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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
2 Man Band Wet Paint Feb. 1 8 p.m. in the Lodge Room. $5 at the door.
Super Bowl Feb. 2. Join us in the lounge and watch the game. Tickets will be available for a pork potato & vegetable buffet
$10 before Jan. 30. Dinner served promptly at 5. Bring your favorite snack for half-time to share with others.
Running through June 9, Tri-City Elks #14 will be holding beginner line dance classes every Monday 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.
Relay for Life Kickoff Meeting
The Kickoff meeting for Warwick's Relay for Life Event is being held Jan. 30 at the Grid Iron Ale House & Grille from 6-8 p.m. Join them for appetizers and information on how you can get involved with this year's Relay For Life Event. Call Pat McGovern, Relay for Life committee member, at 871-8641.
Clothing Collection Drive
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is holding a collection drive for gently used clothing and small household items. Donations help to raise funds to support mentoring programs for boys and girls throughout the state. They offer convenient free home pick-up of donations and provide a tax receipt. Call or visit www.BBBSOS.org to schedule free home pick-up, find the nearest dropoff location or learn more about mentoring programs.
Adult Art Classes
Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, is holding adult art classes from January to March. The winter schedule of adult art classes has just been announced: Watercolors for Beginners runs through January 30, Mixed Media & Collage runs February 4-20, and Watercolors for Intermediates runs February 25 through March 13. Classes will run for three weeks and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm. Full details and registration forms are posted on Facebook, online at www.warwickmuseum.org, or call the office during gallery hours for easy phone registration. Call 737-0010 for more information.
Sports Collectors Show
The 38th Annual Cranston Sports Collectors Show will be held Feb. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at West Valley Inn, 4 Blossom St., West Warwick. $3 per person. Sponsored by St. Joseph Men's Guild of Immaculate Conception Parish. Contact person Thomas McDonough at 942-1854 (church phone).
Bingo will be held Feb. 1 at St. Kevin’s Church Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, starting with a $75 special and the last special is $100. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6.
Annual Pasta Dinner & Fundraiser
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road,
Warwick, is holding its annual pasta dinner and fundraiser Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, $12 per person including wine; children 12 and under are free. Come enjoy a nice homemade Italian dinner. Bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 29; call 737-3127 for more information.
The Chaminade Club of Providence will hold its February Musicale on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Mary K. Hail Music Mansion, 88 Meeting St., Providence. Performers will be Manabu Takasawa, piano solo; Roderick Luther, jazz piano; The Bay Wind Chamber Players - Linda Diebold, oboe; Christine Eldridg, clarinet; and Jonathan A. Malone, bassoon. The Musicale is free and open to the public. The performance will begin promptly at 2 pm. For more information contact Rosalind Chua, Program Chair, at 254-1229, or email@example.com. Information about the Chaminade Club can be found at www.chaminadeclub.org.
Mixed Media" Art Class for Adults
Warwick-based artist Taylor Tererri, whose colorful works can be found at Hasbro Children's Hospital and URI Health Services, will introduce students 17 and older to the process of combining various mediums like acrylic paint, watercolors, drawing and collage at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. Students will explore composition and use line, color, texture, pattern and symbolism to convey an artful message. The classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. for three weeks. Full details and registration forms are available at www.warwickmuseum.org, on Facebook, or call the office during gallery hours at 737-0010.
East Greenwich/Warwick Garden Club
The East Greenwich/Warwick Garden Club will meet Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane, Warwick. For more information call Marie at 477-3678. New members always welcome.
Turkey & Ham Meat Raffle
American Legion Post #2, 2 Legion Way, West Warwick, is hosting a turkey and ham meat raffle Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public. All proceeds benefit American Legion charities. For more information call 821-9855.
Save the Bay Open House
On Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2-4 p.m. there will be an open house at Save the Bay headquarters for marine science summer camp and Edgewood Sailing School youth and adult lessons. Come learn about joint sailing/marine science programs and other “learn to sail” activities. There will be a door prize. Save the Bay Drive, Fields Point, Providence.
New England Steel Guitar
New England Steel Guitar will meet Feb. 9 at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich, from 1-5 p.m. The band will be Branded. Kitchen will be open.
The Friends Bingo will be held Feb. 9. Doors open at 11 a.m. This will be a Have a Heart Bingo. Bring a canned good and get a free ticket for a bingo (one per person). They are also collecting toiletries for the homeless. Come bring a friend and have a great time.
Gorton High School Luncheon
The Gorton High School monthly luncheon will be held Feb. 12 at Top of the Bay Restaurant, Oakland Beach, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. All Gorton High School classmates from 1941-1955 are welcome. Call Barbara Kane at 821-0161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Fran Allin at 463-8679 if you plan to attend.
