Clean & Green, Pumpkin People: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week


The Mental Smuggler

Preview screening #10 from the docu-series Slatersville, America’s First Mill Village has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13 and will be held at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center Theater at 175 Main St. in Pawtucket. Dubbed, “The Mental Smuggler,” the preview will cover how Samuel Slater founded America’s textile mill industry by remembering and duplicating plan for spinning machinery when he immigrated from England.

The free event will have limited seating, which can be reserved by emailing

Clean & Green Day

North Smithfield’s 18th Clean & Green Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Town Hall at 83 Greene St. with supply and t-shirt pickup, and refreshments.

Participants can register the area they would like to clean in advance here.

Pumpkin people

Organizers have announced that the Pumpkin People of North Smithfield pumpkin decorating contest will be held again this year, with residents challenged to put up creative displays for a chance at prizes. To enter, just post a photo of your display on the event page here, and inbox the moderator your address. so judges can visit and see your display. Winners will be announced at Spooky Spirits Night on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Goodwin Brothers Farm from 3 to 8 p.m., with the announcement at 6 p.m.

Shred event

Navigant Credit Union will host a shred event at their location at 925 Victory Highway on Saturday, Sept. 25 for safe disposal of unwanted documents. Visit the branch from noon to 3 p.m. with up to three boxes for disposal. The bank will also be collecting donations for the North Smithfield Animal Shelter.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, Sept. 20 starting at 6:45 p.m. at 83 Greene St. The meeting will be streamed on YouTube, but those who wish to participate are required to attend in person. The agenda can be found here.

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in the middle school cafeteria starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

Editor’s note: Publisher Sandy Seoane submitted the above display in the 2020 Pumpkin People contest.

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