Pig Roast with all the fixins Aug. 23. Tickets are $20. Please get your tickets early at the lounge bar before Aug. 19. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Yard Sale/Craft Fair Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tables will be available to rent for $10 to sell you old stuff or rent a table for your handmade crafts. Call Lori to rent a table 529-9212
Beginning Aug. 7, The Helen McPherson “Pink Heals” Meeting House, located at 53 Providence St., Suite 5, West Warwick, will be open on Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m.
The “Meeting House” is a non-clinical social group for survivors and women currently battling cancer to get together and make new friends. They have a group of women that will be meeting to socialize, play games, arts/crafts, movie nights and much more. If you are a woman who is currently battling cancer or have beaten this terrible disease and would like to join the group, contact 828-PINK or stop in on Thursdays.
Summer Night Concert Series
The Apponaug Area Improvement Association presents its 4th Annual Music for a Summer Night Concert Series on the front steps of Warwick City Hall 6:30-8 p.m. The schedule is as follows: August 7 Bobby Justin Classic Rock ’n Roll; Aug. 21 Ten Rod Ramblers Blues & Rock. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Friendship Hall of Warwick Central Baptist Church Hall across from City Hall.
William Shields Post 43 is having a blood drive Aug. 10 from 8 a.m.-12 noon. A free breakfast will be served to all who donate. The Post home is located at 662 West Shore Road in Conimicut. Give the gift of life.
Islands Variety Show
Trudeau Memorial Center will present its first Islands Variety Show Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Larkin Recreational Building. Please arrive at 10:30 for great pre-show events.
Gorton Monthly Luncheon
The Gorton High School monthly luncheon will be held at Top of The Bay in Oakland Beach Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Contact Dot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 463-9535.
Conimicut Craft Fair
The annual Conimicut Craft Fair will be held Aug. 16 from noon until 5 p.m. at Conimicut Point Park, 1 Point Avenue, Warwick. Fair features live music, food and craft vendors and entertainment for children. The park also has beach access and a playground. Free admission to the park and the event.
Weekend of Celebration for Gortonites
Former students and friends of Gorton High School are invited to visit the school and stroll the corridors once again. The school will be opened Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Later that day will be a Knights of Columbus gathering from 4-9 p.m. Bring snacks: chips, dip, pizza, sandwiches, fruit and desserts. $3 per person. Plan on renewing friendships and reminiscing. On Aug. 17 the Gorton Grand Reunion will be held at the Radisson Hotel on Post Road in Warwick. $30 per person with dinner featuring roast top round of beef, baked ham and grilled boneless breast of chicken, served family style. Social hour from 1:30-2:30 p.m., dinner at 2:30. Call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or email email@example.com.
A new Hi-Lo-Jack card league will be starting Aug. 18 at the Buttonwoods Center at 12:45 p.m. Please arrive by 12:30. The group will play seven games in a table of six. Cost is $2 weekly, 10-cent ups, all money collected will go back to the players. On the 16th week there will be a banquet for all players. Call Ray Walsh, director, at 497-8097 for more information.
Gorton Orientation Nights
Gorton Junior High School will be hosting orientation nights for all incoming 7th grade students Aug. 18 and/or Aug. 19 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The students will receive their schedules, locker assignments, directions on how to open lockers and maps of the building. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to take a look at the schedule and locations of the rooms in advance and to ask any questions. You will also be able to hand in the school physical/immunization forms. The PTO will be accepting new memberships on this evening, and they will have information on school fundraising events.
Ocean State Toastmasters
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19 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. Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island. For more information, call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.
The staff and students of Pilgrim High School invite the Class of 2018 and new students to orientation and an ice cream social Aug. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. All incoming 9th graders will receive their schedule that evening and meet with student leaders as they tour the building and discuss what makes a Patriot successful. Parents are invited to auditorium for a short program before all meet back for the ice cream social.
The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association will be having their summer luncheon on Aug. 20, noontime, at the Top of the Bay restaurant in Oakland Beach. They will be raffling off a fantastic prize. Call Lois at 738-1768 to reserve your spot or go to www.warwickretirees.com and you’ll get all the information. Leave a message on the website and tell what you think.
Norwood Block Party
The Norwood Neighborhood Association’s Summer Block Party at the Gazebo on Pawtuxet Avenue will be held Aug. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (rain date Aug. 21). Come hungry and enjoy grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and drinks, all reasonably priced. Musical entertainment by Wooden Nickel. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a summer evening at the gazebo. All are welcome. (Check out www.norwoodnari.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are the aches and pains of osteoarthritis getting in the way of living life to the fullest? Put Pain in Its Place is a free, one-hour class that gives you the tools to manage your osteoarthritis (OA) pain and live better. Developed by the experts you trust at the Arthritis Foundation in conjunction with the National Council on Aging and sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc., this program will help you understand OA, its causes and how to treat it; learn self-management strategies to prevent and relieve pain; get inspired to take action and get your pain under control; and find out about effective and safe exercises from the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Held by Arthritis Foundation (RI Chapter) at Elite Physical Therapy Warwick, 535 Centerville Road, Warwick, Aug. 29 from 2-3 p.m. Contact Brittany Gonsalves at 737-4581 or email email@example.com.
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.
Crafters needed for the annual Heritage Day event at the Paine House Museum located at 7 Station St., Coventry, on September 27. The price per table is $25. Tables are not available, so you will have to supply your own. There is limited space this year, so if you’re interested contact Sandy at 821-2444.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Rita’s Women’s Club annual autumn bazaar will be held Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the William Shields American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road in Conimicut. Vendor space is available for $20. Call Joan at 739-0239 for applications and further information.
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.
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.
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.
Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just on hour a week. Moms for Moms RI helps pregnant women and new mothers deal with an enormous transition by matching them with trained volunteers who are mothers themselves. The program provides emotional and social support and strives to connect new moms to resources within their own communities. Mentors develop a warm, supportive relationship while spending time with the new mom in their homes, accompanying them on outings, and attending mom gatherings. You will be trained and provided supervisory support from volunteers. Contact Sally at 383-9933.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.