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Pilgrim Senior Center Events

By ARDEN BASTIA
Posted 8/26/21

By ARDEN BASTIA Pilgrim Senior Center Events In-person events are back at the Pilgrim Senior Center! See below schedule for classes, workshops, and more. For detailed descriptions of classes, visit

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In-person events are back at the Pilgrim Senior Center! See below schedule for classes, workshops, and more. For detailed descriptions of classes, visit www.warwickri.gov/senior-services-pilgrim-senior-center. For questions, contact Kathleen at (401) 468-4074.

Mondays

9 to 10 a.m.—Chair Yoga

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.—Happy Hoofers Tap Practice

10 a.m.—play brain games with the Braniacs

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.—Meditation

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.—Stitcher’s Quilting Workshop

1:15 to 3:30 p.m.—Canasta and Cribbage

1 to 4 p.m.—Bridge

Tuesdays

9 to 11 a.m.—Paint on Wood

9 to 11:30 a.m.—Needlecraft & Quilting

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.—Sing a Long

1 to 3 p.m.—Hi-Lo Jack

1 to 3 p.m.—Ceramics

1:30 p.m.—Mat Yoga

Wednesdays

9:30 a.m.—Scrabble

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.—Yarnigans

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—Chair Yoga

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.—BoneBuilders

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.—Chess

1 p.m.—Poker

1 p.m.—Bridge

Thursdays

1 p.m.—Mah Jongg

1 to 3 p.m.—Oil Painting

Fridays

9:15 a.m.—Happy Hoofers Tap Practice

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—Chair Yoga

10:30 a.m.—Pilgrim Theater Stars

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.—BoneBuilders

1 p.m.—Bridge and Canasta

1 p.m.—Poker

1 p.m.—Cribbage

1 p.m.—Brainiacs

1 to 3 p.m.—Knit Wits

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.

RI Heritage Month kicks off Sept. 4

The 2021 RI Heritage Month’s virtual celebration starts Saturday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Each Saturday in September at 7 p.m., the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will host a 60-minute virtual celebration featuring “Heritage Highlights” from cultural performance groups, heritage museums, and cultural organizations from around the state, as well as hands-on activities like crafts, cooking, and more each week. For a full schedule of events, visit www.preservation.ri.gov/heritage/2021-ri-heritage-month-virtual-celebration.

Healing Arts in the Park: Making Music

Local musician and RI Music Hall of Fame inductee Mark Cutler is leading a statewide, collaborative songwriting project throughout the month of August. The workshop will take place at Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave in Pawtucket tonight at 7 p.m. Bring your friends and family for a free evening with the arts, sponsored by the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/BLRV.

No More Hunger Community Walk

A walk to call attention to food insecurity and raise funds for local pantries is being planned by a group of area churches: Woodbury Union, Lakewood Baptist, St. Benedict, St. Kevin, and St. Mark’s. An informational planning meeting will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at Woodbury Union Church at 58 Beach Ave. All interested community churches, organizations, and individuals are invited to attend. The walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16. Call (401) 737-8232 or email woodburychurchri@gmail.com for more information.

BGC Back to School Supplies Giveaway

The Boys and Girls Club of Warwick will be giving out free backpacks full of school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Oakland Beach branch located at 340 Oakland Beach Ave. The event is open to all students in Warwick, from kindergarten to grade 12. Supplies donated by HarborOne Bank, the Warwick Police Department, and an anonymous donor. For questions, contact the BGC at (401) 467-4385.

Outdoor Marketplace at the Crowne Plaza

Vendors, crafters, food trucks, and more will be available at the Crowne Plaza’s Outdoor Marketplace on Sunday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rescheduled from July 3). Entrance is free. For vendor applications and questions, email weselljam@gmail.com.

Painted Rooms of RI on display at Library

Ann Eckert Brown has opened her new exhibit, Painted Rooms of Rhode Island, at the Warwick Public Library. The free exhibit will run from now until the end of August. The exhibit features replications created by Brown of wall stenciling techniques that were popular in New England houses prior to the 1840s. For more information about Brown’s work, visit http://www.anneckertbrown.com.

Oakland Beach Food Truck Night

Local food trucks roll to Oakland Beach on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Entrance to the event is free, just pay for what you eat and drink. Neil and the Vipers will provide live music as you sip, eat, and stroll along the Oakland Beach Sea Wall. For more information or to check out food truck events across the state, visit www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events.

Gaspee Seniors meet again

The Gaspee Seniors will begin its 2021-2022 year with the first meeting to play bingo on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Pilgrim Senior Center. New members are always welcome, stop in to see what the Gaspee Seniors are all about.

