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Pet Supplies Fundraiser

Posted 5/3/22

Pet Supplies Plus in Cranston will host a fundraising event from May 8 through May 14 to benefit the rebuilding efforts of Foster Parrots Sanctuary. Last year, a third of their facility was burned in …

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Pet Supplies Fundraiser

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Pet Supplies Plus in Cranston will host a fundraising event from May 8 through May 14 to benefit the rebuilding efforts of Foster Parrots Sanctuary. Last year, a third of their facility was burned in a fire and killed nearly 100 birds. Located at 171 Sockanoseet Cross Road, Pet Supplies Plus is collecting bird chew toys for donation along with monetary donations at checkout. Half of the proceeds from dog washes on May 13 and May 14 will be donated as well.

 

 

 

Theatre Summer Programs

The Rhode Island Youth Theatre Summer Programs will have two summer programs at the Historic Park Theatre and Event Center. “The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition” is for ages 7 to 16 and will take July 25 through August 6. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 5 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 6 at 7 p.m. The second program is “The Music Man, Jr.” which will run from August 8 to August 19. No experience needed. Shows will take place August 19 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and August 20 at 7 p.m. Visit www.riyt.org to register. Scholarships available for all programs, email ann@riyt.org.

 

 

 

Back at the Farmer’s Market

The Edgewood Garden Club will be at the opening day of the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market on May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The club will sell baked goods, Mother’s Day bouquets and sets of colorful notecards, “Garden Delights” and “Insects In Action,” featuring photos of local flowers and pollinators by club members. Proceeds will benefit club activities including its educational programs and maintaining gardens at the William Hall Library, Stillhouse Cove and the Village Playground.

 

 

 

Comedy Night Fundraiser

Sts. Rose & Clement Parish, 111 Long Street, Warwick is holding a comedy night fundraiser presented by Funny4Fund$ on May 21.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.  This adult only (18+) event will feature church appropriate comedy, raffles, 50/50 and the drawing of the Grand Raffle winners. BYOS (bring your own snacks). Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets for this event cost $20and can be purchased online at funny4funds.com/events (event #812).  For more information, please contact Kim Jones at 401-480-1250.

 

 

 

AARP Martha’s Vineyard Trip

AARP Chapter 2210 has planned a Martha’s Vineyard trip for July 7. Bus pickup from the Exit 6A Park & Ride at 8 a.m., return time is approximately 7:30 p.m. Cost is $129/person. Trip includes motor coach transportation, ferry ride from Falmouth, guided bus tour of Martha’s Vineyard and sightseeing in Edgartown with a stop at Bertucci’s for dinner on the way home. For more information, call Maureen at 828-5188.

 

 

 

Music Festival

The Notable Works’ Ensemble will be featured at the URI New Music Festival on May 7 at 7 p.m. at the URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881.

 

 

 

Pasta Dinner Benefits Homeless

The St. Mary’s Feast Society will hold a special pasta and meatball dinner to benefit the family, created around MAE Organization for the Homeless’ signature meal, pasta and meat sauce. The event will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on May 14. Tickets are $25 per person and a table of 10 is $200. Tickets are available at the Feast Society located on Phenix Ave. in Cranston.

Bring your family for a hearty pasta dinner complete with garlic bread, salad and dessert! They will have Italian music, a photo booth and awesome raffles!

 

 

 

Pre-K Lottery

The RI State Pre-K lottery is now open – this lottery will run until July 6. Children who will be 4 before Sept. 1 may qualify. To apply, visit www3.ride.gov./PKL.

 

 

 

Parks and Rec Summer Employment

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking summer employment applications until May 27. Applications are available online only through the Parks and Recreation website and Facebook page. Completed applications can be emailed to Recreation Program Coordinator Scott Sevegny at ssevegny@cranstonri.gov. Applicants can scan or take a photo of the application to be emailed.

Applicants must be Cranston residents and at least 16 years old by the time of employment. Please note that by submitting an application, the applicant is not guaranteed a summer position with Parks and Recreation. Open positions will be based on need and the number of returning employees from last year.

 

 

 

Clean Up of Pocasset Historical Cemetery

The Cranston Historical Cemeteries Commission (CHCC) will sponsor a Clean Up at Pocasset Cemetery on May 21. CHCC is participating in the RI statewide Historical Cemetery Awareness & Clean Up Day.

