September 1, 2014
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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.

Academic Award Scholarships

The Greater Warwick Lions Club announces that its Academic & Community Achievement Award applications for 2013 are now available. This $500 scholarship is for high school seniors who are residents of Warwick. The Lions Club is dedicated to the concept of community service, and these awards are weighted towards students who have demonstrated a legacy of community service. Application deadline is May 15. To receive an application contact the guidance office at your school or request one in writing from Ron Bergeron, Scholarship Chairman, 106 Wilson Ave., Warwick, RI 02889.

Scholarships Applications

The James V. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by JONAH Inc, are now available. Any graduating high school senior living in the Oakland Beach school district are eligible for the scholarship. Applications must be returned by May 22. For applications call Beverlee Sturdahl at 739-2219.

Pilgrim Senior Center Events

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.

Veterans Assistance Program

If you are a U.S. veteran, you may be eligible for some benefits. Ron Plante from the Veterans Administration will be available April 24 from 9-11:30 am. If you would like to meet with him, call Kathleen at 468-4084 for an appointment.

Property Tax Relief

If you need assistance with preparing the 1040H form for Property Tax Relief, you can schedule an appointment with Kim at 468-4500. She will inform you of what paperwork to bring at the time of the appointment.

Zumba Gold

Have some fun with exercise and join the party. Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates international and Latin music with freeing, stress-relieving movements. It is great for the mind, body and soul; any age or fitness level is welcome. This class is held Tuesday mornings at 8:50 a.m. and the fee is $3 per class.

Zumba/Toning

This is a Zumba class using weights for toning and is held on Mondays at 6 p.m. and the fee is $45 for a 10-week session. You can register and pre-pay at the welcome desk. For more information call Holly at 468-4074.

Outdoor games on Thursdays at 10 a.m. weather permitting.

Did you know most SCAs (sudden cardiac arrests) occur at home? Are you interested in learning CPR? Call Pat Seltzer RN at 468-4077 to register for this or any upcoming class.

Ceramics 12:30-3 p.m. Are you interested in trying something new? We have an instructor ready to guide you through a project or to just be there ready to help. This group meets Tuesdays at 12:30-3pm, $4 per class. No sign-up necessary.  

Warwick Historical Society

The Warwick Historical Society meets weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House on 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 member and volunteer. Visit www.warwickhistoricalsocietyonline.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will hold their general meeting April 18 at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane starting at 6:30 p.m.  They will have a wrap-up discussion about their upcoming breakfast and finalize plans for a craft show in May. Everyone is invited. For more information call Brenda at 467-2692.

Norwood Neighborhood Assn.

A general meeting will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St. Representative David Bennett will be the guest speaker and will provide an update on state and local government initiatives. Former Council President Bruce Place will review status on housing issues in Norwood. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Ladies Golf League

Ladies are sought for a Tuesday morning golf league at Harbor Light Country Club, 150 Gray St, in Warwick Neck. Everyone is welcome. Sign-up day is April 19 at the Buttonwoods Senior Center on West Shore Road from 2-3 p.m. Opening day if May 7 and runs until Sept. 24. Call Nancy at 737-0515 or the clubhouse at 681-4133.

Earth Day Clean-up

The Buckeye Brook Coalition is holding an Earth Day cleanup Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m.-12:00 noon (rain date if Saturday is a washout), and Sunday, April 21, from 1-4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Registration starts at 8:45 on Saturday.  Volunteers are divided into groups under the leadership of team captains, who will bring their groups to their locations throughout the watershed. You will be supplied with bags to retrieve litter. Dress weather-appropriate and bring gloves, as the supplied gloves go quickly. Certificates will be available upon request for volunteer hours. This can be an educational and rewarding experience. For more information call Paul Earnshaw at 739-6592.

Conimicut Spring Fling

Tickets are now on sale for the Conimicut Village Association Spring Fling Fundraiser. The annual event funds the cost of the beautiful flowers that decorate the village historic light poles every summer. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tri-City Elks Lodge on West Shore Road and includes dinner, music, silent auction and raffle items and door prizes. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for children and may be purchased at West Shore Carpets, 752 West Shore Road. Call 737-5559 for more information.

Puppet Show

There will be a puppet show with Miss Joan for adults and children immediately following the April 21 service at Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., in the fellowship hall. Refreshments will be provided. This is a postponement of the scheduled April 7 performance.

Swinging Squares

Swinging Squares of RI square dance workshops will be held on Mondays April 22, 29 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the  East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. Fee is $6 per person. Caller is Bob Butler, cuer is Henry Barry. Contact Louise at 724-7295 for more information. 

