The Gaspee Seniors
Friday, May 5, at 11:30 a.m., The Gaspee Seniors will hold their annual May Breakfast at Tides, Tollgate High School, 575 Centerville Rd, Warwick. $12.00 per person, payable in advance. You must have a reservation. Please contact Gaspee Seniors.
Warwick Fan Fest
Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Ln, Warwick. Come celebrate fan favorites including Marvel & DC Superheroes, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Outlander, Star Trek, Percy Jackson, and Doctor Who. Special Guests: Star Wars 501st Legion & R2-D2. Activities: Scavenger Hunt with Prize, Crafts & Trivia, Come in Costume, Pose with the 501st & R2-D2 for pictures, Free Comic Book Day Comics & Swap.
CarFit Is Headed Your Way
Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., CarFit will be held at New England Institute of Technology (west parking lot), 1 New England Tech Blvd., East Greenwich,
CarFit is a free, interactive and educational program designed to improve older driver safety. Trained volunteers provide information to ensure the safest “fit” for older drivers and their vehicles. Please call Joanne Jones, email@example.com or 409-789-7376. This event is sponsored by AOTA, AAA & AARP.
Pontiac Free Library Free Events
Saturday May 6, from 10 a.m. – noon for a talk about Internet Safety, Identity Theft, Fraud & Scams, and Crime Prevention. Pontiac Free Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. For information, please contact 401-737-3292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 13 & 20, at 12:30 p.m. for Inner Peace Relaxation Technique (2-part workshop). Registration limited. For more information on events; Pontiac Free Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. 401-737-3292 or email@example.com.
Huge Yard Sale – Cash Only!
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. St. Francis of Assisi, 596 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. Contents include furniture, linens, decorative items, large and small appliances, housewares, cookware, wall art, vintage goods, tons of school supplies, craft supplies, books, religious education materials and books, school tables and chairs, large metal “Steelcase” desks, stage props, bulletin boards and chalkboards, pianos, lamps, oriental rugs and area rugs, and more. Not providing heavy lifting; bring help to move and load furniture and appliances.
The West Bay Chorale Spring Concert
May 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Spring Concert, Earth and Sky, at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The music is a celebration of the earth and sky, people and all living things. Readings of Indigenous Poets will be included. Continuing the mission of the chorale, donations at the door will be accepted to support Community MusicWorks in Providence. Please check out the West Bay Chorale Facebook page or website for further information or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Fun Day
Sunday, May 7, 12 to 2 p.m. The ImPOSSIBLE Dream, 575 Centreville Road, Warwick, in the Main Party Room. Please join Alysha Motroni of Williams & Stuart Real Estate, Lori Venditelli of Province Mortgage, and Lisa Cooper of First National Title and Al Robinson of Lapointe Insurance for a day of family fun. This event is open to the public so please feel free to invite your friends! There is no cost to attend or participate in the activities, but we would ask that you donate to the playground if possible. www.Impossibledreamplayground.org
VFW Post 183 Up-Coming Events
Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come join us for our Spring Bazaar! VFW Post 183, 172 Washington Street, Warwick. Offering plants, crafts, baked goods and much more. This supports the Women’s Auxiliary.
Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. Meat Raffle. There will be 4 tables full of your favorites – just in time for grilling season. A 50/50 raffle and one large table of meat. One winner takes all. VFW Post 183, 172 Washington Street, Warwick. For more information on events, please contact: 401-467-8940.
RI Historical Cemetery Awareness and Preservation Weeks
Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m. Informational talk and tour of General George Sears Greene Cemetery WK #23, Apponaug. Join Brian Guiot and Paul Bourget at WK #23 to learn about General Greene and his illustrious career during the Civil War, other inhabitants of the cemetery and the last person to be buried there, Mark Tiffany Greene, a World War 1 veteran. Contact Pegee Malcolm: 401-527-1823 for further information.
