Candlelight Vigil

Posted 3/23/22

There will be a 30-minute candlelight vigil on March 27 in Pawtuxet Park. Individuals can arrive at 6:30 p.m. and vigil will begin at 7 p.m. In attendance will be a Ukrainian priest and local Rabbi. …

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Candlelight Vigil


There will be a 30-minute candlelight vigil on March 27 in Pawtuxet Park. Individuals can arrive at 6:30 p.m. and vigil will begin at 7 p.m. In attendance will be a Ukrainian priest and local Rabbi. Senator Reed may attend.

Spaghetti Dinner

Greenwood Community Church will host a Spaghetti Dinner in which 100 percent of the proceeds go to Ukraine Relief. The benefit will take place on March 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Church – located at 805 Main Avenue, Warwick. Tickets are $10 per person and $25.00 per family. The Church number is 737-1230.

Gorton Lunch

The class of 1941 to 1955 will hold a luncheon on April 13 at 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Inn Restaurant at 1350 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick. The cost is $25. Available food consists of broiled scallops, scrod and veal parmesan. Contact Fran Allin at 463-8679 or Barbara Kane at 821-1061 or Barbkane14@gmail.com. For further information, call Nat: 742-7433. Bring a friend!

Historical Cemeteries Awareness and  Preservation Weeks

During April and May, join the RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission and the RI Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries for RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks. This includes cemetery tours, clean-ups, and other programs throughout the state; it is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.preservationconferenceri.com.

Annual electrofishing survey to see what’s living in the river!

Join the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lower Woonasquatucket at River Sun Mills, 166 Valley St. Providence. Each year, they record what fish are migrating into our rivers as a way of assessing the health of our river habitat. Volunteers can choose to join the “on land” or “in water” crew to participate in a hands-on habitat assessment. All data is collected and sent to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Contact: cbrown@wrwc.org and visit our website: https://wrwc.org.

Homecoming  celebration

St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association (SXA) announced its Homecoming celebration will be October 23, 2022, with an 11 a.m. mass at St. Timothy Church, Warwick, followed immediately by lunch at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. This year, due to prior Covid restrictions, the classes of 1970, 71 and 72 will be honored.  Scholarships are announced during lunch.  Alumnae may sponsor students for scholarships to Catholic High Schools.  For more information on Homecoming or scholarship applications, contact Margaret Mathias at 401-232-9006.

Poetry Reading by Ocean State Poets

Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co. will have a poetry reading at Imago Gallery, located at 36 Market St., Warren. The event will feature Ekphrastic Poetry created in response to works of art on display at the gallery during a special exhibit called “Cast Shadows.” Please join the Notable Works’ Ensemble: Maria Bilyeu, cello; Anne Diamond, Flute; Noreen Inglesi, composer and poet and Alison Shea, piano at this event on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m.

Memory care workshop

The Cranston Department of Senior Services will host a memory care workshop with presenter Geoffrey Tremont, the Director of Neuropsychology for Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital. The event titled “Behavioral Strategies to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia,” will take place at the Cranston Enrichment Center at 1070 Cranston Street in Cranston on April 6 and run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will address age-related memory changes, healthy brain aging, risk factors related to brain health and lifestyle strategies reducing risk of memory decline. The program is free and open to the public. Space is limited so register by emailingdquiroa@cranstonri.org or calling 401-780-6000. Respite will also be available at no charge in the on-site adult day services. Pre-registration is required.

Edgewood Yacht Club

On March 26, the Edgewood Yacht Club will conduct a marine swap and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be open to the general public to purchase marine items. Items may include spare anchors, lines, sails, spars, foils, motors and motor parts, propellers, electronic and plumbing parts, dollies, trailer parts, cushions, canvas, life jackets, charts and many other marine related items.

There will be drop off times on March 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and March 26 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact George Shuster at gwsjr75@gmail.com with questions.

Hearts for Hospice

Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice (VNH&H) is asking for individuals to support their hospice programs by giving $20 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 will be 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.

