The forecast for Johnston calls for 70 degree weather and sun Friday, with some clouds Saturday, then a 40 percent chance of rain on Sunday — so get out and enjoy some of these great events, early if you can.
The big event for Johnstonians this weekend is the 26th Annual Johnston Apple Fest Saturday and Sunday, put on by the North Central Chamber of Commerce. The event kicks off with an opening parade at 11 a.m. Like Pie Eating Contests, Touch a Truck shows and bubble parties? You're in luck.
It's also the penultimate weekend at the Rustic Tri-Vue Drive-In. They're featuring a special Simon Pegg double feature with Shaun of the Dead and World's End, as well as The Conjuring based on events that occurred in Northern RI.
Here's the line-up for Sept. 20 and 21:
- Shaun of the Dead [R] with World's End [R]
- Insidious 2 [PG-13] with The Conjuring [R]
- Planes [PG] with Monsters University [PG]
And before they close for the season on Sept. 28, be sure to pick up the new Rustic Drive-In tee-shirt available at the concession stand. $18, made by Hemlock Ink Custom Screenprinting.
If apples aren't your thing, check out a Guided Hike of Connors Farm & Jim Russel properties Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Smithfield at Connors Farm Conservation Area & Jim Russell Land Trust Property courtesy of the Smithfield Land Trust & Smithfield Conservation Commission.
Or, you can check out bicyclists from near and far in the 2013 Woony River Ride, set for Sept. 21. The largest fundraiser of the year for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, the ride features four routes, with two of them taking in the scenery along the Woonasquatucket in Johnston and other surrounding communities.
You can also spend some time at the Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday, a public event celebrating the start of the autumn. Enjoy pumpkin related events, food, entertainment, community service information fair and more on the grounds of North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road. Call the Town of North Smithfield 401-767-2200.
If the weather holds, or if rain is no impediment, you can check out the CVS Caremark 5K in Providence Sunday - The annual CVS Caremark 5K road race through the city is sure to provide a thrilling spectacle, especially the festively costumed Youth Race participants from local High Schools.
- 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. — Youth race start times (detailed start time breakdown)
- 11:15 a.m. — 5k Start
- 12:15 p.m. — 3k Start