September 3, 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.

Pontiac

Free Library

There are various summer activities at the Pontiac Free Library.

Summer Reading program 2013, “Dig Into Reading,” an independent reading program for children from preschool to grade 6. Sign up now.

Storytimes for ages 3-6 Tuesdays at 10 a.m. through July 30.

Fun with plants July 25 at 3 p.m. Please register with the librarian.

Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure for all ages Aug. 8 at 3 p.m.

For information call the library at 737-3292 or visit www.pontiacfreelibrary.org.

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.

Summer Art Camp

Kids crave creative stimulation, and Summer Art Camp will keep them busy. All workshops are taught by experienced instructors with emphasis on trying new materials, stretching imaginations and having fun in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Best bets for registration are Cartoon Illustration (week of July 22 2-4 p.m.), Creative Collages and Making Mosaics (week of July 29, 11:30-1:30 and 2-4), Improv Comedy and Art of the World (week of Aug. 5 from 9-11 a.m.). Other workshops also have openings so call for availability. Workshops are $80 each and a week of three workshops is $225 (a savings of $15).  Registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or stop by Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, with cash or check. More information and registration forms are available at www.warwickmuseum.org or call 737-0010.

Warwick Concert Series

Your are cordially invited to a summer’s night concert on Wednesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Norwood Gazebo on Pawtuxet Avenue, featuring Nightlife (classic rock). Bring chairs/blankets and your own refreshments and enjoy this live concert courtesy of the Warwick Parks & Recreation Department.

Food Pantry

The food pantry of Woodbury Union Church on the corner of Beach Ave. and West Shore Road in Conimicut Village will be open July 25 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Limited food items will be given out to those in need of assistance. Please use the office entrance on Carlisle St. and bring a bag if possible.

Tin Cup Junior Camps

Tin Cup Golf Course & Driving Range in Coventry. July Camp: Friday, July 26, 10 a.m.-noon. August Camp: Fridays August 2, 9, 16 and 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 7 to 17 eligible. All aspects of the game will be covered, including driving, full swing, pitching, chipping, putting, rules & etiquette. Fun tourney, lunch & prizes on final day of each camp. Featuring Rhode Island’s top golf instructors. Sign up at Tin Cup by calling 823-4653.

One-Act

Play Festival

Artist’s Exchange will present their 8th annual One Act Play Festival Wave II July 26-Aug. 4 Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at door. One-act plays of all genres presented in two-week “waves.” Theatre 82 is located at 82 Rolfe Square in Cranston. For more information visit www.

artists-exchange.org or call 490-9475.

Making Mandalas

Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, is holding an art workshop, Making Mandalas, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Patty Martucci will lead an art workshop on creating colorful Mandalas, the international symbol of wholeness that connects minds and bodies to the infinite. The drop-by-and-try workshop format is for ages 12 and up, and all workshops are held inside so weather is never a factor. Cost of the workshop is $9 per person (materials included). Register by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or just drop by and try art. This is the fourth workshop; the full schedule is at www.warwickmuseum.org and on Facebook. Call 737-0010 for more information.

Country & Western Variety Show

Trudeau Memorial Center presents its first country & western variety show July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Larkin Recreational Building. Music, dance, magic, roping and much more will be featured. Please arrive at 10:30 for great pre-show events.

Here Again Band

Tri City Elks #14, 1915 West Shore Road, Warwick will present the Here Again band July 27. Tickets are $5. Band starts at 8:30; kitchen opens at 7:30.

18th Century

Encampment

There will be an 18th century encampment at Conimicut point Park July 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring demonstrations of firing muskets and cannons and drilling. Fun for the kids practicing drills with wooden muskets, camp life and a small battle demonstration, British soldiers and colonial soldiers – a bit of history here.

Swinging Squares

Swinging Squares of RI Square Dance Summer Plus Workshops will be held on Monday, July 29 from 7-10 p.m. at East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. Fee is $6 per person. Caller is Bob Butler. Contact Louise at 724-7295 for more information.

Lung Association Fundraiser

Alex & Ani is hosting a fundraiser for the American Lung Association July 31 from 6-8 p.m. The store is located at 232 Main St., East Greenwich. You can stop in earlier and tell them not to ring in the item until those hours if you can’t make it during that time. Chances to win a prize. Fifteen percent of most purchases will be donated to the Lung Association. Contact Scott Shippee at sshippee71@verizon.net for more details.

