The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee: An Author Talk

Posted 2/24/22

Join journalist Abraham Riesman for a talk on his biography "True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee" at Warwick Public Library (600 Sandy Lane) on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Stan Lee is known …

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The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee: An Author Talk


Join journalist Abraham Riesman for a talk on his biography "True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee" at Warwick Public Library (600 Sandy Lane) on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Stan Lee is known as the creator of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk and many more Marvel Comics characters, but his greatest innovation was his image as a flamboyant pop culture trendsetter. Hear the story of Stan Lee. Find out what he did and didn't contribute to the Marvel Universe and how the fame and fortune he pursued never seemed to satisfy him and would lead to his undoing. Abraham Riesman is a Providence-based journalist who writes about arts and culture for New York magazine. His work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The New Republic and Vice. For more information, call (401) 739-5440, x9758. This event is free and open to all.

Irish music at Pontiac Free Library

Pontiac Free Library would like you to join them on March 19 at 11 a.m. for an Irish traditional music concert with uilleann pipes, whistles and vocals performed by Keegan Loesel of Keegan-Irish-Music. Register by calling (401) 732-3292 or by visiting their website www.pontiacfreelibrary.org.

Paint and wine night Greenwood Volunteer

Fire Museum and Company, located at 45 Kernick St., Warwick, is hosting a Paint and Wine Night Event, Wednesday, March 9 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cost is $35.00 for members and $40 for non-members; A Brush with Wine Painting Party with Sandee Pacheco. For more information, please contact Donna at Ima8Fan@yahoo.com or (401) 742-4937.

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 $65 per person and individuals must RSVP by May 25. The class has two Facebook Groups to keep in touch and reunion information can be found there: CHSE 1971: Cranston High School East Class of 1971 https://www.facebook.com/groups/51722469479 CHSE 1971 50th Reunion! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1657621767778266 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 at exdejesus@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.

Let's bowl

The General Federation of Women's Clubs, Cranston Community Women's Club would like you to join them for "Bowling for a Cause" to benefit the Cranston Family Center on Saturday March 19 at Langs Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island. Registrationstarts at 10 a.m., bowling 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $25.00 per bowler and includes two hours of bowling, shoes, two slices of pizza and a drink. All your donations will benefit the center which works with families to remove obstacles that inhibit their ability to actively participate in their child's education. Raffles and 50/50. If interested, call (401) 451-5073 or send your check to Lisa Giannini, 21 Gordon Street, Cranston, RI 02910. Make checks payable to GFWC-CCWC. Make a difference and help families in need.

Friends of Warwick Ponds meeting

The Friends of Warwick Ponds will host a meting on March 21 at the Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be on Facebook as well.

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.

Game dinner is back this Feb. 27

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the annual Sportsman Game Dinner benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick is back. The popular event features five delicious courses prepared by the renowned Ralph's Catering. Selections include venison chili, antipasti with bruschetta, game soup, pasta with venison meatballs & sausage, wild boar & peas, venison marsala, game hen, roasted potatoes and more. There is also a cash bar. In addition to great local food, the event offers a variety of raffles, including a 50/50 raffle. The luncheon takes place on Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Smithfield Elks, 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., but you need a ticket – so don't wait - tickets sell fast. Tickets are $40 and can purchased: online at www.wbgclubs.org, by visiting or sending a check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick administrative offices at 42 Frederick St, Warwick, RI 02888 or by calling 401-467-4385.

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.

Meat & lobster raffle every Saturday

West Bay Anglers will hold a meat and lobster raffle every Saturday starting Nov. 6 through March 2022 at the Warwick Firemen's Association 750 Warwick Ave., Warwick, starting at 1 p.m. Prizes include money, lobster, meats and appliances. One hundred percent of the profits will go to the to the impossible Dream, Veteran Angler Charters and Dare To Dream Ranch.

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 your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in small groups. Classes are free and meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call (401) 455- 8041.

Citizenship prep classes at WPL

Prepare for the U.S. Naturalization Interview with Citizen Preparation classes at the Warwick Public Library. Practice citizenship vocabulary, learn the necessary civics content, and work on interview skills using the N-400 application form. Classes meet on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Sept. 25. Sign up at the library. For more information, call (401) 455-8041. These free classes are offered by the RI Family Literary Initiative.

Get a Job Thursdays

We Make RI, an organization that provides free manufacturing training, ishosting a series of job fairs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their offices at 200 First Ave. in Cranston. We Make RI offer job seekers a chance to meet with employers, get career counseling, resume help and more. Some employers include Swissline Precision, Admiral Packaging, KB Surfaces, Warwick Hanger and Hitachi Cable. For more information about the event or other training opportunities, visit www.wemakeri.com/geta-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077x109.

Share Your Hope: Volunteer at NAMI-RI

The RI chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides free family support groups and educational programs. These resources exist because friends and family members like you are passionate about sharing what they've learned and determined to pay it forward. The value of your voice, shared experience, and leadership is truly priceless to those who are struggling. Please consider reaching out and helping to create healthy, supportive communities across Rhode Island where good mental health for all can be our shared reality. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free eight-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced based program. NAMI trained family members lead the course with presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises. If you would like to learn more about how to qualify to teach NAMI Family-to- Family, please visit the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.namirhodeisland.org, call 401-331-3060 or email info@namirhodeisland.org.

Prepare RI High School Internships Program

Calling all RI public high school juniors: The 2022 PrepareRI High school Internship Program is accepting applications to participate in on-site/in-person, paid summer experiential learning internships with local employers across the state. This program will help you earn, learn and connect with employers across Rhode Island. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit https://skillsforri.com/prepareri for more information.

RI Pre-K lottery applications

The 2022-23 RI Pre-K Lottery Email Notification Sign-Up form is now available. Please note that this is not the RI Pre-K Lottery application. This form will sign you up to stay informed of the lottery opening in late spring. You will only need to complete and submit this form once. You can access the RI Pre-K Lottery Email Notification Sign-Up in three locations: 1. By visiting http://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdn.../viewform to go directly to the Google Form; 2. By visiting the RIDE homepage and clicking the round "Pre-K Lottery Email Notification Sign Up" badge on the right toolbar and 3. By visiting the RI Pre-K web page on the RIDE website and clicking the "Lottery Application" menu to reveal the link to the form. To be eligible for Pre-K, your child must be four by Sept. 1. Arts Scholarships for youth now open to register.

Do you know a student aged 11 - 14 who loves to create and to perform?

Encourage them to apply to our ARTS Scholarships 2022 program! Applications and guidelines are now available at www.ppacri.org/artsscholarships. The ARTS Scholarships 2022 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund with support from WPRI 12 and Ocean State Charities Trust, offers young artists an opportunity to participate in local summer arts education program that will broaden their experience in their chosen area of study. Qualified students must be aged 11 - 14 by June 1 of this year and reside in and attend school in Rhode Island.

Spring Literacy Tutor Training

You can make a difference in someone's life by giving the gift of literacy. By giving just a few hours per week, you can help develop a stronger community while helping your neighbors improve their skills. Literacy Volunteers of Kent County has adult students excited to learn English as a Second Language or Basic Literacy who are awaiting a Tutor. The next Tutor Training Session begins March 14. You must be over 18 years old and a resident of Kent County to volunteer. Please email lvkc@coventrylibrary.org or call 822-9103 for more information.

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