Oakland Beach Association meets tonight

Posted 8/12/21

By ARDEN BASTIA Oakland Beach Association meets tonight The Oakland Beach Association will meet this evening, August 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave (side entrance). The guest will be Warwick Police Chief Brad Conner.

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Oakland Beach Association meets tonight


The Oakland Beach Association will meet this evening, August 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave (side entrance). The guest will be Warwick Police Chief Brad Conner. Refreshments will be served. All neighborhood residents are welcome.

Get back into the swing of something fun!

On Monday Sept. 20, the Boys and Girls Club of Warwick will host their 43rd annual golf tournament at the Warwick Country Club. The cost for individual players is $250. Corporate sponsor levels range from $150 for a Tee Sign, upwards. Entry fee includes lunch, dinner, snacks, green fees and more. All donations are tax deductible and help BGCW provide safe, fun, life-enhancing programming for area youth. Visit www.wbgclubs.org to fill out an entry form or call (401) 467-4385, or email elanor@wbgclubs.org.

Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels of RI is in immediate need of volunteers for its Home-Delivered Meal Program in Warwick. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program helps homebound seniors remain healthy, safe, and happy at home. For more information and a volunteer application, visit www.rimeals.org.

Healing Arts in the Park: Making Music

Local musician and RI Music Hall of Fame inductee Mark Cutler is leading a statewide, collaborative songwriting project throughout the month of August. The workshop will take place at Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave in Pawtucket on Thursday, Aug. 12, 19, and 26 at 7 p.m. Bring your friends and family for a free evening with the arts, sponsored by the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/BLRV.

AAA safety program at WPL

On Friday, Aug. 13, meet Buster, the winking, blinking, talking, driving school bus. Learn about bus and traffic safety, and other tips for having a fun and safe time outdoors. Geared towards kids in preschool through grade 3 and their families, this free program starts at 10 a.m. at the Warwick Public Library. To register, visit www.warwicklibrary.org.

Community yard sale

St. Kevin and St. Benedict Parish are hosting a yard sale and flea market Saturday, August 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place outdoors (weather permitting) at St. Kevin located at 333 Sandy Lane. Household items, furniture, Christmas decorations, clothes, and more will be available. Priced to sell. Sellers can purchase a booth for $20. Rain date for the event is August 21. To reserve a spot, or for any questions, contact Laurie at (401) 524-6207 or Judy at (401) 737-9997.

American Legion vendor fair

The American Legion is searching for vendors for Saturday, August 14 from 12 to 4 p.m. The vendor fair will take place at the American Legion at 662 West Shore Road. Vendors must provide their own tables but have the option to set up indoors or outdoors. Spaces are $25. Email Alexandra at alexandragblack15@gmail.com for more information.

Get boat certified with DEM course

On Saturday, August 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Department of Environmental Management will hold a one-day Boat Rhode Island classroom crash course to certify boaters and water sports enthusiasts. Attendees will receive their RI Safe Boating Card upon completion of the course. A RI Safe Boating Card is required for all Jet Ski operators of any age as well. The course will take place at the RI DEM building located at 235 Promenade St. in Providence. Pre-registration is required. Call (401) 323-6960 for details.

Share your book club experiences for a chance to win

If you belong to a book club, Robin Kall from Reading with Robin would like to talk to you! Tell Robin how your club got started, how long you’ve been meeting, and how you select the books to read. Robin is also interested in how the pandemic has impacted book clubs. Did you gain or lose members? Are you meeting via Zoom instead of in the living room? Has it changed the types of books you’re interested in? Most of all, Robin wants to know how book discussions have deepened or expanded your reading experience.

As an incentive, up to 10 copies of the forthcoming novel City on Fire from best-selling author Don Winslow, part one of a trilogy about warring mobsters in Providence, will go to a book group selected at random.

Email Robin at robin@robinkall.com with the particulars about your book club. Please include a phone number. Submissions must be received by midnight on August 15.

Mindfulness meditation at WCFA

Paulette Miller will be leading a mindfulness meditation series on the first and third Monday of each month. The next session is August 16 at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Center for the Arts, located at 3259 Post Road. These sessions offer guided breathing techniques, movement meditation, and loving-kindness meditation to reduce stress, enhance resilience, and make wiser and kinder decisions. No experience needed. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit www.warwickcfa.org/calendar-of-events.

Friends of Warwick Ponds meeting at WPL

The Friends of Warwick Ponds will meet at the Warwick Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. The group will discuss local issues like trash and recycling at city parks and beaches, waterway restoration projects, involvement in solar energy, state legislation, and more. Follow the Friends of Warwick Ponds page on Facebook for more information.

Paint and Sip at Watercolor Wednesdays

On Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., join WCFA Teaching Artist Aileen Quinn for a relaxing and informational evening learning different watercolor techniques. This class is open to painters of all levels and will begin with a through introduction of different brushes, materials, and basic watercolor techniques. The paint and sip event (BYOB) will be held at the Warwick Center for the Arts located at 3259 Post Road. Registration is required and costs $35 for WCFA members and $45 for non-members. To register, visit www.warwickcfa.org/event-wine-watercolor-wednesday/.

