Beacon Buzz - July 22, 2021

Posted 7/22/21

By ARDEN BASTIA New exhibit at WCFA Altered Paper, Prints, & Books, a new exhibit, is open now through July 24 at the Warwick Center for the Arts at 3259 Post Road. This exhibit features works on paper, in two or three dimensions, with an emphasis on

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Beacon Buzz - July 22, 2021


New exhibit at WCFA

Altered Paper, Prints, & Books, a new exhibit, is open now through July 24 at the Warwick Center for the Arts at 3259 Post Road. This exhibit features works on paper, in two or three dimensions, with an emphasis on three-dimensional art constructed with paper. In this exhibit, artists showcase their interpretation, reflection, and expression of their personal art journey. Guests can view the exhibit Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information visit or call (401) 737-0010.

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

AAA locations host food drive

AAA invites members to participate in their 3rd Annual Summer Food Drive, going on now through July 28. AAA branches are collecting non-perishable food for local community organizations to raise awareness of food insecurity as a year-round issue. To find your nearest AAA branch, visit

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.

Pick your own blueberries at Rocky Point Farm

Blueberry season is back at the Rocky Point Farm. Guests can pick their own berries Monday through Thursday as well as Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon. Price depends on how much you pick. For more information, call (401) 737-4017.

imPossible Dream food truck night

Ocean State Food Truck Festivals is bringing local food trucks to the imPossible Dream Playground at 575 Centerville Road on Thursday, July 22 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, just pay for what you eat and drink. Food trucks accept credit, debit, and cash. The event will also feature live music and a beer garden.

Create your own fairy home

Alama, a new non-profit organization, is seeking believers in magic of all ages to create a fairy house for the Warwick Community Fairy House Gardens on Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m. The gardens are located at 1441 Warwick Ave. The goal is to create a place of wonder and magic for people of all ages to visit. Children will have the opportunity to take their fairy house home or leave it in the community garden. Materials will be provided. For more information or for any questions, contact Aly at (401) 463-3724.

Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band

On Sunday, July 25 at 3 p.m., listen to Sweet Hitch-Hiker, a Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band perform at the William Shields Post at 662 West Shore Road. Tickets are $15 per person, and can be purchased by calling Melvin at (401) 714-2275 or Robert at (401) 742-2758.

WPD Youth Leadership Camp

Registration is now open for the Warwick Police Department Leadership Camp. The Youth Leadership Camp is a four-day camp serving youth in the city of Warwick from ages 11-14. Kids will learn team-building skills, through activities, field trips and guest speakers. The cost to attend the camp is $50.

The Youth Leadership Camp will run on August 3 to 6 and August 10 to 13. Please select your first choice for which week you would like your child to attend the camp. To register, visit

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, July 22. 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 or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.

NAMI-RI offers family support groups

The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health provides family support groups. These free support groups are designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions, and led by family members of people with mental health conditions. Each session is approximately 90 minutes long and currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Zoom links will be sent to those who express interest. Three groups meet monthly on the second Tuesday at 6 p.m., the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. Participants are able to sign up for the groups that best fit their schedule.

No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed. Meetings are confidential. For more information on family support groups and other programs or resources, visit, call (401) 331-3060, or email

Crafts for teens at Warwick Public Library

Drop by the Warwick Public Library to pick up the latest teen grab and go craft kits. Tie-dye socks will be available from July 26 to July 31 while supplies last. Create a variety of designs to make your socks one-of-a-kind! All the supplies are in the bag.

On Monday, August 2 from 3 to 4 p.m., the library will host a make your own beeswax candle class for teens in grades 6 through 12. All materials are provided, but due to limited space registration is needed. Registration opens July 12 and can be found at

Summertime quarter auction

GoneKrafty27 is sponsoring an auction event on Tuesday, July 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 495 Sandy Lane. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and the auction will start at 6:30 p.m. Get 5 paddles for $5. Raffle prizes will be available from local vendors like GoneKrafty27, 31 Gifts, Pampered Chef, Park Lane, Tastefully Simple, Lularoe, Tula xii, and many more. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Hearts of Hope.

Warwick Summer Concert Series

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

Keturah’s Dream, a Fleetwood Mac cover band, will perform at Oakland Beach on July 28 at 6 p.m.

The Jesse Liam Band, a father and son 4-part harmony group, will be singing pop hits on August 4 at 6 p.m. at the Norwood Gazebo.

