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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

Meat raffle for Rosemary's Wish Kids will be held April 21 from 2-4 p.m. There are four tables full of meats and gifts. Also a 50/50 raffle. Come and have some fun while supporting such a wonderful cause.

Neal and the Vipers with Dave Howard will be performing April 27 at 8:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $6 at the door.

Wright's Farm style buffet dinner May 12. Salad, bread & butter, chicken, french fries, macaroni and ice cream.

Oak Hill Band playing cover songs, meal from 6-7 p.m. Band plays from 7:30-11 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and are being sold in the lounge during regular business hours. Proceeds to benefit homeless veterans needs. Come support this worthy cause.  

Country Line Dancing Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $6 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.

Warwick Rotary

On April 19 the Warwick Rotary welcomes 

Dr. David Dwyer, a chiropractor with 30 years of experience and the owner of Toll Gate Chiropractic. He also serves as the president of the Chiropractic Society of RI. Dr. David Dwyer will discuss ways to minimize and eradicate pain without addictive medication. The Warwick Rotary is a globally-minded membership club that inspires positive changes within our community. They meet Thursdays at noon at Chelo’s Restaurant's Banquet Room at 2225 Post Road in Warwick. If you are interested in attending a meeting, contact Sarah Channing at 738-1338 x335 or visit portal.clubrunner.ca/4574.

Gaspee Seniors

The next meeting of the Gaspee Seniors will be held April 17 at the Pilgrim Senior Center located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway. They will celebrating Earth Day. The meeting will begin at 1:30. All are welcome.

Ocean State Toastmasters

Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting April 17 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. The club is one of 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. For more information, contact Merrill Winoker, Vice President of Membership, at 688-4741 or merrillwinoker@icloud.com.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held April 19 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway at 6:30 p.m. They will be discussing the results of the breakfast to be held on April 14 and finalizing plans for a craft show that will be held on May 12 at Pilgrim. If you would like any information on the breakfast or craft show call Brenda at 467-2692. Everyone is invited to attend meetings.

Pasta & Meatball Dinner

The Pet Refuge is having their annual Pasta and Meatball Dinner including GF and veggie options April 21 at 5-8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich. Tickets are adult $16, children under 12 $6 (under 3 free). During the event a raffle and silent auction will be held. For more information and to purchase tickets call the Pet Refuge at 294-1115.

Earth Day Cleanup

The Pilgrim Neighborhood Association will be hosting an Earth Day Cleanup event at Holliman School April 22. Please bring work gloves, rakes, etc. to better assist in this community project.

Breakfast Fundraiser

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. #1 is holding a breakfast fundraiser April 22 from 8-10:30 a.m. at Dave’s Bar & Grill, 2339 Post Road. All you can eat breakfast with chef’s omelet station. $15 per person, children under 12 $7.50. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event. Contact Bob Carlow at 302-1120.

Spring Fundraiser

St. Benedict Circle Daughters of Isaella #423 is holding a spring fundraiser April 22 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Rev. William Lawless Center, 70 Transit St. (behind St. Benedict Church). Featured will be The Two of Hearts cabaret and comedy act, with show buffet brunch, dessert and coffee. Cost is $20 per person. Also featured will be spring raffles that includes many beautiful baskets and gift cards. For tickets and information contact Mary Lee Newman at 467-3416 or Elaine Hazzard at 467-1522.

Over 65 Golf League

If you are interested in golfing or being a spare (sub) in a mixed senior league, you are invited to come to the annual meeting April 23 at 9 a.m. at the Warwick Police Station, 99 Veterans Memorial Dr. The meeting will be held in the Community Room on the first floor. The league season starts May 8 and runs until August. For more information call Jack at 885-2901.

Warwick Municipal Retirees Association

The next meeting of the Warwick Municipal Retirees Association

April 25 at the Pilgrim Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. There will be pastry, coffee and great conversation.

Upcoming Events at the Pontiac Free Library

Story Times every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Game Night April 26 at 4 p.m.

Family Movie April 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Tony "The Dancing Cop" Lepore April 16 at 2 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop April 19 at 2 p.m.

Money Smart Week: Fraud/ID Theft presentation by Stephen Ormerod of Navigant Credit Union April 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Are You Ready for Retirement presentation by Nora Hall April 28 at 12 noon.

For more information call the Pontiac Free Library at 737-3292.

Warwick Women’s Club Fundraiser

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Warwick Women’s Club is hosting an adult comedy night fundraiser by Funny4Fund Comedy Night Fundraisers on Friday, April 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. The event starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person; bring your own snacks. There will be a cash bar. There will be basket raffles, wine/gift certificate raffles, 50/50 raffle and lots of fun. For tickets call Diane at 996-5505 or Janet at 465-4768, or purchase online at www.funny4funds.com/events. GFWC supports community and civic organizations such as Norwood Boys and Girls Club, House of Hope, Project Undercover, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center a facility to help with domestic abuse and Rhode Island Mentoring.

2nd Hand Closet Sale

Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave., is holding a 2nd Hand Closet Sale April 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be gently worn clothing, some new items and children’s clothing.

