Bulletin Board


NOTICE:For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to sharonr@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.

GFWC Warwick Women's Club
The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will meet Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace center. Members will be making Valentines for veterans to be distributed to the Veterans Hospital and retirement homes for veterans on Valentine's Day. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting call Susan at 737-2651 or e-mail Warwick@gfwcri.org.

Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs

Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs will be presented by Debra Lobato, PhD. Jan. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Warwick School Administration Building, 34 Warwick Lake Ave. When a child has a chronic illness or disability, everyone in the family is affected, including siblings. Dr. Lobato will discuss how a child's special needs may affect brothers and sisters (in both positive and negative ways) and will provide strategies for families that will help them bring out the best in siblings. Audience participation and discussion of family experience is encouraged. To register call or text Jessica Schad at 474-3744. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrations. This workshop is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Warwick special Education Advisory Committee.

Friends of Warwick Animal Shelter

The Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will meet Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. They will discuss the scheduled fund-raiser and also ideas for new fund-raisers. Everyone is welcome. For more info call Brenda Nordin at 467-2692.

Meadowlark Seniors

The Meadowlark Seniors will meet Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin's Hall. Horse racing will follow. Bakers are Marie Fargnoli, Gloria Greco and Grace Heath.

Little League Sign-up

Due to the weather last weekend, Warwick National Little League will hold a sign-up Jan. 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Warwick National Club House.

Fireside Fridays
Fireside Fridays at the Pontiac Free Library will be held from Jan. 27 through March 16. Read, relax or do needlework by the fireplace on Friday afternoons. The fire is lit at 1:30 p.m. and tea is served from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The Pontiac Free Library is located at 101 Greenwich Ave. For information call 737-3292 or visit www.pontiacfreelibrary.org.

Little League Registrations

The Warwick American Little League will be having a sign-up for the 2012 season on Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. They will be scheduling tryouts for AAA and Majors in February so please try to make this registration if you have not yet registered. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and proof of residence. For more information see their Facebook page, Warwick American Little League.

Steel Guitar Jam
A New England Steel Guitar Jam will be held Jan. 29 from 1-5 p.m. at the American Legion Post #15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich. The kitchen will be open. The band is Al Carter and the Nashville Boys. Donation is $7.

Rhode Island Burns Night

The Robert Burns Anniversary Committee of Rhode Island will hold its 49th Annual Supper and Dance in honor of Scotland's National Poet Feb. 4 at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet Ballroom, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. A roast beef supper will be served at 6:15 p.m. (social hor, cash bar, 5:30 p.m.). Ballroom and Scottish country dance music for this festive celebration will be provided by Sean Connor and the Irish Express. Entertainment includes The Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band and the traditional Haggis Ceremony. For more information call Robin Tremblay at 434-0386 or e-mail burns2010@cox.net.

Scholarship Fund

The Rhode Island Building Industry Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for their scholarship fund. The purpose of the fund is to aid Rhode Island residents who require financial assistance in the pursuit of education in the construction or building industry fields. Any Rhode Island resident who is unable to provide full payment of tuition or other costs for courses related to construction or building industry is eligible. To receive a copy of the application, contact Maureen Myette at 333-3192 or emai mjmyette@cox.net. Deadline for accepting applications is March 1.

Cornerstone Church

Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is now a member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the first and third Saturday from 9-11 a.m. and the second and fourth Monday from 6-8 p.m. For more information call 781-6121.

Mentor a Child
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, please contact Pamela Leonhardt at 732-7700 x117 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership web site at www.mentorRI.org.

Old Warwick Grange #41

The Grange is a fraternal community service, non-profit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Grange-where the whole family can go and grow. Help them to help others. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. No meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Rd.

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.

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 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information call 737-6758.

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.

All are welcome to try your luck Jan. 11 and every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Terrace Hall, 2215 Elmwood Ave., behind the Family Dollar Store on Post Rd. Refreshments and coffee. For more info call Bonnie at 215-4125.

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.

There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.

Donate Shop
The Donate Shop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit thrift store that provides free clothing to families in crisis. They are an all-volunteer organization that relies solely on the support of the community to continue this endeavor. The shop has a new location at 400 Warwick Ave., Unit #14, between Dunkin Donuts and Shaw's. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The phone number is 533-9944, the website is www.thedonateshop.org and “Like” them on Facebook for special updates.

Gambling Counseling Offered
Bridgemark now offers individual, group and family counseling for problem gambling. If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulties as a result of gambling, call for discreet and confidential assistance, 781-2700. Deaf services are also available; call their videophone number 1-866-730-9573.

Domestic Violence Volunteers
The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC) is currently seeking volunteers for their Speakers Bureau. All volunteers will be trained to provide outreach, as a representative of EBCC, to communities in their service area through attendance at health and community fairs and by fulfilling requests for informational speaking engagements. Volunteers will receive thorough and specialized training under the supervision of the agency services coordinator before beginning this work. For more information, or to get involved, contact Deb Ferrante at 738-9700.

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.

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.


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