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Posted 9/12/19

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NOTICE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to briang@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.

19th Century Crime Exhibit

True tales of 19th century crime and punishment in Kent County will be on display at the East Greenwich Library, 82 Peirce St., through September. The exhibit was mounted by the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society and the story of early justice and the history of the Old Jail on King Street is told through vintage photographs and objects, including the court's witness stand. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information call Sue Curado at 884-4643.

Oakland Beach Association Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Oakland Beach Association will be held Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave. The guest speaker will be Warwick Fire Chief Peter McMichaels. All Oakland Beach residents are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous Fall Meetings

The Rhode Island members of Alienated Grandparents Anonymous will meet on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Parish Hall, 99 Peirce Street, East Greenwich. Fall meeting dates are: Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 2. They offer support, understanding and strategies to help grandparents who have been alienated from their grandchildren. For more information on grandparent alienation visit the AGA website, www.aga-fl.org. For more information about RI meetings write to aga-ri@cox.net.

Joe Parillo Jazz Concert

The Joe Parillo Jazz will perform at the Music Mansion, 88 Meeting St., Providence, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.  For more information call 486-5731. $10 suggested donation.

Pasta Supper

A pasta supper will be held Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 kids 5-10, kids under 5 Free. Menu includes pasta, homemade sauce, meatballs and sausage, salad, bread, assorted desserts and beverages. Call 737-3127 for tickets.

Free Lunch

As part of a community outreach program, Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., is offering a free lunch of hot dogs, assorted sandwiches, chips, ice cream sundaes, cookies and beverages to neighbors in the community Sept. 15 from 12-1 p.m. Each guest is welcome to receive one grocery bag of food from their pantry. For more information call the church office at 463-8328.

Warwick GOP

The Warwick GOP meets Sept. 17 at 7 pm. at 961 Namquid Dr., Warwick. There will be refreshments, information and lively discussion. All are welcome to attend.

Norwood Neighborhood Association

The Norwood Neighborhood Association invites you to attend the next general meeting Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. The guest speaker will be James Scott, new director of Warwick Parks & Recreation. He will present an interesting overview of his plans to continue to provide excellent services for Warwick residents and highlight unique programs that available to all. The community police officer will also provide an update on crime-related activity in Norwood. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Friends of Warwick Ponds

The next meeting of Friends of Warwick Ponds is Sept. 18 meeting 6 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library. Catch them live streaming on Facebook.

Pilgrim Neighborhood Association

The Pilgrim Neighborhood Association will meet Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Holliman Elementary School, 70 Deborah Road. Warwick Parks and Recreation director James Scott will present a review of current resources and his vision for expansion. Also, there will be an update from the community police officer regarding issues impacting the area.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held Sept. 19 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. (right near Pilgrim High School). They will finalize plans for their upcoming dog walk on Oct. 5. If you would like to volunteer for the dog walk try to attend the meeting or call Brenda Nordin at 467-2692.

Norwood Neighborhood Yard Sale

The Norwood Neighborhood Association invites you to attend a neighborhood-wide yard sale Sept. 21 starting at 8 a.m. with over 30 houses participating (rain date Sept. 28). Pick up yard sale maps at the Norwood Gazebo at the corner of Norwood and Pawtuxet Avenue. The maps will list all yard sale participants by street numbers on the map. For additional questions email norwoodna@verizon.net.

Woodbury Church Fire Fund Concert

Local musicians and church choirs will join in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. Benedict Church in Conimicut. Attendees are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Benedict and to give to a free will offering for the rebuilding of Woodbury Union Church that burned last Thanksgiving eve. The concert will feature the Woodbury Union Choir, Woodbury Bell Ringers , One Voice (ladies group from Woodbury) as well as choir members and musicians from St. Kevin, Warwick Central Baptist and St. Benedict Churches, Acoaxet Chapel Praise Team from Westport, Mass. and Bayside Beat. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Guys Will Be Dolls

Donate in drag! Williams Shields Post will host a “Guys will be Dolls” fundraiser dinner Sept. 27. The Legion will help raise money for their annual Children’s Christmas Party by dressing themselves as drag queens. The food donated by Rigatoni’s will feature fantastic penne pasta with sauce, meatballs and authentic Italian sausage with peppers. Additionally, they will be serving a green garden salad and gourmet Italian bread. Tickets are $20 and all of the money will be donated to the help the children celebrate Christmas. The event will be held at Wm. Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road, Warwick.

Flea Market/Bake Sale

A flea market, bake sale and snack bar will be held Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. (rain or shine). Table rentals are available for $25. Contact Lincoln at 263-8245 or linc3113@verizon.net.

