VFW Post to be dedicated in memory of Sgt. Adam DeCiccio The public is invited to attend the rededication of the VFW Post 272 on West Shore Road in the heart of Conimicut as the Sgt. Adam S. DeCiccio Warwick Memorial Post 272 this Saturday at 1 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the rededication of the VFW Post 272 on West Shore Road in the heart of Conimicut as the Sgt. Adam S. DeCiccio Warwick Memorial Post 272 this Saturday at 1 p.m. Parking will be available at St. Benedict Church on Beach Avenue. Sgt. DeCiccio, the late brother of Hendricken Principal Mark DeCiccio served in the US Army, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He was deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He lost his fight with the effects of war on Dec. 5 2020.
Traditionally the Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts is held on Memorial Day weekend in advance to the Gaspee Parade, but because of Covid it was rescheduled for this weekend. A section of Narragansett Parkway will be closed allowing 100 vendors set up on both sides of the road this Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday festival will be followed by a bock party from 6 to 11 p.m. in the Pawtuxet Village Park limited to people 21 years old and older. Admission is $5 and can only be purchased with cash.
The September meeting of the Oakland Beach Association will take place today, Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave., side entrance. Chief Peter McMichael of the Warwick Fire Department will be the guest. All Oakland Beach residents are welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Warwick Women's Club will begin in-person meeting again on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. The Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center in Warwick. If vaccinated, a mask is not required. All other sanitary precautions will be taken to ensure your safety regarding Covid-19.
The Warwick Women's Club is a civic/community-minded club which provides funds for local organizations such as the EBCC and provides services and support for organizations such as the Norwood Boys and Girls Club, Mentor RI, Project Undercover, FRIENDS WAY, and House of Hope. There are many other activities that the club is involved in throughout the year including Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse, thank you cards and Valentine cards for our veterans, and activities relating to domestic abuse. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting are asked to call Carol at 738-1279. For further information about this organization, please check our web site www.gfwcri.org.
The William Shields Jr. Squadron 43 will present “Guys will be Dolls” at the post home, 662 West Shore Rd. Saturday, Sept. 18 in support of the post’s children’s Christmas fund. The event starts at 6 p.m. with pasta, meatballs, salad and Italian bread provided by Rigatoni’s at 6 p.m. to be followed by the show at 7. Tickets are a $20 donation that can be made at the door.
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host its 14th Annual Pet Walk with Blessing of the Animals and Costume Contest on Saturday October 2 at the beach in Warwick City Park, Asylum Avenue, Warwick from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the homeless cats and dogs waiting for adoption at the Warwick Animal Shelter.
A $15 donation for each animal includes an individual blessing by Deacon John Baker of Saints Rose and Clements Parish and a colorful pet bandana. Enjoy a scenic 2.75-mile walk around Warwick City Park with your dog. A shorter walk is also available. All restrained animals are welcome for a blessing, but only dogs are allowed on the walk.
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and the Dog Walk starts at 11:30 a.m. Individual blessings will continue to be performed until 12 p.m. by Deacon Baker.
Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. will hold a group flea market, bake sale and snack bar on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In-person events are back at the Pilgrim Senior Center! See below schedule for classes, workshops, and more. For detailed descriptions of classes, visit www.warwickri.gov/senior-services-pilgrim-senior-center. For questions, contact Kathleen at (401) 468-4074.
9 to 10 a.m.-Chair Yoga
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.-Happy Hoofers Tap Practice
10 a.m.-play brain games with the Braniacs
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.-Meditation
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.-Stitcher’s Quilting Workshop
1:15 to 3:30 p.m.-Canasta and Cribbage
1 to 4 p.m.-Bridge
9 to 11 a.m.-Paint on Wood
9 to 11:30 a.m.-Needlecraft & Quilting
10:30 to 11:45 a.m.-Sing a Long
1 to 3 p.m.-Hi-Lo Jack
1 to 3 p.m.-Ceramics
1:30 p.m.-Mat Yoga
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.-Yarnigans
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.-Chair Yoga
10:45 to 11:45 a.m.-BoneBuilders
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-Chess
1 p.m.-Mah Jongg
1 to 3 p.m.-Oil Painting
9:15 a.m.-Happy Hoofers Tap Practice
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.-Chair Yoga
10:30 a.m.-Pilgrim Theater Stars
10:45 to 11:45 a.m.-BoneBuilders
1 p.m.-Bridge and Canasta
1 to 3 p.m.-Knit Wits
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.
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 email@example.com.
On Monday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m., the WPL Monday Morning Book Group will meet to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. The group will meet in the large meeting room. To participate, email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate the renovations of three fields at Winslow Park, the Apponaug Girls Fastpitch softball team is hosting an outdoor showing of The Sandlot on Friday, Sept. 10. Snack Shack opens at 5:30 serving popcorn, chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, and more. Move starts at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and the whole family to enjoy the big screen event!