Cranston East 50th Reunion

Cranston East’s 50th year Reunion Committee will hold its 50th reunion on June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Bonnet Shores Beach Club; DJ Luke Renchan will provide the entertainment. Tickets are $71 per person and individuals must RSVP by May 25. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact any members of the Reunion Committee. If you would like to help out in some way, please let them know! Dan Barry at dbarry@drbassociates.net; Pat Giarrusso at giarrussopat@gmail.com; Ed DeJesus atexdejesus@gmail.com; Jean Colaneri McGovern at jbbongo@icloud.com.

CHSE Class of ’65 Reunion

Save the date: The Class of CHSE 65 will be celebrating the belated 55th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at the Radisson Hotel, 2081 Post Road in Warwick. The reunion committee is looking forward to seeing you for dinner, dancing and fun.

Calling all cribbage players

Do you play cribbage? If so, consider joining a small group of cribbage players from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Friday who meet and play at the East Greenwich Community Center located on Pierce Street in East Greenwich. 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.

Consider donating blood

The Rhode Island Blood Center is in need of blood. Individuals wishing to donate must book an appointment at the donation center; walk-ins are only accepted if safe distancing allows at the person’s time of arrival. Nearby areas to donate include The Shops at Greenwood, which is located at 615 Greenwich Ave., in Warwick. This center can be reached at 401-453-8383. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.ribc.org.

Wiley Center coat drive

This winter, the George Wiley Center is collecting donations for a coat drive to help keep people warm this season amidst the housing crisis.

We are collecting new and gently used clean coats, as well as boots, shoes, blankets, mittens, hats and hand warmers. With the threat of eviction and utility shutoffs, and the financial burden of the pandemic, many Rhode Islanders are in need of basic winter necessities to keep warm. Together, we can work toward solutions to the housing crisis. You can drop off donations to our office at 32 East Ave. in Pawtucket, on Wednesday afternoons and evenings every week! As always, you are invited to our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 6:30, where you can take action for housing and utility justice, apply for rental and utility relief, meet members of your community and enjoy pizza.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island

BBBSRI has opened a new Donation Drop-Off Center at 993 Oaklawn Ave., in Cranston. BBBSRI’s main headquarters has been located on Pontiac Avenue for 12 years. With its headquarters moved from Providence this November, BBBSRI had to find a new location for its Cranston drop off center.

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Come join the “Rocky Point Pacers” for a walk around Rocky Point every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., weather permitting. They meet at the gate on Rocky Point Avenue. Get some sunshine and burn off some holiday pounds.

Men’s Wednesday Senior Softball League

The Senior Softball League is looking for more players to join its Wednesday morning games. There are six teams that play doubleheaders on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. The season starts on April 27. All games are at City Park in Warwick on Asylum Rd. Registration is $25. Checks can be made out to Wed. Sr. Softball League. The season ends on Oct. 19, yet many members continue playing until mid-November. This is not a beginner’s league; it is competitive but a lot of fun. You must be 57 years of age to participate, shirts are provided and a pizza party is also included. Applications can be obtained by emailing wednesdaySSB@gmail.com.

Meat & lobster raffle every Saturday

West Bay Anglers will hold a meat and lobster raffle every Saturday starting Nov. 6 through March 2022 at the Warwick Firemen’s Association 750 Warwick Ave., Warwick, starting at 1 p.m. Prizes include money, lobster, meats and appliances. One hundred percent of the profits will go to the to the imPOSSIBLE Dream, Veteran Angler Charters and Dare To Dream Ranch.

Be Kind RI

Be Kind RI is a new program that connects volunteers to their neighbors across RI through text alerts to coordinate food deliveries from grocery stores and food pantries. To sign up go to www.BeKindRI.org. Volunteers must be 18 or older and undergo our background check. Be Kind RI is open to those in RI experiencing COVID-19 risk factors including seniors 65+, anyone with underlying health conditions, those in quarantine or isolation, anyone experiencing a lack of childcare, and those who would otherwise experience difficulty in obtaining food. For assistance signing up, call 877-958-8785.

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