The ‘Third Way,’ adult tennis & The Live Music Band: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

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The Northmen Hoops program held final games last week and congratulated all of its summer champs. Credit: Northmen Hoops

Freshman Orientation

North Smithfield Public Schools will hold freshman orientation on Thursday, August 24, an opportunity for incoming students to tour the school, meet the staff and learn about the environment at North Smithfield High School. The event will take place from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the school at 412 Greenville Road. Parents and guardians are asked to RSVP here.

The Third Way

The Care Concierge of New England and Gold Door Realty, both North Smithfield-based businesses, are offering a presentation on Tuesday, August 22 called “The Third Way: What is ‘Assisted’ Living?

“Families typically have a lot of questions about what Assisted Living is and isn’t,” said Paul Jones, owner of the Care Concierge, a senior-care focused referral agency working in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Concierges work with families to navigate senior care and/or living options, including Assisted Living and Dementia Care. “I have seen first-hand how overwhelmed families can become while trying to figure out all the different senior care options. Our hope is this presentation will give families an opportunity to ask questions and dispel some misconceptions they might have about senior care.”

The presentation will give attendees the opportunity to learn what assisted living is, the different types there are, and how to pay for it. It is being provided free of charge at the office of newly established Gold Door Realty, owned by Kamil Sarji. Opened in 2023, Gold Door Realty is an independent brokerage with agents licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The event will be held at the agency’s co-op space at 585 Smithfield Road starting at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to RSVP to (401) 343-7007.

Entertainment

North Smithfield Parks Recreation’s summer concert series continues this week with a free performance by The Live Music Band at the Town Hall gazebo on Thursday, August 24 starting at 6 p.m.. Residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the show, with food trucks on site.

The Beef Barn Restaurant’s weekly car shows continue Tuesday, weather permitting, starting at 4 p.m. with visitors invited to view antique and unique vehicles in the back fields of the restaurant at 200 Industrial Drive. On Sunday, this restaurant hosts outdoor yoga on the back fields at 9 a.m. for $10.

Lindy’s Tavern will host Bike Night on Thursday, August 24 starting at 6 p.m. On Friday, August 25 AK Cody will play in the restaurant’s Plastic Palace starting at 8 p.m., and Cool Beans will perform on Saturday. Sunday, Don Colt will host the weekly open mic starting at 3 p.m.

Adult tennis

Sign ups are now open for a six-week adult tennis clinic to be held on Saturdays at the North Smithfield High School tennis courts. The cost for the beginner or intermediate Parks and Recreation programs is $90, beginning Sept. 9. Space is limited and participants are asked to register here.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, August 21 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 22 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Planning Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, August 24 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda is here.

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