The weekend: Get outdoors for painting, music & more in northern RI

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Northern, RI – The warm weather is finally here – hopefully to stay for the season – and with it come plenty of outdoor activities, patio dining, entertainment and more, every weekend here in northern Rhode Island.

If you’re looking for ways to spend your free time over the next four days, we’ve got you covered with our weekly roundup of all the fun you can have in a three-town radius.

This week, there are more than a few special events outdoors.

Wash away the winter salt at a charitable car wash Saturday to benefit Northern Rhode Island Italian American War Veterans, take a hike through a historic reservoir, or learn how to restore headstones at a free outdoor workshop in Pascoag. Celebrate the season and paint outdoors at a Spring Fling Vendor Fair, enjoy the crisp evening air at a Friday night cornhole tournament, or enjoy food and live music at the Kent Field Pavilion with Glocester’s third annual Touch-a-Truck event.

It’s all right here in our little corner of the state – and we hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, May 12

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Trivia night, 6:30 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Midnight Honey, 7 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 7:30 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Open mic with Papa Joe, 7:30 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Friday, May 13 

Chapman’s Food & Drink, 1950 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, Cornhole tournament, 5:30 p.m., $10 buy- in

Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Tim Hart & George from The Illusions, 6-9 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Jack Babineau, 7 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Karaoke with DJ Serge, 8 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke with DJ Richard Brisette, 8 p.m.

Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m. 

Don Colt will play at Cady’s Tavern Saturday

Saturday, May 14

Pascoag Cemetery, Pascoag Main Street, Burrillville, Free gravestone conservation workshop, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Call (401) 568-8449 or email bmencucci@verizon.net to register

American Legion Post 88, 111 Chapel St., Harrisville, Washing for Warriors Car Wash, 9 a.m – 2 p.m. Donations only with proceeds to benefit Northern Rhode Island and Italian American War Veterans

North Smithfield Heritage Association, Aldi’s at Dowling Village parking lot, North Smithfield, History Walk visiting Woonsocket Reservoir #1 & Historic Pump House, Woonsocket Reservoir #2 and Mill Site, Spring Brook, 9:30 a.m.

Burrillville Public Works, 200 Clear River Drive, Burrillville, E-waste collection, 9 a.m. to noon. Items accepted at no charge include TVs, computers, monitors, cell phones, ink jet printers, stereo equipment and more. For a full list, visit the Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook page.

Glad Tidings Community Church at 111 Victory Highway, Glocester, Women’s Spring Tea & Breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon. To reserve a spot, contact the church via their Facebook page.

Kent Field Pavilion, Glocester, Touch-a-Truck with food & entertainment, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, Matilda Jr., 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 here.

Ponaganset High School, 137 Aran Wade Road, North Scituate, Ponaganset Future Farmers of America Chapter 2022 plant sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Steak supper, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. $25

Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, DJ Vlad, 8:30 p.m-12:30 a.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Don Colt & Company, 8 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, DJ Wisevlad, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Smokin Mirrors, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Spring Fling vendor fair with all ages outdoor painting class, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Must register for painting class at https://www.artboxstudiori.com/

The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, Matilda Jr., 2 p.m. Tickets $20 here.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, The Po Boys, 2-6 p.m.; Meat raffle, 6:30 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam with guest artist Angela Howell, 3 p.m.

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