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Oakland Beach Association Meeting

Mayor Joseph Solomon will be the featured guest at the February 13 meeting of the Oakland Beach Association. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Avenue. All neighborhood residents are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Tiny Hands

Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, is holding a class called Tiny Hands Feb. 13 and 20 from 10-11 a.m. Sensory exploration is a large part of the artistic experience. This series of classes will introduce children ages 3-5 to art projects which will allow them to express their creativity while stimulating their other senses. These tactile projects will encourage children to use all modes of their creativity.Cost is $4 all three classes. Contact aileen@warwickcfa.org, www.warwickcfa.org or 737-0010.

Oakland Beach Fire Barn Speakeasy

A Roaring ’20s Valentine’s Dance Party will be held Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. There will be ’20s appetizers: deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, mixed nuts, cheese platter, olive platter, grilled cheese and tomato soup. Wear 1920s attire. Call your friends (but don’t let Elliot Ness find out). Only $5 person.

Watercolor Classes

Little Pictures: Watercolor Painting for Adults with Aileen Quinn will be held Saturdays, February 15 and 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. Explore the art of watercolor painting using a variety of processes and techniques to create "little pictures" that can be turned into greeting cards. This class is great for beginners or artists who want a refresher. Cost is $70 for members, $80 for non-members. Contact Aileen Quinn at aquinn@warwickcfa.org or call www.warwickcfa.org or call 737-0010. Free Lunch

As part of a community outreach program, Spring Green Memorial Church, 1350 Warwick Ave., is holding a free lunch of hot dogs, assorted sandwiches, chicken soup, cookies and beverages Feb. 16 from 12-1 p.m. to neighbors in the community. Each guest is welcome to receive a grocery bag of food from the pantry. For more information call the church office at 463-8328.

Gaspee Seniors

The Gaspee Seniors will meet February 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Senior Center. This meeting will be a belated Valentine’s Day Party. Remember to wear your red. It is also requested of you to bring a $1 gift in a brown bag. New members are always welcome.

Printmaking from Nature

Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, is holding a Printmaking from Nature workshop February 18 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon. Join for a fun-filled morning workshop focused on creativity and intuition. They will examine common textural objects found in nature as well as everyday household and recycled materials and use them in printmaking. They will build and print with their own individual handmade blocks. The options are endless. Cost is $30 members/$35 non-members. Contact warwickcfa.org/education/youth-classes or 737-0010.

Collage – Paper Sculpture

Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, is holding a Collage – Paper Sculpture workshop February 19 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon. Cost is $30 members/$35 non-members. This workshop will bring a new dimension to paper exploration. You will discover the possibilities with various types of paper substrate, including pressed dried natural items, shiny, smooth, rough, soft…nameless objects can be used in collage. Students will have fun customizing their personal collage and three-dimensional masterpieces. Contact warwickcfa.org/education/youth-classes or 737-0010.

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter

The monthly meeting for Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will be held February 20 (weather permitting) at the Pilgrim Senior Center, 27 Pilgrim Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. (right near Pilgrim High School). They will be preparing for a breakfast on March 28. If you would like to donate a raffle item for the breakfast or need any more information on meetings or events call Brenda Nordin at 467-2692.

Meat Raffle

William Shields Jr. SAL Squadron #43 invites all interested people to join in a “Three Card MEL Meat Raffle” Feb. 21 at the Legion Post, 662 West Shore Road, starting at 7 p.m. For more information on this event contact the William Shields Post at 737-9711.

Kent County YMCA

Winter Programs

Belly dancing is now at the Y and starts at 10:45 a.m. This class is an hour long, once a week through February 26 and is free for Y members. Also new is TRX Training and Women on Weights, both offered to members and program participants. For more information, call the Kent County YMCA at 828-0130 or stop by 900 Centerville Road, Warwick for a tour.

Great Chowder Cook-Off

St. Mark's Church Great Chowder Cook-Off will be held February 29 with servings from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, children under 10 are free. Menu includes chowder, assorted desserts and hot and cold beverages. Submit your favorite chowder (red, white, clear or corn) for judging or just come and do the judging. Prizes awarded for first and second place. If you'd like to submit your chowder, call the office at 737-3127 or, if you want tickets, they are available at the church, 111 West Shore Road, Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Community Lunch

A community lunch and food pantry will be held February 29 from 11 a.m.-1 pm. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, Warwick. Everyone is invited to

participate.

