Candy Cane Bazaar 

Posted 10/19/22

St. Joseph Church will host a Candy Cane Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6. The Bazaar will feature a giant raffle, penny social, baked goods, jams & jellies, gifts in a jar, jewelry, gift …

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Candy Cane Bazaar 


St. Joseph Church will host a Candy Cane Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6. The Bazaar will feature a giant raffle, penny social, baked goods, jams & jellies, gifts in a jar, jewelry, gift baskets, books, puzzles, locally made honey, a “This & That Room,” American Girl Doll clothes, towels, aprons, soaps and oils. The kitchen will be open each day. The bazar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, at the church. St. Joseph Church is located at 144 Danielson Pike, North Scituate.  

EG Art Club Exhibit

The East Greenwich Art Club will have its annual exhibit of members’ artwork at the Cranston Public Library (140 Sockanosset Cross Road) from Oct. 1 to Oct. 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Please check the library’s website for their current hours. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the club at info@eastgreenwichartclub.org or the website: www.eastgreenwichartclub.org.

Open Juried Exhibit

The Warwick Center for the Arts is holding its 36th annual RI Open Juried Exhibit from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12 at 3259 Post Road, Warwick. The show consists of a variety of media and subject matter and is juried by Paula Martiesian. Martiesian has exhibited extensively around RI and is an award-winning advocate for the arts and artists. The opening reception will take place on Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For further information, visit www.warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.

Silver Screenings

Fly your broom on over to the Pilgrim Senior Center to enjoy some spooktacular Halloween movies on Fridays at 1pm throughout the month of October! The schedule is as follows: Oct. 7 Practical Magic, Oct. 14 The Shining, Oct. 21 The Addams Family, Oct. 28 Underworld: Blood Wars, and on Halloween, a special viewing of Hocus Pocus! Join together in the lobby, snack on some popcorn, and enjoy your favorite thrillers and classics!

Author Presentation at Brown University

Nonfiction@Brown lecture series presents: “Maggie Nelson, On Freedom.” Maggie Nelson, NY Times best-selling author, reads from her latest book on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Brown University Granoff Center (154 Angell St). This event is free and open to the public! Please register for a ticket at tinyurl.com/Nonfiction-Brown-MaggieNelson or visit www.go.brown.edu/nonfiction_now for information on the livestream.

Pumpkins Are Here

Get your pumpkins at St. Mark's Episcopal Church! Sales begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 9 and will continue through Oct. 31. Days and times are as follows: Saturday and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday and Friday are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The church is located at 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. For more information, call 737-3127 or visit www.stmarkswarwick.org.

Free Teacher Assistant Training Program

The Comprehensive Community Action Plan is holding a free, virtual teacher assistant training program from Oct. 17 to Oct. 27. Individuals must be 18 to 24 years old, have a high school diploma or GED and a clean BCI. The classes run from noon to 3 p.m. Individuals, if eligible, can get paid to attend class. There will be a paid internship after program completion. For more information, call 401-562-8325.

Plan on the Spooktacular at Conimicut village

The annual Conimicut Spooktacular is scheduled for Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is held in the center of the village with games in the Friendsway parking lot, a pumpkin display and scavenger hunt set in Donovan Park. Folks are encouraged to carve a pumpkin to display for the event. Carved pumpkins should be dropped off at Friendsway lot between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the day of the event (volunteers will be there setting up for the event) and can be retrieved after 8 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up starting at 10 a.m. and to help run the games starting around 5:30 p.m. Those looking to assist can call Sue Hay at 529-4934 or email Dolores Kielau at DKshopper@cox.net with questions.

1916 Fundraiser

The 1916 Committee is raising money to erect a monument on the site of the Famine Memorial in Providence, in honor of the 10 young men who died on hunger strike in the spring of 1981. The latest fundraiser will be on Oct. 22 at Patrick’s Pub on Smith Street in Providence. The Irish Ramblers will provide music beginning at 3 p.m. There will be a “split the pot” raffle, a silent auction for the Memorial Quilt and food provided by Patrick’s Pub. The event is open to the public. There is no admission charge but donations are gratefully accepted.

