NOTICE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110.
The car show is up and running on Thursday evenings starting at 5 p.m. The DJ will be spinning music, the Tiki Bar will be open, and the grill will be sizzling. Come join in on the summer fun. Motorcycles are welcome.
Country Line Dancing classes will resume in the fall on Monday evenings, and Zumba classes will resume on Tuesday evenings. Both classes will be charging $8 per person. Dates will be announced.
Friend of Warwick Ponds
The next Friends of Warwick Ponds meeting will take place June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane.
Oakland Beach Neighborhood Association Meeting
Oakland Beach residents are invited to the monthly meeting of the
Neighborhood Association June 14 at 7 pm, at the Boys & Girls
Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave. Parking is available behind the building. The
agenda will include an update on the neighborhood master plan and a police
report. Refreshments will be served.
Warwick Figure Skaters Registration
Warwick Figure Skaters will hold open registration for their summer programs June 16 and 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Warburton Arena (back rink), 975 Sandy Lane. Their learn to skate group lessons taught by professional instructors will begin July 11 and end Aug. 23 (7 weeks). Warwick Figure Skaters organized more than 45 years ago is a non profit. Club information and application are available on their website, www.warwickfs.org.
As part of a community outreach program, Spring Green Memorial Church is offering a free lunch of assorted sandwiches and chicken soup with chips and cookies June 17 from 12-1 p.m. to neighbors in the community. Each guest is welcome to receive one grocery bag of food from the pantry. The church is located at 1350 Warwick Ave. For more information call the church office at 463-8328.
East Greenwich Historic Preservation Meeting
Steamship travel was revolutionary in the 19th century and the fastest way for people to travel and transport goods. Astrid Drew will describe the bustling traffic of luxury passenger ships and commercial transports that once plied the waters of Narragansett Bay at the June 18 meeting of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society. Astrid is the director of the 3-year-old Steamship Museum at 2500 Post Road in Warwick. The new facility is operated by the Steamship Historical Society of America. Astrid will show illustrations of these early steamships from the museum's collection. The program at the Old Jail, 110 King Street, East Greenwich, is free and open to the public. It begins with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7:30. Call Sue Curado at 884-4643 or e-mail email@example.com so she can set a place for you.
Go With the Flow Painting
Go With the Flow Painting for Adults and Seniors will be held Wednesdays, June 20, 27, July 11 and 18 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. This four-week class offers a great opportunity for adults and seniors to let go of their everyday worries and explore and experiment with their creative expression. Instructor Patty Martucci will lead participants through a new intuitive painting exercise each week. Leave your stress behind and join in on some pure creative fun. Cost is $60 per person or $55 for Warwick Center for the Arts members. Call to register at 737-0010 or visit www.warwickcfa.org.
Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter
The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held June 21 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. (right near Pilgrim High School). They will be discussing the results of the Cause for Paws Car Show to be held on July 10. If you would like any information on any events call Brenda at 467-2692. Everyone is invited to attend meetings.
Family Fair & Classic Car Show
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & West Shore Health Center Family Fair & Classic Car Show June 23 at 111 West Shore Road from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be vendors, raffles, food and beverages. For more information contact Richard at 575-6933 or Dawn at 808-1777.
Second Annual Steak Fry
The American Legion and Screamin’ Eagles will hold their second annual steak fry and poker run in honor of our local veterans and their families to benefit Shields Scholarship Fund June 24 at 662 West Shore Road in Warwick. Contact Julie at 556-9314. Registration is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. (with coffee and donuts), kickstands up at 11 a.m. Suggested donation is $20. There will be raffles, food and much more.
New England Amputee Association Group Meeting
A New England Amputee Association networking meeting will be held June 27 from 4:15-6 p.m. at Care New England Outpatient Rehab (formally Kent), 1351 South County Trail, Building 2 Suite 200A East Greenwich. The topic will be enhancing your vehicular mobility experience with guest speaker Robert Drucker from Mobilityworks. Driving with disabilities: how to safely drive, be driven and transport mobility devices. Robert may bring the mobility van for this meeting. For more information visit www.NewEnglandAmputeeAssociation.com or call 978-365-2580. Meetings are free and open to all amputees, their families, and healthcare professionals.
Alienated Grandparents Anonymous Meetings
If you're a grandparent who has been denied time and/or a relationship with your grandchildren, join the Rhode Island members of Alienated Grandparents Anonymous. They offer support, understanding and strategies to help grandparents. Their next meeting will be June 30 at 1:30 at St. Luke's Church (first floor meeting room), 99 Peirce St., East Greenwich. They will not hold meetings in July or August and hope to continue meetings in September. For more information on grandparent alienation, visit www.aga-fl.org. For more information on RI AGA meetings please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for trip to Foxwoods
The Cranston Senior Guild is planning a bus trip to Foxwoods July 11. The cost of the trip is $25 per person (make check payable to Cranston Senior Guild). The price includes roundtrip deluxe motor coach bus, free buffet or $10 food coupon to any restaurant at the casino, and $10 bonus slot play (bonus subject to change). The bus pickup is 9:15 a.m. at the former Sears Auto Center in the Rhode Island Mall. The bus will depart Foxwoods at 3:15 p.m. Payment must be received by June 20, 2018. Be sure to respond early. For more information call Sunny at 785-0748.
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 6 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.
Johnson Memorial Scholarships
Applications for the James V. Johnson Memorial Scholarships sponsored by JONAH Inc. are available for graduating seniors from Pilgrim, Toll Gate and Bishop Hendricken High Schools. Students must be Warwick residents. Scholarships are $1,000 and on average five scholarships are awarded annually. For additional information and an application contact Beverlee Sturdahl at 739-2219.
U.S. Masters Swimming Program
The Kent County YMCA has a Masters Swim Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 a.m. and Sundays from 5-6:45 p.m. starting in May and running through August. This aquatic fitness program, for anyone aged 18 or older, offers encouragement, camaraderie and support. Learn drills, improve stroke technique and proper breathing. Registration is requires. For more information contact Brendan Roy, Aquatics Director, at 828-0130 or email@example.com.
Cornerstone Church Food Pantry
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. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 781-6121.
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.
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 Adult Enrichment Square Dance Program classes are Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old. Call Kathleen at 468-4074 for more information.
William Shields Post #43 has hall rentals for your special occasions coming up. They specialize in weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, events for fundraisers, etc. Call Diane O’Brien for more information at 486-5778.
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, 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).
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.bonniedale.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
TOPS #44 Warwick
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 6-6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow from 6:35-7:30. 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, email@example.com or visit www.tops.org.
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.
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, call 732-7700 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.
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.
TOPS #38 East Greenwich
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bowlers are needed at Meadowbrook Lanes Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Contact Rusty at 714-6633, email@example.com or Everett at 739-5343, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 are needed for a Monday night league starting at 6:30 at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick. Call Pat at 737-0361 or 523-7108.