Five things you need to know in Burrillville for the weekend of May 18


Dispose of electronics, shred papers for free Saturday morning

The recycling and compost facility will host a spring e-waste collection and shred event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Whipple Avenue facility. See the event’s calendar entry for a list of accepted items.

Tea and goodbyes at Jesse Smith

The baby chickens at Jesse Smith Library and will be headed back to their home at Casey Farm in Saunderstown at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. The 15 baby chickens arrived at the library as eggs last month. While you’re at the library, peak in at the Royal Wedding Tea Party, an event held in honor of the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Meghan Markle.

Open Farm Day

Old Fieldstone Farm on Cherry Farm Road will hold an Open Farm Day on Sunday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Guests are welcome for a day outdoors with the animals and the farm and will have the chance to purchase farm-made items.

Scholarship Breakfast

The Burrillville Lions Club will hold their annual scholarship breakfast at Burrillville Middle School from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Tickets are $8 and proceeds go toward scholarships for graduating high school seniors. For tickets call Nancy at 401-568-0148.

Catch Jay Gates at the Assembly Theatre

Also on Sunday, Jay Gates will perform at the Assembly Theatre from 2 to 4 p.m., with impersonations of celebrities including Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased by calling 1-877-238-5596.

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