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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.

Tri-City Elks

Country line dancing returns! It is time to put your boots back on beginning Sept. 10 from 7-9 p.m. Instructor is Lori Enos, and the classes are $8 per class.

Car show continues every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. Tiki Bar is open, and there is food you can purchase. Come enjoy the DJ playing the oldies, enjoy the wonderful cars from days gone by, and have a beverage at the Tiki Bar. Motorcycles are welcome.

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous is a support group for grandparents who are not allowed to have a relationship with their grandchildren. Members offer support, understanding and strategies to help cope with this heartbreaking family situation. Their next meeting will be Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, Warwick. Saturday meetings in East Greenwich will be posted soon. For more information on grandparent alienation visit the AGA website WWW.AGA-FL.ORG. For more information on Rhode Island meetings please write to: AGA-RI

@COX.NET.

Warwick Women’s Club Meeting

The GFWC (General Federation of Women's Clubs) Warwick Women's Club will hold its first meeting of the 2018-2019 club year Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center in Warwick. The GFWC is an international women’s organization with nearly 100,000 members. It is united in its dedication to volunteer community service. While diverse in age, interests and experiences, all club women are united by a desire to create positive change in their community. The Warwick Women's Club is a civic/community-oriented club, which provides funds and goods for local organizations such as the EBCC and provides services and support for organizations such as the Norwood Boys' and Girls' Club, R.I. Mentoring, Project Undercover and House of Hope, and activities relating to domestic abuse. There are many other activities that the club handles throughout the year such as Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse,  thank you cards and Valentine cards for our veterans and activities relating to domestic abuse. The club is dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service.

Anyone wishing to attend this meeting, call Helen at 739-1157.  For further information about this organization visit gfwcri.org.  Refreshments will be available.

Gorton Lunch

The Gorton monthly luncheon will be held Sep. 12 at 12 noon at Sam's Inn, 2227 West Shore Road. Lunch choices are Caesar salad with chicken, scrod, pot roast and veal parm. Call early for your meal selection: Barbara Kane 821-0161 or barbkane14@gmail.com; Fran Allin 463-8679. Bring a classmate.

Oakland Beach Association meeting

A meeting of the Oakland Beach Neighborhood Association will be held Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave. All Oakland Beach residents are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

Comedy Fundraiser

A comedy Fundraiser featuring New England’s best comedians to benefit Nanette’s Flames of Hope will be held Sept. 17 at the West Warwick Elks Lodge, 60 Clyde St., West Warwick. Doors pen at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Pub menu will be available, cash bar, raffles, 50/50 drawing/ This is an 18 adult show. Tickets are $20. For more information call Nanette at 323-9669.

Girl Scouts Registration

Attention all girls in grades K-12. Are you looking to be inspired by new challenges, build important skills, and learn to take the lead? Sounds like Girl Scouting is just for you, and it is time to sign up. Girls Scouts of Southeastern New England will hold two registration events for new girls to register. Both events will be held at GSSNE Council Office, 500 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, in the lower level Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. They are always looking for adults to volunteer, and there are so many ways to get involved. Annual registration is $35 for girls and $25 for adults. Financial aid is available. If you have any questions, contact izzicary@gmail.com. You can also register online at GSSNE.org.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held Sept. 20 at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. (right near Pilgrim High School). They will be finalizing plans for the Dog Walk in October and asking for volunteers to sign up. This is the last meeting before the dog walks. If you would like any information on any events call Brenda at 467-2692. Everyone is invited to attend meetings.

St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella will hold their annual money bingo Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Fr. Lawless Hall behind St. Benedict Church. Admission is $10: 15 bingo

games plus $5 special bingo games. There will also be raffle tickets for special prizes including gift cards, gift baskets and a "Miss Isabella Doll.” In addition there will be a penny social. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 11:30.

Greenwood Volunteer Barbecue

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. #1 will hold their annual barbecue fundraiser and raffle Sept. 30 from 1-5 p.m. Usually, the event is held at the Greenwood Fire Museum and Hall, beneficiary of the barbecue. This year, however, it will be held at the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Club at 80 Queen St. Tickets are $25, half price for kids, and may be bought by contacting Bob Carlow at 302-1120.

Chow Day

Chow Day will be held Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Delmyra Kennels, 191 Ten Rod Road, Exeter. All breeds are welcome. Fun classes for Chows (furriest, best feet, looks like owner, friendliest, best trick, traveled furthest, costume contest) and more. The event will include: agility match & run throughs; Rally Obedience match & run throughs; Canine Good Citizen & Tricks Title Testing; pet portraits (fall motif); canine games (for dogs and their humans); tricks training workshop (you and your dog learn tricks together); Parade of Rescues; silent auction items (items for dogs and canine motif for humans); and food. All dogs must be leashed and vaccinated. Call 294-3247 for more information.

Family Run/Walk

The first annual Mary K. Preston Fun Run/Walk will be held Oct. 8 at the Kent Conty YMCA. Fun Run will start at 1 p.m., walk at 1:30. Fees are $30 for adults (13), $20 12 and under, $40 race day for all families. Participants raising $100 or more will receive a free MKP t-shirt. For more information visit Kentcountyymca.org.

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Rental

The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Museum, 45 Kernick St., with a hall capable of seating 70, is available for rent seven days a week. There is ample parking and cooking facilities. Contact Robert Carlow at 302-1120 for details.

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.

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 broy@gpymca.org.

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.

Hall Rentals

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. Also, every Friday night they have karaoke.

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).

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.

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.

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 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.

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, nicoleistops2015@yahoo.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.

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, call 732-7700 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.

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.

TOPS #38 East Greenwich

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Rhode Island Chapter #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 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 at 996-3984, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org. In a world of quick fixes, TOPS offers an affordable, doctor-recommended

alternative that’s realistic and effective no matter how much you have to lose. Watch the scale go down, not your bank account. First meeting is free.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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