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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.

Pilgrim Senior Center

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. The center will be closed Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 and closing at noon Nov. 22.

Chess players wanted at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Join in this game of strategy on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Billiards Room. They will teach new players, so come give it a try.

Evening square dance classes coming to pilgrim senior center. Pilgrim Senior Center to introduce new evening Adult Enrichment Square Dance Program. Classes will be Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. starting Dec. 7. Participants must be 18 years old. Call Kathleen at 468-4074 for more information.

Tri-City Elks

Toys for our neighborhood kids. Come and enjoy good food buffet style Dec. 9 with music provided by Zinc Alloy. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy and a non-perishable item for food baskets as your entrance fee. Doors open at 7 p.m.  The toys will be donated to children in our community as well as some families that we will be donating a food basket to for the holiday.

Country Line Dancing Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $8 per person, and the instructor is Lori Enos. Come on down with your boots and kick up your heals.

Zumba will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6 p.m.  Cost is $6 per person and the instructor is Lorraine Blanchard.  

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point is a free walking group that meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursdays evenings at 5 p.m. They meet at the front gate. They walk at a moderate pace on the paved path that is about two miles. Dogs on leashes and children in strollers are welcome. The group calls themselves the “Rocky Point Pacers.” Call Cindy at 497-5656 for more details.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held Nov. 16 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway (behind Benny’s on Warwick Avenue and near Pilgrim High School) at 6:30 p.m. They will get the results of a pasta supper that was held Nov. 11 and finalize plans for a bake sale to be held Nov. 25 and craft show Dec. 2. If you would like to bake for the bake sale call Brenda at 467-2692 or Joanne at 921-3021. If you would like more information about volunteering for any events or more information call me 467-2692 or plan to attend a meeting. All public is invited.

JONAH Meat Raffle

JONAH (Join Our Neighborhood And Help) will hold a meat raffle at Meadowbrook Lanes, 2530 Warwick Ave., Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Selections of meat (steaks, chops, sausage, ham) will be raffled off to benefit JONAH. Raffle tickets are 7 for $5 and can be purchased that night or ahead of time at Meadowbrook Lanes (call Rob at 527-1996).

Meat Raffle

William Shields Jr. American Legion Post #43 and The Sons of the American Legion Squadron #43 would like to invite all interested people in joining “Three Card MEL Meat Raffle” Nov. 17 starting at 7 p.m. For more information on this event contact the Shields Post at 737-9711.

JBF Shopping Spectacular

The PTA at John Brown Francis Elementary School, 325 Miantonomo Drive, is hosting a Vendor & Craft fair - the Shopping Spectacular Nov. 17 from 5-9 p.m. It is free to come browse all of the many vendors' offerings and get a jump on your holiday shopping. There is still space for vendors; it is $35 (check made out to "JBF PTA") for six square feet of space, and you must donate a new item for the JB Francis PTA to raffle off. All proceeds are your own. Send in your information/fee to "JBF Vendor Event,” 27 Urban Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888.

New York City Bus Trip

Bishop Hendricken High School is sponsoring its first annual NYC bus trip Nov. 18. Plan your full day without the larger crowds shopping, a show, or just take in the beautiful Christmas decorations, you decide. Cost is $50. For more information or questions contact263-7354. Seats are limited. Mail your check to Hendricken, 2615 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889 ATTN: Carolyn; include your contact information.

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous

The Rhode Island members of Alienated Grandparents Anonymous will have a meeting Nov. 18 at 1:30 at St. Luke's Church (first floor meeting room), 99 Peirce St. East Greenwich. The guest speaker at both meetings will be Gabrielle Doucet, author of "Let Go and Let Love.” Gabrielle will speak and answer questions on topics dealing with grief. For more information on RI AGA meetings write to aga-ri@cox.net. For more information on grandparent alienation go to www.aga-fl.org.

JONAH Yard Sale

JONAH (Join Our Neighborhood and Help) is vacating the building at 830 Oakland Beach Avenue. On Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the building will be open and selling the remaining contents. Items include bookcases, tables, chairs, desks, kitchen items, jigsaw puzzles and much more. Purchases are cash and carry.  

