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Warwick Weekend Events: Thanksgiving Football, Small Business Saturday

[CREDIT: WarwickPost] Thanksgiving Warwick Weekend events include safe rides home Wednesday, Toll Gate vs. Pilgrim Football, and shopping events.

[CREDIT: WarwickPost] Thanksgiving Warwick Weekend events include safe rides home Wednesday, Toll Gate vs. Pilgrim Football, and shopping events.
[CREDIT: WarwickPost] Thanksgiving Warwick Weekend events include safe rides home Wednesday, Toll Gate vs. Pilgrim Football, and shopping events.
WARWICK, RI — Thanksgiving Warwick Weekend  events include WPD safe rides, football, Small Business Saturday and art shopping.

Warwick Weekend weather settles in the low 50s mostly with a chilly dip to 35 Saturday, and mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. Here are some events and happenings coinciding with that weather:

Warwick Weekend Wednesday:

Safe Rides in Warwick tonight  Warwick Police, MADD Rhode Island and other community organizations have teamed up to offer free, sober, safe rides home to and from any location in Warwick starting Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The program begins offering rides through 10 p.m. that night, according to an announcement by Warwick Police. People in need of a sober drive home can call 401-773-7113.

Warwick Weekend Thursday:

Toll Gate vs. Pilgrim football The sixth matchup in the Warwick varsity football Thanksgiving Day series between Toll Gate and Pilgrim kicks off at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Toll Gate High School. Pilgrim holds a 3-2 overall advantage in the series after winning three straight, including a 33-12 victory in last year’s contest.

Rotary Turkey Trot 5K  The Warwick Rotary Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot  starts at 8 a.m. – Race Day Registrations begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Warwick City Park Ball Fields, Steven O’Connor Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886

Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. This year the run will benefit the Warwick Rotary Charity Fund

Each succeeding year since its 2014 inception has seen the Trot grow in scope. Boy Scouts from local troops have joined with several dozen Rotarians to set-up, do registration, monitor parking and traffic and to monitor runners and walkers throughout the Park. A creative costume competition was added in the second year. Best dressed participant, best dressed family and most creative participants have added to the spirit of the event. Attendance has grown to number in the hundreds and proceeds of thousands of dollars have been donated to local charitable groups.

Warwick Weekend Friday:

Bring your own Improv This interactive improv show at the Warwick Center for the Arts welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: applaud for a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage.

Library Veteran Art Exhibit In honor of veterans during the month in which Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is observed, the Warwick Public Library is showcasing a Veterans Art Exhibit, on display through Nov. 27.

Buy Nothing Day Coat Drive  Buy Nothing Day, an annual clothing swap that highlights “how consumerism is a dead end,” according to Prosperity for RI. We can make an impact by keeping our community safe, warm, and dry. Putting a coat in a donation bin may not seem like a heavy lift, but it could be life-saving for someone down the line. Small acts yield big results.

This year the exchange takes place on Friday, Nov. 24. Visit ricoatexchange.org/ for more info, including nearby drop-off spots.
Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show The 32nd Ocean State Artisans Craft Show will be blooming with the perfect #holidaygifts for everyone on your List, with three days of  shopping from (9-5pm) on #blackfriday
and #smallbusinessSaturday, then 10-4 p.m. Sunday. This year the event is held at The old Benny’s in East Greenwich at 5600 Post Road.
Tickets are $3  or $2 with a canned/non-perishable food item, for the food drive. “We are aiming to increase our support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Last year, we raised 4,000 lbs. of food goods total from this event.”
  • SANTA & MRS CLAUS Photos (kiddos and fur-babies, too)
  • Fresh Wreath Maker on site

Warwick Weekend Saturday:

Shop small: Small Business Saturday Small businesses from across the state get a holiday shopping boost Saturday as shoppers browse a cross-section of small RI businesses in one convenient spot during the Shop RI Small Business Saturday at Crowne Plaza Warwick, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show The 32nd Ocean State Artisans Craft Show will be blooming with the perfect #holidaygifts for everyone on your List, with three days of  shopping on #smallbusinessSaturday AND Sunday. This year the event is held at The old Benny’s in East Greenwich at 5600 Post Road.

Tickets are $3  or $2 with a canned/non-perishable food item, for the food drive. “We are aiming to increase our support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Last year, we raised 4,000 lbs. of food goods total from this event.”
  • SANTA & MRS CLAUS Photos (kiddos and fur-babies, too)
  • Fresh Wreath Maker on site

Library Veteran Art Exhibit In honor of veterans during the month in which Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is observed, the Warwick Public Library is showcasing a Veterans Art Exhibit, on display through Nov. 27.

Warwick Weekend Sunday:

WCFA Winter Market holiday shopping season sees another local staple Sunday as the  Warwick Center for the Arts, 3259 Post Road, begins its three-week Winter Market showcase of artistic gifts of every stripe.  During the market, affordably priced works adorn the gallery, complemented by tables of assorted artistic creations. Those items run the gamut, including mosaics, wooden bowls, jewelry, and succulent arrangements.

Library Veteran Art Exhibit In honor of veterans during the month in which Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is observed, the Warwick Public Library is showcasing a Veterans Art Exhibit, on display through Nov. 27.

 Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show The 32nd Ocean State Artisans Craft Show will be blooming with the perfect #holidaygifts for everyone on your list, with three days of  shopping on Sunday, 10-4 p.m. This year the event is held at The old Benny’s in East Greenwich at 5600 Post Road.

Tickets are $3  or $2 with a canned/non-perishable food item, for the food drive. “We are aiming to increase our support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Last year, we raised 4,000 lbs. of food goods total from this event.”
  • SANTA & MRS CLAUS Photos (kiddos and fur-babies, too)
  • Fresh Wreath Maker on site
Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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