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Norwood Neighborhood Assn.
The general membership meeting of the Norwood Neighborhood Association will be held Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys and Girls Club. A brief business meeting will be held followed by a holiday celebration with snacks and refreshments. All are welcome.
Members will meet on Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Toll Gate High School Vo-Tech for a luncheon.
Friends of Warwick Animal Shelter
The Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will meet on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. They will discuss ideas for upcoming fund-raisers for next year. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Brenda Nordin at 467-2692.
Norwood Neighborhood Association
The general membership meeting of the Norwood Neighborhood Association will be held Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys and Girls Club. A brief business meeting will be held followed by a holiday celebration with snacks and refreshments.
Vendors are needed for a Holiday Shopping Event to Benefit the "Autism and the Sacraments" Program at St. Peters Church Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 350 Fair St. New and returning vendors welcome. Call Cheryl at 419-4598 or Carmen at 742-2993.
The Oakland Beach Volunteer Fire Co., 548 Oakland Beach Ave., will have a turkey raffle Nov. 18 from 7-10 p.m. Free hot dogs. All are invited, no admission charged. Win turkeys, hams and much more. Great night of fun for all ages. For more information call 739-9631.
The Richmond Grange #6, 690 Usquepaugh Rd. (Route 138), West Kingston, will meet Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The program for the evening presented by Youth will be spin-off of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.” Come and test your knowledge. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Carol Rathbun at 397-3996.
Aristocats Free Concert
Lloyd Kaplan's Aristocats will be performing a free concert Nov. 17 from 7-8:45 p.m. at the Rochambeau Library in Providence. The concert is part of series featuring songs by Jewish composers and lyricists.
The annual food drive of the Riverview Association will be held Nov. 19. Please drop off non-perishables to Frank Ferri and Tony Caparco's front porch, 38 Lippitt Ave., by 3p.m.
The First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., will be having a special Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 19 from 4-7 p.m. The menu includes turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, turnip, squash, cranberry sauce, dessert and beverages. Their famous apple crisp will be dessert and also for sale. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 children 6-11, children 5 and under eat free.
Roast Beef Supper
Richmond Grange #6 will be holding a roast beef supper Nov. 19 at Richmond Grange Hall, 690 Usquepaugh Rd. (Route 138), West Kingston. The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, green beans, johnnycakes and homemade pies. There will be two sittings, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. The price is $12 for adults, $6 for children, For reservations call Karen at 782-4005 and leave your name, number of guests and choice of time along with your phone number. Proceeds will help purchase gift cards for Families of Deployed Soldiers.
The Swinging Squares November dance will be held Nov. 19 from 8-10 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. The caller will be Bob Butler, cuer is Margene Jarvis. The theme will be Mickey Mouse’s Birthday.
Santa Paws Pet Pictures
The Warwick Animal Shelter is hosting their annual Santa Paws Pet Pictures Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Holiday themed photos will be taken at the Warwick Animal Shelter, 101 Arthur Devine Blvd., off Jefferson Blvd. near D'Angelo. The cost is $20 for the session and 20 photos with envelopes or three 5"x7" prints. For an appointment or more information call 468-4377. All money raised from this event will benefit the shelter animals.
Fall Music Festival
A local band showcase to benefit the RI Family Shelter will be held Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Tri-City City Elks Lodge, 1919 West Shore Rd. Doors open at 6 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of great live music and snacks. Minimum donation is $10. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased or pay at the door. Call Patti at 739-8584 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please bring a non-perishable food items.
Little League Registration
The Warwick American Little League will have registration for the 2012 season Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. Please bring proof of address and your child’s birth certificate. They will also be having field cleanup at the same time. If you can, come by after registering and give a hand getting the field ready for the winter. For more information visit email@example.com.
A free community breakfast will be held Nov. 26 from 8:30-10 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Rd. Their breakfast is for their friends and neighbors; please join them. For more information call 737-3127.
Breakfast and Photos With Santa
Breakfast and photos with Santa presented by the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and the Warwick Beacon will be held Dec. 3 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway. Breakfast will be served from 8:30-10 a.m. Tickets are $8 per person. Photos with Santa will be taken from 9:30-11 a.m. If you are too busy for breakfast you can come to have your child’s photo taken with Santa. There is no charge for the photos with Santa. As always, the photos will appear in the Christmas issue of the Warwick Beacon.
Crafters and Vendors
Greenwood Elementary School is rekindling its seasonal tradition with a holiday bazaar Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-2p.m. They are looking for crafters, vendors, artisans and more. Table rental is $25. Space is limited. Shopping, refreshments and children's activities will be offered. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 578-0492.
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is now 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.
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 Leonhardt 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.
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.
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.
There will be Bingo at Sparrows Point III, 355 Hardig Rd., every Wednesday starting April 6. Doors open at 4 p.m., bingo starts promptly at 6 p.m.
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.
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.
The Donate Shop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit thrift store that provides free clothing to families in crisis. They are an all volunteer organization that relies solely on the support of the community to continue this endeavor. The shop has a new location at 400 Warwick Ave., Unit #14, between Dunkin Donuts and Shaw's. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The phone number is 533-9944, the website is www.thedonateshop.org and “Like” them on Facebook for special updates.
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.
Domestic Violence Volunteers
The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC) is currently seeking volunteers for their Speakers Bureau. All volunteers will be trained to provide outreach, as a representative of EBCC, to communities in their service area through attendance at health and community fairs and by fulfilling requests for informational speaking engagements. Volunteers will receive thorough and specialized training under the supervision of the agency services coordinator before beginning this work. For more information, or to get involved, contact Deb Ferrante at 738-9700.
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.
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.