Booster clinic, Milk Can history: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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Holiday hours

Town Hall remains closed today, Monday, Dec. 27, and will close again on Friday, Dec. 31, in celebration of Saturday’s New Year’s Day holiday.

Holiday hours continue next week, with town offices also closed Monday, Jan. 3.

The Milk Can

Ever wonder about the history of that strangely-shaped, run-down structure on the northbound side of Route 146?

A recently published eight-minute video by filmmaker Jason Allard documents the story behind the Milk Can and how it came to sit abandoned at its current home. Watch it here.

Boosters

The town of North Smithfield will be holding booster shot clinics for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, open to residents age 16 and up. The clinics will take place at Monsignor Gadoury School at 1409 Park Ave. in Woonsocket every Wednesday in January from 3 to 7 p.m.

To schedule your appointment call Vaccinate RI at (844) 930-1779 or visit vaccinateRI.org.

Screening

Director Christian de Rezendes will present The End of Heaven, Part I as part of the Museum of Work & Culture’s Virtual Vally Talk series on Saturday, Jan. 15, the tenth installment in his in progress screening of his documentary film series Slatersville, America’s First Mill Village.

The screening will take place online starting at 1:30 p.m. To register visit mowc@rihs.org.

Town meetings

It’s a good week to take a break from local government and enjoy time with family and friends.

Most boards are taking a pause this week with the exception of the North Smithfield Historic District Commission, which will gather Monday, Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

Best wishes from all of us at NRI NOW for a safe, happy and healthy New Year!

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