Beacon Buzz 09-23-21

Posted 9/23/21

Annual Conimicut Village yard sale The Annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday, Sept 25 from 8:30-3 p.m. (rain date Sept 26). Over 30 homes are participating throughout the village. Maps will be available to print on Thursday at

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Beacon Buzz 09-23-21


Annual Conimicut Village yard sale

The Annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday, Sept 25 from 8:30-3 p.m. (rain date Sept 26). Over 30 homes are participating throughout the village. Maps will be available to print on Thursday at www.conimicut.org, on the Conimicut Village Facebook page and on Next Door; and in hard copy on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Beach Ave. and West Shore. Come and shop ‘til you drop!!

Bebop classics & jazz at library

A concert by internationally-acclaimed bop virtuoso Greg Abate will be held at Warwick Public Library on Sunday, October 3, at 2 p.m. The performance will feature bebop classics and jazz standards with Greg Abate on saxophone and flute, Kent Hewitt on piano, Paul Del Nero on bass, and Gary Johnson on drums. Warwick Library events bring people together and strengthen the bonds that make us a community. Come to reconnect, make friends, and socialize. For more information, call (401) 739-5440, x9758. The Library is located at 600 Sandy Lane. This event is free and open to all.

Oct. 3 Blessing of the Animals

The annual Blessing of the Animals will be taking place on the front lawn of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road on Sunday, Oct.3 at 2 p.m. Organizers said it will begin with a short prayer of thanksgiving for the pets and then each pet will be blessed individually. Pets in attendance should be appropriately caged or leashed. If there is inclement weather the blessing will be held in the church. Additionally on Oct.9 at 3 p.m. the church is recruiting teens in need of community service hours to help with unloading the truck and setting up their pumpkin patch. Those wishing to help with the community service event are asked to call 737-3127.

No More Hunger Community Walk

A walk to call attention to food insecurity and raise funds for local pantries and the West Bay Marketplace will be held on Saturday, October 16th. Registration begins at 9:00am at St Mark’s Episcopal Church 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. Several local groups and churches will be participating. Any interested area churches, organizations, and individuals are invited and encouraged to join in. Call 401-737-8232 or e-mail WoodburyChurchRI@gmail.com for details.

Warwick Municipal Retirees meet Sept. 29

The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association is back to meeting the last Wednesday of each month which brings us to September 29th.  The retirees meet at the Pilgrim Senior Center at 10:30a.m.  Please join us for coffee, pastry and info regarding issues.  The association congratulates Gus Cote as their new Pension Board Representative!  For additional information check www.warwickretirees.com or call Lois at 401-738-1768.

Day of Portugal 5K

The RI Day of Portugal Committee will hold its first 5K run or walk on Oct. 2 at Colt State Park in Bristol. The organization will be raising funds for Nathan's Angels and the American Cancer Society. To register for the race and to learn more visit www.ridayofportugal.org.

Orchid Society program

The Ocean State Orchid Society will host a program, “Growing Miniature Orchids in the Home,” on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. at Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Enter through rear of building. Cordelia Head of J&L Orchids will be speaking about household miniature orchid culture. Cordelia’s presentation is great for both the beginner and expert. Orchids will be available for sale at the end of the presentation. COVID protocols to be followed. Please wear masks and practice social distancing. Coffee and water will be provided.

Friends of Warwick Ponds meeting

Friends of Warwick Ponds, or FOWPS, will meet Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Library on Sandy Lane. For more information, visit www.friendsofwarwickponds.com or follow the group on Facebook.

Wednesday yoga at library

Fine tune your yoga practice or give yoga a try with a Gentle Yoga class at Warwick Public Library on Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 7 p.m. Yoga instructor Linda Morse will guide you through essential postures and show you how to breathe. Improve flexibility, build strength, and feel refreshed and renewed. No yoga experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Linda Morse is certified through the Kripalu Center in Massachusetts. For more information, call (401) 739-5440, x9758. The Library is located at 600 Sandy Lane. This event is free and open to all.

18th Howlween Party

Join us for a wicked good time at our 18th annual Howlween Party on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Tickets cost $20 per person (or zombie!) and include dinner. There will be a cash bar.

Enjoy dancing with music provided by a DJ, raffles and costume contest prizes. Costumes are optional, but definitely lots more fun.

This is an adults-only event, and no pets are permitted on the premises. There is an ATM on premises.

Hosted by the Warwick Animal Shelter, proceeds will benefit our shelter animals. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 468-4377 or email animal.shelter@warwickri.com Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 19.

Friends of Animal Shelter pet walk, blessing is October 2

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. 

Pilgrim Senior Center Events

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 Tuesdays

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 Wednesdays

9:30 a.m.-Scrabble

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.-Poker

1 p.m.-Bridge Thursdays

1 p.m.-Mah Jongg

1 to 3 p.m.-Oil Painting Fridays

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 p.m.-Poker

1 p.m.-Cribbage

1 p.m.-Brainiacs

1 to 3 p.m.-Knit Wits

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.

AARP field trips

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.

ESL classes at WPL

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. For more information, call (401) 455-8041.

Wine & paint fundraiser

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 thecreativespaceartstudio@gmail.com. For more information about the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company and Museum or for more information about becoming a member, contact Sandra at sandpopp01@gmail.com.

Citizenship prep classes at WPL

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. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.

No More Hunger Community Walk

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 woodburychurchri@gmail.com for more information.

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. 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. 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.

Share Your Hope: Volunteer at NAMI-RI

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 info@namirhodeisland.org.


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