The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association will hold its next meeting on April 27 at the Pilgrim Senior Center. The meeting begins at 10.30 am in the ceramic room. The mayor will be present for a meeting. New members are always welcome. For questions or comments, please contact Lois at 401-738-1768.
2022 Women’s and Infants’ Hospital Gala
There will be a Mother and Earth Celebration on June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the WaterFire Arts Center located at 475 Valley St., Providence. This event is important to raise vital funds for a new labor and delivery center at the hospital. For sponsorship opportunities and event information, contact Cezarina (Sue) Jackson, 401-921-8508, or [email protected]
Bernadette Conte, member of the Italian-American Historical Society, will be the guest speaker at Santa Maria di Prata, Cranston, on May 15, during the event in honor of our mothers. Her book, “Under the Pear Tree,” fulfills the commitment she made to her mother Caterina (Gaetanina) Cardi Capotosto, to write the family’s story. This book is an account told by an Itrani family of the hardships and struggles the Italian immigrant experienced at the turn of the 19th century in Knightsville, Cranston, Rhode Island. The event starts at 11 a.m.
Performance at Arctic Playhouse
The Arctic Playhouse announces three weeks of performances of “The Hatmaker’s Wife”. The show will run from April 21 to May 8. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. More information is available on the theater website: www.thearcticplayhouse.com Tickets are available online or at the door ($18 online/$20 at the door).
URI Music Department and Notable Works Spring 2022 Concert
This event will take place in the URI Recital Hall within the Center for Fine Arts on May 15 at 3 p.m. and will feature the American Band, conducted by Brian Cardany. The American Band will be honored at this event by the RI Music Hall of Fame. The primary purpose of this event is to illustrate how Rhode Island is responding to the climate crisis, highlighting revitalization efforts in our communities, as well as practicing current outreach strategies to connect with a broader and more diverse workforce, while addressing the question: what can each of us do to work together to help build a more sustainable future? This performance is free and open to the public; however, donations for Notable Works will be graciously accepted. CDC State Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. Complimentary refreshments will be served after the concert. For more information, please call 401-874-2431 or visit http://www.uri.edu/music/events or https://notableworks.org.
Evening at the Theater
After a two-year hiatus, Thrive Behavioral Health is back with its annual “A Night at the Theater” fundraiser. They raise funds to carry out their mission to inspire hope and empower the lives of people living with mental health, addictions and housing issues. A reception will be followed by The Gamm’s first performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on May 4 at the Gamm Theater at 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Tickets are $75 and include the reception and theatrical performance. There are only 50 tickets, so order quickly.
Gorton Pond Cleanup
The Friends of Gorton Pond will conduct their first cleanup of the season on April 24 from 2-5 p.m., followed by a free community event at the beach.
There will be a comedy fundraiser featuring top local comedians to benefit the Greenwood Fire Company Museum on May 14 at Warwick Firefighters Association 120, (750 Warwick Avenue, Warwick). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks), cash bar, raffles, 50/50 draw, auction. 18+ event. Cost $25.00. For tickets to donate or sponsor (being a sponsor costs $100.00. Names placed on a large banner with other donors, fliers on the table about your organization), please visit funny4funds.com/events. For more information, please contact Donna Halsband at 401 742-4937.
There will be a tree planting for Arbor Day at 1:05 p.m. on April 29 at Warwick Neck Elementary School; organized by the Warwick Wildlife and Conservation Commission.
The 8th Annual Crafting for Critters Craft Fair will be held outdoors on May 7 at Airport Professional Park, 2348 Post Road, Warwick, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Organized by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, over 60 artisans will be selling their local handicrafts just in time for Mother’s Day! Products for sale include art, jewelry, crafts, handmade accessories, clothing, home decor, baked goods, candies, jams and jellies, dog treats , pet accessories, books and more.
Admission and parking are free. Food trucks will be on site. For more information or vendor space, please contact Fair Director Audrey Snow at 401-480-9769 or email [email protected] Donations of wet cat food and wet dog food for shelter animals are welcome.
