WCFA Art Camps

Posted 6/8/22

Spark your child’s creativity this summer! At Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA), we believe that arts education should start early and be available to all. Kids love to express themselves and …

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WCFA Art Camps


Spark your child’s creativity this summer! At Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA), we believe that arts education should start early and be available to all. Kids love to express themselves and have fun -- we provide the supplies, inspiration and guidance -- campers provide the creativity! This season, with the renovations made to our courtyard patio and more, we expect to offer even more of a variety and plenty of outdoor art making and games.  Summer camps will run for six weeks from June 27 to Aug. 12; there is also a tentative seventh week which would run from Aug. 15 to 19. (There will be no camp during the week of July 4). Cost: Full day $345/$310 and half day (a.m. or p.m.) is $195/$175. For further information: danielle@warwickcfa.org or 401-737-0010. WCFA is located at 3259 Post Road, Warwick.

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Warwick Center for the Arts for “The Art of Wellbeing: Yoga in the Gallery” on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. through July 8. This yoga class is an all-level experience. You will learn to stretch and strengthen your body with breath and movement. Modifications are provided for the lesser experienced practitioner. The cost is $12 per session for non-members and WCFA members pay $10. WCFA is located at 3259 Post Rd., Warwick. For further information email danielle@warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.

Pilgrim 58th Reunion

Join Pilgrim High School on July 9 for an informal class reunion at the East Greenwich Veterans Firemen’s Hall. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. and Ray Renzi will provide the music. Wolf Rock Caterers will provide a buffet ($35 per person). The class picture will cost $17. Checks can be made payable to PHS Class of 64 and individuals should respond by June 10. Mail checks to Patricia (Teolis) McGrath at 83 Elberta St., Warwick, RI 02889. For questions or more information, email joeanpatm@cox.net or call 401-921-1246 or 401-286-1044.

Free NAMI-RI Course

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is accepting registration for its summer 2022 virtual Family-to-Family course which begins on June 15. This is a free, eight-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI-Rhode Island’s Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience with a loved one, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit namirhodeisland.org or call 401-331-3060 or email beth@namirhodeisland.org.

Scholarship Opportunity

RIBBA (Rhode Island Black Business Association) in partnership with the Institute of Economic Empowerment and Development are now accepting applications for their 2022 scholarship. Award amounts range from $500 to $1,000 for each student. To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must be a Rhode Island resident, identify as Black or Afro-Latinx, be a high school senior in the fall of 2022 and begin their freshmen year at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2023. Applications must be completed and received by June 24, 2022 at 4 p.m. For more information and questions, email jasmine@ri-bba.org or call 401-383-1179.

Orchestra Performance

The Warwick Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will hold a live performance on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gamm Theatre (1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick). The music will be a selection of classical and pop favorites to please audiences of all ages. Tickets for WSO performances are available at the door but can also be purchased online. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students with a valid ID and children under 12 are free.

Pontiac Village Yard Sale

The Pontiac Village Association will have a neighborhood yard sale on June 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various homes throughout the village.

Pet Fest

EGAPL Heart of RI will hold a Pet fest on June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 44 Worthington Road, Cranston. The organization will have small local businesses, the things they specialize in, raffles and a day of family fun for everyone. Proceeds will help Rhode Island small businesses as well as help EGAPL Heart of RI with continued rescue efforts.

Class Reunion

The East Providence High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion on August 14 at the East Providence Yacht Club (9 Pier Road, East Providence). At 1 p.m. there will be a meet and greet, while “Tanya McEntire and the Professors” will provide music from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pub-style food and drinks are available for purchase, and the event is free for all class members and their partners. Donations will be appreciated toward a gift from the Class of 1972 for the new East Providence High School. Contact Dave Marchetti: pondguy54@gmail.com or call 401-258-6412.

Artists Workshops

Applications opened May 1 for RISCA’s general Operating Support for Artists. The program provides grants of $6,000 for three consecutive years (totaling $18,000) for artists to work toward large, specific and self-identified goals in their art practice.

