October 20, 2014
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Bulletin Board 11/22

NOTICE:For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to sharonr@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.

Vendors Wanted
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.

Free Breakfast
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.

Steel Guitar Jam
Their will be a New England Steel Guitar Jam on Nov. 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the American Legion Post #15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich. The band will be"Branded. Donation is $6.

VA Benefits
Greenwich Farms at Warwick Senior Living is hosting an educational workshop about VA benefits Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. The event will take place at 75 Minnesota Ave. The workshop is free and open to the public. Call 737-7222 to register.

Lakewood Neighborhood
The Lakewood Neighborhood Association will meet on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Washington St. VFW Hall. Mayor Scott Avedisian will speak about the current financial state in Warwick and also discuss any other pertinent topics. There will also be a police report on current happenings in the neighborhood. The meeting is free and open to all Lakewood area residents

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 greenwoodholidaybazaar@gmail.com or call 578-0492.

Read To and Mentor Children

The RI Mentoring Partnership is looking for adults who would like to spend one hour each week as a Warwick literacy mentor, reading to children and providing positive adult interaction during one-hour weekly sessions at local schools. The program serves Warwick school children in grades K-3 to improve a child’s future academic and life success. If interested contact RIMP at 732-7700.


Cornerstone Church
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.

Developmental Screening
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.

Bingo
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.

Bingo
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.

Donate Shop
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.


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