Comedy for a Cause

Posted 3/23/23

Raising Money for an Accessible Van to help a disability advocate get back to work. This is the only means of transportation for freedom.  Friday, March 24, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 …

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Comedy for a Cause


Raising Money for an Accessible Van to help a disability advocate get back to work. This is the only means of transportation for freedom.  Friday, March 24, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.

The Comedy Park, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston.  Full details at,

Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteer Fire Women's Auxiliary will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 25th, at Father O'Hara field on Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick.  The start time is: 12 p.m.    Kids under 10 only!!  Please bring your own bag. 

The Diesel Band

Join us for a night of fun and live music!  Saturday, March 25, 7:30 -10:30 p.m. at William Shields, Jr. Post-43, 662 West Shore Road, Warwick.

RIPS Stamp Show

The Rhode Island Philatelic Society hosts its annual stamp show, the state’s largest annual postage stamp show and bourse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1817 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Free admission, free parking, handicap access, free appraisals, door prizes and special show cachet, stamp dealers, kids’ area with free stamps. Please bring a food item for the Pilgrim Church food pantry. Call 401-821-8658 or email for more information.

Mental Health & Spirituality II

 On March 25, 2023, from 6-8 p.m., Spring Green Church will once again host an informative program regarding mental health. This presentation, the second of a series, will feature Treatment/Prevention Specialists, youth, and adults who have experienced mental health challenges.

 Bob Houghtaling, the Director of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Prevention Services for the Town of East Greenwich, has organized the program while working with Spring Green staff. Mental Health & Spirituality II is free of charge, open to the public, and includes dinner. For more information contact Bob Houghtaling at or 401-230-2246.

Seth Magaziner to Speak at
Temple Beth-El

Newly elected 2nd district Congressman, Seth Magaziner is speaking at the Herbert Wagner Memorial Breakfast. At Temple Beth-EL, 70 Orchard Avenue, Providence on Sunday, March 26, 8:45 a.m.  Advance reservations are required. Open to the public. $5.00 per person, bagels, lox, eggs, etc. Send payment to: The Brotherhood, 70 Orchard Avenue, Temple Beth-El, Providence, 02906.  For questions or details, contact Barry Schiff

Annual RI Community
Food Bank Benefit Concert

Lakewood Baptist Church will host its annual Rhode Island Community Food Bank benefit concert on Sunday, April 2, 255 Atlantic Ave., Warwick, at 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be available after the concert.  Begin Holy Week with good music and fellowship.  The performing churches are Lakewood Baptist Church, Norwood Baptist Church, Spring Green Memorial Church, Warwick Central Baptist Church, Woodbury Union Presbyterian Church, Second Baptist Church, South Hadley, MA and Acoaxet Chapel Praise Team, Westport, MA.

Admission is at least one non-perishable food item (all of the food will go to West Bay Marketplace).  A free will offering will also be taken (checks payable to RI Community Food Bank).  If you are unable to attend and would like to donate, please make checks out to: RI Community Food Bank and send to Lakewood Baptist Church, attention: Lincoln Smith. 

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.

Free Movies at the Pontiac Free Library

Free Movie and Popcorn! Join us on Tuesday, April 11th, at 1:00 o'clock for a showing of Peter Rabbit 2, rated PG, and on Thursday, April 13th at 2 o'clock for a showing of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Rated PG. Pontiac Free Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. For more information: 401-737-3292 or

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 class mate.

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.

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 evidenced-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

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, 2023 and at Beacon Communications, 1944 Warwick Ave, Warwick.  Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, email:

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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