Meadowbrook Terrace, 2220 Warwick Ave., has bingo every Friday might at 6:30 p.m., featuring great prizes and a wonderful group of people. All are welcome.
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.
Tri City Elks Events
Pre-New Year’s Eve Bash Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. $25 per person. Music from the Here Again Band. Menu will be roast beef, mushroom gravy, 2 baked stuffed shrimp, baked potato, vegetable and salad. Purchase your tickets by Dec. 22.
Don’t forget country line dancing every Monday 7-8:30 p.m. Cost $6. Instructed by Lori Enos.
Ladies Auxiliary Meeting
William Shields Jr. American Legion Post #43 Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting Dec. 10 (tonight) at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home, 662 West Shore Road. All members are
requested to attend.
The GFWC Warwick Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chase Center, Warwick. Members will be providing Christmas gifts for two families less fortunate. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting, call Janet at 465-4768 or email Warwick@gfwcri.org.
There will be a Christmas luncheon All classes 1941-1955 from Gorton High School Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Chianti’s Restaurant, 195 Forge Road, Warwick. Let Dot know your menu choice before Dec. 4 at 463-9535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toys For Tots
Raymour and Flanigan Furniture will be supporting Toys For Tots this holiday season. The toy campaign will run through Dec. 12. A drop box will be placed in the Warwick location at 444 Quaker Lane, Warwick. Contact the store at 589-2053 with questions.
Applying to College
Warwick Public Library will be hosting a college informational seminar Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the large meeting room. Join us as we discuss the complex world of college admissions. This free presentation will offer information, guidelines and tips to make this difficult journey more manageable. Included will be a handy to-do list for parents and students in grades 9-12 as well as pertinent financial insights for anyone considering college. Come find out all you need to know about applying to college and how the Warwick Public Library can facilitate this process. For more information and to register, call 739-5440 or go to www.warwicklibrary.org.
AN ALL AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
Join us for a FREE concert with the St. Kevin Adult Choir and the St. Kevin School Chorus with the 88th Army Band and the Navy Band Newport on Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 7PM, St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane. Join us BEFORE the concert at 5PM for "DINNER with THE DIRECTORS" Tickets are $25 per person and includes reserved seating at the concert. For reservations for dinner call 737-2638 ext. 101 or email Secretary@stkevins.necoxmail.com.
Saints Rose and Clement Parish will host their annual Christmas concert Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 111 Long St., featuring the Ss. Rose and Clement adult choir and children’s chorus, Bishop Hendricken String Orchestra and Young Men’s Chorus and St. Rita’s Parish Choir. Tickets are $3 for adults, children 6 and under are free, and may be purchased at the door. A reception will follow in the church hall.
Turkey and Ham
American Legion Post #2, 2 Legion Way, West Warwick, is hosting a Christmas turkey and ham meat raffle Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. This event is to the public. All proceeds benefit American Legion charities. For more information call 821-9855.
The Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association (located in East Greenwich) will be holding its annual Luminaria Dec. 14 from 5-9 p.m. with a rain date of Dec. 15. This is a long-standing neighborhood tradition spanning over 25 years. The neighborhood provides an outdoor display for the holidays, which includes traditional holiday decorations and thousands of paper bag lanterns decorating curbs, driveways and walkways. Last year the neighborhood was lined with over 3,000 lit lanterns. People from all over Rhode Island come to slowly drive through the neighborhood with headlights dimmed. Follow Middle Road west of Route 2 to second right (Stone Ridge Drive).
There will be a free concert of Handel’s “Messiah” at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 9 New London Ave., West Warwick, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. The church has handicapped parking and accessibility. A free will offering will be accepted at the concert. The concert will include Part I - The Christmas Story and the Hallelujah Chorus and will feature four prominent Rhode Island soloists with a 40-voice choir. The vocalists for this choral masterpiece will be accompanied by a professional string quartet and harpsichord. Handel’s “Messiah” is arguably the most popular and frequently performed choral work since its first performance for charity in Dublin, Ireland in 1742. Celebrate the Christmas season with a concert of this traditional, choral masterpiece.
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting Dec. 17 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 some 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.
Nature’s Gifts Exhibit
Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, is looking for compelling photographic images of the natural world for an exhibit called “Nature’s Gifts” that will run through Dec. 21 in the main gallery. The beauty and grandeur of nature in its many forms will be showcased with framed works, notecards and prints. All photographers who live in New England are welcome to submit .jpegs for consideration, including students enrolled in undergrad or graduate art studies. The call and required entry form is available on Facebook and online at www.warwickmuseum.org, or call the office during gallery hours, 737-0010.
All framed fine art photographs and other items in the show are for sale, perfectly timed for holiday gifts or updating your home or office, and 40 percent of your purchase helps Warwick’s only cultural arts center. Starting Dec. 1, there’s no sales tax on purchases of original art created in Rhode Island. This includes the framed photographs and items in the main gallery show – another incentive to purchase artwork this holiday season.
Our Lady of Grace Church, 4 Lafayette St., Johnston, is holding an afternoon of traditional Christmas music as we celebrate the Christmas season. This concert features Triton Brass, whose members have played with groups such as the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra and on many of the leading Broadway shows. The choir includes some of the most talented vocalists from the Southern New England region who have come together with Triton Brass to perform the most loved Christmas music of all time. Tickets for the concert are $10, and the first 250 tickets sold will include an Italian pasta and polenta dinner following the concert in the church hall. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the church. Contact the parish at 231-2220 for tickets or email OurLadyofGraceMusic@
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.
There is a hi-lo-jack league at the Buttonwoods Communitry Center every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. open to anyone who likes to play. If interested call George Gange at 739-6682.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is seeking donations of gently-used clothing and small household items. Donations help to raise much-needed funding to support mentoring programs for boys and girls throughout the state. They offer convenient home pick-up of donations and provide a tax receipt. For more information or to schedule a home pick-up call 921-2434 or visit www.bbbsos.org.
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.
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.