Celebrating the season, new playground equipment in Pontiac

Posted 12/2/21

The Pontiac Village Association will celebrate the installation of new playground equipment Saturday at the village park with a ribbon cutting followed by hot chocolate, cookies and coffee in the …

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Celebrating the season, new playground equipment in Pontiac


The Pontiac Village Association will celebrate the installation of new playground equipment Saturday at the village park with a ribbon cutting followed by hot chocolate, cookies and coffee in the train station. The new equipment was made possible with an $8,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. In addition to refreshments at the train station there will be children craft activities, holiday photo opportunities and a mailbox for letters to Santa. The event will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 1:15.

Clothing Donation Fundraiser at Pilgrim Senior Center

Clean out your closet for a cause. Fifth Graders of Hoxsie Elementary are holding a drive-thru clothing donation drive fundraiser at the Pilgrim Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, or household textiles will be accepted. For more information, visit www.hoxsiefifthgrade.com or contact Meredith at (401) 287-8323.

Conimicut Village tree lighting

The annual Conimicut Village Tree Lighting will be Friday, December 3rd at 6 p.m. in Donovan Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire engine shortly after the lighting. Cider, juice boxes and cookies will be available. All are welcome.

 Brayton Cemetery cleanup

The Warwick Commission on Historical Cemeteries is holding the fall cleanup of Brayton Cemetery in Apponaug on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 am. If it is pouring rain or too much snow on the ground, and conditions improve on Sunday that will be the rain date.

Spring Green Church bazaar

On December 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Avenue, Warwick will be having a holiday bazaar. There will be a baked goods table, children’s grab bags, holiday gifts, holiday decorations, and a gift card raffle for local stores and restaurants. If you have any questions, please contact the church at 463-8328 or springgreenchurch@yahoo. com. Masks are required.

Make a Festive Christmas Journal

Make a festive Christmas journal at a two-part workshop at Warwick Public Library on Wednesdays, December 1 & 8 at 6:30 p.m. Fill your Christmas journal with photos and illustrations of the holidays, and create a decorative book to flip through or make a working journal to keep your holiday thoughts and memories. Bring a pencil, scissors, a glue stick, and paper—such as Christmas cards and envelopes, wrapping paper, sheet music, calendar pages, and gift tags. This free program is limited to 20 crafters. Sign up online at www.warwicklibrary.org or call (401) 739-5440, x3. Formore information, call (401)739-5440, x9758. The Library is located at 600 Sandy Lane.

Model Railroad Club Open House

The Providence Northern Model Railroad Club will be hosting their annual two days open house on Dec. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be taking place at 1175 West Shore Road in Warwick and there is a suggested donation of $2 for adults, a $5 maximum for families and free for children 12 and under. They are currently building a HO scale layout that is based on the New England area in 1985 from Providence to Northern Vermont and reaching Montreal Canada. For more information visit www.providencenorthern.org

Tri-City Elks #14 Holiday Spectacular Craft Show

The Tri-City Elks #14 Holiday Spectacular Craft Show will be taking place on Dec. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1915 West Shore Road Warwick. Tri-City Elks #14

Annual Toy Drive

The Tri-City Elks #14 annual toy drive will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1915 West Shore Road Warwick. There will be music by STRUMDAWGS and a buffet will be included with a donation of a new unwrapped toy and non-perishable food item. Donations of toys and food can also be made at the lodge through Dec. 11. The business hours for the Elk Lodge are Monday thru Thursday starting at 3 p.m. and Friday thru Sunday at 12 p.m. The toy drive will help local children in the community.

Christmas Fair

 St. Augustine’s Church, will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15 Lower College Road, in Kingston. Wreaths and greens, baked goods, basket raffle, hand crafts, and Santa’s Attic. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand— photos encouraged. Masks required if not vaccinated. For more information: 401-783-2153 or www.staugustineuri.org

Car Menorah Parade

Rhode Island’s second annual Menorah Parade will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. Those joining the parade should assemble at Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Road, Warwick . The parade of menorah topped cars will go to the Rhode Island State House. RSVP to reserve a Menorah for your c a r : RabbiWarwick@gmail.com

E.G. Art Club news

The East Greenwich Art Club will have a meeting and demonstration on Tuesday, December 7th, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 30 Pierce Street, East Greenwich. Use the Montrose St. entrance on the side by the parking lot. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Lucas J.X. Kolasa, an international artist and teacher, will have a demo and lecture titled, “How Our Eyes See Our World with Rods and Cones”. Kolasa will explain how our eyes transmit the information to our brains. He will show how he uses a technique called pointillism to create portraits using paint filled syringes. For more information, contact the club at: info@eastgreenwichartclub.org or www.eastgreenwichartclub.org.

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

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

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.

Pilgrim Senior Center

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-seniorcenter. For questions, contact Kathleen at (401) 468-4074.


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



9a.m. to 9:45 Beginner Workout

9 to 11 a.m.—Paint on Wood

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

10:00am Pet Therapy (Molly the Chocolate Lab)

10:00a.m. Billiards

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.—Sing a Long

1 to 3 p.m.—Hi-Lo Jack

1 to 3 p.m.—Ceramics

1:00 p.m.—Mat Yoga Wednesdays

8:30am Tai-Chi

9:30 a.m.—Scrabble

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.—Yarnigans

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—Chair Yoga

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.—Chess

1 p.m.—Poker

1 p.m.—Bridge



10:30 – 11:15a.m. Zumba

1 p.m.—Mah Jongg

1 to 3 p.m.—Oil Painting



9:15 a.m.—Happy Hoofers Tap Practice

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—Chair Yoga

10:00a.m. Art Class

10:30 a.m.—Pilgrim TheatermStars

1 p.m. Silver Screenings (Movie)

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

1:30 to 3 p.m. Poetry Readers

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.

ESL classes at WPL

The Warwick Public Library and the RI Family Literacy Initiative host 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. For more information, call (401) 455-8041.

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. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.

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. 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-ajob-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.


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