December 19, 2014
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Bulletin Board

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

Pre-New Year’s Eve Bash Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. $25 per person. Music from the Here Again Band. Menu will be roast beef, mushroom gravy, 2 baked stuffed shrimp, baked potato, vegetable and salad. Purchase your tickets by Dec. 22.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz Band on New Years Eve starting at 8:30. $20 noise makers and champagne toast.

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

Free Community Lunch

There will be a free community lunch and food pantry Dec. 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. All are welcome. Please don’t arrive before 11 am. RIPTA #3 Warwick Ave – Hoxsie Four Corners stop at West Shore Nursing Home next to St. Mark’s.

Traditional Christmas Music Concert

Our Lady of Grace Church, 4 Lafayette St., Johnston, is holding an afternoon of traditional Christmas music as we celebrate the Christmas season. This concert features Triton Brass, whose members have played with groups such as the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra and on many of the leading Broadway shows. The choir includes some of the most talented vocalists from the Southern New England region who have come together with Triton Brass to perform the most loved Christmas music of all time. Tickets for the concert are $10, and the first 250 tickets sold will include an Italian pasta and polenta dinner following the concert in the church hall. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the church. Contact the parish at 231-2220 for tickets or email OurLadyofGraceMusic@gmail.com.

Bingo

Bingo with new and exciting prizes to celebrate the new year will be held Jan 4. at St. Kevin’s church hall, 333 Sandy Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6.

Gorton High School Luncheon

The monthly Gorton High School luncheon will be held Jan. 8 at Timmy’s  Waterfront Restaurant, 1 Bay Ave., Oakland Beach, at 11:30 a.m. Gorton High School classmates from 1941-1955 are welcome. Call or email Dot for reservations and information: 463-9535 or mcguinn@cox.net.

Northeast Grange Leaders Conference

The Rhode Island State Grange will be hosting the 2014 Northeast Grange Leaders Conference from Jan. 10-12 at the Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick. The conference is open to all Grange members that would like to attend. The conference registration fee is $10 per person, and all attendees must register. Room reservations must be made with the hotel by Dec. 30 by calling 739-3000. Be sure to mention Rhode Island State Grange when making reservations. The single or double occupancy rate is $79 per night plus tax. Check in time at the hotel is 3 p.m. Among the highlights of the conference will be breakout sessions in which different officers and department heads from the different states get together to exchange ideas to show what others are doing. There will be special workshops that will take place. Among the speakers at this conference from the National Grange staff will be Edward Luttrell, National Grange president, and Michael Martin, National Grange Leadership/Membership director. For more information contact Shirley Lawson, Rhode Island State Grange secretary, at 434-1491.

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.

Beginner Line Dance Classes

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.

Hi-Lo-Jack League

There is a hi-lo-jack league at the Buttonwoods Communitry Center every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. open to anyone who likes to play. If interested call George Gange at 739-6682.

Clothing Drive

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.

Mentoring

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.

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.


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