Saturday, May 20, 1 – 4 p.m. Scavenger Hunt at Brayton Cemetery. Join the Warwick Historical Cemetery Commission as you stroll around this beautiful historic cemetery learning about some of the folks buried there and what the symbolism means on headstones. Contact Sue Cabeceiras: Susan.email@example.com or Pegee Malcolm: 401-527-1823
May-Daze Craft Fair
Sunday, May 7, 12 – 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. 25+ Crafters and vendors. Don’t forget to stop off at the raffle table. Proceeds from raffle will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Gorton Lunch Class 1941 – 1955
Wednesday May 10, 2023, 1 p.m., at Sam’s Inn 2227 West Shore Road, Warwick. Baked Scrod, Chicken Marsala Pot Roast. Per person: $30.00. Call for Reservations: Fran Allin 401-463-8679 or Barbara Kane 401-821-0161 firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information call Nat 401-742-7433. Bring a classmate.
Crafting for Critters Craft Fair Supports Homeless Animals
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 9th Annual Crafting for Critters Spring Craft Fair will be held outdoors on at the Airport Professional Park, 2348 Post Road, Warwick. Hosted by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, over 70 artisans will be selling their locally handcrafted items just in time for Mother’s Day! Fine art, jewelry, crafts, handcrafted accessories, garden items, apparel, home decor, baked goods, candies, jams & jellies, dog treats, pet accessories, books and more. Event is outdoors. Admission and parking are free. Food trucks will be on the premises. For more information or vendor application, please contact Audrey Snow, Fair Director at 401-737-8752 or by email email@example.com. For updates: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheWarwickAnimalShelter or visit our website http://friendsri.org
Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, will be holding an outside yard sale on. Spaces are available for $15.00, but you must provide your own tables. In case of rain, the sale will be held inside the church. A food truck will be available to purchase lunch. To reserve a space, please contact the church office: 401-463-8328 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Chapter 2210 Upcoming Day Trips
Tuesday, May 16, Bronx Zoo Trip, Bus pickup from the Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 7 a.m., return time is approximately 8:30 p.m. Cost is $114/person. For more information call Maureen at 828-5188. Please contact Maureen for final payment.
Thursday, June 22, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Trip for. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 9 a.m., return time is approximately 5 p.m. Cost is $119/person. For more information call Maureen at 828-5188. Final payment is due by Thursday, May 25.
Food For the Soul Grab and Go Meal Site
Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Asbury United Methodist Church & Lakewood Baptist Church working together to feed your soul! Monthly grab and go meal site located at, Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave, Warwick. Scheduled dates to pick up meals are every 3rd Saturday of the month..
Sunday, May 21, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. sharp and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Greenwood Fire Company and Museum is holding their next Bingo on at the Greenwood Fire Hall, 45 Kernick Street in Warwick. Everyone is invited. Registration is recommended; space is limited to 50 guests. Reserve your spot by leaving a message at 401-739-7121 or email Donna at email@example.com You must be 18+ to play. Snacks and drinks are for sale. Bingo markers are also for sale. Cash prizes, door prize and 50/50 special. Admission is $15.00.
OSDRI Boots on the Ground
Tuesday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, May 24, , 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday, May 25, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Friday, May 26, , 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) is requesting volunteers to help for the 2023 Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial. Volunteers are needed for set up, weekend-of help, and breakdown. Set up days are as follows:
Their number one priority these days, is to get the memorial up with success and in the safest and most efficient way. Please be advised that the need for volunteers and volunteering duties may be subject to change at any given moment. OSDRI will be sending any updates about the volunteering needs to the email that was registered with the volunteer online registration.
If you are a corporate office or company who is interested in volunteering- EACH person volunteering needs to sign up through the OSDRI online registration. If your company sends out an internal volunteering portal, you will still need to sign up with OSDRI at our online portal as well. This helps us correctly account for how many people are attending to help.
Set up will be at Fort Adams in Newport. Set up duties consist of setting the boots out, cleaning up / shining boots, lacing boots, lining up boots on a predesigned grid, attaching name placards, stuffing boots, and placing out American flags. Volunteers should be physically able to bend down/walk.
We will also need volunteers for the actual event itself. Volunteers to assist with band setup/breakdown, parking in the main lot, assisting at both the entrance and at the exit of the fort, and other miscellaneous duties. We are looking for 2-4 people to fill each volunteer shift.
The following shifts are available: Saturday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday, May 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Break down will be at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Break down duties consist of picking up boots, storing boots, picking up tags, picking up American Flags, and other miscellaneous duties. This is also a labor-intensive activity which needs volunteer assistance.