Neighborhood Meeting

The Oakland Beach Neighborhood Association will be holding its first meeting in August. Please email oaklandbeachneighbors@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

New Member

Auditions

The Rhode Island Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new chorus members Aug. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at Cardi’s Furniture, 1681 Quaker Lane (Rt. 2) West Warwick (Exit 8 off Route 95) and Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the RI Philharmonic Music School Carter Center, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence. Boys and girls ages 7-18 years are invited to meet with director Dr. Christine Noel for a brief interview and vocal audition. No prior singing experience or appointment is necessary. The audition is private and will take about 10 minutes. Children auditioning and accepted into the chorus may choose to attend classes at either the East Providence or East Greenwich locations. Visit www.richildrenschorus.org or call Joyce at 339-1169 for more information.

Bingo

St. Kevin’s Church, 333 Sandy Lane, is holding bingo Aug. 3 in their air-conditioned church hall. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6. Fun, prizes and refreshments.

Vacation

Bible School

Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Ave., Warwick will be holding their Vacation Bible School Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Come have an enjoyable week of Gospel Light’s SonRise National Park VBS stories, games, crafts and more. Offered to children in preschool through six grade. Register as soon as possible; call 941-7040 and leave a message for Traci or email NorwoodBaptist1@gmail.com.

Family Picnic

Tri City Elks Lodge #14, 1915 West Shore Rd., Warwick, is having a family picnic Saturday, Aug. 10 at 12 noon. Advance tickets are $15 at the bar. Children under 5 get in free, ages 6-12 $5. Music by Here Again Band. Chowder, clam cakes burgers hotdogs, french fries, onion rings, corn and watermelon and games for the kids.

Ladies Only

Golf League

On Course Instruction during play at Tin Cup Golf Course in Coventry. Six holes each Tuesday at 10 a.m. through Aug. 13. Luncheon and awards on Aug. 13. Featuring Rhode Island’s top golf instructors. Sign up at Tin Cup by calling 823-4653.

Gorton Monthly Luncheon

There will be Gorton High School Luncheon for all who attended Gorton at Top of the Bay, Oakland Beach, Aug. 14 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Come and renew your friendship with classmates. Call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or email Mcguinn@cox.net.

Vendors Wanted

The Conimicut Village Association is looking for vendors for their Picnic at the Park scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon until 5 p.m. Vendor cost is $25 for a 10’ x 10’ space. Vendors must supply their own tent/tables, etc. Call Paul at 737-5559 for information and an application. Space available by pre-payment only. 

Art Camp

There is an Art Camp for children ages 6-12 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).

Employment

Program

Westbay Community Action’s Education Services in Warwick will offer a summer youth employment program for young people ages 17 to 24. The program, which runs through Aug. 16, will cover work-readiness skills as well as work experience. Participants will work 20 hours a week and earn $7.75 an hour. The focus is environmental science. They will introduce beekeeping, tree stewardship and landscaping; they will not handle live bees. There will be one visit to a hive, and everyone will wear protective gear. Call 468-4065.

Charity Golf

Tournament

Lend A Hand Therapeutic Riding Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Alpine Country Club, Cranston, August 19. Registration $150/individual golfer. Dunkin Donuts brunch 10:30 a.m., food and BBQ during play, Tuscan Antipasto Bar and hors d’oeuvers immediately following event. Competitions, raffles, silent auction and prizes, 50/50 drawing. Shotgun start at 12 noon. 50/50 tickets on sale now, don’t have to play to purchase. Proceeds to benefit the Lend A Hand therapy riding program for special needs children. Call 862-7719 or visit www.lendahandri.

org.

Pilgrim Senior Center Trips

The Tuesday Pilgrim Senior Center singing group is sponsoring the following trips: Aug. 30, a seven-night cruise to Bermuda with ex-mayor Buddy Cianci. Also, a nine-night cruise to Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Marteen and Haiti on April 24-May 3. Call Diane at 738-8588 for prices.

Girl Scouts

Registration

Registration for Girl Scouts for the school year 2013-2014 can be done online at www.gsri.org. Girls entering kindergarten through grade 12 may register. Both renewal registrations and new registrations are accepted. All girls will be placed in troops during the summer and early fall. The are actively seeking new leaders and provide full training and support. Visit their new location at 500 Greenwich Avenue in Warwick. For more information visit www.gsri.org or call 331-4500.

Aphasia Group

On the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m., Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick, holds an aphasia conversation group. This group provides a supportive meeting place for people with aphasia to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies. There is no charge for participation. Attendance is limited to individuals with aphasia only. For more information contact Lucia Watson, MS, SLP at 886-6600 or visit www.sargentcenter.org.

Womens

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.

Fife & 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.


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