St. Benedict Church will have a giant winter indoor flea market February 29 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and March 1 from 8 a.m.-12 noon to be held in St. Benedict Parish Hall, 70 Transit Street, Warwick. Thousands of items will be available. The kitchen will be open for continental breakfast and lunch. Snow cancellation date will be Saturday March 7 (In case of blizzard).

CHADD

The Rhode Island Chapter of CHADD, Children and Adults with ADHD, meets monthly in the historic Pine Room at Bradley Hospital in East Providence at 7 p.m. to bring the ADHD community together to hear from area professionals and network. The winter schedule offers psychiatric nurse practitioners with expertise in an integrated, holistic approach (April 1) and New England author, Sharon Saline, author of "What Your ADHD Child Wish You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life" on March 4. The public is invited. Donations are appreciated. CHADD offers many services on their website, www.chadd.org. For more information email rhode-island@chadd.net or call 369-0045.

Broadway in Your Backyard

Broadway in Your Backyard will occur March 5 at 5 p.m. Start the evening with a full sit-down meal at the Kent County YMCA. After dinner, take a bus to the Providence Performing Arts Center to see “Hello, Dolly.” Cost per person includes dinner, transportation and PPAC ticket to the show: $90 per person for Y members, $100 per person for non-members. Call 828-0130 for more information or to register for this event.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Richmond Grange is having a corned beef and cabbage dinner including homemade dessert March 7 at 6 p.m. at 690 Usquepaugh Road, West Kingston. Price $15 per person. For reservations call Karen at 782-4005. One seating only. This supper will help finance their scholarship program.

Academic Decathlon Volunteers Wanted

The Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is actively recruiting volunteers for their Sunday, March 8 state competition. Serving as judges, volunteers evaluate the speech and interview skills of high school students or assist with exams and event management. The competition is hosted by CCRI in Warwick, and volunteers can serve in the morning starting at 8:30 or the afternoon beginning at noon or both as a “super judge.” Lunch is provided as well as training on the day of the event. Twelve teams from high schools across the state are competing. For more information on the RI Academic Decathlon, visit www.acdec.net, or email frank.lenox@acdec.net or jen.randall@acdec.net. To register as a volunteer, visit riadregistration.org/decathlon/volunteers.pl.

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out: Celebration of Women in Story and Song is being performed March 8, International Women’s Day. The performance will take place at the Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad St, Providence, at 4 p.m. Featured performers are Valerie Tutson, Carolyn Martino, Katie Latimer and many others. The Rhode Island Feminist Chorus-Reimagined will sing. Suggested donation is $10. Further information is available at www.girlsnightout.site or call 398-0502.

Spring Literacy Tutor Training

You can make a difference in someone’s life by giving the gift of literacy. By giving just a few hours per week, you can help develop a stronger community while helping your neighbors improve their skills. Literacy Volunteers of Kent County has adult students excited to learn English as a Second Language or Basic Literacy who are awaiting a tutor. The next tutor training session begins on March 12. If you are over 18 and a Kent County resident, call 822-9103 or email lvkc@coventrylibrary.org for more information. You’ll have the fulfillment of knowing that you’re not only aiding individuals but also building a stronger, more successful community.

Meat & Lobster Raffle

Warwick Fireman’s club, 750 Warwick Avenue holds a meat and lobster raffle every Saturday until March 21. Doors open at noon. In addition to meat and lobster tables there are a large screen TV, money raffles and gift table.

New Singers Wanted

Join West Bay Chorale as they continue their 40th season. Rehearsals continue every Monday from 7-9:30 at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, to prepare for their May 17 concert, “Let Music Live.” New singers are welcome and may join within the first three weeks. Former WBC singers are also especially invited to join for the season or in singing one piece in the concert. Director Eric W. Van Dervort with guests, former WBC directors Robert Cleasby and Dr. Joseph Amante, will lead singers in new and favorite music from The British Isles and North America, including “I Love You/What a Wonderful World” by Craig Hella Johnson, “We Rise Again” by Leon Dubinsky, “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter, “The Road Not Taken” by Randall Thompson, and “The Awakening” by Joseph Martin. For more information visit www.westbaychorale.org, email info@westbaychorale.org or call 751-1527.

Tri-City Elks

Meat raffles begin February 8 from 2-4 p.m. There will be four tables loaded with meats and gifts and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds to benefit Rosemary's Wish Kids.

Blood drive March 1 from 9-12 noon. Free breakfast. Bring driver's license or another form of identification. Blood is always desperately needed. One pint of blood can save three lives.  Give the gift of life.