If anyone is interested in volunteering, they must sign up through the link: www.osdri.charityproud.org/VolunteerRegistration/Index/4506. Click on the shift desired to sign up. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Amanda Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-383-4730
“Are We There Yet?” RIGMC Spring Concert Series
Friday and Saturday, June 9 & 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. The Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus is presenting their Spring Concert series at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2115 Broad St, Cranston. This concert will take you on a “road trip” from New York to San Francisco! So don’t worry about the price of gas, just fill your tank with music that only the RIGMC can provide! Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission, $20 for Seniors, $15 for Students with ID and Children 12 and under Free. Tickets can be obtained online at Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus (rigmc.org).
AARP Chapter 2210 Upcoming Trips
Thursday, August 17, Lake Winnipesaukee Luncheon Cruise trip. Experience the majesty of Lake Winnipesaukee during your 2.5 hour narrated scenic tour aboard the historic M/S Mount Washington cruise vessel. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 8:30 a.m., return time is approximately 6:30 p.m. Cost is $134/person. For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188. Final payment due by July 10.
Tuesday, September 12, Boston Duck Tour & Margaritaville Faneuil Hall trip. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 8:30 a.m., return time is approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $134/person. For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188. Final payment is due by August 12.
Tuesday, October 3, Mohawk Trail Fall Foliage Tour on October 3. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 9 a.m., return time is approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $109/person. For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188. Final payment is due by September 3.
Tuesday – Thursday, November 7 – 9, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City from November 7-9. The Tour includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 meal credits (up to $20 value each) & $20 slot play. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 7 a.m., return time is approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $299/person (double occupancy), $279/person (triple occupancy) or $399/person (single occupancy). For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188. Final payment is due by September 21
Join the Gaspee Celtic Jam!
Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Do you play fiddle, guitar, Irish flute, pennywhistle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion, folk harp, hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, acoustic bass, ukulele, keyboard, recorder, or sing? Is your skill level somewhere between “new-ish” and advanced? If so, we’d love to play Celtic and traditional music with you!
You’ll find us every at the Pawtuxet Baptist Church, 2157 Broad St. in Cranston. Visit www.gaspeecelticjam.org for more info or to send us any questions. We look forward to meeting you!
St. Francis Xavier Academy Scholarship Applications
Jan. 1, until July 31. The St, Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association is accepting scholarship applications from Forms are available on our two Facebook pages, by mail at SXA. P.O. Box 20452, Cranston, 02920, or contact a board member.
New Members Welcome
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Meadowlark Seniors meet, at St. Kevin Church Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Short meetings, fun activities, and socializing!! Come join us!!!
Old Warwick Grange #41
Third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The Grange Hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick. For information, please call either Joan Clegg at 401 465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at (508) 954-9712. 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. There are no meetings in July and August.
West Warwick AARP Chapter
Second Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 70 Church Street, West Warwick. Looking to expand its membership. All are welcome to come to enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with new friends.
Calling All Cribbage Players
Fridays at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Do you play cribbage? If so, consider joining a small group of cribbage players every, who meet and play at the East Greenwich Community Center, Pierce Street, 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.
Citizenship Prep Classes at WPL
Starting Saturday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. to noon. 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. 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
Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, We Make RI, 200 First Ave., Cranston. An organization that provides free manufacturing training, hosts a series of job fairs every 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 this event or other training opportunities, visit www.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.
Amenity Aid – Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers that would like to help us plan and staff community events, organize hygiene product collection drives and raise funds for Amenity Aid. If you are interested in doing any of the above or would like to be a member of our Community Outreach Committee, please contact Stacey Silva, Community Outreach Chair at Stacey@AmenityAid.org.
Amenity Aid’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations by creating access to essential hygiene products. Serving all of Rhode Island, we distribute toiletry necessities to those most vulnerable through our network of direct service agencies.
Coventry Senior Band
The Coventry Senior Band is looking for musicians. A group of retired volunteers, we play gigs at Nursing Homes, Senior Centers, etc. If you are over 55 and play an instrument call David at (401) 368-6895 or email at email@example.com
Hearts for Hospice
Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice (VNH&H) is asking for individuals to support their hospice programs by giving $20.00 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 are 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.
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