Five things you need to know this weekend in Burrillville

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Earth Day Cleanup Tomorrow

The town of Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department will host an Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 21 starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the Department of Public Works at 92 North Main Street in Pascoag.

The Burrillville Land Trust will also host a cleanup on Saturday, at The Edward D. Vock Conservation Area. Volunteers will gather at the corner of Olney Keech Road and Jackson School House Road in Pascoag starting at 9 a.m. Gloves and bags will be provided. Call (401) 447-1560 with any questions.

Opening Day

Burrillville Little League will hold their opening day ceremonies starting at noon on Saturday, April 21 at the field at Casino Avenue in Mapleville. The league will hold a throwback game following the opening day ceremony played by 12-year-olds in the program, as well as a home run derby that is free for all 12 year old players. All players are welcome to join the home run derby with a $5 entry fee. The event will also include a 50/50 raffle and the snack bar will be open.

Participants sought for Family Fair

The Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department is planning the 27th Anniversary Family Fair for Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stillwater Mill Center. A rain date is planned for Saturday, June 23.

Participation will be open to local businesses, organizations, and agencies both local and statewide. No selling or money can be exchanged for sales of any kind at the fair.

Parks and Recreation Department is collaborating with the Farmer’s Market and the Jesse Smith Library to organize the fair, themed “Old Time Family Fun Fair.” It will feature traditional fair activities and games with an old fashioned twist. There will also be food, demonstrations, raffles, giveaways, face painting, games, a pie eating contest, entertainment and a Farmer’s Market.

Participants are invited to set up booths illustrating their organization’s services and programs. The event is a chance to showcase organizations, network and share with others, both professionally and with the community, free of charge. Tables, chairs, extension cords, signage, and/or an anchored canopy are the responsibility of the participants. Space is limited. Burrillville community groups and non-profits receive first priority.

To register, fill out the form located on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page here
or for more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 568-9470; e-mail parksandrec@burrillville.org.

No New Power Plant fundraiser Saturday

On Saturday, April 21 No New Power Plant will hold a wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Purple Cat Winery. Tickets to the event cost $20 and must be purchased in advance at East Coast Artisans at 78 N. Main St. in Pascoag.

Weekend fun

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern at 2692 Victory Highway has live entertainment tonight with band True North playing, starting at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, the Boston Bruins take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in round 1, game five of the playoffs. The game starts at 8 p.m. and will be televised on NBC.

 

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Sandy Seoane is the founder, publisher, and editor of Northern Rhode Island News On the Web. A SUNY Albany graduate with more than eight years experience covering news in the Blackstone Valley, Seoane previously worked for The Valley Breeze and Woonsocket Patch.