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Tri City Elks
On March 3 the Tri City Elks Lodge will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
On March 9 Tri City will present Roger Ceresi's Allstars "On the Right Track.” Tickets are $12 per person. For advance tickets call 737-9510.
On March 10, join them for their annual St. Patrick's dinner, music by DJ Jim Fleet from 6:30-10 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the lounge after 3 p.m. There will be $25 gift certificate awarded with the best Irish attire.
On Monday nights they have country line dancing from 7-8:30 p.m. $5 per person.
Also on Mondays Cook Your Own Steak for $10. You get a sirloin steak that you cook yourself and a baked potato with green beans.
Welcome Spring Craft Fair
First Congregational Church, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., is having a Welcome to Spring craft fair March 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables will include bakers dream, everything baskets, the book store, white elephant, garden center, beauty shop, jewelry shop, clothing store, and a children's craft table with items made by the children of the church. There are also a few tables available to rent for $25. Call 738-3377 and leave a message and someone will return the call ASAP.
Shields Post St. Patrick’s Day Party
William Shields Jr. Post #43 American Legion 662 West Shore Rd. Will have a St. Patrick's Day Party on March 17 from 7 p.m.-12 midnight. A corned beef dinner will be served with music and dancing by a DJ. $25 per couple, $15 for a single. $100 prize for the best-dressed Irish themed person. See bartender for tickets.
Shields Post will have a weekly meat raffle every Saturday night except St. Patrick’s Day. Ticket sales start at 6:30 p.m. There will be four tables of product displayed with separate drawings for each table (colored tickets). As each winning ticket is drawn, that person will have their choice of any item available on that table. They will continue pulling tickets until the items on that table are all gone. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Open to the public, bring friends and relatives. This raffle is sponsored by the S.A.L. & the Auxiliary.
Fish & Chips will available at Shields Post 43 on all Lenten Fridays through April 6 from 4-7 p.m. $6.95. All proceeds benefit Girls State/Boys State.
World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayers, a prayer movement initiated by Christian women of many traditions in more than 170 countries and regions, will be observed at Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian on March 2. The sanctuary will be open from 1-7 p.m. to anyone who wishes to spend time in quiet contemplation and prayer. The church is located on the corner of Beach Ave. and West Shore Rd. in Conimicut Village.
American Legion Post 15
The American Legion Post 15, 1016 Post Rd., East Greenwich will have music and dancing from 7-11 p.m. The band will be Two of Hearts & Friends. $7 admission
The World's Greatest Party Band, The B-52's, will perform at the Battleship Ball March 3 from 5:30 p.m.-midnight at the Rhode Island Convention Center to benefit Hasbro Children's Hospital. For information about the Battleship Ball contact Guy Abelson at 444-6412 or email@example.com.
Lori Johnson Music Festival
The 3rd Annual Lori Johnson Music Festival will be held on March 4 from 3-7p.m. at the Mishnock Barn, 200 Mishnock Rd., West Greenwich. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, through Relay for Life. Featured will be the Jesse Liam Band, The All Bros, Not for Nuthin’ and the Big River Band, with country line dancing between each set. This event will honor the memory of Coventry resident Lori Johnson and is family-friendly, with face painting, food items for sale as well as numerous items to purchase, courtesy of several Relay for Life teams.
Irish Music Festival
It's not too early to kick off your St. Patrick's Day festivities by attending the 2nd Annual Irish Music festival at Bishop Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Ave., on March 4 from 1-5 p.m. Featuring performance by Pendragon, The Tom Lannigan Band, the Damsha Irish stepdancing School, Mary-Ellen Casey, and the Bishop Hendricken Hawks Marching Band with a special appearance by bagpiper Tim Deeley. There will be traditional Irish food and drink available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Drama Program in their travels to Edinborough, Scotland to represent Bishop Hendricken High School in the Fringe Festival, the largest festival in the world.
Daughters of Isabella
The Daughters of Isabella St. Benedict's Circle will meet on March 5 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in St. Benedict's School. All current members and guest welcome. A guest speaker from the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center will speak.
The Swinging Squares of RI will have square dance workshops on March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 7-10 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. The fee is $5 per person. Call Helen at 727-4748 for more information.
The Chatham Village Garden Club will meet on March 6 at 7 p.m. at the EBC House. They will be celebrating the club's 60th birthday with a special Trip Down Memory Lane. The honoree for the evening will be Dot Shannahan, the founder of the club.
Buckeye Brook Coalition Meeting
The Buckeye Brook Coalition will hold its annual meeting March 6 from 7-8:45 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library Room 100. Following the meeting there will be a lecture presented by Ray Hartenstine on freshwater mussels and water quality of Warwick Pond. The meeting is open to the public and members are encouraged to attend.
The Gaspee Seniors will meet on March 6 at 1:15 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Rd. They will celebrate National Old Stuff Day with a penny social. Bring something to donate. It is also National Frozen Food Day so all desserts will come from the freezer.
The Ocean State Toastmasters will meet on March 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Rd. For more information call Ed Skurka at 828-1625 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Monthly UFTRI Meeting
The United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island will hold its monthly membership meeting/annual auction starting at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane. The meeting is open to the public. Auction prizes include fly rods, reels, lines, fly assortments, guided fishing trips, flyfishing books and DVDs, fly tying materials. No tying will be done at this meeting.
Johnston, Gilchrist, Post#183
The Johnston, Gilchrist, Goff Post #483, VFW, 176 Washington St. has an ongoing meat raffle to benefit "A Wish Come True" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. through April 14.
Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is now a 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.All in a ChordDo you like to sing? Come join the fun with All in a Chord, a women’s barbershop chorus, on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Annex, 389 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. No experience necessary. Call 739-6281 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snack Bar Committee
Warwick American Little League is seeking volunteers to form a snack bar committee for the 2012 season. Members work together to ensure the snack bar is running smoothly. There will be one board member on it to assist you. If interested e-mail email@example.com.
Mentor a Child
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, please contact Pamela Leonhardt at 732-7700 x117 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership web site at www.mentorRI.org.
Old Warwick Grange #41
The Grange is a fraternal community service, non-profit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Grange-where the whole family can go and grow. Help them to help others. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. No meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Rd.
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.
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 11:30 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.
All are welcome to try your luck Jan. 11 and every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Terrace Hall, 2215 Elmwood Ave., behind the Family Dollar Store on Post Rd. Refreshments and coffee. For more info call Bonnie at 215-4125.
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.
There will be bingo every Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Meadowbrook Terrace on Warwick Ave. in the Community Hall.
The Donate Shop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit thrift store that provides free clothing to families in crisis. They are an all-volunteer organization that relies solely on the support of the community to continue this endeavor. The shop has a new location at 400 Warwick Ave., Unit #14, between Dunkin Donuts and Shaw's. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The phone number is 533-9944, the website is www.thedonateshop.org and “Like” them on Facebook for special updates.
Gambling Counseling Offered
Bridgemark now offers individual, group and family counseling for problem gambling. If you or a loved one is experiencing difficulties as a result of gambling, call for discreet and confidential assistance, 781-2700. Deaf services are also available; call their videophone number 1-866-730-9573.
Domestic Violence Volunteers
The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center (EBCC) is currently seeking volunteers for their Speakers Bureau. All volunteers will be trained to provide outreach, as a representative of EBCC, to communities in their service area through attendance at health and community fairs and by fulfilling requests for informational speaking engagements. Volunteers will receive thorough and specialized training under the supervision of the agency services coordinator before beginning this work. For more information, or to get involved, contact Deb Ferrante at 738-9700.
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.
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.