The weekend: Pinup calendar shoot, hunting season & a haunted trail

Beginner Skeet at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club is open to the public every Friday night.

Northern, RI – Autumn is now in full swing with new seasonal openings, festivals and fairs nearly every weekend until the colder weather takes hold later this year.

Welcome to The Weekend, northern Rhode Island, our weekly roundup of all the fun you can find in our small towns, from live music and car shows, to fundraisers and special celebrations.

Some 4,000 people have purchased tickets to one special fall event just outside our coverage area: the Bewitched and Bedazzled Festival in Lincoln. Many of our local vendors will also be there but sadly, tickets have all sold out. And the annual Dinner Under the Stars in North Smithfield, to be held this year on the grounds of Beef Barn Restaurant, has been postponed to next Saturday due to expected storms.

But there are plenty of other things happening over the next three days even closer to home.

Harmony Products opens this weekend, with train rides in Glocester and a shop to be open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Burrillville’s new attraction, Haunted Gallows, also opens Friday night with hours every weekend through October.

For outdoor enthusiasts, hunting season has begun. If hiking is more your style, remember to wear fluorescent orange in all State Management Areas and undeveloped State Parks.

The Shrine of the Little Flower in Burrillville will host The Feast of St. Therese Saturday, or if you’re looking to get out of town, join the North Smithfield Heritage Association on a field trip to celebrate Sassamineash Cranberry Thanksgiving in Exeter.

However you spend your time, as always, we hope it’s marvelous – and that you let them know NRI NOW sent you.

Haunted Gallows opens in Burrillville Friday.

Friday, Sept. 30   

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

Haunted Gallows, 505 East Ironstone Road, Burrillville, Opening night, 6 p.m. a “haunted” walk along a trail through the woods at Richardson’s Sawmill. Games, Dinolicious food truck. Attraction will be open every Friday and Saturday through October. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased here or at the door. 

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, Jimi Wilson, 6-9 p.m. On the deck, weather permitting

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

The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Northeast Groove, 7-10 p.m.

Rhode Island PBS, Channel 36, Episode 3 of Slatersville America’s First Mill Village, 8 p.m. 

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pik e, Chepachet, Johnny Edwards Wild Combo, 8 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, True North, 8 p.m.

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

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, DJ Don, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1

New Rhode Nutrition, 1452 Bronco Highway, Burrillville, BHS Cheerleading Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Raffles, specials and more

Brookside Equestrian Center, 90 Tifft Road, North Smithfield, Classical Dressage Clinic with Georges Malleroni, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive, Harrisville, The Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Mass at 8:30 a.m. & 10 a.m. followed by coffee. Pizza luncheon at noon with $5 suggested donation. At 1:30 p.m. Prof. Paul Shields of Thomas Aquinas College will offer a talk discussing “Why St. Thérèse of Lisieux is a Doctor of the Church.” The day ends at 3 p.m. with Adoration, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Benediction in the Church.

North Smithfield Middle School, 1850 Providence Pike, North Smithfield (meeting spot) North Smithfield Heritage Association field trip to Tomaquag Museum at 390A Summit Rd, Exeter as it celebrates Sassamineash Cranberry Thanksgiving 8:30 a..m (meeting time to caravan) – 2 p.m. Share traditional Eastern Woodlands dances, storytelling, pottery making, games and arts.

Stillwater Mill Center, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Burrillville Farmer’s Market, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Local goods and produce, horse-drawn carriage rides.

Oakleaf Family Campground, 43 Oak Leaf Way, Chepachet, Cornhole Tournament & Silent Auction, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fundraiser for the Peggy McKeever Scholarship Fund

North Smithfield Highway Garage 281 Quaker Highway, Shredding event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to town residents only with proper ID and two boxes are allowed per person.

Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, Game Day, 2 p.m., DJ Vlad Fall Kickoff Party, 7 p.m.

Stillwater Mill Pavilion, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Pumpkin Painting sponsored by Daniele Killen RE/MAX Host of Homes and Jason Rose of Homespire Mortgage, 3-4 p.m. Participants must register here.

Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Paper Wreath Making Workshop, 3-5 p.m. Call or register online

Scouter’s Hall, 32 North Main St., North Smithfield, North Smithfield Land Trust Chowder Supper, 5-7 p.m. All money raised will support the Land Trust’s continued conservation work. The charge is $15 per serving and kids 6 and under eat free. Take out will also be available.


Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Secret Agents, 7 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Stumbling Murphy, 8 p.m.- midnight

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Rhody, 8 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.

Cady’s Tavern hosts its 7th annual Vintage Motorcycle/Pinup Calendar Shoot on Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 2

Brookside Equestrian Center, 90 Tifft Road, North Smithfield, Classical Dressage Clinic with Georges Malleroni, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Beef Barn, 200 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield, Outdoor Yoga class with Debby Reddy, 9 a.m. Participants are asked to bring $10 and their own mat.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 7th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Pinup/Calendar Shoot, 11:30 a.m, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.

Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, Horseshoes pickup game, Noon

Mulberry Vineyards, 95 Pound Road, Chepachet, Mama Train, 1-4 p.m.

Foster Country Club, 67 Johnston Road, Foster, The Glocester Republican Town Committee will host the “Jay Forgue Classic” Golf Tournament, 1 p.m. tee off. 18 holes of golf with a cart and dinner. Tickets cost $130 per golfer or $50 for dinner only and can be purchased by contacting William Worthy at (401) 623-0605.

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

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Dirty Old Men, 2-5 p.m. 

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Football party, 4:25 p.m. Prizes when the Pats score a touchdown

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