Spring Green Memorial Church will hold its monthly drive-thru food pantry on Aug. 20. Grocery bags of food will be distributed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any …
Spring Green Memorial Church will hold its monthly drive-thru food pantry on Aug. 20. Grocery bags of food will be distributed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 463-8328.
Do you have a passion and desire to make a difference in your community? Westbay Community Action’s ‘Marketplace,’ the second largest food pantry in RI, needs volunteers who are interested in a fun and rewarding experience working with like-minded people. Volunteers 17 years or older will be stocking shelves, unpacking trucks and helping individuals with picking up their food. Youth volunteers 16 years or younger may also volunteer when accompanied by an adult over 18. Call Kendra Anderson at 401-921-1249 ext.352 to get started!
The Warwick Men’s Church Bowling League is in need of some new bowlers. The league was established in 1951 and is still bowling duckpin at the Meadowbrook Bowling Alley in Warwick. The group bowls on Tuesday nights from September until April. A weekly fee of $15 provides three games of bowling, small events and a banquet at the end of the season with cash prizes. You do not have to be an active church member to join. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join or submit questions.
A walk to call attention to food insecurity will be held Oct. 15. Last year, over $10,000 was raised. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (111 West Shore Road, Warwick). Many local groups and churches will be participating. Any interested churches, organizations and individuals are invited and encouraged to join. Call 401-737-8232 or email WoodburyChurchRI@gmail.com for details.
Friends Way invites caring, sensitive and committed individuals to take advantage of the organization’s volunteer opportunities. Approximately 15 volunteers come together each group night to work with the grieving children, teens and adults. Facilitators work with a specific group of children, teens or adults by helping them safely and openly express their feelings of grief through age-appropriate activities using the expressive arts. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every other week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Professional training is provided. Friends Way asks for a commitment of one year and eight hours a month. The dates include Aug. 29, 31, Sept. 6, 10 and 13. Interested applicants should contact Ryan Loiselle at 401-921-0980. All trainings occur at 765 West Shore Road, Warwick. Meals are provided, a background check is required and the Covid vaccine is required.
Join Garden City Center for a Mr. Potato Head’s 70th birthday party on Aug. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids can enjoy life-size toys and games, write a birthday card for Mr. Potato Head and enjoy snacks. Around 7:30 p.m. there will be a showing of Toy Story – the center recommends bringing a lawn chair or blanket. Be one of the first 250 kids to register for this event and get a potato head toy with your ticket. Select “Tater Tot Ticket” at checkout. Tickets cost $5 per child (adults free). 100 percent of ticket sales benefit The Tomorrow Register here: Fund.https://gardencitycenter.com/event/mr-potato-heads-70th-birthday-party/.
Join the Pontiac Free Library on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. for a special concert with the K.C. Moaner Jug Band! Registration requested via phone (401) 737-3292 or website.
On Sept. 12, a High Low Jack League will begin at 7 p.m. at the VFW (840 West Shore Road). If interested, call Nancy at 401-737-1405. You must bring a partner.
Currently on display at Clouds Hill Museum in Warwick is a collection of commemorative and souvenir ceramics. Intern Wren Joyrich has gathered dozens of pieces collected by the many generations of the family of Clouds Hill and created an exhibit for all to see. Call 401-884-9490 to arrange a time to tour -- there is always something new.
Fifty years ago in September 1972, 10,000 volunteers lined the banks of the Blackstone River to remove tons of trash, appliances, furniture, even cars and a school bus from its banks; it became the largest one-day regional environmental clean-up in American history. Join the Blackstone Watershed Collaborative Aug. 27 to clean up and green up part of the Blackstone River Watershed and mobilize Project ZAP50. Learn more at www.zaptheblackstone.com.
Warwick’s Clouds Hill Museum is planning for a second “Paint-out” this fall on Oct. 8. For more information and registration, contact the Warwick Center for the Arts at warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010.
Are you caring for someone with dementia who exhibits difficult to manage behaviors? You may be eligible to participate in a research study seeking advice and feedback from caregivers about what types of supports are needed. Enrolled participants will be compensated for their time. The study will take place (video call) through Rhode Island Hospital’s Neuropsychology Program. If interested, contact the study coordinator Dr. Kim Chapman at 401-829-4310.
Cranston East’s class of 1955 will hold its reunion at noon on Sept. 6 at Gregg’s Restaurant in North Kingstown. Anyone interested in attending please call Margie Grossi Gemma at 401-263-2129 or Ethel Caparrelli DiPrete at 401-632-4705.
The annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date is Sunday Sept. 18). All you do is set up at your home and keep your profits. The Conimicut Village Association will advertise and publish a map to participating homes. Call 524-8404 or email email@example.com to get on the map. Leave your name, phone number, address, email and whether or not you are available for the rain date if required.
Free Canoe Rides
The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is once again offering free canoe rides on the Woonasquatucket River in Providence on Thursday evenings from 4-6 p.m. throughout July and August. Meet at the Fish ladder at Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo St., Providence. On-site registration is required for adults and children, and all ages are welcome.
