The weekend: Egg hunts & Saint Patrick’s Day fun among 33 things to do in northern RI

Mapleville Farm is decked out and ready for their Family Dinner Sunday night.

Northern, RI – Welcome to The Weekend, northern Rhode Island, your weekly guide to all that’s happening in our northwest corner of the state.

This week, both the towns of Burrillville and Glocester have free Easter events scheduled for Saturday, so get out the kids’ baskets and enjoy some community fun.

Corned beef anyone? Sunday is Saint Patrick’s Day, and bars and restaurants across the region will offer specials and entertainment over the next three days to mark the occasion.

We didn’t list it here because it’s out of our coverage region, but don’t forget to cheer on the Burrillville Hockey team at their state championship game on Sunday, starting at 7 p.m. at Providence College.

You know the drill, northern RI: however you spend your free time, we hope you enjoy it – and consider checking out these great local events and venues.

Friday, March 15

St. Paddy’s Day Party, Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Harrisville, noon-9 p.m. Johnny’s will fire up the smoker with a special menu.

Fish Fry, Shrine of the Little Flower/St. Therese’s, 35 Dion Drive, Harrisville, 4-7 p.m. Dine in or take out every Friday during lent.

Couple’s Beginner Handgun Course, MTR Shooting Range, 229 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield, 5:30– 8:30 p.m. $200 for two. Students can bring a firearm or rent one. Call (401) 766-0200 to reserve a spot.

O’Kuliana, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 7 p.m. Kick off Saint Patrick’s Day weekend with Irish and standard music

Live music, Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Harrisville, 8 p.m.

Meat raffle, DJ & Karaoke, Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville, 8 p.m.

Friday Night Dance Party with DJ Wisevlad, Elayna’s, 88 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 8:30-12:30

Karaoke, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.

The Aviators will be at Bravo Brewing Company on Saturday.

Saturday, March 16

USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Walk away from this class equipped with the knowledge required to own and carry a concealed firearm properly. The class has a live fire component and the cost is $100 for members and $125 non-members. Register & pay to reserve a seat:

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

Heritage Walk, Forestdale School, 190 School St., North Smithfield, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join the North Smithfield Heritage Association for a tour of Wunnashowatuckqut including Old Harkness Road, High Rocks Gorge, Colony Road and stone features following meeting at schoolhouse

Glocester Libraries Easter Egg Hunt, Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike, Glocester, 10 a.m. Open to children ages 10 and under, no registration is required. Visitors are advised to bring a basket or bag, and arrive 10 minutes early as the hunt will begin when the church bell rings at 10 a.m.

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. 

Eggapalooza, Glad Tiding Community Church, 111 Victory Highway, Chepachet, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All families are welcome to the free, family event, featuring 10,000 eggs in three Easter egg hunts for children in preschool through 5th grade, crafts and activities. The Oatmiel Cafe food truck will also be on site.

Easter Egg Hunt, Branch River Park by Burrillville Middle School, 2220 Broncos Highway, Burrillville, 11 a.m. Kid’s 8 & under are welcome to bring a bag or basket to collect eggs, see the Buckleupallofus the giant blow up Dinosaur balloon and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. The event will also feature an Easter basket raffle and Dinolicious food truck will be on site from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

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

Saint Patrick’s Day projects, The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 1-2:30 p.m. Fee is $10 per child and $15 per adult. 

Left Right Center game play, Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville, 1 p.m. Scott Magill, 8-11 p.m.

The Billy Pilgrim Band is at Cady’s Tavern Saturday night.

Dirty Old Men, Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St., Pascoag, 2-6 p.m. No cover

Grand opening, Beauty’s Edge Salon, 975 East Ave., Oakland, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy desserts, raffles and samples as the business celebrates a move to its new location

The Aviators, Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 6 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Farm to Sandwich food truck, 2-8 p.m.

Meat raffle, The Island , 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, 3:30 p.m. Tickets 6 for $5 with a 50-50 raffle 

Two For The Road, Elayna’s, 88 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 8-11 p.m.

Wicked 80s Party Band, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

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

The Billy Pilgrim Band, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

Intro to Ladies Handgun Course, MTR Shooting Range, 229 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. $125. Students can bring a firearm or rent one. Call (401) 766-0200 to reserve a spot.

St. Patrick’s Day Party, Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, 9:30 a.m. breakfast, Guitar Dave & Fiddler Alex, 2 p.m. Corned beef & drink specials

St. Patrick’s Day Party, Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Irish cocktails, DJ Bats from noon to 3 p.m. Free corned beef & cabbage with drink purchase starting at 1 p.m. with collections for Between the Cracks. Raffles & live music 3 Can Jam, 5-8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Family Dinner, Mapleville Farm at 544 Victory Highway, 3 p.m. Non-alcoholic dinner will feature live music, entertainment, and a meal. Tickets cost $35 plus tax for adults; $15 for kids ages 4-10 and is free for kids ages 3 and under, and can be purchased at the farm or online here.

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

The Rat Pack, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. 2-6 p.m. followed by meat raffle

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