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Upcoming Warwick Events: July 31 through Aug. 7

Warwick Police Department. CREDIT: Joe Hutnak
Warwick Police Department. CREDIT: Joe Hutnak

Warwick, RI — The end of July isn’t the end of outdoor fireworks displays in Warwick, as the city and police department team up for the National Night Out on Tuesday night, Aug. 5.

Thursday, July 31, 2014:

Classic swimwear exhibit, 1 p.m.

Want to take a step back in time to see the styles of yesteryear? Visit Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum and its Summer Resort Wear of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s exhibit.

Adults $12, Seniors $10, kids under 12 $5. There’s also a two-adult + two kids admission of $25. Visit the Clouds Hill website for info on their afternoon teas, too. Through Aug. 17.

Chess Club, 6 p.m.

It’s another throwdown on the black and white board as Friends of Pawtuxet Village host chess club down at Pawtuxet Park on Narragansett Parkway. Registration for the club at the link above; no registration needed to play at the park.

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014:

Improv Night, 7 and 9 p.m.

Fall in with the Bring Your Own Improv troupe starting at 7 with the PG-rated performance and playing blue [R-rated] beginning at 9.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids under 13 and seniors. More information and tickets sales at

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014:

Colon Cancer Awareness 5K, 10 a.m.

It’s the sixth running of this annual fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness of colon cancer and working toward a cure. The Colon Cancer Alliance and Voices of Rhode Island team up for the walk/run, set to start at 10 a.m. at Warwick City Park.

Online registration is closed. Walk-up registration also available the morning of the event, starting at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014:

National Night Out, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

In hosting its National Night Out at Oakland Beach, Warwick will be one of an estimated 16,000 cities and towns participating in the community outreach and crime prevention effort.

Our friendly officers in blue sent the following information about the night, which we gratefully offer verbatim:

Events include children’s fingerprinting, various safety demonstrations including the Warwick Police K-9s, Warwick Fire Department’s smoke house demonstrator, kids’ prizes (while supplies last), police and fire equipment, neighborhood groups, an opening ceremony featuring the Warwick Police Honor Guard, and a variety of other family-friendly activities and events.

Mc Gruff the Crime Dog and Officer Friendly will be on hand as well.

There will be a fireworks display at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.).

In its 31st year, National Night Out is the creation of the National Association of Town Watch  (NATW) and is meant to bring attention to local anti-crime programs, strengthen the relationship among and between community groups and law enforcement; foster a sense of community; and bring attention to drug and crime prevention efforts. The NATW said that over 36 million people throughout the country participated in last year’s National Night Out events.

The statement concludes: “All are invited to attend and help give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party.”

Also this week:

Mark your calendars:

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014:

Three-day weekend with travel to a 360-degree water view destination? Check: The Central RI Chamber of Commerce has organized a Block Island Block Party with a networking get-together starting at 1 p.m. at Champlin’s [$15.50 kids 12 and under, $30 adults]. BBQ selections, cash bar.

Reservations are required by Aug. 5. Only prepaid tickets available.

Shuttle in comfort to the boat and use the Chamber’s payment page to get a special rate. Same-day traditional ferry price is $25 adults, $13 for kids 5 to 11. If you’re planning to return Saturday, it’s $27 for adults and $14 for kids. Kids under 4 free — but only on the traditional ferry.

High-speed ferry service is $36 for adults, $20 for kids 4-112, and $12 for infants. No additional fee for return trips on Saturday or Sunday.

Call the Chamber for more info: (401) 732-1100.

Do you have an event you’d like to see featured in our weekly events roundup? Add your event to the Warwick Post calendar. Please submit your event by Wednesday at noon for the best chance of getting included.

Joe Hutnak -
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Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large of Warwick Post. For Warwick Post-related inquiries or communications, email [email protected]

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