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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

Disco party! Come shake your groove May 11 from 7 p.m.-12 midnight. Cost is $10 per person. Dress in your best ’70s outfit. There will be drink specials and Red Carpet photos. Dance the night away with DJ Robert Caramante. Cash prizes for best dressed.

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.

Yoga Classes with Lorraine Blanchard Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. The Vinyasa Yoga flow will embody strength, balance, and flexibility. Please bring your own Yoga mat. Cost is $6 per person.

Meadowlark Seniors

The 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 canceled due to inclement weather.

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. On Thursday, May 2 The Warwick Rotary Club hosts John McNiff, National Park Ranger at Roger Williams National Memorial. 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 mark.arnold@scouting.org or visit warwickrotaryri.com.

Warwick GOP Meeting

The next meeting of the Warwick GOP is May 2 at the Warwick Public Library at 7 p.m. There will be a political discussion and community service.

Flea Market Vendors Wanted

Ss. John and James Parish, 17 St. John Street, West Warwick, is hosting a Flea Market on May 4 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. They are looking for vendors to rent tables, $20 for a 6-foot table-indoors and $15 for a 6-foot table outside (no food vendors). For more information call the parish office at 821-7661.

Alienated Grandparents

The next meetings for Alienated Grandparents will be May 4 and June 1 from 1.m. at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich.

Annual Conimicut Spring Fling Fundraiser

The Annual Conimicut Spring Fling Fundraiser is scheduled for May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the St Benedict's Parish Hall. Tickets are $29 per person ($12 for children 4-11) and include a buffet catered by Cassarino's Restaurant (chicken marsala, pasta, meatballs roasted potatoes, salad, dessert, coffee, tea), DJ entertainment, cash bar, raffle baskets, silent auction and door prizes. Buy tickets online at www.conimicut.org, at Davies' Service Station (1008 West Shore Road) or by calling 524-8404. All proceeds go towards the flowers and flags displayed along West Shore Road from May through September.

Iggy's Doughboy Dash

Iggy’s Doughboy Dash will take place May 5. Registration opens at 8 a.m., race starts at 9:30. This is a family-friendly timed 5K Run or Walk to raise money for the A-T Children's Project. Enjoy some classic Iggy's Doughboys and chowder while having a great time raising money for a great cause. Register online at atcp.org/doughboydash.

Historic Cemetery Ceremony

The Pawtuxet Rangers will participate in a ceremony May 5 at 2 p.m. at Cranston Historic Cemetery #36 on Park Avenue in Cranston. The Rangers, Cranston Historic Cemetery Commission, Sons of the American Revolution and Society of Colonial Wars will be some of the participants. The cemetery has had a refurbishment and the group will recognize four Revolutionary War veterans, one of whom was amongst the first officers on the Continental Navy. There will be a new veterans grave marker unveiled and an interpretive sign.

Chamber Chorus Concert

The Chamber Chorus of the Rhode Island Children's Chorus (RICC) will give a concert at Greenwood Community Church, 805 Main Ave., Warwick, May 5 at 2 p.m. The chorus is the premier auditioned group of high school singers from the more than 200 members of RICC. The ensemble will be performing an impressive, varied repertoire, including everything from spirituals to classical works and contemporary choral gems. The chorus regularly tours and performs at high-profile invitational events and will have just returned from a special performance at Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Daughters of Isabella

St. Benedict Circle#423, Daughters of Isabella will hold their meeting May 6 in the Fr. Lawless Hall at 6:30. They will pray the rosary and then have a business meeting at 7 p.m. Bring gift cards, baskets and/or basket items for the spring fundraiser. Anyone interested in joining the Daughters of Isabella contact Regent Shirley Mello at 821-8461.

Gorton Lucheon

The monthly luncheon for Gorton High School classes 1941-1955 will be held May 8 at 1 p.m. at Sam's Inn, 2227 West Shore Road. Lunch choices are scrod, chicken marsala and chicken parm. Cost is $20. Call early for reservations Fran Allin, 463-8679, or Barbara Kane, 821-0161 or barbkane14@gmail.com. A Gorton Get Together will be held Aug. 17 from 3-6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, West Shore Road.