The Clean Up will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at RI Historical Cemetery #2m located at 417 Dyer Ave. Please bring gloves and gardening tools. For more information, call 451-7718.

 

 

 

Summer camp

The Parks and Recreation summer camp will run from July 5 to August 12 and registration goes live at 7 a.m. on April 25. A Google Forms link will be posted on that day and time. No payment is necessary at the time of registration. Parks and Recreation will invoice you, which will serve as your confirmation for your child’s attendance. Payment is due in full prior to the start of camp. Weekly and all summer rates. Four locations -- both age groups will be at all four locations. Age groups are 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. Schedule will be posted prior to the start of camp.

 

 

 

Women and Infants Hospital 2022 Gala

There will be a celebration of mother and earth on June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the WaterFire Arts Center located at 475 Valley St., Providence. This event is important for raising critical funds for a new labor and delivery center at the hospital. For sponsorship opportunities and event information, contact Cezarina (Sue) Jackson, 401-921-8508, or cajackson@carene.org.

 

 

 

Art Show for Animals

Donate animal-themed art to the Community Art Show which will benefit the Defenders of Animals, Inc. The third annual art show will take place on May 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Governor Sprague Mansion at 1351 Cranston St. Defenders of Animals invites you to enjoy free food, wine, music, raffles and animal-themed art by local artists. 100 percent of proceeds go to Defenders of Animals. Tickets are $25 per person and available at www.defendersofanimals.org. Show by Margy Feldhuhn. For more information, call 401-461-1922.

 

 

 

Cranston Spring Festival

Join Cranston Police for their spring festival on May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 Sockanosset Cross Road (rear). There will be food trucks, vendors, exhibitors, K9 demonstrations, dance and karate demonstration and more. Cali the therapy dog will be present, and there will be a special performance by Gene Massa’s Bandemonium – All Star Jazz Band. For vendor information, contact Debbie Wood at 401-527-0414 or webejamminevents@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Featured Speaker

Italian American Historical Society member Bernadette Conte will be the featured speaker at Santa Maria di Prata, Cranston, on May 15 in the event honoring our mothers. Her book, “Under the Pear Tree,” fulfills the commitment she made to her mother Caterina (Gaetanina) Cardi Capotosto, to write her family’s history. This book is an account told by one Itrani family of the difficulties and struggles the Italian immigrant experienced at the turn of the 19th century in Knightsville, Cranston, Rhode Island. The event starts at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

Driving for a Cure

Please join the Cranston Country Club for the Gregory Rubino Memorial Golf Tournament on June 25. The club is “Driving for a Cure” at Cranston Country Club, and all proceeds go to benefiting the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Spots are filling up fast so please register now to secure yours. Learn more and register at grubinomemorialgolf.com.

 

 

 

Comedy Course

If you’ve ever thought of giving stand-up comedy a try, now’s your chance. This $200 Comedy Course kicks off Sept. 12 for six weeks in Warwick (except Columbus Day). The instructors are John Perrotta, Coleen Galvin Yaroshenko and Rockin’ Joe Hebert. At the end of the course, you’ll take the stage in our graduation show at Rhode Island’s newest comedy hot spot, the Comedy Park in Cranston. We anticipate a full class, so sign up early by calling the Comedy Factory at 401-639-7726. www.comedyfactoryri.com, www.richof.org.

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Cranston to hold Touch a Truck

Save the date! The Cranston Rotary Club will hold its spring Touch a Truck event on May 22 at Garden City Center. More details to follow. Interested in bringing your vehicle? Email the organization at CranstonRotaryClub@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Come join the “Rocky Point Pacers” for a walk around Rocky Point every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9 a.m., weather permitting. They meet at the gate on Rocky Point Avenue. Get some sunshine and burn off some holiday pounds.

 

 

 

Prepare RI High School Internships Program

Calling all RI public high school juniors: The 2022 PrepareRI High school Internship Program is accepting applications to participate in on-site/in-person, paid summer experiential learning internships with local employers across the state.

This program will help you earn, learn and connect with employers across Rhode Island. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit https://skillsforri.com/prepareri for more information.

 

 

 

Did you know?

The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s death in 1905, Anna Jarvis created Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. (Source: May Fun Facts)

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