Five things you need to know in Burrillville for the weekend of May 11


Mattress fundraiser

If you’re looking to upgrade your sleeping quarters, you’ll have a chance to take advantage of discounts on top mattress brands while supporting your local high school teams this weekend. Burrillville High School will hold its second annual mattress fundraiser on Saturday, May 12 with proceeds to support the basketball and football programs. Quality name brands will be on sale for up to 50 percent off retail prices.

Alumni softball

The ​2nd ​Annual ​Burrillville ​Bronco ​Girls Softball ​Alumni ​game ​also will ​take ​place ​at Burrillville High School on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Watch a game or two and catch up with some alumni athletes at the East Avenue school.

Respect the fallen

Why not pay your respects to those who serve the community this weekend with a visit to Firefighters Memorial Park on the corner of Sherman Farm Road and Callahan School Street? The mini-park, first dedicated in 2002, acknowledges local firefighters and a plum tree was recently planted there to honor Pascoag Firefighter Richard Jenks, who died February 14 after collapsing at the scene of a chimney fire on Hill Road at the age of 72.

Scholarship breakfast

Get your tickets now for the Burrillville Lions Club annual scholarship breakfast to be held on Sunday, May 20 at Burrillville Middle School.

The club’s longest-running fund raiser allows the organization to provide three to four $500 scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Burrillville. For tickets call Nancy at 401-568-0148.

Mothers’ Day brunches

Looking for somewhere special to take mom on Sunday? There’s a few place in town offering Mother’s Day specials, including Crystal Lake Golf Club, where they’ll hold a brunch from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern will serve specials including prime rib and shrimp, and baked stuffed chicken, with music bingo starting at 7:30 p.m.

Mapleville Farm will host a Mother’s Day Garden Tea and Luncheon with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The small, family-owned farm at 544 Victory Highway will serve soup, salad, sandwiches, pastries and candies with a ticket price of $30 or $15 for children ages 4-10.

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