Northmen Hoops, Pop-Up Farmer’s Market: Five things to know in No. Smithfield this week


Drug take back

The North Smithfield Police Department will hold a prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Oct. 23 in keeping with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to a release from the department, the day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the North Smithfield Police Department. There is also a prescription drop off bin year round at the police headquarters at 575 Smithfield Road.

Spooky Spirits night

The town’s second annual Spooky Spirits night will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Goodwin Bros. Farm. Visit NRI NOW later this week for more details on this great Halloween event.

Pop up Farmer’s Market & Horse Show

There will be a pop-up farmer’s market and horse show on the grounds of a North Smithfield farm on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family-friendly event will be held at 260 Pound Hill Road with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 31.

Northmen Hoops

Registration is now open for the Northmen Hoops program, with play expected to begin during the first week of December. Teams practice once a week, with games on Saturdays and the league is always in need of coaches and sponsors.

Registration will be closed by first week in November. To register, visit or for questions regarding registration email

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 at Town Hall at 83 Greene St. starting at 6:45 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the North Smithfield Middle School cafeteria starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda can be found here.

And don’t forget…

Scout Troop 438 North Smithfield will host a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 22 for girls ages 11 – 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Scouter’s Hall by Pacheco Park.

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