Look what's happening around Warwick

Posted 5/9/24

  Weekend Spotlight

May 9, The Warwick Republican City Committee Meeting is holding a Candidate forum/meeting on Thurs.,  May 9, at 6 p.m., at RIGOP Headquarters, 1800 Airport Rd., …

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Look what's happening around Warwick


 Weekend Spotlight

May 9, The Warwick Republican City Committee Meeting is holding a Candidate forum/meeting on Thurs.,  May 9, at 6 p.m., at RIGOP Headquarters, 1800 Airport Rd., Warwick, Airport Plaza Suite 17-1, Lower Level. Interested Republican Candidates should attend.


May 9, Oakland Beach Association Meeting
will be held on Thurs., May 9, at 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick (side entrance).  Our guest speaker will be Alfred DeCorte, Director of Building Official.

May 11, Crafting for Critters: Spring Bazaar will be hosted by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter on Sat., May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Airport Professional Park, 2384 Post Road, Warwick (outdoors). Helping homeless animals get a second chance while supporting local artisans. Enjoy food trucks, crafts, jewelry and Mother’s Day gifts.  For more information:  www.friendsri.org or fowas.crafts@gmail.com.

May 11, America Legion Steak Fry is scheduled for Sat., May 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion, 662 West Shore Rd., Warwick.  50/50 Raffle.  Tickets: $20 pp, can be purchased at the bar or call Ed:  508-958-9610.

 May 11, Mother’s Day Plant Sale will be held on Sat., May 11, at The Warwick Central Baptist Church, 3270 Post Road, Warwick, from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church back parking lot.  The church will be selling hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, ground cover, bushes, trees and everything from Ajuga to Zinnias. Proceeds from the sale will be for repairs at The Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Oklahoma. For more information, please call 401-739-2828.

 May 11, Warwick Vets High School Chorale Members Reunion will be held on May 11, at 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1915 W. Shore Rd., Warwick. Please bring your favorite potluck dish. Call Bill Flamand at 401-450-5699 with any questions.

May 11, Conimicut Village Farmers’ Market starts on Sat., May 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will run every Saturday until Sat., September 28 in the parking lot at 955 West Shore Rd., in Conimicut Village, Warwick. As the growing season evolves, more fresh produce will be available, but for now we will offer plants, flowers and baked goods. Every week will be something new with locally produced & roasted coffee, herbs, breads, baked goodies, homemade candy, chocolates, wood items, pottery, soaps, candles, honey, dog ware, planters and so much more. Vendor list is posted on Fridays before the event on Facebook:  @ConimicutVillage

May 11, Paws for Prevention Walk, a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is taking place on Sat., May 11, at Warwick City Park in Warwick. May is Mental Health Month, and we are inviting everyone and their furry friend(s) to join in raising awareness for mental health wellness and suicide prevention. Pets play a crucial role in human lives, lowering stress and bringing happiness. Celebrate this bond and the positive impact pets have on mental health at the Paws for Prevention Walk and the accompanying mental health wellness fair. Funds raised will support critical research, education programs, advocacy, and support for those affected by mental health issues and suicide. To register or get more information about the event, please visit  https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=9845.

May 14 thru June 5, RI Driver Education Course in ASL at RI School for the Deaf is currently taking registrations now for RI Driver Education Course meeting Mon. thru Fri., 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., with one Fri., May 31, at 2:15 - 5:15 p.m., at RI School for the Deaf, 1 Corliss Park, Providence.  Course fee is $100 plus $10 registration fee = $110. Total: 33 hours and MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES! On-line registration is available on the RISD site with a credit card. Make sure to use the class ID #5643.  Or register and pay in full through CCRI. Walk-in registration with payment of either cash, check or money order (payable to CCRI) accepted at one of the CWCE (Center for workforce & Community Education) in Lincoln, Providence or Warwick. Textbook requiredNew "How to Drive: Making Driver Education Fun and Easy!” 15th edition before the first-class meeting. Cost: $26.95. Available at CCRI Bookstore and AAA. Bookstore does not accept checks as payment: Cash or credit card only.  Refund Policy: Must notify at least 48 hours before the start of class. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.

 May 15, Career Networking Event will be hosted by the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI), a local leader in the movement to improve gender equity, on Wed., May 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. Whether you are just starting your career journey, considering a career change, seeking guidance to overcome obstacles, or eager to expand your professional network, this event will help you reach your goals.  The event supports both men and women.  To register: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/elevate-your-career-speed-networking-event-2138605962.

