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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

Running through June 9, 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.

Prayer Service

A Tazie prayer service in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held at Saints Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Gaspee Seniors

On Jan. 21 the Gaspee Seniors will meet to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Rd., Warwick. They will be having a chopstick auction. New people are always welcome. Call Mary Nolan at 941-5507.

Free Community Lunch

There will be a free community lunch & food pantry Jan. 25 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.

St. Rose of Lima Registration

St. Rose of Lima School, 200 Brentwood Ave., will begin new student registration for 2014-2015 for Grades Pre-K through 8, including the Rose Bud program for 3-year-olds, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the school. Open house will be held Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New student registration will be ongoing from that day. For more information visit www.saintroseschool.com. To arrange a visit call 739-6937.

St. Timothy’s Family Night

St. Timothy’s Church is holding a Family Night at Lemongrass Thai Vietnamese Cambodian & Chinese Cuisine, 1138 Post Road; Warwick, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Donation is $20 adults, $10 children. For each adult ticket purchased receive one free raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit St. Timothy's Helping Hands For The Needy. Call the rectory at 739-9552 for tickets and further information.

Book Signing

Warwick artist and art historian Ann Eckert Brown will present a PowerPoint program on interior painted decorations in early Rhode Island houses at Linden Place in Bristol on Jan. 26. After lunch and the presentation, Eckert will be signing copies of her books. For more information contact Ann at greenshold@aol.com.

Wawick Women’s Club

The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane, Warwick. Members will be making Valentines for veterans. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting, call Janet at 465-4768 or email Warwick@gfwcri.org.

Sampson Air Force Meeting

The monthly meeting ofSampson Air Force Base veterans will be held January 28 at 1300 hours. All Air Force vterans, especially Sampson AFB vets, are welcome to the RI Sampson AFB Veterans Squadron. The Squadron holds monthly luncheons on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Pinelli's Italian Café, 701 Quaker Lane, West Warwick.

Adult Art Classes

Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, is holding adult art classes from January to March. The winter schedule of adult art classes has just been announced: Watercolors for Beginners runs through January 30, Mixed Media & Collage runs February 4-20, and Watercolors for Intermediates runs February 25 through March 13. Classes will run for three weeks and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm. Full details and registration forms are posted on Facebook, online at www.warwickmuseum.org, or call the office during gallery hours for easy phone registration. Call 737-0010 for more information.

Sports Collectors Show

The 38th Annual Cranston Sports Collectors Show will be held Feb. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at West Valley Inn, 4 Blossom St., West Warwick. $3 per person. Sponsored by St. Joseph Men's Guild of Immaculate Conception Parish. Contact person Thomas McDonough at 942-1854 (church phone).

Annual Pasta Dinner & Fundraiser        

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick, is holding its annual pasta dinner and fundraiser Feb. 1 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, $12 per person including wine; children 12 and under are free. Come enjoy a nice homemade Italian dinner. Bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 29; call 737-3127 for more information.

Save the Bay Open House

On Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2-4 p.m. there will be an open house at Save the Bay headquarters for marine science summer camp and Edgewood Sailing School youth and adult lessons. Come learn about joint sailing/marine science programs and other “learn to sail” activities. There will be a door prize. Save the Bay Drive, Fields Point, Providence.

New England Steel Guitar

New England Steel Guitar will meet Feb. 9 at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich, from 1-5 p.m. The band will be Branded. Kitchen will be open.

Men's Senior Softball

Registration is now underway for men 57 and over to join the Warwick Senior Softball League. It is a recreational league whose priorities are fun, safety and friendly competition. You do not have to be a Warwick resident to join. All games (double headers) begin at 9 a.m. and are played at City Park in Warwick on Wednesday mornings. The application fee is $20. Deadline for registration is March 15. The playing season is from April 30 to early September. For more information contact Bill Russo at 739-3973 or email wrusso7@yahoo.com.

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.

New Gallery Hours at WMOA

The main gallery at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, is now open Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. so exhibits are available to school groups, home-school students and anyone who can stop by on their lunch hour. The main gallery is also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for those who work during the week. More information on exhibits, classes and camps and rentals is available online at www.warwickmusuem.org, on Facebook or call the office during gallery hours at 737-0010.

Friday Comedy Shows

New for 2014,  the Bring Your Own Improv comedy troupe will perform two shows on Fridays at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road: 7-8:30 p.m. Family-Friendly Comedy Show (G-rated laughs) and 9-10:30 p.m. Late Night Comedy Show (PG-13 rated laughs). Kick off your weekend with laughter when BYOI takes audience suggestions, comedy skits morph instantly and the actors react to the silliness onstage. Every show is brand new, so you'll want to become a regular. Tickets are priced to be budget-friendly, and they're available at the door or online at www.bringyourownimprov.com. Call 737-0010 for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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