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Bulletin Board

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.

Warwick Women's Club Meeting

The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center in Warwick. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting, call Kirsten at 467-2908 or email Warwick@gfwcri.org.

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.

Chocolate Delicacy

The Chocolate Delicacy, 219 Main Street, East Greenwich, has designated February to be Literacy Volunteers of Kent County month. All month long The Chocolate Delicacy will be selling an especially delicious chocolate bar and sharing the profits with LVKC. Throw your 2013 New Year's resolution out the window for a great cause. Great for your spring/Easter baskets. Call 884-4949 for more information.

Grief Support

If you have experienced the loss of someone you love and are ready to begin or continue the healing process, then you are welcome to come to a grief support group. The group meets at the Christ Church Office condo, 61 Cedar Ave. #6, East Greenwich, Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information visit the Christ Church website (www.christchurchec.org), call the Church office (884-8632) or email info@christchurchec.org.

Meat Raffle

There will be a meat raffle for 10 weeks every Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at the Johnson Gilchrist Goff VFW Post 183, 172 Washington St., Warwick. All proceeds go to A Wish Come True. Call 467-8940.

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).

Behavioral Meeting

The Kent Center Board of Directors Behavioral Health meeting will be held Feb. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 2756 Post Road, Warwick. The public is invited. The facility is handicapped accessible. If you require special accommodations or need directions call 691-6000.

Ham & Bean Dinner

Join Warwick's Boy Scouts Troop 1284 for a ham and bean dinner and an evening of fun Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m. This year mark's the troop's 30th annual dinner celebration. It will be held at St. Barnabas Church, 3257 Post Rd. Current and former troop members, their families, friends and the general public are invited to attend. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $10 for ages 13 and up and $5 ages 6-12. Kids under 5 are free. Dessert, beverages, salad and a full dinner are included. There will be a unique and fun penny social, where almost everyone goes home with a prize. There will also be various raffles. All proceeds help support Troop 1284 scouting programs.

Bingo

There will be a bingo held March 2 at St. Kevin's Church Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m. Fun, prizes and refreshments.

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.

Daughters of Isabella

All current members of St. Benedict's Daughters of Isabella, join them for our business meeting March 4 at 7 p.m. They will be meeting in the school at St. Benedict's.

United Fly Tyers Monthly Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island will be held March 6 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 245 Sandy Lane, Warwick, at 6:30 p.m. The club will host Marla Blair from Ludlow Massachusetts, author of "Positive Fly Fishing," she is an experienced fly fisher, guide and fly tier for western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut. She owns and operates Marla Blair's Fly Fishing Guide Service & Instruction. She is a federal fly fisher certified instructor. She also belongs to many local and national flyfishing organizations. She will present a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Power Point presentation on "The Hatch and Body Language of Trout for Choosing the Right Fly Pattern" at the meeting. There will be a raffle for a guided flyfishing trip for two with Marla Blair, donated by Marla. This meeting is open to members of the club free of charge and non-members for a nominal fee of $5, payable at the door. She will give everyone loads of hints and secrets to get you ready for spring fresh water flyfishing. Refreshments will be served.

Grange Get-Together

The Rhode Island State Grange, headed by their president/master Stephen Logan, has invited all Rhode Island Grange members to attend a get-together, featuring a special guest, Michael Martin, National Grange Leadership/Membership Director, on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Slocum Grange Hall, 96 Slocum Road, North Kingstown. Michael Martin will be discussing National Grange programs and discussion will be held on how Grange members are doing in Rhode Island. Members will be having "Cracker Barrel" discussions on membership and Grange growth in Rhode Island. A special invitation is being offered to all officers and directors of each local Grange, as well as other members interested in growing the Grange through increased membership. There will be cheese and crackers and pastries, as well as coffee, tea and cold drinks available. For more information, call Stephen Logan at 783-3551 or e-mail swlogan102@cox.net.

Gorton Monthly Luncheon

The Gorton monthly luncheon will be held March 13 at Chianti's, 195 Old Forge Road, Warwick, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Email Barbara Kane at barbkane14@gmail.com or call Barb Kane at 821-0161 or Fran Allin at 463-8679 to make reservations.

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.

Damhsa Irish Step Dance

The Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes back Damhsa Irish Step Dance March 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Larkin Recreational Building, with special guests Jimmy Desrosiers, pianist, Jay Brunelle, entertainer, Dr. Timothy Hudyncia, unicyclist and juggler, Alexandra and Nathaniel Nichols, violinist and guitarist, and Michael Stone, bagpiper. There will also be face painting with Donna Lepore and sound system by Vito Georgio.


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