Broncopalooza, First day of fall: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend

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Broncopalooza

Head over to Burrillville Middle School on Saturday, Sept. 22 for Broncopalooza. Support local organizations while enjoying games, facepainting, photobooths, food, and more between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Indoor/outdoor yard sale

St. Joseph Church will host an indoor/outdoor yard sale this weekend, rain or shine. There will be furniture, clothing toys, household items and more for sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 183 Sayles St. in Pascoag.

First day of fall

Sunday is the first day of fall and there are plenty of great ways to kick off the season in the region this weekend. Events in neighboring towns include the Fall Festival at Seven Cedars Farm in Smithfield; the Plainville Fall Festival; a pumpkin carving demo at Wojcik’s Farm in Blackstone; and Touch-a-Truck at the North Smithfield Police Department. The Big E also continues this weekend in Springfield, Mass.

Corpse opens

Gerald Moon’s comedy mystery Corpse opens this weekend at The Assembly Theatre. The show will take place Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and Sundays 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. at the East Avenue theater. Tickets cost $15. For reservations and more information call 568-2929.

de la Cruz wins in final tally

Jessica de la Cruz of North Smithfield has secured the Republican nomination for the District 23 Senate seat representing Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester. de la Cruz ran against Burrillville Town Council President John Pacheco in a primary race to fill the seat held by retiring Sen. Paul Fogarty.

It was a tight race between the two Republican candidates with just 13 votes separating them before provisional votes were counted. The state Board of Elections posted final results this week with de la Cruz winning 646 to Pacheco’s 631. Pacheco has said he will not ask for a recount.

Kevin Heitke has secured the Democratic nomination and will run against de la Cruz in November.