May 17, Patriotic Concert sponsored by The St. Kevin, St. Rita, and St. Timothy Music Ministries, on Fri., May 17, at 7 p.m., at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, to celebrate Memorial Day. This concert will feature combined church choirs, soloists, and special guest, the Ocean State Pops Orchestra. The ensemble will perform patriotic and inspirational music, some of which will be accompanied by the combined choirs. This event is a tribute to military, police, fire and first responders, and especially to active and retired veterans. The concert will open with a presentation of colors by the Warwick Police and Fire Honor Guard and the singing of the National Anthem, followed by patriotic choral music and the spectacular sound of a full orchestra and chorus. This is a free concert open to the public.

May 17,  It Takes a Village 5K and 1K Fun Run Annual Fundraiser will be hosted by The E.S. Rhodes Elementary PTA with a live music celebration on Fri., May 17, from  5 to 8 p.m. at Pawtuxet Village Park, 2 E. View Street, for an evening of food, fun, and music! This fundraiser allows support to host family events, coordinate after school enrichment programs, sponsor culturally-enhancing field trips and assembly events, and much more! Festivities kick off starting with live music from student and parents’ bands from You Rock School of Music. The 1K Fun Run & Walk will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the 5K will start at 6:15 p.m. The party will continue into the evening with food trucks and a beer tent. Free race t-shirts are first-come, first-served so register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/RI/Warwick/ItTakesaVillage5kand1kKidsRun

May 18 Moosup Valley Music Series is being held on Sat., May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moosup 

Valley Church, 81 Moosup Valley Rd., Foster. Rain or shine. Bring chairs, and a picnic supper. Featured 

performers: Earl Faria and Ronnee Stolzberg playing covers and original music on guitar. Pass the hat. For more information: Laurie 401‑623‑0320.

May 18, Breath of Hope RI 5K Run/Walk will be hosted by Warwick’s Vazquez family on May 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Goddard State Park, 1095 Ives Rd, Warwick.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. $35 contribution pp (Kids under 12 free).  The event is intended to raise awareness and critically needed funds for research into a rare lung disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis (IPH), that affects children and has no known cure and has impacted the Vazquez family. The Vazquez family has been working closely with the University of North Carolina (Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine) on behalf of their 5-year-old son who was diagnosed eight months ago. All proceeds will go directly to the research of IPH at UNC. For more information visit www.breathofhoperi.org.

May 18, Apple Blossom Garden Club Annual Plant Sale will be held on Sat., May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blackbird Farm, 660 Douglas Pike, Smithfield.  Free samples of Organic Fertilizer Tea from “Let It Grow” from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Great selection and pricing on perennials, annuals, herbs and Vegetables.  Over 50+ varieties of tomato plants.

May 18, Open Closet Shop Spring Fashion Show will be held on Sat., May 18 at 11 a.m., at the Open Table of Christ United Methodist Church, 1520 Broad Street, Providence. $10 admission includes refreshments and door prizes.  Tickets are available at the Open Closet Shop or email marykatheleencurtin@gmail.com.  Open Clost Shop will be open after the fashion show.

May 18, Warwick Neck Garden Club Fundraiser plant sale will be held on May 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Warwick Neck Garage, 315 Warwick Neck Avenue, Warwick. This biennial fundraiser helps beautify Warwick Neck and support educational programs. Members maintain several lovely public gardens along Warwick Neck Avenue, as well as conduct weekly litter patrols to conserve the beauty of our neighborhood. Local gardeners donate a wide selection of perennials and annuals, bulbs, and cuttings for the sale. A Presto Strange O coffee truck will be on hand.

 May 18 & May 19, Harmonize & Empower: Voices of Unity and Strength will be performed by the Chorus of Kent County on Sat., May 18, at 7 p.m. and on Sun., May 19, at 2 p.m. at West Warwick High School Auditorium, 1 Webster Knight Dr., West Warwick.  Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 on the day of performance.  $10 for children 10 and under (under 2 free).  For ticket information:  401-862-3105 or visit www.chorusofkentcounty.com.

May 19, Cardi’s Community Marketplace is sponsored by We Be Jammin’ Events on Sun, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses, 1681 Quaker Lane, West Warwick.  Shop from 65 local vendors. Food trucks, one-of-a-kind items, music.  Free admission and parking. For more information contact: webejamminevents@gmail.com.

May 21, The Gaspee Seniors will meet on Tues., May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, Warwick . After the business meeting , coffee and pastries will be served. The program for the day is a Strawberry Festival with games. New members are always welcome!

