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The Ocean State Toastmasters will meet on Aug. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at Warwick City Hall. For more information call Ed Skurka at 828-1625 or e-mail email@example.com.
Carnival in Oakland Beach
A community carnival to benefit the Oakland Beach Carousel Foundation and JONAH will be held at the Father O'Hara Field, Oakland Beach Seawall & Commons, Aug. 8-13. Opening at 6 p.m. on weekdays and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission and ride specials. On Wednesday and Sunday pay one price and ride from opening to closing. Visit the carousel's booth for discount coupons good for $5 off POP on Wed. and Sun. Great food, games and raffles every day. Warwick Police National Night Out celebration and fireworks on Thursday. No pets allowed at the carnival or National Night Out.
Chamber Block Party
Members of all RI Chambers are invited on Aug. 10 to spend the day on the beach, take a Block Island tour, fly a kite or go shopping. Bring a friend and come prepared to have fun at 1 p.m. cookout at Champlin's Hotel, Marina & Resort. The cost is $26 for adults, $15.50 for children 12 and under. Make your ferry reservations on www.ChamberBlockParty.com.
Norwood Neighborhood Association
The Neighborhood Block Party will be held Aug. 11 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Norwood Gazebo on Pawtuxet Ave. There will be live music, grilled food and refreshments at a nominal fee and other surprises. Please bring chairs and blankets. All are welcome.
The Friends of Warwick Senior Centers, Inc. will have a bingo Aug. 12 at 27 Pilgrim Parkway at the Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center. Air conditioned and ample parking. Refreshments available for purchase. Doors open at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Surfers Healing, A Foundation for Autism, will have a Surfin' Supper Aug. 12 from 4-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane. Food prepared by Paula's Place of Warwick. $10 for adults, $5 for kids, kids 5 and under no charge.
A Women's bowling league is looking for new bowlers. The bowl on Monday evenings at 6:30p.m. at the Meadowbrook Lanes on Warwick Ave. The age range is 25-85. If interested please call Dot McGuinn at 463-9535, Karen Shields at 463-004 or Monique Lavallee at 780-9855. They start Sept. 10 and usually end in early May. $11 per week.
Senior Citizen Trips
The Pilgrimq Senior Citizen Singing Group is sponsoring the following trips: Conway Tours, Dec. 7, two-night Niagara Falls "Festival of Lights", 4 meals, chocolate fix. Casino Niagara. View thousands of holiday lights, etc. Price for double occupancy is $399 per person. The group is also sponsoring a March 31, Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Bahamas, a 7-night Explorer of the Seas Cruise.Inside cabin from $908.73 per person. Bus to New Jersey is $100 round trip extra. Call Diane at 738-8588.
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.@H_Bulletin Board:Cornerstone Churc@T_Basic: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.
There will be no Bingo. at the Warwick Terrace Hall, 2215 Elmwood Ave., for the months of July and August. Play will resume on Sept. 5 at 6p.m. 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.
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.