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Pilgrim Sr. Center
Ongoing events at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway. The center is open Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Stop by the center and pick up a monthly newsletter for call 468-4070 for more information.
The center is looking for a yoga instructor. Certification, insurance, experience and references needed. Call Holly Weber at 468-4074.
Outdoor games on Thursdays at 10 a.m. weather permitting.
Do you have questions about housing, heating assistance, medical insurance, prescription assistance, tax discounts, food stamps/snap? Need help stretching the dollar? Call Kathleen, the Information Specialist at 468-4084 or stop by the lobby and visit with her, concerning various, available Assistance Programs.Pre-New Year Bash
Tri City Elks, 1919 West Shore Rd., will have a Pre-New Year Bash Dec. 29. Dinner is at 7 p.m., music from 8-11 p.m. with the "Here Again Band.” Tickets are $25 per person and are available in the lounge.
St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Episcopal church, 111 West Shore Rd., has a free spinet piano to a good home. The piano is in the choir loft and therefore must be professionally moved. Call 737-3127 if your are interested.
St. Mark's has begun a 5 p.m. Saturday evening service of Holy Eucharist. In the Episcopal Church all who have been baptized in any denomination may receive Communion. All are welcome.
Christmas Tree Fundraiser
Boy Scouts of Troop 31 are holding a Christmas tree fundraiser. Proceeds go to the scouts to help them pay for summer camp. The tree stand is located at 1522 Main St., West Warwick, at the intersection of Main St. and New London Turnpike, and is open weekdays from 4-8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. The trees range from six feet to nine feet. Premium grade trees are $37 and lesser quality are $20-$27.
The Meadowlark Seniors will meet on Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Kevin's Hall. Members are asked to bring a $5 wrapped gift for a Christmas swap. Bakers are Mary Gentile, Nilda di Nolfo and Lorraine Egan.
St. Mark's Church, 111 West Shore Rd., will have a free lunch Dec. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. RIPTA Bus #3 Warwick Ave. stops at the West Shore Nursing Home next to St. Mark's. Food pantry available. For more information call 737-3127.
The Friends of Warwick Senior Centers, Inc. will have a Sunday Bingo Jan. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Pilgrim Senior Center Tuesday "Singing Group" is sponsoring the following trips in 2013. Conway Tours May 19. New slots and historic spots 2-night, 3-day at the New Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania. Casino bonus and meals $379 per person double. Single rates also available.
Sept. 15 the Hamptons in New York wine tasting, meals and waterfront hotel, two days, one night $299 per person double. Single rates available.
Celtic Tours Ireland Oct. 3-10, Celtic Sojourn, 6 nights, 7 days. Aer Lingus out of Boston to Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway and Limerick. All meals and Medieval Banquet, includes air and all taxes and insurance. $2,231 per person double. $2,570 single.
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.Cornerstone ChurchCornerstone 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.
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.
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 Sherman 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.Photographic Society of RIThe 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.BingoThere 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.