Solstice Yin Yoga & Drums, Ornaments for foster care: Five things to know in Glocester this week

Candlelight Shopping continues Thursday in Chepachet. Credit: K. Iacobbo

Last chance for Candlelight shopping

If you still have gifts to buy and you haven’t made it out to Chepachet for a chance to support local businesses – in a charming village decked out for the holiday – you still have one last chance this year.

The village will host the final Candlelight Shopping event of the season on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. The events have taken place every Thursday in December, and feature local shops decorated for the season and streets lit with antique street lights, while the sounds of holiday music add to the old-fashioned ambiance. Locals and visitors are invited to the village to enjoy a unique holiday shopping, dining, and entertainment excursion.

Ornaments support kids in foster care

Several businesses and organizations in town are offering opportunities to sponsor a child in foster care this Christmas season. To help out, purchase an ornament marked with a sponsored child’s name and age from The Hen House, Trish Hampton, Healing in Harmony, Chepachet Hardware, Terazza Restaurant, Glad Tidings Church or Crossway Church. The child will receive a personalized duffel bag full of gifts and comfort items.

West Glocester Fire Taxes

The West Glocester Fire District has announced that residents can pay their tax bills by mail or in person by visiting the office at 2410 Putnam Pike in Chepachet. Tax collector hours are Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and only exact cash or check payments are accepted. The office also has a secure payment box located outside entrance.

To pay by mail, bills should be addressed to PO Box 514 Chepachet, RI 02814. Questions can be directed to (401) 568-5532 or

Winter Solstice Yoga & Drums

The Farm at 463B Tourtellot Hill Road Chepachet will hold Yin Yoga & Drums on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The 90-minute class is accessible to all ages and experience levels and will be hosted in the barn with a yoga class led by Phoenix Rising. Katharine Rossi of Fire Seed Center will perform drumming/ sound healing and herbal tea will be served. Tickets cost $36 and can be purchased at

Town meetings

The Foster-Glocester School Committee Capital Projects Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20, starting at 3:30 p.m. at 91 Anan Wade Road.The agenda is here.

There are no town meetings scheduled for the remainder of the week.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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