Here's what' happening around Warwick

Posted 7/4/24

  Weekend Spotlight

Now thru August 1, The East Greenwich Art Club Exhibit will be in the lobby of the Gaspee Real Estate Partners, 333 Main Street, East Greenwich, Mon. thru Fri., 8 a.m. …

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Here's what' happening around Warwick


 Weekend Spotlight

Now thru August 1, The East Greenwich Art Club Exhibit will be in the lobby of the Gaspee Real Estate Partners, 333 Main Street, East Greenwich, Mon. thru Fri., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The current show is by local artists Tom Hutchinson, Jeanine Anderson, Ann Bianchi, Dan Lake, and Linda Sanfilippo.  Information regarding the displayed art is available at the location.

July 1 – July 22 Bishop Hendricken Track and Field will be hosting a series of four track and field clinics on Mondays in July beginning July 1.  These clinics will be conducted by Hendricken coaches and run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The clinics are free and open to all boys and girls entering the 5th thru 8th grade. Student-athletes are encouraged to bring canned goods which will be donated to the RI Food Bank.  Clinics are designed to be fun and instructional, and are scheduled as follows:

Mon., July 1: High Jump and Long Jump

Mon., July 8: Shot Put and Discus

Mon., July 15: Sprints and Hurdles

Mon., July 22: Middle- and Long-Distance Running

Student-athletes can come to one clinic that is of particular interest, or preferably all four. Registration: hendricken.com/track.

July 11, Movies in the Park, ”DC League of Super Pets on Thurs., July 11, at Rocky Point Park, 1 Rocky Point Ave., Warwick.  Movie begins at dusk, weather permitting. Food trucks are available beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Bring your family, friends, a blanket or chair and watch a movie while sitting on the grass under the stars at Rocky Point. Complete Details can be found on www.MoviesInTheParkRI.com or call 401-732-1100. 

July 20, Cranston High School East Reunion Class of 1974 will hold its 50th Reunion on Sat., July 20, at the Radisson Hotel (Airport), 2081Post Road, Warwick, from 6 to 11 p.m. The reunion features live music by Brass Attack, a dinner buffet, and a cocktail hour with live piano music. Tickets: $100 pp. Send checks to: CHSE Reunion, 301 Oaklawn Ave, Apt. 205, Cranston, RI 02920. Keep up with Reunion news on the class Facebook page: CHSE Cranston East High School Class of 1974. Email your contact information or ask questions: chse1974reunion@gmail.com. There are rooms at the hotel at a special group rate for attendees. Call (401) 298-2294 and mention CHSE Class of 1974 Reunion or see the link on the class Facebook page.

July 21, 15th Annual Cause for Paws Car Show will be hosted by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter on Sun., July 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 171 Service Ave., Warwick. Classics, Customs, Exotics, Hot Rods, all-year Corvettes, Antique Fire Trucks, etc. are invited. $20 per registered car, goody bags, trophies, dash plaques. Free for spectators. Enjoy oldies music, food trucks, door prizes and raffles. For more information: www.friendsri.org or shelterhelp@friendsri.org

July 25, Movies in the Park, ”Trolls Band Together” on Thurs., July 25, at Rocky Point Park, 1 Rocky Point Ave., Warwick.  Movie begins at dusk, weather permitting. Food trucks are available beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Bring your family, friends, a blanket or chair and watch a movie while sitting on the grass under the stars at Rocky Point. Complete Details can be found on www.MoviesInTheParkRI.com or call 401-732-1100. 

July 27, Riverview Improvement Association (RIVA) Neighborhood Beach Party will be held on Sat., July 27, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the beach at the end of Mill Cove Road, Warwick. Bring drinks and snacks and have some laughs. Donate old (but reusable) sneakers. For more information and future events, please visit: https://myrvia.org. Open to Riverview residents only.

July 27, Tolman High School Class of 1964 Reunion will take place on Sat., July 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Newport Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown.  Reservation deadline is July 1.  For more information, please contact:  nwalshdsigns@gmail.com.

Aug 3, Oakland Beach Association Steak Fry will be held on Sat., Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. at the Little Rhody Boat Club, 315 Sea View Drive., Warwick.  Please purchase tickets for $20 each at the next Oakland Beach Association Meeting, Thurs., Jul 11, at 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 715 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick (side entrance).  

Aug. 22, AARP CHAPTER 2210 Ogunquit Maine Day Trip will take place on Thurs., Aug. 22. The trip includes lunch at Jonathan's Restaurant followed by a matinee performance of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Depart from the Park & Ride, Hopkins Hill Road at Exit 19 in West Greenwich at 8:30 a.m. and approximate return time is 8 p.m. Cost is $179/person. Call Maureen, 401-828-5188 or Anne, 401-263-4274 for reservations or for more information. 

Aug. 24, Riverview Improvement Association (RIVA) Annual Block Party is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m., 32 Mill Cove Road, Warwick. Featuring a big summer picnic and activities for kids of all ages. For more information and future events, please visit: https://myrvia.org. Open to Riverview residents only.

