The market, the haunted and music for all: Five Things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend

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Today is Friday, July 12 and here are five things you need to know.

Island music

Did you know: The Island on Victory Highway in North Smithfield has free live music every Friday night throughout the summer? Tonight, starting at 7 p.m., check out The Average Joel, Light House RI and The Nolan Leite Experience.

On Saturday, the organizer behind the music series has put together a music festival to benefit the organization Strangers Helping Strangers. Visit NRI NOW later today for the story behind the event and the music scheduled throughout the summer.

ParaCon

It’s back. The 8th annual Ocean State Paracon will take place Saturday and Sunday at The Assembly Theatre. Tickets will be available at the gate. Read more about the event here.

Farmer’s market

The Burrillville Farmer’s Market is in full swing operating every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stillwater Mill Center throughout the summer. Several new vendors have joined the market in 2019 including Johnny’s Victory Diner. The market matches SNAP benefits 100 percent.

Riverwalk concert

Kelley Lennon band will play at the pavilion in front of Jesse Smith Memorial Library on Saturday, July 13 as part of the Riverwalk Time Concert Series. The band’s repertoire spans from the melodies of American songbook to today’s hits and everything in between. The free concert begins at 6 p.m. Read more about the series here.

Bastille Day

On Sunday, Grace Note Farm will host Bastille Day, “Discover the Clarinet Fantastique” with International clarinetist Milos Bjelica (Serbian) and pianist Paulis Pancekauskas who will perform works by Mozart, Monti, Grgin, Bassi, Copland and Serbian folk music. The indoor concert takes place at the original Benjamin Smith homestead farm c. 1730. Concert goers sit indoors in an 18th century setting surrounded by the bucolic charm of a New England farm adjacent to the George Washington Management area. At the end of the concert, audience members are treated to home made desserts and a chance to talk with the performers.

Milos regularly performs concerts across the USA, Europe and Serbia. He has a BA from the University of Belgrade and a masters degree from Longy School of Music of
Bard College. He is founder of the Nevsky Clarinet quartet that participates in festivals in Poland, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro. He is also co-founder of the chamber orchestra Synergy in Serbia, a chamber orchestra bringing together young professional musicians that wish to perform classical music for children. Milos has been engaged in a wider music community in Serbia and USA as volunteer clarinet instructor to children with disabilities. He currently lives in Watertown and teaches at Dana Hall Music School in Wellesley, Mass.

Reservations are required. Concert tickets cost $20 adults, $10 students and are available at Eventbrite.com – discover the clarinet fantastique or by calling (401) 567-0354.

For more information go to gracenotefarm.org. Second Sunday concerts featuring international artists are sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Burrillville Land Trust and Grace Note Farm.

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