September 2, 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.

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.

West Bay Chorale

 

The West Bay Chorale welcomes new and former members, male and female, all ages. If you like to sing, attend rehearsals at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, from 7-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings. No audition necessary. For information call 392-3458 or go to www.westbaychorale.org.

Friends of Warwick Animal Shelter

 

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held Sept. 19 at their new location, the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway (behind Benny’s on Warwick Avenue and near Pilgrim High School) at 6:30 p.m. They will be finalizing plans for the upcoming bake sale in September and dog walk in October. Public is invited. For more information call Brenda at 467 2692.

Fall Ladies Instructional League

 

Fall Ladies Only Instructional League at Tin Cup Golf Course will be held Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4 and 11. Six holes of on-the-course instruction and league play each week begins Sept. 13 Fridays at 11 a.m. Lunch and prizes on Oct. 11. Featuring Rhode Island’s top golf instructors. Register early by calling Tin Cup at 823-4653.

How Sweet It Is

 

PLAN RI is hosting a dessert social to honor the late Dr. Seigfried Pueschel Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door of the Pilgrim Senior Center ($20 per person). PLAN RI is Planned Lifetime Advocacy Networks of RI.

Governor Francis Celebrates 75 Years

 

Governonr Francis will celebrate 75 years on Sept. 21 from 5-7 with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. $20.00 per person, check made out to GFNA and delivered to 604 Algonquin Dr., Warwick, RI 02888 or call 463-3957. Join your neighbors for this celebration at the RI Yacht Club, 1 Ocean Ave., Edgewood.

Giant Flea Market

 

There will be a giant flea market and snack bar Sept. 21 at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. (off Warwick Ave.) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain or shine.

Pasta Dinner

 

There will be a scholarship fund pasta dinner in memory of Barbara Silva Sept. 22 from 12-6 p.m. at William Shields Post #43. Featured will be macaroni, baked chicken, bread, salad, coffee and dessert. Donations are $15 for adults, $7 for kids 6-12, kids under 6 eat free. There will be a 50/50 and other raffles. Call Linda Reed at 862-1903.

Warwick Figure Skaters

 

Warwick Figure Skaters will hold an open registration Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Thayer Arena, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Their learn-to-skate group lesson programs taught by professional instructors will begin Oct. 19 for 18 weeks. Club information is available on their web site, www.warwickfs.org.

Bake Sale

 

On Sept. 21 Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will hold a bake sale at the Community Booth at Warwick Mall from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. In addition to baked items we will also have t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale. If you would like to contribute a baked item or need more information contact Brenda at 467-2692.

New England Steel Guitar

 

New England Steel Guitar will have a meeting Sept. 22 from 1-5 p.m. at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich. The Rednecks will be the featured band. Donation is $7.

Square Dance Workshops

 

Swinging Square of RI weekly dance workshops will be held Sept. 23 and 30 from 7-9:30 p.m. at East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. Fee is $6 per person. Contact Louise at 724-7295.

Warwick Women’s Club

 

The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Warwick Museum of Art, Post Road, Warwick. Members will be making thank you cards for veterans to be distributed to the VA Hospital and other veteran facilities. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting, call Kirsten at 996-2478 or email Warwick@gfwcri.org.

Norwood Neighborhood Association

 

A general meeting will be held Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. A neighborhood crime update will be given, followed by a review of local rooming and boarding house issues. A session will then follow with meeting attendees to gather ideas on how to improve living conditions and property values in Norwood. Refreshments and snacks will be served. All are welcome.

Scleroderma Support Group

 

The next scleroderma support group meeting is planned for Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Roger Williams Medical Center, 825 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, in the first floor treatment room. Guest speaker is Jeffrey M. Mazer, M.D., pulmonologist, on the topic of rehabilitation for scleroderma patients. For more information contact Carole Cowell at 781-5013.

