North Smithfield High School at 412 Greenville Road will host an open house on Thursday, March 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Guests are invited to learn about educational opportunities available at the school and earn a free homework grade. The event is open to the public and will feature an ice cream bar, raffles and more.
Free seed starting workshop
The Halliwell Community Garden group will host a free seed starting workshop on Saturday, March 11 starting at 10 a.m. at Scouter’s Hall. The public is invited to learn tips and techniques to successfully starting vegetables and flowers from seed. Guests will also have a chance to learn about the community garden, meet town gardeners and sign up for a free raffle of seed starting supplies. No registration is needed.
For more information, email Ann Lilley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mammoth Park cleanup continues
The North Smithfield Heritage Association’s ongoing cleanup of Mammoth Park will continue on Sunday, March 12, with volunteers to meet at the park on Mill Street at 9 a.m.
NSHA President Richard Keene noted that volunteers together with town’s Department of Public Works, have made significant progress towards the cleanup of the park, which now has three access points.
“It’s an amazing transformation,” Keene said.
Keene said the group is in need of gators to help move debris from the farthest reaches of the park to the roadside.
On Friday, May 5, employees from Displays2Go in Fall River, together with friends of the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor will again volunteer to remove trash and brush debris from the park.
The town of North Smithfield is reminding residents that all dogs in town must be licensed by the end of April, and dog licenses obtained after April 30, will be subject to a late fee. The cost is $6 per dog and proof of rabies immunization is required.
Residents may be able to renew their dog license online at https://northsmithfieldri.viewpointcloud.com.
Those unable to access the program are advised to mail a new or updated rabies certificate along with a check for $6. The town will send back the original rabies certificate with the license to the mailing address provided.
Licenses are also available by visiting the Town Clerk’s office at 83 Green St. during business hours Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, March 6 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.
The North Smithfield Budget Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 7 starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.
The North Smithfield Water Supply Review Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.
The North Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall At 83 Green St. The agenda is here.
The North Smithfield Municipal Buildings Review Task Force will hold a joint meeting with the North Smithfield Town Council on Thursday, March 9 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.
Bonus “thing”: Self defense class
As your bonus ‘thing to know’ in North Smithfield this week, a reminder North Smithfield Parks & Recreation’s free self defense class will begin next Monday, with upcoming sessions scheduled for both teens and adults. Learn more here, or register for the class by emailing email@example.com.