CPR class, Bakers wanted: Five things to know in No. Smithfield this week

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Community Heart Saver CPR/AED Class

The North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Service will be offering an American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR/AED class to North Smithfield residents and business owners.

Upon successful completion of the four hour class, students will be fully trained and certified in Heart Saver CPR and trained on how to operate an Automated Electronic Defibrillator.

The class will be held at the NSFR Station #2, 1470 Providence Pike, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost of the class is $60 per person, and the fee includes the cost of text books and certification cards. The class must have a minimum of three students and a maximum of ten students.

RSVP to Chief David Chartier at 762-1135 no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Because text books need to be ordered in advance, payment must be received before the order is placed on Monday, Dec. 2 to secure your spot in the class.

The class is for lay person CPR/AED instruction. Healthcare provider CPR and CPR re-certification classes may be offered in the future or upon request.

Pantry seeks canned meats

The North Smithfield Food Pantry’s “flavor of the month,” for November is canned meats. The pantry is seeking donations of canned meats, and is always accepting donations or monetary gifts, which can be dropped off at the Slatersville Congregational Church between 9:00 am and noon. You can also mail monetary gifts to P.O. Box 1128, Slatersville, RI 02876.

An additional drop box for food items is available at the Town Hall during regular business hours.

Bakers wanted

The North Smithfield Athletic Association will hold a cookie walk on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in the North Smithfield High School cafeteria from 5 to 8 p.m.. Cookies will cost $10 per container, with thousands of varieties to choose from.

NSAA is currently seeking bakers to help with the event.

For more information, contact Kate Dubois at duboiskatharine@gmail.com.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Personnel Board will hold their regular meeting at the Primrose Fire Station on  Monday, Nov. 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda can be found here. 

The North Smithfield Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the library starting at 7 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

Holiday closings

In observance of Thanksgiving, both North Smithfield schools and Town Hall offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.

Trash, recycling and yard waste will not be collected on Thursday, and will be postponed by one day the rest of the week.

North Smithfield Public Library will also have limited hours this week and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

NRI NOW would like to wish everyone in town a very Happy Thanksgiving .

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