Craft Show

Gateway Plaza Craft Show will be held at 1645 Warwick Ave., Sept. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be tons of vendors and raffles. Any questions, text 401-345-1165.

YMCA Fall Program Registration

Registration is open for fall programs at the Kent County YMCA. The Fall Program Session runs through October 31. Register online or in person at 900 Centerville Road, Warwick. Fall programs include swim lessons, Totally Toddlers for 2-5-year-olds, Little Ninjas, Sports Medley and Basketball Skills and Drills. They are also introducing Shooting Stars Dance Academy, which starts Sept. 14. Stop by today for a tour and to learn more about the programs.

Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale

The Conimicut Village Association (CVA) is sponsoring the annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale Oct. 5 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain Date is Oct. 6, same time). CVA will advertise and publish a map showing all participating homes. You set up at your home and keep your profits. Call 524-8404 or email ginbarham1@aol.com to get your home on the map.

Swedish Film at Library Showing

The RI Swedish Heritage Association will sponsor a free viewing of the award winning film from Sweden, Mother of Mine, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

Tri-City Elks

Rosemary's Wish Kids Steak Fry will be held Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to close rain or shine. Tickets are $25 per person. There will be live bands, great food and raffles. For tickets contact Kathie Lacy at 489-1893.

Country LINE DANCE LESSONS every Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Classes taught by Lori Enos. $8 per lesson, proceeds go to benefit Elks charities.

Yoga class begins Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 3 for 10 weeks for $60 or $8 per class for walk-ins. Lessons by Lorraine Blanchard. Proceeds go to benefit Elks charities.

Mentor Rhode Island

Help support kids by becoming a mentor. MENTOR Rhode Island is seeking volunteers from the community to become a mentor in Warwick Schools through the Warwick Mentoring Program. In just one hour each week, you can be the person that helps expand the horizons of a young person from your community and put them on a path to success. Screening, training and ongoing support is provided. For more information or to apply, contact MENTOR Rhode Island at 732-7700 or visit www.MentorRI.org.

Meditation Classes at Pilgrim Senior Center

Pilgrim Senior Center is holding meditation classes. Learn different ways to meditate and leave feeling relaxed and renewed. You may bring a yoga mat or use a chair. Drop in anytime. Call Linda with any questions at 318-0303. Classes meet every Thursday at 1 p.m.; cost is $3 per class. Wear comfortable clothing.

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point is a free walking group that meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursdays evenings at 6 p.m. They meet at the front gate. They walk at a moderate pace on the paved path that is about two miles. Dogs on leashes and children in strollers are welcome. The group calls themselves the “Rocky Point Pacers.” Call Cindy at 497-5656 for more details.

Art Supplies Needed

Thrive Behavioral Health’s Housing First Program would greatly appreciate donations of used or new art supplies to support therapeutic art activities for the chronically homeless population and those who struggle with mental illness. Creating art reduces stress, anxiety, fears and depression in people with mental illness and raises a person's quality of life. The center, which helps over 3,000 Rhode Islanders experiencing homelessness and mental illness each year, is in constant need of art supply donations such as crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylic paint, construction paper, pipe cleaners, fabric, buttons, coloring books, etc. Contact Ashley Bunker at 200-4081 for more information, or drop off tax-deductible donations at 344 Washington Street, Providence.

EBC Center Volunteers Needed

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is a non-profit agency located in Warwick serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. They are currently in need of volunteers to assist with answering their hotline and/or providing childcare while clients attend weekly support groups. They are looking for a weekly commitment of two to three hours. If interested, call 738-9700 or email sbarbosa@ebchouse.org.

Cardiac for Women

Cardiac for Women is an informal support group for women with cardiac issues. For more information call 258-2400.

Meadowlark Seniors

The Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. Scheduled meetings may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Sylvan Learning Summer STEM Camps 

Sylvan of Coventry will be holding STEM camps throughout the summer that explore coding, robotics and more. For more information about the camps, schedule and registration, visit locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/coventry-ri/schedules.

All In A Chord Meetings

All In A Chord, an a capella chorus singing four-part harmony, is now meeting at 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, downstairs in the adjacent building. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to come and visit any Tuesday afternoon. They are a group of friendly women with a common interest to sing. No experience is necessary except to be able to sing on key and have fun doing so. They sing music from the ’40s, show tunes, patriotic medleys and holiday music. For more information, contact Shirley Lawton at 739-0907.

Fife and Drum Corps

The Kentish Guards Fife and Drum Corps rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Kentish Guards Armory on Pierce St. in East Greenwich. Free lessons on playing the fife are provided to anyone 14 years of age or older interested in joining the corps.

Swim Lessons

McDermott Pool is now offering swim lessons and lifeguard certification classes. For more information visit www.warwickri.gov/parks-and-recreation or call 921-9626.