May 25, Community Pet Vaccine Clinic (dogs and cats only) will be hosted by The Rhode Island SPCA Animal Health Center, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, on Sat., May 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while supplies last. No appointment necessary. Dogs must be leashed, and cats must be in carriers. We are offering rabies, distemper, and microchipping for $20 each or all 3 for $50. Pets must be at least 8 weeks old for Distemper and 12 weeks old for Rabies. To be eligible for a 3-yr. rabies vaccine, owners must provide proof of prior vaccination.

June 2, Music on the Hill will be held on Sun., Jun 2, at 3 p.m., Cloud Hill Museum will host Narragansett Brass Concert on the lawn at 4157 Post Road, Warwick.  For more information  www.musionthehillri.org or 401-884-9490.

June 8 & 15, "Seascapes in Acrylic with Barbara Larned" a 2-part workshop will be held on Sat., June 8 & 15 from noon to 2 p.m., at the Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. Cost: $65/$50 WCFA Members, plus $10 materials fee. Description: “Love the Beach?”  Using acrylic paints, we'll go through the step-by-step process of creating beautiful seascapes working off photographs that are supplied or that participants bring. Artists of all levels welcome. For further information, please call 401-737-0010 or warwickcfa.org

June 8, Rummage Sale is being sponsored by Phillips Memorial Baptist Church, on Sat., June 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, 565 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston.  Seasonal clothes men, women, kids, shoes, accessories, used toys, linens, household items, and lots more. Church is wheelchair accessible.

June 9, 15th Annual Cause for Paws Car Show will be hosted by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter on Sun., June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 171 Service Avenue, Warwick (rain date July 21). Classics, Customs, Exotics, Hot Rods, all-year Corvettes, Antique Firetrucks, etc. are invited. $20 per registered car, goody bags, trophies, dash plaques. Free for spectators. Enjoy oldies music, food trucks, door prizes and raffles. Meet shelter dogs! For more information: www.friendsri.org or shelterhelp@friendsri.org

June 13, The Warwick Neck Improvement Association Annual Meeting will be held at the Warwick Country Club, 394 Narragansett Bay Ave., Thurs., June 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This year’s guest speaker is George Shuster, incoming president of Save The Bay, speaking on “Save The Bay and Warwick: 39 Miles of Connectivity.” Established in 1970, Save The Bay is dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay. All are welcome. Admission free. Cash bar. For further information visit office@warwickneckri.com.

June 22, 2 Inspired 2 Be Tired Community Walk is sponsored by the Warwick Health Equity Zone and will be held on Sat., June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Confreda Sports Complex, 80 Bend St., Warwick.  Festivities include: Free arts and crafts, refreshments and snacks, face painting and lawn games.  Raffle tickets: 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.  All raffle proceeds will go to Rhode Island Parent Information Network. Joining the festivities will be members of the Warwick Police and Fire Departments.  Warwick Health Equity Zone focuses on families living through disabilities. 

 June 26, AARP CHAPTER 2210 Indian Princess Cruise & Lunch Trip will take place on Wed., Jun. 26 at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA. The trip includes a 90-minutes narrated cruise of Webster Lake and a delicious lunch at Samuel Slater's Restaurant overlooking the lake. Depart from the Park & Ride, Hopkins Hill Road at Exit 19, in West Greenwich at 8 a.m. Cost is $119/person. Call Maureen, 401-828-5188 or Anne, 401-263-4274 for reservations or for more information.

July 20, Cranston High School East Reunion Class of 1974 will hold its 50th Reunion on Sat., July 20, at the Radisson Hotel (Airport), 2081Post Road, Warwick, from 6 to 11 p.m. The reunion features live music by Brass Attack, a dinner buffet, and a cocktail hour with live piano music. Tickets: $100 pp. Send checks to: CHSE Reunion, 301 Oaklawn Ave, Apt. 205, Cranston, RI 02920. Keep up with Reunion news on the class Facebook page: CHSE Cranston East High School Class of 1974. Email your contact information or ask questions: chse1974reunion@gmail.com. There are rooms at the hotel at a special group rate for attendees. Call (401) 298-2294 and mention CHSE Class of 1974 Reunion or see the link on the class Facebook page.

 July 27, Tolman High School Class of 1964 Reunion will take place on Sat., July 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Newport Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.  Reservation deadline is July 1.  For more information, please contact:  nwalshdsigns@gmail.com.

Aug. 22, AARP CHAPTER 2210 Ogunquit Maine Day Trip will take place on Thurs., Aug. 22. The trip includes lunch at Jonathan's Restaurant followed by a matinee performance of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Depart from the Park & Ride, Hopkins Hill Road at Exit 19 in West Greenwich at 8:30 a.m. and approximate return time is 8 p.m. Cost is $179/person. Call Maureen, 401-828-5188 or Anne, 401-263-4274 for reservations or for more information. 

