Apponaug tree lighting

Posted 11/25/21

St. Barnabas Church in  Christmas Tree lighting ceremony that will include carols followed by warm cider and treats at Dorothy Mayor Park next to the church Sunday, Nov. 28 starting at 4 p.m. …

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Apponaug tree lighting


St. Barnabas Church in  Christmas Tree lighting ceremony that will include carols followed by warm cider and treats at Dorothy Mayor Park next to the church Sunday, Nov. 28 starting at 4 p.m. The public is invited and those planning to attend are urged to wear masks.

Giving Tuesday Open House at Children’s Wishes

Giving Tuesday is an internationally recognized day of giving which occurs each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It is a day to bring everyone together in a spirit of giving to kick off the holiday season. Children’s Wishes Open House will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Frank J. Picozzi, the dedication of the Avery Anne Coupe Memorial Family Room, a Tree Lighting Ceremony and a Giving Tuesday livestream*. Come join us for food, music, refreshments and fun at 2364 Post Road, Suite 200. *Viewers on Facebook & YouTube will be able to donate, interact and make an impact in real time.

 Spring Green bazaar

On December 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Avenue, Warwick will be having a holiday bazaar. There will be a baked goods table, children’s grab bags, holiday gifts, holiday decorations, and a gift card raffle for local stores and restaurants. If you have any questions, please contact the church at 463-8328 or springgreenchurch@ yahoo.com. Masks are required.

Make a Festive Christmas Journal

Make a festive Christmas journal at a two-part workshop at Warwick Public Library on Wednesdays, December 1 & 8 at 6:30 p.m. Fill your Christmas journal with photos and illustrations of the holidays, and create a decorative book to flip through or make a working journal to keep your holiday thoughts and memories. Bring a pencil, scissors, a glue stick, and paper—such as Christmas cards and envelopes, wrapping paper, sheet music, calendar pages, and gift tags. This free program is limited to 20 crafters. Sign up online at www.warwicklibrary.org or call (401) 739-5440, x3. For more information, call (401) 739-5440, x9758. The Library is located at 600 Sandy Lane.

 Coat drive has 2 collection points

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church is sponsoring a coat collection for all ages and sizes through December 1st. All coats, new/like new and clean. Hats and gloves/mittens are appreciated as well. Collection boxes will be at Warwick City Hall – Main lobby and Warwick Public Library, Sandy Lane.

 Model Railroad Club Open House

The Providence Northern Model Railroad Club will be hosting their annual two days open house on Dec. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be taking place at 1175 West Shore Road in Warwick and there is a suggested donation of $2 for adults, a $5 maximum for families and free for children 12 and under. They are currently building a HO scale layout that is based on the New England area in 1985 from Providence to Northern Vermont and reaching Montreal Canada. For more information visit www.providencenorthern.org

 Warwick Rotary 5K Turkey Trot

The Warwick Rotary 5K Turkey Trot will be taking place on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 8 a.m. at the Warwick City Park Ball Fields. Race day registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps, the Westbay Marketplace food pantry, and the Warwick Rotary Charity Fund. There will also be a costume contest as part of the event with prizes awarded for best costume, most original, and best dressed family/ group. The cost to participate in the run is one non-perishable food item per person plus $20 for adults, $15 for students 6 to 18 years old, and children 5 and under are free with paid adults. Families of two adults and two students are $50, and virtual runners are $20. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. This year’s t-shirt design and size will only be guaranteed to registrations received and paid by Nov. 1. To register visit www.WarwickRotaryRi.com

 Christmas Fair

St. Augustine’s Church, will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15 Lower College Road, in Kingston. Wreaths and greens, baked goods, basket raffle, hand crafts, and Santa’s Attic. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand—photos encouraged. Masks required if not vaccinated. For more information: 401-783-2153 or www.staugustineuri.org

Grand Chanukah at Warwick Mall

Chabad of West Bay will host music, entertainment, art and crafts, hot latkes, Chaunakah gift shop, lighting of giant balloon menorah, and Chanukah gelt to celebrate Chanukah Sunday, Nov.28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Warwick Mall.

 Car Menorah Parade

Rhode Island’s second annual Menorah Parade will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. Those joining the parade should assemble at Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Road, Warwick . The parade of menorah topped cars will go to the Rhode Island State House. RSVP to reserve a Menorah for your c a r : RabbiWarwick@gmail.com

 Holiday Basket Raffle at West Warwick Library

The Friends of the West Warwick Public Library are pleased to announce the return of the Holiday Basket Raffle to be held at the library, 1043 Main St. Two dozen gift baskets with themes for both children and adults will be on display from Nov. 29 through Dec. 10. TIckets, sold at the Circulation Desk, are 50 cents each or three for one dollar. The winning tickets will be drawn Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. All funds raised will support library programs and services. The Book Nook and its annex, operated by the Friends and open during library hours, features hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and other items for sale at bargain prices.