New Counseling Program Available

If you are experiencing a substance use problem with alcohol or drugs or a substance use problem coupled with a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety, a new program at Thrive Behavioral Health (formerly known as The Kent Center) may be right for you. Thrive is offering an intensive outpatient program for people battling substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The program is confidential and personalized to meet individual needs. For more information or to schedule an assessment call 732-5656.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

VNA of Care New England is looking for hospice volunteers. Have you ever wondered how you could make a difference in the life of a family whose loved one is on hospice care? Do you want to join a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support? For more information visit www.carenewengland.org or call Barbara Fletcher, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 921-7661. 

Summer Choir

Calling singers of all ages. The annual Summer Choir at Greenwood Church welcomes you, even if you've never sung in a choir before. Each Sunday morning from July 7 through August 25 a group will gather at 9 a.m. to learn a piece of music to sing. The songs are fun and easy, and singers of all skill levels are invited. No commitment required; come any Sunday and give it a try. Bring your whole family and join your voices with a friendly, inclusive group of singers. For more information visit www.gccp.org or call 737-1230. 

Women’s Auxiliary

A women’s auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the William Shields Jr. American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road. It is an open invitation to all eligible women who wish to participate in supporting our veterans. Eligibility to join is related to a veteran as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, grandmother or step-relative.

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Rental

The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Museum, 45 Kernick St., with a hall capable of seating 70, is available for rent seven days a week. There is ample parking and cooking facilities. Contact Robert Carlow at 302-1120 for details.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the first and third Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 781-6121.

Pilgrim Senior Center

The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway, offers educational, nutritional and recreational programs to folks 55 years of age and older. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Chess players wanted at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Join in this game of strategy on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Billiards Room. They will teach new players, so come give it a try.

Evening Adult Enrichment Square Dance Program classes are Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old. Call Kathleen at 468-4074 for more information.

Hall Rentals

William Shields Post #43 has hall rentals for your special occasions coming up. They specialize in weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, events for fundraisers, etc. Call Diane O’Brien for more information at 486-5778. Also, every Friday night they have karaoke.

TOPS #38 East Greenwich

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Rhode Island Chapter #38 East Greenwich, meets every Thursday at the Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50 a.m. The meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Weekly dues are $1.50; yearly dues $32. For more information about TOPS, call Barbara Laprocina at 996-3984, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org. In a world of quick fixes, TOPS offers an affordable, doctor-recommended alternative that’s realistic and effective no matter how much you have to lose. Watch the scale go down, not your bank account. First meeting is free.

Warwick Historical Society

The Warwick Historical Society is open weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House at 25 Roger Williams Circle Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All are welcome and urged to become members and come learn about Warwick's history by helping as a volunteer. Visit www.whsri.org, join them on Facebook or call 737-4617 for more information.

Meadowlark Seniors

Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. (Scheduled meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather).

Free Sunday Lunch

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Ave., is offering a free lunch for anyone in need of a meal or companionship. All are welcome every Wednesday and Sunday from 11:15-11:45 a.m. For more information call 737-6758.

Meadowbrook Bingo

Meadowbrook Terrace bingo is held every Friday night at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Snacks will be available. All are welcome.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

As a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, you’re all too familiar with the frustration and heartache that come from trying to stir the memory of someone you love. But when you attend this Alzheimer’s support group, held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m., you can discuss the challenges you face, meet others with similar experiences and find solutions that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. For reservations or more information call 739-7300.

TOPS #44 Warwick

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) RI Chapter #44 Warwick meets every Wednesday night at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow from 6:35-7:30. Weekly dues are $2; yearly dues are $32. For more information about this chapter or others around the state, contact TOPS Leader Nicole Johnson-Morais at 332-7616, nicoleistops2015@yahoo.com or visit www.tops.org.

Old Warwick Grange #41

The Grange is a fraternal non-profit organization with a special interest in community service. Their history is as an agricultural organization and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.; no meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick. For more information call 465-7259.


Do you have an hour a week to spare? That’s all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child. Today’s children need positive, caring adult role models to help them develop confidence, self-esteem, and a desire to stay in school. For more information on the Warwick Mentor Program, call 732-7700 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.

Developmental Screening

The Child Outreach Department of the Warwick Public Schools, in cooperation with the Volunteers of Warwick schools (VOWS), conducts regular preschool screening clinics. All Warwick preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5 are offered the Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R). This is a free service provided by the Warwick Public Schools. Participation in a Developmental Screening is a long established program of the Warwick School Department that provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about community resources. For more information, or to arrange a clinic appointment for your preschool aged child, call the VOWS office at 734-3230.

