Drive-Thru Food Pantry

Posted 1/18/23

Spring Green Memorial Church will be holding our monthly Drive-Thru Food Pantry on Saturday, January 21st . Grocery bags of food and a free bag lunch provided by Lakewood Baptist Church will be …

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Drive-Thru Food Pantry


Spring Green Memorial Church will be holding our monthly Drive-Thru Food Pantry on Saturday, January 21st . Grocery bags of food and a free bag lunch provided by Lakewood Baptist Church will be distributed at 11:00 am in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any questions please e-mail the church at springgreenchurch@yahoo.com or call the office at 463-8328 .

STAND UP Against Domestic Violence

Join us, January 27th, for a night of stand-up comedy to benefit the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center and their free programs that support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Rhode Island. Bring in the New Year with a guaranteed night of laughs with performances by John Perrotta's Comedy Factory. Doors open at 6:30 PM, showtime at 7:30 PM at the Greenwich Odeum (59 Main St. East Greenwich). Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at www.ebccenter.org/comedy .

Call for Poetry Submissions

Notable Works Publication is working with Crosswinds Poetry on the third edition of Voices of the Earth: The Future of Our Planet. Poets accepted for publication in this book will receive a complimentary copy upon its completion. Three cash prizes will be awarded from entries. Submission Period: January 1, 2023 to February 15, 2023 at midnight. Poets may submit up to three original works not previously published, each one formatted in 12 point Times New Roman font, not exceeding 60 lines (which includes the title and any spaces in-between) and no more than 66 characters on each line (which includes spaces and punctuation). For a complete list of submission guidelines, please visit www.notableworks.org or email: noreeninglesi@cox.net or info@notableworks.org .

Three Card Mel Meat Raffle is Back

Friday, January 27th at 7pm. William Shields Jr American Legion Post 42, 662 West Shore Rd, Warwick. 401-737-9711.

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, 10:30am – 12:30pm. January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15.

Outreach Chamber Music SERIES: A Little Live Music at the WPL

The WSO brings live musical performances to communities across Rhode Island.  As a regional volunteer touring symphony, the WSO seeks to deliver high-quality live music and affordable performances to diverse communities.  WSO ensures accessibility and appeals to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds through programming that seamlessly between classical and orchestral pops programs.  Our membership of 60+ dedicated members merge their creative energies and insights together in order to energize ourselves through great music and to entertain audiences of all ages and experience. Throughout mid-winter and spring 2023 the diverse membership of the WSO is actively rehearsing as smaller ensembles to present a series of FREE outreach performances for our community.  The Warwick Public Library – 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick will host premiere performances by these ensembles: CONCERT #1 – STRING ORCHESTRA: Sunday – February 12, 2023 @ 2:00pm, 18 of WSO’s most dedicated string players join forces for a program ranging from Classical to Folk selections. CONCERT #2 – SMALL ENSEMBLES: Sunday – April 23, 2023 @ 2:00pm, Featuring a string quartet, trumpet trio, woodwind quintet, and mixed string & woodwind trio.  CONCERT #3 – MORE SMALL ENSEMBLES: Tuesday – June 13, 2023 @ 7:00pm Featuring a horn quartet, mixed string-wind-brass ensemble, double string quartet, and brass quintet with bass. FREE event admission thanks to our supporters. To become a Friend of the WSO or a business sponsor, please contact us at WSOri.org.

Registration open for 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 Thursday, February 2, 2023. 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 exercises.

For more information on the Family-to-Family curriculum and registration requirements, visit namirhodeisland.org or call 401-331-3060 or email beth@namirhodeisland.org.

Men's Wednesday Senior Softball News

We are looking for more players to join our Wednesday morning Senior Softball League. There are six teams who play doubleheaders on Wednesday mornings at 9;00 am. The season starts on April 26th 2023 all games are at City Park in Warwick, RI on Asylum Rd. The registration fee is $25. Checks can be made out to Wed. Sr. Softball League. The season ends on October 18th, yet many of us played till mid November. This is not a beginner's league, it is competitive but a lot of fun. You must be 57 years of age to participate, shirts are provided & a Pizza Party is also included. Applications can be obtained by emailing wednesdaySSB@gmail.com.

New Members Welcome

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!!!

