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

Tri-City Elks

Roger Ceresi & The All Starz "Spring Fling" May 13. Music from 8:15-11:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person in advance, at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in the lounge during regular business hours.

Tri-City Elks #14 presents a "Custom Collectible Car Show May 18 at 5 p.m. Show will continue every Thursday. Bring your auto and show it off, or just come and enjoy. Motorcycles welcome. There will be music and food for sale. The tiki bar will be open for beverages.

Country Line Dancing Monday nights with Lori Enos, runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person.

Zumba Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Instructor is Lorraine Blanchard. Cost is $6.

Square Dance Convention

April 27, 59th New England Square and Round Dance Convention held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Ave., 8-11 p.m.

April 28, 59th New England Square and Round Dance Convention held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for 9-11 p.m.

April 29, 59th New England Square and Round Dance Convention held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 6:30-11 p.m.

Annual Conimicut Village Spring Fling Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Conimicut Village Association Spring Fling Fundraiser scheduled for April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Benedict's Parish Hall on Transit Street in Conimicut. Tickets are $24 per person and include music by Steve Burke Productions; a buffet dinner with cheese, crackers, chicken, potatoes, pasta, meatballs, salad and dessert; door prizes, gourmet raffle baskets and silent auction items. All proceeds fund the beautiful flowers and U.S. flags displayed all summer throughout the village. Tickets are available online at www.conimicut.org at Davie's Service Station, 1008 West Shore, or by calling 524-8404. Advance sales only.

Roast Beef Supper

Richmond Grange is having a roast beef supper April 29.  Sittings are 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call Karen for your reservation at 782-4005.  Menu includes oast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, johnnycakes and homemade pie.  Cost is $12.

Free Community Lunch

A Free Community Lunch and Food Pantry will be held April 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. Everyone is invited to participate.

Pasta & Meatball Dinner

The Pet Refuge, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located at 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown is holding a pasta and meatball dinner April 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 15, 1016 Main Street, East Greenwich. Gluten-free pasta and vegetarian meatballs available, salad, dessert and beverage included. During the event raffles and silent auction will be held. Adults $16, children under 12 $6 (under 3 free). For more information call the Pet Refuge at 294-1115.

Pontiac Free Library

Money Smart Week: Q & A with a private investigator. Ask Tom Anter, the owner of Big Brother Investigations, about identity theft, scams and more. April 29 at 11 am.

Introduction to Sign Language Class, Monday nights May 8-29 at 6 p.m. Registration required. Call 737-3292 or email info@pontiacfreelibrary.org to register.

Watercolor Class with Aileen Quinn, Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration required. Call 737-3292 or email info@pontiacfreelibrary.org to register.

Chartercare Scholarships

The Chartercare Foundation is now accepting applications for nursing scholarships; applicants must be Rhode Island residents and have been accepted to or currently enrolled in a Rhode Island accredited nursing program. Deadline is April 30. For details and application visit www.chartercarefoundation.org; click on scholarships.

Daughters of Isabella

The St. Benedict's Circle #423 Daughters of Isabella will meet May 1 at 6:30 p.m. Bring Rosary beads for group Rosary prior to the speaker and meeting.

Gaspee Seniors

The next meeting of the Gaspee Seniors will be held May 2 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, Warwick. The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. They will be having fun doing karaoke. All seniors are welcome.

Ocean State Toastmasters

Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting May 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For more information, contact Robert Rogers, vice president of membership, at 782-7637 or Robert_Rogers@acm.org.

Cranston Senior Guild May Meeting

Cranston Senior Guild’s next  meeting will take place May 3 at 1 p.m. at Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick. After a short meeting, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung will be the guest speaker. You will have time to ask him questions. There will be refreshments and a raffle. All men and women age 55 years plus are welcome to join Cranston Senior Guild. Cranston residency is not required. June 7 is the installation luncheon. All the details will be forthcoming. Mark your calendar and save the date.

Food Truck Eating Experience 

A food truck eating experience will be held at the Norwood Gazebo on Pawtuxet Avenue May 4 from 5-8 p.m. In addition to great food there will be live music-entertainment.  Tables and chairs will be provided for your enjoyment and eating comfort. Everyone is welcome. This event is sponsored by the Norwood Neighborhood Association and the Warwick Parks and Recreation Department. If you wish, bring your own chairs/blankets to enjoy the rest of the evening with live music.

Three Card Mel

American Legion, William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road, will have three-card Mel and 50/50 May 5 at 7 p.m. For more information call 737-9711.

Art Sale

United Cerebral Palsy of RI Adaptive Arts Program will hold an art sale May 5 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arnold Conference Center, 3 Regan Ct. off 111 Howard Ave, Cranston. Select from Fine Art originals and prints of landscapes, florals, animals and still life. New items votives and charm bracelets. All sales benefit the artists and program.

Bingo

Bingo will be held May 6 at St. Kevin’s Church hall, 333 Sandy Lane, starting and ending with a $100 special. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6.

