The weekend: Head outside for strawberries, bridge hike and more with 40 things to do in northern RI

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Catch The Winehouse Project Sunday at Mulberry Vineyards.

Northern, RI – The season of outdoor music, farmer’s markets and fishing derbies is fully upon us, and there’s plenty to do and see locally this weekend in northern Rhode Island.

Welcome to The Weekend, our roundup of all the great ways to enjoy your free time while keeping it local, with a little something for everyone, from crafting classes, to outdoor hikes and live music shows. This week, remember the patios are now open at local bars and restaurants including Assado’s, Tavern 6 two 1, Crystal Lake Tavern and Waterfall Cafe; and if you’d like a little entertainment as you relax outside, Mulberry Vineyards will feature The Winehouse Project.

As always, enjoy your time, and consider a stop at these great local venues.

Check out Riff Raff at The Island Friday night.

Friday, June 7 

Live music, Burrillville Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Burrillville, 6 p.m. on the patio

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

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble. Tickets cost $27 or $23 for students, seniors and military members and can be purchased here.

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

Neal & the Vipers, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 8 p.m.

The Earthmen, 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, 8:30 p.m. See schedule and buy tickets here.

Lizzie & Jeremy, Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Harrisville, 8 p.m.

Karaoke, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 8 p.m.- midnight

TGIF Dance Party, Elayna’s, 88 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Neal & the Vipers is at Lindy’s on Friday

Saturday, June 8

Family Garden Fair, Reuben Mason Historic Site, 1043 Putnam Pike, Glocester, 9 a.m.-noon. Glocester historians and URI master gardeners will share information about Glocester history and gardening. Bring a soil sample for testing and find out what amendments it needs. There will be activities for children, including a nature-themed scavenger hunt.

Fishing Derby, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Burrillville, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to children with disabilities, with poles, worms and assistance provided, along with free food and raffles with prizes for participants. For questions contact [email protected].

Pick your own strawberries, Goodwin Brothers Farm Stand, 458 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $4.50/lb.

Sea Turtle Canvass Painting, Listen to Your Art, 27 Tourtellot Hill Road, Chepachet, 9-10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6-12, $20. Register here.

Shredding/E-waste collection, North Smithfield Highway Department, 281 Quaker Highway, North Smithfield, shredding, 8 a.m. to noon, e-waste collection, 9 a.m. to noon. Residents can drop-off computers, TVs, monitors, printers, small household appliances, air conditioners, and more.

The Aviators will be at Pints for Vets at Bravo Brewing Company

Book sale, Jesse Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, 9 a.m.-noon. To benefit Friends of the library. STEM Saturday for Kids, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Drop in style, best for kids ages 4-12

Ponaganset Covered Bridge trail hike, Ponaganset High School, 137 Anan Wade Road, North Scituate, 9-11 a.m. Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor walk will take place on the cross-country track behind the PHS. Meet at the north parking lot

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

Burrillville Farmer’s Market, Stillwater Mill Pavilion, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Local vendors and farmers offering fresh produce, local meats, honey, farm-fresh goods, goat’s milk soaps, plants, handmade items, and more.

E-waste collection, Mapleville Farm, 544 Victory Highway, Mapleville, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Indie Cycle accepting items with details here.

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.

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

Yarn projects drop in class, The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Fee is $10 per child and $15 per adult.

Pints for Vets with The Aviators, Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, 1 p.m. Enjoy cold beer, food, raffle items, a 50/50, music and more while raising funds for the cause.

David Bernat – Music at the Farm, Grace Note Farm, 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road, Pascoag, 2 p.m. Tickets $30 by calling (401) 567-0354

Sean Ryan, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 2 p.m. Pat Halpin & the 351s, 8 p.m.

Second Hand Smoke, Hill’s Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, 3 p.m.

Spring dinner, St. Joseph’s Church, 183 Sayles Ave., Pascoag, following the 4 p.m. Mass. Tickets cost $15 for adults or $12 for children age 5-12 for a family-style spaghetti and meatball dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and ice cream. The event will also feature raffles.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble. Tickets cost $27 or $23 for students, seniors and military members and can be purchased here.

Liz Boudreau Trio, 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.

Northeast Groove, 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.

David Bernat performs in the latest Music at the Farm.

Sunday, June 9

Fishing Derby, Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Burrillville, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all children under age 16, with poles, worms and assistance provided, along with free food and raffles with prizes for participants. For questions contact [email protected].

Pick your own strawberries, Goodwin Brothers Farm Stand, 458 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $4.50/lb.

Northern RI Firefighters’ League’s Firefighter Memorial, Harmony Fire Department, 194 Putnam Pike, Glocester, 10 a.m.

Open Farm Day, The Rusty Buckle Petting Zoo, 138 Tourtellot Hill Road, Glocester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interact with farm friends, cuddle baby goats, run and jump with an adult goat herd. Rub pigs bellies, snuggle with bunnies and brush mini horses. Petting zoo $3 per visitor, under 3 years old free and pony rides $10 per ride

NASCAR Pascoag, Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St., Pascoag, 1 p.m. qualifying. $10 to enter with cash prizes. Bring your own car or borrow one.

The Winehouse Project, Mulberry Vineyards, 95 Pound Road, Chepachet, 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 with more information here.

Free class: Blue Zones/benefits of plant-based diet, Burrillville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 854 Victory Highway, Mapleville, 2 p.m. Public is welcome to presentation by Dr. Miryam Boucher

David Bernat – Music at the Farm, Grace Note Farm, 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road, Pascoag, 2 p.m. Tickets $30 by calling (401) 567-0354

Jake Frezza, Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, 4 p.m.

Drag Show – SOLD OUT Dev’s Tavern, 341 Chapel St., Harrisville, 5 p.m.

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

Three screens of movies, Rustin Tri-View Drive In, 1195 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, 8:30 p.m. See schedule and buy tickets here.

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