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November 28 – The Secret Angels Society will be holding a Christmas Craft Bazaar at the West Warwick Country Club, Wakefield Street, West Warwick, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. there will be crafts, gifts, toys, raffles and more. Santa will be there all day. All proceeds will be donated to families in need at Christmas. For more information visit secretangelssociety.org.
December 5 – A Winter Wonderland Bazaar will be held at Phenix Baptist Church, 2 Fairview Avenue, West Warwick from 9:00am to 2:00pm, featuring handmade gift items, bake table, “Kids Only” shopping room (a room only for them to shop for family gifts), and Grandma’s Attic Sale. Do some shopping for Christmas and have breakfast and lunch in the Snowflake Cafe! For more information call (401) 821-1618.
December 5 – Sweenor’s Chocolates will be holding their annual Holiday Open House at their Wakefield Store, 21 Charles St., Wakefield, from noon to 5:00pm. The candy-making workshop will be open to the public so you and your children can watch as their elves roll and twist candy canes into shape the old-fashioned way.
December 5 & 6 – The 18th Annual Open Studios will take place at the Shady Lea Mill, 215 Shady Lea Road, North Kingstown from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Many artists will also be demonstrating their craft in action. There will be glass blowers, jewelers, metal smiths, woodworkers, potters, painters, printmakers, screen printers, soap-makers and sculptors-to name just a few of the mediums that will be both on display and being created in real time. Items will be available to purchase and most studios will have holiday food for munching on. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit themillatshadylea.com.
December 19 – Christ Church will be hosting a special evening for all single, separated and divorced individuals, Divorce Care’s Surviving the Holidays. The evening will begin at 6:00pm with a shared meal, a video and discussion to follow. The meeting will be held in the Christ Church Ministry Center, 61 Cedar Ave. #1, East Greenwich. For more information call (401) 884-8632 or visit christchurchec.org.
December 18 – “Birth of a King” Christmas Concert/Fundraiser Event to benefit The Village Project will be held at Sacred Exchange Fellowship, 75 Division Street, Warwick (East Greenwish line) at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm. Concert will feature Crimson Rain, Lifesong, Sacred Exchange Worship Band and the King’s Cathedral Choir. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please bring a new toy to donate to the Reaching for the Fringe Christmas Toy Giveaway. Call (401) 885-0220.
December 27 – Rock 4 God Ministry will be holding their monthly night of worship for all Christian youth at St. Patrick’s Church Gymnasium, 244 Smith Street, Providence, from 7:00-9:30pm. Admission is free, merchandise is available to purchase. For more information and to keep up with future worship nights, you can follow them on Facebook (Rock 4 God).
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.