NOTE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889 or fax to 732-3110.
Garden Club, May 2 at 9:30 a.m. It’s that time of the year. Be a member of their Garden Club. They promote gardening and floral design through presentations and hands on fun.
Prime Time Senior Living Expo May 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Warwick Mall. A free event for seniors. Cranston RSVP invites you to the Expo at the Warwick Mall. Exhibits on health, beauty, travel, housing and fitness are just a few of the things you will find at the expo and of course the Cranston Senior Services" RSVP volunteers will be there helping at the center's exhibit.
Manicurist on Wednesdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. Book by appointment for any Wednesday and enjoy pampering yourself with a great manicure and hand massage for $7. Call 780-6216.
Speak with a lawyer on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. A lawyer, provided by the RI Center for Law & Public Policy, is available to you free. For an appointment call 780-6000.
A reminder...Cranston Senior Services offers a variety of exercise classes: chair exercises, aerobics, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga, Zumba, gym and swim and this summer a free demonstration of the Nia technique. For information call 780-6216.
Health specialists at Cranston Senior Services: Pharmacist Provided by CVS Caremark Mon., Tues, Wed. from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fri. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Nurse Clinic Tues., Wed., Fri. from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Phlebotomist: Provided by Our Lady of Fatima Hospital on Monday from 8 a.m.-12 noon (bring your doctor's order and your health insurance card)
Podiatrist: Second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment only; call 946-1155.
Support Groups at Cranston Senior Services
Cranston Senior Services offers the following support groups to help you and your loved one(s). Each group is facilitated by a caring professional. For more information call 780-6253 or 780-6200.
Arthritis Support-Second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Caregiver's Support-Third Monday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
Diabetes Support-First Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Parkinson's Disease Support-First Friday of the month at 10 a.m.
Bereavement support- Second Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
INSIGHT Support-Fourth Thursday of the month-10:30 a.m.
The Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, 229 Wilbur Ave., is presenting a spring concert April 27 at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Oak Lawn Sanctuary Choir, Choral Bells and Ensembles will provide music. Dessert and fellowship will follow. All are welcome. Donation is $10, children 10 and under $2. Call 944-0864 for tickets.
Toy Yard Sale
The Armenian Evangelical Church, 180 Oaklawn Ave., is having a huge toy yard sale on April 28 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Choose from a wide selection of toys, books, games and tapes.
St.Bartholomew Dinner Dance
St. Bartholomew Parish will commemorate its 105th anniversary with an annual parish reunion dinner dance April 28 at 7 p.m. at the West Valley Inn, West Warwick. Music will be by Gemini. A silent auction will also be held that evening for those who wish to participate and bid on the many great items. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information call 944-4466.
Andy Cooney's Irish Showband
Ireland's "32" Society 45th Anniversary Dinner Dance will have a social hour from 12-1 p.m. followed by a dinner buffet from 1-2 p.m. Dancing from 2-6 p.m. to the music of the Andy Cooney's Irish Showband on April 29 at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. Donation is $40 per person. Contact Art Curry at 739-6633 or Leo Madden at 508-252-6907 for tickets or more info.
Students to Run for Leukemia and Lymphoma
Four students from Cranston High School East have committed to running the Cox Rhode Races half-marathon on May 6 in Providence in an effort to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The society's mission is to "cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families." The students, Bihelca Quinonez, Alejandro Prada-Vaca, Teofilo Berroa, and Ricardo Figuera, are hoping members in their community will be willing to help with a contribution. If you would like to make a 100 percent tax-deductible donation, you may make your check payable to LLS and mail it directly to Cranston High School East, Attn: Scott Shippee, 899 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910.
Your Final Rights
Your Final Rights: don't be caught dead without them. Planning a funeral is one of the last things most of us want to do, but putting it off can cost you dearly. Most people don't know that the cost of a funeral or cremation can vary by thousands of dollars in the same city. To find out more visit the Willam Hall Free Library, 1825 Broad St. on May 5 at 2 p.m. Josh Slocum, executive director of the National Funeral Alliance will give a public talk that may save you or your loved ones money.
Healthy Kids Day
On April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Cranston YMCA is offering free, fun-filled activities for the entire family at Healthy Kids Day. The goal of the event is to encourage children and families to learn ways to become healthier through physical activity and healthy eating. The event is open to the entire community and will feature a wide range of activities including obstacle courses, swimming, dance, live music, Zumba, nutritious foods and snacks, and tips on preventing disease and keeping children safe. Other local community organizations will also be present to share information and resources.
Charter Schools in Public Education
The League of Women Voters West Bay Chapter will present a forum on Rhode Island Charter Schools, to take place April 28 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St. Panel members are William Clarke, RI Dept. of Education, James Parisi, RI Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, Jerry Kowalczyk, Times Square Academy, and Christina Go, Beacon Charter High School.
Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig
Dance and book reading? What can be better? Get out your toe shoes and your tutu. Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig is coming to Phillips Memorial Baptist Church's "Local Authors Series" April 29 at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The student corps of the RI State Ballet will accompany the reading of this wonderful book. Refreshments will be served and a book signing will follow the presentation. The church is located at 565 Pontiac Ave.
Auction & Flea Market
St. Michael's Church, 239 Oxford St., Providence, will have its 31st Annual Auction & Flea Market May 5 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. For more information or to make donations, call 781-7210. Refreshments available all day. The auction will be conducted in English and Spanish.