Friday, May 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. Kick-off the 2023 Gaspee Days season with “Night at the Museum.” The Aspray Boathouse and the Pawtuxet Rangers Armory will both be open to view …
Friday, May 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. Kick-off the 2023 Gaspee Days season with “Night at the Museum.” The Aspray Boathouse and the Pawtuxet Rangers Armory will both be open to view historic memorabilia. Each attendee will receive a commemorative glass and 2 drink tickets for beer or wine. We will have local breweries bringing this year’s “Gaspee Brews.” The donation to attend this event is $25.00; tickets are limited. Please purchase tickets through Eventbrite or our website (http://www.gaspee.com/events).
Friday, May 5 thru Saturday, May 20. Garden City Center Spring Wine Garden on Fridays and Saturdays this May - beginning on Hosted in partnership with Avio Restaurant, the family and dog friendly event will be held at the Gazebo and include wines from a rotating selection of vineyards, live music by local bands, games, events and more. Wine Garden Hours: Fridays: 4 – 8 p.m. Saturdays: 2 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Former CHCC Chairmain Colin Parkhurst as he hosts a workshop on cleaning, repairing and resetting gravestones! Bring a lawn chair and work gloves as this is a hands-on event. Meet up at the Knightsville Meetinghouse Lot, 1669 Cranston St, Cranston.
Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The market, located at 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, is opened every Saturday starting May 6. Offering locally grown vegetables, eggs, fruit, meat, honey, cheese, baked goods, prepared foods, locally roasted coffee, and local packaged foods (kimchi, hot sauce, marinara, sauerkraut, seitan). The market features vegan and gluten-free options and local handmade goods. There will also be food trucks, live music, and occasional visits from community groups.
Saturday, May 6, 6 p.m., Church of the Annunciation, 175 Oaklawn, Ave, Cranston. The troop is hosting a Macaroni Dinner and fundraiser, on Saturday, Cost is $30 per person, children 10 and under are free. To pre-order tickets, or provide sponsorship, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The troop is looking for alumni with pictures they are willing to share, for a special slideshow at the event. Pictures should be sent to: email@example.com, with names, dates, details.
Saturday, May 13, 2 – 4 p.m. The Youth Sports Organization, Cranston League for Cranston’s Future (CLCF), is sponsoring an introductory pickleball demonstration at the tennis courts at the John H. Chafee Recreational Complex, 450 Hope Rd., Cranston. There is no charge, but those interested are asked to register at www.clcfsports.org.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-789-7376. This event is sponsored by AOTA, AAA & AARP.
Sunday, May 7, 8 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (rain or shine), All-State Insurance Agents throughout RI, will be cleaning up the Cranston bike path as a fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Volunteers will meet at the Thirsty Beaver, 288 Atwood Ave., Cranston. Trash bags, gloves and rakes are suggested.
Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Mini-Golf, Mulligan’s Island, 1000 New London Avenue, Cranston, $30 admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mini-golf-fundraiser-tickets-607497490347
Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bubble Brunch, Historical Park Theater, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston. $30 Admission. Breakfast and Champagne. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bubbles-brunch-fundraiser-tickets-604047019897. Cranston native, Justin Erickson has been nominated for the LLS Visionary of the Year Award and will be hosting these events.
Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The City of Cranston and Cranston Police Department Special Projects Community Outreach Division will hold its Spring Street Festival, beginning at the Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, and will run on both sides of Rolfe Street. There will be vendors, crafters, food trucks, music, touch a truck and children’s activities. The fee for vendors will be $50 for a 12 X 12 space.
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.
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 for final payment.
Thursday, June 22, 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.
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. Set up times.
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.
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.
If anyone is interested in volunteering, they must sign up through the link: osdri.charityproud.org/VolunteerRegistration/Index/4506. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-383-4730
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).
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. 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. 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
Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. Pawtuxet Village Baptist Church, 2157 Broad St., Cranston. 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? All skill levels welcome. If so, we’d love to play Celtic and traditional music with you! Visit www.gaspeecelticjam.org for more info or questions. We look forward to meeting you!
January 1 – July 31, The St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association is accepting scholarship applications. Forms are available on our two Facebook pages, by mail at SXA. P.O. Box 20452, Cranston, 02920, or contact a board member.
Thursdays, 11 a.m. – noon, 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 www.wemakeri.com/get-a-job-thursday or contact Mike at (401) 232-0077 x109.
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.
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.
To submit your news from the community: Ida at Idaz@rhodybeat.com. This includes virtual events, which should be submitted two to three weeks ahead of the event. Can include community events, promotions, academic news and nonprofit events. Email today and see your event in our column in the Cranston Herald.
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