Flags for veterans, clam cakes & gazebo music: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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Members of the North Smithfield Heritage Association did work last week at Hitchkiss Cemetery that included raising and resetting a slate headstone and foot stone.

Flag program

The North Smithfield Heritage Association is now offering to fly the memorial flags of deceased veterans for periods of 30 days at Memorial Town Hall. The organization will also publish a brief biography of each honoree’s military service in their monthly newsletter. NSHA will return the flag to the family at the end of the 30 day period, or continue to fly the flag until it is replaced by another, depending upon the family’s wishes.

To participate, email nsha@nsheritageassn.com or call (401) 651-6316.

Chowder & Clam Cake fundraiser

Troop 438 North Smithfield will host a Chowder and Clam Cake Fundraiser with Mickey G’s Clam Shack at Pacheco Park on Thursday, July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The troop will sell meals of chowder and cakes, or chicken fingers and French fries for $15 each, with proceeds to support the troop’s ongoing activities.

First summer concert

After you grab your clam cakes this Thursday, head on over to Green Street for the town’s first summer concert of 2023. The series, put on annually by the Parks & Recreation Department, begins on Thursday, July 20 with All About Amy from 6-8 p.m. at the gazebo behind Town Hall at 83 Green St.

Preview signup

Town-based director Christian de Rezendes has scheduled a preview of the first episode of Season 2 of Slatersville, America’s First Mill Village, to be held at the Museum of Work and Culture’s Annual Labor Day Open House on Monday, Sept. 4. Seating is limited for the screening and guests are asked to register by emailing mowc@rihs.org.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, July 17 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Greene St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 18 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of North Smithfield Middle School at 1850 Providence Pike. The agenda is here.

The Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 20, to begin with a walk of the former school property at 358 Victory Highway at 5 p.m. After the walk, the committee will convene for a meeting at Town Hall at 83 Greene St. at 6:45 p.m. That agenda is here.

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