Booster, talks and meetings: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week

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Booster club seeks donations

The Burrillville Baseball Booster Club is seeking donations and gifts to be raffled off during their fundraiser dinner and monthly calendar raffle. The fundraisers give local businesses a chance at exposure, while supporting the group. Donations can be picked up, or mailed to Wendy Chamberlin at 52 Fairbanks Ave., Pascoag, RI 02895. For more information, contact Chamberlin at (401) 651-7722.

Age-Friendly gathering

Age Friendly Rhode Island will hold another meeting on the topic of growing older in Burrillville on Wednesday, March 27 at the Aston Court Community Room. Everyone is invited to take part in the conversation about how to make aging in the state’s northwest corner easier. The gathering will begin with coffee at 10:15 a.m.

Learn more about the town’s goals and progress at these ongoing meetings here.

For more information call 401-216-6977 or email info@agefriendlyri.org.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Town Council will meet with the Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday, March 26 in the Jesse Smith Memorial Library Community Room starting at 7 p.m. to discuss the group’s upcoming goals, objectives and projects.

The council will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 27 starting at 7 p.m. in the Burrillville Town Building for an agenda that can be found here.

The Budget Board will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, March 28 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Tour the Assembly

The Patrons of the Assembly Theatre will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., where guests will learn what they can do to help the community venue, now on the path to revitalization. The Patrons are looking are looking for volunteers to assist with operations, and any spare time you can assist is welcome. Get a tour of the venue at the informational gathering, and check out the new surround system and a film. Refreshments will be served at the event.

For more information call (401) 710-9015.

Jessica Toracinta

Farm concert series to begin second season 

Grace Note Farm and co-sponsor the Burrillville Land Trust has announced the launch of their second season of concerts. “Music at the Farm” will again present a series of concerts the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. this year starting on Sunday, April 14 going through Sunday, Dec. 8.

Concerts will feature a variety of music styles from classical chamber music to folk and jazz. Artistic Director and flutist Virginia Sindelar, a graduate of Juilliard, plans a nucleus of artists in residence and has invited talented internationally known artists. Programs will showcase music from around the world.

The series kicks off on Palm Sunday, April 14 with The Jess Tora Jazz Trio performing old standards and Great American Songbook. Artist in residence Jessica Toracinta is described as “a lady with a remarkable voice who warms your heart.” She is a well known jazz singer and teacher in Rhode Island, with students who go on to sing on Broadway. She is graduate of Rhode Island College and an alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has written and recorded her own material including a holiday release containing four original songs. She is accompanied by pianist Greg Wardson and bass player David Zinno.

Grace Note Farm, the first land conservation easement in Burrillville, is a family friendly environment. After the concert, audience members are welcome to walk the farm trails, view the homestead dwelling, meet the animals and purchase homemade desserts and items from vendors from the Burrillville Farmers Market.

Tickets are $20 per adult, $10 for students 12 or under and are available online now at Eventbrite.com or at the door.

 

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