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Pontiac Free Library
There are various summer activities at the Pontiac Free Library.
Summer Reading program 2013, “Dig Into Reading,” an independent reading program for children from preschool to grade 6. Sign up now.
Storytimes for ages 3-6 Tuesdays at 10 a.m. through July 30.
Craft programs for ages 6-12. Make a pop-up puppet July 11 at 3 p.m. Fun with plants July 25 at 3 p.m. Please register with the librarian.
Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure for all ages Aug. 8 at 3 p.m.
For information call the library at 737-3292 or visit www.pontiacfreelibrary.org.
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.
Ladies Only Golf League
On Course Instruction during play at Tin Cup Golf Course in Coventry. Instructional golf league starts with July 9 Clinic. Six holes each Tuesday at 10 a.m. begins July 16 through Aug. 13. Luncheon and awards on Aug. 13. Featuring Rhode Island’s top golf instructors. Sign up at Tin Cup by calling 823-4653.
SNAC Opening Reception
The opening reception for Southern New England Artist Community Group Show will be Wednesday, July 10 from 6-8 p.m. Stop by and see the inaugural exhibit by SNAC featuring nine artists from southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The show includes original paintings, watercolors, 2D and 3D assemblages, mixed media sculpture, photography, and collage/recycled materials. SNAC artists exhibit in Boston, New York and other galleries in the northeast; the reception gives residents a chance to meet the artists, ask about their creative process and how they use various media. This event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served, and original works of art may be purchased. More information is available at www.warwickmuseum.org or on Facebook.
Gorton High Luncheon
Gorton High School monthly luncheon for all classes 1941-1955 will be held July 10 at Bassett’s Inn, 2227 West Shore Road, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. Call Dot at 463-9535 or email email@example.com.
Playing with Pastels
The “Playing with Pastels” Workshop will be held July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. Taylor Terreri, URI fine arts grad and Warwick native, will lead an art workshop on pastels. The drop-by-and-try format is for beginners ages 12 and up, and all workshops are held inside so weather is not a factor. Cost is $9 per person (materials included) and you can register in advance with MasterCard or Visa or just drop by and try art. This is the third in a series of new art workshops during the Apponaug Summer Concert season; see the full schedule at www.warwickmuseum.org and on Facebook.
Tin Cup Junior Camps
Tin Cup Golf Course & Driving Range in Coventry. July Camp: Fridays, July 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m.-noon. August Camp: Fridays August 2, 9, 16 and 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 7 to 17 eligible. All aspects of the game will be covered, including driving, full swing, pitching, chipping, putting, rules & etiquette. Fun tourney, lunch & prizes on final day of each camp. Featuring Rhode Island’s top golf instructors. Sign up at Tin Cup by calling 823-4653.
Tri City Elks, 1915 West Shore Rd., Warwick, is having a blood drive Saturday, July 13, from 9-11 a.m.
New England Steel Guitar
New England Steel Guitar will present the band Al Carter and the Nashville Boys July 14 from 1-5 p.m. at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich. Donation is $7.
Swinging Squares of RI Square Dance Summer Plus Workshops will be held on Mondays, July 15, 22 and 29 from 7-10 p.m. at East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. Fee is $6 per person. Caller is Bob Butler. Contact Louise at 724-7295 for more information.
at Conimicut Point Park
The Warwick Summer Concert in the Park Series kicks off Wednesday, July 17 at Conimicut Point Park at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Bayside Beat, a Conimicut Village-based band playing classic rock and country. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the music and the view. The concert is free of charge and runs from 6:30-8 pm.
Adoption Options is holding a free informational session those considering adoption and interested in hearing about available options. Licensed adoption workers will be available to provide information and answer questions. The next meeting is scheduled for July 18 from 6-7 p.m. at 959 North Main St., in Providence. Adoption Options, a non-sectarian, non-profit, comprehensive adoption program of Jewish Family Service works with prospective adoptive parents, birth parents and people who have been adopted. The agency is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with offices in Attleboro and Providence. The agency’s work with all members of the adoption triad is focused on helping individuals to understand their options and make the most informed choices for their future. For more information, contact Peg Boyle at 331-5437 or visit www.adoptionoptions.org.
