Summer Reading program 2013, “Dig Into Reading,” an independent reading program for children from preschool to grade 6. Sign up now.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Tin Cup Golf Course & Driving Range in Coventry. 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.
Warwick American Little League
Warwick American Little League announced their annual field day, where they get to give back to all of the families that have made this year a great success. Join them in a fun-filled day where fun will be had by all. This year we will have a 20-foot rock wall, a halo jumper, rag ball games and so much more. The event will be held at Boyd Field from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 3. This event is for the children and families of children who play baseball on a Warwick American Little League team.
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.
The American Indian Federation, Inc. will present the 78th Annual Intertribal Powwow Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the American Indian Federation Hall Grounds, 1 Indian St., North Kingstown. Host drum is Turtle Mon; invited drums are Red Moon and Soaring Eagle Singers. All Native American drums and dancers are welcome. The public is invited. Contact Chief Walking Turtle at 632-7095.
Artist’s Exchange will present their 8th annual One Act Play Festival Wave II through 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.
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 Son Rise 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.
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.
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.
There will be a Gorton luncheon for all former students and friends Aug. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 at Top of the Bay, Oakland Beach. Baked scrod, beef tips, chicken marsala and chicken cutlet. Call Dot at 463-9535 or email mcguinn@
A jam session featuring Gary Hopp & Friends will take place Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to this casual gathering, in which musicians will share their music and then transition to a jam style format. All styles welcome, heavy on rock, blues, soul, fusion and mash-ups. Tickets are $5 at the door. Theatre 82 is located at 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston. Visit www.artists-exchange.org for more information or call 490-9475.