The Conimicut Village Association is hosting our annual Winter Holidays Decorate-A-Pole Contest in the village! The fun begins Nov. 26th so get your entry form submitted to be assigned a pole to …
The Conimicut Village Association is hosting our annual Winter Holidays Decorate-A-Pole Contest in the village! The fun begins Nov. 26th so get your entry form submitted to be assigned a pole to decorate. Open to ALL persons around Rhode Island (not businesses). Prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd place, but EVERYONE wins when the Village looks awesome for the holiday season. Visit conimicut.org/holiday-pole-decoration-contest-2023/ for the contest form and rules! Time to get holly jolly and creative!
The West Bay Chorale is presenting their holiday concert on Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. A dramatic reading of The Other Magi by Henry van Dyke will be part of the concert. The music includes three new arrangements of traditional carols by composer Dan Forrest. Peter, Paul and Mary’s Light One Candle and Shalom by Dan Forrest offer hope for peace during this winter season. Norwegian born Ola Gjeilo’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem The Rose is a vibrant interpretation reminiscent of the traditional carol Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming. The audience will join the Chorale in singing two traditional carols. The concert concludes with a new arrangement of Silent Night by Dan Forrest. The concert is held at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Check out the West Bay Chorale Facebook page or website for further information or call 401-751-1525.
The Pontiac Free Library will host two special story times to celebrate the holidays. The first being Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving. The story time will be followed by a craft with Ms. Diane. On Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a Holiday story time with Ms. Diane followed by a visit from the big man himself -- Santa! And of course, cookies and beverages will be provided for this event. Registration is requested for both story times. Call 401-737-3292 or visit the library’s website.
Come together at the Warwick City Park Ball Fields on Thanksgiving day to benefit the Kent Hospital Employee Emergency Fund. Race registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and the trot begins at 8 a.m. There will also be a costume contest! Prizes will be awarded to the best costume, most original, and best dressed family/group. Please bring one non-perishable food item per person plus $20 for adults, $15 for students (ages 6-18), kids 5 and under no charge with a paid adult, $50 for family (2 adults & 2 students), $20 for virtual runners. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt (will only be guaranteed for registrations received and paid by Oct. 31) Visit: www.WarwickRotaryRI.com to register. Entries are non-refundable.
Jingle all the way to the Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show Food drive on Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 down at the Cowesett Corners Shopping Center (300 Quaker Lane). Bring along a canned good or nonperishable item and receive $1 off the admission fee! Follow the snowman and find the perfect Holiday gifts!
Stellar Business Concepts is kicking off the holiday shopping season with our Happy Holidays Artisan and Vendor Show. We know you have many choices when it comes to holiday shopping. Still, we believe that small businesses in RI need to be celebrated more than one day, so “Small Business Saturday has spilled over into “Small Business Sunday.” in Warwick, RI, on November 27th. We have 40 talented and helpful vendors ready to help you to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. We have two local authors doing meet-and-greets and book signings. A team of local business podcasters will be doing “shoutouts” to your favorite business, great door prize raffles, food trucks, face painting, and more. Bring down the family, support local businesses, meet local business owners, and complete your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind items. Follow Stella Business Concepts FB page to stay updated on new additions to our event and vendor spotlights. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please share with your friends and family. The SBC community so appreciates your support.
Join us at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 5 pm as we hear the great stories of God’s plan for salvation and sing Advent hymns led by the St. Mark Choir. A reception will follow. ALL are invited! 111 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI. 737-3127. www.stmarkswarwick.org
Meadowlark Seniors meet Thursdays at 1:30pm at St. Kevin Church hall, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889. Short meeting, fun activity, and socializing!! Come join us!!!
The New England Ringers will present a handbell concert, 2022 Christmas Past and Christmas Present(s), at Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian, 58 Beach Street, Warwick, RI. It will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, December 11. No tickets necessary-donations greatly appreciated. Light refreshments to follow. The New England Ringers are a highly acclaimed handbell group with members coming from all over New England, celebrating musical excellence in handbell ringing.
