Warwick Municipal Retirees Association

Posted 4/20/22

The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association will hold its next meeting on April 27 at the Pilgrim Senior Center. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Ceramics Room.  The mayor will attend for …

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Warwick Municipal Retirees Association


The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association will hold its next meeting on April 27 at the Pilgrim Senior Center. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Ceramics Room.  The mayor will attend for a meet and greet. New members are always welcome. Any questions or comments, please contact Lois at 401-738-1768.



Women and Infants Hospital 2022 Gala

There will be a celebration of mother and earth on June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the WaterFire Arts Center located at 475 Valley St., Providence. This event is important for raising critical funds for a new labor and delivery center at the hospital. For sponsorship opportunities and event information, contact Cezarina (Sue) Jackson, 401-921-8508, or cajackson@carene.org.



Featured Speaker

Italian American Historical Society member Bernadette Conte will be the featured speaker at Santa Maria di Prata, Cranston, on May 15 in the event honoring our mothers. Her book, “Under the Pear Tree,” fulfills the commitment she made to her mother Caterina (Gaetanina) Cardi Capotosto, to write the family history.  This book is an account told by one Itrani family of the difficulties and struggles the Italian immigrant experienced at the turn of the 19th century in Knightsville, Cranston, Rhode Island. The event starts at 11 a.m.


Performance at Arctic Playhouse

The Arctic Playhouse announces three weeks of performances of “The Hatmaker’s Wife.”  The show will run from April 21 to May 8.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. More information is available on the theater website: www.thearcticplayhouse.com Tickets are available online or at the door ($18 online/$20 at door).


URI Music Department and Notable Works’ Spring 2022 Concert

This event will take place in URI’s Recital Hall within the Fine Arts Center on May 15 at 3 p.m. and features the American Band, Directed by Brian Cardany. The American Band will be honored at this event by the RI Music Hall of Fame. The main focus of this event is to illustrate how Rhode Island is dealing with the climate crisis, highlighting revitalization efforts in our communities, as well as practicing current outreach strategies to connect to a wider and more diverse workforce, while broaching the question: “What can each of us do to work together to help build a more sustainable future?” This performance is free and open to the public; however, donations for Notable Works will be graciously accepted. CDC State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. Complimentary refreshments will be provided following the concert. For more information, please call 401-874-2431 or visit http://www.uri.edu/music/events or https://notableworks.org.


Night at the Theatre

After a two year hiatus, Thrive Behavioral Health is back with its annual fundraiser “A Night at the Theatre.” They are raising funds to deliver their mission of inspiring hope and empowering lives of people living with mental health, substance use and housing issues. A reception will be followed by The Gamm’s premiere performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The event will take place at 6 p.m. on May 4 at the Gamm Theatre at 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Tickets are $75 and include the reception and theatre performance. There are only 50 tickets, so order soon.


Gorton Pond Cleanup

The Friends of Gorton Pond will have their first clean up of the season on April 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by a free community event at the beach.


Comedy Fundraiser

There will be a comedy fundraiser featuring top local comedians to benefit Greenwood Fire Company Museum on May 14 at the Warwick Firefighters Association 120, (750 Warwick Avenue, Warwick).  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. BYOS (Bring Your own Snacks), cash bar, raffles, 50/50 drawing, auctions. 18+ event. Cost $25.00.  For tickets to donate or sponsor (to be a sponsor costs $100.00.  Names placed on a large banner with other donors, flyers on the table regarding your organization), please visit funny4funds.com/events. For more information, please contact Donna Halsband at 401 742-4937. 


Tree Planting

There will be an Arbor Day tree planting at 1:05 p.m. on April 29 at Warwick Neck Elementary School; hosted by the Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission.


Craft Fair 

The 8th annual Crafting for Critters Spring Craft Fair will be held outdoors on May 7 at the Airport Professional Park, 2348 Post Road, Warwick, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Hosted by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, over 60 artisans will be selling their locally handcrafted wares just in time for Mother’s Day! Products for sale include fine art, jewelry, crafts, handcrafted accessories, apparel, home decor, baked goods, candies, jams & jellies, dog treats, pet accessories, books and much more.

