Drive-thru Pantry

Posted 7/13/22

Spring Green Memorial Church will hold its monthly drive-thru food pantry on July 16. Grocery bags of food will be distributed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any …

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Drive-thru Pantry


Spring Green Memorial Church will hold its monthly drive-thru food pantry on July 16. Grocery bags of food will be distributed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 463-8328 or email springgreenchurch@yahoo.com.

Christmas in July

Come celebrate the Christmas in July craft fair with the Knights of Columbus on July 17 at 475 Sandy Lane in Warwick. There will be 25+ crafters and vendors as well as a raffle. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and all proceeds from the raffle table will go to Madeline’s Helping Hands.

Oakland Beach Association Meeting

The July meeting of the Oakland Beach Association will be held at 6 p.m. on July 14 at the Boys and Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave. (side entrance). Our guests will be Colonel Brad Connors, chief of Warwick police; Capt. Robert Hart of the WPD traffic division; and Mayor Frank Picozzi. They will address the parking situation near our beaches and the boat ramp. Please come with your questions. All neighborhood residents are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Conimicut Village
Yard Sale

The annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date is Sunday Sept. 18). All you do is set up at your home and keep your profits. The Conimicut Village Association will advertise and publish a map to participating homes. Call 524-8404 or email conimicutvillage@aol.com to get on the map. Leave your name, phone number, address, email and whether or not you are available for the rain date if required.

Pawtuxet Village Summer Concert
& Food Trucks

The Warwick Parks and Recreation and Ocean State Food Truck Festivals will host a summer concert and food truck event at the Pawtuxet Village Gazebo on July 30 from noon to 4 p.m. Come hang out in the beer garden and grab some food while listening to the sweet sounds of the Driftwoods band.

Shakespeare under
the Stars

What Cheer Shakespeare? Theatre Co. will present Shakespeare under the Stars at Governor Sprague Mansion (1351 Cranston St.). These shows are great for all those who love Shakespeare, and even better for those who struggle with the language. In Act one, the company will perform part of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” that explains all of Shakespeare’s plays in 45 minutes. In Act two, the company will perform a hilarious parody of Hamlet, “Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark,” written by local playwright Joseph Wallace. The plays will start at 7 p.m. and will run July 22-23, July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6. Tickets are $10; Call 508-933-4233 for more information.

CHSW Class of ’72 Reunion

Cranston High School West’s class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cranston Country Club. The event starts at 6 p.m. There will be a social hour (cash bar), a buffet dinner and music. The cost is $65 per person.  Please contact Helene (Gelberg) Arbor at helenechsw72@gmail.com to confirm your attendance (and, if applicable, your +1) and for payment details. Please respond by Aug. 1.

Free Canoe Rides

From 4 to 6 p.m., Thursdays in July and August, the public is invited to take free canoe rides on the Woonasquatucket River. 

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is once again offering free canoe rides on the Woonasquatucket River in Providence on Thursday evenings from 4-6 p.m. throughout July and August. Meet at the Fish ladder at Riverside Park, 50 Aleppo St., Providence. On-site registration is required for adults and children, and all ages are welcome.

The WRWC’s experienced paddle team will guide participants up and down the river for about a 10-minute loop, where you will likely see painted turtles basking on the banks and red-winged black birds flying ahead on this surprisingly peaceful stretch of the river. 

Paddles and life jackets are provided by the organization. Participants must sign a waiver and wear a life jacket in order to ride. All youth must be accompanied to the launch site by a parent or guardian.

This Community Canoe Program is made possible thanks to the generous support of AARP RI and REI COOP.

FOWPS Meeting

Friends of Warwick Ponds will have a 6 p.m. meeting on Aug. 17 at the Warwick Library. This meeting will be available on Facebook; there will be no meeting in July. 

Side by Side Exhibit

Warwick Center for the Arts will hold its Side by Side Invitational Group Art Show from July 23 to Aug. 20. In a time when the importance of unification represents a catalyst toward healing, the idea of residing together as a whole birthed the exhibit “Side by Side.” This exhibit encourages partnership between peoples -- partnerships with the capability to grow through what can be optimistically shared, visually articulated and expressed in a manner of the language we call art. This show is curated and juried by Angel Beth Smith. There will be a public reception on July 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at WCFA (3259 Post Road, Warwick). For further information, visit warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.

Free parking is on street or behind building in the parking lot; handicapped entrance at rear of building (call for assistance). The center is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fiddle N’ Fun

Fiddle N’ Fun will be at Pontiac Free Library on July 30 at 11 a.m. Fiddle N’ Fun is an independent music education program designed for young children (and adult caregivers). Mr. Joel delivers unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments and more.

Plein Air Art

The East Greenwich Art Club will hold a Plein Air art event at Roger William Park’s Botanical Garden on July 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is a $5 entrance fee to enter the Greenhouse. Contact the art club to register at info@eastgreenwichartclub.org.

