October 31, 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 Senior Center Events

The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway, offers educational, nutritional and recreational programs to folks 55 years of age and older. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Special events for May:

Mother’s Day Meal May 9 at 12 noon.

All meals require a reservation; call 468-4076.

The center is closed Monday, May 27, Memorial Day.

Zumba Gold: Have some fun with exercise and join the party. Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates international and Latin music with freeing, stress-relieving movements. It is great for the mind, body and soul; any age or fitness level is welcome. This class is held Tuesday mornings at 8:50 a.m. and the fee is $3 per class.

Zumba/Toning: This is a Zumba class using weights for toning and is held on Mondays at 6 p.m. and the fee is $45 for a 10-week session. You can register and pre-pay at the welcome desk. For more information call Holly at 468-4074.

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

Did you know most SCAs (sudden cardiac arrests) occur at home? Are you interested in learning CPR? Call Pat Seltzer RN at 468-4077 to register for this or any upcoming class.

Ceramics 12:30-3 p.m. Are you interested in trying something new? We have an instructor ready to guide you through a project or to just be there ready to help. This group meets Tuesdays at 12:30-3pm, $4 per class. No sign-up necessary.

Cribbage League: New group looking for players. Will meet every Friday at 1 p.m.

Do you have questions? Housing? Heating assistance? SNAP? Medical insurance? Prescription assistance? Need help stretching the dollar? Call Alyson, our information specialist, at 468-4079 or stop by the lobby and visit with her concerning various assistance programs available. May 8 and 22 between 11 a.m.-12 noon.

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.

Mark King

Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes back Mary King in a musical celebration of Mother’s Day May 9 at 1:15 p.m. in the Patterson Building cafeteria. Mary’s diverse talents include harp, fiddle, percussion and vocals. Her melodies, both enchanting and unique, are sure to please all.

Spring Sale

The Trustees of Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., invite you to attend their annual spring sale May 10 and 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A variety of used saleable items are reasonably priced along with baked goods and clothing. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be provided on Friday and the café is open on Saturday for lunch and snacks. There is ample parking and the church is handicapped accessible.

Crafting for Critters

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter is hosting their 2nd Annual Crafting for Critters Spring Craft Fair and Bake Sale May 11 at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Road, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Over 40 vendors will be gathered under one roof selling their wares just in time for Mother’s Day. Products for sale include stained glass, Silpada jewelry, handmade chocolates, photography, handmade candles, crafts for animal lovers, handmade jewelry, Wildtree herbs, Pampered Chef house wares, baked goods, all natural dog treats, clothing, books and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 467-2692. Vendor space is sold out. Pets are not allowed in this facility so please leave them at home.

Tri City Elks

On Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Neal & the Vipers with Dave Howard will perform at Tri City Elks #14, 1519 West Shore Rd., Warwick. Cost is $6 donation at the door, kitchen opens at 7:30. Cash bar.

Multi-Family Yard Sale

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich, will hold a multi-family yard sale May 11 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Round and long table available for $10. To reserve a table call Elaine at 829-7767. The kitchen will be open. There will also be a basket raffle and a scratch ticket raffle. Numbers will be called at 2 p.m.

Swinging Squares

Swinging Squares of RI square dance workshops will be held May 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. at East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. Fee is $6 per person. Caller is Bob Butler, cuer is Henry Barry. Contact  Louise at 724-7295 for additional information.

Conimicut Village

Association

The Conimicut Village Association’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Community Police Station in the center of Conimicut Village on West Shore Road, where Officer Nelson Carreiro will discuss the decriminalization of the new marijuana law. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

St. Xavier’s Reunion

The St. Xavier’s Academy Class of 1963 is planning its 50th year reunion. Class members may contact Sandy Arnone by May 15 at sandyarnone@gmail.com or 828-6123.

