July 30, Warwick Veterans/TollGate High School Class of 1973 Reunion - Warwick Veterans Memorial High School/TollGate High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th Year Reunion on Sunday, July 30, at …
July 30, Warwick Veterans/TollGate High School Class of 1973 Reunion - Warwick Veterans Memorial High School/TollGate High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th Year Reunion on Sunday, July 30, at the Valley Country Club, 251 New London Ave, Warwick. Cocktails 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m. $50 per person. Checks payable to “VetsTollGate Class of 1973” can be sent to Ms. Judy Snow, 29 Oberlin Dr. Warwick 02886. Contact us at ClassOf73VetsTollgate@gmail.com with any questions.
July 29, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Maker Morning: Morse Code Keychain - Come make a Morse code keychain with us at Central Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road! All materials will be provided. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register at https://events.cranstonlibrary.org/event/10244024 or contact the library for assistance.
Aug. 31, Tea and Tour Program - The Cranston Historical Society is hosting an end of summer Tea with Tour program will on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m., and invites you to enjoy a relaxing evening at the historic Governor Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston St., Cranston. A brief introduction of the history of the Sprague Family and A&W Sprague Textile Manufacturing Co. will be shared. Weather permitting, an additional tour of the Sprague Carriage House may be available. The Tour with Tea program is designed to be a small, intimate gathering and includes tea of the evening and a delightful sweet. Limited seating of 10 only. Call (401) 944-9226 to reserve your place by August 24. Ladies and Gents; age appropriate 12 and older. Tickets: Non-members: $18; CHS members: $16.00. Checks payable: The Cranston Historical Society. Sorry, we cannot accommodate food sensitivities. After August 24, call to inquire if seating is available. Handicap access and parking at back of mansion. Host your next special event, meeting ~ or tea ~ at the Governor Sprague Mansion. Call for details (401) 944-9226.
Sept. 11, The Comedy Course - The Comedy Course is returning for a 6th year, every Monday night for 6-weeks. Three instructors, with over 100 years of combined stage experience, will guide you on a 6-week journey from writing your first joke to performing your debut comedy routine. You learn the do’s and don’ts of standup comedy and have fun doing it. The course is $200 per person. The place: TBD. Instructors include: Joe Hebert, Coleen Galvin and John Perrotta. Class size is limited. Call John Perrotta at 401-639-7726 to reserve your seat, now. Payment options are available.
Sept. 19, The Ocean State Toastmasters Open House - will be held at the Proclamation Brewery, 298 Kilvert Street, Warwick, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. Come and find out why the Ocean State Toastmaster’s Club (OSTM) is a place to learn, grow, have fun and practice leadership, problem solving, storytelling and public speaking skills. RSVP - Please. For more information call (401) 359-3197 or go to oceanstate.toastmastersclubs.org or send an email to: email@example.com.
The Warwick-based Ocean State Toastmasters, 99 James P. Murphy Industrial Highway, Warwick, meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 7 p.m. there is informal networking and from 7 – 8:30 p.m., the Toastmaster meeting begins which includes testimonials, presentations, conflict resolution, blog post.
Sept. 30, Pilgrim High School Class of 1983 - will hold its 40th Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Quonset Tavern by the Green, 615 Callahan Rd., North Kingstown, RI. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our new Facebook page Pilgrim High School Class of 1983. Hold the date!
Oct. 14, Annual No More Hunger Walk - A walk to call attention to food insecurity and raise funds for local food pantries will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Over $20,000 has been raised in the past two years. The walk will begin at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick and proceed along West Shore Road to Donovan Park, in Conimicut Village. Any interested churches, organizations, and individuals are invited and encouraged to join. Call 401-737-8232 or e-mail WoodburyChurchRI@gmail.com for details.
Oct. 15, Central Falls High School, Class of 1963 Reunion - Central Falls High School Class of 1963, will hold a 60th Class Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 15, 12 – 4 p.m. at Chelo’s Banquet Hall, 2225 Post Rd., Warwick. Tickets: $60 for buffet and dancing. Please send checks to: Patricia (Guillette) Mannix, 111 Col. John Gardner Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882. Please include maiden name and phone number on check. For more information call or email Patricia Mannix 401-789-0451; Patriciagmannix@gmail.com Or, Nancy Dube Brazeau 401-789-0304; email@example.com.
Nov. 7 – 9, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City - AARP Chapter 2210 Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Tuesday – Thursday, November 7 – 9 . 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
Every Monday, Gaspee Celtic Jam - The Gaspee Celtic Jam meets at the Pawtuxet Village Baptist Church, 2157 Broad St., Cranston, every Monday from 7 – 9 p.m. 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. Visit www.gaspeecelticjam.org for more info (including the current tune list/tune book) or to send us any questions. No specific Celtic music experience is required.
Every Thursday, Get-a-Job-Thursdays - 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.
Every Saturday, Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market - The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market, every Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., offers 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.
January 1 – July 31, St. Francis Xavier Academy Scholarship Applications - 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.
Amenity Aid – Volunteers Needed - 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.
Hearts for Hospice - 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.
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