October 21, 2014
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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 member and volunteer. Visit www.warwickhistoricalsocietyonline.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.

Tri City Elks Events

Bingo April 25, kitchen opens a 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30.

Sixth annual fishing derby for boys & girls ages 5-12 April 26 at 7 a.m. Please stop in after 3 at the lodge and sign your kids up. Two age groups: 5-8 and 9-12. A fishing pole will be awarded to one child in each group that catches the largest fish. Bring a pole and bait. Fish weigh-in will be at 11 a.m. with hotdogs and chips following.

Roger Ceresi’s All Starz Swinging in the Spring April 26 from 8:15-11:15 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or $12 at the door.

Running through June 9, Tri-City Elks #14 will be holding country line dancing with Tami 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.

New Art Classes for Ages 17 and Up

Jumpstart spring by adding colorful creativity to your life with art classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. Three-week classes are bursts of creativity that fit busy schedules. Four new classes debut this spring: Beginning Ceramics April 15-May 1 $250 (includes all materials); Exploring Pastels May 6-22 $125 (a materials list will be emailed); Creative Drawing May 27-July 12 $125 (a materials list will be emailed); Creating Art from the Masters June 17-July 3 $125 (a materials list will be emailed). Art classes are terrific Mom and Dad’s Day gifts (gift certificates available in any amount) and phone registration is easy with MasterCard or Visa. More information is on Facebook (click “Events” for Registration Form), www.warwickmuseum.org or call the office at 737-0010.

Gaspee Seniors

On April 15 at 1:15 p.m. the Gaspee Seniors will be celebrating National Library Week with a speaker from the Warwick Public Library at the Buttonwoods Community Center at 3027 West Shore Road. N new guests are always welcome. Call Mary Nolan at 941-5507.

Boys & Girls Club Meeting

A general meeting will be held April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. There will be a special presentation by Minimum Housing representatives covering typical compliance issues and homeowner and/or neighbor-problem resolutions. There will also be a community police crime update report. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Ocean State Toastmasters Meeting

Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting April 15 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. The club is one of 13,500 in Toastmasters International, a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to the development of public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has approximately 280,000 members in 116 countries. For more information, call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.

Norwood Neighborhood Association

A general meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 pm, at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick Street.  A Community Police Report will be made followed by an interesting Minimum Housing Presentation by the Director and the Housing Compliance Officer. In addition,  free packets of flower, plant and vegetable seeds will be provided at the meeting that will  lead-up to  our May 15th Meeting with a Master Gardener and a Super Gardening Presentation. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Meet the State Candidates

The Warwick AARP Community Group is hosting an important event April 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Community Center. Here is your opportunity to personally meet all the statewide candidates and learn how they plan to address the issues facing Baby Boomers and beyond. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. It will be your chance to ask the question of the candidates.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held April 17 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway (behind Benny’s on Warwick Avenue and near Pilgrim High School) at 6:30 p.m. They will report on the very successful breakfast and also finalizing plans for the craft fair to be held on May 10. All public is invited to attend. For more information call Brenda at 467-2692.

Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast

The William Shields Jr. American Legion Post #43 Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast April 19 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Breakfast will consist of Ham & Eggs, Home Fries, Juice and Coffee. Cost is $10 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free. All children 10 years and under may participate in the Easter egg hunt. Call Kathy J. at 941-2486 for reservations and further information.

April Vacation Art Camp

Stretch your child’s imagination with new camp sessions during spring break (April 21-25) at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. Camp runs Monday through Friday; morning sessions are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. p.m., afternoon sessions are 1:30-4:30 for families with busy schedules. Favorites like drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and clay sculpture will be offered again. New sessions include book making, cartooning, creative building, Earth Day crafts, and recycled sculpture. All sessions cost $25. More information is on Facebook (“Events” for Registration Form), www.warwickmuseum.org or call the office at 737-0010.

Behavioral Health Board Meeting

The Kent Center Board of Directors meeting will be April 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 2756 Post Road, Warwick. The public is invited. The facility is handicapped accessible. If you require special accommodations or need directions call 691-6000.

East Greenwich Leisure Learning

Do you enjoy learning something new in a fun and friendly environment? East Greenwich Leisure Learning, membership organization now in its 36th year, welcomes interested adults, regardless of residency, to join them by registering for their upcoming six-week series of 12 lectures and programs The dates for the spring series are April 24 and May 1, 8 and15, with morning and afternoon presentation each day. Topics of lectures vary from the practical to the historical, especially Rhode Island history, and anything in between Programs are held at St. Luke’s Parish House on the corner of Peirce and Church Sts. The registration fee for the series is $15, and members sign up for the entire series. Pre-registration is required. Those interested may contact the registrar at 828-0978.

Dinner & Silent Auction

The Asbury UMC dinner and silent auction will be held April 26 at 6 p.m. at Lemongrass restaurant, 1138 Post Road, featuring a buffet and cash bar. Adults are $20, children $8 (under 3 free). RSVP to Deb Das at 785-0498; be sure to indicate number of adults and children attending. Payment for silent auction may be made by check.

