September 20, 2014
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Bulletin Board

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.

Meadowbrook Bingo

Meadowbrook Terrace, 2220 Warwick Ave., has bingo every Friday night at 6:30 p.m., featuring great prizes and a wonderful group of people All are welcome

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.whsri.org, join them on Facebook, or call 737-4617 for more information.

Tri-City Elks

Country Line Dancing with Tami Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $6. There will be no class May 26, Memorial Day. Come and have some fun.

Bingo will be held May 23. Starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Contact John Collins for additional information, 265-3075

Steak fry May 24 at 5 p.m. Menu: steak, fries, portabella mushrooms, buffalo macaroni & cheese, and tossed salad. $15 per person. Please purchase your tickets at the lodge before May 20. Lodge is open Monday through at 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday at 12 noon.

Young Neal & The Vipers with Dave Howard May 31. Kitchen opens at 7:30 p.m., band starts at 8:30 p.m. $6 at the door.

Preschool Registration

The Title I Office for Warwick Public Schools announced that Preschool registration for the 2014/2015 school year has started. The preschool program is fully funded through Title I. The program will run four half days each week with a parent component every other Friday. They are offering a morning or an afternoon session to families. Parents are required to attend every other Friday for informative workshops to support family learning and kindergarten readiness. This program is free of charge and is offered to families living in the Oakland Beach, Hoxsie, Wickes and Norwood areas. If you are or know of a family with a child who will be 4 years old by September 1 and are interested in this program, call Carol Maloney at 734-3426 or email at Maloneyc@warwickschools.org.

Conimicut Village Memorial Bricks

The Conimicut Village Association is still accepting orders for memorial bricks. Bricks can be used to commemorate a life event or to honor a person, living or deceased. The engraved bricks are installed along the walkway at the scenic overlook at the ocean end of Beach Avenue. Over 50 bricks have already been installed. For more information contact Ginny at 524-8404. Forms can be downloaded at www.conimicut.org (events page).

Steak Fry

Support the East Greenwich Animal Protection League at the first Summer Kick-Off Steak Fry on May 23. Enjoy a steak dinner with summer favorites, a cash bar and music by Ray Renzi. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the William Shields Post of the American Legion, 650 West Shore Road, Warwick. Tickets are $21 per person and can be purchased at www.egapl.org (click on the donate button and note purpose is for “Steak Fry”).

Narragansett Spring Scramble For SIDS

The Narragansett Spring Scramble For SIDS will take place May 23 with an 8 a.m. start at North Kingstown Public Golf Course. Soft spikes only; $125 per player included continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., group & individual prizes, awards ceremony, raffles, longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest, cart, streak fry with a special presentation to honor Eagle. Mixed groups welcome. Raffle with a chance to win a golf vacation in Catskills worth $500.

Win two free tickets that include two nights lodging, meals and golf. To assure your correct shirt size, please contact in advance. All donations accepted. For information call Joe McCue at 737-0995 or email sidsgolfri@gmail.com.

SPRED Liturgy

St. Benedict’s Parish, 135 Beach Ave., will hold a SPRED Liturgy at the 4 p.m. Mass on May 24. SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a religious program for the physically- or mentally-challenged. They have special friends from St. Benedict’s, St. Kevin’s, St. Timothy’s, St. Mary’s in Cranston, St. Francis of Assisi. St. Gregory the Great, St. Clement’s as well as St. Francis de Sales who will be preparing the altar and bringing the gifts during the Mass. All are welcome to attend the Mass and the open house that will follow, where refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall.

Toy Yard Sale

The Armenian Evangelical Church, 180 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, is holding its annual toy yard sale May 24 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Choose from a wide selection of toys, books, games and tapes. Rain date is May 31.

Giant Yard Sale

There will be a giant indoor/outdoor yard sale May 24 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Trinity Church, 139 Ocean Ave., Cranston. Lunch will be served at noon.

Plant & Yard Sale

The Coventry Historical Society will hold a plant and yard sale May 24 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the corner of Read School House Road and Route 117 in Coventry. Call Virginia Soucy at 397-3661 for more information or to donate items for the yard sale. Donations are gladly accepted.

