FOWPS Meeting

Posted 4/6/22

Friends of Warwick Ponds (FOWPS) will meet April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Library Sandy Lane. Dr. Shivers and his team will be presenting their preliminary results of a multiyear study of Warwick …

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FOWPS Meeting


Friends of Warwick Ponds (FOWPS) will meet April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Library Sandy Lane. Dr. Shivers and his team will be presenting their preliminary results of a multiyear study of Warwick Pond. The meeting is not available remotely.


The Art of the Fan

Clouds Hill House Museum presents “The Art of the Fan” which will run from March 13 through May 15. Dozens of fans belonging to past generations will be on display.  Fixed, cockade, fontage, brisé, and pleated fans of lace, paper, cloth, and feathers will be included with interesting and fun facts about fans. Reservations are required and regular admission rates apply.


West Warwick AARP Chapter

West Warwick AARP Chapter is looking to expand their 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.


AARP Chapter 2210 Lobster Clambake and Foxwoods Trip

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a Clambake at Captain Jack’s and Foxwoods Casino trip for May 26. Bus pickup from the Exit 6A Park & Ride at 10:30 a.m., return time is approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost is $99 per person (must be paid before May 12). For more information, call Maureen at 828-5188. Be sure to watch for future trips to Martha’s Vineyard (July 7), Newport Playhouse (August 17) and Atlantic City (October 16-17).


Welcoming Ashley Kalus

The Warwick Republican City Committee will welcome Republican Candidate for Governor, Ashley Kalus to their April 21 meeting. Ashley will speak briefly and take a few questions at 7 p.m. Join them at the RIGOP Headquarters on Airport Plaza. Lower Suites Post Rd., Warwick. Additional information on WGOP’s Facebook.


NAMI-RI: Free Virtual Family-To-Family course

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for our spring 2022 virtual Family-to-Family course which begins on April 13. This is a free, eight-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI-Rhode Island’s Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience with a loved one, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit namirhodeisland.org or call 401-331-3060 or email beth@namirhodeisland.org.


May Breakfast

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its May Breakfast on Sunday, May 1 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at 111 West Shore Rd., Warwick. Menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, baked beans, pancakes, muffins and hot and cold beverages. Cost for adults is $10, children (5-12) are $5. Handicap accessible. Please call 401-737-3127 for a reservation.


Washington Trust Shred Days

Shredding old documents can protect you from identity theft and give you the peace of mind knowing your sensitive information was disposed of properly. Visit Washington Trust’s free Community Shred Day events being held at various branches on April 9 and May 21!

From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  on Saturday, April 9, Washington Trust will be available at the following locations: Warwick (236 Centerville Rd); Johnston (1383 Atwood Ave.)


New Performance at Arctic Playhouse

The Arctic Playhouse presents “Lie Cheat and Genuflect from March 24 through April 10. It is a comedy written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore; the play is directed by Tony Annicone. For more information, visit www.thearcticplayhouse.com or call 401-573-3443.


Earth Day Event Series

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is kicking off Earth Day with clean days and fun activities all month long! April 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clean Day and Tree Planting at Adams Lane in North Providence;  April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clean Day at Cricket Field in Johnston; April  22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Earth Day Clean Day and Tree Planting at Promenade and Kinsley in Providence; April 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Earth Day Clean Day at Riverside Park in Providence. For more information, contact cbrown@wrwc.org.


DDE’s Second Annual Egg Hunt

Distinctive Dance Etc.’s egg hunt for DDE dancers was postponed until April 10. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Warwick City Park (soccer field/behind dog park) located at 185 Asylum Road, Warwick.

Each participating child will leave with 24 stuffed eggs and the Easter Bunny may be hopping by. A sanitation station will be available and eggs will be “hidden” in the large field behind the dog park.

To sign up, give a $10 Donation per child (cash/check/Venmo accepted) or donate two dozen stuffed eggs before Saturday at noon (in plastic bag to donation boxes provided at each location! (Please use covered candy, stickers, tattoos, erasers, toys and no peanut products). For more information, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4dabac2aabf49-dde1st.


Kids Easter Egg Hunt

Join Tri-City Elks Lodge #14 for a kids Easter egg hunt on April 9 from noon to 2 p.m. (Rain date April 10). The event is for kids ages infant to 12 years old and will take place at the Warwick City Park – at the baseball fields. There will be music, raffles, food trucks and individuals can take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring a basket/bag for egg collecting.


Kids Fishing Derby

The Tri-City Elks Lodge #14 will host a kids fishing derby on April 16 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children ages five to 12 can participate in the event. There will be two age groups: one for ages five to eight and another for ages nine through 12. All you need is your own fishing rod and bait, and a fishing pole will be awarded to the once child in each group who catches the largest fish. Awards will be handed out at 11 a.m. and hot dogs, chips and soda will follow. Stop by the lodge (1915 W. Shore Road) to sign your children up!


SBA Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich to Address Warwick Rotary Club

Small Business Administration (SBA) New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich (Biden/Harris Administration appointee) will address the Warwick Rotary Club at its meeting on Thursday, March 31 at noon at Chelo’s on Post Road.  After the meeting, Vlacich will be joined by SBA Rhode Island District Director Mark S. Hayward and Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President Lauren Slocum, as the group tours local small businesses including The Talent Factory and Slocum Real Estate & Insurance, who received SBA PPP loans.


Meet Local Author

Meet local author Marilyn Wade, a.k.a. Mother Love It, on Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. at the Warwick Pontiac Free Library! Marilyn will talk about her book, “Keep Pushing Forward,” and sign your book. (You can purchase a copy on Amazon.com).


April Art Camp

Save the date for five full days of art camp at Warwick Center for the Arts where we will celebrate Earth Day all around the globe! Daily themes will include art projects from the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, Japan and more. All art materials included. This camp is for kids in grades one through six.

Camp will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Rd., Warwick, from April 18 to April 22. The cost is for the five-day camp is $300 for non-WCFA members and $275 for WCFA members. For further information: www.warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010.


Intuitive painting class

The Warwick Center of the Arts is holding its “Go with the Flow: Intuitive Painting for Adults” on Tuesdays until April 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. These classes offer a great opportunity for adults and seniors of all abilities to let go of their every day worries by exploring and experimenting with their creative expression. Instructor Patty Martucci will lead participants through a new intuitive painting exercise each week. Leave your stress behind and join in on some pure creative fun! All art materials provided.

The cost is $20 per session, and all ages and levels are welcome. For further information: www.warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010. Warwick Center for the Arts is located at 3259 Post Road.


Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John’s, led by Music Director Edward Markward, will present the fourth concert of its fifth season on April 24, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington.

The concert will include Prokofiev’s, Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Sibelius’, Valse triste op. 44, No. 1 (Sad Waltz, Joseph Haydn’s Concerto in C Major for Cello and Orchestra, Hob. VIIb:1.

All audience members will be required to wear masks and show proof of being fully vaccinated including a booster shot, if eligible. The concert is free, donations are welcome. More information at www.cobsj.org.


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

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.



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.


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

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