Dodgeball tournament, History night: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

The North Smithfield Heritage Association held a Nature and History Walk on Sunday, an annual hike through three historic cemeteries, the ruins of two 18th century farmsteads, the "Great Stonewall," a quarry, and by the Slatersville Reservoir.

Dress drive

An effort by a North Smithfield High School senior to collect dresses so that all of her peers can attend prom kicks off on Tuesday, March 15, with gently used semi-formal and formal dresses to be accepted in the main foyer of the school.

Student Megan Masi’s “Cinderella Dress Drive” will run through March 22, and her classmates will have the chance to choose from the donated gowns on Friday, March 25.

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

History night

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will offer a presentation by horticulturist and author Mark Richardson at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Heritage Hall at 101 Green St.  Richardson, who lives in Uxbridge, Mass., is the director of horticulture for the New England Wild Flower Society in Framingham, which was founded in 1900 to “promote and conserve the region’s native plants to create healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.”

His book, “Native Plants for New England Gardens,” culls the expertise of the New England Wild Flower Society to help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease, and encourage biodiversity.

Participants may attend in person at Heritage Hall or via Zoom at  

The book will be available for purchase at the end of the event. 

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Dodgeball tournament

North Smithfield High School Seniors Stevan Reyes and Sirannee Caron are inviting residents to an all-ages dodgeball tournament to raise funds for their senior project. The goal is to raise enough money to build a playground at a school in Guatemala.

The tournament will take place Friday, March 18 starting at 6 p.m. in the NSHS gymnasium, and teams of eight players each are invited to sign up. Participants can be middle/high school students and parents/adults and only the team captain needs to register.

Teams must sign up before Wednesday, March 16 here.

Questions can be directed to [email protected],

Kindergarten registration

Registration is now open for students attending kindergarten at North Smithfield Elementary School for the 2022/2023 school year. To begin the process, learn about the paperwork needed and watch an informational video visit Registration is open through April 14 to all North Smithfield children who will turn five by August 31.

For more information call (401) 765-2260.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 15 starting at 5:45 p.m. followed by a joint budget meeting with the Town Council starting at 7 p.m. in the North Smithfield Middle School cafeteria. Participation will be allowed both in person and via Zoom through links found here and here.

The North Smithfield Sewer Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 16 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda and link to attend are here.

The Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council chambers at 83 Greene St. The meeting will also be live-streamed on YouTube with the agenda and link found here.

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