A traditional American and Celtic folk duo, Atwater & Donnelly, will be performing at Pawtuxet Park on August 11 at 6 p.m.

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

Oakland Beach food truck night

Ocean State Food Truck Festivals is sponsoring the inaugural food truck night at Oakland Beach on Thursday, July 29 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful beach view while tasting some of the best local food trucks. Entrance to the event is free, just pay for what you eat and drink.

R-Rate hypnotist at Tri-City Elks

Frank Santos Jr., R-Rated Hypnotist, will be at the Tri-City Elks Lodge on Friday, July 30. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchases at the lodge after 3:00 p.m. during the week, and after 12 p.m. on the weekend. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. All proceeds benefit veterans.

Vets High School class of 1980 reunion

The Warwick Veterans High School class of 1980 will be holding a belated 40th reunion on Saturday, July 31. For more information, please visit the WVMHS Class of 1980 Facebook page or contact Lynn Wells Stephen at (401) 595-9888.

WPD National Night Out

The Warwick Police Department, the Oakland Beach Crime Watch and the Neighborhood Crime Watch Groups from around the city, in conjunction with the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni and Warwick Youth Advisory and Prevention Committee, would like to invite you to participate in National Night Out 2021 on Tuesday, August 3 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Thousands are expected to attend. The event features more than 50 exhibitors, entertainers and complementary food and drink followed by a fireworks display. Please come out as we educate our citizens on how to fight crime in their own neighborhoods. The event will take place at the Oakland Beach Commons at the end of Oakland Beach Avenue in Warwick.

To reserve a table to promote your business or donate to the event, please contact Jeremy Jordan at 742-2364.

Sizzling summer art fest

Charitable Artisans is hosting a summer arts fest on Sunday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Tri-City Elks Lodge located at 1915 West Shore Rd. Admission is free. Vendors can purchase a 10x10 area for $35. Contact Victoria or Diane Duquette at Proceeds from the event will benefit Vets in Need.

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 or follow Yoga at the Point on Facebook.

Goddard Park farmers market

The farmers market at Goddard Park is back for the season, every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October. Enjoy over 20 vendors and fresh Rhode Island produce, meat, and other local delicacies. For more information and a full list of vendors, visit

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 or call (401) 739-5440.

On July 28, tune into Tom Shaker from WICN Public Radio and Step 4: How to use your voice to create a persona.

On August 4, meet Ian Donnis from The Public’s Radio: Rhode Island Public Radio and hear Step 5: Tips for hosting, co-hosting, and interviewing guests.

On August 11, join Alex Bowden from WQRI Radio for Step 6: Boost your stories with editing, music, and sound clips.

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.

Pilgrim High School reunion

The Pilgrim High School classes of 1966 to 1969 are invited to a reunion barbeque on August 22 from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will be held at Fort Getty in Jamestown. Food will be served at 2 p.m. and includes pulled pork chicken, ribs, coleslaw, cornbread, and dessert. Gas grills are available to use. There will be a dance floor, volleyball court, and beach with swim access. The location is handicap accessible, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and drinks. Tickets are $40 per person, and RSVPs must be made by August 1. Contact Linda Sprague-Eichenfeldt for tickets at (401) 965-8035 or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to 20 Sweetfern Road, Warwick, RI 02888 for a ticket. Attendance is limited.

Beach passes sold at Library

The Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane branch, is selling Warwick beach passes. Beachgoers will be able to purchase passes anytime the library is open. Passes are $20 for residents, per car; $40 for non-residents, per car; $10 for seniors (60), veterans, and disabled residents, per car; and $20 for seniors (60), veterans, and non-residents, per car. Day passes are sold at individual beaches. Passes are good from July 1 to September 6. Proof of residency is required, with a state ID/license and car registration. Proof of age, veterans, and disability status is also required. Cash, check, or money order made out to the City of Warwick will be accepted.

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

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.

CRICC Summer Networking Series

Dust off those business cards, grab your sunglasses, and join the Central RI Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to meet new folks and reconnect with old friends during the 2021 Summer Networking Series, hosted in conjunction with Bay Coast Mortgage Company. The next event is Wine & Nibbles at Revolution American Bistro on August 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets are limited, and cost $25 for CRICC members and $50 for non-members. For more information, call (401) 732-1100.

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.

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