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Tri-City Elks

Meat Raffle For Rosemary's Wish continues May 5 and May 19 from 2-4 p.m. There are four tables full of meats and gifts, also a 50/50 raffle. Come support this worthy cause.

Wright's Farm style buffet dinner May 12. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. The oak hill band will be playing cover songs.

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 Thursday, May 3 the Warwick Rotary welcomes guest speaker Steve McAllister, Warwick City Council Ward 7, who will discuss  Congress: What it is working on as it relates to business. 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.

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.

Daughters of Isabella

The St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella will hold their next meeting May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Fr. Lawless Hall. Anyone wishing to join the Daughters of Isabella should contact Shirley Mello, Regent at 821-8461.

NARFE Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees South County chapter 998 will be held May 8 at the Cowesett Inn, 226 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick. Lunch will be ordered off the menu at 12:15, with meeting to follow. This month will focus on the upcoming meeting of all RI Federal Chapters members of NARFE scheduled for May 18 in Middletown. Contact Service Officer George at 732-0190.

GFWC Warwick Women’s Club

The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will hold its installation banquet and meeting May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza on Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. This club is a civic/community-oriented club that provides funds and/or goods for local organizations, such as Project Undercover, House of Hope, RI Mentoring, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center and the Norwood Boys' and Girls' Club. There are many other activities handled throughout the year, i.e. Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse, thank you cards and Valentine cards for veterans and activities relating to domestic abuse. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May. If you are interested in this club, call Helen at 739-1157 or visit www.gfwcri.org.

Gorton Monthly Luncheon

The monthly Gorton luncheon will be held May 9 at Top of the Bay in Oakland Beach at 11:30 p.m. Call Fran Allin at 463-8679 or Louise Kurowski  at 737-6552 or louandjiggs@aol.com for reservations 

Plant and Bake Sale

The Oakland Beach Voluntary Firefighters Women’s Auxiliary is holding their annual plant and bake sale May 12 at 645 Oakland Beach Avenue from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pick up some plants for mom or your yard. Buy dessert for Mother’s Day. Contact Becky Kotch at 829-1713 for more information.

Hillsgrove House Open House

Celebrate May is Mental Health Month at the Hillsgrove House Open House May 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit Rhode Island’s first accredited clubhouse. Tour the clubhouse and learn about theinnovative evidence-based program serving adults living with serious and persistent mental health conditions. Work side-by-side members and staff and experience all that a clubhouse has to offer. Join in for lunch or just drop in for a visit, free and open to the public at The Kent Center’s Hillsgrove House, 70 Minnesota Ave., Warwick. Contact Sarah Channing, Director of Development, at 738-1338 or schanning@thekentcenter.org.

Yard Sale

Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., is holding a yard sale May 11 and 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The sale will be inside and include hundreds of items such as clothing at bargain prices. For more information call the church office at 463-8328.

Asbury UMC Annual Big Yard Sale

Asbury United Methodist Church, 550 Fair St. (off Narragansett Parkway) is holding their annual big yard sale indoors and outdoors, rain or shine, Saturday, May 12 from 9 am.-3 p.m. Household goods, sports equipment, tools, art work, toys, books, puzzles, furniture, outdoor items and yard tools. For more information contact Kathleen Martin-Estus at 921-6850.

Mother’s Day Tea Party

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick, is hosting a Mother's Day Garden Silver Tea Party May 12 from 2-4 p.m. There will finger sandwiches, pastries and confections, various teas. Adults $8, children under 12 free. Tickets available at the door.

Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale

The Annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is scheduled June 2 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date June 3). Conimicut Village Association will publicize and publish a map. You set up at your home and keep your profits. To get your address on the list call 524-8404 or email steamboatwilly@gmail.com. Please provide your phone, email and name and whether you are good for both days or the primary only.  

Kick Off the Summer Party

Diane's Delectables, home of custom made cakes, cupcakes and homemade ice cream located at 1565 Post Road, will be hosting a "Kick Off To Summer Party" May 20 from 1-4 p.m. or when supply runs out. Rain date is June 2. They will be giving away a small scoop of 100 percent homemade ice cream and are just asking for a small donation of your choice that will go to benefit homeless animals.  Must be present to get the free ice cream scoop. They will also have cupcakes for sale as well as other ice cream products. For further information contact 359-2534 during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday 12 noon-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Iggy’s 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 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.

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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