Country line dancing every Monday at 6 p.m. Cost is $8 per person. Instructor is Lori Enos. Come kick up your heels and have some fun.

Yoga classes every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Cost is $60 for

10 weeks, $8 for walk-ins. Instructor is Lorraine Blanchard.

Help with Drinking

If you want to drink, that's your business. If you want to stop, that's ours. Call (401) 438-8860 or (401) 739-8777.

Sexual Assault Support Group

The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center announced the start of their sexual assault support group, Our Voices. Our Voices is a psycho-educational empowerment group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner sexual violence, and sexual violence.  The first session will begin in February. For a group screening or more information call 738-9700.

Meadowlark Seniors

Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. (Scheduled meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather).

TOPS #38 East Greenwich

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Rhode Island Chapter #38 East Greenwich, meets every Thursday at the Women & Infants Center, 1050 Main Street, East Greenwich. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 9:50 a.m. The meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Weekly dues are $1.50; yearly dues $32. For more information about TOPS, call Barbara Laprocina at 996-3984, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org. In a world of quick fixes, TOPS offers an affordable, doctor-recommended alternative that’s realistic and effective no matter how much you have to lose. Watch the scale go down, not your bank account. First meeting is free.

Mentor Rhode Island

Help support kids by becoming a mentor. MENTOR Rhode Island is seeking volunteers from the community to become a mentor in Warwick Schools through the Warwick Mentoring Program. In just one hour each week, you can be the person that helps expand the horizons of a young person from your community and put them on a path to success. Screening, training and ongoing support is provided. For more information or to apply, contact MENTOR Rhode Island at 732-7700 or visit www.MentorRI.org.

Meditation Classes

Pilgrim Senior Center is holding meditation classes. Learn different ways to meditate and leave feeling relaxed and renewed. You may bring a yoga mat or use a chair. Drop in anytime. Call Linda with any questions at 318-0303. Classes meet every Thursday at 1 p.m.; cost is $3 per class. Wear comfortable clothing.

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point

Walk and Talk at Rocky Point is a free walking group that meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursdays evenings at 6 p.m. They meet at the front gate. They walk at a moderate pace on the paved path that is about two miles. Dogs on leashes and children in strollers are welcome. The group calls themselves the “Rocky Point Pacers.” Call Cindy at 497-5656 for more details.

Art Supplies Needed

Thrive Behavioral Health’s Housing First Program would greatly appreciate donations of used or new art supplies to support therapeutic art activities for the chronically homeless population and those who struggle with mental illness. Creating art reduces stress, anxiety, fears and depression in people with mental illness and raises a person's quality of life. The center, which helps over 3,000 Rhode Islanders experiencing homelessness and mental illness each year, is in constant need of art supply donations such as crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylic paint, construction paper, pipe cleaners, fabric, buttons, coloring books, etc. Contact Ashley Bunker at 200-4081 for more information, or drop off tax-deductible donations at 344 Washington Street, Providence.

EBC Center Volunteers Needed

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is a non-profit agency located in Warwick serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. They are currently in need of volunteers to assist with answering their hotline and/or providing childcare while clients attend weekly support groups. They are looking for a weekly commitment of two to three hours. If interested, call 738-9700 or email sbarbosa@ebchouse.org.

Cardiac for Women

Cardiac for Women is an informal support group for women with cardiac issues. For more information call 258-2400.

All In A Chord Meetings

All In A Chord, an a capella chorus singing four-part harmony, is now meeting at 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Avenue, downstairs in the adjacent building. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to come and visit any Tuesday afternoon. They are a group of friendly women with a common interest to sing. No experience is necessary except to be able to sing on key and have fun doing so. They sing music from the ’40s, show tunes, patriotic medleys and holiday music. For more information, contact Shirley Lawton at 739-0907.

Fife and Drum Corps

The Kentish Guards Fife and Drum Corps rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Kentish Guards Armory on Pierce St. in East Greenwich. Free lessons on playing the fife are provided to anyone 14 years of age or older interested in joining the corps.

Swim Lessons

McDermott Pool is now offering swim lessons and lifeguard certification classes. For more information visit www.warwickri.gov/parks-and-recreation or call 921-9626.

New Counseling Program Available

If you are experiencing a substance use problem with alcohol or drugs or a substance use problem coupled with a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety, a new program at Thrive Behavioral Health (formerly known as The Kent Center) may be right for you. Thrive is offering an intensive outpatient program for people battling substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The program is confidential and personalized to meet individual needs. For more information or to schedule an assessment call 732-5656.

