Lifeguard and Ranger jobs available
Lifeguard and Ranger jobs are available now at State Beaches and Parks for the remainder of the 2020 recreation season. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is actively recruiting qualified individuals to fill seasonal employment positions at state beaches, parks, campgrounds, and the golf course at Goddard Park through the remainder of the 2020 recreation season. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply.
Full-time lifeguard positions are available at all state swimming areas, including saltwater beaches such as Roger Wheeler and Scarborough, non-surf beaches such as Goddard, and freshwater beaches such as Burlingame Campground and Lincoln Woods State Park, through Monday, Sept. 7. Hourly rates for lifeguards were raised in 2019 and range from $13.25 to $16.25 an hour, based on location and position level. All lifeguard candidates must have successfully completed courses and hold valid cards in lifeguard training, first aid, and CPR including infant, child, and adult.
DEM also is seeking park rangers and facilities attendants to work at recreational sites across the state. More than a dozen new seasonal workers are needed. They will be assigned positions at state beaches through Labor Day and will then assist at state campgrounds and the Goddard Park Golf Course until the facilities close in November. Hourly rates for park rangers range from $10.50 to $11.60. Applicants for facilities attendant and park ranger I positions must be 16 years of age or older, and applicants to park ranger positions at levels II and III must be 18 years of age or older.
For a complete list of seasonal employment opportunities and to apply, visit www.riparks.com/employment.
Most positions are full-time and include weekend and holiday hours. Active senior citizens and retired military personnel who might want to work part-time work to make up for the lack of younger applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications must be completed online. Paper applications will not be accepted. The State of Rhode Island is an equal opportunity/diversity employer.
Historical Society to Meet in September
The Johnston Historical Society will meet on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Weather permitting, we will be meeting outside; masks required. Our speaker will be food historian David Stone, who will talk about his recent book, “Lost Restaurants of Providence,” and the research he’s done for a follow-up volume on Lost Restaurants of Newport.
The Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn is located at 101 Putnam Pike, Johnston. Programs are free and open to the public.
At the Mohr Library
The Mohr Library in Johnston is offering curbside service. Patrons can request books online, by email or by phone and they will provide them for contactless pick-up. They also are giving out free Grab-n-Go bags with crafts and activities for children in preschool and elementary school ages. The bags have several crafts, coloring sheets, bookmarks, stickers and activities. Patrons can request them by contacting Meri at meri<\@>mohrlibrary.org.
Scary Acres RI is hiring
It’s that time of year! Scary Acres RI is now accepting applications for its 2020 fall season.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have reliable transportation to and from the event, and have availability to work the entire season. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. or later. The season begins Aug. 16 and runs through Oct. 30. All hired staff must agree to a zero-tolerance drug policy.
Those hired will receive paid training/rehearsals on site. Available positions include scare actresses/actors and security. Experience is preferred. The pay rate $11.50 per hour.
Visit the hiring kiosk outside the farm store at 2150 Scituate Ave. in Hope for details and to fill out an application. Applications are available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All staff must follow all state-issued and company policies for protecting themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. This includes being able and willing to wear proper protection equipment and practicing social distancing.
For questions, email brianscaryacres<\@>gmail.com.
MS Dream Center
The MS Dream Center’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Aug. 24, at Valley Country Club in Warwick.
Tournament registration and lunch start at noon with a shotgun start for golfers at 1:45 p.m. Dinner, raffles, and the awarding of prizes and more begins at approximately 6:30 p.m.
There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available for businesses and individuals alike.
For more information on sponsorship and playing opportunities contact Anne Delsignore at anne<\@>msdreamcenter.org.
The MS Dream Center was founded in April 2010 with a mission of engaging all members of the MS community in purposeful activity, while promoting a spirit of camaraderie. The Center offers a wide range of activities from support groups and exercise programs to educational seminars and various therapies. The MS Dream Center is located at the Peter T. Pastore Youth Center, 155 Gansett Ave. in Cranston.
Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble auditions
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble is looking for the finest student musicians in grades seven through 12 for the upcoming 2020-21 performance season. The Youth Ensemble is part of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Music School.
Directed by Dr. David Neves, a nationally recognized music educator and conductor, the Youth Wind Ensemble includes over 75 band students from throughout the state.
The ensemble performs three concerts during the school year and members are recognized as being amongst the best players in Rhode Island. All students who love performing band music, play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments, and are looking for a challenging musical experience should audition.
Auditions will continue throughout the summer but interested students should audition as soon as possible before the groups are filled.
For questions or more information about auditions, contact Christine Eldridge at email@example.com, Neves at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit riphil.wordpress.com.
The Mohr Library is currently offering virtual versions of some of their teen programs as well as drop-in chats! They are all invite-only programs, so please contact the teen librarian at email@example.com to register or if you have any questions.
Art Club meets every Tuesday at 3 p.m.; History Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 3 p.m.; and drop-in chat days differ weekly, so please ask when registering.
‘Blue Line’ patch
offered by JPD
The Johnston Police Department is now selling “Blue Line” edition collectible patches. All of the proceeds from the sale of the patches will support Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the work it does for the families of fallen police officers.
To purchase a patch, visit ibpo-local307-johnstonri.square.site.
Coronavirus is presenting many challenges in the Rhode Island community for Medicare eligibles. Help with understanding Medicare health insurance is becoming an issue as companies transform their business processes. Luckily, local Medicare health plan agents are available and can operate remotely. Get no-cost help understanding Medicare health plan benefits from multiple insurance companies. Call today at 241-7985.
Help make a
house a home
The Furniture Bank of RI, a nonprofit corporation, needs bureaus, complete twin or double beds, kitchen sets, mattresses, and other household furniture that you no longer need. To help a less fortunate family through your charitable donation of good used furniture, call 831-5511 to arrange for pick up. All donated articles must be in good condition.
Did you know?
August has two birthstones, the Peridot and Sardonyx. Peridot is among the oldest known gemstones. It ranges from olive to lime green, sometimes with a brownish tinge.
Sardonyx is a gem with white and brown bands and it is believed to have mystical powers: it eliminates negative thinking. (Source: August Fun Facts)
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