Scam alert, Operation Elves: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend

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Fundraisers

Operation Elves will hold a multi-family yard sale for their second summer fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 525 Douglas Pike. Items for sale include households, clothes, toys, dvds and more. They will also be selling chicken and meat empanadas and other food. All proceeds will go to Operation Elves, an organization that helps to spread holiday joy to the less fortunate.

On Sunday, Matthew Zanni for Town Council will host a fundraiser at the Town Common from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with live music, kettle corn and frozen lemonade.

Preseason game

Catch the Burrillville Patriots in a preseason matchup with Pawtucket’s Oakwood Raiders on Sunday, Aug. 26 starting at 9 a.m. at Burrillville High School. Schedule is as follows:

Flag: 9 a.m.
Jr. PeeWee 10 a.m.
Jr Varsity 11:30 a.m.
Varsity 1 a.m.
PeeWee 2:30 a.m.

At the pavilion

On Saturday, visit the Burrillville Farmer’s Market at the Stillwater Mill Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At night, starting at 6 p.m., the Riverwalk Times Concert series presents Lizzie James and the Greystone Rail at the pavilion, a high-spirited band that blends bluegrass, country and contemporary acoustic music.

The Lion King

After the concert on Saturday, head over to the Assembly Theatre to catch The Lion King on the big screen. The donation for the event is $5 and the movie starts at 8:15 p.m.

Know a scam

Telephone and online scams are on the rise and companies including National Grid have put out information to help costumers identify when they could become a victim. Things to watch for include callers asking for a new payment method or websites using addresses or phone numbers that are close to the ones used by a utility company, but slightly different.

Lt. Governor Dan McKee has also teamed up with the Credit Unions of Rhode Island and Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena to address the issue by launching the CU Senior Safeguard, an online educational program developed to fight the financial scams and fraud targeting the elderly.

Through CU Senior Safeguard, credit unions across Rhode Island are certifying their team members with knowledge about elder financial abuse, how to spot it and what to do in response. The program also offers a free online training to equip consumers with the critical knowledge and skills needed to protect loved ones from financial abuse.

Rhode Islanders can participate in the free CU Senior Safeguard training program by visiting BetterValuesBetterBanking.com.