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.
Car shows are winding down. Weather permitting, they will have a car show Oct. 4 and 11 at 5 p.m. and the final date for this season will be Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. Motorcycles are welcome.
Country Line Dancing continues on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Instructor is Lori Enos, and the classes are $8 per class.
Pilgrim Senior Center
The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway in Warwick, is offering 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.
Pilgrim Senior Center Annual Fall Bazaar Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. They are currently accepting donations for raffle giveaways and white elephant room. Last day to drop off donations is Oct. 16.
Flu Clinics will be held at the Pilgrim Senior Center Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-12 noon Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your insurance cards with you. Call Eileen Ferranti, RN for more information at 468-4077.
Estate and administration planning seminar Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. This seminar will address your estate planning needs. Attorney Joseph Enriquez will promote wealth succession as well as protection of assets and Medicaid benefits. Register for this free seminar at the Pilgrim Senior Center front desk or by calling 468-4070.
Pilgrim Senior Center will be hosting a free AAA Defensive Driving Program on Nov 5 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The goal of this workshop is to help experienced drivers improve their habits. Useful information regarding automotive technology, changes in roadway engineering and rules of the road will also be discussed. The course reviews safe driving skills for any age but is customized for drivers 55. No behind the wheel driving is involved. Contact Lisa at 468-4080 for a reservation. Space is limited.
Providence Tango will hold a six-week Beginner Series with Kristian and Angeles starting Oct. 5. Kristian and Angeles are teaching the Intermediate Class at 7 and the Beginner Class at 8 followed by a two-hour Guided Practica. For more information email email@example.com or visit www.ProvidenceTango.com.
St. Rita’s Autumn Bazaar
The St. Rita’s Women’s Club is hosting their annual Autumn Bazaar Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road. Vendors will feature custom crafts plus there will be a penny social, a 50/50 raffle, s straw booth, a beautiful basket raffle, baked goods and many handmade crafts. The kitchen will be open for goodies and lunch.
Church of the Transfiguration’s 2nd Annual Animal Faire will be held Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1665 Broad St., Cranston. Join them to celebrate our animal friends. Bring your pet or a picture of your furry friend, or even a stuffed animal, and they will blessing the animals at 1 p.m. There will be food, pet treats and more available.
Blessing of the Animals
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, in honor of St. Frances, is holding their Annual Blessing of the Animals Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. All are invited. For safety leash or cage your pets. Refreshments will be served to all of God’s creatures. The pumpkins are coming Oct. 6. Sales begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 and continue through Oct. 31. For more information call 737-3127 or visit www.stmarkswarwick.org.
The first annual Mary K. Preston Fun Run/Walk will be held Oct. 8 at the Kent County YMCA. Fun Run will start at 1 p.m., walk at 1:30. Fees are $30 for adults (13), $20 12 and under, $40 race day for all families. Participants raising $100 or more will receive a free MKP t-shirt. For more information visit Kentcountyymca.org.
Warwick Rotary Meeting
On Oct. 10 the Warwick Rotary Club hosts Sue Stenhouse, who is running for mayor of Warwick. The Warwick Rotary is a globally-minded membership club that inspires positive changes within our community. They meet Thursdays at noon at the Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road in Warwick. If you are interested in attending a meeting contact Mark Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit warwickrotaryri.com.
The Gorton lunch for classes 1941-1955 will be held Oct. 10 at 12 noon at Finn’s Harborside, 38 Water Street, East Greenwich. Baked scrod, chicken parm or fish & chips for $20. Call in your choice early: Fran Allin 463-8679, Barbara Kane 821-0161 or Barbkane14@gmail.com. Park across the street. They will be eating upstairs in a large room with a nice view. Bring a classmate.
Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale
Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, is having an indoor/outdoor yard sale Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come check out all the merchandise. There will be household goods, clothing, shoes, toys, books, and so much more. As usual, they are having vendors at the yard sale. They will be selling Avon, linens, jewelry, soaps, and other types of home goods.
Roast Beef Dinner
Richmond Grange is having a roast beef supper Oct. 20. Sittings are 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call Karen for your reservation at 782-4005. Menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, johnnycakes and homemade pie. Price is$13. Supper proceeds to benefit Third Grade Dictionary Project and other local projects.
Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Rental
The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Museum, 45 Kernick St., with a hall capable of seating 70, is available for rent seven days a week. There is ample parking and cooking facilities. Contact Robert Carlow at 302-1120 for details.
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 6 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.
U.S. Masters Swimming Program
The Kent County YMCA has a Masters Swim Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 a.m. and Sundays from 5-6:45 p.m. starting in May and running through August. This aquatic fitness program, for anyone aged 18 or older, offers encouragement, camaraderie and support. Learn drills, improve stroke technique and proper breathing. Registration is requires. For more information contact Brendan Roy, Aquatics Director, at 828-0130 or email@example.com.
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.
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. Also, every Friday night they have karaoke.
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).
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.
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.
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 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, email@example.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.
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.
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 the 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 at 996-3984, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org. In a world of quick fixes, TOPS offers an affordable, doctor-recommended
alternative that’s realistic and effective no matter how much you have to lose. Watch the scale go down, not your bank account. First meeting is free.
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.
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.
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.
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 are needed at Meadowbrook Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, email@example.com or Everett at 739-5343, firstname.lastname@example.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.