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Pilgrim Senior Center Events
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.
There will be no bingo Thursday, March 14.
The center will be closed at noon Friday, March 29.
AARP Income Tax Preparation
Trained AARP volunteers will be at the center to help seniors and low income individuals with income tax filing. Appointments are necessary by calling the Welcome Desk at 468-4071. Appointments are on Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. until April 12 and will be filed electronically. There is not an option for paper filing this year at the center.
Property Tax Relief
If you need assistance with preparing the 1040H form for Property Tax Relief, you can schedule an appointment with Kim at 468-4500. She will inform you of what paperwork to bring at the time of the appointment.
Have some fun with exercise and join the party. Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates international and Latin music with freeing, stress-relieving movements. It is great for the mind, body and soul; any age or fitness level is welcome. This class is held Tuesday mornings at 8:50 a.m. and the fee is $3 per class.
This is a Zumba class using weights for toning and is held on Mondays at 6 p.m. and the fee is $45 for a 10-week session. You can register and pre-pay at the welcome desk. For more information call Holly at 468-4074.
Irish Songs & Stories
March 14 1:30-2:30 p.m.Tickets are $3 and available at the Welcome Desk. Desserts and beverages will be served.
The center is looking for a yoga instructor. Certification, insurance, experience and references needed. Call Holly Weber at 468-4074.
Outdoor games on Thursdays at 10 a.m. weather permitting.
Do you have questions about housing, heating assistance, medical insurance, prescription assistance, tax discounts, food stamps/snap? Need help stretching the dollar? Call Kathleen, the Information Specialist at 468-4084 or stop by the lobby and visit with her, concerning various, available Assistance Programs.
There will be a meat raffle for 10 weeks every Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at the Johnson Gilchrist Goff VFW Post 183, 172 Washington St., Warwick. All proceeds go to A Wish Come True. Call 467-8940.
Daughters of Isabella
All current members of St. Benedict's Daughters of Isabella, join them for our business meeting March 4 at 7 p.m. They will be meeting in the school at St. Benedict’s.
Tuesday, March 5, will be contest night at Ocean State Toastmasters, which meets from 7 to 9 at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Come and watch Toastmasters who have been honing and practicing their public speaking skills compete with each other in a contest that culminates with the World Championship of Public Speaking. Two contests will be held that night. One is the International Speech Contest, which moves through various levels until it culminates with the World Championship of Public Speaking at Toastmasters International Convention in August. The other is a Table Topics contest, in which Toastmasters speak impromptu, without knowing the topic in advance. The public is invited to both contests. Ocean State Toastmasters is one of 13,500 clubs in Toastmasters International, a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to the development of public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has some 280,000 members in 116 countries. For more information call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.
United Fly Tyers Monthly Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island will be held March 6 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 245 Sandy Lane, Warwick, at 6:30 p.m. The club will host Marla Blair from Ludlow Massachusetts, author of “Positive Fly Fishing,” she is an experienced fly fisher, guide and fly tier for western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut. She owns and operates Marla Blair’s Fly Fishing Guide Service & Instruction. She is a federal fly fisher certified instructor. She also belongs to many local and national flyfishing organizations. She will present a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Power Point presentation on “The Hatch and Body Language of Trout for Choosing the Right Fly Pattern” at the meeting. There will be a raffle for a guided flyfishing trip for two with Marla Blair, donated by Marla. This meeting is open to members of the club free of charge and non-members for a nominal fee of $5, payable at the door. She will give everyone loads of hints and secrets to get you ready for spring fresh water flyfishing. Refreshments will be served.
Youth Leadership Strategies
Youth Leadership Strategies will be presented March 7 from 4-6:30 p.m. at The Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN), 1210 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. There is a free a workshop for educators, youth workers and parents. This workshop is led by Steve Kidd, the Education Director at the Gamm Theater, and focuses on how to develop and motivate student leaders. This workshop is a great opportunity to receive Dare to Dream Workshop Development and Topic Support. If you have any questions or would like additional information contact Deb Golding at 222-5954 or email@example.com.
The Meadowlark Seniors will have a meeting March 7 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin’s Hall. There will be a paper penny social after the meeting. Bakers are Nilda Dinolfo, Laurie Gill and Gloria Greco.
The Rhode Island State Grange, headed by their president/master Stephen Logan, has invited all Rhode Island Grange members to attend a get-together, featuring a special guest, Michael Martin, National Grange Leadership/Membership Director, on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Slocum Grange Hall, 96 Slocum Road, North Kingstown. Michael Martin will be discussing National Grange programs and discussion will be held on how Grange members are doing in Rhode Island. Members will be having “Cracker Barrel” discussions on membership and Grange growth in Rhode Island. A special invitation is being offered to all officers and directors of each local Grange, as well as other members interested in growing the Grange through increased membership. There will be cheese and crackers and pastries, as well as coffee, tea and cold drinks available. For more information, call Stephen Logan at 783-3551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a large yard sale this Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the JONAH Building, 830 Oakland Beach Ave. Everything under $10. All proceeds will go to the George Schmeider Memorial Park. Donations are always welcome. Call 477-3122.