14th Annual Big Walk

The RI Building and Construction Trades Council and RI AFL-CIO in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI), will be gathering for their 14th Annual Big Walk at Roger Williams Park Zoo Carousel on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Rain or shine. Come enjoy a fun, fall, family-friendly event that’s free to the public. Furry friends are encouraged to attend but must remain leashed at all times. Enjoy coffee, beverages, pastries, and pizza provided by our generous sponsors: Starbucks, Uncle Tony’s, and Stop & Shop. In addition to the 3.1-mile walk, there will be children’s activities such as pumpkin decorating, face painting, temporary tattoos, a scavenger hunt, and unlimited Carousel rides. Prizes will be awarded for the top three Halloween costumes and one lucky pet, facilitated by emceed Mike Montecalvo from WPRI.

Clouds Hill Museum Yard Sale

Clouds Hill Museum will host a yard sale on Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be electronics, books, furniture, ceramics, frames, art and more. The event will occur rain or shine. The mansion is located at 4157 Post Road, Warwick.

Fall Craft Show

Trick or Treat yo’ self at the Fall Vendor Craft Event held on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakland Beach Fire Barn (645 Oakland Beach Ave)! Featuring over 20 local vendors, as well as food, drinks, raffles and more. Wear your Halloween costume, have your face painted, and strike a pose at the Halloween display! It will be a fa-boo-lous time!

The Chosen Fans

The Chosen Fans will meet at the Pontiac Free Library this month on Oct. 22 at noon.

Soup for the Soul Benefit Concert

Come together and enjoy an afternoon of live music to help raise funds for the homeless and those in need in our community.  Donations are gratefully accepted. The concert will be held at the Zion Korean United Methodist Church (35 Kilvert St., Warwick) on Oct. 23 starting at 3 p.m. For any questions, call 401-467-5122.

Chopstick Auction

VFW Auxiliary #2812 is holding a chop stick auction on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.) at post home, 2812 Plainfield St., Cranston. Proceeds to benefit our veterans’ programs. Any questions, please call 401-732-1373.

Homecoming Celebration

St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association (SXA) announced its Homecoming celebration will be Oct. 23 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.

Wicked Woods Pumpkin Walk

Stroll through Rocky Point Farm’s enchanting pumpkin path and enjoy over 300 candle lit, handcarved pumpkins. Trail is lined with jack-o-lanterns, tiki torches and camp fires. Watch our living statues and collect a Halloween treat! This non scary event is perfect for young children and their families. Bring at least one small flashlight for your group. Trail is cleared of sticks and the grass is mowed, but there are some bumpy areas along the way. Great Fun for the whole family! Oct 27-30, Trail open 6 p.m.  – 9:15 p.m. LAST ENTRY AT 9 p.m. All tickets must be purchased online IN ADVANCE at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea4ab2fa3f9c70-20221.

Trick-Or-Treat at the Library

The Pontiac Free Library will be hosting a trick or treat event on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costumes are optional. There will also be a kid-friendly Halloween movie shown at noon, so grab your biggest candy bucket and head over for a wicked time.

Festival fun

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on West Shore Road in Hoxsie will hold a Harvest Festival Saturday, October 29 (rain date October 30) from 2-5 p.m. at the church.  Activities include: Slime, Monster Bowling; Cookie Decorating, Pumpkin Decorating, Pictures, Children's Grab Bags, and Trunk or Treat from 3 to 4 p.m. Tickets for activities are one for $1; 6 for $5 or 14 for $10.

FOWPS Meeting

The Friends of Warwick Ponds will meet Nov. 1 at the Warwick Public Library at 6 p.m. Please bring a friend or relative.

Woodbury Church Lighthouse Christmas Bazaar

The Woodbury Church Lighthouse Craft Fair and Christmas Bazaar will be held on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the newly rebuilt Woodbury church at 58 Beach Ave., Conimicut Village in Warwick. Over 25 craft vendors, gourmet foods, baked goods, attic treasures, raffle items, baskets, and a delicious lunch will be offered. We are thrilled to be able to host our bazaar in our own church after the devastating fire which took place in November 2019.

On the Tracks to a Train Show

Rhode Island Model Train Expo sponsored by the Little Rhody Division of the National Model Railroad Association will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guy L. Lefebvre Community Center, 1277 Main St., Coventry. The show features operating layouts in N, HO, O, and G scales. There will be select vendor tables. Tickets are $6 for adults and children under 12 and Scouts in uniform are free. There is a $20 maximum per family.