Bake Sale/Yard Sale

There will be a bake sale/yard sale Nov. 18 at VFW Post 272 at the post home, 840 West Shore Road from 12-4 p.m.

Free Lunch

As part of a community outreach program, Spring Green Memorial Church is offering a free lunch of assorted sandwiches (including meatball) and chicken soup with chips and cookies to neighbors in the community Nov. 19 from 12-1 p.m. Each guest is welcome to receive one grocery bag of food (including Thanksgiving dinner items) from the pantry. The church is located at 1350 Warwick Avenue. For more information you may call the church office Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 463-8328.

Thanksgiving Gathering

People from St. Timothy, St. Mark, Pilgrim Lutheran and the West Bay Community Jewish Center will be gathering Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. for a service of Thanksgiving at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1817 Warwick Avenue.

Free Community Lunch

A free community lunch and food pantry will be held Nov. 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. Everyone is invited to participate.

Christmas Tea

Heritage Christian Fellowship is having its annual Christmas tea on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. It's a fancy tea with all the sandwiches and pastries that go with the occasion. There is a large assortment of door prizes to be given away. There is no charge for this event. Friends and neighbors are welcome to come and start off your holiday celebrations with us. Heritage Christian Fellowship is located at 366 Warwick Neck Avenue in Warwick. Call 738-4950 for information or reservations.

Movie Screening

A movie screening will be held in honor of Ron Rounds, Warwick resident and former teacher in the Exeter-West Greenwich School system, Dec. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Avon Cinema, 260 Thayer Street, Providence. Kevin Decristofano and Shawn Flanagan will screen “The Eyes Behind the Stars,” one of the worst movies ever made, with comedic live riffing – just like Mystery Science Theater 3000. All proceeds will go to the ALS Association, RI Chapter. There will be raffles and more. For information email hawnmflanagan3@gmail.com

Cranston Senior Guild

The Cranston Senior Guild will hold its Annual Holiday Luncheon Dec. 6 at 12 noon at Mesa Café & Grill, 100 Rolfe Street, Cranston. The luncheon will include your choice of chicken marsala or baked fish, rolls, chicken escarole soup, salad, pasta, green beans and carrots. For dessert you have a choice of tiramisu or fresh fruit cup and coffee or tea. The total is $25 (tax and tip are included). Following the luncheon, there will be entertainment by Stan Freedman and Sounds of Simcha. A raffle will be held. Men and women 55 or older are welcome to join the Cranston Senior Guild; you do not have to live in Cranston to become a member. Payment must be received Nov. 21. Make your check out to the Cranston Senior Guild.  Also, include your choice of entrée and dessert on the memo of your check.  For more information call Lois 944-2761 or Sylvia 944-6812.

Call for Vendors at Holiday Festival

Vendors are wanted for the yearly Holiday Festival at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston. The festival takes place Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring gifts, raffles, children’s activities, baked goods, holiday items, economy shop and more. Table fee is $25 per table, $20 if you bring your own (six-foot maximum). For information/reservations email office@edgewoodchurchri.org or call Jerry at 461-1344.

Penny Social

St. Mark's Church, 111 West Shore Road, is hosting a penny social and luncheon Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Try your luck at everyone's favorite penny social. There will be delicious luncheon items available to purchase.

A School Rewards

Want to earn money for your school? Earn A School Rewards every time you shop with your Stop & Shop card, now through March 15, 2018. Register your Stop & Shop card at stopandshop.com/school-rewards. Click on "FAQs" and then "A School Rewards" for more info. Contact your school if they have not registered. Call A hotline at 1-877-275-2758, or Consumer Affairs at 1-877-366-2668.

Warwick Historical Society

The Warwick Historical Society is open weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House at 25 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 members and come learn about Warwick's history by helping as a volunteer. Visit www.whsri.org, join them on Facebook or call 737-4617 for more information.

