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Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island will host the fourth annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lang’s Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave., Cranston. Participants are encouraged to register teams of five to participate in a private bowling party and raise donations from family, friends and colleagues leading up to the event with a fundraising goal of $100.
The fundraiser is being presented in part by MetLife Auto & Home, Savers and the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving. Cindy and Anthony Capobianco are mentors and longtime supporters of BBBSRI, recognized in 2018 as Big Couple of the Year.
To participate in Bowl For Kids’ Sake, or to learn more about BBBSRI and the role that mentoring plays in the community, visit, email or call 921-2434, ext. 101.

At the Johnston
Historical Society

The Johnston Historical Society’s museum barn is open Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.; and the first and third Saturdays of each month, 9-11 a.m., for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the society’s collection of printed materials. Both the museum and Elijah Angell House continue to be open by appointment – they always welcome visits by interested individuals or groups. Just send them an email at or leave a message at 231-3380 to set one up.
On Sept. 25, the society will host a general meeting featuring Patrick Donovan from Varnum Armory as the guest speaker.

Wine & Dine Extravaganza for MS Dream Center

The MS Dream Center of Rhode Island and Accessible Rhode Island will host a Wine & Dine Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Proceeds from the event will benefit the MS Dream Center, which is dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities.
The event, sponsored by Bob Gasbarro’s Oaklawn Liquors, will include a wine and beer tasting along with a variety of food from some of Rhode Island’s best known restaurants. The event will also include entertainment from the Ambrosiani Italian-American Band, raffles, a live auction, a 50/50 raffle and a mystery wine and dine pairing.
Tickets cost $60 each or 10 for $500 and can be purchased at To learn more, visit or
Johnston Police Explorers
Open to youth between the ages of 14 through 20, the Johnston Police Explorers provides a unique way to learn about law enforcement. The program is challenging and demanding, but also provides a great learning experience.
A few areas the Explorers learn and participate in are firearms training, self-defense, traffic investigation, criminal investigation and community policing.
For more information, contact the Johnston Police Department at 231-4210.
At the Mohr Library
for children
On Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m., you can sing-along with Mr. Rowland and dance with shakers and sing along with family favorites and best loved children’s songs. Open to all ages with a grown-up.
On Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m. is Toddler Time with stories, songs and fingerplay for babies and toddlers with a grown-up.
On Wednesdays through Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. kids can enjoy Preschool Storytime. There will be stories, songs, puppets and fingerplay for children ages 2½ to 5 years old with a grown-up.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. there will be Martial Arts for Tots with Sensei Dean from Rising Sun Jiu Jitsu will offer a free martial arts class for children ages 2 to 5 years old with a grown-up.
On Oct. 29-30 at 10:30 a.m. there will be Halloween Storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Children are encouraged to come in costume and caregivers may bring snacks or drinks if they wish.
All programs are free and open to the public and there is no need to register.
Defenders of Animals
Yard Sale
Defenders of Animals will hold its annual Community Yard Sale at the Edgewood Congregational Church, located at 1788 Broad St. in Cranston, on Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon.
At the Mohr for adults
A program titled “Historical Roots of Voting Rights,” featuring professor Beth Shinn, will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Mohr Library.
On Monday, Oct. 21, the library will present “Rhode Island Women’s Fight for Voting” from 6 to 8 p.m. The program will feature professor Deb Mulligan.
Abby Hutchinson’s “Sweet Freedom Songs” will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. It will feature actress Deborah Goss. Sign up at the Reference Desk for this musical look at “History in Word and Song: Abolition, Suffrage and the 1800s” as Goss portrays Abby, the contralto of the Hutchinson Family Quartet, renowned in New England, New York and England for their beautiful harmonies.
For further details, visit or email

Flea Market

Trinity’s Annual Flea Market, located at 2119 Hartford Ave., will be held on Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are being sought to rent a 14-by-14 area for $20 to sell your yard sale, crafts or new items.
No food items or drinks are allowed and lunch will be for sale.
Please contact Nicole Palazzo by text or phone call at 401-215-4410 for further details. Tell her you saw it in the Sun Rise.

11th Holly Charette
Motorcycle Run

The 11th annual Holly Charette Motorcycle Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29.
The ride will begin at the post office on Rolfe Square in Cranston and travel along scenic roads to the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter to honor Charette. The ride will then continue to Narragansett Town Beach before returning to the Crowne Plaza in Warwick for a dinner, raffles and the presentations of this year’s college scholarship recipients.
Charette, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps after Sept. 11, 2001, was 21 when her convoy was struck by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2005. She was the first female Marine to lose her life during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lance Cpl. Holly Charette Scholarship fund. This nonprofit organization was started in 2006 to remember and honor Charette. Each year, a student from Cranston High School East and Coventry High School receives a college scholarship in Charette’s name.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and kickstands go up at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $30 a person and includes the ride, a T-shirt and dinner.
To purchase tickets, contact Ray Charette at 347-9619, Regina Roberts at 615-9265 or Ed Roberts at 623-1164.

North Providence High class of 1964 reunion

North Providence High School’s class of 1964 will hold its 55th reunion on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5-10 p.m. at Meenhan Overlook, located at 2 Governor Notte Parkway (off Douglas Avenue) in North Providence. The reunion will feature stations with American and international appetizers, a fabulous dinner buffet, music, dancing and much more. Tickets cost $60 per person and can be purchased by calling Paula (Pellecione) Lipsey at 724-7222 or 742-4993 or Anthony Parente at 725-2019.

Free yoga for breast
cancer survivors

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation and Yoga at Studio Exhale offers yoga for breast cancer survivors every Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Yoga at Studio Exhale, 1263 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, is the place to be to explore slow flow, gentle movement to create space in the body and eliminate stress. This class is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Visit for more details.

Fall Flea Market
The St. Rocco Church Flea Market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the back lot of the church. Come join in this fall as crowds hunt for their treasures. The event is sponsored by the St Rocco Women’s Guild. Photos in jpg format are accepted and news can include community events, promotions, academic news and nonprofit events. Email today and see your news in our column in the Johnston Sun Rise. Please include a daytime telephone number in case we require any further information.


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