To assist in the application process and meet the July 1 deadline, Arts Council staff member, Mollie Flanagan, has scheduled virtual workshops and office hours throughout May and June. (RSVP is required).

Workshops: June 1, 4 p.m. Drop in Office Hours: June 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 1, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. One-on-one meetings start June 2.

Art Exhibit

The East Greenwich Art Club will exhibit artwork at the East Greenwich Free Library (82 Peirce St., East Greenwich) from May 31 to June 24. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours: Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the art club at info@eastgreenwichartclub.org or www.eastgreenwichartclub.org.

FOWPS Meeting

Friends of Warwick Ponds will host a meeting on June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Library; the meeting will also be on Facebook.

St. Xavier Academy Reunion

St. Xavier Academy’s class of 1970 will celebrate its 50th +2 reunion at Chelo’s Bar and Grille at 2225 Post Road, Warwick on Aug. 21, 2022 from noon to 4 p.m. Please email Nancy Tyrell Miley at Nmiley44@gmail.com or Pat Caldwell Carvalho at Patanncarvalho@gmail.com for additional information.

Pilgrim Class of ’71 Reunion

Pilgrim High School will host its class reunion on June 18 at Richard’s Pub (3347 South County Trail East Greenwich). Appetizers and dinner are $40 per person. RSVP to nmcdowell728@gmail.com for additional details.

Life Line Screening

Residents living in and around the Warwick can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Warwick s Fraternal Order of Police 7 will host this community event on June 27. Screenings can check for the following: the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels; Diabetes risk; Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; Kidney and thyroid function. The site is located at 95 Tanner Ave in Warwick. Screenings are affordable and convenient. Free parking is also available. Special package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Special package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

13th Annual
Classic Car Show

After a two year hiatus, the 13th Annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show roars to life on Sunday, June 12. There will be antiques and classic cars, plus all Corvettes, custom, muscle, hot rod, rat rod, exotics and fire trucks. There is a $15 entry per car – registration is from 9 a.m. to noon and trophies are given at 2 p.m. For spectators, admission is free. Proceeds benefit homeless animals at the Warwick Animal Shelter. For more information, email shelterhelp@friendsri.org. The event will be located 171 Service Avenue (off Jefferson Blvd.), Warwick. Rain date is Sunday, July 17, 2022.

Watercolor Painting

Join the Pontiac Free Library for a watercolor painting and educational workshop with Rhode Island artist Aileen M. Quinn on June 11 at 11 a.m.  The topic of the painting will be the Conimicut Lighthouse.  All materials will be supplied. Limited to eight participants. Registration requested: (401) 737-3292 or via our website.

Animal Program

Join the Pontiac Free Library on June 28 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for Dave’s Animal Experiences program, a fun, hands-on way to meet turtles, snakes, small mammals and Wally the alligator up close and personal! Registration requested: (401) 737-3292 or via our website.

Theatre Summer Programs

The Rhode Island Youth Theatre Summer Programs will have two summer programs at the Historic Park Theatre and Event Center. “The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition” is for ages 7 to 16 and will take July 25 through August 6. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 5 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 6 at 7 p.m. The second program is “The Music Man, Jr.” which will run from August 8 to August 19. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 19 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 20 at 7 p.m. Visit www.riyt.org to register. Scholarships available for all programs, email ann@riyt.org.

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. 

AARP Martha’s Vineyard Trip

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a Martha’s Vineyard trip for July 7. Bus pickup from the Exit 6A Park & Ride at 8 a.m., return time is approximately 7:30 p.m. Cost is $129/person. Trip includes motor coach transportation, ferry ride from Falmouth, guided bus tour of Martha’s Vineyard and sightseeing in Edgartown with a stop at Bertucci’s for dinner on the way home. For more information, call Maureen at 828-5188.

Poetry, Music and Performance at Audubon in Bristol

Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co., Inc. and Audubon Society of Rhode Island will host a poetry, music and performance at the Audubon in Bristol. The event will take place on June 12 and run from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-Registration is required, space is limited. Ages 18 and older. Please visit https://notableworks.org or http://www.eventbrite.com (search: Poetry, Music and Performance at Audubon).

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 date is 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.

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