Breathe for Steve, Froggy Night & Branch River hike: Five things to know in No. Smithfield this week


Froggy Night

Take a guided evening walk on Fort Wildlife Refuge and listen to the calls of spring peepers and wood frogs found in the woods and wetlands with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island on Wednesday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. The organization will host their Froggy Nights program at Fort Wildlife Refuge at 1443 Providence Pike.

Participants are advised to dress for the weather, and face masks and social distancing are required.

The fee is $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. The program is open to ages 7 and up. Register online through the events calendar at

NSHA holds Branch River hike

On Sunday, April 18, join the North Smithfield Heritage Association as they walk from the rail head on Providence Pike along the south bank of the Branch River to the Branch Industrial Park. Participants in the free hike should park along Charron Drive near the intersection with Black Plain Road, and bring a mask. Water and insect repellent are recommended.

The roughly four mile hike will begin at 9 a.m.

Breathe for Steve

Register now for the annual Breathe4Steve Links Fore Life Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, June 5 at Crystal Lake Golf Club to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The event, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 last year, is put on by North Smithfield resident Steven Greenough, who suffers from the illness. Participants will follow safety guidelines from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Those who don’t golf are invited to after-golf events including cocktails, dinner and an auction.

Register or make a donation here.

Summer Volleyball

The Gator’s Pub Adult Summer Volleyball League is currently welcoming new teams, with openings in Co-ed A-6’s, Men’s B-6’s, and Co-ed B-6’s divisions that will play nightly from Sunday through Thursday.

Players and teams can visit to sign up, with league play to begin at the end of April. For more information contact Deb at or call (401) 769-2594.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and link to attend is here.

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 13 starting at 6:30 p.m.The public is invited to attend via Zoom with an agenda and link found here.

The North Smithfield Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 13 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and instructions to attend virtually are here.

The North Smithfield Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda and link to attend via Zoom are here.

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