Special Interest Groups

Get connected with others who share the same interests.

Military Spouses of Newport is pleased to be a referral source for the following special interest groups:

Aquidneck Island Moms Meetup: Jordan McVeigh

Aquidneck Island Moms Meetup Group is a place to find out about kid friendly activities in the area, meetup with other moms and plan play dates.

In Gear Career:  Dijonna Wagner

In Gear Career is a free worldwide professional network, designed to promote and advance employment, career development, and networking opportunities for military spouses. Military spouses of all branches, active duty and reserve, gold star, and international partners are welcome.

Itty Bittys in the City of Newport, Middletown & Portsmouth: Angela Majtan

IBITC is a social club for active and fun moms looking to cultivate friendships in a positive environment for themselves and their kids. Playdates are organized Monday-Friday. Visit IBITC on Facebook.

Book Club:

  •  Trich Poirrier  (1st Wednesday of each month @9:30 a.m.) - Day Book Club - Meetings are all in Newport, and books are chosen by members, spanning all genres.                        

Bunco: Vacant

BUNCO is a game of dice rolling.  You pay $5 to play and prizes are awarded to the most wins, most BUNCO's, etc.  Everyone brings an appetizer to share, some months it may be based on a theme, i.e. Halloween, Valentine's or Super Bowl.  We try to meet at the Upper Greene Lane Community Center.

Knitting/Crochet (Fiber Therapy): Wendy Morgan

Fiber Therapy was meeting for 10 years! Would you like to meet like minded folks? 

Stitchery is opening their facility to teach and allow us to work on our craft projects.

We are there to work on various craft projects and to help with stumbling blocks in your project and support anyone who wants to learn the craft we are doing. We like to enjoy each others company as well. You are most welcome to come join us. 

MahjonggCaroline Medley (Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

The Mahjongg group is always looking for new members from MSoN.  Mahjongg is an ancient Chinese tile game that military spouses adopted as an enjoyable way to build a support network. It's a great way to have fun and make new friends.  No need to know how to play, we've taught many people over the years.  Some of us have been here for quite some time so we are a good resource for the area. We play every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. through the afternoon. People come and go as their schedule permits.  If you want to learn something new and have a few laughs please contact me, Caroline Medley, Mahjongg coordinator

Support Meals for Families (formally known as Meals for New Moms/Parents): Courtney Hendrickson 

Look at the information listed to the left of this page, "Support Meals for Military Families"

Off-Island Adventures: Trish Poirrer

Have you been here a couple of times? Done almost everything on the island already? Look for this groups events. Making plans for a couple of off-island adventures. Venture at your own risk and joy!

Have a suggestion, send it to our coordinator.

Home Schooling

Homeschool Liaison - Melissa Robb 
Melissa can help with RI Laws, town policies, local groups, classes, co-ops and activities.  Melissa is a Rhode Island native with 11+ years of homeschooling experience.

School Liaison Officer - Pamela P. Martin M. Ed. 

Pam is great local resource. She can help you with all your local schooling questions, public, private or homeschooling.

Homeschooling in Rhode Island requires that a yearly Letter of Intent and End of Year Report be sent to your town’s superintendent.  For samples of the letters accepted by RI towns, and for legal FAQs about homeschooling in RI, please click the attached links

Local Homeschool Groups
Homeschool Moms of Newport: a Facebook group that shares local activity information.  It is a closed and secret group.  Contact Melissa Robb to be added.
ENRICHri: a Rhode Island based secular group.  ENRICHri offers a weekly co-op in Coventry and Pawtucket, and many field trips and classes throughout the state.
RIGHT: a Rhode Island based Christian group.  RIGHT offers a monthly newsletter that lists their regional activities.

 If you are interested in establishing a new Special Interest Group, please contact the Military Spouses of Newport President.

  Military Spouses of Newport |  P.O. Box 5115 |  Newport, RI 02841  | 401.366-4823  | Hours of Operation: M-F 9am-4pm (EST)  

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