RI Art Educators Exhibit

Posted 8/31/22

The Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit will run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 24 at the Warwick Center for the Arts (3259 Post Road, Warwick). This second annual Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit is an …

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RI Art Educators Exhibit


The Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit will run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 24 at the Warwick Center for the Arts (3259 Post Road, Warwick). This second annual Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit is an opportunity for students, colleagues, patrons, friends and family to recognize and celebrate Rhode Island’s Art Educators’ own art. The opening reception will take place Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For further information, visit www.warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.

Bring Your Own Improv Youth Workshops

Bring Your Own Improv and the Warwick Center for the Arts have a common interest in educating youth. It is with that in mind that BYOI created a program in 2014 for teens, to teach them improv as well as self-confidence and problem-solving skills. The Youth Collective meets every Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Warwick Center for the Arts. For each two-month session, youth take four weeks of workshops followed immediately by four weeks of shows.

Youth must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and no previous experience is required. Parental permission is required. The $245 fee must be paid in order to hold a youth’s spot. The workshops include lessons, the shows and free admission to the 7:00 p.m. shows for participants. WCFA Members may purchase the workshops at a rate of $195. Memberships are $35 for an individual and $50 for a family of four. Please contact us about becoming a WCFA Member today. This will be the last session offered until January 2023. First come, first serve.

Annual Apple Festival

The annual apple festival at Johnston Memorial Park (1583 Hartford Ave., Johnston) will take place Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will feature Artisan Row, handcrafted items, pony rides and more. Free and open to the public.

Vision of Hope Cancer Walk

The thirteenth annual three-mile fundraising walk to benefit women with gynecological cancer and their families will be held, rain or shine, on Sept. 11 at Warwick City Park on Asylum Road in Buttonwoods. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds go to the “Women in Need Fund” and the “Integrative Care Services Fund” programs at Women and Infants Hospital in memory of Kerri McClean who succumbed to a five-year battle with cervical cancer in 2009. Baskets and gift cards will be raffled. Refreshments will be provided. $30 registration fee. For more information, call 401-829-1670.

OLLI Classes for Adults 50+

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Rhode Island continues its registration for the fall semester. OLLI at URI provides classes for adults aged 50 and better. Students can enjoy a variety of classes, in person and via ZOOM, simply for the joy of learning – no tests, no grades. Learn more about OLLI by visiting uri.edu/olli or call the office at 874-4197.

A few selections for the upcoming semester include Conversational Italian, Digital Photography, Broadway Musicals, and a special course, Who Really Killed Michael Jordan’s Father? OLLI classes meet at 210 Flagg Road with ample parking right outside the door.

West Bay Chorale Celebrates 42nd Concert Season

West Bay Chorale will kick off its fall 2022 season on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at St. Kevin Church (333 Sandy Lane, Warwick). Current singers as well as those interested in joining the Chorale are invited to register and learn the details of the upcoming concert season. Information regarding Covid-related rules will be shared. Artistic director Eric W. Van Dervort and the chorale’s board of directors will lead the meeting. All current singers and those interested in joining must be vaccinated and boosted as recommended and everyone must show proof of vaccination. Masks will either be required or recommended, depending on Covid trends. In particular, we are seeking Tenor and Baritone voices. Feel free to listen to pieces from our concerts on our West Bay Chorale Facebook page and please email us at info@westbaychorale.org if you are interested in joining us.

Beer Garden at Garden City Center

Join Garden City Center at the gazebo for a rotating lineup of local breweries on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 2 through Oct. 2. Newport Craft Brewing will be there Sept. 2 through Sept. 5, Whaler’s Brewing Company will be there Sept. 9 through Sept. 11, Grey Sail Brewing will be there from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18, Narragansett Beer will be there from Sept. 23 to Sept 25 and Proclamation Ale Company will be there Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. On Fridays, the beer garden will be open from 4 p.m.t o 8 p.m. On Saturdays, it will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays it will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Labor Day, they will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The beer garden is open to the public – no cover charge. Customers must show a valid ID in order to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

19th Century Music Concert

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.

Narragansett Bay Chorus

The Narragansett Bay Chorus (NBC) presents American A Cappella at the McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way in Providence on Sept. 11 at 2:30 pm. The show features appearances by the Coastline Show Chorus (Sweet Adelines International), Harmony Heritage Chorus (Harmony Incorporated) and four quartets: Second Nature, Nantucket Sound and Generations.

October Paint Out

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.

Library looking for podcast geeks

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 wgregersen@warwicklibrary.org or 401-921-9758.

Gorton Lunch

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!

Pasta Dinner

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.

Reflections of Our National Parks

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 info@eastgreenwichartclub.org or at the website www.eastgreenwichartclub.org.

Rising Leader Scholarship

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.

Greek Festival

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.

Volunteer with Westbay Community Action

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!

Bowlers Needed

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 wchurchleague@yahoo.com to join or submit questions.

No More Hunger Walk

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.

Volunteer Opportunity

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.

High Low Jack Ladies League

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.

FOWPS Meeting

The Friends of Warwick Ponds will meet Nov. 1 at the Warwick Public Library at 6 p.m. Please bring a friend or relative.

Exhibit of Commemorative Ceramics

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.


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.

CHSE Class of ‘55 Reunion

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.

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.

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.

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