the flu vaccination, Seltzer will administer pneumonia and “whooping cough” vaccine. Seltzer can also make arrangements for those who can’t make it to the Pilgrim Senior Center on Fridays if they call her at 468-4077.

Improv Comedy Classes

Six weeks of improv comedy classes are being held on Mondays through March 11 at Warwick Museum of Art. Daniel White, founder of BYO Improv troupe, will lead classes for youth (ages 10-16) from 3-5 p.m. and adults (ages 17+) from 6-8 p.m. Students will learn the basics of sketch comedy – prepping for stage, starting and maintaining a scene using emotion, changing character with movement, and more – during 2two hours of weekly instruction. Classes are fast-paced with games, scenes and lots of laughs. The 12 hours of instruction costs $150 and registering is easy: by phone with a credit card (737-0010) or stop by WMOA with check or cash. Sign up soon because there's a seven-student minimum and 12-student maximum per class. More information is on Facebook (Events tab).

Beekeeping Classes

Rhode Island College will host two five-week beginner beekeeping courses offered by the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association (RIBA) through March 2 at Rhode Island College, Forman Center, Room A, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $65. Topics will include getting started, the honeybee life cycle, choosing an apiary site, buying bees and equipment, assembly of the hive, installing package bees, catching swarms, nectar sources, bee diseases and pests, hive inspections and wintering and a demonstration of a variety of beekeeping equipment. Call instructor Betty Mencucci at568-8449 or email mencucci@cox.net.

Boating Courses

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary North Star Flotilla is offering two boating courses:

Boating Safety and Seamanship: Meets requirements for PWC operators and RI State boating card. Includes rules of the road, boat handling, heavy weather, aids to navigation, engines, some navigation, and much more. Class meets from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for eight weeks at Toll Gate High School, Centerville Rd, Warwick. Starts Feb. 4.

Coastal Navigation starts with presumption of no knowledge of navigation and takes you up to celestial navigation. Provides you with the confidence to safely navigate your boat even if your electronics fail. Includes DR tracks, fixes, running fixes, electronic navigation, radar, GPS, set and drift, tide predictions, etc. Class meets from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays for 15 weeks at Toll Gate High School, Centerville Rd, Warwick. Starts Feb. 4.

To register go to the North Star website, www.northstarflotilla.com and click on Boating Classes. Scroll down to register. For more information call Roz at 739-6028.

Garden Club

The Chatham Village Garden Club will meet Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the EBC House in Warwick. The program will be "All About Birds" presented by Suzanne Fench, followed by a celebration of the club's 61st birthday.

VOWS

Shake off the winter doldrums and join in the fun at the Volunteers of Warwick Schools February Fiesta, being held Friday, Feb. 8, from 6-9 p.m. at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. Enjoy Mexican appetizers, sample sangria, Mexican beer, margaritas and mocktails, and take a chance on raffle items. The event is open to ages 21 and older. Tickets are $35 each or $60 for two. They can be purchased in advance by contacting VOWS at 734-3230. All proceeds support the work of Volunteers of Warwick Schools.

Sunday Bingo

There will be a Sunday Bingo Feb. 10 at the Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway. Doors open at 11 a.m. sharp until 3 p.m. Aimple parking, air-conditioned, refreshments available for purchase. Minimum of 34 winners.

The Regulators

The Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes The Regulars on Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m. in the cafeteria in the Patterson Building. Performing together since 2009, The Regulars have appeared on stages throughout Rhode Island, including some of the area’s top venues. Their fresh approach to pop, rock and hip-hop, couple with impeccable renditions of cover songs, make them a favorite of all.

Conimicut Village Assoc.

Interested in what's happening locally? The next meeting of the Conimicut Village Association will be Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in downstairs friendship room of the Woodbury Union Church, corner of Beach Avenue and West Shore Road  (please enter by the Carlisle St. entrance). All citizens are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Gorton Monthly Luncheon

The Gorton  monthly luncheon will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Timmy's One Bay Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Call Barbara Kane at 821-0161 or email barbkane14@gmail.com or Fran Allin at 463-8679.

Pork Roast Supper

First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having a pork roast supper on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 4:30-7 p.m. This all you can eat supper includes pork roast, gravy, potato, vegetables, salad, bread & butter, beverages and homemade desserts. Cost for adults is $12, children 12 and under is $5. Children 5 and under are free. Come early, this supper sells out fast.

Country Music & Dancing

New England Steel Guitar will hold country music and dancing Feb. 17 at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich, from 1-5 p.m. The band will be Rhode Island Rednecks. Kitchen will be open. Donation is $7.

Blood Drive

The Coventry-West Greenwich Elks BPOE 2285 will be holding a blood drive Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Do you know that 38,000 blood donations are needed every day and every two seconds someone's in need? One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Take a break and donate. Complimentary breakfast will be served to all donors.

Warwick Historical Society

The Warwick Historical Society meets weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House on Roger Williams Circle Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m-2 p.m. All are welcome and urged to become member and volunteer. Visit www.warwickhistoricalsocietyonline.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.

2013 Wednesday Senior Softball

Registration is now underway for those 57 and over to join a recreational slow-pitch softball league. All games are played at City Park in Warwick on Wednesday mornings. You do not have to be a resident of Warwick to join. The application fee is $20. Deadline for registration is March 15. The playing season is May through September. The league’s priorities will be fun, recreation and friendly competition. For more information contact Bill Russo at 739-3973 or email him at wrusso7@yahoo.com.

Trips

The Pilgrim Senior Center Tuesday "Singing Group" is sponsoring the following trips in 2013. Conway Tours May 19. New slots and historic spots 2-night, 3-day at the New Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania. Casino bonus and meals $379 per person double. Single rates also available.

Sept. 15 the Hamptons in New York wine tasting, meals and waterfront hotel, two days, one night $299 per person double. Single rates available.

Celtic Tours Ireland Oct. 3-10, Celtic Sojourn, 6 nights, 7 days. Aer Lingus out of Boston to Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway and Limerick. All meals and Medieval Banquet, includes air and all taxes and insurance. $2,231 per person double. $2,570 single. Call Diane at 738-8588.

Evening Counseling Available

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or overwhelming stress coupled with an addiction to or dependence on drugs or alcohol, then The Kent Center's new evening program may be right for you. The Kent Center is offering an intensive outpatient program for people battling co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Program hours are 4:40-8 p.m., making it accessible for people who work. The program is confidential and personalized to meet individual needs. For more information call 732-5656.

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.

Cornerstone Church

Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is 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.

Domestic Abuse Support Groups

The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The agency offers morning and evening support groups for adults dealing with current or past domestic abuse. Groups provide a safe place to talk with others who have shared similar experiences. The groups are confidential and free of charge. For more information, call Jessica at 738-1700.

Free Health Care

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital has an outreach coordinator to assist women in getting free health care. If you are between the ages of 40-64 and are underserved or uninsured, call Maria at 456-3105 for a confidential assessment. You may be eligible for free care including a mammogram and gynecological care.

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 Sherman 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.

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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