October 24, 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

Luau Party Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Chicken kabobs, beef or chicken on a stick, fish bites, shrimp w/linguini and more. Tickets $15. Purchase your tickets by July 30 from our bartenders in the lounge.

Art Camp Sessions

Keep your kids busy next week at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, with creative art camp sessions taught by talented, experienced  instructors:

* International Arts and Crafts: ages 6-12 can explore cultures and create artwork with instructor Rebecca Stockdill.

* Jewelry Making: ages 6-12 can make friendship bracelets, necklaces and wearable items with instructor Heather Place.

Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Three different art sessions a day for the entire week and registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa. Other camp sessions are also available, but call today for best selection. Call 737-0010.

Pontiac Free Library

Summer Activities

The Summer Reading Program 2014 will be at the Pontiac Free Library for preschool through grade 6. Fizz, Boom, Fun on Friday, Aug. 1 anytime between 10 a.m.-12 noon; Dave Marchetti’s Animal Experiences Program Friday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. For more information call the library at 737-3292.

Picture Book

of Warwick History

The Warwick Historical Society and friends have begun creating a picture book of Warwick history for the Fonthill Media imprint of its “America Through Time” series. A meeting will be held at the Pontiac Library July 31 at 3:30 p.m. to solicit photographs and stories from Warwick residents. Those interested in helping with the book may come to the meeting, or send an e-mail to robert_geake@yahoo.com for information on future meetings as the book progresses.

Bingo

Bingo will be held Aug. 2 at St. Kevin’s Church hall, 333 Sandy Lane, starting with a $75 special with the last special being $100. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6.

Music in the Village

Music in the Village will be held Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. at Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian, 58 Beach Ave. Admission is free; hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and more available for purchase. Music provided by the Woodbury Chancel Choir, the Woodbury Music Club and Bayside Beat.

Auditions

for Providence Singers

There will be auditions held for the Providence Singers, seeking tenors in particular, Aug. 5 by appointment only. To schedule, email chorus@providencesingers.org. The audition will be brief and encouraging and will consist of one song of your choice (a hymn is fine), guided vocalization to hear range and a bit of sight-reading. An exciting season will include “Messiah” and “Carmina Burana” with the Rhode Island Philharmonic at The Vets. Visit www.providencesingers.org for more information.

Ocean State Toastmasters

Ocean State Toastmasters will hold its next meeting Aug. 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Ocean State Toastmasters holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The club is one of 13,500 in Toastmasters International, a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to the development of public speaking and leadership skills. The organization has approximately 280,000 members in 116 countries. Ocean State Toastmasters is one of the oldest clubs in Rhode Island. For more information call Merrill Winoker, vice president for membership, at 688-4741.

Financial Education

Workshops

Home Loan Investment Bank along with the Center for Women & Enterprise will be hosting a financial education workshop, Borrowing Basics, Aug. 5 at Home Loan Investment Bank, Warwick. The workshop will run from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Hoxsie branch. By the end of this course, participants will understand how to use a checking account responsibly. Call Christine Andrews, retail sales manager, at 272-5100.

Pink Heals

Beginning Aug. 7, The Helen McPherson “Pink Heals” Meeting House, located at 53 Providence St., Suite 5, West Warwick, will be open on Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m. The “Meeting House” is a non-clinical social group for survivors and women currently battling cancer to get together and make new friends. They have a group of women that will be meeting to socialize, play games, arts/crafts, movie nights and much more. If you are a woman who is currently battling cancer or have beaten this terrible disease and would like to join the group, contact 828-PINK or stop in on Thursdays.

Summer Night

Concert Series

The Apponaug Area Improvement Association presents its 4th Annual Music for a Summer Night Concert Series on the front steps of Warwick City Hall 6:30-8 p.m. The schedule is as follows: August 7 Bobby Justin Classic Rock ’n Roll; Aug. 21 Ten Rod Ramblers Blues & Rock. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Friendship Hall of Warwick Central Baptist Church Hall across from City Hall.

Blood Drive

William Shields Post 43 is having a blood drive Aug. 10 from 8 a.m.-12 noon. A free breakfast will be served to all who donate. The Post home is located at 662 West Shore Road in Conimicut. Give the gift of life.

Islands Variety Show

Trudeau Memorial Center will present its first Islands Variety Show Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Larkin Recreational Building. Please arrive at 10:30 for great pre-show events.

Conimicut Craft Fair

The annual Conimicut Craft Fair will be held Aug. 16 from noon until 5 p.m. at Conimicut Point Park, 1 Point Avenue, Warwick.  Fair features live music, food and craft vendors and entertainment for children. The park also has beach access and a playground. Free admission to the park and the event.

Weekend of Celebration

for Gortonites

Former students and friends of Gorton High School are invited to visit the school and stroll the corridors once again. The school will be opened Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Later that day will be a Knights of Columbus gathering from 4-9 p.m.. Bring sncks: chips, dip, pizza, sandwiches, fruit and desserts. $3 per person. Plan on renewing friendships and reminiscing. On Aug. 17 the Gorton Grand Reunion will be held at the Radisson Hotel on Post Road in Warwick. $30 per person with dinner featuring roast top round of beef, baked ham and grilled boneless breast of chicken, served family style. Social hour from 1:30-2:30 p.m., dinner at 2:30. Call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535 or email mcguinn@cox.net.

Osteoarthritis Program

Are the aches and pains of osteoarthritis getting in the way of living life to the fullest? Put Pain in Its Place is a free, one-hour class that gives you the tools to manage your osteoarthritis (OA) pain and live better. Developed by the experts you trust at the Arthritis Foundation in conjunction with the National Council on Aging and sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc., this program will help you understand OA, its causes and how to treat it; learn self-management strategies to prevent and relieve pain; get inspired to take action and get your pain under control; and find out about effective and safe exercises from the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Held by Arthritis Foundation (RI Chapter) at Elite Physical Therapy Warwick, 535 Centerville Road, Warwick, Aug. 29 from 2-3 p.m. Contact Brittany Gonsalves at 737-4581 or email mpetrarca@elitephysicaltherapy.com.

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.

Crafters Needed

Crafters needed for the annual Heritage Day event at the Paine House Museum located at 7 Station St., Coventry, on September 27. The price per table is $25. Tables are not available, so you will have to supply your own. There is limited space this year, so if you’re interested contact Sandy at 821-2444.

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.

Autumn Bazaar

The St. Rita’s Women’s Club annual autumn bazaar will be held Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the William Shields American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road in Conimicut. Vendor space is available for $20. Call Joan at 739-0239 for applications and further information.

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.

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.

Moms RI

Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just on hour a week. Moms for Moms RI helps pregnant women and new mothers deal with an enormous transition by matching them with trained volunteers who are mothers themselves. The program provides emotional and social support and strives to connect new moms to resources within their own communities. Mentors develop a warm, supportive relationship while spending time with the new mom in their homes, accompanying them on outings, and attending mom gatherings. You will be trained and provided supervisory support from volunteers. Contact Sally at 383-9933.

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.

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.

Bingo

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

Free Sunday Lunch

St Paul Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Ave., is offering a free lunch for anyone in need of 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.

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.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Rhode Island Chapter No. 38, East Greenwich meets every Thursday at the Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50. The meeting will follow at 10. Admission costs $1.50 per week. For more information about TOPS, call TOPS Greeter Carole Paster from Exeter at 295-8381, e-mail at cpaster1@verizon net, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.

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 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.


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