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.
Toys for our neighborhood kids for Christmas. Come and enjoy good food buffet style. Music by Fall Safe Dec. 8. Bring a new unwrapped toy, and a non-perishable item for food baskets as your entrance fee. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Country line dancing continues from 7-9 p.m. Monday evenings with Lori Enos. Cost is $8 per person. Come kick up your heels and have some fun.
Oakland Beach Association Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Oakland Beach Neighborhood Association will be held Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave. In addition to the regular agenda, the group will nominate officers for 2019. Refreshments will be served. All Oakland Beach residents are encouraged to attend.
PVA Open House, Awards Night
The Pawtuxet Village Association will hold its annual open house and volunteer appreciation awards night, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Aspray Boathouse. Refreshments will be served. To make reservations email email@example.com.
Turket Trot Raffle
William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road, is having a turkey trot raffle Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Free admission and free hot dogs.
First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having their annual All You Can Eat Turkey Supper Nov. 10 from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost for adults is $14, $5 for children 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, turnip, squash, potatoes, green beans, rolls & butter, cranberry sauce and homemade desserts.
Harvest Artisan Fair
Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, will host a Harvest Artisan Fair Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CBC will host a bake sale with coffee, tea and water for customers as they browse the tables. The timing for this event was set for craftspeople to have a pre-holiday venue to sell their wares. Start your holiday shopping.
VFW Open House
On Nov. 11 VFW Post 272, 840 West Shore Road, will host an open house for veterans. All veterans are welcome to come in and have something to eat from 1-5 p.m.
Veterans Day Observance
The West Warwick Veterans Council will be holding their annual Veterans Day observance Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in West Warwick Veterans Memorial Park at 2 Legion Way. This event is open to the public. Join in as they honor past and present members of the armed forces of the United States. Guest speaker is HMCM John Parkhurst, USN (Ret.).
The third annual Bishop Hendricken Pancake Breakfast will be held Nov. 12 from 7:30-11 a.m. in the cafeteria. All proceeds go to send care packages to deployed alumni of Hendricken as well as men and women deployed from Rhode Island. Donations are accepted.
History of Thanksgiving Menu
Most families demand a traditional Thanksgiving menu every year. But do they know how and why our feast day foods originated? At the Nov. 12 meeting of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society, Johnson & Wales professor Jack Chiaro will talk about the history of our Thanksgiving menu and why these New England-based dishes have stood the test of time. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck supper at The Old Jail, 110 King Street, East Greenwich; the program begins at 7:30. It is free and open to the public. Call Sue Curado at 884-4643 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll set a place at a friendly table for you.
Norwood Neighborhood Association
A general meeting will be held Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. There will be an important crime update report by the community police officer and how it may affect you. Other topics will include the new Norwood School principal reviewing her visions and goals for the restructured school and a Warwick Library representative highlighting upgrades in the library network. Other Norwood topics of interest will also be discussed. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
A Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy workshop will be held Nov. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Warwick Public Schools Administration building Training Room, 69 Draper Ave. The goal of this presentation is to empower parents so they can become effective advocates for their children and learn how to communicate their child’s needs. The intended audience for this training is parents of children with disabilities. Registration is required; call T. Jamie Brelsford at 270-0101, ext. 105 or visit goo.gl/dfm6rS.
The Gorton Luncheon for classes 1941 to 1955 will be held Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Top of the Bay in Oakland Beach. Lunch choices are baked scrod chicken parm chicken marsala. Cost is $20. Call in your choices early to Fran Allin 463-8679 or Barbara Kane 821-0161, email@example.com. Bring a classmate.
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter
The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held Nov. 15 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway at 6:30 p.m. (right near Pilgrim High School). They will be reporting on the successful pasta supper and finalizing plans for their craft show on December 1. They will be asking for donations for a bake sale as part of the craft show. If you would like any information on any events or would like to bake for the bake sale call Brenda at 467-2692. Everyone is invited to attend meetings.
The Prout School will present “The Secret Garden,” an enchanting classic of children’s literature re-imagined in brilliant musical style, Nov. 16 and 17. Performances take place at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and may be purchased online at www.theproutschool.org/secretgarden.
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1817 Warwick Ave., is having their Fall Festivel Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be breakfast, lunch, baked goods, white elephant, vendors, penny social and more. Call Laurie Connors at 739-2937 for more information.
Bake Sale & Yard Sale
VFW Post 272, 840 West Shore Road will sell baked goods and hold a yard sale Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Penny Social and Luncheon
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, is holding everyone’s favorite penny social and luncheon Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Drawing starts at 2:30.
Dangers of Appearance & Performance Enhancing Substances
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League and Operation Clean Competition present a free lecture on the dangers of appearance and performance enhancing substances. The featured speaker is the Taylor Hooton Foundation. Did you know that up to 25 percent of all dietary supplements contain banned or illegal substances? This event will be held Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Kent County YMCA, 900 Centerville Road, Warwick. Call 828-0130 to register.
Events at Pontiac Free Library
Parents and Pastries Story time Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Monday Night Movie: The Incredibles 2 Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Artisans and crafters are wanted for the Secret Angels Society craft fair to be held Nov. 24 at the West Warwick Civic Center. Call Anne at 525-0492.
West Bay Anglers are holding a meat raffle every Saturday through March 16, 2019 at the Warwick Firemen’s Club, 750 Warwick Ave. Doors open at 12 noon, raffle starts at 1:30. Tickets are six for $5.
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 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.
Aromatherapy: Learn all about it and make your own products Nov. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Check it out at www.meetup.com/Warwick-Arts-homemade-Aromatherapy-Body-Butters-and-Scrubs.
Manifesting Your Future-Create your own vision board Dec. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Check out www.meetup.com/Manifesting-YOUR-Future/events/256043663.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 Wednesday and Sunday from 11:15-11:45 a.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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Everett at 739-5343, email@example.com.
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.