The Anchor Recovery Community Center, along with the Kent County Prevention Coalition, will host the 1st annual Rally 4 Recovery Walk at Warwick City Park on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Celebrate the joy of being in recovery from alcohol and other substances with a fun walk for all ages. The event will also include guest speakers, free refreshments, and community resources. Leashed pets are welcome.
The RI Dahlia Society will have their Annual Dahlia Show at the Cold Spring Community Center at 36 Beach St., North Kingstown, on Sept. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large variety of Dahlias on display, along with special arrangements, and vases of dahlias with other flowers for sale. Members of the RI Dahlia Society will be on hand to answer any questions. Please visit the website for membership, and other info at www.rhodeislanddahliasociety.org
Lakewood Baptist Church, located at 355 Atlantic Ave, is hosting a free celebration worship service, with fun for kids of all ages! The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 starting at 10 a.m.
Are you wondering how God fits in your life? Do you want to discover His love for you in a non-judgmental, loving, all-inclusive place? If you have never been to a church, or want to come back to a loving place - Come check us out!
During the regular school year, we have Sunday School classes for children K - 12; Adult Bible Study during the week (via Zoom); Adult/Teen Choir; Youth Community Action Team (grades 6 - 12 and adults); and a very active "Help End Hunger" Food Ministry.
For more information about Lakewood Baptist Church and finding the joy of God in your life, contact Pastor Ron Provencal at (401) 451-7114 or visit the church Facebook page.
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.
Enjoy a concert by Warwick singer/songwriter Joanne Lurgio on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library. Hear Joanne and her brother Don play original and traditional folk and gospel tunes, with Joanne on guitar and Don on dobro or fiddle-or maybe both. The event is free and open to all.
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.
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.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) is set to kick off its 30th annual outreach weekend on Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sept. 18th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Veterans can access a variety of resources including health, dental, substance abuse care, employment, legal, and housing services. The event will be held at OSDRI’s Veteran Service Center located at 1010 Hartford Ave in Johnston. Lunch will be provided both days, and a dinner will be provided for veterans on the 18th at 6:30 p.m.
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. For questions, contact Sally (Anderson) Allen at (401) 783-0205.
The Oakland Beach Volunteer Fireman’s Club is hosting an arts and crafts fair on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the club, located at 645 Oakland Beach Ave. A variety of local creators and artisans will be selling handmade goods and wares. There are a limited spots remaining for interested crafters, authors, and artists. For more information about selling at the event, call Jon at (401) 737-4786.
On Sunday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 .m., Rhodes on the Pawtuxet will host the 2021 Harvest Festival. The event will feature local artisans and vendors, live music, kids activities, Penny Socials, raffles, concessions and more. Applications for vendors are now open. Vendors will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. All vendor and crafter spaces include an 8’ banquet table, 2 chairs, and a table sign. For more information about applying as a vendor, email Jenn at email@example.com.
The Warwick Public Library and the RI Family Literacy Initiative will be hosting English as a Second Language (ESL) classes starting on September 20. Practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in small groups. Classes are free and meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sign up at the library beginning Sept. 13. For more information, call (401) 455-8041.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company and Museum is hosting a paint night on Sept. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will take place at Greenwood Hall located at 45 Kernick St. It will be a night full of fun, food, and painting all for a good cause. Beginners are welcome, and all painters leave with a finished painting. Supplies and step-by-step instruction included. Tickets are $45 for non-members and $40 for members. To reserve tickets, email Kristen at email@example.com. For more information about the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company and Museum or for more information about becoming a member, contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare for the U.S. Naturalization Interview with Citizen Preparation classes at the Warwick Public Library. Practice citizenship vocabulary, learn the necessary civics content, and work on interview skills using the N-400 application form. Classes meet on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting September 25. Sign up at the library beginning Sept. 13. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.
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 email@example.com. Please leave your phone number and availability for the rain date.
A walk to call attention to food insecurity and raise funds for local pantries is being planned by a group of area churches: Woodbury Union, Lakewood Baptist, St. Benedict, St. Kevin, and St. Mark’s. The walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16. Community members or organizations interested in planning or volunteering call (401) 737-8232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
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, Sept. 2. 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.
The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides free family support groups and educational programs. These resources exist because friends and family members like you are passionate about sharing what they've learned and determined to pay it forward. The value of your voice, shared experience, and leadership is truly priceless to those who are struggling. Please consider reaching out and helping to create healthy, supportive communities across Rhode Island where good mental health for all can be our shared reality. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 8-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. NAMI-trained family members lead the course with presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises. If you would like to learn more about how to qualify to teach NAMI Family-to-Family, please visit the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.namirhodeisland.org, call 401-331-3060 or email email@example.com.