Hospice Volunteers Needed

VNA of Care New England is looking for hospice volunteers. Have you ever wondered how you could make a difference in the life of a family whose loved one is on hospice care? Do you want to join a dedicated hospice volunteer program that provides training and ongoing support? For more information visit www.carenewengland.org or call Barbara Fletcher, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 921-7661. 

Women’s Auxiliary

A women’s auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the William Shields Jr. American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road. It is an open invitation to all eligible women who wish to participate in supporting our veterans. Eligibility to join is related to a veteran as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, grandmother or step-relative.

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Rental

The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Museum, 45 Kernick St., with a hall capable of seating 70, is available for rent seven days a week. There is ample parking and cooking facilities. Contact Robert Carlow at 302-1120 for details.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

Cornerstone Church, 1990 Elmwood Ave., Warwick, is member of the RI Community Food Bank. Hours of operation are the first and third Saturday from 9-11 a.m. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 781-6121.

Pilgrim Senior Center

The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway, offers educational, nutritional and recreational programs to folks 55 years of age and older. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hall Rentals

William Shields Post #43 has hall rentals for your special occasions coming up. They specialize in weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, events for fundraisers, etc. Call Diane O’Brien for more information at 486-5778. Also, every Friday night they have karaoke.

Warwick Historical Society

The Warwick Historical Society is open weekly at the John Waterman Arnold House at 25 Roger Williams Circle Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All are welcome and urged to become members and come learn about Warwick's history by helping as a volunteer. Visit www.whsri.org, join them on Facebook or call 737-4617 for more information.

Meadowlark Seniors

Meadowlark Seniors, a social club, holds weekly meetings every Thursday at the St. Kevin Parish Hall, 333 Sandy Lane, at 1:30 p.m. The meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments. After refreshments, an activity follows. All seniors are invited to attend a meeting and see what they are all about. (Scheduled meetings may be cancelled due to inclement weather).

Free Sunday Lunch

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 389 Greenwich Ave., is offering a free lunch for anyone in need of a meal or companionship. All are welcome every Wednesday and Sunday from 11:15-11:45 a.m. For more information call 737-6758.

Meadowbrook Bingo

Meadowbrook Terrace bingo is held every Friday night at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Snacks will be available. All are welcome.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

As a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, you’re all too familiar with the frustration and heartache that come from trying to stir the memory of someone you love. But when you attend this Alzheimer’s support group, held the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m., you can discuss the challenges you face, meet others with similar experiences and find solutions that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. For reservations or more information call 739-7300.

TOPS #44 Warwick

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) RI Chapter #44 Warwick meets every Wednesday night at St. Rita's Church, 722 Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. The meeting will follow from 6:35-7:30. Weekly dues are $2; yearly dues are $32. For more information about this chapter or others around the state, contact TOPS Leader Nicole Johnson-Morais at 332-7616, nicoleistops2015@yahoo.com or visit www.tops.org.

Old Warwick Grange #41

The Grange is a fraternal non-profit organization with a special interest in community service. Their history is as an agricultural organization and the traditions of faith, patriotism, leadership and family values. Their meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.; no meetings in July or August. The Grange hall is located at 1175 West Shore Road, Warwick. For more information call 465-7259.

Mentoring

Do you have an hour a week to spare? That’s all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child. Today’s children need positive, caring adult role models to help them develop confidence, self-esteem, and a desire to stay in school. For more information on the Warwick Mentor Program, call 732-7700 or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership website at www.mentorRI.org.

Developmental Screening

The Child Outreach Department of the Warwick Public Schools, in cooperation with the Volunteers of Warwick schools (VOWS), conducts regular preschool screening clinics. All Warwick preschool children between the ages of 3 and 5 are offered the Early Screening Inventory-Revised (ESI-R). This is a free service provided by the Warwick Public Schools. Participation in a Developmental Screening is a long established program of the Warwick School Department that provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about community resources. For more information, or to arrange a clinic appointment for your preschool aged child, call the VOWS office at 734-3230.

Moms for Moms

Support a new mother, share your experience and make a new friend. You can make a difference with just one hour a week. Moms for Moms/Families First RI helps pregnant women and new mothers deal with an enormous transition by matching them with trained volunteers who are mothers themselves. The program provides emotional and social support and strives to connect new moms to resources within their own communities. Mentors develop a warm, supportive relationship while spending time with the new mom in their homes, accompanying them on outings and attending mom gatherings. They will train you and provide supervisory support to volunteers. Dont miss out on this opportunity. Contact 383-9933 or email admin@familiesfirstri.org.