Conversation with Chris Bohajalian

The Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Committee of Rhode Island presents Cocktails & Conversation with Chris Bohjalian April 28 from 3-5 p.m. at the Marriott Providence, 10 Orms Street, Providence. Join Chris Bohjalian, New York Times best-selling author of The Flight Attendant, in conversation with Rhode Island’s own Robin Kall of “Reading with Robin” fame. Tickets are $40 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail, and a goody bag with surprises. Order tickets online at www.ammri.org or call Joyce Yeremian at 354-8770 or Esther Kalajian at 885-9116. R.S.V.P. deadline is April 20.

Free Community Lunch

A free community lunch and food pantry will be held April 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. Everyone is invited to participate.

Alienated Grandparents Meeting

If you're a grandparent who has been denied time and/or a relationship with your grandchildren, join the Rhode Island members of Alienated Grandparents Anonymous. They offer support, understanding and strategies to help grandparents. Their next meeting will be will be April 28 at 1:30 at St. Luke's Church (first floor meeting room), 99 Peirce St., East Greenwich. For more information on grandparent alienation visit the AGA website, www.aga-fl.org. For more information on RI AGA meetings write to aga-ri@cox.net.

Armenian Genocide Commemoration

The Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Committee of Rhode Island will commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide April 29 at 12:45 pm at the Martyrs’ Monument site in North Burial Ground, Branch Avenue, Providence. The three Armenian churches and clergy will perform services in memory of the Holy Martyrs. Chris Bohjalian will be the keynote speaker. His newest book, The Flight Attendant, is on the NY Times best-selling list. Federal, state and local officials will also be in attendance. The public is cordially invited not to miss this important day in memory of the Holy Martyrs and survivors of the Armenian Genocide.

Cranston Senior Guild

Cranston Senior Guild’s next meeting will take place May 2 at 1 p.m. at Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, Warwick. There will be a short meeting, followed by bingo, refreshments and a raffle. All men and women age 55 years plus are welcome to join. Membership is $12 for the year. Cranston residency is not required. Plan on coming for a fun afternoon.

Doughboy Dash

The Iggy’s Doughboy Dash, where contestants eat a little and run a little for the benefit of the A-T Children’s Project, will be hosted Sunday, May 6 by Iggy’s in Oakland Beach. Registration starts at 8 a.m., followed by the run, rain or shine, at 9:30. The run, where people stop at stations to eat doughboys, honors Warwick residents Andrew Martin and Zach McMillan, who both suffer from the rare genetic disease Ataxia-Telangiectasia. Registrations are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Registrations the day of the event are $35. For additional information contact judypratt@verizon.net. 

The Cranston Senior Guild will hold its installation luncheon June 6 at noon at Mesa Café & Grill, 100 Rolfe Street, Cranston. The luncheon will include your choice of chicken Marsala or baked fish, rolls, chicken escarole soup, salad, pasta, green beans, and carrots. For dessert you have a choice of tiramisu or fresh fruit cup and coffee or tea. The total is $25 (tax and tip are included). A raffle will follow the luncheon. Payment must be received by May 22. Make check payable to Cranston Senior Guild. Also, include your choice of entrée and dessert on the memo of your check. For more information call Harriet 942-2220 or Sylvia 944-6812.

St. Catherine of Siena Anniversary

St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Apponaug is celebrating their 100th anniversary May 6. The celebration begins with a Mass at 11 a.m. followed by a dinner at Chelo’s, 2225 Post Road (City Centre), Warwick. Tickets are $30 per person with a choice of three different meal choices. Reservations for the dinner must be made no later than April 22. To make a reservation email stcat100thanndinner@gmail.com.

Johnson Memorial Scholarships

Applications for the James V. Johnson Memorial Scholarships sponsored by JONAH Inc. are available for graduating seniors from Pilgrim, Toll Gate and Bishop Hendricken High Schools. Students must be Warwick residents. Scholarships are $1,000 and on average five scholarships are awarded annually. For additional information and an application contact Beverlee Sturdahl at 739-2219.

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 5 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.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

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. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 781-6121.

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 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.

Hall Rentals

William Shields Post #43 has hall rentals for your special occasions coming up. They specialize in weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, events for fundraisers, etc. Call Diane O’Brien for more information at 486-5778.

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

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).

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.bonniedale.org.

Singers Wanted

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 allinachord1@cox.net.

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.

Meadowbrook Bingo

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.

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.

TOPS #44 Warwick

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 6-6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow from 6:35-7:30. 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, nicoleistops2015@yahoo.com or visit www.tops.org.

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.

Mentoring

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, call 732-7700 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.

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.

TOPS #38 East Greenwich

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 admin@familiesfirstri.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.

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.

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.

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.

Grief Support

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 info@christchurchec.org.

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 holliegal@verizon.net.

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.

Bowlers Needed

Bowlers are needed at Meadowbrook Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, rmbudlong@cox.net or Everett at 739-5343, everettg1@verizon.net.

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 norwoodna@verizon.net 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 Needed

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.

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