Pig Roast with all the fixins Aug. 23. Tickets are $20. Please get your tickets early at the lounge bar before Aug. 19. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Yard Sale/Craft Fair Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tables will be available to rent for $10 to sell you old stuff or rent a table for your handmade crafts. Call Lori to rent a table 529-9212
Conimicut Craft Fair
The annual Conimicut Craft Fair will be held Aug. 16 from noon until 5 p.m. at Conimicut Point Park, 1 Point Avenue, Warwick. Fair features live music, food and craft vendors and entertainment for children. The park also has beach access and a playground. Free admission to the park and the event.
Weekend of Celebration for Gortonites
Former students and friends of Gorton High School are invited to visit the school and stroll the corridors once again. The school will be opened Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Later that day will be a Knights of Columbus gathering from 4-9 p.m. Bring snacks: chips, dip, pizza, sandwiches, fruit and desserts. $3 per person. Plan on renewing friendships and reminiscing. On Aug. 17 the Gorton Grand Reunion will be held at the Radisson Hotel on Post Road in Warwick. $30 per person with dinner featuring roast top round of beef, baked ham and grilled boneless breast of chicken, served family style. Social hour from 1:30-2:30 p.m., dinner at 2:30. Call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new Hi-Lo-Jack card league will be starting Aug. 18 at the Buttonwoods Center at 12:45 p.m. Please arrive by 12:30. The group will play seven games in a table of six. Cost is $2 weekly, 10-cent ups, all money collected will go back to the players. On the 16th week there will be a banquet for all players. Call Ray Walsh, director, at 497-8097 for more information.
Gorton Orientation Nights
Gorton Junior High School will be hosting orientation nights for all incoming 7th grade students Aug. 18 and/or Aug. 19 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The students will receive their schedules, locker assignments, directions on how to open lockers and maps of the building. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to take a look at the schedule and locations of the rooms in advance and to ask any questions. You will also be able to hand in the school physical/immunization forms. The PTO will be accepting new memberships on this evening, and they will have information on school fundraising events.
Ocean State Toastmasters
Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19 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. For more information, call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.
The staff and students of Pilgrim High School invite the Class of 2018 and new students to orientation and an ice cream social Aug. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. All incoming 9th graders will receive their schedule that evening and meet with student leaders as they tour the building and discuss what makes a Patriot successful. Parents are invited to auditorium for a short program before all meet back for the ice cream social.
The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association will be having their summer luncheon on Aug. 20, noontime, at the Top of the Bay restaurant in Oakland Beach. They will be raffling off a fantastic prize. Call Lois at 738-1768 to reserve your spot or go to www.warwickretirees.com and you’ll get all the information. Leave a message on the website and tell what you think.
Norwood Block Party
The Norwood Neighborhood Association’s Summer Block Party at the Gazebo on Pawtuxet Avenue will be held Aug. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (rain date Aug. 21).Come hungry and enjoy grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and drinks, all reasonably priced.Musical entertainment by Wooden Nickel. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a summer evening at the gazebo.All are welcome. (Check out www.norwoodnari.orgor emailnorwoodna@
Summer Night Concert Series
The Apponaug Area Improvement Association presents its 4th Annual Music for a Summer Night Concert Series on the front steps of Warwick City Hall 6:30-8 p.m. The final performance will be held Aug. 21 with Ten Rod Ramblers Blues & Rock. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Friendship Hall of Warwick Central Baptist Church Hall across from City Hall.
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter
The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held Aug. 21 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway (behind Benny’s on Warwick Avenue and near Pilgrim High School) at 6:30 p.m. They will be discussing upcoming fund-raisers. All public is invited. For more information call Brenda at 467-2692.
Are the aches and pains of osteoarthritis getting in the way of living life to the fullest? Put Pain in Its Place is a free, one-hour class that gives you the tools to manage your osteoarthritis (OA) pain and live better. Developed by the experts you trust at the Arthritis Foundation in conjunction with the National Council on Aging and sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc., this program will help you understand OA, its causes and how to treat it; learn self-management strategies to prevent and relieve pain; get inspired to take action and get your pain under control; and find out about effective and safe exercises from the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Held by Arthritis Foundation (RI Chapter) at Elite Physical Therapy Warwick, 535 Centerville Road, Warwick, Aug. 29 from 2-3 p.m. Contact Brittany Gonsalves at 737-4581 or email email@example.com.
Every Tuesday until September, the Greater Warwick Lions will be holding Cruising with the Oldies at Oakland Beach in Warwick from 4 p.m. to dusk. Sweet antique cars, DJ Dom playing the oldies, food vendors, raffles and prizes all with an ocean view. All proceeds benefit the Lions’ charities, Ronald McDonald House, children with cancer, Insight, children and adults in the community in need of glasses, scholarships awarded to Warwick students and JONAH. Cruise Night is weather permitting; check the Warwick Lions Cruise Night website for cancellations.
Women Bowlers Wanted
Women’s Bowling League is looking for at least four more women bowlers. They range in age from 30-80 years old. Most are just average bowlers. They bowl at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 8. For more information call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; Karen Shields at 463-0004; and Monique Lavallee 780-9855.
Crafters needed for the annual Heritage Day event at the Paine House Museum located at 7 Station St., Coventry, on September 27. The price per table is $25. Tables are not available, so you will have to supply your own. There is limited space this year, so if you’re interested contact Sandy at 821-2444.
St. Benedicts Church
100th Anniversary Gala
On Sept. 27 St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, will be having their 100th anniversary gala. It will begin with 4 p.m. Mass and be followed by a spectacular celebration in the newly refurbished and handicapped accessible Parish Center. The church is looking for former priests, deacons, principals, nuns, teachers, students, choir members and former and present parishioners. They would like your pictures and past history to make this a memorable and uplifting event not only for the parish but also the faith community. Contact the rectory office at 737-9492 and ask for Barbara or Don or email email@example.com.
The St. Rita’s Women’s Club annual autumn bazaar will be held Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the William Shields American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road in Conimicut. Vendor space is available for $20. Call Joan at 739-0239 for applications and further information.
Meadowbrook Terrace, 2220 Warwick Ave., has bingo every Friday night 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 member and volunteer. Visit www.whsri.org, join them on Facebook or call 737-4617 for more information.
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.
The VNA of Care New England conducts weekly hospice volunteer informational meetings 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.
Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just on hour a week. Moms for Moms RI helps pregnant women and new mothers deal with an enormous transition by matching them with trained volunteers who are mothers themselves. The program provides emotional and social support and strives to connect new moms to resources within their own communities. Mentors develop a warm, supportive relationship while spending time with the new mom in their homes, accompanying them on outings, and attending mom gatherings. You will be trained and provided supervisory support from volunteers. Contact Sally at 383-9933.
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.