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Chanukah at Warwick Mall

On Sunday, Dec. 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m., join in the Chanukah Celebration at the Warwick Mall. There will be music, arts and crafts, hot latkes and Chanukah gelt and the lighting of the menorah. Also available will be Chanukah supplies and a gift shop. The program is being presented by Chabad West Bay and the Warwick Mall.
Happening at the
Johnston Senior Center
The Johnston Senior Center is ready for January!
On Jan. 7 they will hold their Memory Café social group at 10:30 a.m.
On Jan. 8, there will be a meeting of the Travel Club at 4 p.m.
Bingo, which is open to the public, will be on held Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. and Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.
Join in for Computer Tutoring on Jan. 10 from 9-11 a.m. Contact Pat at 585-4053 for more details.
There will be a trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes $15 in free play and $10 for food or a full buffet.
On Jan. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m., an eight-week Basic One computer class will begin. On Jan. 16 from 10-11:30 a.m., learn to download pictures from your camera to your computer.
On Jan. 25, join in for fun at Foxwoods Casino at a cost of $15 per person. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. The cost includes $10 slot play $10 food or free buffet.
The Johnston Senior Center is located at 1291 Hartford Ave., Johnston, and may be reached by calling 944-3343.

Craft Bash at
Artists’ Exchange

The Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, invites families to take part in free Crash Bash events on the last Saturday of every month. The expressive arts can work as a tool for strengthening students’ skills in all disciplines by offering alternative ways to think about core subjects.
Craft Bash is free and open to all ages and abilities. For more information, call 490-9475 or visit

Warwick Center
for the Arts

On Thursday, Jan. 23, the Warwick Center for the Arts, located at 3259 Post Road in Warwick, will host an opening reception for its Artist Member Show. The event is free and open to the public and will run from 6-7:30 p.m.
The exhibit will highlight the center’s artist members and their unique individual styles. Meet the artists and view their works in such mediums as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, digital art, photography, textiles, jewelry, and more. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit
At the Mohr for children
Storytime has begun and offers stories, songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. The program is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is open to all ages. Storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. There is no need to register.
Saturday Drop-In Crafts are held when the Mohr Library is open. Come anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for several self-directed projects for kids and parents to do together. Craft programs are not appropriate for children under 3 as small parts might present a hazard.
Lego Club meets every second Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Play with Lego bricks donated by Lego Systems. Children ages 5 and up may attend and no registration required.
“I Spy” is held 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. The program is open to all ages.
The Mohr Library offers discount passes to several fun places in and around the state. These passes have been donated by the Friends of Mohr Library. For more information, call 231-4980 and press 5 for the children’s room.
Free yoga for breast
cancer survivors
The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation and Yoga at Studio Exhale offers yoga for breast cancer survivors every Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m. Yoga at Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, is the place to be to explore slow flow, gentle movement to create space in the body and eliminate stress. This class is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Visit for more details.
Help make a
house a home
The Furniture Bank of RI, a nonprofit corporation, needs bureaus, complete twin or double beds, kitchen sets, mattresses and other household furniture that you no longer need. To help a less fortunate family through your charitable donation of good used furniture, call 831-5511 to arrange for pick up. All donated articles must be in good condition.
Book sales
Members of the Friends plan and run book sales and carry out other fundraising activities to allow Mohr Library to increase services and programs. The Friends welcome new members who are willing to support either through donations, membership dues, or through volunteering their time. To find out more, contact them, or call the library director at 231-4980 (press 7).
There is an ongoing book sale in the lower level hall across from the meeting room. The Friends also hold larger sales two or three times a year. Great selections at great prices include hard cover and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction, for adults, children, and young adults. Most prices range from $.25 to $2. The Friends are a nonprofit organization, with proceeds from fundraising supporting library programs and services.
Donations of gently used books are appreciated and can be left at the library’s main desk during library hours. Receipts for tax purposes are available.

Did you know?
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby is not only the best-selling Christmas/holiday single in the United States, but also the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. (Source: Christmas Fun Facts) Photos in jpg format are accepted and news can include community events, promotions, academic news and nonprofit events. Email today and see your news in our column in the Johnston Sun Rise. Please include a daytime telephone number in case we require any further information.


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