The weekend: 30 things to do, with crafting, music, gun courses & more in northern RI

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Down to Earth will play at Pascoag Cafe Friday night

Northern, RI – It’s a long, President’s Day weekend and the start of winter break for Rhode Island students, and there’s plenty happening in northern Rhode Island.

Welcome to the return of, The Weekend, our roundup of all the best events, activities and entertainment you can find right here in a three-town radius.

This weekend, there are several courses for those interesting in learning or sharpening their shooting skills. Are knitting or crafting more your speed? Check out a knitting circle or workshop for the kids.

However you spend your time, we hope you enjoy it, and consider checking out these great local organizations and venues.

Friday, February 16

Open Game Night, Jesse Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, 5 to 8 p.m. The Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition event is open to youth in grades 6th through 12 featuring OneUp Games and has a strict, “no in and out,” policy.

Down to Earth, Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St., Pascoag, 8 p.m.- midnight. No cover.

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

Nicole Slepuhova, Elayna’s, 88 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 8 p.m.

David Cross, Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Harrisville, 8 p.m.

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

Meat raffle, 8 p.m. DJ Wisevlad Birthday Celebration, 8:30- 12:30 a.m., Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville

Saturday, February 17

Heritage Walk, exploring Booth Pond, Pine Hill and Souza Farm, North Smithfield, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a walk with participants to meet at the Aldi’s parking lot at Dowling Village.

Community yoga class, Good Working, 585 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, 10-11 a.m. Suitable for beginners. 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.

Red Dot Pistol Course, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn how to use pistol mounted optics for self-defense with a live fire component. Cost is $50 for members and $75 non-members. Register & pay to reserve a seat at https://forms.gle/bSA8FK9hSoXkwkxd8

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.

Teen volunteer hours, North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., Slatersville, 10 a.m.-noon. Volunteer opportunity for those in grades 6-12, looking for community service hours. View more information here. 

Mandala Dot Art, The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 1-2:30 p.m. Fee is $10 per child and $15 per adult.

Meat raffle, The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, 3 p.m. Tickets are 6 for $5 and can be purchased in advance at the bar. 

Client & Friend Appreciation Night, Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a night of food and drink with Skyview Realty and the Law Offices of Sean Elliot. Registration required by texting a name and email to (401) 401-0289.

Trivia Night, Tavern 6 two 1, 621 Pound Hill Road, North Smithfield, 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door with the North Smithfield Republican Town Committee

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

Trigger South, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

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

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

Mike Peloquin Acoustics, Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville, 8 p.m.

BHS Boys Hockey Team fundraiser for Between the Cracks, Levy Rink, 425 East Ave., Harrisville, 8:30 p.m. Final home game of the season. Monetary donations accepted and a BTC representative will be present for any questions

DJ Wisevlad Birthday Celebration II, Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St. Pascoag, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 18

NRA Basic Pistol Course for beginners, MTR Shooting Range, 229 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk ins welcome

Range Safety Officer, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures; range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Cost is $75 for members and $125 non-members. Register & pay to reserve a seat at https://forms.gle/q6czXfNW5igeunJf8

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

Jesse Desorcy & Co., Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 19

Mammoth Mills Park Cleanup, Mill Street, North Smithfield, 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet to continue the cleanup with the North Smithfield Heritage Association. All are asked to join. Questions can be directed to Richard Keene at (401) 447-6394. 

RI Qualification Course, MTR Shooting Range, 229 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk ins welcome

February School Vacation Workshop – Cardboard Owl, Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, 2-3:30 p.m. Call or register online at www.ArtBoxStudioRI.com.

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