The WRWC’s experienced paddle team will guide participants up and down the river for about a 10-minute loop, where you will likely see painted turtles basking on the banks and red-winged black birds flying ahead on this surprisingly peaceful stretch of the river.
Paddles and life jackets are provided by the organization. Participants must sign a waiver and wear a life jacket in order to ride. All youth must be accompanied to the launch site by a parent or guardian.
This Community Canoe Program is made possible thanks to the generous support of AARP RI and REI COOP.
Side by Side Exhibit
Warwick Center for the Arts will hold its Side by Side Invitational Group Art Show from July 23 to Aug. 20. In a time when the importance of unification represents a catalyst toward healing, the idea of residing together as a whole birthed the exhibit “Side by Side.” This exhibit encourages partnership between peoples -- partnerships with the capability to grow through what can be optimistically shared, visually articulated and expressed in a manner of the language we call art. This show is curated and juried by Angel Beth Smith. For further information, visit warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.
Free parking is on street or behind building in the parking lot; handicapped entrance at rear of building (call for assistance). The center is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Johnston High School Class of 1982 will celebrate its 40th reunion on Oct. 28 at the Alpine Country Club. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #38 in East Greenwich has returned to having meetings every Thursday morning at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (99 Pierce St., East Greenwich) at the lower level. The meeting will be ongoing. Weigh-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m.
The meetings will last no more than one hour beginning to end and anyone is welcomed. If you know someone that is interested in weight loss, they are more than welcome to attend. For more information about TOPS, call Joan Tinkham at 401-739-5322.
The Warwick Veterans Memorial High School Class of ’72 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Sept. 17 at the Potowomut Golf Club (439 Ives Road, East Greenwich). The event starts at 6 p.m. and there will be cocktails (cash bar), followed by a buffet dinner. Tickets are $70 and individuals can purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wvmhs-1972-50th-reunion-tickets-362596635297. For questions, contact David Revens at DavidR@rrswlaw.com.
Join the Cranston High School East Class of 65 for a belated 55th reunion on Sept. 17 at the Radisson Hotel (2081 Post Road, Warwick), from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Join the class for dinner, dancing and seeing old friends. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Tri City Elks Lodge 1915 W. Shore Rd. Warwick presents a Custom Collectible Car Show on Thursdays at 5 p.m. around the back of the lodge. Bring your auto and show it off or just come and enjoy the night. There will be music and food for sale and the Tiki Bar will be open for beverages! Additionally, Tuesdays are the lodge’s Jeep Night at 5 p.m. Jeeps and 4x4’s of all shapes and sizes are welcome. The Tiki Bar will be open; food by PB&J’s will be available to purchase.
The Grange is a fraternal community service, nonprofit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. It’s a place where the whole family can go and grow. Help us to help others.
The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road in Warwick. For information please call either Joan Clegg at 401 465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at (508) 954-9712.
West Warwick AARP Chapter is looking to expand its membership. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 70 Church Street, West Warwick. All are welcome to come enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with new friends.
St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association (SXA) announced its Homecoming celebration will be Oct. 23, 2022, with an 11 a.m. mass at St. Timothy Church, Warwick, followed immediately by lunch at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. This year, due to prior Covid restrictions, the classes of 1970, 71 and 72 will be honored. Scholarships are announced during lunch. Alumnae may sponsor students for scholarships to Catholic High Schools. For more information on Homecoming or scholarship applications, contact Margaret Mathias at 401-232-9006.
Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice (VNH&H) is asking for individuals to support their hospice programs by giving $20 or more to their Hearts for Hospice campaign. People can dedicate their gift to a loved one who is always in their heart; all dedications will be listed on the organization’s website. You can make your donation at www.visitinghursehh.org/giving/ or by calling 401-682-2100 extension number 1631.
Save the date: The Class of CHSE 65 will be celebrating the belated 55th reunion on Sept. 17, 2022, at the Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road in Warwick. The reunion committee is looking forward to seeing you for dinner, dancing and fun.
Do you play cribbage? If so, consider joining a small group of cribbage players from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Friday who meet and play at the East Greenwich Community Center located on Pierce Street in East Greenwich. This is a social group where all levels of players are invited to play and meet new friends; there is no cost involved. If you are interested in joining, contact Barbara at 737-6477.
The Rhode Island Blood Center is in need of blood. Individuals wishing to donate must book an appointment at the donation center; walk-ins are only accepted if safe distancing allows at the person’s time of arrival. Nearby areas to donate include The Shops at Greenwood, which is located at 615 Greenwich Ave., in Warwick. This center can be reached at 401-453-8383. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.ribc.org.
BBBSRI has opened a new Donation Drop-Off Center at 993 Oaklawn Ave., in Cranston. BBBSRI’s main headquarters has been located on Pontiac Avenue for 12 years. With its headquarters moved from Providence this November, BBBSRI had to find a new location for its Cranston drop off center.
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