Bingo Night

Posted 6/22/22

Greenwood Fire Company and Museum is holding its next Bingo on July 17 at the Greenwood Fire Hall, 45 Kernick St. in Warwick. Nothing to do on a Sunday evening? Come join the fun. Everyone is …

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Bingo Night


Greenwood Fire Company and Museum is holding its next Bingo on July 17 at the Greenwood Fire Hall, 45 Kernick St. in Warwick. Nothing to do on a Sunday evening? Come join the fun. Everyone is invited.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Registration is recommended, and space is limited to 50 guests. Reserve your spot by leaving a message at 401-739-7121 or email Donna at drhalsband@gmail.com. You must be 18 to play. No alcohol or outside food is allowed; snacks and drinks are for sale. Bingo markers are also for sale if you don't have your own. Cash prizes, door prize and 50/50 special. Price of admission is $15.

Meet Seth Magaziner

General Treasurer and congressional candidate Seth Magaziner is holding his first field at Mesa Café in Cranston on June 24 at 9 a.m. Magaziner will provide a free breakfast and engage voters in the issues most important to them – protecting social security and Medicare, lowering the price of prescription drugs, keeping kids safe from gun violence, protecting a woman's right to choose and building a clean energy economy that will combat climate change. All are welcome to attend.

Warwick Municipal Retirees Meeting

The Warwick Municipal Retirees will have their next meeting on June 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pilgrim Senior Center’s ceramics room. Would you please donate a non-perishable food item to the Pilgrim Senior Center food pantry which is given out to seniors? We will have a container for the item at the meeting. Don't forget: we have July and August off, so we will see you again in September. Any questions or comments, please contact Lois at 401-738-1768.

Lockwood Class of ‘52 Reunion

Lockwood High School class of 1952 will hold its 70th reunion luncheon on July 6 at noon. The event will take place at Sam’s Inn (2227 West Shore Road, Warwick). If you can join, call Connie at 401-480-4665.

CHSE Class of ’65 Reunion

Join the Cranston High School East Class of 65 for a belated 55th reunion on Sept. 17 at the Radisson Hotel (2081 Post Road, Warwick), from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Join the class for dinner, dancing and seeing old friends. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information contact michaeljsepe@yahoo.com.

WCFA Art Camps

Spark your child’s creativity this summer! At Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA), we believe that arts education should start early and be available to all. Kids love to express themselves and have fun -- we provide the supplies, inspiration and guidance -- campers provide the creativity! This season, with the renovations made to our courtyard patio and more, we expect to offer even more of a variety and plenty of outdoor art making and games.  Summer camps will run for six weeks from June 27 to Aug. 12; there is also a tentative seventh week which would run from Aug. 15 to 19. (There will be no camp during the week of July 4). Cost: Full day $345/$310 and half day (a.m. or p.m.) is $195/$175. For further information: danielle@warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010. WCFA is located at 3259 Post Road, Warwick.

Music Festival Fundraiser

The Mãe Organization will host their music festival fundraiser on June 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pierce Memorial Field in East Providence. For tickets, visit maeorg.Org. Additionally, Mãe is currently recruiting individuals with a passion for making a difference in someone’s life and has some time to volunteer.

Sounds of Korea

Sounds of Korea will take place on Aug. 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the McVinny Auditorium in Providence. The event includes traditional music and dance in celebration of Korean Independence Day. Admission if free and Korean food will be served.

Collectable Car Show

Tri City Elks Lodge 1915 W. Shore Rd. Warwick presents a Custom Collectible Car Show on Thursdays at 5 p.m. around the back of the lodge. Bring your auto and show it off or just come and enjoy the night. There will be music and food for sale and the Tiki Bar will be open for beverages! Additionally, Tuesdays are the lodge’s Jeep Night at 5 p.m.  Jeeps and 4x4's of all shapes and sizes are welcome. The Tiki Bar will be open; food by PB&J's will be available to purchase.

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Warwick Center for the Arts for "The Art of Wellbeing: Yoga in the Gallery" on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. through July 8. This yoga class is an all-level experience. You will learn to stretch and strengthen your body with breath and movement. Modifications are provided for the lesser experienced practitioner. The cost is $12 per session for non-members and WCFA members pay $10. WCFA is located at 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. For further information email danielle@warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.