Admission and parking are free. Food trucks will be on the premises. For more information or vendor space, please contact Audrey Snow, Fair Director at 401-480-9769 or by email fowas.crafts@gmail.com. Donations of wet cat food and wet dog food for the shelter animals are welcome.


Cemetery Cleanup

The Warwick Commission on historical cemeteries will host a clean up of Brayton cemetery in Apponaug on April 23 from 9 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please bring a rake if you have one. Community service hours will be provided for anyone needing them. This is our annual clean up and is part of the RI cemetery awareness and preservation month. Please join us.


“City Hall Plaza” Presentation

The Norwood Association invites you to attend their May 4 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, at 43 Frederick St, in Norwood. Mayor Frank Picozzi, will present an interesting review of the exciting plan the city has to create a family-friendly park with an adjacent ice skating rink and other enjoyable amenities such as walking trails and other community-friendly events. Refreshments and snacks will be served.


Yard Sale at Asbury UMC

Spring is here and so are yard sales. Asbury UMC at 550 Fair Street in Warwick is hosting a fundraiser/community outreach the yard sale on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We have large and small ticket items. Indoor and outdoor tables hosted by Asbury members and the neighborhood. And, we wouldn’t be Methodist if we didn’t also have some food, so come a little hungry.


Monthly Grab & Go Meals

Food for the Soul is a food provision mission for those in need of a meal. Asbury UMC has partnered with Lakewood Baptist Church in Warwick to provide “grab and go” meals once a month. Pick up dates are April 16, May 21 and June 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Lakewood Baptist Church 255 Atlantic Avenue, right on a bus line. Come as you are, leave feeling loved and cared about.


The Art of the Fan

Clouds Hill House Museum presents “The Art of the Fan” which will run through May 15. Dozens of fans belonging to past generations will be on display. Fixed, cockade, fontage, brisé and pleated fans of lace, paper, cloth and feathers will be included with interesting and fun facts about fans. Reservations are required and regular admission rates apply.


West Warwick AARP Chapter

West Warwick AARP Chapter is looking to expand its membership. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 70 Church Street, West Warwick. All are welcome to come enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with new friends.


AARP Chapter 2210 Lobster Clambake and Foxwoods Trip

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a Clambake at Captain Jack’s and Foxwoods Casino trip for May 26. Bus pickup from the Exit 6A Park & Ride at 10:30 a.m., return time is approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost is $99 per person (must be paid before May 12). For more information, call Maureen at 828-5188. Be sure to watch for future trips to Martha’s Vineyard (July 7), Newport Playhouse (August 17) and Atlantic City (October 16-17).


Welcoming Ashley Kalus

The Warwick Republican City Committee will welcome Republican Candidate for Governor, Ashley Kalus to their April 21 meeting. Ashley will speak briefly and take a few questions at 7 p.m. Join them at the RIGOP Headquarters on Airport Plaza. Lower Suites Post Rd., Warwick. Additional information is on WGOP’s Facebook.


May Breakfast

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its May Breakfast on May 1 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at 111 West Shore Rd., Warwick. Menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, baked beans, pancakes, muffins and hot and cold beverages. Cost for adults is $10, children (5-12) are $5. Handicap accessible. Please call 401-737-3127 for a reservation.


Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John’s, led by Music Director Edward Markward, will present the fourth concert of its fifth season on April 24, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington.

The concert will include Prokofiev’s, Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Sibelius’, Valse triste op. 44, No. 1 (Sad Waltz, Joseph Haydn’s Concerto in C Major for Cello and Orchestra, Hob. VIIb:1.

All audience members will be required to wear masks and show proof of being fully vaccinated including a booster shot, if eligible. The concert is free, donations are welcome. More information at www.cobsj.org.


Annual Electrofishing Survey

Join the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lower Woonasquatucket at River Sun Mills, 166 Valley St. Providence. Each year, they record what fish are migrating into our rivers as a way of assessing the health of our river habitat. Volunteers can choose to join the “on land” or “in water” crew to participate in a hands-on habitat assessment. All data is collected and sent to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Contact: cbrown@wrwc.org and visit our website: https://wrwc.org.

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