Meadowlark Seniors

Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. (Scheduled meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather). There are no meetings Nov. 23 and 30.

Singers Wanted

All In A Chord Women’s Barbershop Chorus is looking for singers on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Annex, 389 Greenwich Ave., Rt.5, Warwick. Call Shirley at 739-0907 or e-mail allinachord1@cox.net.

Meadowbrook Bingo

Meadowbrook Terrace bingo is held every Friday night at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Snacks will be available. All are welcome.

Bird Feeder Donations

Wild Birds Unlimited, Warwick, annually conducts a feeder swap event, which generates bird feeders for donations within the community. The feeders are completely refurbished and as a result are perfectly functional. The feeder swap has resulted in more than 50 feeders over the past four years and the feeders have been given to local schools, senior centers and assisted living facilities. If you are interested in obtaining a feeder for a deserving destination, contact Richard Del Sesto at 826-0606 or wbuwarwick@yahoo.com.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

As a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, you’re all too familiar with the frustration and heartache that come from trying to stir the memory of someone you love. But when you attend this Alzheimer’s support group, held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m., you can discuss the challenges you face, meet others with similar experiences and find solutions that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. For reservations or more information call 739-7300.

Bowlers Needed

Bowlers are needed at Meadowbrook Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, rmbudlong@cox.net or Everett at 739-5343, everettg1@verizon.net.

Physical Fitness Training

A local non-profit will bring organized basketball, nutrition education and physical fitness training to 160-200 youth in Warwick. The program will run through Feb. 28, and players only pay a $25 fee for the entire season. They are a registered 501©3 non-profit, and they are currently close to capacity. For more information, call Stephen Pope, director, Hoop Dreams Rhode Island, at 391-1117.

TOPS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) RI Chapter #44 Warwick meets every Wednesday night at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Weigh-in is from 6:30-6:45 p.m. The meeting will follow at 6:50. Weekly dues are $2; yearly dues are $32. For more information about this chapter or others around the state, contact TOPS Leader Nicole Johnson-Morais at 332-7616, nicoleistops2015@yahoo.com or visit www.tops.org.

Wanted: Norwood Crime Watch Participants

The Norwood Neighborhood Association Crime Watch Committee is looking for residents to be part of a crime-prevention program. If you would like to be part of this important initiative, email to norwoodna@verizon.net or call NNA at 785-0616. Minimal time is required but it could save you a lot of headaches in response to a crime.

Bowlers Needed

Bowlers are needed for a Monday night league starting at 6:30 at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick. Call Pat at 737-0361 or 523-7108.

Old Warwick Grange #41

The Grange is a fraternal non-profit organization with a special interest in community service. Their history is as an agricultural organization and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.; no meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick. For more information call 465-7259.

TOPS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Rhode Island Chapter #38 East Greenwich meets every Thursday at Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50 a.m. The meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Weekly dues are $1.50, yearly dues $32. For more information about TOPS call Barbara Laprocina from Warwick at 996-3984, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.

Moms for Moms

Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just one hour a week. Moms for Moms/Families First 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. They will train you and provide supervisory support to volunteers. Dont miss out on this opportunity. Contact 383-9933 or email admin@familiesfirstri.org.

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club

The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Atria Harborhill, 159 Division St. on the Warwick/East Greenwich line) to work together to make a difference in local communities. There are no age or residency requirements to join and meetings are open. If you would like further information, contact membership chair Diane Gadoury at 860-465-7987.

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.

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.

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 11:15-11:45 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.

Free Pet Food

Bonniedale Farm in North Scituate offers dog and cat food at no cost to struggling pet owners, hoping to provide for the animals while easing the burden on community members facing tough times. Those wishing to donate or in need of pet food can contact Dan MacKenzie at 574-6056. The mailing address for the farm is 1097 Chopmist Hill Road, North Scituate, RI 02857, while the physical address is 1056 Danielson Pike, North Scituate. MacKenzie asks that visitors call before making the trip. More information can be found online at www.bonniedalefarmanimalsanctuary.com.

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.

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 9-11:30 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.

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.

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