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Oakland Beach food truck night

Posted 7/29/21

By ARDEN BASTIA Oakland Beach food truck night Ocean State Food Truck Festivals is sponsoring the inaugural food truck night at Oakland Beach Thursday, July 29 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful beach view while tasting some of the best local food

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Ocean State Food Truck Festivals is sponsoring the inaugural food truck night at Oakland Beach 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-Rated 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 purchased 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 hold 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.

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 www.visitwarwickri.com/events.

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.

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.

Rocky Point food truck festival

The City of Warwick, We Be Jammin’, and Ocean State Food Truck Festivals presents a food truck fest on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, held at Rocky Point Park, will feature over 100 vendors, over 20 food trucks, and live music. Admission is free. Bring a chair or blanket, and hang out with friends and family in the sprawling fields against the beautiful ocean scenery.

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 outdoors (weather permitting) 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 charitableartisans@gmail.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit Vets in Need.

Gorton High School lunch

The Gorton High School classes 1941 to 1955 are gathering for a luncheon on Wednesday, August 11 at 1 p.m. at Sam’s Inn on West Shore Road. The menu included baked scrod, chicken marsala, or pot roast. Tickets are $25. To RSVP, contact Fran Allin at (401) 463-8679 or Barbara Kane at (401) 821-0161 or barbarakane14@gmail.com. For any questions or for more information, contact Nat Nazareth at (401) 742-7433. Bring a classmate!

AAA safety program at WPL

On Friday, August 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. The free program starts at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Warwick Public Library. To register, visit www.warwicklibrary.org.

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 www.checkoutri.com/events/summer-networking. Tickets are limited, and cost $25 for CRICC members and $50 for non-members. For more information, call (401) 732-1100.

Pilgrim High School reunion

The Pilgrim High School classes of 1966 to 1969 are invited to a reunion barbeque 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.

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, July 29. 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-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 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 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.

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.

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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