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The Meadowlark Seniors will meet May 17 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin's Hall. There will be a pokeno game following the meeting. Bakers are Denise Gagnon, Lucille Garrity and Mary Gentile.
Central RI Chamber
The Central RI Chamber of Commerce will have a Leads, Lunch & Networking event May 18 from 12-1:30 p.m., hosted by Kent Hospital, 455 Toll Gate Rd. in the Doctors Auditorium. $10 for members, $25 for non-members. You don't need a lead, just enjoy lunch while getting acquainted with other members of the business community. Share your 60-second commercial and help others to better understand what you do and who you need to meet. This is a great event to easily connect with a larger number of potential customers. Bring your business cards, flyers and brochures.
Swinging Squares Dance
The Swinging Squares of RI will have its monthly dance May 19 from 8-11 p.m. at the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. The fee is $7 per person. The caller will be Jay Silva, the cuer will be Henry Barry. Contact Helen at 727-4748 for more information.
Young Pannese Social Club
The Young Pannese Social Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 19 at the Venus Di Milo, Swansea, Mass. Cocktails from 6-7 p.m., surf and turf dinner at 7 p.m. Call Nick Cerra at 499-1219 for information.
The Chatham Village Garden Club will have a plant sale May 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Rd. Perennials, annuals and houseplants will be offered for sale.
The VFW Post 183 Ladies Auxilary will have a ’50 s Dance at the post home, 170 Washington St., May 19 from 7 p.m.-12 midnight. Music by Steve the DJ. 50/50 raffle, door prizes. Admission is $10 per person.
Historical Society Open House
The Warwick Historical Society will have its annual open house May 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the John Waterman Arnold House, 25 Roger Williams Circle. Tour the 1785 home on the National Register, relive life in an 1800s farmhouse and view ephemera from Rocky Point. Books and reprints on local history available for sale. Everyone is welcome at no charge. Go to www.warwickhistoricalsocietyonline.org for more information about the society.
St. William parish, 200 Pettaconsett Ave., will host a May Breakfast May 20 from 8:30-10:45 a.m. in the Parish Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 781-7226.
The American Legion Post 15, 1016 Main St., East Greenwich will have Country Music by Walt's Country Band May 20 from 1-5 p.m. Donation is $6.
The Friends of the Warwick Senior Centers, Inc. will have a Sunday Bingo May 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway.
Warwick Women's Club
The GFWC Warwick Women's Club will hold its installation dinner May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Radisson Airport Hotel. If you are interested in this club, call Susan at 727-2651 or e-mail Warwick@gfwcri.org.
A canasta group is forming in the Buttonwoods area. Please call Mary Corrigan at 739-6905 for more details.
Dent Center Board Meeting
The Kent Center Board of Directors Meeting will be held May 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 2756 Post Rd. The public is invited. The facility is handicapped accessible. For special accommodations or directions call 691-6000.
Boy Scout Breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 1 Conimicut is having a breakfast fundraiser to raise funds for a white water rafting trip. The breakfast will be held May 27 from 8-10 a.m. at Dave's Bar & Grill, 2339 Post Rd. The menu will include scrambled eggs, omelets, french toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, and cereal. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for 12 and under. They will also have raffles. For tickets call Joe Tanzi at 741-7138.
West Warwick Book Nook
The Book Nook Bookstore, in the Champlin Room on the lower level of the West Warwick Public Library, 1043 Main St., West Warwick, is open on Monday afternoons from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. They have a great selection of gently used adult and children's fiction and non-fiction books at low prices. Hardcover books are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents or 3 for $1. Children's paperback books are 25 cents each or 5 for $1. They also have VHS tapes at 50 cents. Other items include antique books, DVDs, CDs, totes, lunch bags, pens and library cookbooks. For more information call Sue Schweikart at 828-3750x15.
The Westbay Marketplace, 211 Buttonwoods Ave., will maintain operating hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All residents of Kent County are encouraged to apply for food assistance if needed. The Marketplace will participate in the Feinstein Annual $100,000,000 Giveaway to Fight Hunger Food Drive and Fundraising Program. The Feinstein Foundation, the philanthropic organization started by Alan Shawn Feinstein, will add further proportional contribution to any monetary or canned food donation to the Westbay CAP Marketplace received during the months of March and April. The wish list includes boxed-shelf storable liquid milk, canned spinach, mashed potato mix, beef stew, hardy soups, fruit juices (especially children's size) or a $5 donation to the Marketplace for operational expenses. Contact the Westbay CAP Marketplace at 732-4660 x140 for more information.
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.
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 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.