Volunteer for the holidays
Over the past 27 years, the Cranston Holiday Meals Program has provided holiday cheer to many Cranston seniors who will be alone for the holidays. Last year, more than 500 seniors enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
Volunteers are needed once again to deliver holiday meals to seniors. If you are interested in doing so, call Volunteer Director David Quiroa at Cranston Senior Services at 780-6180 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov. 12. Meals will be delivered from Cranston Senior Services, located at 1070 Cranston Street, on Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving from noon to 2 p.m. and Dec. 23 for Christmas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Woodridge Church Winter Festival Bazaar this Saturday
Join the parishioners of Woodridge Church in Cranston this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, located at 546 Budlong Rd.
There will be a variety of shops, which includes the Country Store, featuring homemade pies, cookies and candy and a “New to You" shop with assorted items and books.
Activities include an Elf room where children can shop and make crafts. Pictures with Santa will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participate in hourly raffles and enter to win gift cards, theme baskets and more.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are asked to bring a canned good for Cranston Interfaith Food Pantry.
Angelnook Gallery opens for business
One of the newest additions to the Cranston business community, Angelnook Gallery, located at 1591 Cranston St., will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Allan Fung this Thursday at 10 a.m.
In addition to their ribbon cutting, artist Kim Grenier will be facilitating a drawing class for children. There will be face painting and snacks provided. The children’s portion will be held from 3 through 5 p.m.
In the evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., there will be a reception with a silent auction; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots. There will be opportunities to meet the artists and refreshments will be provided.
“We feel that we have a responsibility to contribute to the greater community and assure the next generation access to art education. As a result of this, we are involved with Toys for Tots. Not only are we a dropoff point, but also this will benefit the children of the community and Toys for Tots,” said Shilah Marshman of Angelnook Gallery.
A DECA Breakfast to benefit the Cranston East DECA group will be held on Nov. 19 at Dave's Bar & Grill, located at 2399 Post Road in Warwick, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $10 per adult and $8 for children under 11. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting Janis McGuirl at email@example.com.
West Alumni Football Dinner
The committee for the first annual Falcon Football Alumni Dinner has announced that tickets are still available for the get-together of Falcon football players from 1960 to the 2000s.
The event will be held Nov. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Santa Maria Di Prata Society at 31 Walnut Grove St. The suggested donation of $40 includes dinner and a raffle ticket. The group is raffling off two tickets to a New England Patriots game. All proceeds will be donated to the Cranston West football team. Rumor has it that there will be some Patriots and former Patriots in attendance.
For more information, contact Robert Izzi at 378-4393 or Jeremy Moses at 263-4579.
Holiday craft fair
On Nov. 19, the Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, located at 229 Wilbur Ave., will be holding a craft fair featuring a wide variety of crafts and gifts, a pie sale and luncheon.
The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 944-0833.
Confreda cooking class
Confreda Farms, located on Scituate Ave., will hold a “Thanksgiving on the Side” cooking lesson on Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 per person and includes tasting samples, recipes and instruction.
New time set for genealogy program
The Genealogy Series Program featuring local societies and repositories being held on Nov. 19 at the Cranston Public Library has a new time. The program will now be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For a full program description, visit www.cranstonlibrary.org. For more information, contact Beth Johnson at 943-9080 ext. 122.
Did you know?
Turkey is the traditional dish for the Thanksgiving feast. In the United States, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations. There is no official reason or declaration for the use of turkey. It just happened to be the most plentiful meat available at the time of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, starting the tradition.
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