Scholarship Opportunity

RIBBA (Rhode Island Black Business Association) in partnership with the Institute of Economic Empowerment and Development are now accepting applications for their 2022 scholarship. Award amounts range from $500 to $1,000 for each student. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must be a Rhode Island resident, identify as Black or Afro-Latinx, be a high school senior in the fall of 2022 and begin their freshmen year at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2023. Applications must be completed and received by June 24, 2022 at 4 p.m. For more information and questions, email jasmine@ri-bba.org or call 401-383-1179.

EP Class of ‘72 Reunion

The East Providence High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion on August 14 at the East Providence Yacht Club (9 Pier Road, East Providence). At 1 p.m. there will be a meet and greet, while “Tanya McEntire and the Professors” will provide music from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pub-style food and drinks are available for purchase, and the event is free for all class members and their partners. Donations will be appreciated toward a gift from the Class of 1972 for the new East Providence High School. Contact Dave Marchetti: pondguy54@gmail.com or call 401-258-6412.

Artists Workshops

Applications opened May 1 for RISCA's general Operating Support for Artists. The program provides grants of $6,000 for three consecutive years (totaling $18,000) for artists to work toward large, specific and self-identified goals in their art practice.

To assist in the application process and meet the July 1 deadline, Arts Council staff member, Mollie Flanagan, has scheduled virtual workshops and office hours throughout May and June. (RSVP is required).

Workshops: Drop in Office Hours: June 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 1, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. One-on-one meetings start June 2.

Art Exhibit

The East Greenwich Art Club will exhibit artwork at the East Greenwich Free Library (82 Peirce St., East Greenwich) from May 31 to June 24. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours: Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the art club at info@eastgreenwichartclub.org or www.eastgreenwichartclub.org.

St. Xavier Academy Reunion

St. Xavier Academy’s class of 1970 will celebrate its 50th +2 reunion at Chelo's Bar and Grille at 2225 Post Road, Warwick on Aug. 21, 2022 from noon to 4 p.m. Please email Nancy Tyrell Miley at Nmiley44@gmail.com or Pat Caldwell Carvalho at Patanncarvalho@gmail.com for additional information.

Life Line Screening

Residents living in and around the Warwick can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Warwick s Fraternal Order of Police 7 will host this community event on June 27. Screenings can check for the following: the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels; Diabetes risk; Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; Kidney and thyroid function. The site is located at 95 Tanner Ave in Warwick. Screenings are affordable and convenient. Free parking is also available. Special package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Special package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Animal Program

Join the Pontiac Free Library on June 28 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for Dave’s Animal Experiences program, a fun, hands-on way to meet turtles, snakes, small mammals and Wally the alligator up close and personal! Registration requested: (401) 737-3292 or via our website.

Theatre Summer Programs

The Rhode Island Youth Theatre Summer Programs will have two summer programs at the Historic Park Theatre and Event Center. “The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition” is for ages 7 to 16 and will take July 25 through August 6. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 5 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 6 at 7 p.m. The second program is “The Music Man, Jr.” which will run from August 8 to August 19. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 19 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 20 at 7 p.m. Visit www.riyt.org to register. Scholarships available for all programs, email ann@riyt.org.

AARP Martha’s Vineyard Trip

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a Martha's Vineyard trip for July 7. Bus pickup from the Exit 6A Park & Ride at 8 a.m., return time is approximately 7:30 p.m. Cost is $129/person. Trip includes motor coach transportation, ferry ride from Falmouth, guided bus tour of Martha's Vineyard and sightseeing in Edgartown with a stop at Bertucci's for dinner on the way home. For more information, call Maureen at 828-5188.

CHSE Class of ’65 Reunion

Save the date: The Class of CHSE 65 will be celebrating the belated 55th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at the Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road in Warwick. The reunion committee is looking forward to seeing you for dinner, dancing and fun.

