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Shields Post Auxiliary
The William Shields Jr. American Legion Auxiliary Unit #43 will meet on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the post home, 662 West Shore Rd. All members are invited to attend the annual Christmas meeting and celebration.
GFWC Warwick Women's Club
The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will meet Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at Clouds Hill Museum, 4157 Post Rd. A brief history and a guided tour of the museum will be given. Refreshments will be available. If you wish to attend this meeting, call Susan at 737-2651 or email Warwick@gfwcri.org.
The Gortonites from Gorton High School will have a Christmas luncheon Dec. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Timmy's One Bay. Choices are prime rib, shrimp scrod chicken for $13. Gortonites, friends and spouses are welcome. Please e-mail Dot McGuinn at email@example.com or call her at 463-9535 to give your order.
The members of the Meadowlark Seniors will meet on Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the West Valley Inn for their annual Christmas party.@H_Bulletin Board:Holiday Shopping Spree & Bazaar@T_Basic:A holiday shopping spree and bazaar will take place Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Furniture Bank, 20 River Ave., Providence. New and used housewares and clothing, holiday decorations, videos, books, live Christmas trees and wreaths, jewelry, baked goods, food booths and new and used toys. Also featured will raffles for Wii games, a King Memory Foam mattress, a $100 gift certificate for Furniture Bank and a $25 gift certificate for Thrift Shop. Contact 831-5511.
Twas The Night Before Christmas
Sugar plums will dance, reindeer will prance, and all the familiar characters take to stage in Providence Ballet Theatre's playful adaptation of Clement C. Moore's classic poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The performance with original choreography and a hip-style is the perfect addition to your Holiday season. Performed in Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Admission is $30 general, $20 seniors, $15 students and children. Showtimes are Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18 at 1 and 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the RIC Box Office, call 456-8144 or go to www.ric.edu/pfa to purchase tickets online.
The Rhode Island College Football Fair will be held on Dec. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Coaches, players (seniors and juniors) and parents are invited to attend colleges, junior colleges and prep schools from all over the Northeast have been invited to come, set up a booth, talk to prospective players and hand out brochures. Free food and drink will be available. For more info contact Bob Murray at Tiverton High School or Dom Marcone at Pilgrim High School.
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is now a member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the first and third Saturday from 9-11 a.m. and the second and fourth Monday from 6-8 p.m. For more information call 781-6121.
Mentor a Child
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, please contact Pamela Leonhardt at 732-7700 x117 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership Web site at www.mentorRI.org.
Old Warwick Grange #41
The Grange is a fraternal community service, non-profit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Grange-where the whole family can go and grow. Help them to help others. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. No meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Rd.
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.
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 Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information call 737-6758.
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.
There will be Bingo at Sparrows Point III, 355 Hardig Rd., every Wednesday starting April 6. Doors open at 4 p.m., bingo starts promptly at 6 p.m.
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.
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.
The Donate Shop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit thrift store that provides free clothing to families in crisis. They are an all-volunteer organization that relies solely on the support of the community to continue this endeavor. The shop has a new location at 400 Warwick Ave., Unit #14, between Dunkin Donuts and Shaw's. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The phone number is 533-9944, the website is www.thedonateshop.org and “Like” them on Facebook for special updates.
Gambling Counseling Offered
Bridgemark now offers individual, group and family counseling for problem gambling. If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulties as a result of gambling, call for discreet and confidential assistance, 781-2700. Deaf services are also available; call their videophone number 1-866-730-9573.
Domestic Violence Volunteers
The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC) is currently seeking volunteers for their Speakers Bureau. All volunteers will be trained to provide outreach, as a representative of EBCC, to communities in their service area through attendance at health and community fairs and by fulfilling requests for informational speaking engagements. Volunteers will receive thorough and specialized training under the supervision of the agency services coordinator before beginning this work. For more information, or to get involved, contact Deb Ferrante at 738-9700.
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 men and young men interested in joining the corps.
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.