Warwick Public Library book groups

On Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m., the Warwick Public Library Tuesday Morning Book Group will meet to discuss 1984 by George Orwell. The group will meet in the large meeting room. To participate, email maryannqn@gmail.com.

On Thursday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m., the WPL History Book Group will meet to discuss God, War, and Providence: the Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians Against the Puritans of New England by James A. Warren. The group will meet in the Idea Studio or outdoors, if weather permits. For questions, contact the Reference Desk at (401) 739-5440 or email jbelanger@warwicklibrary.org.

On Monday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m., the WPL Monday Morning Book Group will meet to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. The group will meet in the large meeting room. To participate, email mailto:maryannqn@gmail.com.

Gorton classes of 1941-1955 luncheon

Join classmates from the Gorton classes of 1941-1955 at a luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at Chelo’s located at 1 Masthead Drive. Order from the menu, and pay your own check. To call for reservations, contact Fran Allin at (401) 463-8679, or Barbard Kane at (401) 821-0161 or barbarakane14@gmail.com. For more information call Nat at (401) 742-7433. Bring a friend!

Outdoor movie night at Winslow Field

To celebrate the renovations of three fields at Winslow Park, the Apponaug Girls Fastpitch softball team is hosting an outdoor showing of The Sandlot on Friday, Sept. 10. Snack Shack opens at 5:30 serving popcorn, chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, and more. Move starts at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and the whole family to enjoy the big screen event!

Rally 4 Recovery Walk

The Anchor Recovery Community Center, along with the Kent County Prevention Coalition, will be hosting the 1st annual Rally 4 Recovery Walk at Warwick City Park on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Celebrate the joy of being in recovery from alcohol and other substances with a fun walk for all ages. The event will also include guest speakers, free refreshments, and community resources. Leashed pets are welcome.

Annual Dahlia Show

The RI Dahlia Society will have their Annual Dahlia Show at the Cold Spring Community Center at 36 Beach St., North Kingstown, on Sept. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large variety of Dahlias on display, along with special arrangements, and vases of dahlias with other flowers for sale.  Members of the RI Dahlia Society will be on hand to answer any questions. Please visit the website for membership, and other info at www.rhodeislanddahliasociety.org

Celebrate Rally Day at Lakewood Baptist Church

Lakewood Baptist Church, located at 355 Atlantic Ave, is hosting a free celebration worship service, with fun for kids of all ages! The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 starting at 10 a.m.

Are you wondering how God fits in your life? Do you want to discover His love for you in a non-judgmental, loving, all-inclusive place? If you have never been to a church, or want to come back to a loving place - Come check us out!

During the regular school year, we have Sunday School classes for children K - 12; Adult Bible Study during the week (via Zoom); Adult/Teen Choir; Youth Community Action Team (grades 6 - 12 and adults); and a very active "Help End Hunger" Food Ministry.

For more information about Lakewood Baptist Church and finding the joy of God in your life, contact Pastor Ron Provencal at (401) 451-7114 or visit the church Facebook page.

Free petting zoo at Pawtuxet Baptist Church

On Sunday, Sept. 12, the lawn of Pawtuxet Baptist Church will be transformed into a free petting zoo for animal lovers of all ages. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Any questions, contact Deborah at (401) 461-3635.

A Concert of Folk and Gospel

Enjoy a concert by Warwick singer/songwriter Joanne Lurgio on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library. Hear Joanne and her brother Don play original and traditional folk and gospel tunes, with Joanne on guitar and Don on dobro or fiddle—or maybe both. The event is free and open to all.

Ladies Hi-Low Jack League

The Ladies Hi-Low Jack League will meet on Sept. 13 at the Shields Post at 662 West Shore Road at 7 p.m. Those interested in joining the group or learning more should call Nancy at (401) 737-1405. Please bring a partner.

AARP field trips

The 210 chapter of AARP is hosting a series of field trips. The first is on Thursday, September 16 to the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant for a buffet lunch followed by a performance of Murder at the Howard Johnson’s. The lighthearted and entertaining comedy follows the story of a love triangle that takes place at the Howard Johnson’s Motor Inn. Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the I-95 Park & Ride at Exit 6A, Coventry, and will return around 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $109 per person and payment is due by August 16. To purchase tickets, contact Maureen Murphy at (401) 828-5188 or Mary Ouellette at (401) 828-3227. From Sunday, November 7 to Tuesday, November 9, AARP is hosting a trip to Atlantic City. On the 7th, attendees will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the I-95 Park & Ride at Exit 6A, Coventry and travel to Atlantic City’s first casino, Resorts. Upon arrival, guests will receive $20 casino slot cash, $50 in food credits, and a casino show. The bus will return to RI around 7:30 p.m. on the 9th. The tour cost is $269 per person for a double room, $259 per person for a triple room, and $369 per person for a single room. A $50 deposit is due at sign up, and final payments must be made by October 7. For reservations contact Maureen Murphy at (401) 828-5188 or Mary Ouellette at (401) 828-3227.

