Are you a fan of listening to podcasts? Do you have a lot of technical skills you would like to apply to a great community resource? The library has its own weekly podcast, Warwick Radio Online, and …
Are you a fan of listening to podcasts? Do you have a lot of technical skills you would like to apply to a great community resource? The library has its own weekly podcast, Warwick Radio Online, and is building a team to help run it.
Warwick Radio Online (https://warwicklibrary.org/warwick-radio-online-4) highlights the wonderful things that make Warwick great from community resources to opportunities for entertainment to the background and history of the city. They are looking for folks who would like to be technicians to operate the recording studio and edit episodes of the show, on-air talent to serve as hosts of episodes, or managers to supervise and schedule podcast episodes. Those interested can serve in one or all of these roles. Tasks could include recording content in the studio, hosting/co-hosting, interviewing, scriptwriting, editing sound, and experience with Apple computers and the GarageBand audio-editing software. Experience would be helpful, but the library can also help you learn the skills you would need to work on the podcast.
If you are interested in joining our podcast team or would like more information, please contact Wil Gregersen, the library’s Community Services Librarian, at email@example.com or 401-921-9758.
The Gorton Lunch for the Class of 1941 to 1955 will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Greenwood Restaurant (1350 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick). The cost is $30 and there will be fried scallops, baked scrod and veal parmesan. Call Fran Allin at 401-463-8679 or Barbara Kane at 401-821-0161 or Barbkane14@gmail.com. Bring a classmate!
There will be a pasta dinner at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (111 West Shore Rd., Warwick) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 17. The menu includes pasta, homemade sauce, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread, assorted desserts, coffee, tea and water. Soda will be available for an added cost. The cost for adults is $12.00, children (6-11) are $6 and kids 5 and under are free. There will be a 50/50 Raffle and the church is handicap accessible. For reservations, contact St. Mark’s at 401-737-3127.
Join the Providence Brigade Band for a living history concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Church of the Ascension (390 Pontiac Ave., Cranston). The concert will feature 19th century music performed on antique instruments. All proceeds will benefit the Church of the Ascension. Tickets are $10 at the door and include light refreshments.
The East Greenwich Art Club will meet at the East Greenwich United Methodist Church (1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich) on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Local and well- known artists, Kathy Hodge and Mary Dondero, will present a program, “Reflections of our National Parks.” They will reveal professional paintings done while each was an Artist in Residence at one of the parks, discuss their experiences, the works they created and what opportunities exist for other artists to apply for Residencies. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the website www.eastgreenwichartclub.org.
Apply for the R.I.S.E. leadership scholarship – funds can be applied to tuition, textbooks or graduate exam application fees. An applicant must be the following: a woman residing in the United States as of Jan. 1, 2022; a high school senior or first year college student with a 3.0 minimum GPA; and an individual who is able to demonstrate personal commitment to serving as a leader in their school, extracurricular activities or community. Five winners will be chosen. They will receive a $1,000 scholarship, networking and mentoring opportunities and opportunities to serve as a brand ambassador. To learn more and to apply, visit forms.gle/2WQA9etfHindJ58cA.
The Church of the Annunciation will hold its Greek Festival from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. There will be authentic Greek food, Greek music and dancing and Odyssey Dance Troupe performances. There is free admission and the event will take place at 175 Oaklawn Ave. The festival will be open the following days/times: Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Additionally, there will be free shuttle buses running from Cranston West.
Do you have a passion and desire to make a difference in your community? Westbay Community Action’s ‘Marketplace,’ the second largest food pantry in RI, needs volunteers who are interested in a fun and rewarding experience working with like-minded people. Volunteers 17 years or older will be stocking shelves, unpacking trucks and helping individuals with picking up their food. Youth volunteers 16 years or younger may also volunteer when accompanied by an adult over 18. Call Kendra Anderson at 401-921-1249 ext.352 to get started!
The Warwick Men’s Church Bowling League is in need of some new bowlers. The league was established in 1951 and is still bowling duckpin at the Meadowbrook Bowling Alley in Warwick. The group bowls on Tuesday nights from September until April. A weekly fee of $15 provides three games of bowling, small events and a banquet at the end of the season with cash prizes. You do not have to be an active church member to join. Please contact email@example.com to join or submit questions.
A walk to call attention to food insecurity will be held Oct. 15. Last year, over $10,000 was raised. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (111 West Shore Road, Warwick). Many local groups and churches will be participating. Any interested churches, organizations and individuals are invited and encouraged to join. Call 401-737-8232 or email WoodburyChurchRI@gmail.com for details.
Friends Way invites caring, sensitive and committed individuals to take advantage of the organization’s volunteer opportunities. Approximately 15 volunteers come together each group night to work with the grieving children, teens and adults. Facilitators work with a specific group of children, teens or adults by helping them safely and openly express their feelings of grief through age-appropriate activities using the expressive arts. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every other week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Professional training is provided. Friends Way asks for a commitment of one year and eight hours a month. The dates include Aug. 29, 31, Sept. 6, 10 and 13. Interested applicants should contact Ryan Loiselle at 401-921-0980. All trainings occur at 765 West Shore Road, Warwick. Meals are provided, a background check is required and the Covid vaccine is required.
Join Garden City Center for a Mr. Potato Head’s 70th birthday party on Aug. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids can enjoy life-size toys and games, write a birthday card for Mr. Potato Head and enjoy snacks. Around 7:30 p.m. there will be a showing of Toy Story – the center recommends bringing a lawn chair or blanket. Be one of the first 250 kids to register for this event and get a potato head toy with your ticket. Select “Tater Tot Ticket” at checkout. Tickets cost $5 per child (adults free). 100 percent of ticket sales benefit The Tomorrow Register here: Fund.https://gardencitycenter.com/event/mr-potato-heads-70th-birthday-party/.
Join the Pontiac Free Library on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. for a special concert with the K.C. Moaner Jug Band! Registration requested via phone (401) 737-3292 or website.
High Low Jack
On Sept. 12, a High Low Jack League will begin at 7 p.m. at the VFW (840 West Shore Road). If interested, call Nancy at 401-737-1405. You must bring a partner.
Currently on display at Clouds Hill Museum in Warwick is a collection of commemorative and souvenir ceramics. Intern Wren Joyrich has gathered dozens of pieces collected by the many generations of the family of Clouds Hill and created an exhibit for all to see. Call 401-884-9490 to arrange a time to tour -- there is always something new.
Cranston East’s class of 1955 will hold its reunion at noon on Sept. 6 at Gregg’s Restaurant in North Kingstown. Anyone interested in attending please call Margie Grossi Gemma at 401-263-2129 or Ethel Caparrelli DiPrete at 401-632-4705.
Fifty years ago in September 1972, 10,000 volunteers lined the banks of the Blackstone River to remove tons of trash, appliances, furniture, even cars and a school bus from its banks; it became the largest one-day regional environmental clean-up in American history. Join the Blackstone Watershed Collaborative Aug. 27 to clean up and green up part of the Blackstone River Watershed and mobilize Project ZAP50. Learn more at www.zaptheblackstone.com.
Warwick’s Clouds Hill Museum is planning for a second “Paint-out” this fall on Oct. 8. For more information and registration, contact the Warwick Center for the Arts at warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010.
Are you caring for someone with dementia who exhibits difficult to manage behaviors? You may be eligible to participate in a research study seeking advice and feedback from caregivers about what types of supports are needed. Enrolled participants will be compensated for their time. The study will take place (video call) through Rhode Island Hospital’s Neuropsychology Program. If interested, contact the study coordinator Dr. Kim Chapman at 401-829-4310.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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