Blessings bags, quarry walk: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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Honoring athletes

Town Council President John Beauregard has announced that the North Smithfield Town Council will be honoring the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Silver Medalist Team Rhode Island at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Town Hall, which starts at 6:45 p.m.

Beauregard invites the public to attend the event and support the winning athletes.

Save the date

The North Smithfield Parks & Recreation Department has announced the date for the Dinner Under the Stars, an annual event held in conjunction with N.S. Days. This year’s dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1.

NRI NOW will publish details and ticket information once they are available.

Heritage walk

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a Heritage Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10 starting at 9:30 a.m. Walk woodland trails, visit site NS38 including the Oliver Smith Cemetery, Amasa Sweet Granite Quarry, the ruins of the Obed Paine Homestead, the Great Wall, the ruins of a gristmill, and the ruins of the William Mowry Homestead.

Participants will meet at the North Smithfield High School tennis courts on Grange Road.

Church to distribute ‘blessings bags’

Slatersville Congregational Church has planned a special project to be held in conjunction with 9/11 National Day of Service, with distribution of “blessing bags,” to the homeless. One gallon bags will be filled with individually-wrapped food items and travel-sized toiletries.

To learn more and participate, either by donating or helping to assemble the bags email slatersvillechurch@gmail.com.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda can be found here.

The North Smithfield Parks & Recreation Department will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a joint meeting with the Halliwell Review Committee on Thursday, Sept. 8 starting at 7:15 p.m. at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

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