Warwick Vets reunion rescheduled

The Warwick Veterans Memorial High School class of 1960 reunion has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18. The event will be held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet at 1 Rhodes Place. There will be a social hour from 12 to 1 p.m., and then a luncheon buffet from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. For questions, contact Sally (Anderson) Allen at (401) 783-0205.

OBVF Arts & Crafts Fair

The Oakland Beach Volunteer Fireman’s Club is hosting an arts and crafts fair on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the club, located at 645 Oakland Beach Ave. A variety of local creators and artisans will be selling handmade goods and wares. There are a limited spots remaining for interested crafters, authors, and artists. For more information about selling at the event, call Jon at (401) 737-4786.

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Harvest Festival

On Sunday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 .m., Rhodes on the Pawtuxet will host the 2021 Harvest Festival. The event will feature local artisans and vendors, live music, kids activities, Penny Socials, raffles, concessions and more. Applications for vendors are now open. Vendors will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. All vendor and crafter spaces include an 8’ banquet table, 2 chairs, and a table sign. For more information about applying as a vendor, email Jenn at jenn@rhodesonthepawtuxet.com.

ESL classes at WPL

The Warwick Public Library and the RI Family Literacy Initiative will be hosting English as a Second Language (ESL) classes starting on September 20. Practice 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. Sign up at the library beginning Sept. 13. For more information, call (401) 455-8041.

Get back into the swing of something fun!

On Monday Sept. 20, the Boys and Girls Club of Warwick will host their 43rd annual golf tournament at the Warwick Country Club. The cost for individual players is $250. Corporate sponsor levels range from $150 for a Tee Sign, upwards. Entry fee includes lunch, dinner, snacks, green fees and more. All donations are tax deductible and help BGCW provide safe, fun, life-enhancing programming for area youth. Visit www.wbgclubs.org to fill out an entry form or call (401) 467-4385, or email eleanor@wbgclubs.org.

Wine & paint fundraiser

The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company and Museum is hosting a paint night on Sept. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will take place at Greenwood Hall located at 45 Kernick St. It will be a night full of fun, food, and painting all for a good cause. Beginners are welcome, and all painters leave with a finished painting. Supplies and step-by-step instruction included. Tickets are $45 for non-members and $40 for members. To reserve tickets, email Kristen at thecreativespaceartstudio@gmail.com. For more information about the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company and Museum or for more information about becoming a member, contact Sandra at sandpopp01@gmail.com.

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 September 25. Sign up at the library beginning Sept. 13. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.

Annual Conimicut Village yard sale

The annual Conimicut Village-wide yard sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26. There is no cost to participate, just set up at your house and keep the profits! The Conimicut Village Association will publish a map of participating homes and publicize the sale. You must live in Conimicut to get your house on the map. Get your yard sale listed by calling (401) 524-8404 or email conimicutvillage@aol.com. Please leave your phone number and availability for the rain date.

Mt. Pleasant High School Class of 1970 reunion

On Friday, October 29, the Mt. Pleasant High School class of 1970 will be holding their 50th reunion at the Santa Maria DiPrata Society located at 29 Walnut Grove Ave in Cranston. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. RSVP by October 5 to Vin DeTora at (401) 232-0856 or Joan LaVallee Gelfusco at (401) 578-2220.

Weekly car show at Tri-City Elks Lodge #14

The Tri-City Elks Lodge at 1915 West Shore Road invites you to the weekly car show, held every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Bring your auto and show it off, or just come and enjoy. Motorcycles are welcome. Music and food will be available, as will the Tiki Bar serving cold beverages. Entrance is free.

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 Avenue in Cranston. The next job fair will take place today, August 26. We Make RI offers 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.

Share Your Hope: Volunteer at NAMI-RI

The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides free family support groups and educational programs. These resources exist because friends and family members like you are passionate about sharing what they've learned and determined to pay it forward. The value of your voice, shared experience, and leadership is truly priceless to those who are struggling. Please consider reaching out and helping to create healthy, supportive communities across Rhode Island where good mental health for all can be our shared reality.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 8-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. NAMI-trained family members lead the course with presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises. If you would like to learn more about how to qualify to teach NAMI Family-to-Family, please visit the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.namirhodeisland.org, call 401-331-3060 or email info@namirhodeisland.org.

To submit community events, promotions, academic news, or virtual events, email Arden at ardenb@rhodybeat.com. Please include a daytime phone number in case further information is required.

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