November 22, 2014
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NOTICE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to sharonr@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.

Vendors Wanted
Vendors are wanted for the St. Kevin's Christmas Bazaar to be held Nov. 10 at Bishop Hendricken High School. For information or to reserve a table, call the church at 737-2638 or email StkevinChurch@aol.com.

Meadowlark Seniors
The Meadowlark Seniors will meet Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin's Hall. A penny social will follow the meeting. Bakers are Diane Carley, Mary Gentile and Laurie Gill.

Pilgrim Sr. Center
Ongoing events at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway. The center is open Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Stop by the center and pick up a monthly newsletter for call 468-4070 for more information.
The center is looking for a yoga instructor. Certification, insurance, experience and references needed. Call Holly Weber at 468-4074.
Outdoor games on Thursdays at 10 a.m. weather permitting.
Do you have questions about housing, heating assistance, medical insurance, prescription assistance, tax discounts, food stamps/snap? Need help stretching the dollar? Call Kathleen, the Information Specialist at 468-4084 or stop by the lobby and visit with her, concerning various, available Assistance Programs. Sept. 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.New Veterans Assistance Program
Are you a U.S. veteran? Are you curious to see if you qualify for any veterans benefits? If so, you may want to speak with Ron Plante from the Veterans Administration, who will be at the Pilgrim Senior Center Sept. 26 from 10-11:30 a.m. Ron will be there once a month. If interested you must call to sign up for an appointment. Call Linda at 468-4079 or Kathleen at 468-4084.

Central RI Chamber
The Central RI Chamber of Commerce will have a Leads Luncheon and Networking Sept. 28 from 12-1:30 p.m. $10 for members, $25 for non-members at Twisted Throttle, 570 Nooseneck Hill Rd. Join them for lunch and start building relationships that will generate new customers/clients and strengthen the connection to existing ones.

Swim With the Pumpkins
Jump into fall by swimming with the pumpkins at the Kent County YMCA. On Sept. 28 the Y will add inflatable pumpkins to their pools so that children and parents may celebrate the arrival of fall. Real pumpkins
will be on hand as well for children to take home and decorate. The event is free and open to the community. Registration is required; call the Y at 828-0130 or visit www.gpymca.org to sign up.

Senior Citizen Trips
The Pilgrim Senior Citizen Singing Group is sponsoring the following trips: Conway Tours, Dec. 7, two-night Niagara Falls "Festival of Lights,” 4 meals, chocolate fix. Casino Niagara. View thousands of holiday lights, etc. Price for double occupancy is $399 per person. The group is also sponsoring a March 31 Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Bahamas, a 7-night Explorer of the Seas Cruise. Senior price promotion for Deck 9 inside state room reduced from $908.73 to $628.73 per person. Royal Caribbean “Explorer of the Seas.” Bus to New Jersey is $100 round trip extra. Call Diane at 738-8588.

Medicare 101
If you are just turning 65 or getting Medicare for the first time and have a million questions, this is the course for you. Linda will walk you through the alphabet soup and help you to sort out your options. This class is available one time only. Call Linda at 468-4079 to reserve your seat Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.Entertainment by Retrospect. In honor of Senior Center Appreciation Month, the center will host an hour of music, fun and desserts on Sept 28 at 1:15 p.m. Check out this duo and enjoy the songs of the 1930's-1960's, Pop and a few love songs. Bring friends and your dancing shoes. Tickets are free but necessary and available at the Welcome desk.
Fall Bazaar & White Elephant Sale. Donations wanted for the White Elephant room. Do you have items you would like to sell at the bazaar? Twelve-foot tables are available to rent. Members $20 and non-members $25 per table. Call Holly Weber at 468-4074. The bazaar will be held on Oct. 20.

Crime Watch Yard Sale
The Oakland Beach Crime Watch will have a community yard sale Sept. 29 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the JONAH Community Center, 830 Oakland Beach Ave. Participants $10 per table (proceeds go to helping Oakland Beach Crime Watch). Bring a table, a chair for yourself, items no longer used or needed and happiness. Email obcwops@gmail.com to sign up.

Free Lunch
St. Mark's church, 111 West Shore Rd., will have a free lunch Sept.29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Food pantry available. RIPTA Bus #3 Warwick Ave. stops at West Shore Nursing Home next to St. Mark's.

Touch-A-Truck
The 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck event will be held Sept. 29 at the imPossible Dream, 575 Centerville Rd. Be a part of this incredible day as they raise funds to make dreams possible for chronically-ill children and support the special playground. If you have a vehicle and would like to join them, call 823-5566 or email at drmimp@aol.com for more information.

Swinging Squares
The Swinging Squares of RI will have square dance workshops Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. The fee is $6 per person. The caller will be Bob Butler; the cuer will be Henry Barry. Call Louise at 724-7295 for additional information.

Toastmasters
The Ocean State Toastmasters will meet Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Rd. The Ocean State Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information call Ed Skurka at 828-1625 or email edskurka@verizon.net.

Garden Club
The Chatham Village Garden Club will meet Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the EBC House. Maureen Esposito of Roots & Shoots Garden Center will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be "Putting Your Garden to Bed."

Bingo
Play Bingo at St. Kevin's Church Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, beginning Oct. 6. Door open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tri City Elks
The Tri City Elks, 1919 West Shore Rd., will have country line dancing Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m., $6 per class, and Zumba on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 a.m. $5 per class.

Musical Instruments Wanted
The Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society is seeking used or new musical instruments such as guitars, flutes, trumpets, saxophones, trombones, clarinets, child-size keyboards, beginner drums, etc. These instruments will be provided to children for whom this activity would be a financial hardship. Please call Sandra Ginsberg at 454-7410 or Cleveland Kurtz at 461-0012.

Autumn Bazaar
The St. Rita's Women's Club Autumn Bazaar will be held on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parish hall. Raffles, penny social, straw booth, gift baskets, children's table, handcrafted holiday ornaments and bakeshop. Light breakfast and several home cooked lunch choices available from the St. Rita's Women's Club Kitchen.IT Volunteer Needed
Do you love working with computers and have some time to give to a local charitable organization? If so, then The Kent Center would like to hear from you. They are seeking a volunteer with experience working with computers or a background in computer science to assist with various projects in their Information Systems Department. The volunteer must be able to work independently. To learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities at The Kent Center, log onto www.thekentcenter.org/volunteer or call 691-6000 x335.

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.Cornerstone ChurchCornerstone 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 #41The 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.

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.

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.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.

Bingo
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.

Donate Shop
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.

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.


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