Veterans Day Lunch

The Pilgrim Senior Center will honor our Veterans at their noontime meal on Nov. 10. They will also have the Missing Man Table Ceremony presented by the William Shields Post 43 commander Jake Holm. Lunch will be at no cost to any veteran. You must have a reservation to attend, so please call Christina at 468-4078 by Nov. 2 to choose your meal option.

Holiday Craft Show

Jingle all the way to the Holiday Craft show over at Sam’s Inn (2227 West Shore Road) on Nov. 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shop for handcrafted gifts ranging from jewelry to wreaths, blankets, gnomes and more! Take a lunch break and enjoy Sam’s delicious meals, then shop some more! ‘Tis the season to treat yourself!

Storytime at the Library

The Pontiac Free Library will host two special story times to celebrate the holidays. The first being Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving. The story time will be followed by a craft with Ms. Diane. On Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a Holiday story time with Ms. Diane followed by a visit from the big man himself -- Santa! And of course, cookies and beverages will be provided for this event. Registration is requested for both story times. Call 401-737-3292 or visit the library’s website.

Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parish Holiday Bazaar

Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parish, 222 MacArthur Boulevard, Coventry, will hold their Annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Polish & American food served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (or as long as it lasts). Enjoy raffles, children's booth, crafts, theme baskets, bake shop, "Cookie Bingo" and more! Frozen Polish food is available from 9 a.m. until it's gone. Admission is free. Call 821-7991 or visit olcsvp.org for more information.

Warwick Rotary 5k Turkey Trot

Come together at the Warwick City Park Ball Fields on Thanksgiving day to benefit the Kent Hospital Employee Emergency Fund. Race registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the trot begins at 8 a.m. There will also be a costume contest! Prizes will be awarded to the best costume, most original, and best dressed family/group. Please bring one non-perishable food item per person plus $20 for adults, $15 for students (ages 6-18), kids 5 and under no charge with a paid adult, $50 for family (2 adults & 2 students), $20 for virtual runners. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt (will only be guaranteed for registrations received and paid by Oct. 31) Visit: www.WarwickRotaryRI.com to register. Entries are non-refundable.

Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show Food Drive

Jingle all the way to the Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show Food drive on Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 down at the Cowesett Corners Shopping Center (300 Quaker Lane). Bring along a canned good or nonperishable item and receive $1 off the admission fee! Follow the snowman and find the perfect Holiday gifts!

WCFA Winter Market

The Warwick Center for the Arts is gearing up for its annual Winter Market, which is designed as a festive, artful, and unique shopping experience. The event will be held at the historic Kentish Armory in Apponaug Village from Nov. 26 (Small Business Saturday), through Dec. 17. There will be a wide variety of handmade gift items available for purchase that range from greeting cards, to toys, jewelry, ornaments, oil paintings, and more! It’s never too early to start shopping for the Holidays! Visit www.warwickcfa.org for more information.

Need Christmas Help?

Families residing in Coventry, Cranston, Scituate, Warwick and West Warwick in need of Christmas help may apply for assistance from Little Free Pantry in Warwick by Nov. 26. Our goal is to provide one to three items per child: value of your gifts range from $5 to $35 dollars as this is a helping hand. We do our best to help as many as we can, we do not guarantee help. The application process is simple. Please send us a message with the following information.

  1. Your Name, a picture/copy of a recent utility bill in your name (your photo ID will be required at pick up) please block out account numbers, we just need to verify address and name. We can not accept people signing up for others, your Facebook name must be similar to your real name.
  2. For each child up to age 17, Child name (first name only), age, gender and wish list or a list of likes (of mixed value max $35 per item). You must provide a list because we can not fill requests without it. Please note we will consider children over age 17 with special needs, please PM us in regards to our requirements. No requests for gift cards/tickets, as well as any video games/systems (exception would be inexpensive headphones and accessories ) will be honored.
  3. List of other programs you have signed up for, or intend to sign up for.
  4. Due to dishonesty about children, we now require birth certificate at pick up, your ID must match one of the parents listed on the birth certificate. Exception for those with legal custody paperwork will be required. This for visual inspection in person only!

