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Pontiac Free Library
There are various summer activities at the Pontiac Free Library.
Summer Reading program 2013, “Dig Into Reading,” an independent reading program for children from preschool to grade 6. Sign up now.
Storytimes for ages 3-6 Tuesdays at 10 a.m. through July 30.
Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure for all ages Aug. 8 at 3 p.m.
For information call the library at 737-3292 or visit www.pontiacfreelibrary.org.
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.
Summer Art Camp
Kids crave creative stimulation, and Summer Art Camp will keep them busy. All workshops are taught by experienced instructors with emphasis on trying new materials, stretching imaginations and having fun in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Best bets for registration are Creative Collages and Making Mosaics (week of July 29, 11:30-1:30 and 2-4), Improv Comedy and Art of the World (week of Aug. 5 from 9-11 a.m.). Other workshops also have openings so call for availability. Workshops are $80 each and a week of three workshops is $225 (a savings of $15). Registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or stop by Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, with cash or check. More information and registration forms are available at www.warwickmuseum.org or call 737-0010.
Lung Association Fundraiser
Alex & Ani is hosting a fundraiser for the American Lung Association July 31 from 6-8 p.m. The store is located at 232 Main St., East Greenwich. You can stop in earlier and tell them not to ring in the item until those hours if you can’t make it during that time. Chances to win a prize. Fifteen percent of most purchases will be donated to the Lung Association. Contact Scott Shippee at email@example.com for more details.
New Member Auditions
The Rhode Island Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new chorus members Aug. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at Cardi’s Furniture, 1681 Quaker Lane (Rt. 2) West Warwick (Exit 8 off Route 95) and Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the RI Philharmonic Music School Carter Center, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence. Boys and girls ages 7-18 years are invited to meet with director Dr. Christine Noel for a brief interview and vocal audition. No prior singing experience or appointment is necessary. The audition is private and will take about 10 minutes. Children auditioning and accepted into the chorus may choose to attend classes at either the East Providence or East Greenwich locations. Visit www.richildrenschorus.org or call Joyce at 339-1169 for more information.
Tin Cup Junior Camps
Tin Cup Golf Course & Driving Range in Coventry. August Camp: Fridays August 2, 9, 16 and 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 7 to 17 eligible. All aspects of the game will be covered, including driving, full swing, pitching, chipping, putting, rules & etiquette. Fun tourney, lunch & prizes on final day of each camp. Featuring Rhode Island’s top golf instructors. Sign up at Tin Cup by calling 823-4653.
St. Kevin’s Church, 333 Sandy Lane, is holding bingo Aug. 3 in their air-conditioned church hall. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6. Fun, prizes and refreshments.
The American Indian Federation, Inc. will present the 78th Annual Intertribal Powwow Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the American Indian Federation Hall Grounds, 1 Indian St., North Kingstown. Host drum is Turtle Mon; invited drums are Red Moon and Soaring Eagle Singers. All Native American drums and dancers are welcome. The public is invited. Contact Chief Walking Turtle at 632-7095.
One-Act Play Festival
Artist’s Exchange will present their 8th annual One Act Play Festival Wave II through Aug. 4 Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at door. One-act plays of all genres presented in two-week “waves.” Theatre 82 is located at 82 Rolfe Square in Cranston. For more information visit www.artists-exchange.org or call 490-9475.
Vacation Bible School
Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Ave., Warwick will be holding their Vacation Bible School Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Come have an enjoyable week of Gospel Light’s Son Rise National Park VBS stories, games, crafts and more. Offered to children in preschool through six grade. Register as soon as possible; call 941-7040 and leave a message for Traci or email NorwoodBaptist1@gmail.com.
Tri City Elks Lodge #14, 1915 West Shore Rd., Warwick, is having a family picnic Saturday, Aug. 10 at 12 noon. Advance tickets are $15 at the bar. Children under 5 get in free, ages 6-12 $5. Music by Here Again Band. Chowder, clam cakes burgers hotdogs, french fries, onion rings, corn and watermelon and games for the kids.
Ladies Only Golf League
On Course Instruction during play at Tin Cup Golf Course in Coventry. Six holes each Tuesday at 10 a.m. through Aug. 13. Luncheon and awards on Aug. 13. Featuring Rhode Island’s top golf instructors. Sign up at Tin Cup by calling 823-4653.
Gorton Monthly Luncheon
There will be Gorton High School Luncheon for all who attended Gorton at Top of the Bay, Oakland Beach, Aug. 14 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Come and renew your friendship with classmates. Call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or email Mcguinn@cox.net.
A jam session featuring Gary Hopp & Friends will take place Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to this casual gathering, in which musicians will share their music and then transition to a jam style format. All styles welcome, heavy on rock, blues, soul, fusion and mash-ups. Tickets are $5 at the door. Theatre 82 is located at 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston. Visit www.artists-exchange.org for more information or call 490-9475.
The Conimicut Village Association is looking for vendors for their Picnic at the Park scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon until 5 p.m. Vendor cost is $25 for a 10’ x 10’ space. Vendors must supply their own tent/tables, etc. Call Paul at 737-5559 for information and an application. Space available by pre-payment only.
Art Camp for Children 6-12
There is an Art Camp for children ages 6-12 through August 16 on weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Creative kids crave summer stimulation, and that’s what they’ll get with art workshops like Make a monster, painting, jewelry making, drawing, improv comedy, cartooning and more. Camp runs Monday to Friday with three weeklong workshops at 9-11, 11:30-1:30, 2-4. Workshops are taught by experienced instructors with emphasis on trying new materials, stretching imaginations and having fun in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Cost of each weeklong workshop is $80; cost for a week of three workshops is $225 (a savings of $15). Registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or stop by with cash or check. More information can be found on Facebook or online at www.warwickmuseum.org. Warwick Museum of Art is located at 3259 Post Road, Warwick (737-0010).
Youth Employment Program
Westbay Community Action’s Education Services in Warwick will offer a summer youth employment program for young people ages 17 to 24. The program, which runs through Aug. 16, will cover work-readiness skills as well as work experience. Participants will work 20 hours a week and earn $7.75 an hour. The focus is environmental science. They will introduce beekeeping, tree stewardship and landscaping; they will not handle live bees. There will be one visit to a hive, and everyone will wear protective gear. Call 468-4065.
Lend A Hand Charity
Lend A Hand Therapeutic Riding Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Alpine Country Club, Cranston, August 19. Registration $150/individual golfer. Dunkin Donuts brunch 10:30 a.m., food and BBQ during play, Tuscan Antipasto Bar and hors d’oeuvers immediately following event. Competitions, raffles, silent auction and prizes, 50/50 drawing. Shotgun start at 12 noon. 50/50 tickets on sale now, don’t have to play to purchase. Proceeds to benefit the Lend A Hand therapy riding program for special needs children. Call 862-7719 or visit www.lendahandri.org.
The 3rd Annual Realtor 5K Run/Walk for Habitat for Humanity will be at the Quonset “O” Club, North Kingstown, Aug. 25. Registration is at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. race, 11 a.m. 1K Kids’ Dash followed by barbecue/awards ceremony. $20 registration fee. The 3rd Annual Realtor 5K Run/Walk is timed and scored by Organization Plus Road Race Management. Visit www.homerunri.com for details or to register.
Pilgrim Senior Center Trips
The Tuesday Pilgrim Senior Center singing group is sponsoring the following trips: Aug. 30, a seven-night cruise to Bermuda with ex-mayor Buddy Cianci. Also, a nine-night cruise to Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Marteen and Haiti on April 24-May 3. Call Diane at 738-8588 for prices.