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Gentian Garden Club

The Gentian Garden Club will hold their February meeting on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Road, Rt. 116, North Scituate. Their program this month is a Design Demonstration by Club President, Linda Proulx entitled, “Romantic Creations”.  Linda will have several floral arrangements that she will be showing attendees how to make their own floral arrangement for loved ones.

The other activities they have for the month of February include, a Garden Therapy with the residents of Cortland Place on Feb. 7, entitled Valentine Bouquet. The members from Gentian always enjoy the time they volunteer to help the elderly work on flower arrangements that they can bring back to their rooms to enjoy! On Feb.14 they will have a junior activity at the North Scituate Library at 4 p.m. entitled “Hearts on View.” This is a chance for members to work with the youth of the community on a craft.

If you have any questions on any of the events above, please contact their membership chairperson, Nancy Laurie, at her email gentryway@cox.net or by phone 647-5966.

Bowling for Animals

Save the date of Feb. 25 for Bowling for Animals to benefit Defenders of Animals at Town Hall Bowling Lanes, located at 1463 Atwood Ave. in Johnston. Beginning at 2 p.m., enjoy two hours of bowling, a pizza and a pitcher of soda for each lane, with a donation of $20 per person. For more information or to register, contact Defenders of Animals at 461-1922.

In search of volunteers

Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is actively recruiting volunteers for their Sunday, March 11, 2018 state competition. Volunteers evaluate the speech and interview skills of high school students or assist with exams and event management. The competition is hosted by CCRI in Warwick, and most volunteers serve from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training is provided on the day of the event. Twenty teams from high schools across the state are competing. For more information on the RI Academic Decathlon, visit www.acdec.net, or email frank.lenox@acdec.net. To register as a volunteer please visit their web site at riadregistration.org/decathlon/volunteers.pl or call 732-7700 extension 104 or email Jen Randall at jen.randall@acdec.net.

“Love Me Tender” Valentines to feature Elvis Tribute

The RI Shriners have announced their first ever Elvis Tribute Concert on Feb.10 at 7 p.m. with door opening at 6:30 p.m. in the Imperial Room at the RI Shriners, 1 Rhodes Place, Cranston. The building is fully handicapped accessible with free off-street parking.

The event will feature an Elvis Tribute Concert featuring Robert Black (his Elvis jumpsuit is a must see) and Fun & Games with Comedian Brian Vincent and a special guest “Grandma Martha.”

Your taste buds are going to enjoy an impressive display of beautifully created desserts in a spectacular “Dessert Buffet” with Complimentary Champagne. For those that are still working on their “New Year’s Resolutions” of eating healthy, they will have delicious, healthy options for you. There will be a cash bar available. Appetizers will also be served during the event.

Valentine’s Day is all about those you LOVE, Spouse, GAL Pals & Best Bros, and Family. Grab those you love and join the RI Shriners for a fun night of Laughs, Hip Swaying Music, Great Food & Drinks.

The RI Shriners are a fraternal organization with the charitable goal of operating 22 Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, specializing in burn, orthopedic and spinal injury care.  All care provided at Shriners’ Hospitals for Children is totally without charge to the patient and family.  While the donations for this event are not tax-deductible, the proceeds help to defray the operating costs of the Shrine, where our Charities Offices are based.

Tickets are $30 at the door. Table Reservations can be made in advance by calling 467-7100 Ext 33, or emailing paulaRiShriners@gmail.com. The RI Shriners are currently looking for business sponsorships or donations of items for the raffle and dessert buffet. Business sponsorships are starting at just $50 each. For more information on event, sponsorships or donations, contact Paula at 467-7100 ext. 33or at PaulaRiShriners@gmail.com. You may also make your reservations at the Eventbrite site at www.eventbrite.

com/e/love-me-tender-valentines-event-tickets-41589213457.

Ongoing Book Sale

Looking for a book to relax with?? You’ll find more than a few at the Friends of Mohr Library’s ongoing book sale.

The friendly bookshelves in the hallway on the lower level of the library have been filled with lots of gently used books for sale, thanks to recent donations from local book lovers. Open daily during regular library hours, you can find something for everyone - children, young adults, and lovers of mystery, romance, science fiction, sports, biography, cookbooks, etc. The Friends, a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to the library, helps to support special services and library programs through memberships, donations, and fundraising efforts. Email address is friends@mohrlibrary.com.

Children’s Programs at the Mohr

Saturday Drop-in Crafts will be held daily from 11:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. These several self-directed projects are for children and parents to do together. Craft programs are not appropriate for children under 3 as small parts might present a hazard.

LEGO Club will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come play with their LEGO bricks donated by LEGO Systems. Ages 5 and up. No registration is needed.

I SPY continues anytime when the library is open. Play I Spy Pokémon, I Spy Pete the Cat or three other I Spy games that a talented volunteer has made for you and get a sticker for each one. All ages are welcome.

Early call for artists for Wickford Art Festival

The 56th Wickford Art Festival will be held on July 7 and July 8 and are currently seeking artists to be included. Applications accepted beginning Feb. 1 and must be postmarked by April 15. Visit www.wickfordart.org/art-festival-2018.html for application, instructions and jury list.

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