Moms for Moms

Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just one hour a week. Moms for Moms/Families First RI helps pregnant women and new mothers deal with an enormous transition by matching them with trained volunteers who are mothers themselves. The program provides emotional and social support and strives to connect new moms to resources within their own communities. Mentors develop a warm, supportive relationship while spending time with the new mom in their homes, accompanying them on outings and attending mom gatherings. They will train you and provide supervisory support to volunteers. Dont miss out on this opportunity. Contact 383-9933 or email admin@familiesfirstri.org.

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club

The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Atria Harborhill, 159 Division St. on the Warwick/East Greenwich line) to work together to make a difference in local communities. There are no age or residency requirements to join and meetings are open. If you would like further information, contact membership chair Diane Gadoury at 860-465-7987.

Photographic Society of RI

The Photographic Society of Rhode Island welcomes camera enthusiasts of all abilities. Meetings are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. For more information visit www.psri.us.

Aphasia Conversation Group

On the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m., Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick, holds an aphasia conversation group. This group provides a supportive meeting place for people with aphasia to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies. There is no charge for participation. Attendance is limited to individuals with aphasia only. For more information contact Lucia Watson, MS, SLP at 886-6600 or visit www.sargentcenter.org.

Fife & Drum Corps

Join the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife & Drum Corps of Warwick and continue the great tradition of Colonial/Revolutionary history through music. The Fife & Drum Corps meets every Wednesday night at Wyman Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. The corps is open to anyone over the age of 12. Drum and fife instruction is available to beginners.

Rhode Island Pet Bird Club

The R.I. Pet Bird Club welcomes anyone who owns birds or has an interest in exotic birds. Meet other people who have birds, listen to guest lecturers and more. The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information call Michele at 739-7290 or visit www.orgsites.com/ri/ripbc.

Grief Support

If you have experienced the loss of someone you love and are ready to begin or continue the healing process, then you are welcome to come to a grief support group. The group meets at the Christ Church Office condo, 61 Cedar Ave #6, East Greenwich, Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information visit the Christ Church website (www.christchurchec.org), call the Church office (884-8632) or email info@christchurchec.org.

Help for Victims of Crime

Are you a victim of physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, untreated childhood abuse, or another crime or traumatic event? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, increased substance use or other emotional difficulties? If so, you may be eligible to receive counseling services free of charge at The Kent Center (www.thekentcenter.org). Victims of crimes and other traumatic events often experience debilitating psychiatric symptoms that may have long-term affects if left untreated. Seek treatment today at 732-5656.

Volunteers Needed to Sew

Looking for something to do to help foster kids? Organizers of The Sewing Project to Help Foster Kids are looking for volunteers who want to help sew pillowcase or duffel bags for foster children. Currently their belongings are sometimes put in black trash bags. Foster parent Adriane Grimaldi in Scottsdale, Ariz. started the Sewing Project in February 2008 for children taken from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) to make kid-friendly bags for carrying their belongings instead of trash bags. To date, people have made 6,700 pillowcase bags for foster kids Pillowcase bags are delivered to CPS to use instead of trash bags. The Sewing Project has opened a new Rhode Island Chapter working with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and is in need of volunteers to sew. For more information contact Hollie Galloway at holliegal@verizon.net.

Domestic Abuse Support Groups

The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The agency offers morning and evening support groups for adults dealing with current or past domestic abuse Groups provide a safe place to talk with others who have shared similar experiences. The groups are confidential and free of charge. For more information call Jessica at 738-1700.

Wanted: Norwood Crime Watch Participants

The Norwood Neighborhood Association Crime Watch Committee is looking for residents to be part of a crime-prevention program. If you would like to be part of this important initiative, email to norwoodna@verizon.net or call NNA at 785-0616. Minimal time is required but it could save you a lot of headaches in response to a crime.

Green Airport Military Lounge Seeks Volunteers

The Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) Military Lounge at T.F. Green Airport is seeking volunteers to staff the lounge. Open 12 hours every day, the primary goal of the lounge is to provide a welcoming place for military service members, veterans and their families to relax and regroup during their travels. Approaching six years in operation, nearly 15,000 visitors have passed through the lounge doors. Yet, it’s the dedicated volunteers who keep the lounge open, clean, stocked and comfortable while providing a welcome smile and warm greeting to each visitor. Volunteers are asked to work four-shifts and may select their own work schedule but are asked to dedicate a minimum of four hours per month. Also, volunteers enjoy free parking at the airport. A great opportunity to give back to the community and thank our active duty and veterans for their service. All volunteers are required to fill out the RIMO application, acquire a background check, and attend a short training class. New volunteers can begin the process by contacting the RIMO office at 921-4393.


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