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May 27 – “The Village Café” presents a night of Christian Music with “Kinsman-Redeemer” at Still Water Christian Fellowship, 51 Main Street (corner of Routes 116 and 115 in Hope, RI) Come, pour yourself a coffee, grab a few snacks and be their guest! This event is FREE! Bring a friend! Doors open at 7:00pm and the music begins at 7:30pm. (Doors close at 10:00pm.) Fellowship and Fun for the whole family.
May 27 & 28 – Greater Rhode Island Baptist Temple, 671 Greenville Avenue, Johnston, will be holding a Christian Men’s Conference, A Band of Men, featuring guest speakers Pastor Cary Schmidt of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, CT, Dr. Mark Rasmussen of West Coast Baptist College & Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, CA, and Dr. Dale Adkins of the Campus Church in Pensacola, FL. The Conference will begin on Friday at 7:00pm and will conclude on Saturday afternoon. Registration cost is $25.00. For further information call the church at (401) 231-4796 or visit gribt.com.
May 28 – Holy Zion Church will present the conference, Healing Hearts, from 11:00am to 4:00pm (lunch provided) at 1515 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. The conference will teach and prepare members, clergy and helpers in caring for hurting hearts and survivors of domestic violence, and cultivate a safe place with congregations to respond to these needs through the power of Christ. For registration and details call (401) 230-4742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28-30 – The Annual Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday & Sunday and from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Monday, on Narragansett Parkway, in the Historic Pawtuxet Village, Warwick. This Festival brings together over 100 fine artisans as well as a number of community groups and non-profits from which patrons may purchase one-of-a-kind items. There is also a food court full of craft fair eats and goodies and live music will be performed in Pawtuxet Park. Children can enjoy the many amusements and games available in the park as well. Admission is free. For more information visit gaspee.com.
Memorial Day Parades, Monday, May 30
Town of Lincoln – Annual Memorial Day parade honoring local veterans and those in the military service of our nation that gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. Parade begins at 10:00am. Local military organizations and dignitaries will march along Smithfield Avenue, from Walker Street to the Pawtucket city line.
Town of North Providence – 9th Annual Memorial Day Parade & Celebration – The parade will begin at 1:00pm at North Providence High School, march down Mineral Spring Avenue and Douglas Avenue, and end at Governor John A. Notte, Jr. Park, where a festival including food vendors, music and much more will take place immediately after the parade until 6:00pm (no entrance fee.) For more information, please call the Recreation Department at (401) 719-1633.
Pawcatuck, CT to Westerly, RI – The Westerly Pawcatuck Veteran’s Board will hold it’s annual celebration of Memorial Day with a parade starting at 9:30am. This parade starts in Pawcatuck, CT, crosses the Pawcatuck River, and ends in Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., in Westerly, RI. This parade is one of the oldest parade celebrations in the country.
June 3-5 – GloriDays invites you to join them on a 44-mile, multiday walk to support those affected by breast cancer. Their journey will take you through scenic East Bay, Rhode Island and will feature evening activities. At night they’ll sleep in pink tents. Funds from the walk will go to education, resources, programming, and their future Survivorship & Wellness Center. The walk begins in Colt State Park, Bristol RI. For more information, call Katie at (401) 398-0830 or visit their website, kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1141451.
June 4 – Johnny Diaz and Stephanie Joy will bring Christian Rock to South Attleboro Assembly of God, 1052 Newport Ave, S Attleboro MA. Doors open at 6:00pm, and music begins at 7:00pm. General admission is $15. $12 per person for groups of ten or more. For more information, call Rick at (401) 680-2420 or visit thelighthouseevents.com/jonny-diaz-in-attleboro-june-4-2016.
June 4 - The RI Dream Center will be holding their 4th Annual Motorcycle Run to help supplement items needed to fill 500 backpacks for the winter to pass out to the Cranston homeless community and homeless vets and anyone else in need. Registration is $20 per person. Registration before June 1 is $15 per person. Registration includes free Ride T-shirt and food. The run starts at Thirsty Beaver, 288 Atwood Ave, Cranston, RI, and finishes at Thirsty Beaver 45 Cedar Swamp Rd, Smithfield, RI. There will be live music, raffles, prizes and more following the ride. For more information or to register visit ridreamcenter.com/hope-for-the-homeless-motorcycle-ride.html.
