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 a member and volunteer. Visit www.warwickhistoricalsocietyonline.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.
West Bay Chorale
The West Bay Chorale welcomes new and former members, male and female, all ages. If you like to sing, attend rehearsals at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, from 7-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings. No audition necessary. For information call 392-3458 or go to www.westbaychorale.org.
Learn how Native American themes in Louise Erdrich’s novel “Love Medicine” connect with New England’s indigenous communities at Warwick Public Library Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Join Narragansett elder, oral historian, and author Dawn Dove and indigenous educators and activists from the Mohawk, Narragansett, Niantic, and Ramapaugh nations for a panel discussion of the book. Louise Erdrich’s first novel is a powerful and poetic multigenerational portrait of two families living on and around a Chippewa reservation in North Dakota. Indigenous Cultures Discuss “Love Medicine” is sponsored by Arts Midwest, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Tomaquag Museum and Warwick Public Library. Register online at warwicklibrary.org or call 739-5440 x4. For more information call 739-5440 x221. The library is located at 600 Sandy Lane. If you’re interested in reading “Love Medicine,” drop by the Reference Desk to order a copy of the book. This event is free and open to all.
All You Can Eat
The First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having an All You Can Eat spaghetti supper on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes the dinner, salad, beverages and homemade desserts. The cost for adults is $8, children 12 and under $4. Children 5 and under are free. Come early, it sells out quick.
Jewelry Making Class
Jewelry-Making Class for ages 13 and up is open at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. The class introduces students to basic techniques as they create necklaces, earrings, cast pendants and jewel boxes. Using metals, costume jewelry, plus found objects and materials, students will create unique, wearable art under the guidance of certified instructor Kerri Fletcher Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9 and 16. Cost is $135 and includes materials. For more information call 737-0010 or visit www.warwickmuseum.org.
Bark at the Moon
The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club, Inc. is collaborating with the National Coast-to-Coast Bully Walk at their annual Bark at the Moon event Oct. 26 at Warwick City Park. The walk begins at 10:45 a.m. and run from noon to 3:30 p.m. Events include an agility course for dogs, bounce house, fall photos, hay rides, interactive bite prevention play for kids, raffles, vendors and shopping, a Halloween costume contest for the dogs, and much more. All are welcome. Come have fun and meet other dog lovers. Bring awareness to a misunderstood type of dog. Support a great cause. Dogs may register upon arrival. A $5 donation per dog is appreciated upon registration. All donations go towards helping homeless shelter dogs in Rhode Island. No aggressive dogs and all dogs in attendance must be up to date on rabies vaccines and be leashed. Fore more information contact Susan Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts & Crafts Festival
SS. Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., Warwick, is having a Winter Wonderland Arts and Crafts Festival Oct. 25 from 5-9 p.m. (Special menu and penny social for kids) and Oct. 26 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Featuring crafters from Ocean State Artisans, Christmas and seasonal crafts and gifts, religious good, baked goods, white elephant sale, penny social, all-day snack bar (including a Hot Baked Potato Bar), giant raffle, mystery envelope and more. Admission is free. All are welcome. For more information call 739-0212.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 143 Ann Mary Brown Dr., Warwick, is having a Halloween party
Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m. Children 10 and under are welcome (must be accompanied by an adult). Free will donations will be accepted. RSVP by Oct. 21; call 467-5122.
There will be a free community lunch and food pantry Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. All are welcome. Please don’t arrive before 11 a.m. RIPTA #3 Warwick Ave–Hoxsie Four Corners stop at West Shore Nursing Home next to St. Mark’s.
The animal shelter will be having its annual Halloween party Oct. 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and includes dinner. There will be a DJ, karaoke, dancing, raffles, costume contest and cash bar. Costumes are optional, adults only and no pets. All proceeds benefit shelter animals. For tickets and information call 468-4377 or e-mail animal.shelter@warwickri.
Kent Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show
Kent Hospital Auxiliary will hold a fashion show on Oct. 26 at Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown. Luncheon will be served at 12 p.m. Fashions are provided by Coldwater Creek and Gown Town. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 11 for shopping from local vendors that have been invited to participate. Raffles and special events will occur throughout the event. This fundraising event will support the Auxiliary’s $1 million pledge to Kent Hospital’s capital campaign and the renovation of the Dialysis Unit/3 North. For tickets and information, call Pat Carol at 884-8893.
Post Card Show
The 51st Annual Post Card Show and Exhibit will be held Oct. 27 at The Crowne Plaza in Warwick from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Post Card Club. For further information call
The William Shields Jr. American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit #43, is sponsoring a Children’s Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Post Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $3 per child. Hot Dogs, punch and chips will be served along with games, prizes and surprises. Tickets are available at the Post or by calling Kathy Johnson at 941-2486. Ticket deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Tri City Elks Events
Turkey trot Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30-9:30 turkey raffles along with many other raffle items.
Don’t forget country line dancing every Monday 7-8:30 p.m. Cost $6. Instructed by Lori Enos.
Shepherd of the Valley
The Great Chili Cook-off is being sponsored by the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Women, 604 Seven Mile Road, Hope. For tickets, call the church office at 821-8717. Menu will feature a wide variety of chili, salad, corn bread, dessert and beverage. As an alternative, there will be American Chop Suey. The cook-off will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12, and under 5 free. Come and vote for your favorite chili. The winner will get an award. There will also be a silent auction. Come and enjoy.