Aug. 24, Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 - 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Sat., Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company, 45 Kernick Street, Warwick.  Rain or Shine.  Food, beverages, museum, antique trucks and distinguished guests.

Sept. 7, Cranston High School East Class of 1971 will be holding a 71st Birthday Party on Sat., Sept. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Chelo’s, 2225 Post Road, Warwick.  There will be food, drink, music, dancing, and lots of conversing and connecting!  Music by Michael Pennacchia.  Tickets: $55.00 pp.  Check’s payable to "CHSE 1971," c/o: Pat Giarrusso, 11 Bow and Arrow Trail S, Wakefield, RI, 02879. Please RSVP by July 20. For questions, please contact Dan Barry dbarry@drbassociates.net, Pat Giarrusso giarrussopat@gmail.com or Ernie Rheaume elrheaume@juno.com.

Sept. 14, Cranston High School East Class of 1964 Reunion will be holding its 60th reunion on Sat., Sept. 14, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Prata Club, 29 Walnut Grove Ave., Cranston.  Music by Ron Giorgio.  Menu: Chicken Francaise/NY Sirloin/Honey Mustard Salmon. Tickets: $65 pp.  Check’s payable to Lucille Lonardo, 129 Colwell St., Cranston, RI 02920. Please RSVP your choice of dinner to Marie Spolidoro Monti (401-944-9646) or Cheryl Mangasarian Klein (401-575-0659).  Seating is limited.

Sept. 28, Pilgrim High School Reunion Class of 1974 will hold its 50th reunion on Sat., Sept. 28, at the Quonset O Club, 200 Lt. James Brown Rd., North Kingston, at 6 p.m. Please contact Jack at bosjpb1bender@gmail.com or Sue at srice311@gmail.com for further information. Registration deadline: Sept. 14.

Sept. 29, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church 150th Anniversary, St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, is celebrating its 150th anniversary on Sun, Sept 29. For questions or more information, please call 401-737-0813 or 401-463-8704.

Oct. 19, 4th  Annual No More Hunger Walk will be held on Sat., Oct. 19, to raise fund for local food pantries.  Over $30,000 has been raised in the past three years. The walk will begin at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick, and proceed along West Shore Road to Donovan Park in Conimicut Village.  Many local groups and churches will be participating.   Any interested churches, organizations, and individuals are invited and encouraged to join in.   Save the date. Call 401-737-8232 or e-mail  WoodburyChurchRI@gmail.com for details.

Oct. 19 & Oct. 20, Saturday, Artist Aileen Quinn the West Bay Open Studios on Sat., Oct. 19 and Sun. Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clouds Hill Museum will host artist Aileen Quinn, on the West Bay Open Studios tour.  For more information visit West Bay Open Studios | Warwick Center for the Arts warwickcfa.org.

Nov. 30, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School 50th Reunion, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School Class of 1974, will hold its 50th Reunion on Sat., Nov. 30, at the Quonset "O" Club, 200 Lt. James Brown Rd., North Kingstown. The Reunion Committee is actively seeking to contact our classmates.  Please email your current address as soon as possible to receive an invitation to: wvmhs7450@gmail.com.  Go Hurricanes!"

Dec. 15, AARP CHAPTER 2210 PORTLAND SYMPHONY'S "THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS" TRIP to see Portland Symphony's "The Magic of Christmas" on Dec. 15. The trip includes lunch at Boon's Restaurant, orchestra seat at Portland Symphony's "The Magic of Christmas" & motorcoach transportation. Cost is $185/person. Call Maureen at 401-828-5188 or Anne at 401-263-4274 for reservations or for more information.

Jan. 5 – 7, 2025, AARP CHAPTER 2210 ATLANTIC CITY TRIP has planned a trip to Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City from January 5-7. The Tour includes 2 nights’ accommodations, 2 meal credits (up to $20 value each) & $20 slot play. Bus pickup from the Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 7 a.m., return time is approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $299/person (double occupancy), $279/person (triple occupancy) or $399/person (single occupancy). For more information call Maureen at 828-5188 or Anne at 263-4272.

Every Monday,  Gaspee Celtic Jam - The Gaspee Celtic Jam meets at the Pawtuxet Village Baptist Church, 2157 Broad St., Cranston, every Mon. from 7 – 9 p.m. Do you play fiddle, guitar, Irish flute, pennywhistle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion, folk harp, hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, acoustic bass, ukulele, keyboard, recorder, or sing? All skill levels welcome. Visit gaspeecelticjam.org for more info (including the current tune list/tune book) or to send us any questions. No specific Celtic music experience is required.

Every Monday, Tri-City Elks Lodge #14 Country Line Dance Lessons, from 6 to 8 p.m., 1915 W. Shore Rd, Warwick. Instructor Melissa Caldarone from Get in Line RI, teaching beginner dances. $10 per class. Come in and enjoy the fun.

Every Tuesday Tri-City Elks Lodge #14 Jeep Show from May thru Sept., at 5 p.m., 1915 West Shore Rd., Warwick. Jeeps of all shapes & sizes are welcome. The Tiki bar will be open, there will be music and also food will be available to purchase.

