Hamilton tickets, Garden open house, concert & more: Eight things to know in No. Smithfield this week


Labor Day

Town Hall and Public Works will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day and trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day for the week.

Hamilton fundraiser

If you’ve been wanting to see the Broadway hit show Hamilton, but haven’t been able to secure tickets, there is now a chance to win them while supporting a great cause.

MEANS, the Music Education Association of North Smithfield – the high school parents music booster organization – is raffling two tickets to see the Tony Award winning production at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 3. The seats are in the Orchestra Center, Golden Circle and valued at more than $400.  

Those who participate in the fundraiser with purchase of a $20 raffle ticket will be entered to win two other prizes: a chance to play the “whip” in a performance of “Sleigh Ride” at the winter holiday concert, or a visit from the North Smithfield High School Christmas carolers.  Those who are not residents of North Smithfield, can “gift” the caroling prize to a resident.

Only 300 tickets are being sold, available for purchase here.

Donations are tax deductible for non-winners. The fundraiser will benefit the student Disney trip to take place in the Spring of 2022. 

Garden open house

The Halliwell Community Garden will hold an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. to give residents a chance to see the produce, now in full bloom, learn how it was built, give feedback or discuss how they might participate in the future. The garden is located at the former Halliwell Elementary School at 358 Victory Highway.

If you are unavailable Tuesday evening, a second open house will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Rally Day

Cub Scouts Pack 7 will hold a Rally Day on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Scouter’s Hall at 13 Main St. The event will feature STEM activities and games for the whole family and give visitors a chance to learn what Cub Scouts has to offer boys and girls entering grades K through 5.

Questions can be directed to pack7info@gmail.com.

Whiskey Rhode Band

The Parks & Recreation Department has rescheduled an event from the Summer Concert series, with Whiskey Rhode Band to perform a free show by the Town Hall gazebo at 83 Greene St. from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. Bring a lawn chair and dancing shoes to enjoy music, food trucks and more, with parking at Town Hall.

Sunday school open house

Slatersville Congregational Church will host a Sunday School open house on Sunday, Sept. 12, for the start of its 213th year of classes. Worship begins at 10 a.m. for the traditional Apple Sunday service with registration to follow.

Children and their families are invited to join. Call 401-769-2773 for information.

Whiffle Ball Tournament

Rhode Island Whiffle Ball League will hold a 25th anniversary Backyard Fenway Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 12 at Pacheco Park. The league, started by North Smithfield resident E. Justin Simone, has also announced the opening of Ocean State Fenway Park, a custom-designed replica of the iconic Boston ballpark at his home on Lincoln Drive.

Teams that win this week will be invited to play in an all-star game at the new park, which is currently under construction, on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Learn more as a spectator this Sunday or by visiting http://www.riwiffleball.com/ The rain date for this week’s tournament is Sunday, Sept. 19.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7 starting a 6:45 p.m. at 83 Greene St. Residents are also invited to participate via Zoom with an agenda and link found here.

The North Smithfield Planning Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9 starting at 7 p.m. at 83 Greene St. Attend in person or via Zoom with the agenda and link found here.

Editor’s note: The community garden open house on Tuesday originally stated that the event would run until 9 p.m. We apologize for the error.

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