June 5 – Faith Tabernacle Church, 687 Hartford Pike, N Scituate RI, welcomes you to hear special speaker Alabama evangelist Eddie Gossett. He will be speaking in the morning at 10:00 am and again in the evening at 6:30 pm.
June 11 & 12 – The Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show will take place at the Air National Guard Base, Conway Street Quonset, RI. The airshow offers the finest aerial and static displays along with activities for people of all ages. The events features flyovers by the USAF Thunderbirds. Time is 10:00am to 4:00pm. Gates open at 9:00am. Admission to the show and parking is FREE. (There will be a $10 donation collected at the entrance gates to support Hasbro Children’s Hospital but is is purely voluntary.) For more information go to rhodeislandairshow.com.
June 18 – The Southern Gospel Concerts of RI continues its 2016 Spring/Summer series with The Perry’s. The concert will be held at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Avenue, Pawtucket and begins at 6:30pm with Just Us Four. The public is invited to attend. For more information and a schedule of upcoming concerts go to southerngospelconcertsrhodeisland.com or call the church at (401) 724-6390.
June 27 – CareNet-RI is now operating as a medical facility, offering free pregnancy testing, Limited Ultrasound and limited STD testing with treatment, as well as information options. You are invited to attend our upcoming Vision Tour at the Center, and we encourage you to invite your church family and anyone else who might be interested in the ministry work of CareNet-RI. If you are coming in a group of several people, please let us know so we can plan for appropriate refreshments. The Vision Tour is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. For further details/directions call Maureen at 401-941-2051.
July 1-2 – Come see MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, Newsboys, and more in concert at the River Rock Festival at the Sunday River Ski Resort, 97 Summit Rd. Bethel, ME. Tickets for 2 day passes are $74 for adults and $57 for children. Day passes are $54. You can also buy adventure passes that gives you access to the resort’s zip line, rock wall, and scenic lift ride. There will also be a 5K run to support the Whole Heart Foundation led by Matt Hammitt. For discount lodging go to riverrockfestival.com/discount-lodging-rates. For tickets and more information, visit riverrockfestival.com or call (888) 982-8580.
FREE smoke alarms available: Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home inside bedrooms and sleeping areas. The Red Cross offers a program to install FREE smoke alarms in your home and provide additional fire safety information. Visit redcross.org/local/ri/schedule-a-visit to request a safety visit, or call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.
Is someone you love struggling to survive, because of drinking, unemployment, drug use, or other problems? Perhaps The Salvation Army can help. They operate a Christian based, long term residential program for men and women in Providence RI, where people from all walks of life have found hope and support to rebuilt their lives. No income, or insurance is required. Call 1-800-728-7825 truck for information about this program.
Here’s a way to support a local ministry. The Pray Rhode Island Ministry has opened an account with Amazon Smile. Whenever you make a purchase from Amazon.com, be sure to sign in to do so through Amazon Smile and 5% of the purchase goes to the Pray Rhode Island Ministry if you use the link below or select Pray RI as the charity you wish to benefit from your transaction. The link for Amazon Smile is http://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ge_rl_rd_gw?_encoding=UTF8&ein=51-0488135 or simply go to Smile.Amazon.com and sign in. It costs you nothing more than your normal order, but the finances will help them purchase yearly themed product, conference fees, advertising, and other misc. expenses.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center provides help for victims of domestic violence. For information about their services, or to get help, call (401) 738-1700.
The RI Blood Center invites you to donate blood and help assure that a safe and adequate blood supply is maintained. Visit one of the centers in Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket, Middletown, Narragansett or stop by a blood drive held throughout the state. Visit www.ribc.org or call 800-283-8385 to find the most convenient place to donate.
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS The Samaritans of Rhode Island will hold several free informational workshops throughout the state on teen suicide prevention awareness for parents and caregivers. Participants can learn the warning signs and what to do if a family member or friend threatens suicide, and learn about resources available to help. No registration needed. For dates and locations, visit www.samaritansri.org, or call (401) 272-4243.