Daughters of Isabella
The Rhode State Circle of the Daughters of Isabella is holding its annual fundraiser July 21 to be held with an 11 a.m. brunch at the Riviera Restaurant, 580 North Broadway, East Providence, followed by a play, “Hollywood Arms,” presented by The Community Players in Pawtucket at 2 p.m. Cost is $35, raffles and split the pot. Call Agnes King for reservations, 738-6797 before July 14. All are welcome.
One-Act Play Festival
Artist’s Exchange will present their 8th annual One Act Play Festival Wave I July 12-21; Wave II July 26-Aug. 4 Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at door. One-act plays of all genres presented in two-week “waves.” Theatre 82 is located at 82 Rolfe Square in Cranston. For more information visit www.artists-exchange.org or call 490-9475.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held at Woodbury Union Church July 29 to Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair,” a circus theme for ages 3 years to 4th grade. Deadline to register is July 15.
Cornerstone Church will hold its Vacation Bible Time from July 15 through July 19. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, and is open to children 4 years old through 6th grade. The church is located at 1990 Elmwood Avenue, Warwick. Call 781-6121 to register children.
Country & Western
Trudeau Memorial Center presents its first country & western variety show July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Larkin Recreational Building. Music, dance, magic, roping and much more will be featured. Please arrive at 10:30 for great pre-show events.
Art Camp for Children 6-12
There is an Art Camp for children ages 6-12 through August 16 on weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Creative kids crave summer stimulation, and that’s what they’ll get with art workshops like Make a Monster, Painting, Jewelry Making, Drawing, Improv Comedy, Cartooning and more. Camp runs Monday to Friday with three weeklong workshops at 9-11, 11:30-1:30, 2-4. Workshops are taught by experienced instructors with emphasis on trying new materials, stretching imaginations and having fun in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Cost of each weeklong workshop is $80; cost for a week of three workshops is $225 (a savings of $15). Registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or stop by with cash or check. More information can be found on Facebook or online at www.warwickmuseum.org. Warwick Museum of Art is located at 3259 Post Road, Warwick (737-0010).
Youth Employment Program
Westbay Community Action’s Education Services in Warwick will offer a summer youth employment program for young people ages 17 to 24. The program, which runs through Aug. 16, will cover work-readiness skills as well as work experience. Participants will work 20 hours a week and earn $7.75 an hour. The focus is environmental science. They will introduce beekeeping, tree stewardship and landscaping; they will not handle live bees. There will be one visit to a hive, and everyone will wear protective gear. Call 468-4065.
Lend A Hand Charity
Lend A Hand Therapeutic Riding Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Alpine Country Club, Cranston, August 19. Registration $150/individual golfer. Dunkin Donuts brunch 10:30 a.m., food and BBQ during play, Tuscan Antipasto Bar and hors d’oeuvers immediately following event. Competitions, raffles, silent auction and prizes, 50/50 drawing. Shotgun start at 12 noon. 50/50 tickets on sale now, don’t have to play to purchase. Proceeds to benefit the Lend A Hand therapy riding program for special needs children. Call 862-7719 or visit www.lendahandri.org.
Tri City Elks Lodge #14, 1915 West Shore Rd., Warwick, is having a family picnic Saturday, Aug. 10 at 12 noon. Advance tickets are $15 at the bar. Children under 5 get in free, ages 6-12 $5. Music by Here Again Band. Chowder, clam cakes
burgers hotdogs, french fries, onion rings, corn and watermelon and games for the kids.
Pilgrim Senior Center Trips
The Tuesday Pilgrim Senior Center singing group is sponsoring the following trips: Aug. 30, a seven-night cruise to Bermuda with ex-mayor Buddy Cianci. Also, a nine-night cruise to Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Marteen and Haiti on April 24-May 3. Call Diane at 738-8588 for prices.