Yoga, snow closures & Galentine’s Court of Honor: Seven things to know in North Smithfield this week

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Kid’s Party

Texas Roadhouse at 39 Dowling Village Blvd. will hold a Valentine’s Day Kid’s Party on Monday, Feb. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests are invited to visit along with Nessa’s Snack Shack for sweet treats and fun.

Snow closures

Officials have announced that North Smithfield Public Schools and town offices will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 13 in anticipation of the oncoming snow, and there will be no trash or recycling pickup. There will be no virtual learning on Tuesday, marking an official snow day for North Smithfield students.

The North Smithfield Police Department has put a parking ban in effect starting at midnight tonight.

The latest projections from the National Weather Service calls for four to eight inches of accumulation in the region.

RIPTA

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will hold public hearings on proposed service changes this week, including one that would see elimination of Route 59x – North Smithfield/Lincoln Mall.

The authority announced that the reductions in service statewide are a direct response to its driver shortage and that the proposed service changes are based on data that identified the lowest performing routes and trip times. Changes include redistributing resources from low-performing routes to high-performing routes.

All input from the public at the hearings will go to RIPTA’s Board of Directors in February and the Board will vote on the proposed service changes at its February 22, 2024, Board meeting. If approved, service changes would go into effect on Saturday, April 6, 2024. For more information on these changes, passengers can visit RIPTA.com/PublicHearings.

The public hearing schedule is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 12
Barrington Public Library
281 County Road, Barrington
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Pawtucket City Hall Council Chambers
137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Providence Foundation
30 Exchange Terrace, Providence
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15
Newport CCRI Auditorium
One John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport
Times: 12:30 – 2 p.m. & 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Galentine’s Day Court of Honor

Scouts BSA Troop 438 North Smithfield will hold a five year anniversary Court of Honor and Galentine’s Day celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 7 p.m. at Scouter’s Hall at 11 Main St. Troops for girls and female Cub Scouts are invited to attend.

Heritage Walk

The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a Heritage Walk on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Booth Pond, Pine Hill and Souza Farm. Participants will meet at the Aldi’s parking lot at Dowling Village.

Community yoga class

Good Working at 585 Smithfield Road will host a Community Yoga class on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. The class is suitable for beginners, and participants are instructed to bring a yoga mat and water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes. Instructor Ashley Sarji will lead the group in light abdominal work, bodyweight resistance and stretching.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of North Smithfield Middle School at 1850 Providence Pike. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

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