Old Warwick Grange 41

The Grange is a fraternal community service, nonprofit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. It’s a place where the whole family can go and grow. Help us to help others.

The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road in Warwick.  For information please call either Joan Clegg at 401 465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at (508) 954-9712.

West Warwick AARP Chapter

West Warwick AARP Chapter is looking to expand its membership. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Mary's Church Hall, 70 Church Street, West Warwick. All are welcome to come enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with new friends.

Homecoming Celebration

St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association (SXA) announced its Homecoming celebration will be October 23, 2022, with an 11 a.m. mass at St. Timothy Church, Warwick, followed immediately by lunch at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. This year, due to prior Covid restrictions, the classes of 1970, 71 and 72 will be honored.  Scholarships are announced during lunch.  Alumnae may sponsor students for scholarships to Catholic High Schools.  For more information on Homecoming or scholarship applications, contact Margaret Mathias at 401-232-9006.

Hearts for Hospice

Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice (VNH&H) is asking for individuals to support their hospice programs by giving $20 or more to their Hearts for Hospice campaign. People can dedicate their gift to a loved one who is always in their heart; all dedications will be listed on the organization’s website. You can make your donation at www.visitinghursehh.org/giving/ or by calling 401-682-2100 extension number 1631.

Calling All Cribbage Players

Do you play cribbage? If so, consider joining a small group of cribbage players from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Friday who meet and play at the East Greenwich Community Center located on Pierce Street in East Greenwich. This is a social group where all levels of players are invited to play and meet new friends; there is no cost involved. If you are interested in joining, contact Barbara at 737-6477.

Consider Donating Blood

The Rhode Island Blood Center is in need of blood. Individuals wishing to donate must book an appointment at the donation center; walk-ins are only accepted if safe distancing allows at the person’s time of arrival. Nearby areas to donate include The Shops at Greenwood, which is located at 615 Greenwich Ave., in Warwick. This center can be reached at 401-453-8383. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.ribc.org.

Get a Job Thursdays

We Make RI, an organization that provides free manufacturing training, is hosting a series of job fairs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their offices at 200 First Ave. in Cranston. We Make RI offer job seekers a chance to meet with employers, get career counseling, resume help and more. Some employers include Swissline Precision, Admiral Packaging, KB Surfaces, Warwick Hanger and Hitachi Cable. For more information about the event or other training opportunities, visit www.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island

BBBSRI has opened a new Donation Drop-Off Center at 993 Oaklawn Ave., in Cranston. BBBSRI’s main headquarters has been located on Pontiac Avenue for 12 years. With its headquarters moved from Providence this November, BBBSRI had to find a new location for its Cranston drop off center.

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Come join the “Rocky Point Pacers” for a walk around Rocky Point every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., weather permitting. They meet at the gate on Rocky Point Avenue. Get some sunshine and burn off some extra pounds.

Be Kind RI

Be Kind RI is a new program that connects volunteers to their neighbors across RI through text alerts to coordinate food deliveries from grocery stores and food pantries. To sign up go to www.BeKindRI.org. Volunteers must be 18 or older and undergo our background check. Be Kind RI is open to those in RI experiencing COVID-19 risk factors including seniors 65+, anyone with underlying health conditions, those in quarantine or isolation, anyone experiencing a lack of childcare, and those who would otherwise experience difficulty in obtaining food. For assistance signing up, call 877-958-8785.

Meals on Wheels in Need of Volunteers

Meals on Wheels of RI is in immediate need of volunteers for its Home-Delivered Meal Program in Warwick. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program helps homebound seniors remain healthy, safe and happy at home. For more information and a volunteer application, visit www.rimeals.org.

ESL classes at WPL

The Warwick Public Library and the RI Family Literacy Initiative host English as a Second Language (ESL) classes starting on Sept. 20. Practice your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in small groups. Classes are free and meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call (401) 455-8041.

Citizenship Prep Classes at WPL

Prepare for the U.S. Naturalization Interview with Citizen Preparation classes at the Warwick Public Library. Practice citizenship vocabulary, learn the necessary civics content, and work on interview skills using the N-400 application form. Classes meet on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Sept. 25. Sign up at the library. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.

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