In Our Backyard

 

The Buckeye Brook Coalition will hold “In Our Backyard,” a historical and pictorial journey through the Buckeye Brook Watershed, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. and again Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The presentation, which is free, includes a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation.

Tri City Elks Events

 

Upcoming events at the Tri City Elks Lodge on West Shore Road includes a steak fry Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. Steak, French fries, salad and $1 drafts. $15 tickets at the bar.

Sept. 20 Bingo at 6 p.m.

Don't forget country line dancing every Monday 7-8:30 p.m. Cost $6. Instructed by Lori Enos.

Tribute to Baseball

 

Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes Scott Jablonski in a tribute to baseball Oct. 1 at 1:15 p.m. in the Patterson building cafeteria. Jablonski inspires and educates students throughout Rhode Island with captivating presentations to reach out to audience members to bring out the best in human character.

Taste of the Tour Exhibit

 

Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA), 3259 Post Road, is helping West Bay Open Studios (WBOS) celebrate the 5th anniversary of their popular Studio Tours with a “taste of the tour” exhibit that runs through Oct. 2. Original works by 23 WBOS artists will be showcased in the main gallery and at four special events that are open to the public free of charge. Tonight’s exhibit is WBOS Artist Demonstrations from 5-7 p.m. Warwick artist Carole Berren will demonstrate watercolors, and other artists will show how they create fused glass, photography, hand-lettering, plein air oil painting and fiber art. More information on the exhibit and events are on Facebook, www.warwickmuseum.org, or call 737-0010 during gallery hours.

Community Tag Sale

 

The Conimicut Village Association will be hosting its 2nd Community-Wide Tag Sale Oct. 4 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Maps can be downloaded from www.conimicutvillage.org to the locations of those participating. For residents living in Conimicut who would like to participate (this is free) and get on the list/map, email conimicutvillage@aol.com with your address. Advertising will be statewide.

Chopstick Auction

 

A chopstick auction for Warwick Association for Affordable Assisted Living (WAAAL) will be held Oct. 5 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway. Doors open at 12 noon, auction starts at 1:15. A Golden Chop Stick for only $10 gets you in all 75 drawings and can be purchased in advance from a board member. They cannot be purchased at the door. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be available until 1 p.m. Call the office at 732-7734, Vertie at 738-6763 or Gail at 739-2255 for more information.

Historic Cemetery Cleanup

 

Behind Picasso’s Pizza there is a historic cemetery, Warwick Cemetery #30 – called Hart Lot – at the end of Call St. in need of minor maintenance. Only one field stone can be seen. Brush and leaves have invaded the cemetery and need to be removed. The Warwick Historic Commission is looking for volunteers to clean the cemetery on Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. Contact Connie Gliottone or Debra McDaniel at 921-4395 or cotink78@yahoo.com if you would like to help. Picasso’s is offering free food and water to participants.

Gorton Luncheon

 

All classes 1941 through 1955 of Gorton High School are welcome to Bassett's Inn, 2227 West Shore Road, Warwick, Oct. 9 at 11:30 a.m. $15.00 per person. Email Barbara Kane at barbkane14@gmail.com or call Barb Kane at 821-0161 or Fran Allin at 463-8679 to make reservations.

Three Women Artists

 

Andrea Beall, Janice Sheehan Hodge and J.Marie Hansen invite the public to "Experience Autumn Through Art” Columbus Day weekend Oct. 11, 5-9 p.m. and Oct. 12, 2-6 p.m. The exhibit will be held in the historic village of Chepachet at the Glocester Heritage Society building, 1181 Putnam Pike (Rte. 44). Part of the proceeds will be donated to Glocester Heritage Society.

