The weekend: 42 things to do in northern Rhode Island

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Route 6 featuring Virna Brown will by at Lindy's Plastic Palace Friday night.

Northern, RI – The formula is simple.

We: Scour every source available to bring you a list of all the awesome events and activities taking place in the three towns we cover.

You: Make the most of your free time while keeping it local – and help out our small businesses and organizations in the process.

With milder weather finally upon us, it’s a busy weekend locally, as Earth Day events and clean ups continue, a local drive-in opens for the season,and baseball leagues get underway. You won’t have to drive far to find parades, fundraisers, performances, live music and more.

And so, without further ado, we present The Weekend. As always, we hope you enjoy it.

Friday, April 26 

Customer Appreciation Day, Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Burrillville, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Wish the Hanaways well as they embark on new adventures and enjoy specials and half off swag.

Burrillville High School Senior Class fundraiser, The Taco Shop, 459 Chapel St., Harrisville, 3-8 p.m. Food & raffles, including a 50/50

Bingo, St. Joseph Church Hall, 183 Sayles Ave., Pascoag, 6-8:30 p.m. $10 admission includes 12 games and cash prizes will be awarded. Food, beverages and baked good available for purchase. For questions call (401) 568-2411

Meat raffle, Pascoag Cafe, 150 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 6 p.m.

Little Shop of Horrors, Burrillville High School auditorium, 425 East Ave., Harrisville, 7 p.m. The Burrillville High School Theatre Club will offer tickets for $10 for students or $15 for adults, available at the door.

Youth Safe Rally, Glad Tidings Community Church, 111 Victory Highway, Chepachet. 7 p.m. For youth, leaders and parents with games and giveaways followed by a presentation by the Rhode Island State Police. Community event free of charge with no registration required.

Opening night, Rustic Tri-View Drive In, 1195 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, Movies start at 8 p.m. See schedule and buy tickets here.

Route 6 featuring Virna Brown, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 8 p.m.

Po Boys, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

Kalifornia Karl, Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Harrisville, 8 p.m.

Meat raffle, 8 p.m. Dance Party, 8:30 p.m. Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville

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

Catch Po Boys at Cady’s Tavern Friday night.

Saturday, April 27

Clean & Green Day, North Smithfield Town Hall, 83 Green St., North Smithfield, 8 a.m. – noon. Organizers will pass out t-shirts and cleaning supplies, and offer coffee and doughnuts to volunteers. Groups can choose an area to clean and register at the event website here, or just show up that morning.

Burrillville Boys Lacrosse fundraiser, New Rhode Nutrition, 1452 Broncos Highway, Burrillville, 8 a.m.-noon. Enjoy shakes and raffles, including a 50/50 to benefit the team.

Final day in business, Chum’s Electro & Hardware, 66 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 50 percent off everything

Opening Day for Burrillville Girls Softball, Hauser Field, Howard Avenue, Burrillville, 9 a.m. Parade will walk along Church Street, then visit the field to support players and grab food from The Raptor’s Restaurant.

Kindergarten support session, North Smithfield Elementary School, 2214 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, 9-11 a.m. Those who need help registering or submitting the required documents are welcome. Questions can be directed to (401) 765-2260.

ATA Registered Marathon Trap Targets, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sign-up and pre-squad by contacting John Ruggieri at ruggieri89@gmail.com.

Cemetery Tour, Hotchkiss Cemetery, Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, 9 a.m. to noon. North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a one hour guided walking tour. Free & open to the public. In case of rain, check the NSHA Facebook page for cancellations.

Free yoga class, Good Working, 585 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, 9-10 a.m. Join Ashley Sarji for an all levels class.

Opening Day Glocester Little League, Acotes Field, 1075 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 10 a.m.-noon Parade followed by opening ceremonies, with snack shed open

Drug take back, North Smithfield Police Department, 575 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop off any expired, unwanted or unused controlled substances.

Drug take back, Glocester Police Department, 162 Chopmist Hill Road, Glocester, 10 a.m.- noon. Drop off any expired, unwanted or unused controlled substances.

Backyard BBQ class, Chepachet Union Church, 1138 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Big Bobby’s Q will show guests how to smoke the best pulled pork, chicken and ribs, with free Manchester pellets for attendees. The cost is $75 per person and participants can sign up by calling (508) 662-2164 or emailing harmonybuilders@verizon.net.

Knitting Circle, The Hen House, 1189 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 10 a.m.-noon Every Saturday. Bring in any project – knit, crochet, or other needlework – you are working on. The group also enjoys doing yarn swaps, needle/hook swaps and book/pattern swaps.

Touch-a-Truck, Wright’s Dairy Farm, 200 Woonsocket Hill Road, North Smithfield, noon to 3 p.m. The free event is open for all ages and will take place rain or shine. Check out the farm trucks at the working dairy farm and bakery.

Weekly authors’ visit, Job Armstrong House, 1181 Putnam Pike, Glocester, noon- 4 p.m. Book fair along with authors expected in attendance.

Spring Pop-Up Market, Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 1 to 4 p.m. The Burrillville Farmer’s Market will feature baked goods, artisanal items, fresh meats and more, with live music by The Tom White Trio Band.

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

Little Shop of Horrors, Burrillville High School auditorium, 425 East Ave., Harrisville, shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Burrillville High School Theatre Club will offer tickets for $10 for students or $15 for adults, available at the door.

Who Shot JR, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 2 p.m. No Rulz, 8:30 p.m.

Trivia night, Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Green St., North Smithfield, 6 p.m. The evening will include dinner and dessert, and each table will compete. Free will offerings will be accepted. To sign up call (401) 769-2773 or email slatersvillechurch@gmail.com.

Tequila Jim, Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, 7:30 p.m.

Three screens of movies, Rustin Tri-View Drive In, 1195 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 8 p.m. See schedule and buy tickets here.

Porch Rockers, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 8 p.m.

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

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

Brothers All Band, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

All About Amy, Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville, 9 p.m

Saturday night at Toti’s – it’s Tequila Jim.

Sunday, April 28

NRA Basic Pistol Course, MTR Guns & Ammo, 229 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring a firearm or rent one. Cost $150. Register by calling (401) 766-0200

Free pool all day, Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville

Exit 17, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 3 p.m. Meat raffle, 7 p.m.

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

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