Fundraiser Breakfast

The Warwick Association for Affordable Assisted Living “At Your Service” program will have a fundraiser breakfast at Dave’s Bar and Grille, 2339 Post Road, April 26 from 7:30-10 a.m., featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, breads, fruit, coffee, juice, custom omelets and more. Adults $9, kids under 12 $5, babies under 2 free. For tickets see any board member or call 732-7734. Walk-ins welcome. A raffle will be drawn.

Flea Market and Bake Sale

There will be a flea market and bake sale at Sparrows Point III, 355 Hardig Road, Warwick (enter of Cowesett Rd.) April 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Clothing, household items, books and baked goods.

Annual Toy Yard Sale

Armenian Evangelical Church, 180 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, is having its annual toy yard sale April 26 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Choose from a wide selection of toys, books, games and tapes.

Edgewood Yacht Club Open House

On April 27, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., there will be an open house for Edgewood Yacht Club & Edgewood Sailing School. Learn about club membership, the new clubhouse construction and youth and adult sailing lessons. Come early to watch Sunfish racing and enjoy a bite to eat.

Warwick Women’s Club

The GFWC Warwick Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, Warwick. Melissa Pace, URI Master Gardener, will be the speaker. Products for Project Undercover will also be collected. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting, call Sandy at 595-4555 or email Warwick@gfwcri.org.

Dogpatch Fundraising Event

Dogpatch Grooming Salon will be hosting a fundraising event May 3 (rain or shine) from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Dogpatch is located in historic Apponaug at 99 Brownlee Blvd. Featuring more than 15 vendors tables, raffles, refreshments and much, much more. There will also be a clothing sale, which benefits the American Diabetes Association. One hundred percent of all the proceeds raised goes to charity. Come out and support them by stopping at vendor tables or trying your luck in the raffle, or simply stop by with an item needed by one of the local animal shelters. Call 736-0907 for a complete list of items needed by the shelters and the Rhode Island Spay and Neuter Clinic.

Community Tag Sale

The Conimicut Village Association will host its annual Spring Village-Wide Yard Sale May 17 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All Conimicut residents/businesses are welcome to participate at no cost by calling 524-8404 or by emailing ginbarham1@aol.com with the address where you will set up. CVA will advertise statewide. Maps showing all participating homes will be available for download at www.conimicut.org and on Craigslist after May 14 and at many participating homes the day of the event. There is no cost to participate.

Narragansett Spring Scramble

For SIDS

The Narragansett Spring Scramble For SIDS will take place May 23 with an 8 a.m. start at North Kingstown Public Golf Course. Soft spikes only; $125 per player included continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., group & individual prizes, awards ceremony, raffles, longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest, cart, streak fry with a special

presentation to honor Eagle. Mixed groups welcome. Raffle with a chance to win a golf vacation in Catskills worth $500.

Win two free tickets that include two nights lodging, meals and golf. To assure your correct shirt size, please contact in advance. All donations accepted. For information call Joe McCue at 737-0995 or email sidsgolfri@gmail.com.

Divorce Group

The divorce group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. The sessions are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. There will be a 30- to 40-minute video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects, followed by a discussion and sharing time Sessions will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Christ Church Office Condo through May 27 For more information call the church office (884-8632) or email info@christchurchec.org.

Natick Family & Friend Gathering

A “Natick Family and Friends Gathering” will be held May 31 at the West Valley Inn, 4 Blossom Street, West Warwick. An evening of music, dancing and fun follows the 6 p.m. start of an enjoyable evening that includes a full course dinner prepared by the  Inn. Music will be provided by The Reggie Centracchio Quintet. Come join old and new friends for a very pleasurable evening. Tickets are  $35. For more information call  Kitty at 821-8950, Shirley at 821-0297 or Sam at 827-5300.

Grief Support Group

Those who are suffering from the loss of a loved one are welcome to come to one or all of the grief support sessions that will be held at the Christ Church Office Condo (61 Cedar Ave., Unit 6, East Greenwich) every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. through June 1. The meetings will begin with a video featuring interviews with leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors covering a variety of topics to help you deal with your grief, followed by discussion and sharing. For more information call the church office at 884-8632 or email info@christchurchec org .

Clothing Collection Drive

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is holding a collection drive for gently used clothing and small household items. Donations help to raise funds to support mentoring programs for boys and girls throughout the state. They offer convenient free home pick-up of donations and provide a tax receipt. Call or visit www BBBSOS org to schedule free home pick-up, find the nearest drop-off location or learn more about mentoring programs.

Hospice Volunteer

Informational Meeting

The VNA of Care New England conducts weekly hospice volunteer informational meetings at the VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick. Have you ever wondered how you can make the difference in the life of a family whose loved one is in hospice care? Do you want to join with a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support in this most rewarding work? Come and find out more about the VNA of Care New England hospice Call Carolyn McDonough, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 921-7614 to register.


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