Gorton High School Monthly Luncheon

The Gorton High School Monthly Luncheon will be held May 10 at Top of the Bay, Oakland Beach, at 12 noon. Cost is $17 per person. If you plan to attend, call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or e-mail mcguinn@cox.net. All Gorton High School classmates from 1941-1955, spouses and friends are welcome.

Warwick Area Independent Group

On May 11, the Warwick Area Independent Group will be meeting at the Greatfull Bread Shop at 5:30. It will be hosted by Dan Elliott, a former Independent candidate for RI House District 20. Anyone is welcome to join who wants to discuss local or national issues in a bipartisan laid back setting. Thinking of running next year for public office or just want to volunteer? Statistics show a majority of Rhode Island voters are unaffiliated.

Mother’s Day Gift & Plant Sale

Mother's Day Gift and Plant Sale May 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (rain or shine), 2141 West Shore Road, Warwick, hosted by the Rhode Island Parrot Rescue. There will be annuals, perennials, houseplants, herbs, concrete planters, hand-crafted items for mom, and an Alex & Ani gift set raffle valued over $100. All proceeds benefit the RI Parrot Rescue.

Academic and Community Achievement Award

The Greater Warwick Lions Club announces its Academic and Community Achievement Award eligibility program. They will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship this year. This award is available to Warwick high school seniors residing in Warwick. The Greater Warwick Lions Club is a chartered member of Lions Club International and dedicated to the concept of community service. This award takes into account financial need and academic achievement as well as demonstrated community service of the applicants. To receive an application, contact your guidance department or send a request to Ron Bergeron, GWLC Scholarship Chairman, 106 Wilson Ave., Warwick RI, 02889. The application submission deadline is May 15.

Ham & Bean Supper

There will be an old-fashioned ham and bean supper to benefit Unit 43 children and youth May 20 at the William Shields Jr. Post 43. Dinner featuring ham, beans, cole slaw, brown bread, coffee and pastry will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will be raffles, 50/50 and dancing until 11 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call Kathy Johnson at 941-2486.

Village Singers

The Village Singers will present the first of their Spring Season Concerts May 23 at 7 p.m. at Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave. This is a small mixed four-part harmony group whose name is derived from Pawtuxet Village and who performs songs from the American Songbook for the public and especially for those in facilities for the elderly. Admission is free, so come and enjoy an evening of old familiar songs.

Oakland Beach in the 1960s

The upcoming exhibit, “Oakland Beach in the 1960s – Art, Society, Nature” at the Warwick Center for the Arts (WCA), will be on display May 24 through June 30. The exhibit will feature original images of Oakland Beach from that era by Carmel Vitullo, the acclaimed Rhode Island photographer, along with other images and items related to Oakland Beach and describing the artistic, social, and environmental context for her work. Visit WCA, 3259 Post Road, Apponaug Village, for the exhibit opening on June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. or visit any time during WCA normal operating hours Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 1 to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 12 to 3 p.m. The exhibit is co-sponsored by Warwick Center for the Arts; City of Warwick Department of Tourism, Culture & Development; Bert Gallery; Save the Bay; TD Bank; and the Warwick Historical Society.

Crafters Wanter

Spring Green Memorial Church is looking for crafters to participate in an indoor/outdoor craft and yard sale to be held June 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tables and spaces are available for a donation of $25 each (There is limited space inside.). For those interested or for more information, contact the church office Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 463-8328 to make your reservation. Spring Green Church is located at 1350 Warwick Ave.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course

Do you need your RI State Boating Card? Want to brush up on your skills? How about getting your family involved in safe boating? Sign up for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship course starting June 5. It runs 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in June at North Star Flotilla Headquarters at Brewers Greenwich Bay Marina, 1 Masthead Drive, just off Post Road in Warwick. The cost is $65 for the eight lessons, including textbook, charts and handouts. Second and third member of your family sharing materials is only $35. They cover jet skis, boat handling, rules of the road, aids to navigation, lines and knots, federal and state regulations, electronic navigation and more. Lots of hands-on learning and individual attention. For information or to register, email Roz@butziger.com or go to www.northstarflotilla.com.

Vendors Wanted

St. Benedict Church 135 Beach Ave Warwick is having an indoor flea market June 10 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. They have a limited number of tables available for vendors to rent. Cost is $30 for the day. Call Barbara at 737-9492 for information or to reserve a space.

Meadowbrook Bingo

Meadowbrook Terrace bingo is held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Bird Feeder Donations

Wild Birds Unlimited, Warwick, annually conducts a feeder swap event, which generates bird feeders for donations within the community. The feeders are completely refurbished and as a result are perfectly functional. The feeder swap has resulted in more than 50 feeders over the past four years and the feeders have been given to local schools, senior centers and assisted living facilities. If you are interested in obtaining a feeder for a deserving destination, contact Richard Del Sesto at 826-0606 or wbuwarwick@yahoo.com.

Meadowlark Seniors

Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity also follows. All seniors are invited to visit and see what the club is all about.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

As a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, you’re all too familiar with the frustration and heartache that come from trying to stir the memory of someone you love. But when you attend this Alzheimer’s support group, held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m., you can discuss the challenges you face, meet others with similar experiences and find solutions that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. For reservations or more information call 739-7300.

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