The weekend: Car shows, Vendor Fair & live music among 37 things to do in northern RI

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Catch the Bombshell Betties at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club on Sunday

Northern, RI – Ahhh… the sunshine!

It’s on track to be a *mostly beautiful weekend in northern Rhode Island and we’ve got you covered with plenty to do and see close to home.

Highlights this week include two large car shows, plant sales – of course – and all the live music a fan could ask for – including a few outdoor shows.

However you spend your free time, as always, enjoy it, and we hope you consider a stop at our great local businesses and events.

Send your special events and happenings to [email protected].

The Core will play at Lindy’s Plastic Palace Friday night

Friday, May 17 

Rich Polseno & Chris Quiray, Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 6-9 p.m. Sticks Pizza food truck on site

Meat raffle, Pascoag Cafe, 150 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 6 p.m.

The Core, The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, 7 p.m.

3 Can Jam, Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St., Pascoag, 8 p.m. to midnight

The Infinite Groove, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

Meat raffle, 8 p.m. Friday Night Dance Party, 8:30 p.m. Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville

Three screens of movies, Rustin Tri-View Drive In, 1195 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 8 p.m. See schedule and buy tickets here.

True North, Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Harrisville, 8 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 18

Plant sale, Mapleville Farm, 544 Victory Highway, Mapleville, 8 a.m. Event is free to attend with many vegetable plants for sale.

Spring Vendor Fair, First Universalist Church, 134 Main St., Harrisville, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature vendors, a Church yard sale, and Harrisiville history walks led by the President of the Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society. Walks start at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon and are free to attend. The rain date of the event is Sunday, May 19.

Plant sale, Agricultural building behind Ponaganset High School, 137 Anan Wade Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Ponaganset chapter of the Future Farmers of America will have hanging baskets, annuals, bedding plants vegetables and geraniums for sale, with all proceeds to benefit the group.

Cemetery Tour, Hotchkiss Cemetery, Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, 9 a.m. to noon. North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a one hour guided walking tour. Free & open to the public. In case of rain, check the NSHA Facebook page for cancellations.

ATA Registered Marathon Trap Targets, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sign-up and pre-squad by contacting John Ruggieri at [email protected].

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

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.

Hot Piston Car Show, North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Presented by Gracie Mae, the event will feature food trucks and music, with all proceeds to benefit the Matthew Dennison Foundation, which provides college scholarships and hockey-based assistance to individuals and organizations in need. Admission is free for spectators and vehicle admissions cost $15, with all years welcome.

Beekeeping workshop & honey tasting, North Smithfield Library, 20 Main St., Slatersville, 11 a.m. Join Calvin Alexander from the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association for a family friendly presentation to learn all about beekeeping. Register by visiting https://nspl.evanced.info/signup or calling 401-767-2780.

Children’s Storywalk – Ocean Meets Sky, Pascoag Library, 57 Church St., Pascoag, 11 a.m.

Radio Badland will be at The Island Saturday night

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

RI Raptors Softball traveling league’s Bash in the Boonies, Hauser Field, Howard Avenue, Burrillville, noon. 10U tournament.

Drop in class – Bird House Project, The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 1-2:30 p.m. $10 per child and $15 per adult.

Meat raffle, 3 p.m., Radio Badland, 7 p.m. The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield

The Aviator’s, Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 6-9 p.m.

So Many Rhodes, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

Mel & Gilly Duo, Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville, 8 p.m

Three screens of movies, Rustin Tri-View Drive In, 1195 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 8 p.m. See schedule and buy tickets here.

Heather Deary, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 8 p.m.

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

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

Jim Atkinson Band, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

It’s…Back In the Day at Hill’s Tavern Sunday

Sunday, May 19

May Breakfast, Chepachet Union Church, 1138 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 7 to 10 a.m. To benefit Troop 44 Glocester. Tickets cost $10 with children 5 and under to eat free, and Dino’s receipts will be collected.

Plant sale, Mapleville Farm, 544 Victory Highway, Mapleville, 8 a.m. Event is free to attend with many vegetable plants for sale.

Sip & Stroll, Rise Up Nutrition, 900 Victory Highway, unit 17, Slatersville, 9 a.m. to noon. Guests are invited to check out local artisans and vendors while sipping on their favorite shake or tea.

Opening Day for Sporting Clays, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 9 a.m. Eleven stations and 50 targets. Registration fees is $15 for members, $20 for non-members or $10 for juniors

Sunday Funday for Vets Car Show, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Event will feature pre-1980s vehicles alongside the Bombshell Betties, food trucks, vendors, raffles including a 50/50 and live entertainment by Dirty Walter & the Smelltones and The Supermags. Non-perishable foods and hygiene items will be collected, along with donations for Operation Stand Down RI.re.

Free pool all day, Bingo, 1 p.m. Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville. Spots are limited and should be reserved

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

Back In the Day, 3 p.m., meat raffle, 7 p.m. Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet

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