May 13, Bubble Brunch This is a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising Event on Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the historical Park Theater, 848 Park …
May 13, Bubble Brunch This is a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising Event on Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the historical Park Theater, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston. $30 Admission. Breakfast and Champagne. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bubbles-brunch-fundraiser-tickets-604047019897. Cranston native, Justin Erickson has been nominated for the LLS Visionary of the Year Award and will be hosting this event.
May 12 thru May 20, Wine Garden Friday, May 12 thru Saturday, May 20. Garden City Center will hold their Spring Wine Garden on Fridays and Saturdays this May - Hosted in partnership with Avio Restaurant, this family and dog friendly event will be held at the Gazebo and includes wines from a rotating selection of vineyards, live music by local bands, games, events and more. Fridays: 4 – 8 p.m. Saturdays: 2 – 6 p.m.
May 13, Pickleball Demonstrations The Youth Sports Organization, Cranston League for Cranston's Future (CLCF), is sponsoring an introductory pickleball demonstration on Saturday, May 13, 2 – 4 p.m., at the tennis courts at the John H. Chafee Recreational Complex, 450 Hope Rd., Cranston. There is no charge, but those interested are asked to register at www.clcfsports.org.
May 16, Don't Let Mice Destroy Your Family Treasures, Phoebe Bean and Dana Monroe of the RI Historical Society will give practical advice on how to cull through, organize and preserve your family photos, diaries, letters and more. Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. This is a virtual program and is sponsored by the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society. It is free and open to the public. For the Zoom connection go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact information will be emailed to you before the program begins.
May 21, Spring Street Festival The City of Cranston and Cranston Police Department Special Projects Community Outreach Division will hold its Spring Street Festival, Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., beginning at the Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, and will run on both sides of Rolfe Street. There will be vendors, crafters, food trucks, music, touch a truck and children’s activities. The fee for vendors will be $50 for a 12 X 12 space.
May 21, Bingo! The Greenwood Fire Company and Museum is holding their next Bingo on at the Greenwood Fire Hall, 45 Kernick Street in Warwick on Sunday, May 21, doors open at 5:30 p.m. sharp; bingo starts at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Registration is recommended; space is limited to 50 guests. Reserve your spot by leaving a message at 401-739-7121 or email Donna at email@example.com You must be 18+ to play. Snacks and drinks are for sale. Bingo markers are also for sale. Cash prizes, door prize and 50/50 special. Admission is $15.00.
May 16, Bronx Zoo Trip AARP Charter 2210 Day Trip to the Bronx Zoo Trip on Tuesday, May 16. Bus pickup from the Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 7 a.m., return time is approximately 8:30 p.m. Cost is $114/person. For more information call Maureen at 828-5188 for final payment.
May 20 & 21, The Chorus of Kent County Spring Concert, “The Music in Me,” will be presented on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at West Warwick High School Auditorium, 1 Webster Knight Drive, West Warwick. Tickets: $17 advance/$20 day of event/$10 Children 10 and under (under 2 years, free) For tickets or more information visit: www.chorusofkentcounty.com or call: 401-862-3105.
June 3, Live Bait, Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. "True Stories From Real People”, Rhode Island’s longest running adult story telling show for over 10 years. No scripts or notes, no rants or stand-up, just true stories told in six minutes or less. Audience participation encouraged; performers and non-performers are welcome or just watch an evening of funny, gut-wrenching, scary, enlightening, soul-baring, true stories!" Continues every first Saturday of the month at this new location.
June 3, The Rat Pack, Direct from Las Vegas, Strictly Sinatra presents the Rat Pack, Saturday, June 3 at the Park Theater, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, 8 p.m. in the VIP Mezzanine. Tickets: $45.00 per person. Includes pasta, meatballs and salad. Meet and greet the performers. St. Mary’s Church, Cranston, Contact Richard C. 401-527-8382.
June 9, Cranston High School East Class of 1973 50th Year Reunion Cranston High School East, Class of 1973 will hold its 50th Year Reunion on Friday, June 9, at the Valley Country Club, 251 New London Avenue, Warwick. Cash bar: 6 – 7 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. $75 per person. For more information, contact: AC 401-559-6627.
June 9, 10, & 11, RIGMC Spring Concert Series The Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus is presenting their Spring Concert series, “Are We There Yet?” at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2115 Broad St, Cranston on Friday and Saturday, June 9 & 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. This concert will take you on a “road trip” from New York to San Francisco! So don’t worry about the price of gas, just fill your tank with music that only the RIGMC can provide! Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission, $20 for Seniors, $15 for Students with ID and Children 12 and under Free. Tickets can be obtained online at Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus (www.rigmc.org).
August 17 Lake Winnipesaukee Luncheon Cruise AARP Chapter 2210 Lake Winnipesaukee Luncheon Cruise trip on Thursday, August 17. Experience the majesty of Lake Winnipesaukee during your 2.5 hour narrated scenic tour aboard the historic M/S Mount Washington cruise vessel. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 8:30 a.m., return time is approximately 6:30 p.m. Cost is $134/person. For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188. Final payment due by July 10.
September 12, Boston Duck Tour & Margaritaville Faneuil Hall Trip AARP Chapter 2210 Boston Duck Tour & Margaritaville Faneuil Hall trip on Tuesday, September 12. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 8:30 a.m., return time is approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $134/person. For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188. Final payment is due by August 12.
October 3, Mohawk Trail Fall Foliage Tour AARP Chapter 2210 Mohawk Trail Fall Foliage Tour on Tuesday, October 3. Bus pickup from Exit 19 Park & Ride on Hopkins Hill Road at 9 a.m., return time is approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $109/person. For more information call Maureen at 401-828-5188. Final payment is due by September 3.
November 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 or questions.
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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