Volunteers of Warwick Schools will hold its popular chopstick auction Nov. 2 at Buttonwoods Community Center. VOWS is seeking contributions of new items to auction during this fundraiser. If you would like to contribute a gift certificate or a gift that would be appropriate for a man, woman or child, contact the VOWS office at 734-3230 or drop items off at VOWS located at the Drum Rock Early Childhood Center, 575 Centerville Road, Warwick. Items should be dropped off by Oct. 18. All proceeds from this event support the work of Volunteers of Warwick Schools.
St. Kevin Bingo
St. Kevin parishioners will hold a bingo Saturday, Nov. 2 at the church hall at 333 Sandy Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6. There will be prizes and refreshments.
It’s time for the West Warwick Animal Shelter’s holiday bazaar to be held Nov. 2, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Church of the Apostles, 170 Fairview Ave, Coventry. They are renting out 10-foot tables for $10. Tables are limited. Application bazaar deadline is Oct. 20. For application or more information call Michelle at 450-2145.
Apponaug Babe Ruth
Apponaug Babe Ruth Baseball 2014 registration and American Legion William Shields Post 43 open house with free breakfast will be held Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 662 West Shore Road. Sign up your child for ABRBL 2014 season and parent and player both receive free breakfast. All veterans are welcome to come during the open house. Membership is $32 per year and gets you access to all American Legions around the country. Call Rick Robinson at 714-8451 for more information.
Pasta Dinner & Raffle
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host their 9th annual pasta dinner and raffle Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Ave., Warwick. The cost is $7 for adults and children 6 and under are $3. For information or to reserve tickets call 467-2692 or 738-6322. Please reserve tickets ahead of the event. All proceeds benefit the Warwick Animal Shelter.
There will be a Scandinavian brunch held at Star Lodge 56 Vasa Order of America, Vasa Hall, 43 Bald Hill Road, Cranston, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donation is adults $10, under 12 $5. Bake table by Swede-a-licious. Limited seating; for reservations call 944-5525 or 739-3530. Come and enjoy some homemade Swedish cooking, including Swedish pancakes and meatballs.
of RI Workshops
Swinging Squares of RI will hold weekly workshops Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield from 7:-9:30 p.m. Fee is $6 per person. Caller is Bob Butler, cuer is Henry Barry. Contact Louise at 724-7295 for more information.
Ocean State Toastmasters
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting Nov. 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Ocean State Toastmasters holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The club is one of 13,500 in Toastmasters International, a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to the development of public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has approximately 280,000 members in 116 countries. Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. For more information, call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.
East Greenwich-Warwick Garden Club
The East Greenwich-Warwick Garden Club will meet Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at the home of club member Barbara DelBonis, 115 Fry Brook Drive, East Greenwich, to prepare Thanksgiving baskets for distribution. New members are welcome to attend. For more information call 477-3678.
Rhode Island Master Plumbers Association Inc. will present a roundtable discussion Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the F.W. Webb Co., 101 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick. The topic will be New 2013 Codes - Pertaining to 1 and 2 Family Dwellings. Building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes will be reviewed, featuring representatives from the Office of the State Building Commissioner. Light supper, presentation and a question and answer period. Bring yourself, bring your questions, bring a friend.
Daughters of Isabella
Due to the construction at St. Benedict Parish Center, St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella is postponing their annual Cash Bingo fundraiser that is usually held in September until Nov. 16.
3 Card Mel
William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road, will hold 3 Card Mel (a variation of a meat raffle) every Friday starting Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in their lounge.
Christmas in New York
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Greenwich Bay Women’s Club is sponsoring a daytrip to New York City. Come see the Christmas lights, shop for the holidays, take in a play - it’s up to you. The bus leaves R.I. at 7 a.m. and will drop you off mid-town. Enjoy your day, then head for home without having to drive. The return trip will leave Manhattan around 7 p.m. for arrival back in R.I. at 10:30-11. Cost is $50 per person. For further information, e-mail Lynnewolff@gmail.com or call 885-4376. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Pilgrim Senior Center Trips
The Tuesday Pilgrim Senior Center singing group is sponsoring a nine-night cruise to Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Marteen and Haiti on April 24-May 3, 2014. Call Diane at 738-8588 for prices.
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, contact Pamela Sherman at 732-7700 x117 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.
Barbershop Singers Wanted
Calling former barbershop singers of four-part harmony to join All In A Chord for Christmas performances Tuesday Evenings 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, Rte.5 near the former Apex.
Running through June 9, 2014, Tri-City Elks #14 will be holding beginner line dance classes every Sunday night from 7-8:30 p.m. at 1915 West Shore Road. All ages are welcomed. Cost is $6 per person. For more information call Lori at 821-4361 or the lodge at 737-9510.
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.
Womens Golf League
Women Golfers Wanted Harbor Lights Ladies League is looking for women golfers for a Thursday night 4:30 league. Golfers should call Dee and 391-9957 for more information and/or with their GIN.
The Village Singers
The Village Singers, an adult vocal ensemble, is seeking new members for all voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Scandinavian Home, Broad St., Cranston. Their mission is to share musical experiences and appreciation across generational and socio-economic lines in a variety of settings, including community centers, health care facilities, etc. Contact Dennis Robbins at 465-6342 or email email@example.com.
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.
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.