Greenwich Bay Women’s Club

The Greenwich Bay Women’s Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Atria Harborhill, 159 Division St. on the Warwick/East Greenwich line) to work together to make a difference in local communities. There are no age or residency requirements to join and meetings are open. If you would like further information, contact membership chair Diane Gadoury at 860-465-7987.

Photographic Society of RI

The Photographic Society of Rhode Island welcomes camera enthusiasts of all abilities. Meetings are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May at Lakewood Baptist Church, 255 Atlantic Ave. For more information visit www.psri.us.

Aphasia Conversation Group

On the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m., Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane, Warwick, holds an aphasia conversation group. This group provides a supportive meeting place for people with aphasia to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies. There is no charge for participation. Attendance is limited to individuals with aphasia only. For more information contact Lucia Watson, MS, SLP at 886-6600 or visit www.sargentcenter.org.

Fife & Drum Corps

Join the Pawtuxet Rangers Fife & Drum Corps of Warwick and continue the great tradition of Colonial/Revolutionary history through music. The Fife & Drum Corps meets every Wednesday night at Wyman Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. The corps is open to anyone over the age of 12. Drum and fife instruction is available to beginners.

Rhode Island Pet Bird Club

The R.I. Pet Bird Club welcomes anyone who owns birds or has an interest in exotic birds. Meet other people who have birds, listen to guest lecturers and more. The meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. For more information call Michele at 739-7290 or visit www.orgsites.com/ri/ripbc.

Grief Support

If you have experienced the loss of someone you love and are ready to begin or continue the healing process, then you are welcome to come to a grief support group. The group meets at the Christ Church Office condo, 61 Cedar Ave #6, East Greenwich, Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information visit the Christ Church website (www.christchurchec.org), call the Church office (884-8632) or email info@christchurchec.org.

Help for Victims of Crime

Are you a victim of physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, untreated childhood abuse, or another crime or traumatic event? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, increased substance use or other emotional difficulties? If so, you may be eligible to receive counseling services free of charge at The Kent Center (www.thekentcenter.org). Victims of crimes and other traumatic events often experience debilitating psychiatric symptoms that may have long-term affects if left untreated. Seek treatment today at 732-5656.

Volunteers Needed to Sew

Looking for something to do to help foster kids? Organizers of The Sewing Project to Help Foster Kids are looking for volunteers who want to help sew pillowcase or duffel bags for foster children. Currently their belongings are sometimes put in black trash bags. Foster parent Adriane Grimaldi in Scottsdale, Ariz. started the Sewing Project in February 2008 for children taken from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) to make kid-friendly bags for carrying their belongings instead of trash bags. To date, people have made 6,700 pillowcase bags for foster kids Pillowcase bags are delivered to CPS to use instead of trash bags. The Sewing Project has opened a new Rhode Island Chapter working with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and is in need of volunteers to sew. For more information contact Hollie Galloway at holliegal@verizon.net.

Domestic Abuse Support Groups

The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is a non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The agency offers morning and evening support groups for adults dealing with current or past domestic abuse Groups provide a safe place to talk with others who have shared similar experiences. The groups are confidential and free of charge. For more information call Jessica at 738-1700.

Wanted: Norwood Crime Watch Participants

The Norwood Neighborhood Association Crime Watch Committee is looking for residents to be part of a crime-prevention program. If you would like to be part of this important initiative, email to norwoodna@verizon.net or call NNA at 785-0616. Minimal time is required but it could save you a lot of headaches in response to a crime.

Green Airport Military Lounge Seeks Volunteers

The Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) Military Lounge at T.F. Green Airport is seeking volunteers to staff the lounge. Open 12 hours every day, the primary goal of the lounge is to provide a welcoming place for military service members, veterans and their families to relax and regroup during their travels. Approaching six years in operation, nearly 15,000 visitors have passed through the lounge doors. Yet, it’s the dedicated volunteers who keep the lounge open, clean, stocked and comfortable while providing a welcome smile and warm greeting to each visitor. Volunteers are asked to work four-shifts and may select their own work schedule but are asked to dedicate a minimum of four hours per month. Also, volunteers enjoy free parking at the airport. A great opportunity to give back to the community and thank our active duty and veterans for their service. All volunteers are required to fill out the RIMO application, acquire a background check, and attend a short training class. New volunteers can begin the process by contacting the RIMO office at 921-4393.

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