September 2, 2014
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Meadowbrook Bingo

Meadowbrook Terrace, 2220 Warwick Ave., has bingo every Friday night 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. whsri.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.

Tri-City Elks

Country Line Dancing with Tami Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m.

Cost is $6 There will be no class May 26, Memorial Day. Come and have some fun.

Bingo will be held May 9 and May 23. Starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Contact John Collins for additional information, 265-3075

Steak fry May 24 at 5 p.m. Menu: steak, fries, portabella mushrooms, buffalo macaroni & cheese, and tossed salad. $15 per person. Please purchase your tickets at the lodge before May 20. Lodge is open Monday through at 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday at 12 noon.

Young Neal & The Vipers with Dave Howard May 31. Kitchen opens at 7:30 p.m., band starts at 8:30 p.m. $6 at the door.

Garden Club

The Chatham Village Garden Club will meet May 6 at 7 p.m. at the EBC house. The evening’s program will be “Betty’s Bees Workshop” presented by beekeeper, Betty Menuicci.

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 May 8 and 15, 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.

Spring Craft Fair

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter is hosting the 3rd Annual Crafting for Critters Spring Craft Fair and Bake Sale May 10 at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Road, Warwick, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A wide variety of vendors will be gathered under one roof selling their wares including stained glass, Silpada jewelry, handmade candles, chocolates, crafts for animal lovers, baby gifts, original paintings, handmade jewelry, Wildtree herbs, Pampered Chef housewares, baked goods, all natural dog treats, clothing, books and more. Admission is free. Food and refreshments will be available. No pets allowed in facility. For more information call 467-2692.

Stamp Out Hunger

Leave a bag of healthy, non-perishable food near your mailbox by 8 a.m. on May 10, and your local letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and local food pantries as part of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers. For details visit www.rifoodbank.org/events.

Book & Bake Sale

Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1817 Warwick Ave., is having a book and bake sale May 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and May 11 from 11 a.m.- 12 noon. Thousand of gently used hardcovers, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, videos, CDs and puzzles. Fresh homemade baked goods available for your Mother’s Day celebrations.

Pasta Dinner

The Pet Refuge, with the help of the North Kingstown firefighters, is hosting a pasta dinner May 10 from 5-8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1515 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown. Come and enjoy a traditional pasta and meatballs meal and try the Italian rustic sausage with its own homemade sauce donated by “Becoming Italian Today.” There will be a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 (under 3 is free). Tickets may be purchased in advance at The Pet Refuge, 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown; from the firefighters at 8150 Post Road, North Kingstown and 6445 Post Road; and from the North Kingstown Animal Hospital, 3736 Quaker Lane, North Kingstown. For more information call 294-1115.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

The Oakland Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 645 Oakland Beach Ave., will have a Mother’s Day Breakfast May 11 from 7-11 a.m. All are welcome. All you can eat scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, hash, home fries, coffee, toast children. Price is $8 per person, 5 years and under are free. For tickets call 737-4786 or they can be purchased at door.

Gorton Luncheon

The Gorton High School monthly luncheon will be held May 14 at Timmy’s Waterfront Restaurant, One Bay Avenue, Oakland Beach, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. All Gorton High School classmates from 1941-1955 are welcome. Call Barb Kane at 821-0161 or email barbkane14@aol.com or call Fran Allin at 463-8679 if you plan to attend.

Norwood General Meeting

A general meeting will be held May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. The agenda will include a community police report followed by a presentation by Master Gardener Barbara Morgan, who will present an interesting presentation on all facets of planting to harvesting and answer any questions related to your gardening questions. There will also be a flower and plant swap at the end of the meeting.  For more details, email norwoodna@verizon.net. All are welcome.

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.

Yard Sale

East Greenwich/Warwick Garden Club is having a yard sale May 17 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 201 Bateman Ave., Cranston. Something for everyone. For questions call 477-3678 or email mariem311@verizon.net.

Voices of RI Meeting

The Voices of RI chapter of the Colon Cancer Alliance will hold their next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. May 17 in the small meeting room of the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick. All are welcome to come learn more about our organization, share their stories and meet other survivors and caregivers. For more information call 739-5623 or visit www.ccalliance.org/RI.

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.

Plant & Yard Sale

The Coventry Historical Society will hold a plant and yard sale May 24 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the corner of Read School House Road and Route 117 in Coventry. Call Virginia Soucy at 397-3661 for more information or to donate items for the yard sale. Donations are gladly accepted.

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.

Community Service

Scholarship Available

The Greater Warwick Lions Club announces its annual Academic and Community Achievement Award. This $1,000 scholarship is available to Warwick high school seniors who have demonstrated an active involvement in community service. To receive a scholarship application, contact the guidance department of your school or request one in writing from Ron Bergeron, Scholarship Chairman, Great Warwick Lions Club, 106 Wilson Place, Warwick RI 02889. The deadline for submission is April 30.

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.


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