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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.

Car show begins on Thursday, May 16, weather permitting, and every Thursday until October. Show begins at 5 p.m. at the Tiki Bar. There will be food on the grill, the Tiki Bar will be open with beer and wine, and DJ Rob will be spinning the tunes. Motorcycles are welcome.

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.

Oakland Beach Association Meeting

The May meeting of the Oakland Beach Association will be held May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Avenue. This month's special guest is Warwick Police Capt. Ryan Sornberger, head of the Community Policing Unit. All residents are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Plant Sale

Lakewood VFW Post 183 and the Women’s Auxiliary will be holding a plant sale May 11 from 1 a.m.-12 noon at 172 Washington St., Warwick.

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.

Inside Yard Sale

Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., is holding an inside yard sale May 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be clothes, books, electronics, furniture and other assorted items available. If you have any questions contact the church office at 463-8328.

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.

Spring Concert

The Carillon Women's Chorus will offer a free spring concert at Greenwood Church May 11 at 7 p.m. The auditioned four-part women's chorus is conducted by Dr. Christine Noel and accompanied by John Black. Music will include old favorites and contemporary choral works from all styles and time periods. 

SPRED Liturgy

St.Benedict’s parish, 135 Beach Ave., will hold a SPRED liturgy at the 4 p.m. Mass 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.

Warwick Women’s Club

The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will hold its last meeting for this club year May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza on Greenwich Avenue. Installation of new members will be held at this dinner meeting. 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 our 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 attending a meeting, call Carol at 738-1279 or visit www.gfwcri.org.

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.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held May 16 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. (right near Pilgrim High School). They also will get the final totals on Crafting for Critters to be held May 11 at the Center. They also will be finalizing plans for the Cause for Paws Car Show to be held June 9 at 171 Service Road right next to the Warwick Animal Shelter .If you would like any information on any events call Brenda at 467-2692. Everyone is invited to attend meetings.

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.

Friends of Warwick Ponds

The next Friends of Warwick Ponds meeting will be held May 16 at the Warwick Public Library at 6 p.m.

JONAH Meat Raffle

JONAH will hold a meat raffle May 18 at the Beach Café, 805 Oakland Beach Ave., from 1-3 p.m. All proceeds benefit JONAH’s charitable projects. For more information call Beverlee Sturdahl at 739-2219.

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.

Foxwoods Bus Trip

A Foxwoods bus trip, a fundraiser to benefit Run to Home Base, a Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for veterans, service members and families throughout the world, will take place May 18. For more information and tickets call Kristen at 529-7351.

RI Vets Corps Fundraiser

A RI Vets Corps fundraiser will be held May 18 at Bottom Line Bar 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 are $25 per ticket or 2 for $40. For more information contact Ewa Hitchener at 921-6268.

Rockin’ Into Spring Dinner Dance

Unit #43 presents Rockin’ Into Spring dinner dance May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the William Shields Jr. Post, 662 West Shore Road. Featuring ’60s and ’70s vocalist Dan Lilley and The Keepers. Dinner will be provided by Texas Roadhouse with steak tips and chicken dinner with sides, dessert and coffee. There will also be a basket raffle, gift cards and 50/50. Tickets are a $20 donation. Call Gloria Zeoli at 732-1373, Joan Lowder 486-2346 or Sharon Demers 497-4726.

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.

Defenders of Animals May Breakfast

Defenders of Animals will hold their annual May Breakfast May 19 at the Governor Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston St., Cranston. The buffet breakfast will be available at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased under the donation section online at www.defendersofanimals.org. The traditional breakfast will include vegetarian and vegan options. Call Defenders of Animals at 461-1922 for reservations. All the net proceeds are used for the group’s low-cost spay/neuter and animal emergency medical care program. The mission of Defenders of Animals is to defend the inalienable rights of companion animals and wildlife through education, legal and legislative activism.

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.

Cranston Senior Guild Installation Luncheon

The Cranston Senior Guild will hold its installation luncheon June 5 at 12 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 cost is $25 (tax and tip are included). A raffle will follow the luncheon. Payment must be received by May 21. 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 Sylvia at 944-6812.

Norwood Neighborhood Association

The Norwood Neighborhood Association invites you to attend their next general meeting May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick Street. Their new police chief, Col. Rick Rathbun, will present his vision on keeping the Warwick Police Department at the top of state and national performance achievement. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

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.

Scalabrini Day Celebration Dinner

Scalabrini Dukcevich Center, Providence, will be hosting their annual Scalabrini Day Celebration Dinner June 1. A tri-lingual Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Parish located at 297 Laurel Hill Ave, Providence. Doors to the parish hall will open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets or more information call 632-4770 ext.3 or email msilva@sdcenterri.org.

Alienated Grandparents

The next meeting for Alienated Grandparents will be June 1 from 1-3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich.

Safe Boating Course

Summer is right around the corner. Time to get out on the water. First, though, you need your State Boating Card and, more important, you and your family need to learn how to be safe out there. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a safe boating course Mondays and Thursdays in June. This four-week course covers rules of the road, aids to navigation, GPS and using plotters, jet skis, boat handling, federal and state regulations, electronic and chart navigation, and much more. The course starts Monday, June 3 and runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Coast Guard Auxiliary building at Brewer’s Cowesett Marina North off Post Road. The fee is $65 for the first person and $35 for members of the family sharing materials. This includes textbook, charts and handouts. Successful completion results in a State Boating Card and USCG Aux Certificate. For more information or to register, email roz@butziger.com or go to www.northstarflotilla.com.

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.

All In A Chord Meetings

All In A Chord, an a capella chorus singing four-part harmony, is now meeting at 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Episcopal Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, downstairs in the adjacent building. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to come and visit any Tuesday afternoon. They are a group of friendly women with a common interest to sing. No experience is necessary except to be able to sing on key and have fun doing so. They sing music from the ’40s, show tunes, patriotic medleys and holiday music. For more information, contact Shirley Lawton at 739-0907.

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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