Warwick Summer Concert Series

The City of Warwick is hosting a series of free outdoor summer concerts. For a full line-up and more local events, visit www.visitwarwickri.com/events.

Family-friendly Conimicut band, Bayside Beat, will perform at Conimicut Point on August 21 at 2 p.m.

8-piece Down City Band will be performing hits from yesterday and today at Oakland Beach on August 25 at 6 p.m.

St. Mark’s Vendor Fair

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will be hosting an outdoor vendor fair on the lawn of West Shore Health Center located at 109 West Shore Road. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available next door at the church. For questions or inquiries about selling, contact Sally at (401) 737-3127 or office@stmarkswarwick.org.

Asbury United Methodist Church jazz and classic concert

On Sunday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m., accomplished musicians, including a Grammy-winning bassist will fill the air with joyful and beautiful melodies. The outdoor concert will take place on the lawn at Asbury UMC in Gaspee Plateau (123 Ann Mary Brown Drive). Church parking lot and restrooms will be available to the public, but it’s encouraged that attendees bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs.

The concert is being held to help support free music schools at Zion Korean United Methodist Church and Haven United Methodist Church. Both churches will open free music schools for everyone. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (401) 476-5122, email absuryumcri@gmail.com, or visit www.asburyumcri.org.

Toll Gate High School orientation

Toll Gate High School will hold a New Student Orientation on August 24, 25, and 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Robert J. Shaprio Cultural Center at the school. The orientation will include a brief presentation by school administration, a discussion of Graduation by Proficiency requirements, and the activities offered at the school. Toll Gate Student Ambassadors will conduct a tour of the school for parents and students.

The orientation schedule is divided by student last name and is as follows:

August 24: Alcantara to Greene

August 25: Guaba to Palmiscino

August 26: Parentieau to Zuniga, as well as students who were distance learners or any new student to the Toll Gate community.

For questions, contact Peggy McKeever at (401) 734-3300.

Warwick Vets Memorial High School Class of 1966 reunion

Join the Warwick Vets Memorial High School Class of 1966 for the 55th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The reunion will take place at Goddard Park in Gazebo G. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 12 at Goddard Park in sections 113-117. RSVP by Aug. 21 to Marilyn Kelly at markelly@cox.net.

Ladies Hi-Low Jack League

The Ladies Hi-Low Jack League will meet on Sept. 13 at the Shields Post at 662 West Shore Road at 7 p.m. Those interested in joining the group or learning more should call Nancy at (401) 737-1405. Please bring a partner.

Ben Boyle & Ron Kostyla Golf Classic

Registration for the 38th Annual Ben Boyle & Ron Kostyla Golf Classic for SHARE is now open. The event will be held at the Richmond Country Club on Sunday, August 29, with tee-off at 8 a.m. Day-of registration will open at 7 a.m., with dinner and awards following the end of last play. Golfers are invited to participate in remembrance of Boyle and Kostyla, two community members who dedicated their lives to helping others. The golf package includes a full game of 18 holes, access to refreshments in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, a swag bag, team awards, event prizes, and a sit-down dinner reception. A raffle will also be available. Prizes include a weekend getaway to New Hampshire, 40” Smart TV, Kindle Fire tablet, $100 Amazon gift card, and a grill. The cost is $150 per player for golf and dinner, or $30 for dinner only. To register for the event, contact Bob Bjorklund at (401) 585-0156 or email pvrotaryevents@gmail.com.

Painted Rooms of RI on display at Library

Ann Eckert Brown has opened her new exhibit, Painted Rooms of Rhode Island, at the Warwick Public Library. The free exhibit will run from now until the end of August. The exhibit features replications created by Brown of wall stenciling techniques that were popular in New England houses prior to the 1840s. For more information about Brown’s work, visit www.anneckertbrown.com.

Weekly car show at Tri-City Elks Lodge #14

The Tri-City Elks Lodge at 1915 West Shore Road invites you to the weekly car show, held every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Bring your auto and show it off, or just come and enjoy. Motorcycles are welcome. Music and food will be available, as will the Tiki Bar serving cold beverages. Entrance is free.

Get a Job Thursdays

We Make RI, an organization that provides free manufacturing training, is hosting a series of job fairs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their offices at 200 First Avenue in Cranston. The next job fair will take place today, August 12. We Make RI offers job seekers a chance to meet with employers, get career counseling, resume help, and more. Some employers include Swissline Precision, Admiral Packaging, KB Surfaces, Warwick Hanger, and Hitachi Cable. For more information about the event or other training opportunities, visit www.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.

NAMI: We Are Here For You

At NAMI Rhode Island, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we believe that when a friend or family member develops a mental health condition, it's important to know that you are not alone. Family members and caregivers often play a large role in helping and supporting the millions of people in the United States who experience mental health conditions each year. Many family members and caregivers experience the same thoughts and questions you might be having now.

You may be trying to help a family member who doesn't have access to care or doesn't want help or you may want to learn how to support and encourage someone who has been hospitalized or experienced a similar mental health crisis.

