By ARDEN BASTIA Beach passes sold at Library The Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane branch, is selling Warwick beach passes. Beachgoers will be able to purchases passes anytime the library is open. Passes are $20 for residents, per car; $40 for
The Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane branch, is selling Warwick beach passes. Beachgoers will be able to purchases passes anytime the library is open. Passes are $20 for residents, per car; $40 for non-residents, per car; $10 for seniors (60), veterans, and disabled residents, per car; and $20 for seniors (60), veterans, and non-residents, per car. Day passes are sold at individual beaches. Passes are good from July 1 to September 6. Proof of residency is required, with a state ID/license and car registration. Proof of age, veterans, and disability status is also required. Cash, check, or money order made out to the City of Warwick will be accepted.
On Saturday, July 10 from 9 to 11 a.m., the Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) will be hosting a drive-through vaccine clinic. The event will take place at their office parking lot, located at 300 Jefferson Blvd. The clinic is open to all ages 12 and older, but is particularly ideal for children, youth or adults with disabilities, or for anyone for whom it is difficult to get a vaccine at another site. Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Visit www.vaccinateri.org/appointment/en/reg/0225916065 to register.
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, June 24. 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.
The farmers market at Goddard Park is back for the season, every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October. Enjoy over 20 vendors and fresh Rhode Island produce, meat, and other local delicacies. For more information and a full list of vendors, visit www.guide.farmfreshri.org/food/farmersmarkets.
Ocean State Food Truck Festivals is hosting a food truck night at Oakland Beach tonight, June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, local food, and an ocean view. For more information or to find other events around the state, visit Ocean State Food Truck Festivals on Facebook.
Local artist Kendra Ferreira is hosting a watercolor workshop at the Warwick Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day workshop will focus on capturing the essence of the coastline by drawing and painting shells and other seaside treasures. Artists of all levels are welcome, and will learn different tips and techniques using watercolor pencils to create layers, washes, and textures. The class costs $125 for non-members, $90 for members. To register, visit www.warwickcfa.org/event/seaside-treasures-drawing-painting-with-watercolor-pencils.
A drive-through food collection to benefit the RI Community Food Bank and West Bay Marketplace, sponsored by Lakewood Baptist Church will be held on Saturday, June 26. The event will take place at the church parking lot at 255 Atlantic Ave, rain or shine; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations are welcome. Please make checks out to RI Community Food Bank. Greatest needs are canned vegetables, cereal, juice, and mac & cheese.
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is hosting a presentation on birds of prey at the Warwick Public Library on Monday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Some special feathered guests will also be in attendance. The event is open to families with kids aged 6 and up. Space is limited; visit www.warwicklibrary.org/childrens/events/14331/audubonri-presents-raptors to register.
The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is hosting a free domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGBTQ community training on Tuesday, June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will take place the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center at 821 West Shore Road. Domestic violence and sexual assault occur in LGBTQ relationships as commonly as they do in heterosexual relationships, but it can be difficult for those who identify as LGBTQ to seek adequate help for these issues. Training topics covered in this presentation include common language relating to the LGBTQ community, oppression of LGBTQ individuals, and barriers to getting help for LGBTQ victims, and action steps for creating inclusive and friendly environments for victims and survivors. For more information, contact the EBC at (401) 738-1700.
The Pilgrim Senior Center is hosting a reopening party on Friday, July 2 at 1 p.m. to celebrate their grand reopening and Independence Day. The free event will feature coffee, cake, music, and fabulous raffle prizes. To register, call Lisa at (401) 468-4071.
The City of Warwick is hosting a series of free summer concerts. For a full line-up and more local events, visit www.visitwarwickri.com/events.
Energetic, New England based band, Neal and the Vipers, will be at Oakland Beach on July 7 at 6 p.m.
Salter’s Groove, a RI-based cover band with a wide arsenal of good tunes, will be at Pawtuxet Park on July 17 at 2 p.m.
Whiskey Rhode will be performing classic country hits at Conimicut Point Park on July 21 at 6 p.m.
Keturah’s Dream, a Fleetwood Mac cover band, will perform at Oakland Beach on July 28 at 6 p.m.
The Warwick Public Library and the Barrington Public Library are teaming up to host a free series of virtual workshops to learn tips and tricks to podcasting. All events will take place at 7 p.m. To register for the Zoom links, visit www.warwicklibrary.org or call (401) 739-5440.
On July 7, join Jessica D’Avanza and Siobhan Egan from Rhody Radio: Rhode Island Library Radio Online for Step 1: What is a podcast and why make one?