Academic Award

Scholarships

The Greater Warwick Lions Club announces that its Academic & Community Achievement Award applications for 2013 are now available. This $500 scholarship is for high school seniors who are residents of Warwick. The Lions Club is dedicated to the concept of community service, and these awards are weighted towards students who have demonstrated a legacy of community service. Application deadline is May 15. To receive an application contact the guidance office at your school or request one in writing from Ron Bergeron, Scholarship Chairman, 106 Wilson Ave., Warwick, RI 02889.

Friends of Warwick

Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting of Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held May 16 at the Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane, at 6:30 p.m. They will be discussing the upcoming Cause for Paws Antique Car Show on June 9. Public is invited. For more information call Brenda at 467-2692.

5K Walk-A-Thon

A 5K Walk-A-Thon to benefit One Fund Boston will take place May 18 at 9 a.m.; registration is at 8:30 at the Roger Williams Park Boathouse. Registration forms are available at www.EastSideUrgentCareRI.com or by calling 861-3782. Cost is $25, with 100% of the proceeds to help victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. There will also be activities for children, prizes and raffles. Leashed pets are welcome.

Book & Plant Sale

The spring book sale and plant sale at the Pontiac Free Library, 101 Grenwich Ave., Warwick, will be held May 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A variety of books and seedlings of many types will be available for purchase. The plants for sale are chemically-free grown seedlings from Blue Skys Flower Farm in Cranston and will include a variety of herbs, vegetable starts and flower starts. For more information visit www.pontiacfreelibrary.org or call 737-3292.

Norwood Neighborhood

Association

A general meeting will be held May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. The Warwick Police K9 Unit will present a very interesting demonstration featuring its two new K9-police dogs conducting criminal-tracking arrests along with demonstrating drug searching techniques. There will also be an update on the housing issues in Norwood. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.  

Scholarships Applications

The James V. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by JONAH Inc, are now available. Any graduating high school senior living in the Oakland Beach school district are eligible for the scholarship. Applications must be returned by May 22. For applications call Beverlee Sturdahl at 739-2219.

Avenu e of Flags

The Avenue of Flags will be displayed May 25 through May 27 (Memorial Day weekend) at Pawtuxet Memorial Park, 100 Harrison Ave., Warwick, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, weather permitting. This occasion salutes all our nation’s veterans living and deceased, who served proudly.

Steel Guitar Jam

The New England Steel Guitar Country will meet May 26 at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich from 1-5 p.m. Band is Rhode Island Rednecks. Donation is $7.

One Act Play Festival

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Artists’ Exchange 8th annual One Act Play Festival. For consideration, send submissions of one-act plays of all genres to Artists’ Exchange One Acts, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910 or info@artists-exchange.org (Include name and title of play in subject line of email). The deadline for consideration for the 2013 festival is May 31. Be sure to include a cover page with your name, contact information (phone and email) and synopsis. Selections will be announced on the Artists’ Exchange website by July 1. The festival will take place July 12 through Aug. 4 at Theatre 82 in Cranston.

Adult Watercolor

Class for Beginners

Tuesday, May 23 through June 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bernadette Pace, an experienced instructor and well-known regional artist, will introduce students to basic techniques of watercolor painting learning to use the materials, blending colors, creating dynamic compositions and using watercolor to express creativity. These are encouraging and adventuresome classes for people 17 years and up who want to learn to paint, and students will start seeing things in a new way. Cost is $125 for 12 hours of instruction, and a materials list will be sent after registration. Registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or stop by with cash or a check. More information can be found on FaceBook or online at www.warwickmuseum.org. Warwick Museum of Art is located at 3259 Post Road, Warwick (737-0010).

Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive at Christ the King Church Hall, 124 Legris Ave., West Warwick, May 29 from 4-7 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license or another form of identification when you donate. Visit www.ribc.org to make an appointment, Sponsor Code 0226.

