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.
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.
Mothers' Day Ritual May 14 at 10 a.m. Honor our mothers alive or deceased. Open to all members and their families. Join them for this beautiful ritual.
Classic car show will start up again May 18 at 5 p.m. and every Thursday throughout the summer. Come and enjoy this fun event with great food, music,and, of course, great cars.
Children's Safety Clinic May 20 at 10 a.m. This event is for children 6-12 years of age. There will be a police officer that will speak on various safety issues. Each child will receive a helmet and kneepads. Sign-up sheet is in the lounge during regular business hours.
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.
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.
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 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.
Huge Yard Sale
The Pet Refuge, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located at 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown, is holding a huge yard sale May 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pet Refuge. There will be a large selection of household items, small furniture, costume jewelry, toys, lots of books, DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes and much more. Something for everyone at great prices. For more information call the Pet Refuge at 294-1115.
Pontiac Free Library
Introduction to Sign Language Class, Monday nights May 8-29 at 6 p.m. Registration required. Call 737-3292 or email email@example.com to register.
Watercolor Class with Aileen Quinn, Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration required. Call 737-3292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Warwick Women’s Club
The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will hold its annual dinner meeting May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza on Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. If you are interested in this club, call 739-1157 or visit www.gfwcri.org. Theirgoal is to be involved in community and civic affairs by volunteering and fund-raising for certain organizations, such as Project Undercover, House of Hope, veterans' organizations and the Boys and Girls Clubs.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Try to solve the mystery as the American Legion Players answer your questions at “The Wizard of Oz Murder” May 12 at 7 p.m. at the William Shields Post 43, 662 West Shore Road. Dinner will be cranberry roasted pork, roasted potatoes and brown sugar carrots (chicken substitute available if notified in advance). There will be a dessert auction; donations of desserts are gladly accepted. Tickets are $20; for tickets contact Sharon Demers at 497-4726.
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.
St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, will present a patriotic Ccncert May 19 at 7 p.m. in the church. The concert will feature inspirational music by the 88th Army Band with the combined choirs of St. Kevin and St. Rita churches and a special appearance by the Warwick Police and Fire Honor Guard. The concert, "Honoring Our Heroes,” is free and open to the public. A free-will donation of non-perishable food for their food pantry is appreciated.
Asbury Methodist Church, 550 Fair St. off Narragansett Parkway, will hold a yard sale May 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sale will be outside and in, weather permitting. Sale includes sports equipment, yard tools, regular tools, household items, linens, small furniture, some costume jewelry, electronics and a dinghy that has gone around the world (meet the man who sailed it). For more information call 921-6850.
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.
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.
Memorial Day Parade Invite
The Warwick Veterans Council would like to invite the general public to attend the annual City of Warwick Memorial Day Parade. The parade is scheduled for Memorial Day, May 29, and will begin at 9:15 a.m. The parade will start at Bishop Hendricken High School and travel south down Warwick Avenue, turning west on West Shore Road and end at Warwick Vets Memorial Park (in front of Warwick Vets School). Joining the parade this year will be the Honorable Gina Raimondo, Mayor Scott Avedisian, as well as other City councilpersons and local state representatives. Persons or groups interested in participating may contact Tony Rodrigues at 919-8951.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bowlers are needed at Meadowlark Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, email@example.com or Everett at 739-5343, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Fitness Training
A local non-profit will bring organized basketball, nutrition education and physical fitness training to 160-200 youth in Warwick. The program will run through Feb. 28, and players only pay a $25 fee for the entire season. They are a registered 501©3 non-profit, and they are currently close to capacity. For more information, call Stephen Pope, director, Hoop Dreams Rhode Island, at 391-1117.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) RI Chapter #44 Warwick meets every Wednesday night at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Weigh-in is from 6:30-6:45 p.m. The meeting will follow at 6:50. Weekly dues are $2; yearly dues are $32. For more information about this chapter or others around the state, contact TOPS Leader Nicole Johnson-Morais at 332-7616, email@example.com or visit www.tops.org.
Wanted: Norwood Crime Watch Participants
The Norwood Neighborhood Association Crime Watch Committee is looking for residents to be part of a crime-prevention program. If you would like to be part of this important initiative, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call NNA at 785-0616. Minimal time is required but it could save you a lot of headaches in response to a crime.
Bowlers are needed for a Monday night league starting at 6:30 at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick. Call Pat at 737-0361 or 523-7108.
Old Warwick Grange #41
The Grange is a fraternal non-profit organization with a special interest in community service. Their history is as an agricultural organization and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.; no meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick. For more information call 465-7259.
Transformation Tuesday is held at Kon Asian Bistro, 553 Main Street, East Greenwich, the third Tuesday of every month from 7 p.m.-8:30. Mingle and hear solutions for weight loss, having more energy, raising your performance and healthy aging. Come ready to sample products. To register or for more information call at Cindy 497-5656.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Rhode Island Chapter #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. Weekly dues are $1.50; yearly dues are $32. For more information about TOPS, call TOPS Greeter Carole Paster from Exeter at 295-8381, e-mail email@example.com, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.
Moms for Moms
Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just one hour a week. Moms for Moms/Families First 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. They will train you and provide supervisory support to volunteers. Dont miss out on this opportunity. Contact 383-9933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwich Bay Women’s Club
The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Atria Harborhill, 159 Division St. on the Warwick/East Greenwich line) to work together to make a difference in local communities. There are no age or residency requirements to join and meetings are open. If you would like further information, contact membership chair Diane Gadoury at 860-465-7987.
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.
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.
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.
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 11:15-11:45 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.
Free Pet Food
Bonniedale Farm in North Scituate offers dog and cat food at no cost to struggling pet owners, hoping to provide for the animals while easing the burden on community members facing tough times. Those wishing to donate or in need of pet food can contact Dan MacKenzie at 574-6056. The mailing address for the farm is 1097 Chopmist Hill Road, North Scituate, RI 02857, while the physical address is 1056 Danielson Pike, North Scituate. MacKenzie asks that visitors call before making the trip. More information can be found online at www.bonniedalefarmanimalsanctuary.com.
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.
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 9-11:30 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.
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.