On July 14, meet Kristen Meinzer from the award-winning podcast By the Book and explore Step 2: How to build your podcast and give listeners what they want.
On July 21, Jason Moon from New Hampshire Public Radio walks you through Step 3: How to write scripts that tell stories.
On July 28, tune into Tom Shaker from WICN Public Radio and Step 4: How to use your voice to create a persona.
On August 4, meet Ian Donnis from The Public’s Radio: Rhode Island Public Radio and hear Step 5: Tips for hosting, co-hosting, and interviewing guests.
On August 11, join Alex Borden form WQRI Radio for Step 6: Boost your stories with editing, music, and sound clips.
On August 18, learn Step 7: How to broadcast and promote your podcast.
Outdoor yoga at Rocky Point Park is back for the summer. Join Patricia on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. at the old saltwater pool for an all-levels yoga class. Suggested donation $10. Follow scheduling updates on Facebook at Peace, Love, and Wellness with Patricia.
The Pilgrim High School classes of 1966 to 1969 are invited to a reunion barbeque on August 22 from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will be held at Fort Getty in Jamestown. Food will be served at 2 p.m. and includes pulled pork chicken, ribs, coleslaw, cornbread, and dessert. Gas grills are available to use. There will be a dance floor, volleyball court, and beach with swim access. The location is handicap accessible, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and drinks. Tickets are $40 per person, and RSVPs must be made by August 1. Contact Linda Sprague-Eichenfeldt for tickets at (401) 965-8035 or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to 20 Sweetfern Road, Warwick, RI 02888 for a ticket. Attendance is limited.
Registration for the 38th Annual Ben Boyle & Ron Kostyla Golf Classic for SHARE is now open. The event will be held at the Richmond Country Club on Sunday, August 29, with tee-off at 8 a.m. Day-of registration will open at 7 a.m., with dinner and awards following the end of last play. Golfers are invited to participate in remembrance of Boyle and Kostyla, two community members who dedicated their lives to helping others. The golf package includes a full game of 18 holes, access to refreshments in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, a swag bag, team awards, event prizes, and a sit-down dinner reception. A raffle will also be available. Prizes include a weekend getaway to New Hampshire, 40” Smart TV, Kindle Fire tablet, $100 Amazon gift card, and a grill. The cost is $150 per player for golf and dinner, or $30 for dinner only. To register for the event, contact Bob Bjorklund at (401) 585-0156 or email email@example.com.
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 buss 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.
Join Yoga at the Point for a season of outdoor yoga right on the water at Conimicut Point Park. Yoga, pilates, group fitness, and sound meditation classes offered every day, Sunday through Saturday, until August 31. All levels welcome; $10 suggested donation per class. Please bring a mat and mask. For the full schedule, visit www.yogaatthepoint.com or follow Yoga at the Point on Facebook.
The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-RI) offers Family Support Groups. These free, peer-led support groups are designed for adult loved ones of people with mental health conditions.
The support groups are approximately 90 minutes long (currently, on Zoom) and meet every other week or monthly.
By sharing your experiences in a safe, confidential setting, you can gain hope and develop supportive relationships. NAMI Family Support Group will help you aim for better coping skills, find strength in sharing experiences, not judge anyone’s pain, forgive ourselves and reject guilt, embrace humor as healthy, accept that we cannot solve every problem, and understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences.
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect persons of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character. NAMI offers understanding and resources to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.
Dust off those business cards, grab your sunglasses, and join the Central RI Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to meet new folks and reconnect with old friends during the 2021 Summer Networking Series, hosted in conjunction with Bay Coast Mortgage Company. Events include Music & Mudslides at Harbor Lights on July 21, and Wine & Nibbles at Revolution American Bistro on August 19. All events are 5 to 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at www.checkoutri.com/events/summer-networking. Tickets are limited, and cost $25 for CRICC members and $50 for non-members. For more information, call (401) 732-1100.
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. Checks can be made out to Kathy Bouthillier and mailed to 94 Colonel John Gardner Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. Payments must be received by July 23, as tickets will not be sold at the door. For questions, contact Sally (Anderson) Allen at (401) 783-0205.
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is now accepting applications for crafters, vendors, and artists for the 7th annual Rhode Island Shriners Fez-tival of Trees. The event is scheduled for November 27 and 28. In 2019, over 3,000 guests strolled through the fundraising event Vendors have a few space options this year. Options include 8’ table in the mezzanine area for one day at $75, 8x8 front lobby space for both days at $200, and 10x10 front lobby space for both days at $250. Electricity is available for an extra $25, and advance notice is required. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a vendor packet.
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