Hospice Volunteer Informational Meeting
On Feb. 13 from 10-11 a.m., the VNA of Care New England will conduct a hospice volunteer informational meeting at the VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick. Have you ever wondered how you can make the difference in the life of a family whose loved one is in hospice care? Do you want to join with a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support in this most rewarding work? Come and find out more about the VNA of Care New England hospice. Call Carolyn McDonough, hospice volunteer coordinator, at 921-7614 to register.
Voices of RI Meeting
The Voices of RI chapter of the Colon Cancer Alliance will hold their next monthly meeting Feb. 15 from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. in the small meeting room of the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick. All are welcome to come learn more about the organization, share their stories and meet other survivors. For more information call 739-5623 or visit www.ccalliance.org/RI.
Art Camp for Children & Teens
A new schedule of art sessions for February vacation was announced by Warwick Museum of Art. Returning favorites include Intro to Drawing, Watercolors, Mixed Media, Sculpture, and Improv Comedy; Printmaking and Intro to Acting are new. Camp runs February 17-21 with morning sessions for ages 6-12 and afternoon sessions for ages 13-17. Cost per three-hour session is $25 and there's a discount for all five. Full schedule and registration forms are available at www.warwickmuseum.org, Facebook, or you can call the office at 737-0010.
Baked Ziti Supper
The First Congregational Church of Warwick, 715 Oakland Beach Ave, is having an all-you-can-eat baked ziti supper Feb. 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost for adults is $8, $4 for children 12 years and under. Children under 5 are free. Come and enjoy good food, good company and great homemade desserts.
Love Medicine Exhibit
“Love Medicine,” a Native American art exhibit, will be at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, now through March 1. Themes of family, passion and cultural identity are explored in this new exhibit of Native American art based on the award-winning novel "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich. Showcasing 43 works by 13 artists of the Narragansett, Wampanoag, Choctaw, Navajo, Chicksaw, Mexican Apache and Ojibwe tribes, the exhibit is a unique opportunity to explore traditional and contemporary works in various mediums – beadwork, painting, sculpture, woven and painted fabrics, photography, and ceremonial artifacts. Meet the artists and enjoy light fare at the opening reception Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m.; admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information visit us on Facebook or at www.warwickmuseum.org.
Men's Senior Softball
Registration is now underway for men 57 and over to join the Warwick Senior Softball League. It is a recreational league whose priorities are fun, safety and friendly competition. You do not have to be a Warwick resident to join. All games (double headers) begin at 9 a.m. and are played at City Park in Warwick on Wednesday mornings. The application fee is $20. Deadline for registration is March 15. The playing season is from April 30 to early September. For more information contact Bill Russo at 739-3973 or email email@example.com.
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.
New Gallery Hours at WMOA
The main gallery at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, is now open Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. so exhibits are available to school groups, home-school students and anyone who can stop by on their lunch hour. The main gallery is also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for those who work during the week. More information on exhibits, classes and camps and rentals is available online at www.warwickmusuem.org, on Facebook or call the office during gallery hours at 737-0010.
Friday Comedy Shows
New for 2014, the Bring Your Own Improv comedy troupe will perform two shows on Fridays at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road: 7-8:30 p.m. Family-Friendly Comedy Show (G-rated laughs) and 9-10:30 p.m. Late Night Comedy Show (PG-13 rated laughs). Kick off your weekend with laughter when BYOI takes audience suggestions, comedy skits morph instantly and the actors react to the silliness onstage. Every show is brand new, so you'll want to become a regular. Tickets are priced to be budget-friendly, and they're available at the door or online at www.bringyourownimprov.com. Call 737-0010 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.
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.
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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Rhode Island Chapter No. 38, East Greenwich meets every Thursday at the Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50. The meeting will follow at 10. Admission costs $1.50 per week. For more information about TOPS, call TOPS Greeter Carole Paster from Exeter at 295-8381, e-mail at email@example.com, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.
On the first and third Tuesday of every month, the Gaspee Seniors will be meeting at the Buttonwoods Community Center, West Shore Road, Warwick, at 1:15 pm. New members are more than welcome. Come and join the fun.
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.
Volunteers Needed to Sew
Looking for something to do to help foster kids? Organizers of The Sewing Project to Help Foster Kids are looking for volunteers who want to help sew pillowcase or duffel bags for foster children. Currently their belongings are sometimes put in black trash bags. Foster parent Adriane Grimaldi in Scottsdale, Ariz. started the Sewing Projectin February 2008 for children taken from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) to make kid-friendly bags for carrying their belongings instead of trash bags. To date, people have made 6,700 pillowcase bags for foster kids. Pillowcase bags are delivered to CPS to use instead of trash bags. The Sewing Project has opened a new Rhode Island Chapter working with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and is in need of volunteers to sew. For more information contact Hollie Galloway at email@example.com.
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.