Spring Fling Bazaar

A Spring Fling bazaar will be held May 11 at American Legion Post 15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For questions on tables or donating call Kay at 523-6070.

Ocean State Orchid Society Meeting

The Ocean State Orchid Society will have their next meeting May 11 a 1 p.m. The topic will be Advanced Windowsill Growing with guest speaker Helen Hersh, owner of Mount Prospect Orchids. Helen began her career growing orchids on her windowsill, winning AOS awards for her windowsill-grown Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums. She will be sharing culture tips, including which orchids are best suited to windowsill growers. She will also have orchids for sale. They will have the usual “grow and show” table and raffle. Public is welcome.

SPRED Liturgy

St.Benedict’s parish, 135 Beach Ave., will hold a SPRED liturgy at the 4 p.m. M May 11. SPRED Special Religious Development) is a religious program for the physically or mentally challenged. They have special friends from St. Benedict, St. Kevin, St. Timothy, St. Mary in Cranston, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Gregory the Great, St. Clemens and St. Francis de Sales, who will be preparing the alter and bringing the gifts during Mass. Contact Marie Wilson at ma6willson@verizon.net or 829-5042 with any questions.

Greater Warwick Lions Scholarship

The Greater Warwick Lions Club announces its Academic and Community Achievement Award eligibility program. They will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship this year available to Warwick high school seniors residing in Warwick. The Greater Warwick Lions Club is a chartered member of Lions Club International and dedicated to the concept of community service. This award takes into account financial need and academic achievement as well as demonstrated community service of the applicants. To receive an application, contact your guidance department or send a request to Ron Bergeron, GWLC Scholarship Chairman, 106 Wilson Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889. The application submission deadline is May 15.

Scholarships available

Applications for the James V. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by J.O.N.A.H., Inc. are now available. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who reside in Warwick School District 2. District 2 includes Wards 4, 5 and 6. Deadline for applications is May 15. The committee aims to award three $1,000 scholarships. Call Beverlee Sturdahl at 739-2219 for applications.

Food Trucks at Norwood Gazebo

The Norwood Neighborhood Association invites you to attend a fun food truck event May 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the Norwood Gazebo at corner of Norwood and Pawtuxet Avenue, with live music. There will be many trucks with delicious food and beverages and all are welcome.

Plant/Bake/Craft Sale

The Oakland Beach Voluntary Firefighters Women’s Auxiliary is holding their annual Plant/Bake/Craft Sale May 18 at 645 Oakland Beach Avenue from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New this year will be multiple craft vendors. Pick up some plants for your yard, dessert for your family, and crafts for your home. Contact Becky Kotch at 829-1713 for more information.

RI Vets Corps Fundraiser

A RI Vets Corps fundraiser will be held May at Bottom Line Br and Grill, 415 Palmer Ave., Warwick (across from Rocky Point Park) with a buffet from 1-4 pm. Music provided by Gooseberry Road.There will be a cash bar and raffle. Donations ae $25 per ticket or 2 for $40. For more information contact Ewa Hitchener at 921-68.

Chorus of Kent County Spring concert

The Chorus of Kent County, directed by Nicholas Laroche, present Rise Up and Sing! May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 4 p.m. at West Warwick High School. Tickets are $13 in advance and $16 at the door and can be purchased from any Chorus member or by calling Julie at 862-3105 (leave message). To purchase online you can find the links on our FaceBook page and on www.chorusofkentcounty.com.

Comedy Fundraiser

Heritage Christian Fellowship, in cooperation with the Warwick Neck Improvement Association, is sponsoring a comedy fundraiser May 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and all funds raised are to assist in the renovation of the historical church on Warwick Neck and for the activities of the Improvement Association. There will be snacks available for purchase. In addition, there will be raffles, auctions and a 50/50 raffle. This 90-minute show is PG rated and is for teens and adults. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, to donate or to sponsor, visit funny4funds/event. For further information contact John Gibson, 632-6615.