While we never ask for income verification and reserve the right to ask for additional information for children as you may only sign up your children that live with you full time. Our pick up location is in Warwick, near RT 37. We provide this information when pick up times are arranged. This is borrowed space afforded to us by a local business in which we are allowed to use after business hours.

Abstract Intuitive Painting

Warwick Center for the Arts will host “Abstract Intuitive Painting” on the first Thursday of October, November and December from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Individuals will learn to select colors intuitively and apply various textures and marks to a wood panel using a variety of materials to create an 11x14 abstract acrylic painting on a wood panel. The cost for members is $35 per class and $45 for non-members. The materials fee is $10 (for the first class only). For further information, visit www.warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.

Spirituality & Mental Health

Come and join us for an evening of friendship, food and an increased awareness of how spirituality can support mental health. You will hear from professionals, talented youth and adults who have found strength through community. Thanks to Spring Green Memorial Church for co-sponsoring this event. For more information regarding a uniquely informative program, contact Bob Houghtaling at 401-230-2246 or rhoughtaling2@verizon.net.

Young Musicians Scholarship

The Music on the Hill scholarship directly supports the study of classical music performance. Awards will be disbursed directly to the winner’s designated instructor, ensemble program, summer opportunity, school, conservatory or college music fee. The first prize includes $400 and a performance opportunity in Music on the Hill’s 2023 festival. The second prize is $200. Applicants must be Rhode Island residents between ages 13 and 18. This scholarship includes all instruments and voice. Chamber groups may apply together and share the prize. The application includes a four to eight minute recorded video audition. There is no application fee. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Full details can be found at www.musiconthehillRI.org.

Library looking for podcast geeks

Are you a fan of listening to podcasts? Do you have a lot of technical skills you would like to apply to a great community resource? The library has its own weekly podcast, Warwick Radio Online, and is building a team to help run it.

Warwick Radio Online (https://warwicklibrary.org/warwick-radio-online-4) highlights the wonderful things that make Warwick great from community resources to opportunities for entertainment to the background and history of the city. They are looking for folks who would like to be technicians to operate the recording studio and edit episodes of the show, on-air talent to serve as hosts of episodes, or managers to supervise and schedule podcast episodes. Those interested can serve in one or all of these roles. Tasks could include recording content in the studio, hosting/co-hosting, interviewing, scriptwriting, editing sound, and experience with Apple computers and the GarageBand audio-editing software. Experience would be helpful, but the library can also help you learn the skills you would need to work on the podcast.

If you are interested in joining our podcast team or would like more information, please contact Wil Gregersen, the library’s Community Services Librarian, at wgregersen@warwicklibrary.org or 401-921-9758.

Volunteer with Westbay Community Action

Do you have a passion and desire to make a difference in your community? Westbay Community Action’s ‘Marketplace,’ the second largest food pantry in RI, needs volunteers who are interested in a fun and rewarding experience working with like-minded people. Volunteers 17 years or older will be stocking shelves, unpacking trucks and helping individuals with picking up their food. Youth volunteers 16 years or younger may also volunteer when accompanied by an adult over 18. Call Kendra Anderson at 401-921-1249 ext.352 to get started!

Bowlers Needed

The Warwick Men’s Church Bowling League is in need of some new bowlers. The league was established in 1951 and is still bowling duckpin at the Meadowbrook Bowling Alley in Warwick. The group bowls on Tuesday nights from September until April. A weekly fee of $15 provides three games of bowling, small events and a banquet at the end of the season with cash prizes. You do not have to be an active church member to join. Please contact wchurchleague@yahoo.com to join or submit questions.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #38 in East Greenwich has returned to having meetings every Thursday morning at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (99 Pierce St., East Greenwich) at the lower level. The meeting will be ongoing. Weigh-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m.

The meetings will last no more than one hour beginning to end and anyone is welcomed. If you know someone that is interested in weight loss, they are more than welcome to attend. For more information about TOPS, call Joan Tinkham at 401-739-5322.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

With the holidays approaching (too) quickly -- there’s TONS to buzz about! And I want to hear all about it! What do YOU have going on? Send your event to: AshleyM@rhodybeat.com!

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