 Creative writing workshops

The Collaborative, a nonprofit arts organization, will hold two Creative Writing workshops hosted by talented, local writer Eve Kerrigan. The workshops will take place on Thursdays, November 18th and December 16th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Collaborative gallery at 498 Main St in Warren. Eve Kerrigan is a teacher, editor, and a writer of fiction and personal essays. She is an enthusiast of all things amusing and creative. Her writing has been broadcast on The Public’s Radio and published in arc(hive), High Noon Magazine, L’Allure Des Mots, The Oddville Press, 521 Magazine, and other literary journals. Preregistration is required, with a fee of $25. For more information and to register for this special programs, please visit www.theco l l a b o r a -tive02885.org/workshops

 7th annual Fez-tival of Trees

On Thanksgiving weekend, the Rhode Island Shriners will host their seventh annual Fez-tival of Trees. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, located at 60 Rhodes Place in Cranston. There is a suggested $2 donation for adults at the door, and children 12 and under are admitted at no cost. There will be tree and wreath displays, free children’s activities, table raffles, a 50/50 cash raffle, penny socials, a holiday marketplace featuring crafters and artisans, refreshments at Mrs. Claus’s Café, musical entertainment and more. Tree and wreath raffle drawings begin at 3 p.m. each day. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Shrines each year. To learn more, visit www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com.

 Pet food drive

Defenders of Animals will be hosting a pet food drive throughout the month of November. Please bring all donations to the Warwick Animal Hospital, located at 1950 Elmwood Ave. in Warwick. Drop off is Monday- Friday and ask for Tonya.

 Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show

Ocean State Artisans will host its 30th annual Holiday Craft Show from Friday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Nov. 28, at its new location at 1276 Bald Hill Road in Warwick. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs $3, with $1 off with a canned food donation. To learn more, visit www.oceanstateartisans.com.

 Celebrating RI artists

Warwick Center for the Arts is hosting its 35th Annual RI Open through Nov. 20. The RI Open is WCFA’s annual exhibit of original artwork created by artists who live or work in Rhode Island. Each year, the organization looks forward to this opportunity to celebrate the creativity and artistic vision of Rhode Islanders. All media will be presented, such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography, digital arts and textile The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.warwickcfa.org.

 Meat & lobster raffle every Saturday

West Bay Anglers will hold a meat and lobster raffle every Saturday starting Nov. 6 through March 2022 at the Warwick Firemen’s Association 750 Warwick Ave., Warwick starting at 1 p.m. Prizes include money, lobster, meats and appliances. One hundred percent of the profits will go to the to the imPossible Dream, Veteran Angler Charters and Dare To Dream Ranch.

 Chanukah at Cranston City Hall

Chabad of West Bay will hold a Menorah lighting with arts and crafts, hot latkes and more Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Cranston City Hall lobby.

 Chanukah at Pawtuxet Park

Menorah lighting, arts and crafts, hot latkes and more on hosted by Chabad of West Bay will be held Wednesday, Dec.1 at 7 p.m. in Pawtuxet Village. The event will take place at Narragansett Parkway and Post Road, in Warwick.

 Pilgrim Senior Center

In-person events are back at the Pilgrim Senior Center! See below schedule for classes, workshops, and more.For detailed descriptions of classes, visit www.warwickri.gov/senior-services-pilgrim-senior-center. For questions, contact Kathleen at (401) 468-4074.


9 to 10 a.m.-Chair Yoga

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.-Happy Hoofers Tap Practice

10 a.m.-play brain games with the Braniacs

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.-Meditation

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.-Stitcher’s Quilting Workshop

1:15 to 3:30 p.m.-Canasta and Cribbage

1 to 4 p.m.-Bridge



9 to 11 a.m.-Paint on Wood

9 to 11:30 a.m.-Needlecraft & Quilting

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.-Sing a Long

1 to 3 p.m.-Hi-Lo Jack

1 to 3 p.m.-Ceramics

1:30 p.m.-Mat Yoga


9:30 a.m.-Scrabble

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.-Yarnigans

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.-Chair Yoga

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.-BoneBuilders

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-Chess

1 p.m.-Poker

1 p.m.-Bridge



1 p.m.-Mah Jongg

1 to 3 p.m.-Oil Painting



9:15 a.m.-Happy Hoofers

Tap Practice

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.-Chair


10:30 a.m.-Pilgrim Theater Stars

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.-BoneBuilders

1 p.m.-Bridge and Canasta

1 p.m.-Poker

1 p.m.-Cribbage

1 p.m.-Brainiacs

1 to 3 p.m.-Knit Wits

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