The Warwick Center for the Arts is gearing up for its annual Winter Market, which is designed as a festive, artful, and unique shopping experience. The event will be held at the historic Kentish Armory in Apponaug Village from Nov. 26 (Small Business Saturday), through Dec. 17. Join us for the Winter Market opening reception on December 1st from 5:30pm-7:30pm! There will be a wide variety of handmade gift items available for purchase that range from greeting cards, to toys, jewelry, ornaments, oil paintings, and more! It’s never too early to start shopping for the Holidays! Visit www.warwickcfa.org for more information.
Sunday, November 27th from 10:00am - 3:30pm. Please come visit our talented vendors located in the hall at 45 Kernick Street, Warwick. Refreshments available. Free pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the antique fire truck from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Donations will be accepted to support our non-profit organization. Hope to see you there to start your Christmas shopping and supporting the vendors and their beautiful crafts. Thank you.
The Friends of the West Warwick Public Library will conduct their annual Holiday Basket Raffle at the library, 1043 Main St., Monday, Nov. 28 until Saturday, Dec. 10. More than two dozen themed baskets for children and adults will be featured. Tickets are 50 cents each or 3 for $1. The drawing will be held on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.; the library will be open that Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for a special Food Festival. All proceeds will help support library programs and services.
ECKANKAR presents a Day of Spiritual Exploration, a free event being held on December 3rd rom 11:30am-5:15pm at the Hilton Garden Inn (1 Thurber St, Warwick). Featuring workshops on past lives, dreams, and soul travel, HU, and your key to spiritual living. As well as creative arts, discussion circles, and panel discussions such as How to See the Blessings in a Challenge. For more info, call 738-4727 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave, Warwick RI. Please join us for crafters, jewelry, a penny social of gift cards, a bake table, children’s grab bags, and a café for lunch at reasonable prices. Tables are available for crafters to rent for $15 each. Any interested crafters can contact the church office at 463-8328 from 10am to noon on Tuesday to Friday to rent a table.
The Warwick Symphony Orchestra presents “Joyeux Noel,” both French classical and holiday works. See the show Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. at St. Bernard Church (Tower Hill Road, NK), or Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., at Scottish Rite Auditorium (Broad St, Paxtuxet Village, Cranston). Visit www.WSOri.org for more info.
The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) announces that the 10th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island. The Expo will feature over 100 published Rhode Island authors. Books on display from participants will represent a wide variety of genres including romance, mystery, horror, history, biography and children’s. Hundreds of autographed books will be available for purchase. A list of participating authors is posted on the website www.riauthorexpo.com. Parking and admission to the expo will be free. In addition to book signings, the expo will feature several panels and speakers. The Rhode Island Author Expo is co-sponsored by Cardi’s Furniture, WADK, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Stillwater Books. The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of local, published writers of both fiction and non-fiction committed to raising awareness of the outstanding written works crafted by writers in Rhode Island. More information about the group can be found on its website www.riauthors.org.
Come enjoy a warm cup of cheer from our Snowflake Cafe and shop our Fresh Greens creations, grab a Perfectly Packaged gift, and browse our fabulously festive handmade items for yourself or gifts for others! Don’t forget to grab a Baked Good to bring to your next Holiday Party or for your own Festive Fete! Sat, Dec 3, 9AM-2PM. Fellowship Hall of Greenwood Community Church, 805 Main Ave, Warwick (Entrance is at the Rear of Church, use Handicapped Accessible Area) Also, join us for our Toy Drop! 9AM-1PM at the FRONT driveway! Please use the Drive-Thru to drop off new, unwrapped toys/games/project kits/gift cards for all ages for local neighborhood community agencies! Any donation made will receive a $1 off coupon for any item at the Bazaar downstairs! For more details visit: pwgccp.square.site, email PWGCCP@gmail.com, or visit facebook.com/PWGCCP/ for a Sneak Peek!
Nonfiction@Brown lecture series presents Liza Yeager, “Listening as Action.” Liza Yeager, audio producer, reporter and editor, delivers a lecture on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Pembroke 305, 172 Meeting St., Providence. This event is free and open to the public! Please visit go.brown.edu/nonfiction_now for more information about Liza Yeager and the Nonfiction@Brown lecture series.
