Oakland Beach Association
The Oakland Beach Association will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., 830 Oakland Beach Ave. Elections for new officers will be held. New members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Meadowbrook Terrace, 2220 Warwick Ave., has bingo every Friday might at 6:30 p.m., featuring great prizes and a wonderful group of people. All are welcome.
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
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.
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.
Jewelry Making Class
Jewelry-Making Class for ages 13 and up is open at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Nov. 16 from 1-3 p.m. 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. Cost is $135 and includes materials. For more information call 737-0010 or visit www.warwickmuseum.org.
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-p.m. 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.
ProCare Therapy Services Open House
Come join in celebrating the opening of the Cranston office of ProCare Therapy Services – Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Nov. 20 from 2-5 p.m. at 1441 Park Ave., Cranston. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house with Mayor Allan Fung in attendance. Refreshments will be served.
Bake Sale/Craft Sale
The Ladies Auxiliary, Warwick Memorial Post 272, 840 West Shore Road, will hold a bake sale/craft sale Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for some scrumptious delectibles and lovely handmade gifts and accessories.
Swinging Squares of RI Workshops
Swinging Squares of RI will hold weekly workshops Nov. 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.
Warwick Women’s Club
The GFWC Warwick Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center in Warwick. Ed Ladouceur, proprietor of Stormtite Home Improvements, will be the speaker. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting, call Janet at 465-4768 or email Warwick@gfwcri.org.
Ocean State Toastmasters
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting Nov. 19 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Ocean State Toastmasters holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. For more information call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.
A general meeting of the Norwood Neighborhood Association will be held Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Fredericks St. A PowerPoint presentation will provide an update on solving community issues and raising property values. This topic has an enormous impact on all residents and everyone should attend. Refreshments and snacks will be served. All are welcome.
Friends of the Warwick
The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held Nov. 21 at their new location, 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 Christmas craft fair to be held on Dec. 7. For more information call Brenda at 467-2692. The public is invited to attend.
Adoption Options is holding a free informational session for those considering adoption and interested in hearing about available options. Licensed adoption workers will be available to provide information and answer questions. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 21 from 6-7 p.m. at 959 North Main Street, Providence. Adoption Options, a non-sectarian, non-profit, comprehensive adoption program of Jewish Family Service works with prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and people who have been adopted. The agency is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with offices in Attleboro and Providence. The agency’s work with all members of the adoption triad is focused on helping individuals to understand their options and make the most informed choices for their future. For more information, contact Peg Boyle at 331-5437 or visit www.AdoptionOptions.org.
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.
There will be a concert to benefit the RI Food Bank and the Woodbury Food Pantry Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at Woodbury Union Church, 58 Beach Ave. Entertainment provided by Bayside Beat. Donation is $5 and a canned good (children under 12 are gree). Refreshments will be served.
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.
Chanukah at Warwick Mall
Chanukah at Warwick Mall will be held Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. Jewish music by Stan Freedman & Sounds of Simcha. Design your own Lego menorah, sale and gift shop, lighting of the giant Lego menorah, Jon Nelson’s Rockin’ Chanukah Review, latkes and Chanukah gelt.
Chanukah at Pawtuxet Park
Celebrate Chanukah at Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway and Post Road, Warwick, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Menorah lighting, Chanukah songs, hot latkes and gelt.
Rhode Island Family Shelter’s Annual Live Jewelry Auction will be held Dec. 6 at the Aldrich Mansion, 836 Warwick Neck Ave. Featuring jewelry by David Yurman, Judith Ripka, Alex + Ani, Tiffany, Ippolita, Erwin Pearl, Carolyn Pollack, Rose Gold/Bronze and 24k Gold. $15 minimum donation. Light refreshments / cash bar. Limited seating available. Contact Patti M. at 739-8584 or email email@example.com with any questions.
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.
The Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association (located in East Greenwich) will be holding its annual Luminaria Dec. 14 from 5-9 p.m. with a rain date of Dec. 15. This is a long-standing neighborhood tradition spanning over 25 years. The neighborhood provides an outdoor display for the holidays, which includes traditional holiday decorations and thousands of paper bag lanterns decorating curbs, driveways and walkways. Last year the neighborhood was lined with over 3,000 lit lanterns. People from all over Rhode Island come to slowly drive through the neighborhood with headlights dimmed. Follow Middle Road west of Route 2 to second right (Stone Ridge Drive).
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.org.
Barbershop Singers Wanted
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.
Running through June 9, 2014, Tri-City Elks #14 will be holding beginner line dance classes every Monday 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.
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 villagesingers
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.
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.