Sign unveiling, well water workshop & summer volleyball: Nine things to know in North Smithfield this week

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Volunteers with the North Smithfield Heritage Association cleaned up NS022 Mowry Cemetery last week.

Summer volleyball

Registration is now open for North Smithfield Parks & Recreation’s summer youth volleyball program, to be held Tuesday evenings from July 9 through August 13. The program will be open to youth ages 12 and under from 5 to 6 p.m. and 13 and over from 6 to 7 p.m.

For questions contact Coach DeSousa at (401) 545-0444, or register here.

Spring concerts

The North Smithfield High School Music Department will present their annual Spring Concerts on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, featuring the symphonic and concert bands, and a cabaret-style performance by the choirs. Open ticket sales began today, Monday, May 20 and can be purchased for $10 at the high school main office.

Questions can be directed to Regina McAdam at [email protected].

Sign unveiling

This week, the North Smithfield Heritage Association, in collaboration with the National Park Service, Blackstone River Heritage Corridor, Friends of the Blackstone will unveil a new wayfarer sign at Mommoth Mill Park that was designed and donated by the RiverzEdge Art Project in Woonsocket. The event will be held starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the Mill Street, North Smithfield park, where volunteers will also plant a donated native Tulip Tree.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and learn about local history.

Well water workshop

The North Smithfield Groundwater Protection Committee will host a free educational well water workshop on Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. Learn how to protect your water from pollution, and hear about proper testing and maintenance with well water expert Alyson McCann of the URI Cooperative Extension. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with light refreshments to be served.

Residents can register to attend here, or watch the meeting via live stream here.

Final cemetery tour

The final tour in the series on Hotchkiss Cemetery will take place this Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Take a one hour guided walking tour and learn about the lives of some of the oldest inhabitants of North Smithfield and Smithfield, with highlights to include visiting veterans’ graves, the discovery of the old town tomb and some sad stories that were almost lost to the past.

The tours have been held through April and May in honor of Cemetery Weeks. This special tour will focus on veterans, offering unique insights into their stories, sacrifices, and contributions. Participants may park at Union Cemetery on Smithfield Road, but are asked not park on paved roadways. In case of rain, check the NSHA Facebook page for cancellations.

Memorial Day service

The General Zenas R. Bliss Camp 12 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold a Memorial Day service at NS003 Slatersville cemetery, located off Green Street on Sunday, May 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants should park at North Smithfield Town Hall at 83 Green Street. Next door, a section of the Heritage Hall picket fence will be open for easy access to Heritage Hall grounds, with downstairs restrooms available. For questions, contact Michael Lannigain at [email protected].

Walking tour

Join a park ranger for a walking tour of Slatersville Cemetery on Sunday, May 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. at an event presented in partnership with North Smithfield Heritage Association. Learn the stories of local veterans who served in the Civil War. Participants will meet in front of Heritage Hall at 101 Green St.

For more information contact Mark Mello at [email protected].

Memorial Day parade

The LeClair Kozlik Logan Bassett VFW Post 6342 will hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27 starting from Brigidos Market at 10:30 a.m. The procession will march down Main Street to the Memorial Town Hall at 1 Main St. for a Memorial Ceremony to take place at at 11 a.m. The parade will then continue down School Street and end at thepavilion behind Lindy’s Tavern for a free coalition.

Local scouts, the North Smithfield High School band, police and fire departments, town officials, and veterans plan to participate.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday, May 20 starting at 6:45 p.m. at Town Hall at 83 Green St. The agenda is here.

The North Smithfield School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of North Smithfield Middle School at 1850 Providence Pike. The agenda is here.

A note on town meetings: Meeting agendas published after our weekly “things to know,” articles may not be listed above. Check the Secretary of State’s website for the latest updates.

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