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 a member and volunteer. Visit www.warwickhistoricalsocietyonline.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.
Tri City Elks Events
Bingo Nov. 8 and 22 6:30 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30.
The Here Again Band Show Nov. 16, starts at 8:30. Kitchen opens at 6:30, $5 cover.
Nov. 16 Tri City Elks yard sale and craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tables available to rent for $10 to sell your old stuff or your crafts. Contact Lori at 529-9212.
Don’t forget country line dancing every Monday 7-8:30 p.m. Cost $6. Instructed by Lori Enos.
Come and have a great time at the Friends Bingo Sunday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 11 a.m. We are always collecting toiletries for the homeless. Bring a friend to share a great day.
Jewelry Making Class
Jewelry-Making Class for ages 13 and up is open at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. The class introduces students to basic techniques as they create necklaces, earrings, cast pendants and jewel boxes. Using metals, costume jewelry, plus found objects and materials, students will create unique, wearable art under the guidance of certified instructor Kerri Fletcher Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16. Cost is $135 and includes materials. For more information call 737-0010 or visit www.warwickmuseum.org.
Ocean State Orchid Society
The Ocean State Orchid Society will meet Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, 14 James P. Murphy Industrial Highway, West Warwick. Ivan Portilla of the family-owned nursery Ecuagenera in Ecuador will be the speaker. Ecuagenera has large reserves at differing elevations and preserve orchid species by continually transplanting orchids back into the wild. Ivan will be bringing bare root orchids for purchase following his talk. Also, there will be a discussion of orchid plants grown and shown by OSOS members and a raffle.
In loving memory of Eddie Cronin, who died on Nov. 22, 2012, there will be a breakfast and blood drive Nov. 10 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the JONAH Center on Oakland Beach Ave. Cost is $8. Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, coffee, tea and juice. Raffle tickets available for purchase; great prizes and baskets filled with goodies. Contact Mary Townsend at 639-3065, Debra Maymon 477-9276, Maureen Cobb 573-1599 or Lynn Mallard 286-7666.
Swinging Squares of RI Workshops
Swinging Squares of RI will hold weekly workshops Nov. 11, 18 and 25 at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield from 7:-9:30 p.m. Fee is $6 per person. Caller is Bob Butler, cuer is Henry Barry. Contact Louise at 724-7295 for more information.
Bill Burke Variety Show
Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes back Bill Burke in The Variety Show Nov. 13 at 1:15 p.m. in the Patterson Building cafeteria. For over 20 years, Bill has been singing and acting professionally throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He provides exciting entertainment for al audiences and all occasions.
Gorton High School Luncheon
There will be a Gorton High School luncheon for classes 1941 –1955 at Top of the Bay, Warwick, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Friends are invited. Call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Knights of Columbus Council #1738 presents their annual Thanksgiving food drive. Their goal is 300 pounds of food by Nov. 15. Bring non-perishable food items (canned goods, bagged foods, etc.) to 1047 Park Ave., Cranston. Call 944-9700 for more information.
Daughters of Isabella
St. Benedict #423, Daughters of Isabella will be holding a money bingo at St. William Church Parish Hall (due to renovations), 200 Pettaconsett Ave., Warwick, off Post Road, Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. $10 includes bingo package plus coffee and dessert (specials excluded). For more information call Anne Angilly at 736-0943 or Mary Lee Newman at 467-3416.
Holiday Cards & Gift Tags Workshops
Ages 15+ will get into the spirit of the holidays by designing personalized greeting cards and artful gift tags at these two-hour workshops Nov. 16 at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. Warwick artist Patty Martucci leads these creative and free-spirited workshops from 10 a.m.-12 noon. $15 per workshop includes materials; early registration is encouraged by phone (using MasterCard or Visa) or by stopping by during gallery hours. Call 737-0010.
The First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having their annual all you can eat turkey supper Nov. 16 from 4:30-7. This all you can eat dinner includes turkey with vegetables, stuffing, gravy, beverages and our delicious homemade desserts. Cost for adults is $12. Children 12 and under cost $5. Children under 5 are free. Come early, this sells out quick.
Oakland Beach Volunteer Fire Co., 645 Oakland Beach Ave., will have a turkey trot Nov. 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; free admission, free refreshments. Win turkeys, hams, veggies, a complete Thanksgiving dinner and much more. All are welcome; call 737 4786 for more information.
3 Card Mel
William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road, will hold 3 Card Mel (a variation of a meat raffle) every Friday starting Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in their lounge.
Nature’s Gifts Exhibit
Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, is looking for compelling photographic images of the natural world for an exhibit called “Nature’s Gifts” that will run Nov. 23 through Dec. 21 in the main gallery. The beauty and grandeur of nature in its many forms will be showcased with framed works, notecards and prints. All photographers who live in New England are welcome to submit .jpegs for consideration, including students enrolled in undergrad or graduate art studies. The call and required entry form is available on Facebook and online at www.warwickmuseum.org, or call the office during gallery hours, 737-0010.
Free Winter Coat Exchange
In observance of Buy Nothing Day, a free winter coat exchange will be held at Woodbury Union Church Nov. 29 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Coats will be collected from those who no longer need them and distributed to those who can use them. Anyone in need of winter wear is welcome. Donations of winter coats, jackets or cold weather vests in all sizes and in good condition are needed. Items may be dropped off at the church on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 noon or brought on the day of the exchange. Woodbury Union Church is located on the corner of West Shore Road and Beach Avenue in Conimicut Village. For more information call the church at 737-8232.
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.
Toys For Tots
Raymour and Flanigan Furniture will be supporting Toys For Tots this holiday season. The toy campaign will run through Dec. 12. A drop box will be placed in the Warwick location at 444 Quaker Lane, Warwick. Contact the store at 589-2053 with questions.
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.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is seeking donations of gently-used clothing and small household items. Donations help to raise much-needed funding to support mentoring programs for boys and girls throughout the state. They offer convenient home pick-up of donations and provide a tax receipt. For more information or to schedule a home pick-up call 921-2434 or visit www.bbbsos.org.
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.
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, contact Pamela Sherman at 732-7700 x117 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.