New England Steel Guitar

New England Steel Guitar Country will feature the band Crossfire May 25 at Post 15, Main St., East Greenwich. The kitchen will be open.

Divorce Group

The divorce group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. The sessions are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. There will be a 30- to 40-minute video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects, followed by a discussion and sharing time Sessions will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Christ Church Office Condo through May 27 For more information call the church office (884-8632) or email info@christchurchec.org.

Sampson Air Force Base Meeting

The monthly meeting of Sampson Air Force Base Veterans will be held May 27 at 1300 hours. All Air Force veterans, especially Sampson AFB vets, are welcome to the Sampson AFB Veterans Squadron. The squadron holds monthly luncheons on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Pinelli’s Italian Cafe, 701 Quaker Lane, West Warwick.

Pasta Dinner & Xbox One Raffle

Win an Xbox One and enter the raffle for some spectacular prizes raffle tickets are only $10 each. Drawing for the Xbox One raffle will take place May 30 from 6 p.m. at St. Timothy’s meatball and pasta dinner, which will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Dinner tickets are only $10.per adult /$7.50 per child, 2 years and under free. For dinner and raffle tickets call St. Timothy’s Rectory at 739-9552. The dinner is being catered by Rigatoni’s Family Restaurant on Warwick Ave.

Spring Concert

The West Bay Chorale presents its Spring Concert “It’s A Grand Night for Singing” - Favorites from Broadway Shows, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston. Admission is $10 adults, children under 12 $5.

Free Community Lunch

A free community lunch & food pantry will be held May 31 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. All are welcome. Please don’t arrive before 11 a.m. RIPTA #3 Warwick Ave – Hoxsie Four Corners stop at West Shore Nursing Home next to St. Mark’s.

Natick Family & Friend Gathering

A “Natick Family and Friends Gathering” will be held May 31 at the West Valley Inn, 4 Blossom Street, West Warwick. An evening of music, dancing and fun follows the 6 p.m. start of an enjoyable evening that includes a full course dinner prepared by the  Inn. Music will be provided by The Reggie Centracchio Quintet. Come join old and new friends for a very pleasurable evening. Tickets are  $35. For more information call Kitty at 821-8950, Shirley at 821-0297 or Sam at 827-5300.

Summer Art Camp

Ages 6-12 will have unique ways to explore their creativity this summer at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. New art sessions include comic books, oil pastels, wearable art, and art & poetry in 9 lines. Plus, favorite sessions like acrylic painting, ceramics, drawing and jewelry making will be offered again. Full camp schedule, instructors and pricing is on Facebook (Events), online at warwickmuseum.org or call the office. Easy phone registration with Mastercard or Visa, but register soon because spaces are limited. Call 737-0010.

Steak Fry

Greenwood Colunteer Fire Co. 1 is holding a steak fry fund raiser for a 1940 Mack restoration June 1 starting at 2 p.m. There will be door prizes, entertainment and raffles. For tickets call 736-8412 or 523-1702.

Festival & Carnival

St. Kevin Parish, 333 Sandy Lane, is hosting a festival and carnival (rain or shine) Friday, June 5, from 6 -11 p.m., Saturday, June 7, from 12- 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, 1-6 p.m. Limited ticket-drawing for 1979 MG Sportster, mint, 12,000 original miles. Call 737-2638.

Pasta Dinner & Magic Show

Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave., is having a pasta dinner and magic show June 14 at 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $12, senior citizens $10, children under the age of 10 with their parents will be a maximum charge of $25. Tickets can be purchased in advance by June 7. Call Nancy at 316-5924 and leave your name and phone number for more information.

St. Benedict’s Church

100th Anniversary Gala

On Sept. 27 St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, will be having their 100th anniversary gala. It will begin with 4 p.m. Mass and be followed by a spectacular celebration in the newly refurbished and handicapped accessible Parish Center. The church is looking for former priests, deacons, principals, nuns, teachers, students, choir members and former and present parishioners. They would like your pictures and past history to make this a memorable and uplifting event not only for the parish but also the faith community. Contact the rectory office at 737-9492 and ask for Barbara or Don or email stbenedicts@cox.net. The next volunteer committee meeting is June 16 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. All are welcome.

