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.

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting
The William Shields Jr. American Legion Auxiliary Unit #43 will hold their regular monthly meeting Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 662 West Shore Rd. All members are requested to attend.

Conimicut Village Association
The Conimicut Village Association will meet on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs friendship Room of the Woodbury Union Church. Please use the Carlisle St. entrance. Join your neighbors in planning ahead for upcoming event and projects. Refreshments will be served.

Meadowlark Seniors
The Meadowlark Senior will meet on Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in st. Kevin's hall. A Pokeno game will follow the meeting. Bakers are Lucy Iovino, Diane Carley and Carolyn Care. New members are always welcome.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter
The Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will meet Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane. They will be discussing the scheduled breakfast for March 31 and ideas for new fund-raisers. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Brenda at 467-2692.

Meat Raffle
There will be a meat raffle Feb. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Back Street Bar and Grille, 2247 West Shore Rd. Proceeds will benefit the JONAH Community Center.

Auditions at Warwick Vets
Are you dramatic? Do you love the bright lights and the roar of applause? Look no further! Warwick Veterans Memorial High School is looking for student actors and actresses in the Warwick area for various parts in the popular “Alice in Wonderland.” Come to Warwick Vets’ large auditorium on Feb. 17 from 2-4 p.m. with a song, monologue or poem (which does not need to be memorized) to audition. Show dates are May 18, 19 and 20. For more information call Gladys C. at 440-8973 or e-mail gladyspawt@aol.com.

Tri City Elks
The Tri City Elks, 1919 West Shore Rd., will have a night of swing, blues and rock & roll with the Super Chief Trio on Feb. 17. Tickets are $10 per person at the door, show start at 7:30 p.m.
On March 9 Tri City will present Roger Ceresi's Allstars "On the Right Track.” Tickets are $12 per person. For advance tickets call 737-9510.
On March 10, join them for their annual St. Patrick's dinner, music by DJ Jim Fleet from 6:30-10 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the lounge after 3 p.m There will be $25 gift certificate awarded with the best Irish attire.
On Monday nights they have country line dancing from 7-8:30 p.m. $5 per person.
Also on Mondays Cook Your Own Steak for $10. You get a sirloin steak that you cook yourself and a baked potato with green beans.

The Ocean State Toastmasters will meet on Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall. For more information call Ed Skurka at 828-1625 or e-mail edskurka@verizon.net.

Swinging squares
The Swinging Squares February Dance will be held Feb. 18 from 8-11 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. The fee is $7 per person. Bob Butler will call and Henry Barry will cue. For more information call Helen at 727-4748.

Lend A Hand Benefit Dinner
The Lend A Hand Therapeutic Riding Foundation will host its 5th Annual benefit dinner at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. Entertainment will be solo artist Tony Cerbo performing in the style of Michael Buble and vocal and sax by Matt B Entertainment. Cocktails, dinner, silent auction, raffles and door prize. Tickets sold in advance only are $50 per person and $25 for children under 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Visit www.lendahandri.org for more information or call 465-3511 for tickets. All proceeds go to support the Lend A Hand Therapeutic Riding Foundation providing therapeutic riding for developmentally challenged children.

Welcome Spring Craft Fair
First Congregational Church, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having a Welcome to Spring craft fair March 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables will include bakers dream, everything baskets, the book store, white elephant, garden center, beauty shop, jewelry shop, clothing store, and a children's craft table with items made by the children of the church. There are also a few tables available to rent for $25. Call 738-3377 and leave a message and someone will return the call ASAP.

Steel Guitar Jam
A New England Steel Guitar Jam will be held at the American Legion Post#15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich, Feb. 19 from 1-5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. The band is The Rhode Island Red Necks. Donation is $7.

Valentine Book Sale
The Pet Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter in North Kingstown, is holding a Valentine book sale Feb. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cold Spring Community Center, 30 Beach St., Wickford. Browse through hundreds of books, refreshments and desserts will be available. Book donation will be greatly appreciated. Books can be dropped off at the Pet Refuge, 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or at the Cold Spring Community Center Feb. 18 from 1-3 p.m.

2012 Wednesday Senior Softball
Registration is now underway for those 57 and over to join a recreational slow pitch softball league. All games are played at City Park in Warwick on Wednesday mornings. You do not have to be a resident of Warwick to join. The application fee is $20. Deadline for registration is March 15. The playing season is May through September. The league's priorities will be fun, recreation and friendly competition. For more information contact Bill Russo at 739-3973 or e-mail him at wrusso7@yahoo.com.Sassy Nail Art
Art for Parkinson’s Disease Research/The Sassy Nail Art Collection by Michele Keir opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2-5 p.m. at 3 Shalom Dr., Warwick. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds go to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association for research in Rhode Island. RSVP 732-0037 or e-mail joannm@tamariskri.org.

Ham & Bean Supper
Cub Scout Pack 7, sponsored by Ss. Clement’s Church, 11 Long St., Warwick, will hold its first annual ham and bean supper Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the church hall. The menu will include baked ham carved to order, homemade baked beans, cole slaw, roll and butter, coffee, juice and dessert. The cost is $8 per person, children under 5 are free. Tickets are available from any member of the pack or by calling Cubmaster Frank Adams at 739-3183. Takeout is also available.

Spaghetti & Meatball Supper
The First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having a spaghetti & meatball supper on Feb. 25 from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy a complete dinner for $9 adults, $4 for children 12 years and under. Children 5 and under eat free.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 email mjmyette@cox.net. Deadline for accepting applications is March 1.

Daytona 500 Steak Fry
William Shields Jr. Post #43 American Legion is having Daytona 500 Steak Fry Feb. 26 at 12 noon at the Post home, 662 West Shore Rd. Donation is $20. Tickets are available at the bar.

Mary King
Mary King in an Irish Solo Show at the Patterson Bldg. cafeteria on Feb. 28 at 1:45p.m. Mary's divers musical talents include harp, fiddle, percussion and vocals.

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.All in a ChordDo you like to sing? Come join the fun with All in a Chord, a women’s barbershop chorus, on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Annex, 389 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. No experience necessary. Call 739-6281 or e-mail allinachord1@cox.net.Snack Bar CommitteeWarwick American Little League is seeking volunteers to form a snack bar committee for the 2012 season. Members work together to ensure the snack bar is running smoothly. There will be one board member on it to assist you. If interested e-mail warwickamericanll@yahoo.com.

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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