Sept. 18, AARP CHAPTER Lake Winnipesaukee Turkey Train Trip will be held on Wed., Sept. 18.  Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the western shore of the lake during your 2-hour train ride. On the ride, indulge in a turkey lunch provided by Hart's Turkey Farm. Depart from the Park & Ride, Hopkins Hill Road at Exit 19, in West Greenwich, at 8:30 a.m. and approximate return time is 7 p.m. Cost is $129/person. Call Maureen, 401-828-5188 or Anne, 401-263-4274 for reservations and more information.

Sept. 28, Pilgrim High School Reunion Class of 1974 will hold its 50th reunion on Sat., Sept. 28, at the Quonset O Club, 200 Lt. James Brown Rd., North Kingston, at 6 p.m. Please contact Jack at bosjpb1bender@gmail.com or Sue at srice311@gmail.com for further information. Registration deadline: Sept. 14.

Oct. 3, AARP CHAPTER 2210  Foliage in the White Mountains Tour  will be held on Thurs., October 3. Enjoy lunch at the White Mountain Hotel, have time to browse the village of North Conway, then continue along the Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountains. Bus pickup from the Exit 19, Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road, West Greenwich, at 7 a.m. Return time is approximately 7:30 p.m. Cost is $129/person. For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188 or Anne at 401-263-4274.

Oct., 19, 4th  Annual No More Hunger Walk will be held on Sat., Oct. 19, to raise fund for local food pantries.  Over $30,000 has been raised in the past three years. The walk will begin at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick and proceed along West Shore Road to Donovan Park in Conimicut Village.  Many local groups and churches will be participating.   Any interested churches, organizations, and individuals are invited and encouraged to join in.   Save the date. Call 401-737-8232 or e-mail  WoodburyChurchRI@gmail.com for details.

Oct. 19 & Oct. 20, Saturday, Artist Aileen Quinn the West Bay Open Studios on Sat., Oct. 19 and Sun. Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clouds Hill Museum will host artist Aileen Quinn, on the West Bay Open Studios tour.  For more information visit West Bay Open Studios | Warwick Center for the Arts warwickcfa.org

Nov. 30, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School 50th Reunion, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School Class of 1974, will hold its 50th Reunion on Sat., Nov. 30, at the Quonset "O" Club, 200 Lt. James Brown Rd., North Kingstown. The Reunion Committee is actively seeking to contact our classmates.  Please email your current address as soon as possible to receive an invitation to: wvmhs7450@gmail.com.  Go Hurricanes!"

Every Monday,  Gaspee Celtic Jam - The Gaspee Celtic Jam meets at the Pawtuxet Village Baptist Church, 2157 Broad St., Cranston, every Mon. from 7 – 9 p.m. Do you play fiddle, guitar, Irish flute, pennywhistle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion, folk harp, hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, acoustic bass, ukulele, keyboard, recorder, or sing? All skill levels welcome. Visit gaspeecelticjam.org for more info (including the current tune list/tune book) or to send us any questions. No specific Celtic music experience is required.

Every Monday, Tri City Elks Lodge #14 Country Line Dance Lessons, 1915 W. Shore Rd, Warwick. Instructor Melissa from Get in Line RI from 6:00 to 8pm. $10 per class. Come in and enjoy the fun!

Every Second Tuesday West Warwick AARP Chapter West Warwick AARP Chapter meets the second Tues. of the month, 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Hall, 70 Church Street, West Warwick.  Looking to expand its membership. All are welcome to come to enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with new friends.

 Every Second and Fourth Tuesday the Fall River Toastmasters Meeting, serving both Rhode Island and Southern Mass the Fall River Toastmasters holds its meetings. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meeting is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Join us at The Chamber, 200 Pocasset St, Fall River, MA, 2nd floor. For more information, call Sean DaCosta at (508)-840-6621. All are welcome!

 Every Wednesday, Calling All Seniors: The Dance ‘50’s, ‘60’s, 70’s, & 80’s Music at the American Legion, 662 West Shore Rd., Warwick.  Light snacks for free and refreshments for purchase.  No outside alcohol is permitted.  Cover: $10pp at the door.  For more information:  Mary 401-256-1169.

 Every Wednesday, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets every Wed. night with weigh-in at 5:45 p.m. at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick.  TOPS is a great way to improve your health.  Stop by for free.

 Every Third Wednesday Old Warwick Grange #41 The Grange Hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick, meets the third Wed. of the month at 7:30 p.m. For information, please call either Joan Clegg at 401-465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at 508-954-9712.  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. There are no meetings in July and August.