7th Annual Classic Car Show

The 7th Annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show will take place June 8 at 171 Service Place, located at 171 Service Rd. (off Jefferson Blvd.), Warwick. Rain date is July 20. Antique cars, classic cars to 1989, rods, muscle cars and all-year Corvettes are invited to exhibit. Vehicle registration is from 9 a.m.-12 noon, with free goody bags and dash plaques to the first 100 entries. The entry fee is $15 per car. Spectators are free to roam the show. Enjoy oldies music by Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. in 28 classes, including Best of Show, Peoples Choice and Best Club Participation. There will be door prizes and raffles, including a 50/50 raffle. Bring a can of wet dog food or wet cat food for the shelter animals and receive an additional door prize ticket. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, sponsor inquiries or to donate an item to the raffle, call 480-9769, visit www.FriendsRI.org or email Shelterhelp@FriendsRI.org.

Cruise Nights

Every Tuesday until September, the Greater Warwick Lions will be holding Cruising with the Oldies at Oakland Beach in Warwick from 4 p.m. to dusk. Sweet antique cars, DJ Dom playing the oldies, food vendors, raffles and prizes all with an ocean view. All proceeds benefit the Lions’ charities, Ronald McDonald House, children with cancer, Insight, children and adults in the community in need of glasses, scholarships awarded to Warwick students and JONAH. Cruise Night is weather permitting; check the Warwick Lions Cruise Night website for cancellations.

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.

Grief Support Group

Those who are suffering from the loss of a loved one are welcome to come to one or all of the grief support sessions that will be held at the Christ Church Office Condo (61 Cedar Ave., Unit 6, East Greenwich) every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. through June 1. The meetings will begin with a video featuring interviews with leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors covering a variety of topics to help you deal with your grief, followed by discussion and sharing. For more information call the church office at 884-8632 or email info@christchurchec org.

Summer Internships for College Students

College students are still being interviewed for summer internships, and Warwick Museum of Art is especially interested in education majors who enjoy working with children for its Summer Art Camp, and communications majors who want real-world experience writing articles, press releases and Facebook posts. These are unpaid internships, but WMOA is participating in a state-run program that provides small stipends for students who attend out-of-state colleges. For complete details call the office as soon as possible, 737-0010.    

Hospice Volunteer Informational Meeting

The VNA of Care New England conducts weekly hospice volunteer informational meetings at the VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick. Have you ever wondered how you can make the difference in the life of a family whose loved one is in hospice care? Do you want to join with a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support in this most rewarding work? Come and find out more about the VNA of Care New England hospice Call Carolyn McDonough, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 921-7614 to register.

New Gallery Hours at WMOA

The main gallery at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, is now open Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. so exhibits are available to school groups, home-school students and anyone who can stop by on their lunch hour. The main gallery is also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for those who work during the week. More information on exhibits, classes and camps and rentals is available online at www.warwickmusuem.org, on Facebook or call the office during gallery hours at 737-0010.

Friday Comedy Shows

New for 2014, the Bring Your Own Improv comedy troupe will perform two shows on Fridays at Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road: 7-8:30 p.m. Family-Friendly Comedy Show (G-rated laughs) and 9-10:30 p.m. Late Night Comedy Show (PG-13 rated laughs). Kick off your weekend with laughter when BYOI takes audience suggestions, comedy skits morph instantly and the actors react to the silliness onstage Every show is brand new, so you’ll want to become a regular Tickets are priced to be budget-friendly, and they’re available at the door or online at www.bringyourownimprov.com. Call 737-0010 for more information

West Bay Chorale

The West Bay Chorale welcomes new and former members, male and female, all ages. If you like to sing, attend rehearsals at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, from 7-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings. No audition necessary. For information call 392-3458 or go to www.westbaychorale.org.

Mentoring

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, contact Pamela Sherman at 732-7700 x117 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.

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.

Womens 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.

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.

The Village Singers

The Village Singers, an adult vocal ensemble, is seeking new members for all voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone Rehearsals will be on Tuesday 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.


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