AARP Charter 2210 Day Trip Events

Posted 4/5/23

Lobster Bake & Foxwood Trip at Cap'n Jack's & Foxwoods Casino, Tuesday, April 18. Bus pickup from the Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 10 a.m., return time is approximately 6 …

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AARP Charter 2210 Day Trip Events


Lobster Bake & Foxwood Trip at Cap'n Jack's & Foxwoods Casino, Tuesday, April 18. Bus pickup from the Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 10 a.m., return time is approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $119/person. For more information call Maureen at 828-5188. Final payment due Thursday, April 6.

Bronx Zoo Trip, Tuesday, May 16. 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. Final payment is due by Tuesday, April 18.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Trip for Thursday, June 22. 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.

City of Warwick Parks & Recreation and The Tri-City Elks Egg Hunt

Saturday April 8, City Park – near the softball fields.  Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. Egg Hunt begins at 12:30 p.m.  This is a free event! Photos with the Bunny and giveaways will follow the egg hunt. Food Truck will be on-site 11a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Conimicut Point Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Conimicut Point Park.  The event is open to all children ages 10 and under.  There will be goody bags for all participants and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.  Be sure to bring a basket to collect the eggs!  The event itself will last about 30 minutes.  Email Barbara Canton with questions:

Oakland Beach Association Easter Egg Hunt

Children ages 9 and under are invited to the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Oakland Beach School, 383 Oakland Beach Ave., Saturday, April 8, at noon. In addition to the hunt featuring thousands of eggs filled with candy and toys, the event will include a raffle for gift certificates and other items, goody bags, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and free hamburgers. The egg hunt will kick off promptly at noon and is usually over very quickly! Rain or shine - dress appropriately. Please bring your own bags to hold eggs and prizes. Sponsored by the Oakland Beach Association.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Warwick/Cranston

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) of Warwick will be meeting on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, 821 West Shore Road, Warwick (big white house). The club meets on the second Tuesday of every month from September to May.  Anyone wishing to attend this meeting, please call Carol at 738-1279. 

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Cranston Community Women’s Club will be meeting on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Doric Masonic Harmony Center, 1237 Reservoir Avenue, Cranston. The club meets on the second Wednesday of every month from September to June. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting, please contact Paula Andrews, Club President at

For further information about this organization please visit our website at

Free Movies & Storytime at the Pontiac Free Library

Free Movie and Popcorn!  April 8, at noon: A Man Called Otto. Tuesday, April 11, at 1 p.m. for a showing of Peter Rabbit 2, rated PG, and on Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. for a showing of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Rated PG.

April 14, at 1:30 p.m. for Spring Storytime and a craft with Miss Diane.  Pontiac Free Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. For more information: 401-737-3292 or

ecoRI News: Disappearing Green Space

On April 11 at 6 p.m., ecoRI News reporter Rob Smith will share his latest reporting on a controversial development along the Pawtuxet River, and he'll interview a panel of stakeholders about the broader issue of disappearing green space Cranston and the greater Providence metro area, highlighting efforts to preserve it.  William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St. Cranston.  Snacks and conversation to follow presentation.

Panelists: Angie Koziara, West Bay Land Trust; Rita Lavoie, Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association; Steven Stycos former city councilor, Cranston.

Gorton High School Luncheon   Classes  1941 - 1955

Wednesday,  April 12, at 1 p.m., The Island Restaurant,  2318 West Shore Rd.,  Warwick. Order from the menu. PLEASE call for reservations:  Fran Allin  463-8679 or Barbara Kane  821-0161,  For further information call Nat 742-7433. Bring a classmate.

Oakland Beach Association meeting

The Oakland Beach Association will meet on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick - side entrance. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to hear updates on neighborhood matters from our community police officer, councilwoman, and committee chairs. Refreshments will be served.

Celebrate Earth Day

The Central RI Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free, community recycling event on Friday, April 14, from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Warwick Mall parking lot (near Firestone Tires). Rain or shine.

Paper shredding will be available thanks to our sponsor, Coastal1 Credit Union.  It’s time to clean out and recycle your E-waste too!  ORS ( Office Recycling Solutions) will have trucks available to take away your old E-waste so it does not end up in the landfill and DEM will be available to collect your expired marine flares. Need to make room in your closets?  Curbside Textile Recycling will be onsite to collect your gently used clothing, shoes and handbags. No household goods will be accepted.  All collection trucks will be set up so that you can easily drive through and there is no need to get out of your car! 

Any questions can be directed to or by calling 401-732-1100  

Warwick Republican City Committee

The Warwick Republican City Committee will be holding at fundraiser on April 15 at 1 p.m. Join us along with Turning Point USA at Oakland Beach Fireman’s Club, 645 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Suggested donation is $25. On behalf of the Executive Board and current committee, we would like to invite you to our general meeting held the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at a few locations, please contact us at for more information.

Annual Fishing Derby

Tri-City Elks Lodge, 1915 W. Shore Rd. Warwick, will hold its Annual Fishing Derby for boys & girls Ages 5 - 12. Sunday, April 16, 7 – 11 a.m. Two age groups 5 - 8 and 9 - 12. You will need to have your own fishing pole and bait!  A fishing pole will be awarded to one child in each group that catches the LARGEST fish!  Awards will be given at 11 a.m. with hotdogs and chips to follow.

Stop in any day of the week after 3 p.m. except for Thursday after 4 p.m. for kid sign-up.  Deadline for sign-up is at the end of the day on Saturday, April 15.   For more information, please call:  401-737-9510.