 Every Thursday, Pick-Up Hockey 55 and older, coed: $5pp. Thayer Ice Rink, 975 Sandy Ln., Warwick, from 8:45 to 10:00 AM.  Full Equipment required.  For more information contact:  Lon Krueger 302-229-3457 or bethlon@verizon.net.

 Every Thursday, Take Off Pounds Sensibly TOPS #38 is  meeting every Thurs. morning at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (lower level), 99 Pierce Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is from 10 – 11 a.m. Enter from the side parking lot, go down the stairs to the kitchen area. All are welcome as well as any canned food donations.  For information, call:  Angela Henderson at 401-225-6174.

 Every Thursday Meadowlark Seniors  the Meadowlark Seniors meetings will meet at 1:30 p.m., at St. Kevin Church Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Short meetings, fun activities, and socializing. Come join us.  New members are welcome. 

 Every Thursday - Get a Job Thursdays We Make RI, 200 First Ave., Cranston. An organization that provides free manufacturing training, hosts a series of job fairs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon.  We Make RI offer 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 this event or other training opportunities, visit www.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.  

 Every Friday Cribbage Players Do you play cribbage? If so, consider joining a small group of cribbage players every, who meet and play at the East Greenwich Community Center, Pierce Street, East Greenwich every Fri., from 9 to 11 a.m. 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.

 Every Third Saturday of the Month Food for the Soul: A Meal Provision Charity thru May 18, 2024, sponsored by the Asbury United Methodist Church and Lakewood Baptist Church partnership. Held at the Lakewood Baptist church, 255 Atlantic Avenue, Warwick from 10: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you need a hot meal, we are offering one for you to pick up at this location.  Please contact Jill 401-408-5258 for further information.

Every Saturday, Citizenship Prep Classes at WPL Prepare for the U.S. Naturalization Interview with Citizen Preparation classes at the Warwick Public Library, from 10 a.m. to noon. Practice citizenship vocabulary, learn the necessary civics content, and work on interview skills using the N-400 application form.  Sign up at the library. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.

 NAMI-RI: Free Virtual Family-To-Family course on Mental Health NAMI-RI Spring Registration The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for our Spring 2024 virtual Family-to-Family course. This is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI-Rhode Island's Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience with a loved one, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit namirhodeisland.org or call 401-331-3060 or email beth@namirhodeisland.org.

NAMI-RI Offers Family Support Groups  The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-RI) offers free support groups for families and friends of loved ones who are struggling with their mental health. The groups are led by trained facilitators who also have lived experience as family members themselves. The group meetings last about 1.5 hours, and everyone who participates in the meeting gets a chance to share.  The other members of the group try to offer help and resources, when appropriate, based on their own experiences. More information and full schedule can be found at namirhodeisland.org. or call 401-331-3060. No pre-registration for these monthly groups is necessary.

First Thurs. at 6 p.m.  IN PERSON ONLY at the Rochambeau Library in the Community Room, Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street, Providence (NEW-starts Aug.)

Second Tues. at 5 p.m.  IN PERSON ONLY at the Middletown Public Library in the Community Room. Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road, Middletown.

Third Tues. at 6:30 p.m. MEETS VIA ZOOM ONLY Please call 401-331-3060 or email info@namirhodeisland.org for the Zoom link

Fourth Wed. at 6 p.m. IN PERSON ONLY at the Hope Valley Grange, #71116 Main Street, Hope Valley.


 Volunteer with NAMI-RI The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-RI) is currently seeking volunteers to facilitate our family programs in 2024. Free training is required and available for interested persons who have a loved one struggling with mental health issues. Together with our grassroots volunteers, we work every day to provide help and hope to millions of Americans. Volunteers are essential to the work that we do at NAMI Rhode Island, and we are always seeking enthusiastic people to help us achieve our mission. For more information about our family programs and volunteer training, email beth@namirhodeisland.org, call the NAMI-RI office 401-331-3060 or visit our website at namirhodeisland.org.

Coventry Senior Band The Coventry Senior Band is looking for musicians. A group of retired volunteers, we play gigs at Nursing Homes, Senior Centers, etc.  If you are over 55 and play an instrument call David at (401) 368-6895 or email at walshdavid170@gmail.com

 Hearts for Hospice Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice (VNH&H) is asking for individuals to support their hospice programs by giving $20.00 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 are 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.

To submit your news from The Buzz to: Ida at idaz@rhodybeat.com. This includes virtual events, which should be submitted two to three weeks ahead of the event.  Can include community events, promotions, academic news and nonprofit events.

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