The First Congregational Church of Warwick is hosting Winter Bazaar on Saturday December 10th @9am-3pm and Sunday Dec 11th @12pm - 5pm. $25.00 to rent table. Table submissions must be in no later than Dec 3rd. Please contact Is the 1st communicational church of Warwick at (401) 738-3377 If you have any questions.
Warwick Center for the Arts will host “Abstract Intuitive Painting” on the first Thursday of October, November and December from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Individuals will learn to select colors intuitively and apply various textures and marks to a wood panel using a variety of materials to create an 11x14 abstract acrylic painting on a wood panel. The cost for members is $35 per class and $45 for non-members. The materials fee is $10 (for the first class only). For further information, visit www.warwickcfa.org or call 401-737-0010.
The Grange is a fraternal community service, nonprofit organization with a special interest in rural life and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. It’s a place where the whole family can go and grow. Help us to help others.
The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August. The Grange Hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road in Warwick. For information please call either Joan Clegg at 401 465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at (508) 954-9712.
Families residing in Coventry, Cranston, Scituate, Warwick and West Warwick in need of Christmas help may apply for assistance from Little Free Pantry in Warwick by Nov. 26. Our goal is to provide one to three items per child: value of your gifts range from $5 to $35 dollars as this is a helping hand. We do our best to help as many as we can, we do not guarantee help. The application process is simple. Please send us a message with the following information.
While we never ask for income verification and reserve the right to ask for additional information for children as you may only sign up your children that live with you full time. Our pick up location is in Warwick, near RT 37. We provide this information when pick up times are arranged. This is borrowed space afforded to us by a local business in which we are allowed to use after business hours.
Are you a fan of listening to podcasts? Do you have a lot of technical skills you would like to apply to a great community resource? The library has its own weekly podcast, Warwick Radio Online, and is building a team to help run it.
Warwick Radio Online (https://warwicklibrary.org/warwick-radio-online-4) highlights the wonderful things that make Warwick great from community resources to opportunities for entertainment to the background and history of the city. They are looking for folks who would like to be technicians to operate the recording studio and edit episodes of the show, on-air talent to serve as hosts of episodes, or managers to supervise and schedule podcast episodes. Those interested can serve in one or all of these roles. Tasks could include recording content in the studio, hosting/co-hosting, interviewing, scriptwriting, editing sound, and experience with Apple computers and the GarageBand audio-editing software. Experience would be helpful, but the library can also help you learn the skills you would need to work on the podcast.
If you are interested in joining our podcast team or would like more information, please contact Wil Gregersen, the library’s Community Services Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-921-9758.
Do you have a passion and desire to make a difference in your community? Westbay Community Action’s ‘Marketplace,’ the second largest food pantry in RI, needs volunteers who are interested in a fun and rewarding experience working with like-minded people. Volunteers 17 years or older will be stocking shelves, unpacking trucks and helping individuals with picking up their food. Youth volunteers 16 years or younger may also volunteer when accompanied by an adult over 18. Call Kendra Anderson at 401-921-1249 ext.352 to get started!
The Warwick Men’s Church Bowling League is in need of some new bowlers. The league was established in 1951 and is still bowling duckpin at the Meadowbrook Bowling Alley in Warwick. The group bowls on Tuesday nights from September until April. A weekly fee of $15 provides three games of bowling, small events and a banquet at the end of the season with cash prizes. You do not have to be an active church member to join. Please contact email@example.com to join or submit questions.
Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #38 in East Greenwich has returned to having meetings every Thursday morning at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (99 Pierce St., East Greenwich) at the lower level. The meeting will be ongoing. Weigh-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m.
The meetings will last no more than one hour beginning to end and anyone is welcomed. If you know someone that is interested in weight loss, they are more than welcome to attend. For more information about TOPS, call Joan Tinkham at 401-739-5322.
Tri City Elks Lodge 1915 W. Shore Rd. Warwick presents a Custom Collectible Car Show on Thursdays at 5 p.m. around the back of the lodge. Bring your auto and show it off or just come and enjoy the night. There will be music and food for sale and the Tiki Bar will be open for beverages! Additionally, Tuesdays are the lodge’s Jeep Night at 5 p.m. Jeeps and 4x4’s of all shapes and sizes are welcome. The Tiki Bar will be open; food by PB&J’s will be available to purchase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, is hosting 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/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.
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