Daughters of Isabella

St. Benedict Circle #423 Daughters of Isabella will be celebrating their 85th anniversary June 2. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Benedict Church, 134 Beach Ave., followed by a reception and dinner at 12:30 in the afternoon at Timmy’s Restaurant and Landing, One Bay Ave., Warwick. The cost is $24 per person. There will be a choice of four entrees. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact chairpersons Carol Corcelli, 463-5259, or Anne Angilly 736-0943.

Car Show

The North Kingstown Lions Club 3rd Annual Car Show will be hosted this year by Tarbox Toyota at 3671 Quaker Lane (Rt.2) in North Kingstown. The car show will be Sunday, June 2 with a raindate of June 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All makes and models are welcome with a car registration fee of $15 per car and spectators are asked for $1 donation. The RI Blood Center will be there with their blood mobile. They will have food, drinks and vendors; dash plaques, t-shirts, free giveaways and trophies to be awarded. DJ Car Guy Rich George will be there for your listening pleasure. Contact Mary Ann Hutchins at hutchins77@verizon.net for more information or to register your car. Contact Jean DeFedele at jmdefedele@verizon.net for vendor information.

Cause for Paws

The 6th annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show will take place June 9 at the building known as 171 Service Place, located at 171 Service Rd. (off Jefferson Blvd.), Warwick (rain date is July 2). Antique cars, classic cars to 1989, rods, muscle cars and all-year Corvettes are invited to exhibit. Vehicle registration is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, with free goodie bags and dash plaques to the first 100 entries. The entry fee is $15 per car. Spectators are free to roam the show. Enjoy oldies music by Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. in 28 classes, including Best of Show, Peoples Choice and Best Club Participation. There will be door prizes and raffles, including a 50/50 raffle. Bring a can of wet dog food or wet cat food for the shelter animals and receive an additional door prize ticket. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information call Ruth Napolitano at 480-9769 or email Shelterhelp@FriendsRI.org.

Art Camp for Children 6-12

July 8 through August 16 on weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Creative kids crave summer stimulation, and that’s what they’ll get with art workshops like Make a Monster, Painting, Jewelry Making, Drawing, Improv Comedy, Cartooning and more. Camp runs Monday to Friday with three weeklong workshops at 9-11, 11:30-1:30, 2-4. Workshops are taught by experienced instructors with emphasis on trying new materials, stretching imaginations and having fun in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Cost of each weeklong workshop is $80; cost for a week of three workshops is $225 (a savings of $15). Registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or stop by with cash or check. More information can be found on FaceBook or online at www.warwickmuseum.org. Warwick Museum of Art is located at 3259 Post Road, Warwick (737-0010).

Women’s Golf League

Women Golfers Wanted Harbor Lights Ladies League is looking for women golfers for a Thursday night 4:30 league. Golfers should call Dee and 391-9957 for more information and/or with their GIN.

The Village Singers

The Village Singers, an adult vocal ensemble, is seeking new members for all voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Scandinavian Home, Broad St., Cranston. Their mission is to share musical experiences and appreciation across generational and socio-economic lines in a variety of settings, including community centers, health care facilities, etc. Contact Dennis Robbins at 465-6342 or email villagesingers2012@gmail.com.

Sing the Blues Away

Winter blues have you down? Time for something different? Join us every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and learn four-part a capella harmony. Reading music not required. Learn music from prepared tapes. Bring enjoyment to others by entertaining at Retirement centers, clubs and parties.

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. $2,038 per person double. $2,570 single. Call Diane at 738-8588.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Rhode Island Chapter No. 38, East Greenwich meets every Thursday at the Women & Infants’ Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50. The meeting will follow at 10. Admission costs $1.50 per week. For more information about TOPS, call TOPS Greeter Carole Paster from Exeter at 295-8381, e-mail at cpaster1@verizon.net, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.

Gaspee Seniors

On the first and third Tuesday of every month, the Gaspee Seniors will be meeting at the Buttonwoods Community Center, West Shore Road, Warwick, at 1:15 pm. New members are more than welcome. Come and join the fun.

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.

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.

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.


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