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

Every Second and Fourth Tuesday the Fall River Toastmasters Meeting, serving both Rhode Island and Southern Mass the Fall River Toastmasters holds its meetings. Doors open at 6 p.m., and meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join us at The Chamber, 200 Pocasset St, Fall River, MA, 2nd floor. For more information, call Sean DaCosta at (508)-840-6621. All are welcome! 

Every Wednesday, Calling All Seniors: The Dance ‘50’s, ‘60’s, 70’s, & 80’s Music at the American Legion, 662 West Shore Rd., Warwick.  Light snacks for free and refreshments for purchase.  No outside alcohol is permitted.  Cover: $10pp at the door.  For more information:  Mary 401-256-1169.

Every Wednesday, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meets every Wed. night with weigh-in at 5:45 p.m. at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick.  TOPS is a great way to improve your health.  Stop by for free.

Every Third Wednesday Old Warwick Grange #41 The Grange Hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick, meets the third Wed. of the month at 7:30 p.m. For information, please call either Joan Clegg at 401-465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at 508-954-9712.  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. There are no meetings in July and August.

Every Thursday Tri-City Elks Lodge #14 Collectible Car Show, May thru Sept., at 5 p.m., 1915 West Shore Rd., Warwick. Bring your auto and show it off or just come and enjoy the night. The Tiki bar will be open, there will be music and also food will be available to purchase.

Every Thursday, Pick-Up Hockey 55 and older, coed: $5pp. Thayer Ice Rink, 975 Sandy Ln., Warwick, from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m.  Full Equipment required.  For more information contact:  Lon Krueger 302-229-3457 or bethlon@verizon.net.

Every Thursday, Take Off Pounds Sensibly TOPS #38 is  meeting every Thurs. morning at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (lower level), 99 Pierce Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is from 10 to 11 a.m. Enter from the side parking lot, go down the stairs to the kitchen area. All are welcome as well as any canned food donations.  For information, call:  Angela Henderson at 401-225-6174.

Every Thursday Meadowlark Seniors  the Meadowlark Seniors meetings will meet at 1:30 p.m., at St. Kevin Church Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Short meetings, fun activities, and socializing. Come join us.  New members are welcome. 

 Every Thursday - Get a Job Thursdays We Make RI, 200 First Ave., Cranston. An organization that provides free manufacturing training, hosts a series of job fairs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon.  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 this event or other training opportunities, visit www.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at 401-232-0077 x109.  

Every Friday Cribbage Players Do you play cribbage? If so, consider joining a small group of cribbage players every, who meet and play at the East Greenwich Community Center, Pierce Street, East Greenwich every Fri., from 9 to 11 a.m. 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.

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

 Pilgrim High School Class of 1975 50th Reunion, “Time in a Bottle,” is currently being planned. Organizers need to find contact information for classmates as well as information regarding those who have passed.  Organizers are looking for email address, cell phone numbers, home phones and mailing addresses. If you are not a PHS 1975 graduate, but have a family member or friend who is/was, please contact: Dean Plowman dean695@gmail.com.  The date, time and venue for the reunion has not yet been determined but will be forthcoming.

NAMI-RI Offers Family Support Groups  The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-RI) offers free support groups for families and friends of loved ones who are struggling with their mental health. The groups are led by trained facilitators who also have lived experience as family members themselves. The group meetings last about 1.5 hours, and everyone who participates in the meeting gets a chance to share.  The other members of the group try to offer help and resources, when appropriate, based on their own experiences. More information and full schedule can be found at namirhodeisland.org. or call 401-331-3060. No pre-registration for these monthly groups is necessary.

First Thurs. at 6 p.m.  IN PERSON ONLY at the Rochambeau Library in the Community Room, Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street, Providence (NEW-starts Aug.)

Second Tues. at 5 p.m.  IN PERSON ONLY at the Middletown Public Library in the Community Room. Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road, Middletown.

Third Tues. at 6:30 p.m. MEETS VIA ZOOM ONLY Please call 401-331-3060 or email info@namirhodeisland.org for the Zoom link

Fourth Wed. at 6 p.m. IN PERSON ONLY at the Hope Valley Grange, #71116 Main Street, Hope Valley.

Volunteer with NAMI-RI The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-RI) is currently seeking volunteers to facilitate our family programs in 2024. Free training is required and available for interested persons who have a loved one struggling with mental health issues. Together with our grassroots volunteers, we work every day to provide help and hope to millions of Americans. Volunteers are essential to the work that we do at NAMI Rhode Island, and we are always seeking enthusiastic people to help us achieve our mission. For more information about our family programs and volunteer training, email beth@namirhodeisland.org, call the NAMI-RI office 401-331-3060 or visit our website at namirhodeisland.org.

Coventry Senior Band The Coventry Senior Band is looking for musicians. A group of retired volunteers, we play gigs at Nursing Homes, Senior Centers, etc.  If you are over 55 and play an instrument call David at (401) 368-6895 or email at walshdavid170@gmail.com

 Hearts for Hospice Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice (VNH&H) is asking for individuals to support their hospice programs by giving $20.00 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 are 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.

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