Library armadillo, summer concerts begin: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week


Road work starts Monday

Starting today, Monday, July 18, and continuing into the next two weeks weather permitting, the Department of Public Works will be reclaiming and paving Highpoint Drive, Circle Drive and Antaya Drive.

Armadillo appearance Wednesday

North Smithfield Public Library still has a variety of special summer programs for all ages being offered this summer. Registration is required for the following events as space is limited.

Texas Roadhouse’s Andy Armadillo will make an appearance at story time on Wednesday, July 20. The theme will be armadillos and photographs are welcome. Cool off on Wednesday, July 27 as you make ice cream or learn about some small wild animals on Tuesday, Aug. 2 with Dave Marchetti’s Animal Experiences. And if you missed magician Fran Flynn last winter, you’ll want to catch his return performance on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

For additional information and to register for these programs and the many others being offered, visit the library website or call (401) 767-2780.

Summer concerts begin Thursday

North Smithfield Parks & Recreation has announced the lineup for the town’s summer concert series to take place at the Town Hall gazebo at 83 Greene St. on Thursday nights through August.

The series kicks off Thursday, July 21 with All About Amy, followed by Black Plain Road on July 28. Whiskey Road Band will perform August 4, and Fixed Income on August 11. The Friday Episode will play the free concert series on Thursday, August 18, with The Live Music Band as the final act on August 25.

Concerts take place from 5-7 p.m. with parking in the Town Hall lot. Food trucks are also scheduled to be available on site.

Gravestone repair workshop to be held Friday

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a free workshop on gravestone repair on Friday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hotchkiss Cemetery. The workshop, provided by Atlas Preservation, is part of the 48 State Tour.

Town meetings

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

The Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 21 at Town Hall at 83 Green St. starting at 6:30 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

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  1. How about paving the busiest roads like Pound Hill Road and Woonsocket Hill Road. But we do not pave on need we pave on the politically connected people just look at Parkview Drive.


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