Time Travel Youth Art Class

Music can make us forget everything or remember everything. It has a way of connecting us and bringing us to depths within ourselves. Music can be utilized as an outlet for people to express themselves, connect with others, and has powerful potential to support brain health. The impact starts in the brain, where music activates many regions, including those associated with emotion and memory. In this class we will be exploring the impact music has on us and how to use it as a safe tool to express ourselves. Our media will be steampunk art. This class is set up to enhance and strengthen the link between mind-body, promote emotional intelligence, as well as help us learn to love ourselves. Youth are invited to join us for a FUN night of socializing, healthy snacks, and ART! Price is $35.00 and includes all materials as well as snacks/drinks. Youth are welcome to bring anything they would like to contribute. Classes are held by Wellness New England in partnership with Concordia Center for Spiritual Living. 292 W shore Rd. Warwick RI 02889, Saturday January 28th 2023 from 6:30pm - 9:00 pm

For more info, please call Wellness New England at 401-593-6055.

The Daughters of Isabella

St. Benedict Circle #423 Daughters of Isabella will meet next on January 21st for their 95th anniversary! All meeting include business and social, and are held 11:00-3:00pm at St. Kevin’s Parish Hall. As always, if you have a friend or relative, bring them along and invite them to join the circle! New members are always welcome, so come check things out! Any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please call or email- 401-821-8461 / ShirleyMello@msn.com.

Gaspee Seniors Meeting

Gaspee Seniors will meet on January 17,2023 at  the Pilgrim Senior Center. The activity for the day is the FAMOUS Penny Social. Refreshments will be served .

The next scheduled meeting is on February 7,2023. This is the ever popular Brown Bag Gift ($5.00).

Please wear Red . New members are always welcome. All meetings are on Tuesday.

WCFACommunity Barn Dance

Bring your family, friends or just yourself to our community barn dance for an evening of contras, squares and other dances! No fancy footwork needed to attend, just come, enjoy the friendly camaraderie, dance to live music and see everyone's smiling faces! Saturday January 21st @ 7:30-10:30 pm [Intro session 7:15 - 7:30 pm] at the Warwick Center for the Arts (3259 Post Rd, Warwick). A community barn dance includes contra dances, square dances and circle dances, all traditional American folk dancing - the dancing is both easy and fun! Dances are led by a caller, who teaches every dance.  It’s a community event – dancers from 8 to 88 are welcome; singles, couples, families, and we are LGBTQ friendly.  Wear cool, comfortable clothing and soft soled shoes.  LIVE MUSIC: "Woody and the West Side Warblers”. They are skilled musicians that radiate energy and joy through their music. They are not to be missed! $12.00 per person (WCA Members $10) OR, Students (with ID, please) $8, OR, Families $30. *Donations are greatly appreciated and encouraged! FOR MORE INFORMATON: Contact Nancy Smith Worthen at nancy.worthen4815@gmail.com or Aileen Quinn at the Warwick Center for the Arts at aileen@warwickcfa.org or 401 737-0010

Municipal Retirees meet Jan. 25

The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association will meet Jan. 25 at the Pilgrim Senior Center  ceramic room at 10:30 a.m. City retirees are welcome to attend , have coffee and catch up on the news. Those with questions should call Lois at 401-738-1768.

Winter Reading 2023: All the Feels

Experience all the feels this winter! Learn about the history of emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully. From January 1-31 Warwick Public Library is participating in All the Feels, a winter reading challenge sponsored by Beanstack. We challenge our community to read and log at least 10 hours during the challenge. Earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging your reading, completing activities, and submitting book reviews. Finish the ten hours and stop by the library for an emoji themed plastic book bag, a coupon for a free book from the Friends Book Sale Corner, a pencil and bookmark. Then enter into our grand raffle for a fabulous $25 Gift Card.

Library looking for podcast geeks

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 wgregersen@warwicklibrary.org or 401-921-9758.

Volunteer with Westbay Community Action

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!

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

Hearts for Hospice

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.

Calling All Cribbage Players

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.

Consider Donating Blood

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.

Meals on Wheels in Need of Volunteers

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.

Hear that sound? It’s all the buzz on what’s happening this month! Wanna buzz about your next outing? What about a fundraiser or club meeting? Send all the buzz to: AshleyM@rhodybeat.com!

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