NOTICE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.
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.
Country Line Dancing with Tami Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $6. Come and have some fun.
On Friday, June 6, Tri-City Elks will be holding its 2nd Annual D Day Celebration to say thank you to the troops both past and present of all military branches starting at 5 p.m. The hall will be open to all veterans. Good food and plenty of it with live music. There will be a flag pole dedication ceremony to honor the men and women who lost their lives in defense of what this country stands for: freedom. For more information, contact Mark Eaton, Exalted Ruler of Tri-City Elks, at 529-9213 or 737-2196.
Binbgo will be held on Friday, June 13. Starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Contact John Collins for additional information at 265-3075.
The Title I Office for Warwick Public Schools announced that Preschool registration for the 2014/2015 school year has started. The preschool program is fully funded through Title I. The program will run four half days each week with a parent component every other Friday. They are offering a morning or an afternoon session to families. Parents are required to attend every other Friday for informative workshops to support family learning and kindergarten readiness. This program is free of charge and is offered to families living in the Oakland Beach, Hoxsie, Wickes and Norwood areas. If you are or know of a family with a child who will be 4 years old by September 1 and are interested in this program, call Carol Maloney at 734-3426 or email at Maloneyc@warwickschools.org.
The Conimicut Village Association is still accepting orders for memorial bricks. Bricks can be used to commemorate a life event or to honor a person, living or deceased. The engraved bricks are installed along the walkway at the scenic overlook at the ocean end of Beach Avenue. Over 50 bricks have already been installed. For more information contact Ginny at 524-8404. Forms can be downloaded at www.conimicut.org (events page).
Summer Art Camp
Ages 6-12 will have unique ways to explore their creativity this summer at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. New art sessions include comic books, oil pastels, wearable art, and art & poetry in nine lines. Plus, favorite sessions like acrylic painting, ceramics, drawing and jewelry making will be offered again. Full camp schedule, instructors and pricing are on Facebook (Events), online at warwickmuseum.org or call the office. Easy phone registration with Mastercard or Visa, but register soon because spaces are limited. Call 737-0010.
Ocean State Toastmasters
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting June 3 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 some 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. Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island. We are a distinguished club. For more information call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.
The GFWC Warwick Women’s Club will hold its installation dinner meeting June 3 at 6 p.m. at Pinelli’s Italian Café, 701 Quaker Lane, West Warwick. If you are interested in this club, call Sandy at 595-4555 or e-mail Warwick@gfwcri.org.
EG/Warwick Garden Club
East Greenwich/Warwick Garden Club annual meeting will be held June 3 at 12 noon at the home of club member Carol Plemmons, 46 Breakwater Lane, North Kingstown. For more information call 477-3678 or email email@example.com.
The Chatham Village Garden Club will meet Tuesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the EBC House in Warwick. Sue Alliare will present a program, “How to Divide Plants and Other Worthwhile Tips.” This will be the last meeting of the season.
RI Pink Heels
To benefit the RI Chapter of Pink Heals in your communitym the RI Pink Heals Meeting House Committee has set the June dates for the center to be open available to survivors and women in treatment . The Center at 53 Providence Street, Suite 5, West Warwick, will be open in June on the following dates: June 5 5-8 p.m., June 13 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 17 5-8 p.m., June 25 5-8 p.m., June 30 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Please feel free to forward any of your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Festival & Carnival
St. Kevin Parish, 333 Sandy Lane, is hosting a festival and carnival (rain or shine) Friday, June 5, from 6 -11 p.m., Saturday, June 7, from 12- 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, 1-6 p.m. Limited ticket-drawing for 1979 MG Sportster, mint, 12,000 original miles. Call 737-2638.
A walking track fundraiser breakfast will be held June 7 from 7:30-10 a.m. at Dave’s Bar & Grill, 2339 Post Road, Warwick. Tickets can be pre-ordered, $8 per person. Please respond no later than June 2.
Classic Car Show
The 7th Annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show will take place June 8 at 171 Service Place, located at 171 Service Rd. (off Jefferson Blvd.), Warwick. Rain date is July 20. Antique cars, classic cars to 1989, rods, muscle cars and all-year Corvettes are invited to exhibit. Vehicle registration is from 9 a.m.-12 noon, with free goody bags and dash plaques to the first 100 entries. The entry fee is $15 per car. Spectators are free to roam the show. Enjoy oldies music by Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. in 28 classes, including Best of Show, Peoples Choice and Best Club Participation. There will be door prizes and raffles, including a 50/50 raffle. Bring a can of wet dog food or wet cat food for the shelter animals and receive an additional door prize ticket. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, sponsor inquiries or to donate an item to the raffle, call 480-9769, visit www.FriendsRI.org or email Shelterhelp@FriendsRI.org.
Grand Planting Day
Join the Grand Planting Day for a celebration of Trudeau Memorial Center’s gardens June 8 from 12 noon- 4 p.m. They will enhance these sites with planning colorful summer annuals. All are welcome. Gloves, tools and beverages will be provided. For more information call 316-9250.
Gorton High School
The Gorton High School monthly luncheon has a change in location, Sam’s Inn, 2227 West Shore Road, Warwick, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Call Dot at 463-9535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasta Dinner & Magic Show
Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave., is having a pasta dinner and magic show June 14 at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $12, senior citizens $10, children under the age of 10 with their parents will be a maximum charge of $35. Tickets can be purchased in advance by June 7. Call Nancy at 316-5924 and leave your name and phone number for more information.
The North Kingstown Women’s Club will hold a yard sale June 14 at 133 Chatworth Road (located off Haverhill Ave. across from Jitters on Rt. 1S) North Kingstown. The yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include such items as books, kitchen items, knickknacks, etc. No early birds please.
St. Benedict’s Church
100th Anniversary Gala
On Sept. 27 St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, will be having their 100th anniversary gala. It will begin with 4 p.m. Mass and be followed by a spectacular celebration in the newly refurbished and handicapped accessible Parish Center. The church is looking for former priests, deacons, principals, nuns, teachers, students, choir members and former and present parishioners. They would like your pictures and past history to make this a memorable and uplifting event not only for the parish but also the faith community. Contact the rectory office at 737-9492 and ask for Barbara or Don or email email@example.com. The next volunteer committee meeting is June 16 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. All are welcome.
Craft Vendors Wanted
The Conimicut Village Association is seeking vendors for their annual craft fair to be held at Conimicut Point Park Aug. 16 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. The vendor fee is $25. Call 524-8404 for more information and/or an application form.
Every Tuesday until September, the Greater Warwick Lions will be holding Cruising with the Oldies at Oakland Beach in Warwick from 4 p.m. to dusk. Sweet antique cars, DJ Dom playing the oldies, food vendors, raffles and prizes all with an ocean view. All proceeds benefit the Lions’ charities, Ronald McDonald House, children with cancer, Insight, children and adults in the community in need of glasses, scholarships awarded to Warwick students and JONAH. Cruise Night is weather permitting; check the Warwick Lions Cruise Night website for cancellations.
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.
Summer Internships for College Students
College students are still being interviewed for summer internships, and Warwick Museum of Art is especially interested in education majors who enjoy working with children for its Summer Art Camp, and communications majors who want real-world experience writing articles, press releases and Facebook posts. These are unpaid internships, but WMOA is participating in a state-run program that provides small stipends for students who attend out-of-state colleges. For complete details call the office as soon as possible, 737-0010.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 Project in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is 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 mammogram and gynecological care.
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.
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.