Activities This Week

July 19, 2021

What's Happening in Smithfield this Week

RIDE Summer Learning Opportunities

In alignment with a top recommendation from the Learning, Equity, and Accelerated Pathways (LEAP) Task Force to expand students’ access to extended learning opportunities, RIDE through Enrollri.org, a one-stop-shop for free courses administered by colleges, local education agencies (LEAs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and municipalities, made available over 5,700 seats spanning 288 courses offered by 61 providers for students statewide.


To explore available learning opportunities, follow this link https://enrollri.org/acn

Take A Hike!

Did you know that Smithfield is home to 7 scenic walking trails? Minutes from your front door you can find enjoy the beauty and adventure of hiking through marked trails maintained by the Smithfield Nature Conservatory. Printable trail maps are available on their website. To find out more, go to: https://www.smithfieldri.com/seven-scenic-walks/

Summer Recreation Programs

Tennis Lessons – All Ages –


Tennis lessons are taught for boys, girls and adults and all sessions are held Monday thru Friday starting at the end of June for 7 weeks. All ages and levels of ability are welcome to participate. A registration fee is charged for this program.


To regisiter, email Tennis Instructor: Julie Reddy smithfieldrectennis@gmail.com

East Smithfield Library

Audubon Story Time

July 19, 2021

10:30 am - 11:00 am

This storytime is for children from preschool through grade two and is put on by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.

You can expect a special animal visitor at this storytime. Can you guess what it might be?


To register, follow this link: http://myespl.org/events/audubon-story-time-habitats/

Craft Wednesday: Make Your Own Stamps

July 21, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program is for children ages 5 and older. In this program, children will make their own stamps out of special foam. Then, we will use ink with stamps to make different designs on paper.

Sign-up is required. The program will be outside, weather dependent.

To register, follow this link: http://myespl.org/events/craft-wednesdays-make-your-own-stamps/

Snapology: STEAM Fantasy Workshop

July 22, 2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this Lego-based program, children will create their own mythical creatures, develop a storyline for a unique fairytale and create a special fantasy map.

This program is for children ages 5 to 12. Sign-up is required.

To register, follow this link: http://myespl.org/events/snapology-steam-fantasy-workshop/

Fiddle N’ Fun

July 26, 2021

10:30 am - 11:15 am

This fun interactive musical performance is for preschool children and older and their families.

To register, follow this link: http://myespl.org/events/fiddle-n-fun/

Greenville Library

Bedtime Story Hour

July 19, 2021

6:30 to 7 PM

Children ages 3-6 are invited to join Miss Patty on Google Meet for a fun and interactive storytime before heading off to sleep. Wear your pajamas & bring your favorite bedtime pal!


To register, follow this link: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=GREENVILL&EventID=6693877&sw=1536

Pet Show and Tell

Does your dog or cat do a silly trick? Have a hamster or lizard who loves to be on camera? Children of all ages are invited to join Miss Patty on Google Meet to show off their pets! Don't have any pets? You can still join in the fun by sharing your favorite stuffed animal!


To register, follow this link: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=GREENVILL&EventID=6693718&sw=1536

RI Department of Education

Registration Now Open for NAMI Family to Family Course

NAMI Rhode Island (the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) will offer a Family-to-Family course beginning Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. This is a free and virtual 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. For more information and/or to register for this evidence-based program, visit namirhodeisland.org, call 401-331-3060 or email beth@namirhodeisland.org

Parent and Child Resources

The following resources are available to all school-age children and families in RI.

Kids' Link RI

Kids’ Link RI™ is a behavioral health triage service and referral network. A program offered in collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Bradley Hospital, Kids’ Link RI is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help triage children and youth in need of mental health services and refer them to treatment providers.​


The free, confidential phone line, 1-855-543-5465, connects parents and caregivers to an experienced clinician that can help them access children’s services in Rhode Island, and determine the best place to go for treatment and counseling.

Contact Kids’ Link RI™ if your child is:

  • Feeling excessive anger or sadness.
  • Lashing out at siblings, friends, and adults.
  • Having behavior problems at school.
  • Having severe worries.
  • Hurting himself/herself or others.


Additional information can be found on the website: https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/kids-link-ri

Bradley Access Center

The Access Center at Bradley Hospital fields hundreds of calls per week from physicians, parents, schools, and community providers.


Clinicians are specially trained to perform evaluations for children and adolescents in need of inpatient, outpatient, or partial hospitalization and will direct each child to the most appropriate and effective services for his or her needs.


The Access Center is not open on weekends. Patients in need of emergency services during those hours should be referred to their local hospital emergency room.


For assistance, please call:


Bradley Hospital - KIDS' LINK RI
1-855-543-5465

Hasbro Children's Hospital
401-444-4779