Garden City Art Festival
Festival Fete presents the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. More than 125 artisans will display their wares, and shoppers can enjoy food, live music and strolling entertainment.
June at the Hall Library
The William Hall Library has a busy schedule of events in June. In the exhibit case are paper models by Ed Bowers, and the June Art Exhibit is from painter Helen Corino, whose work will be on display in the auditorium and program room.
On Mondays, at 6:30 p.m., will be community tai chi with Phil Goldman. On June 9 and June 23, at 1 p.m., there will be a knit and crochet circle. Drop in and work with other knitters in the community. On June 12, at 6:30 p.m., the Friends of the William Hall Library will sponsor an evening of family entertainment with Joe’s Backyard Band. There will also be face painting and other children’s activities. From June 14 to 17, LaVoce Theatre Company will perform an all-female version of the “Odd Couple” by Neil Simon. The production is directed by Alan Hawkridge. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
For more information, call 781-2450 or visit www.cranstonlibrary.org.
Coming up at the Senior Center
The Cranston Senior Center, located at 1070 Cranston Street, is offering a free glucose-screening clinic on Tuesday, June 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. The following day, on June 13, at 10 a.m., the URI SNAP Program will be at the center for a program called “Hydration and Healthy aging…wise up on water.”
There are many regular programs at the Center as well, including a cardio mix fitness class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. ($5 per class); Zumba on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. ($5 per class) and yoga on Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. ($4 for members, $5 for non-members). On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, there is a lawyer from the Rhode Island Center for Law & Public Policy available to discuss important legal issues, such as power of attorney. The attorney is available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and you must call 780-6000 to schedule an appointment.
Also noteworthy is that the rummage sale scheduled for Saturday, June 9, has been postponed to Saturday, Aug. 25.
On Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m., the Temple Sinai Brotherhood will lead Shabbat Services in the Sanctuary. On Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m., the Sinai kicks off its Summer @Sinai programs with an ice cream social at Sundaes, located at 775 Oaklawn Avenue. The summer series continues on July 17 at a PawSox game (tickets are $10 each); on July 22 with a visit to Touro Synagogue followed by lunch in Newport; and wraps up on Aug. 7 with a picnic supper at Scarborough Beach.
RSVP to events at the Temple office by calling 942-8350. Temple Sinai is located at 30 Hagen Avenue in Cranston.
Academic News & Notes
Congratulations to Valerie Feula, Zachary Okolowitcz and Matthew Robinson, all of Cranston, who graduated on May 12 from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.
Robert Maggiacomo, of Cranston, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Merrimack College at the school’s 62nd commencement exercises on May 20.
Graduating from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine was Cranston resident Kristina Lomba, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Rocky Hill School is holding its 45th commencement ceremony this Friday, June 8, on the front lawn of the East Greenwich facility. Cranston residents Michael Caramadre and Ezekiel Farrell are among this year’s graduates. In the fall, Caramadre will head to Bentley University, while Farrell plans to attend Clark University.
Crime Watch meeting
The Central Cranston Crime Watch will hold a meeting on June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Members of the Cranston Police Department will be on hand to discuss crimes solved in Cranston. There will be a free door prize of a safety basket. For more information, contact Diana Gordon at 461-0916.
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