The weekend: Food truck Assembly, Washer toss & Christmas in July among 36 things to do in NRI

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Northern, RI – In keeping with a long-standing news tradition of stating the obvious along with lesser-known facts, we would like to point out: it’s hot outside… and we mean really hot.

But with plenty of events scheduled both indoors – think AC – and outdoors during the cooler evenings, the stifling weather shouldn’t keep you from a great weekend here in northern Rhode Island.

Of course, this weekly feature lists the usual summer lineup of free outdoor music, and local bars and venues offering entertainment over the next four days. Two nice additions to this week’s schedule include the start of the North Smithfield Summer Concert series Thursday night, and the return of PVD Food Trucks to Burrillville Sunday evening for the Assembly of Food Trucks.

As usual, we’ve also added some “outside of the box,” events taking place in Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester, with fun that’s open to the public, from yoga and arts classes, to skeet shooting.

However you spend it, we hope you make the most of this summer weekend, stay cool, and check out some of these great local events.

Thursday, July 21

North Smithfield Town Hall, 84 Green St., North Smithfield, free summer concert with All About Amy, 5-7 p.m.

Hauser Field, 80 Howard Ave., Pascoag, Free summer conditioning camp with Burrillville Patriots Youth Football & Cheer. All ages are welcome.

Jesse Smith Memorial Library 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Washer toss game night on the Riverwalk, 6:30-7:30 p.m. No registration required.

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Trivia night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Acoustic music at outside bar

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 Leo 8 p.m.

Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.-12:45 a.m.

It’s not just pros at Chapman’s weekly cornhole tournament, held every Friday, as verified by publisher Sandy Seoane, seen at left in deep focus on the game. Newcomers are warmly welcomed.

Friday, July 22  

Crystal Lake Golf Club, 100 Broncos Highway, Mapleville, Burrillville Land Trust’s Save Sweet’s Hill Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start for 18 holes of golf followed by dinner. Contact Roberta at (401) 368-0930 for more information.

Hotchkiss Cemetery, Great Road, North Smithfield, Gravestone repair workshop with the North Smithfield Heritage Association, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Snacks, water, and pizza for those who RSVP at nsha@nsheritageassn.com.

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

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Beginner Skeet, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public with non-member rounds at $5

Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Jake Hunsinger, 6-9 p.m. On the deck, weather permitting

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Black Plain Road, 7 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 3Sum Band, 8 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, live music, 8 p.m.

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

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

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Christmas in July with drink specials and karaoke.

Under Surveillance will play at The Island Saturday night.

Saturday, July 23

Willow Grove Farm, 435 Whipple Road, Pascoag, Yoga at the Farm, 8-9 a.m. Class is for all ages and abilities. Bring your yoga mat, beach towel and water. Cost is $15 per adult $10 per child 12 & under.

Stillwater Mill Center, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Burrillville Farmer’s Market, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Fernwood development, 200 George Eddy Road, Pascoag, Open house showcase for affordable housing, 10 a.m. Check out the site, meet current homeowners, tour the neighborhood, and complete an application to join the neighborhood.

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Juneau family send off with music by Paul Juneau and Jesse Desorcy, 4:30 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Stumbling Murphy, 3 p.m.; Down to Earth, 8:30 p.m.

Stillwater Mill Center, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Riverwalk Times presents All About Amy, 6 p.m. Free concert with Dinolicious food truck. Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Acoustically Dead, 2 p.m.

The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Under Surveillance, 7 p.m

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Fixed Income, 7 p.m.

Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St., Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

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

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

Sunday, July 24

North Smithfield Middle School, Greenville Road, North Smithfield, Frehill Council #5702 Knights of Columbus Show Off Your Ride! car show, 8-10 a.m. with awards to be presented around 1:30 p.m $10 per vehicle. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. Proceeds to benefit the Frehill Scholarship Fund.

Kent Field Pavilion, 1111 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Sunday in the Village, with David Cross RadioCat, vendors and food trucks, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Don Colt’s open mic, 1 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Phoenix, 2 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.

The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, The Assembly of Food Trucks, 5 p.m. Enjoy libations, food and live entertainment on the theater grounds

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