November 21, 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.

Meadowbrook Bingo

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

Bingo Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4:30.

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

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.

Norwood Neighborhood Association

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.

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.

Turkey Trot

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.

Benefit Concert

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 free). Refreshments will be served.

Craft Show

Warwick Memorial Post 272 and Ladies Auxiliary, 840 West Shore Road, Warwick, will be holding a bake sale and craft show Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. They also will be holding a pasta dinner Dec. 7 from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person, children 6 and under are $4. Deadline for tickets is Dec. 1.

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.

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.

Health Care Mass

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 596 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, will celebrate National Caregivers Month of November by hosting a Health Care Mass to thank caregivers and to offer the Sacrament of the Sick to those who wish to receive it. The event will take place at St. Francis Church 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday Nov. 24. All are invited.

State Grange Meeting

The Rhode Island State Grange will hold a statewide meeting for all granges in the state Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at Oaklawn Grange Hall at 42 Wheelock Avenue, Cranston. The state grange department heads will be available to announce any changes to their programs. The new co-directors of the youth department will the youth

program for the 2013-2014 Grange year. Also from this meeting it is hoped that a State Grange calendar can be put together. Grange members are asked to bring dates

of importance to their granges so they might also be included. Of importance to attend are the master, lecturer, and chairman of all the granges’ committees.

Pet Photos with Santa,

Rudolph or Frosty

Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa, Rudolph or Frosty Nov. 24 from 12:30-5 p.m. at Pet Supplies “Plus” in Garden City Plaza, Cranston. Children and adults are welcome in the photo, too. $20 for two different photos; photos can be reproduced. Come in for a photo even if you don’t have a pet. Proceeds benefit Animals Depend on People Too. For more information call 826-0320.

Swinging Squares of RI Workshops

Swinging Squares of RI will hold weekly workshops Nov. 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.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Living Hope Christian Church, 730 South County Trail, North Kingstown, will be hosting its annual free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Dinner will be served between 12-2 p.m. and is open to the public. Join the LHCC family for a home-cooked dinner. Everyone is welcome.  For more information and to let inform that you are attending, contact Pastor Peter Atkin at 667-0775 or email pastorpeter@lhcc.info.

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.

Classic Christmas

The Rhode Island State Grange Lecturer’s Department invites everyone to a Classic Christmas featuring “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The event will be held Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Oaklawn Grange Hall, 42 Wheelock Ave., Cranston. Admission is two canned goods per person to benefit the Rhode Island State Grange Community Service Department. Bring a comfortable lawn chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the show. Snacks and beverages will be available for sale. All are welcome to attend.

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.

Annual Live Jewelry Auction

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 patti@rifamilyshelter.org with any questions.

Crafting for Critters Craft Fair

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter is hosting their annual Crafting for Critters Christmas Craft Fair Dec. 7 at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Road, Warwick, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 40 vendors will be gathered under one roof selling their wares just in time for Christmas. Products for sale include stained glass, Silpada jewelry, tutus for children, handmade chocolates, photography, handmade candles, crafts for animal lovers, handcrafted jewelry, Wildtree herbs, Pampered Chef housewares, baked goods, all natural dog treats, glass block art, clothing, books and more. Admission is free. For more information call 467-2692. Pets are not allowed in this facility, so please leave them at home. Vendor space is sold out. All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals at the Warwick Animal Shelter.

Sparrows Point II Tenants Association

Sparrows Point II Tenants Association is having a jewelry/bake sale Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 777 Cowesett Road, featuring a white elephant and crafts table, just in time for those last minute Christmas gifts.

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.

Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour

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).


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