Improv Comedy Classes
Six weeks of improv comedy classes are being held on Mondays through March 11 at Warwick Museum of Art. Daniel White, founder of BYO Improv troupe, will lead classes for youth (ages 10-16) from 3-5 p.m. and adults (ages 17+) from 6-8 p.m. Students will learn the basics of sketch comedy – prepping for stage, starting and maintaining a scene using emotion, changing character with movement, and more – during 2two hours of weekly instruction. Classes are fast-paced with games, scenes and lots of laughs. The 12 hours of instruction costs $150 and registering is easy: by phone with a credit card (737-0010) or stop by WMOA with check or cash. Sign up soon because there's a seven-student minimum and 12-student maximum per class. More information is on Facebook (Events tab).
The next meeting of the Conimicut Village Association will be March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Woodbury Union Church, located at the corner of Beach Avenue and West Shore Road in their downstairs fellowship room (please enter using Carlisle St. entrance). Bring your concerns and your ideas. Refreshments will be served.
Gorton Monthly Luncheon
The Gorton monthly luncheon will be held March 13 at Chianti's, 195 Old Forge Road, Warwick, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Email Barbara Kane at email@example.com or call Barb Kane at 821-0161 or Fran Allin at 463-8679 to make reservations.
Buckeye Brook Coalition Meeting
The Buckeye Brook Colation regular business meeting will include election of officers and volunteer opportunities Wednesday, March 13, from 7-8:45 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, Room 101, the Large Meeting Room, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Guest speaker is Tom Kutcher, Narragansett Baykeeper, on Save the Bay’s advocacy and its benefit for Buckeye Brook.
2013 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 email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damhsa Irish Step Dance
The Trudeau Memorial Center welcomes back Damhsa Irish Step Dance March 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Larkin Recreational Building, with special guests Jimmy Desrosiers, pianist, Jay Brunelle, entertainer, Dr. Timothy Hudyncia, unicyclist and juggler, Alexandra and Nathaniel Nichols, violinist and guitarist, and Michael Stone, bagpiper. There will also be face painting with Donna Lepore and sound system by Vito Georgio.
St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Celebration
There will be a St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s celebration Saturday, March 16 at St. Clement Church, 111 Long St. Irish/Italian buffet will be served with dancing and traditional music for the day. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available at $20 per person. Call 739-0212 for information.
The Swinging Squares of RI Monthly Dance Smithfield Food Bank Charity Dance will be held Saturday, March 16, from 8-11 p.m. Fee $7 per person. Caller is Matt McGovern, cuer is Henry Barry. Please bring a canned good. Contact Louise at 724-7295 for more information.
New England Steel Guitar will have country music and dancing March 17 at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich, from 1-5 p.m. The band will be Branded. The kitchen will be open. Donation is $7.
Youth Leadership Series
Love me or Leave me Alone....Are you in healthy relationships? Will be presented March 20 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02886. Love Me or Leave Me Alone is a workshop geared toward teens and those who work with teens. It is an engaging multimedia presentation by Rilwan K. Feyisitan about how to determine if you are in a healthy relationship.
The workshop is free but it is requested to pre-register at 222-5954 or email@example.com.
Lend A Hand Benefit Dinner
Lend A Hand will be hosting its 6th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction March 23 at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Musical entertainment by Tribeca Band, silent auction and raffles. Proceeds go towards supporting the Lend A Hand Therapeutic Riding Foundation, which provides therapy horseback riding for special needs children. Tickets are $50 per person and $25 for children under 12. For tickets visit www.LendAHandRI.org or call 465-3511.
Spring Craft Fair
The First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having a Spring Craft Fair Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are available to rent for $25. If interested call 738-3377, leave a message and someone will return your call ASAP.
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 7 1NR, Flotilla 78, based in Pawtuxet, will be holding a boating skills and seamanship course starting April 2. The classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at 235 Promenade St., Room 300, Providence. There will be a total of 10 classes in the course. Interested students can register for the course by calling the public education officer at 231-2441 or by attending one of two registration events being held March 26 and 28 from 7-9 p.m. at 235 Promenade St., Room 300, Providence.
On April 5 the Gaspee Seniors will be meeting at the Buttonwoods Community Center, West Shore Rd. in Warwick at 1:15 p.m. The activity of the day will be horseracing. Please remember to bring quarters. New members are always welcome. Call Mary Nolan at 941-5507.
See Frank Santorelli perform at the Comedy Connection in East Providence April 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and most of the proceeds will go to the American Lung Association if they are purchased though Scott Shippee. Tickets must be purchased by April 5.
The Pilgrim Senior Center Tuesday "Singing Group" is sponsoring the following trips in 2013. Conway Tours May 19. New slots and historic spots 2-night, 3-day at the New Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania. Casino bonus and meals $379 per person double. Single rates also available.
Sept. 15 the Hamptons in New York wine tasting, meals and waterfront hotel, two days, one night $299 per person double. Single rates available.
Celtic Tours Ireland Oct. 3-10, Celtic Sojourn, 6 nights, 7 days. Aer Lingus out of Boston to Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway and Limerick. All meals and Medieval Banquet, includes air and all taxes and insurance. $2,231 per person double. $2,570 single. Call Diane at 738-8588.
Warwick Historical Society
The Warwick Historical Society meets weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House on 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 member and volunteer. Visit www.warwickhistoricalsocietyonline.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.
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.
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is 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.
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.
Free Health Care
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital has an outreach coordinator to assist women in getting free health care. If you are between the ages of 40-64 and are underserved or uninsured, call Maria at 456-3105 for a confidential assessment. You may be eligible for free care including a mammogram and gynecological care.
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 Sherman 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.