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.
Pilgrim Senior Center
The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway, offers educational, nutritional and recreational programs to folks 55 years of age and older. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Chess players wanted at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Join in this game of strategy on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Billiards Room. They will teach new players, so come give it a try.
Evening square dance classes coming to pilgrim senior center. Pilgrim Senior Center to introduce new evening Adult Enrichment Square Dance Program. Classes are Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old. Call Kathleen at 468-4074 for more information.
Roger Ceresi & The All Starz New Year's Eve “Living The Dream” Dec. 31. Music 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Includes noisemakers and champagne toast. Seating is limited. Advance purchase of tickets is strongly advised. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in the Lounge during regular business hours Monday through Thursday; lodge opens at 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Country Line Dancing Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $8 per person, and the instructor is Lori Enos. Come on down with your boots and kick up your heals.
Zumba will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and the instructor is Lorraine Blanchard.
Free Community Lunch
A free community lunch and food pantry will be held Dec. 30 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. Everyone is invited to participate.
The next meeting of the Gaspee Seniors will be held Jan. 2 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Pilgrim Parkway. They will be playing the brown bag game; bring a gift in a bag ($1:00) and also playing left/right game. Meeting begins at 1:30. All are welcome.
Ocean State Toastmasters
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting Jan. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The club is one of some 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. Founded in 1963, Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island. Visit and see what they are all about. For more information, contact Merrill Winoker, Vice President of Membership, at 688-4741 or email@example.com.
CHADD Support Group
The Rhode Island Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) welcomes the community to a free support group. A lively, honest discussion will be had after watching movie clips related to ADHD Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Pine Room at Bradley Hospital in East Providence. Siblings and Spouses are especially welcome to listen to the ways others have experienced and coped with the challenges people have with ADHD. There is no charge, although donations are appreciated. Reservations are not necessary. CHADD can be reached at www.chadd.net/810, 369-0045 or www.facebook.com/chadd.org.
There will be a meat raffle Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the William Shields Post, 662 West Shore Road.
Upcoming Events at Pontiac Free Library
Local author B.J. Knapp will appear Jan. 6 at 11 a.m.
Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes Blind Faith in a symphony of scripture and song Jan. 12 at 1:15 p.m. in the Patterson Building cafeteria. Inspiring audiences throughout southern New England, Blind Faith incorporates vocals, keyboard and percussion in their extraordinary performance.
Ocean State Orchid Society Meeting
The Ocean State Orchid Society January meeting will be held Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry, 4 Universal Boulevard, Coventry (Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's). This meeting will feature an extra-large grow and show table. What do you have in winter bloom and what was your holiday party gift? Please bring it in so that we can learn about some unusual orchids. You can also bring in plants you are having trouble getting to flower. No bug problems, please. Public is welcome.
Walk and Talk at Rocky Point
Walk and Talk at Rocky Point is a free walking group that meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursdays evenings at 4 p.m. They meet at the front gate. They walk at a moderate pace on the paved path that is about two miles. Dogs on leashes and children in strollers are welcome. The group calls themselves the “Rocky Point Pacers.” Call Cindy at 497-5656 for more details.
A+ School Rewards
Want to earn money for your school? Earn A School Rewards every time you shop with your Stop & Shop card, now through March 15, 2018. Register your Stop & Shop card at stopandshop.com/school-rewards. Click on "FAQs" and then "A School Rewards" for more info. Contact your school if they have not registered. Call A hotline at 1-877-275-2758, or Consumer Affairs at 1-877-366-2668.
The West Bay Anglers presents their 24th annual lobster raffle every Saturday through March 17 at the Warwick Firefighters Hall, 750 Warwick Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m. The public is invited. For more information call 463-3331.
URI Theatre Auditions for Upcoming Show
The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department is calling for actors to audition for two productions, “Measure For Measure” by William Shakespeare and the URI Theatre’s production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s, “Mary Poppins.” The auditions are open to the public. To register, call the URI Theatre Department at 874-5921 or visit the theatre office on the second floor of the Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston. Details are also available at web.uri.edu/theatre.
Warwick Historical Society
The Warwick Historical Society is open weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House at 25 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 members and come learn about Warwick's history by helping as a volunteer. Visit www.whsri.org, join them on Facebook or call 737-4617 for more information.
Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. (Scheduled meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather). There are no meetings Nov. 23 and 30.
All In A Chord Women’s Barbershop Chorus is looking for singers on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Annex, 389 Greenwich Ave., Rt.5, Warwick. Call Shirley at 739-0907 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meadowbrook Terrace bingo is held every Friday night at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Snacks will be available. 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 email@example.com.
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 Meadowbrook Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, firstname.lastname@example.org or Everett at 739-5343, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Rhode Island Chapter #38 East Greenwich meets every Thursday at Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50 a.m. The meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Weekly dues are $1.50, yearly dues $32. For more information about TOPS call Barbara Laprocina from Warwick at 996-3984, 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.
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.