Coyotes, Ann & Hope screening & substance ABCs: Five things to know in Glocester this week

Red Herring will play at Cady's Tavern on Saturday.

Ann & Hope film screening

Harmony Library will host a screening of a 30-minute documentary by filmmaker, David Lawlor on the story of the Ann & Hope mill building in Cumberland on Tuesday, Jan. 16 starting at 6 p.m. Learn how originally, the Ann & Hope was a merchant ship and the owners decided to invest in the booming textile industry. Lawlor has a degree in film studies from Suffolk University and is founder of the company Run of the Mill that specializes in traditional and drone photography.

To attend, register via the library website at or or by calling 949-2850.

Substance use & vaping ABCs

Ponaganset High School will be hosting a virtual event on () Jan. 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom on the ABCS of Substance Use and Vaping. This interactive confidential event will aim to provide participants with valuable resources and practical strategies to help effectively communicate with teens about the topics.

To register for the event, visit


Mating season for coyotes will be starting soon, and Glocester residents are reminded to use caution with pets, especially at night. From late January to late March, coyotes become more active and aggressive towards larger breeds of male dogs because they are seen as a threat. Removing any food sources from yards can help to keep them away, and pets should be kept on leash to prevent attacks.


At Hill’s Tavern at 417 Putnam Pike, DJ Phantom’s 30th Birthday Bash will take place on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., with music by DJ Wisevlad and DJ Midnight. Wayne Russo and Petty Diamond will perform at the tavern on Sunday, Jan. 21, with a show starting at 2 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern at 2168 Putnam Pike will host an evening with Nolan Leite on Friday starting at 7 p.m., and Red Herring on Saturday, at 8 p.m. On Sunday, Cady’s hosts its weekly Roadhouse Blues Jam every Sunday starting at 3 p.m.

Town meetings

The Glocester School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Budget Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Town Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda will be posted 48 hours in advance on the Secretary of State’s website here.

The Glocester Planning Board workshop originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16 has been cancelled.

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