The weekend: Honor the fallen at parades & ceremonies in northern RI

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Commander Raymond Trinque is among those saluting the flag during a Memorial Day service held in Burrillville.

Northern, RI – It’s Memorial Day weekend and as you mark the unofficial start of summer over the long weekend don’t forget to take a moment to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Welcome to The Weekend, northern Rhode Island, our weekly guide to all the events and activities taking place in our three-town radius.

It’s a long weekend, so we’ve included Monday’s Memorial Day remembrances, parade and local ceremonies.

However you spend your time, we always hope you enjoy it, and consider a stop with our great local organizations and venues.

Check out Papa Don’t Preach at Cady”s Tavern Friday night.

Friday, May 24 

Jimi Wilson band, Burrillville Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Burrillville, 6 p.m. on the patio

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

Papa Don’t Preach, 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.

Amber Rose, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 8 p.m.

Illusions, 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 25

E-waste recycling collection, Burrillville Public Works, 200 Clear River Drive, Burrillville, 9 a.m.-noon No appointment is needed and many items are accepted for free at the drive through event, with others accepted for a $10 fee. View more details and a full list here.

Final 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].

NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home course, Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, 10 a.m. Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, with live fire component.Cost is $100 for members and $180 non-members. Register at https://www.wallumlake.com/index.php/events/training

Rat Rukus is at Dev’s Tavern Saturday night.

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.

Pizza & Popcorn at the Park, Burrillville Skate Park, Chapel Street, Harrisville, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Sticks Pizza + Not Your Average Popcorn are teaming up for a day of fun and food. Guests are invited to stay and enjoy their food or grab and go, and to bring their skateboards, bikes and scooters.

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

The Garage Doors, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

Rat Rutkus, 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.

Violin River, 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.

Dirty Old Men, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.

On Sunday, catch Charlie Rock at The Island.

Sunday, May 26

NRA Basic Pistol Course, MTR Guns & Ammo, 229 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield, 9 to 5 p.m. $150 Call to reserve (401) 766-0200

Memorial Day service, Slatersville Cemetery, Green Street, North Smithfield, 1 to 2 p.m. The General Zenas R. Bliss Camp 12 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold a service. For questions, contact Michael Lannigain at [email protected].

Walking tour, Slatersville Cemetery, Green Street, North Smithfield, 1 to 2 p.m. Join a park ranger for a walking tour of Slatersville 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].

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

Charlie Rock, The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, 2 p.m.

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

Steve Smith & the Nakeds, 3 p.m., meat raffle, 7 p.m. Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade, North Main St., Slatersville, 10:30 a.m. The LeClair Kozlik Logan Bassett VFW Post 6342 will hold a procession starting from Brigidos Market and marching down North 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 the pavilion behind Lindy’s Tavern for a free coalition.

Memorial Day Parade, Chepachet Free Will Baptist Church at 1213 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 10:30 a.m. The town of Glocester’s annual parade will be followed by a memorial service at Acotes Cemetery.

Memorial Day ceremony, Veterans Park, East Avenue, Harrisville, 11 a.m. The Burrillville Allied Veterans Council American Legion Posts 17 and 88 and VFW Post 1023 event will include a performance by the Burrillville High School band and select chorus. All are invited to attend and honor those who died in service at the ceremony, to be held rain or shine.

Memorial Day picnic, Glad Tidings Community Church, 111 Victory Highway, Chepachet, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include food trucks, a 19-foot waterslide, and games and activities for adults and children.

Stale Harvest, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 2 p.m

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