Art Educator Showcase

Warwick Center for the Arts (WFCA) is seeking original works for its upcoming RI Art Educator’s Showcase, an exhibition featuring artwork from those individuals who teach art to others. This show is intended to celebrate these educators. This show is open to all art educators in RI, including PreK-12, college/university and adult art education. Works must be original and completed during the last 12 months. Works previously shown by the WCFA will not be accepted. As for fees, RIAEA members can submit up to three images, paid for by RIAEA. WCFA members can submit one image for $15 or two or three images for $35. All others can submit one image for $20 or two or three images for $40. First, second, and third places will receive cash awards. The entry deadline is July 24. For questions, contact Aileen at exhibits@warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010.

JHS Class of ’82 Reunion

Johnston High School Class of 1982 will celebrate its 40th reunion on Oct. 28 at the Alpine Country Club. For more information, email johnstonclass82@gmail.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #38 in East Greenwich has returned to having meetings every Thursday morning at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (99 Pierce St., East Greenwich) at the lower level. The meeting will be ongoing. Weigh-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m.

The meetings will last no more than one hour beginning to end and anyone is welcomed. If you know someone that is interested in weight loss, they are more than welcome to attend. For more information about TOPS, call Joan Tinkham at 401-739-5322.

WVMHS ’72 reunion

The Warwick Veterans Memorial High School Class of ’72 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Set. 17 at the Potowomut Golf Club (439 Ives Road, East Greenwich). The event starts at 6 p.m. and there will be cocktails (cash bar), followed by a buffet dinner. Tickets are $70 and individuals can purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wvmhs-1972-50th-reunion-tickets-362596635297. For questions, contact David Revens at DavidR@rrswlaw.com.

CHSE Class of ’65 reunion

Join the Cranston High School East Class of 65 for a belated 55th reunion on Sept. 17 at the Radisson Hotel (2081 Post Road, Warwick), from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Join the class for dinner, dancing and seeing old friends. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information contact michaeljsepe@yahoo.com.

Sounds of Korea

Sounds of Korea will take place on Aug. 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the McVinny Auditorium in Providence. The event includes traditional music and dance in celebration of Korean Independence Day. Admission if free and Korean food will be served.

Collectable Car Show

Tri City Elks Lodge 1915 W. Shore Rd. Warwick presents a Custom Collectible Car Show on Thursdays at 5 p.m. around the back of the lodge. Bring your auto and show it off or just come and enjoy the night. There will be music and food for sale and the Tiki Bar will be open for beverages! Additionally, Tuesdays are the lodge’s Jeep Night at 5 p.m.  Jeeps and 4x4’s of all shapes and sizes are welcome. The Tiki Bar will be open; food by PB&J’s will be available to purchase.

WCFA Art Camps

Spark your child’s creativity this summer! At Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA), we believe that arts education should start early and be available to all. Kids love to express themselves and have fun -- we provide the supplies, inspiration and guidance -- campers provide the creativity! This season, with the renovations made to our courtyard patio and more, we expect to offer even more of a variety and plenty of outdoor art making and games. Summer camps will run for six weeks from June 27 to Aug. 12; there is also a tentative seventh week which would run from Aug. 15 to 19. (There will be no camp during the week of July 4). Cost: Full day $345/$310 and half day (a.m. or p.m.) is $195/$175. For further information: danielle@warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010. WCFA is located at 3259 Post Road, Warwick.

Class Reunion

The East Providence High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion on August 14 at the East Providence Yacht Club (9 Pier Road, East Providence). At 1 p.m. there will be a meet and greet, while “Tanya McEntire and the Professors” will provide music from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pub-style food and drinks are available for purchase, and the event is free for all class members and their partners. Donations will be appreciated toward a gift from the Class of 1972 for the new East Providence High School. Contact Dave Marchetti: pondguy54@gmail.com or call 401-258-6412.

St. Xavier Academy Reunion

St. Xavier Academy’s class of 1970 will celebrate its 50th +2 reunion at Chelo’s Bar and Grille at 2225 Post Road, Warwick on Aug. 21, 2022 from noon to 4 p.m. Please email Nancy Tyrell Miley at Nmiley44@gmail.com or Pat Caldwell Carvalho at Patanncarvalho@gmail.com for additional information.

Theatre Summer Programs

The Rhode Island Youth Theatre Summer Programs will have two summer programs at the Historic Park Theatre and Event Center. “The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition” is for ages 7 to 16 and will take July 25 through August 6. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 5 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 6 at 7 p.m. The second program is “The Music Man, Jr.” which will run from August 8 to August 19. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 19 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 20 at 7 p.m. Visit www.riyt.org to register. Scholarships available for all programs, email ann@riyt.org.

Old Warwick Grange 41

The Grange is a fraternal community service, nonprofit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. It’s a place where the whole family can go and grow. Help us to help others.

The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road in Warwick.  For information please call either Joan Clegg at 401 465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at (508) 954-9712.

West Warwick AARP Chapter

West Warwick AARP Chapter is looking to expand its membership. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 70 Church Street, West Warwick. All are welcome to come enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with new friends.

Homecoming Celebration

St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association (SXA) announced its Homecoming celebration will be Oct. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Sept. 20. Practice your 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 Sept. 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 Ave. in Cranston. We Make RI offer 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-thursdawww.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursdayy or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.


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