St. Rita’s Autumn Bazaar

 

St. Rita’s Women’s Club is having its annual Autumn Bazaar to be held at the church at 722 Oakland Beach Ave. Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be vendors, a penny social, a flea market (weather permitting), raffles, plus lunch will be available.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

 

Warwick National Little League is hosting a pasta dinner fundraiser in loving memory of Donald “Dutch” Dutchover Oct. 18 from 6 p.m.-12 midnight at the Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane. Dinner featuring pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert will be served until 10:30. There also will be a 50/50, raffles and more. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 kids 5-12, 4 and under eat free. All proceeds go directly to Nicholas Dutchover. For ticket information contact David Palumbo at 345-0400.

SAL Comedy Night

 

The SAL Comedy Night to be held on Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at William Shields Post #43 will feature a chicken dinner and 50/50 raffle. A $25 donation is requested. Dinner will be served at 7, show starts at 8. Tickets may be purchased at the bar, or call Mel Higgins at 714-2275.

Join Norwood Baptist Church Oct. 19 for their 61st Annual Turkey Supper. Menu includes traditional harvest supper served buffet style with rolls, sliced roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, whipped potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, milk, juice and pie. Adults $10, kids ages 3-10 $4. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Choose from the 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. seating. To place your reservations call 941-7040 or email NorwoodBaptist1@gmail.com.

 

Kent Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show

 

Kent Hospital Auxiliary will hold a fashion show on Oct. 26 at Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown. Luncheon will be served at 12 p.m. Fashions are provided by Coldwater Creek and Gown Town. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 11 for shopping from local vendors that have been invited to participate. Raffles and special events will occur throughout the event. This fundraising event will support the Auxiliary’s $1 million pledge to Kent Hospital’s capital campaign and the renovation of the Dialysis Unit/3 North. For tickets and information, call Pat Carll at 884-8893.

Vendors Wanted

 

Reservations are being accepted now for St. Kevin's Christmas bazaar to be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bishop Hendricken High School. For information or to reserve a table, call the church at 737-2638 or email Secretary@stkevins.necoxmail.com.

Daughters of Isabella

 

Due to the construction at St. Benedict Parish Center, St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella is postponing their annual Cash Bingo fundraiser that is usually held in September until Nov. 16.

Christmas in New York

 

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Greenwich Bay Women’s Club is sponsoring a daytrip to New York City. Come see the Christmas lights, shop for the holidays, take in a play – it’s up to you. The bus leaves R.I. at 7 a.m. and will drop you off mid-town. Enjoy your day, then head for home without having to drive. The return trip will leave Manhattan around 7 p.m. for arrival back in R.I. at 10:30-11. Cost is $50 per person. For further information, e-mail Lynnewolff@gmail.com or call 885-4376. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Pilgrim Senior Center Trips

 

The Tuesday Pilgrim Senior Center singing group is sponsoring a nine-night cruise to Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Marteen and Haiti on April 24-May 3, 2014. Call Diane at 738-8588 for prices.

Calling former barbershop singers of four-part harmony to join All In A Chord for Christmas performances Tuesday Evenings 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Rte.5 near the former Apex.

 

Beginner Line Dance Classes

 

Running through June 9, 2014, Tri-City Elks #14 will be holding beginner line dance classes every Sunday night from 7-8:30 p.m. at 1915 West Shore Road. All ages are welcomed. Cost is $6 per person. For more information call Lori at 821-4361 or the lodge at 737-9510.

Aphasia Conversation 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 will be on Tuesday 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed to Sew

 

Looking for something to do to help foster kids? Organizers of The Sewing Project to Help Foster Kids are looking for volunteers who want to help sew pillowcase or duffel bags for foster children. Currently their belongings are sometimes put in black trash bags. Foster parent Adriane Grimaldi in Scottsdale, Ariz. started the Sewing Projectin February 2008 for children taken from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) to make kid-friendly bags for carrying their belongings instead of trash bags. To date, people have made 6,700 pillowcase bags for foster kids. Pillowcase bags are delivered to CPS to use instead of trash bags. The Sewing Project has opened a new Rhode Island Chapter working with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and is in need of volunteers to sew. For more information contact Hollie Galloway at holliegal@verizon.net.

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.


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