The weekend: 34 things to do in northern RI

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Northern RI – It’s The Weekend, northern Rhode Island, time to take a look at what’s happening right here in our small towns over the next four days.

This week, there’s a full lineup of free outdoor entertainment, with Black Plain Road at the gazebo by North Smithfield Town Hall on Thursday; Kelley Lennon at the Stillwater Mill pavilion in Burrillville Saturday; and The Narrow River Band at Kent Field in Chepachet on Sunday.

Give back on Friday at Wright’s Farm Restaurant’s blood drive, and don’t forget to hit up Brown & Hopkins Country Store Saturday for a customer appreciation party – and the Downtown Pascoag Neighborhood Association’s Block Party that same evening.

However you spend it, we hope you enjoy your weekend and consider these great events and venues close to home.

Thursday, July 28

North Smithfield Town Hall, 84 Green St., North Smithfield, free summer concert with food trucks and Black Plain Road, 5-7 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Escape Route, 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 Gene Harrison, 8 p.m.

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

Friday, July 29  

Wright’s Farm Restaurant, 84 Inman Road, Harrisville, Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Blood Center, 1-8 p.m. Donors will receive a $20 Wright’s Farm chicken dinner voucher. Appointments at https://donate.ribc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/72932. Walk in donations will be accepted if availability permits at time of arrival.

Shrine of the Little Flower/St. Theresa’s Church, 35 Dion Drive, Harrisville, Healing Mass, 5 p.m. Following the Mass, Father Parathanal will bless and anoint hose who may need healing with oil

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

The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, The White Shadows, 7 p.m

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Day Trippers, 7 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Tyler Fauxbel, 8 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Road Rage, 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.

Jake Hunsinger will play on the outdoor deck at Johnny’s Victory Diner Friday night.

Saturday, July 30

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

Brown & Hopkins Country Store, 1179 Putnam Pike, Best of Rhode Island Customer Appreciation Celebration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring food, drink, sales, giveaways and entertainment by Nolan Leite. Tickets cost $2 and can be reserved here with all proceeds to benefit Sweet Binks Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation.

Jesse Smith Memorial Library 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville Bubble Bulooza for Kids, 10-11:30 a.m. Drop-in for this outdoor bubble making event great for kids ages 10 and under

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

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Cross Road Blues, 2 p.m. The Infinite Groove album release show, 8 p.m

The Bridgeway, Pascoag center, Downtown Pascoag Neighborhood Association Block Party, 4 to 8 p.m., Free event features vendors, food trucks, live music and more.

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Heart & Soles fundraising dinner with live music by Down To Earth & Jacob Gervais, a cash bar and raffles, 4 p.m. Money will be raised for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation to carry a torch in the Illuminations of Life Ceremony. Tickets cost $35 per adult, $60 per couple, $10 for kids age 6 to 12 and free kids under age 6, and can be purchased here.

Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, Guitar Dave, 7 p.m.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Badlands, 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.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Neil and The Vipers, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 31

Kent Field Pavilion, 1111 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Sunday in the Village with The Narrow River Band, vendors and food trucks, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Charcuterie board building workshop, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. $65 per person, register at artboxstudiori.com.

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

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, The Legend Show starring Robert Black, 2-6 p.m. Advance tickets $15, door price $20

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

The Infinite Groove will play an album release show at Cady’s Tavern Saturday night.
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