Also, the Swinging Squares of RI Monthly Dance, April Foolery, will be held Saturday, April 20, 8011 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center. Fee is $7 per person.

Comedy Night

There will be a Comedy Night April 26 at the William Shields Post, 662 West Shore Road. Dinner served from 7:30-8:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Dinner menu includes chicken, mashed potato, green beans, salad and bread. $25 per person, for tickets call 737-9711 or see the bartender.

Fundraiser Breakfast

Warwick Association for Affordable Assisted Living “At You Service” program is having a fundraiser breakfast at Dave’s Bar & Grille, 2339 Post Road, Warwick, April 27 from 7:30-10 a.m. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, breads, fruit, coffee, juice, custom omelets and more. &8 for adults, $5 for kids and under, babies under 2 are free. For tickets see any board member of call 732-7734. Walk-ins are welcome. A 50/50 raffle will be drawn.

Tri City Elks

Tri City Elks #14, 1519 West Shore Rd., Warwick, will be holding their 5th annual fishing derby for boys and girls ages 5-12 April 27 at 7 a.m. Stop in at the lodge after 3 p.m. to sign your kids up. A fishing pole will be awarded to the child who catches the largest fish and the child who catches the second largest. Fish weigh-in is at 11 a.m. Hotdogs, chips and soda will follow.

OSCIL Breakfast

The Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) will be celebrating 25 years of service to the disability community at a celebratory breakfast to be held April 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the Radisson Airport Hotel, Warwick. The Honorable James Langevin, House of Representatives, will be the keynote speaker. The cost is $25 per person; tables of 10 are also available. Sponsorships are most welcome. In addition to breakfast, there will be door prizes, raffles and giveaways. For more information, visit www.oscil.org or call Carol McKenna at 738-1013 ext. 10.

Women’s Golf League

Women Golfers Wanted Harbor Lights Ladies League is looking for women golfers for a Thursday night 4:30 league. Golfers should call Dee and 391-9957 for more information and/or with their GIN.

The Village Singers

The Village Singers, an adult vocal ensemble, is seeking new members for all voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Scandinavian Home, Broad St., Cranston. Their mission is to share musical experiences and appreciation across generational and socio-economic lines in a variety of settings, including community centers, health care facilities, etc. Contact Dennis Robbins at 465-6342 or email villagesingers2012@gmail.com.

Sing the Blues Away

Winter blues have you down? Time for something different? Join us every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and learn four-part a capella harmony. Reading music not required. Learn music from prepared tapes. Bring enjoyment to others by entertaining at Retirement centers, clubs and parties.

Here Again Band

On Saturday, May 4, Here Again Band will perform at Tri City Elks #14, 1519 West Shore Rd., Warwick from 8:30-11 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door. Kitchen opens at 7:30.

Tri City Elks

On Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Neal & the Vipers with Dave Howard will perform at Tri City Elks #14, 1519 West Shore Rd., Warwick. Cost is $6 donation at the door, kitchen opens at 7:30. Cash bar.

Trips

The Pilgrim Senior Center Tuesday "Singing Group" is sponsoring the following trips in 2013. Conway Tours May 19. New slots and historic spots 2-night, 3-day at the New Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania. Casino bonus and meals $379 per person double. Single rates also available.

Sept. 15 the Hamptons in New York wine tasting, meals and waterfront hotel, two days, one night $299 per person double. Single rates available.

Celtic Tours Ireland Oct. 3-10, Celtic Sojourn, 6 nights, 7 days. Aer Lingus out of Boston to Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway and Limerick. All meals and Medieval Banquet, includes air and all taxes and insurance. $2,231 per person double. $2,570 single. Call Diane at 738-8588.

Gaspee Seniors

On the first and third Tuesday of every month, the Gaspee Seniors will be meeting at the Buttonwoods Community Center, West Shore Road, Warwick, at 1:15 pm. New members are more than welcome. Come and join the fun.

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.

Evening Counseling Available

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or overwhelming stress coupled with an addiction to or dependence on drugs or alcohol, then The Kent Center's new evening program may be right for you. The Kent Center is offering an intensive outpatient program for people battling co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Program hours are 4:40-8 p.m., making it accessible for people who work. The program is confidential and personalized to meet individual needs. For more information call 732-5656.

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.

Cornerstone Church

Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is 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.

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.

Free Health Care

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital has an outreach coordinator to assist women in getting free health care. If you are between the ages of 40-64 and are underserved or uninsured, call Maria at 456-3105 for a confidential assessment. You may be eligible for free care including a mammogram and gynecological care.

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 Sherman 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.

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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