Greenwood Fire Company and Museum Bingo

Come join the fun! Sunday, April 16, at the Greenwood Fire Hall, 45 Kernick Street in Warwick.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is recommended; space is limited to 50 guests.  Reserve your spot by leaving a message at 401-739-7121 or email Donna at   You must be 18 to play.  Snacks and drinks are for sale.  Bingo markers are also for sale if you don't have your own.   Cash prizes, door prize and 50/50 special.  Price of admission is $15.00. 

Author Sharyn Haddad Vicente releases, “Obey Me”

There will be a Launch Party to celebrate this milestone, on April 16, from 1 – 4 p.m. at TigerEye Gift Shop LLC, Conimicut Square, on 768 West Shore Rd, Warwick. Both of Ms. Vincent’s books, Love Me and Obey Me, will be available for purchase. If guests have previously purchased a copy of either book, Sharyn will be happy to sign those as well. Sharyn Haddad Vicente is a rising author in the psychological thriller genre.

Join the Gaspee Celtic Jam!

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!

Starting on Monday, April 17th, you’ll find us every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pawtuxet Baptist Church, 2157 Broad St. in Cranston. Visit for more info or to send us any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

The Future of Trees in Edgewood

Please join us for the Annual Meeting of the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association (EWPA). Hear from experts about where we are and where we are going.  Tuesday, April 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at William Hall Library Auditorium,  1825 Broad St, Cranston.  Free and open to the public.

Food For the Soul Grab and Go Meal Site

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, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. April 19, May 17.

Paper Shredding Free to Public

TW Financial Group is partnering with ShredRI and the Cranston Public library to help with your spring cleaning! Bring all of those old papers and documents that you've been meaning to get rid of and they will be safely and securely shredded on the spot!

April 22, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., Cranston Public Library,140 Sockanossett Cross Road, Cranston.  For more info contact Kelley:, 401-681-4999.

Boy Scouts Troup 1 Conimicut Membership Drive

Come, celebrate, 103 years of Troop 1 Conimicut and the 114th year of Boy Scouts at a membership drive , Wednesday, April 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Woodbury Union Church, 58 Beech Avenue, Warwick.

Looking for adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership experience, and to give back to your community? Check out their slideshow of past and present trips and explorations. Talk with some Scouts and listen to their stories and experiences. Ask them questions and see what they are all about. Boys or Girls 11 through 17 and parents are welcome to help them celebrate. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For additional information contact Alan Whittaker 401-539-8344, Frank White 401-738-0358 or email the Troop at

NAMI-RI: Family-to Family course

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for our next virtual Family-to-Family course which begins Wednesday, April 26 , 6:30 – 9 p.m. This is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidence-based program, which means that 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 activities.

For more information on the Family-to-Family course and to register, visit or call 401-331-3060 or email

Ocean State Orchid Society

The Ocean State Orchid Society will hold its Annual Ocean State Orchid Society Auction on April 29, 11 a.m. (Preview at 10:30 a.m.), Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, 02818. Entrance in rear of building.

Come to the auction for the chance to purchase orchids not commonly available at big box stores and house plant nurseries! The Ocean State Orchid Society will have orchids imported from Hawaii for sale. The will have a variety of orchid genera available for auction, including Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, Cattleya and many others. The starting bid for all orchids will be $15.00. In addition to having a unique opportunity to purchase rare orchids, come speak to an OSOS member to get care instructions to help ensure your growing success! OSOS will have an Orchid 101 meeting in May to assist in the culture of your newly purchased plants. Complimentary refreshments available. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Warwick Rotary Club –  Benefit Breakfast

The Warwick Rotary Club will hold a benefit breakfast on Tuesday, May 2, 7 – 9:30 a.m. at Kent Hospital Blue Wave Café, 455 Toll Gate Rd., Warwick.  Proceeds to benefit Warwick Rotary Charitable Grant Program and Kent Employee Emergency Program (KEEP). 

Tickets Available Online ( until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1, and at Beacon Communications, 1944 Warwick Ave, Warwick.  $10 per person. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, email:

Crafting for Critters Craft Fair Supports Homeless Animals

The 9th Annual Crafting for Critters Spring Craft Fair will be held outdoors on Saturday, May 13,  at the Airport Professional Park, 2348 Post Road, Warwick, RI from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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! Items for sale include 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 For updates: or visit our website

Donations of wet cat food and wet dog food for the animals at Warwick Animal Shelter are welcome. Produced by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses donations

OSDRI Boots on the Ground

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 followed: 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.

Their number one priority on 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: Please move the calendar to May (if it is a different month) and click on the shift desired to sign up.

Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Amanda Dean at or 401-383-4730

AARP Chapter 2210  Upcoming Trips

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a Lake Winnipesaukee Luncheon Cruise trip on August 17. 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.

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a Boston Duck Tour & Margaritaville Faneuil Hall trip on September 12. 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.

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a 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.

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a trip to 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

 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

 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.

St. Francis Xavier Academy Scholarship Applications

The St, Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association is accepting scholarship applications from Jan. 1, until July 31.  Forms are available on our two Facebook pages, by mail at SXA. P.O. Box 20452, Cranston, 02920, or contact a board member.

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

New Members Welcome

Meadowlark Seniors meet Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., at St. Kevin Church Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Short meetings, fun activities, and socializing!! Come join us!!!

Old Warwick Grange 41

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, Warwick.  For information, please call either Joan Clegg at 401 465-7259 or Mike Osiensky at (508) 954-9712.

West Warwick AARP Chapter

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

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 or by calling 401-682-2100 extension number 1631.

Calling All Cribbage Players

Do you play cribbage? If so, consider joining a small group of cribbage players every Friday at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 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

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 10:00 a.m. to noon, 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, hosts a series of job fairs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, 200 First Ave., 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 this event or other training opportunities, visit or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.  

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