The Warwick Commission on Historic Cemeteries will be holding a clean up of Brayton Cemetery in Apponaug on April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please bring a rake if you have one. Community service hours will be provided to anyone who needs it. This is our annual cleanup and is part of Rotary’s Cemetery Awareness and Preservation Month. Please join us.
Presentation “City Hall Square”
The Norwood Association invites you to attend its May 4 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club, 43 Frederick St, Norwood. Mayor Frank Picozzi will present an interesting review of the city’s exciting plan to create a family park with an adjacent skating rink and other enjoyable amenities such as walking paths and other community events. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
YesArd Sale at Asbury UMC
Spring is here and so are the garage sales. Asbury UMC at 550 Fair Street in Warwick is hosting a fundraiser/community outreach le vide-grenier on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have big and small tickets. Indoor and outdoor tables hosted by members of Asbury and the neighborhood. And we wouldn’t be Methodists if we didn’t have food too, so come a little hungry.
Monthly meals to go
Food for the Soul is a food supply mission for those in need of a meal. Asbury UMC has partnered with Lakewood Baptist Church in Warwick to provide ‘to-go’ meals once a month. Pickup dates are April 16, May 21, and June 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lakewood Baptist Church 255 Atlantic Avenue, just on a bus route. Come as you are, leave feeling loved and cared for.
The art of the fan
The Clouds Hill House Museum presents “The Art of the Fan” which will run until May 15. Dozens of fans belonging to past generations will be exhibited. Fixed, cockade, cast, broken and pleated fans of lace, paper, fabric and feathers will be included along with interesting and fun fan facts. Reservations are required and regular admission prices apply.
West Warwick AARP Chapter
AARP’s West Warwick Chapter is looking to expand its membership. Meetings are at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 70 Church Street, West Warwick. All are welcome to come and enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with new friends.
AARP Chapter 2210 Lobster Clambake and Foxwoods Trip
AARP Chapter 2210 has scheduled a Clambake trip to Captain Jack’s and Foxwoods Casino for May 26. Bus pick-up from Exit 6A Park & Ride at 10:30 AM, return time is approximately 5:30 PM. Cost is $99 per person (must be paid by May 12). For more information, call Maureen at 828-5188. Be sure to watch for upcoming trips to Martha’s Vineyard (July 7), Newport Playhouse (August 17), and Atlantic City (October 16-17).
Welcome to Ashley Kalus
The Republican Warwick Town Committee will host Republican gubernatorial candidate Ashley Kalus at its April 21 meeting. Ashley will speak briefly and answer a few questions at 7 p.m. Join them at the RIGOP headquarters on Airport Plaza. Lower Suites Post Rd., Warwick. Additional information is available on WGOP’s Facebook.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its May Day Breakfast on May 1 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 111 West Shore Rd., Warwick. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries, baked beans, pancakes, muffins, and hot and cold beverages. The cost for adults is $10, children (5-12 years old) are $5. Accessible to people with disabilities. Please call 401-737-3127 for a reservation.
Chamber orchestra concert
The Barrington Chamber Orchestra in St. John’s, led by Music Director Edward Markward, will perform the fourth concert of its fifth season on April 24 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington.
The concert will include Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1 in D major, Sibelius’, Valse triste op. 44, n° 1 (Valse triste, Concerto in C major for cello and orchestra by Joseph Haydn, Hob. VIIb: 1.
All members of the public will be required to wear masks and present proof that they are fully vaccinated, including a booster, if eligible. The concert is free, donations are welcome. More information at www.cobsj.org.
Annual Electrofishing Survey
Join the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lower Woonasquatucket at River Sun Mills, 166 Valley St. Providence. Each year they record the fish that migrate through our rivers to assess the health of our river habitat. Volunteers can choose to join the team “on land” or “in water” to participate in a hands-on habitat assessment. All data is collected and sent to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Contact: [email protected] and visit our website: https://wrwc.org.