Sacred Heart Golf Tournament

The annual Sacred Heart Church golf tournament will be held May 20 at Valley Country Club in Warwick. The day will start with a putting contest at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and golf awards. Cost is $125 of $35 for just dinner. For more information call 821-4184.

Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Rhode Island Young Life is having a Fundraiser Golf Tournament May 20 at Alpine Country Club in Cranston. All are invited to come and spend the day on the golf course while making it possible for kids to experience life as it is meant to be. Enjoy an awards lunch and fabulous prizes. You can register online at ri.younglife.org. If you have any questions call Corenna Hoyt, the State Director, at 289-2603 or email riyounglife@gmail.com.

National Senior Health and Wellness Day

Visit the Kent County YMCA May 29 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for this free Community Event in honor of National Senior Health and Wellness Day. There will be free blood pressure screenings, participate in a chair yoga class or Tai Chi, join the book club, learn about the knitting club, and so much more. If you are interested in being a vendor at this Health Fair, email Kristen at kcarlson@gpymca.org.

Apply for Boys and Girls State 2019

The American Legion Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will take place June 16-21 at St. Andrew's School in Barrington. The course is on the workings of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. Students form their own political parties, formulate party platforms and conduct spirited campaigns for public office. All high school juniors are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are available. Expenses are paid for by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. Boys State applications can be found online at www.littlerhodyboysstate.com. Girls State applications can be found online at www.rialaux.org. If you have questions, email ronriveterans@yahoo.com or raineyrose@outlook.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 anyone 14 years of age or older interested in joining the corps.

Swim Lessons

McDermott Pool is now offering swim lessons and lifeguard certification classes. For more information visit www.warwickri.gov/parks-and-recreation or call 921-9626.

New Counseling Program Available

If you are experiencing a substance use problem with alcohol or drugs or a substance use problem coupled with a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety, a new program at Thrive Behavioral Health (formerly known as The Kent Center) may be right for you. Thrive is offering an intensive outpatient program for people battling substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The program is confidential and personalized to meet individual needs. For more information or to schedule an assessment call 732-5656.

Green Airport Military Lounge Seeks Volunteers

The Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) Military Lounge at T.F. Green Airport is seeking volunteers to staff the lounge. Open 12 hours every day, the primary goal of the lounge is to provide a welcoming place for military service members, veterans and their families to relax and regroup during their travels. Approaching six years in operation, nearly 15,000 visitors have passed through the lounge doors. Yet, it’s the dedicated volunteers who keep the lounge open, clean, stocked and comfortable while providing a welcome smile and warm greeting to each visitor. Volunteers are asked to work four-shifts and may select their own work schedule but are asked to dedicate a minimum of four hours per month. Also, volunteers enjoy free parking at the airport. A great opportunity to give back to the community and thank our active duty and veterans for their service. All volunteers are required to fill out the RIMO application, acquire a background check, and attend a short training class. New volunteers can begin the process by contacting the RIMO office at 921-4393.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

VNA of Care New England is looking for hospice volunteers. Have you ever wondered how you could make a difference in the life of a family whose loved one is on hospice care? Do you want to join a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support? For more information visit www.carenewengland.org or call Barbara Fletcher, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 921-7661. 

Greenwood Choir

The Greenwood Concert Choir seeks members for its spring 2019 season. Our exciting program includes music from Haydn's "Creation" and timeless sacred music exploring the glory of God's creation. Rehearsals are fun and begin in late January. No experience required. This is a fun free activity for all adults (high school age and beyond). To inquire, email membership@greenwoodconcertchoir.org or call 737-1230. 

Women’s Auxiliary

A women’s auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the William Shields Jr. American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road. It is an open invitation to all eligible women who wish to participate in supporting our veterans. Eligibility to join is related to a veteran as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, grandmother or step-relative.

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.

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. 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

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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