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, …
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.
Oakland Beach Association Meeting
The Oakland Beach Association’s monthly meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Boys & Girls Club on Oakland Beach Avenue (side entrance). The guest speaker will be Rep. Joseph Solomon Jr. Refreshments will be served.
There will be a free yoga class at the Warwick Public Library (600 Sandy Lane) on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The class is for all levels. The class will begin with a light warmup and gradually move into postures. The focus will be on the breath and mindfulness.
The class will finish with meditation and sound healing to calm the body and mind and lift our spirit. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. For more information, call 401-255-9152.
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.
High Low Jack Ladies League
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.
Exhibit of Commemorative Ceramics
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.
Blackstone Valley’s Operation Zap
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.
NAMI-RI: Registration open for Family-to-Family course
The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for its next virtual Family-to-Family course which begins Aug. 11. This is a free, eight-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 email@example.com.
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.
Annual Pow Wow
The Narragansett Indian Tribe will celebrate its 347th recorded annual August meeting/Pow Wow on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14. Chief Sachem Anthony Dean Stanton invites Rhode Islanders to join the Tribe in celebration and share in the traditional food, singing and dancing.
Grand entry will being at 2 p.m. both days. The Church board invites all to share in services at the Tribes’ historic church (Sunday services will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.)
All activities will be held on the Narragansett Indian Reservation off Route 2 and Old Mill Road in Charlestown. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days and admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children.
CHSE Class of ‘55 Reunion
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.
Conimicut Village Yard Sale
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CHSW Class of ’72 Reunion
Cranston High School West’s class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cranston Country Club. The event starts at 6 p.m. There will be a social hour (cash bar), a buffet dinner and music. The cost is $65 per person. Please contact Helene (Gelberg) Arbor at email@example.com to confirm your attendance (and, if applicable, your +1) and for payment details. Please respond by Aug. 1.
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.
Friends of Warwick Ponds will have a 6 p.m. meeting on Aug. 17 at the Warwick Library. This meeting will be available on Facebook; there will be no meeting in July.
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.
JHS Class of ’82 Reunion
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
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.
WVMHS ’72 reunion
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.
CHSE Class of ’65 reunion
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.
Sounds of Korea
Sounds of Korea will take place on Aug. 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the McVinny Auditorium in Providence. The event includes traditional music and dance in celebration of Korean Independence Day. Admission if free and Korean food will be served.
Collectable Car Show
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.
EP Class of ’72 Reunion
The East Providence High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion on Aug. 14 at the East Providence Yacht Club (9 Pier Road, East Providence). At 1 p.m. there will be a meet and greet, while “Tanya McEntire and the Professors” will provide music from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pub-style food and drinks are available for purchase, and the event is free for all class members and their partners. Donations will be appreciated toward a gift from the Class of 1972 for the new East Providence High School. Contact Dave Marchetti: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-258-6412.
St. Xavier Academy Reunion
St. Xavier Academy’s class of 1970 will celebrate its 50th +2 reunion at Chelo’s Bar and Grille at 2225 Post Road, Warwick on Aug. 21, 2022 from noon to 4 p.m. Please email Nancy Tyrell Miley at Nmiley44@gmail.com or Pat Caldwell Carvalho at Patanncarvalho@gmail.com for additional information.
Old Warwick Grange 41
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
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.
Hearts for Hospice
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.
CHSE Class of ’65 Reunion
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.
Calling All Cribbage Players
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.
Consider Donating Blood
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island
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.
Walk and Talk at Rocky Point
Come join the “Rocky Point Pacers” for a walk around Rocky Point every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., weather permitting. They meet at the gate on Rocky Point Avenue. Get some sunshine and burn off some pounds.
Be Kind RI
Be Kind RI is a new program that connects volunteers to their neighbors across RI through text alerts to coordinate food deliveries from grocery stores and food pantries. To sign up go to www.BeKindRI.org. Volunteers must be 18 or older and undergo our background check. Be Kind RI is open to those in RI experiencing COVID-19 risk factors including seniors 65+, anyone with underlying health conditions, those in quarantine or isolation, anyone experiencing a lack of childcare, and those who would otherwise experience difficulty in obtaining food. For assistance signing up, call 877-958-8785.
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.
ESL classes at WPL
The Warwick Public Library and the RI Family Literacy Initiative host English as a Second Language (ESL) classes starting on Sept. 20. Practice your 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.
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 Sept. 25. Sign up at the library. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.
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 Ave. in Cranston. 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 the event or other training opportunities, visit www.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.
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