At NAMI-RI we realize that the challenges of mental illness do not only affect an individual's family members but also friends, teachers, neighbors, coworkers and others in the community. Here we use the terms family member and caregiver interchangeably to refer to someone giving emotional, financial or practical support to a person with a mental health condition. Whether you're providing a lot of assistance or very little, NAMI-RI can help you better understand the issues that you might face

For more information on programs, support and other resources, visit the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.namirhodeisland.org, call 401-331-3060 or email info@namirhodeisland.org.

Outdoor yoga at Conimicut Point Park

Join Yoga at the Point for a season of outdoor yoga right on the water at Conimicut Point Park. Yoga, pilates, group fitness, and sound meditation classes offered every day, Sunday through Saturday, until August 31. All levels welcome; $10 suggested donation per class. Please bring a mat and mask. For the full schedule, visit www.yogaatthepoint.com or follow Yoga at the Point on Facebook.

Podcasting in Seven Easy Steps: an Online Series

The Warwick Public Library and the Barrington Public Library are teaming up to host a free series of virtual workshops to learn tips and tricks to podcasting from an accomplished line-up of podcasters and radio professionals. All events will take place at 7 p.m. To register for the Zoom links, visit www.warwicklibrary.org or call (401) 739-5440.

On August 18, learn Step 7: How to broadcast and promote your podcast.

Yoga with Patricia at Rocky Point

Outdoor yoga at Rocky Point Park is back for the summer. Join Patricia on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. at the old saltwater pool for an all-levels yoga class. Suggested donation $10. Follow scheduling updates on Facebook at Peace, Love, and Wellness with Patricia.

AARP field trips

The 210 chapter of AARP is hosting a series of field trips. The first is on Thursday, September 16 to the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant for a buffet lunch followed by a performance of Murder at the Howard Johnson’s. The lighthearted and entertaining comedy follows the story of a love triangle that takes place at the Howard Johnson’s Motor Inn. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the I-95 Park & Ride at Exit 6A, Coventry, and will return around 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $109 per person and payment is due by August 16. To purchase tickets, contact Maureen Murphy at (401) 828-5188 or Mary Ouellette at (401) 828-3227.

From Sunday, November 7 to Tuesday, November 9, AARP is hosting a trip to Atlantic City. On the 7th, attendees will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the I-95 Park & Ride at Exit 6A, Coventry and travel to Atlantic City’s first casino, Resorts. Upon arrival, guests will receive $20 casino slot cash, $50 in food credits, and a casino show. The bus will return to RI around 7:30 p.m. on the 9th. The tour cost is $269 per person for a double room, $259 per person for a triple room, and $369 per person for a single room. A $50 deposit is due at sign up, and final payments must be made by October 7. For reservations contact Maureen Murphy at (401) 828-5188 or Mary Ouellette at (401) 828-3227.

Warwick Vets reunion rescheduled

The Warwick Veterans Memorial High School class of 1960 reunion has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18. The event will be held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet at 1 Rhodes Place. There will be a social hour from 12 to 1 p.m., and then a luncheon buffet from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Checks can be made out to Kathy Bouthillier and mailed to 94 Colonel John Gardner Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. Payments must be received by July 23, as tickets will not be sold at the door. For questions, contact Sally (Anderson) Allen at (401) 783-0205.

Warwick Public Library book groups

On Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m., the Warwick Public Library Tuesday Morning Book Group will meet to discuss 1984 by George Orwell. The group will meet in the large meeting room. To participate, email maryannqn@gmail.com.

On Thursday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m., the WPL History Book Group will meet to discuss God, War, and Providence: the Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians Against the Puritans of New England by James A. Warren. The group will meet in the Idea Studio or outdoors, if weather permits. For questions, contact the Reference Desk at (401) 739-5440 or email jbelanger@warwicklibrary.org.

Free petting zoo at Pawtuxet Baptist Church

On Sunday, Sept. 12, the lawn of Pawtuxet Baptist Church will be transformed into a free petting zoo for animal lovers of all ages. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Any questions, contact Deborah at (401) 461-3635.

Annual Conimicut Village yard sale

The annual Conimicut Village-wide yard sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26. There is no cost to participate, just set up at your house and keep the profits! The Conimicut Village Association will publish a map of participating homes and publicize the sale. You must live in Conimicut to get your house on the map. Get your yard sale listed by calling (401) 524-8404 or email conimicutvillage@aol.com. Please leave your phone number and availability for the rain date.

Mt. Pleasant High School Class of 1970 reunion

On Friday, October 29, the Mt. Pleasant High School class of 1970 will be holding their 50th reunion at the Santa Maria DiPrata Society located at 29 Walnut Grove Ave in Cranston. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. RSVP by October 5 to Vin DeTora at (401) 232-0856 or Joan LaVallee Gelfusco at (401) 578-2220.

To submit community events, promotions, academic news, or virtual events, email Arden at ardenb@rhodybeat.com. Please include a daytime phone number in case further information is required.

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