Here's what's happening in Cranston

Posted 5/17/23

May 20, Spring Craft and Vendor Show , Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Civita Hall, 15 Phenix Ave., Cranston.  For information contact: 401-499-0796.

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Here's what's happening in Cranston


May 20, Spring Craft and Vendor Show, Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Civita Hall, 15 Phenix Ave., Cranston.  For information contact: 401-499-0796.

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   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.


Weekend Spotlights

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: or call: 401-862-3105.

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.

May 30, “Billie and Amy,”
at The Cabaret Room, Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m., The Cabaret Room at The Arctic Playhouse, 1249 Main Street, West Warwick, will host Boston performing artists singer, Frankie Campofelice and accompanist, Andy Lantz with their tribute to Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse. Tickets are $20 in advance/$22 at the door.  Full-cash bar available, table seating.  Reservations highly recommended as this cabaret series is sold out every month:  or box office: 401-573-3443.

June 3, Eagle Scout Court of Honor,
Troup 4 Gaspee Plateau will honor five Eagle Scouts: Harry Dolan, Matthew Weeden, Benjamin Fontaine, Samuel Paolino and Nicholas Maroni on June 3, 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick. Refreshments to follow. RSVP to Leslie Maroni: 401-632-6781 or

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 ( 

June 24, Strawberry Festival Smith’s Castle,
55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, invites the public to celebrate their annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 24, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. This family friendly event will feature once again puppeteer Dan Butterworth, as well as pop singer Jesse Liam. Plenty of colonial games, activities, and crafts will be provided as well as pony rides for children. Vendors will be on-site, and they will be selling their famous strawberry shortcake as well as plants for the garden. A special exhibit will feature collections from the Narragansett Bay Quilt Association. Admission to Strawberry Festival is $10 per adult, $8 for seniors and military, $6 for children over 6 years of age. Family Cap is $25. For more information: http// or 401-294-3521.

June 29, Tour with Tea Evening,
Enjoy a relaxing intimate evening, tea and a special sweet. Thursday, June 29, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Governor Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston Street, Cranston. Presentation on A&W Sprague Manufacturing Co. with mansion tour. Seating of 10 only by reservation 401-944-9226. $18 nonmembers/$16 members, payable by June 25 to Cranston Historical Society, 1351 Cranston St., Cranston, RI 02920. After June 25th, call to inquire if seating is available.

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 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 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

 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 or by calling 401-682-2100 extension number 1631.

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