The weekend: Plants, music & Mother’s Day happenings

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Trigger South will play at Hill's Tavern on Saturday

Northern, RI – Welcome to the weekend northern Rhode Island, our roundup of local fun – brought to you one day early to start you off right. This nice weather only last so long, after all.

With Mother’s Day upon us the region offers several unique ways to celebrate, with a garden brunch, a fashion show and more.

With spring in the air, there are plant sales, and a garden opening, and The Island will host its first night of the live music this season under the covered pavilion, rain or shine.

However you spend your free time, we hope you enjoy it and consider a stop at our great, local venues.

Thursday, May 11

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Trivia night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. with One2 Taco & More Food Truck

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Country music with DJ Wisevlad, 7-10 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Open Mic, 7 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 7:30 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St., Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.

The Northeast Groove will play The Island’s first show of the season Friday night.

Friday, May 12  

Glocester Manton Free Public Library will host a Movie Night on Friday, May 12 starting at 5 p.m., with a showing of Pokemon, Secrets of the Jungle. Registration is required at www.glocesterlibraries.org.

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, The Sticks Pizza Company food truck, 5-9 p.m.

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

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, live music, 8 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Karaoke with DJ Sergio, 8:30 p.m.

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

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, The Core, 7 p.m.

Elayna’s, 88 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Gary Chabot

Maddog McCurdy & the Carnival of Jacks will play at Cady’s Saturday.

Saturday, May 13

Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Green St., North Smithfield, Huge Church Yard & Plant Sale, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Rain or shine

Ponaganset High School cafeteria, 137 Anan Wade Road, Glocester, Class of 2025 Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit with more than 60 local vendors and take part in the PHS Agricultural Plant Sale.

Aldi’s market parking lot, Dowling Village, North Smithfield (meeting spot,) NSHA Heritage Walk of Crookfall Brook, 9:30 a.m. Walkers will observe Woonsocket Reservoir #1 and the massive abandoned Pump House, and visit Woonsocket Reservoir #2 and the historic mill site, as well as the dam on Spring Brook.

Job Armstrong’s Shopkeepers Garden, 1181 Putnam Pike, Glocester, Glocester Heritage Gardens garden opening, 10 a.m. to noon. Join URI Master Gardeners as they plant seeds and baby plants. Bring your gardening questions and get a free resource sheet full of information to help you become a better gardener.

The Beef Barn Restaurant, 200 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield, Spring Artisan Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit with local artists and crafters at this outdoor event, the second held on the grounds of the business.

Black Hut & Sweet’s Hill, Burrillville, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Burrillville Land Trust will host a 4-mile, moderate level hike led by Lego artist Andrew Grover along with members of the BLT and the Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society. A reception will follow. Registration is required by emailing burrillvillelandtrustfriends@gmail.com or calling (401) 447-1560.

Mulberry Vineyards, 95 Pound Road, Chepachet, Mother’s Day Wine & Cheesecake, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mulberry Vineyards and Who Cut the Cheesecake are partnering up to bring together the best dessert and wine. Tickets cost $15 here.

The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, LiveLikeMark Fundraiser Motorcycle/Jeep Run, 11 a.m. Beer & Dynamite, 1 p.m. take off. Each guest receives unlimited dynamites and two beer tickets. Raffles and “LiveLikeMark” t-shirts and bracelets. Tickets cost $25 in advance via Venmo to Helena Bowen @ Helena-Bowen and available on the day of the event.

Berean Baptist Church, 474 Chapel St., Burrillville, Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show, 2 to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public for a $5 entrance fee, and will feature tea, baked goods, a gift table and raffles.

The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, Drop in Mother’s Day crafts, 1-2:30 p.m. Fee is $10 per child and $15 per adult.

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, The Ish food truck, 2-9 p.m

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Trigger South, 2-6 p.m. Glow in the dark dance party 8 p.m.-midnight

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Ron Jones, 2 p.m. Maddog McCurdy & the Carnival of Jacks, 8-11:30 p.m.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Amber Rose & the Renegades, 7 p.m.

Elayna’s, 88 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Two for the Road

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke with RVB Entertainment, 8 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 14

Mapleville Farm, 544 Victory Highway, Mapleville, Mother’s Day Tea & Luncheon, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Treat Mom to a tea in the garden serving soup, salad, sandwiches, pastries, candies and, of course, tea in our lovely perennial garden! Tickets here.

Mulberry Vineyards, 95 Pound Road, Chepachet, Mother’s Day Wine & Cheesecake, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mulberry Vineyards and Who Cut the Cheesecake are partnering up to bring together the best dessert and wine. Tickets $15 here.

Grace Note Farm, 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road, Pascoag, Mother’s Day concert with Yunwen Chen & Xiyu Deng, 2 p.m. Tickets $30. For reservations call 401-567-0354.

Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Open Mic with Don Colt, 7 p.m.

Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, One2 Taco food truck 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, The Po’ Boys, 2-5 p.m.

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

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