Christmas rocks, Oath of Office: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week


Learn genealogy

The Pascoag Public Library will host their genealogy group on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. at the library at 57 Church St. The two-part program will address the topics of “Making Sense of the Census,” and “Genealogy and the Holidays: How to learn, share and still be invited next year.” All are welcome to the free event and refreshments will be served.

Paint a rock 

The Burrillville Rocks Facebook group is hosting a holiday rock painting contest and is looking for home/hand made gifts for prizes. The contest, which began Nov. 11 and ends on Monday, Dec. 17, will be judged in two age categories: 18 and over and 17 and under.

To take part, leave your painted rock can in green bin at the group’s rock garden located at 1183 Victory Highway Oakland. The rocks will be on display, and covered in the case of snow. For more information, or to donate a prize, contact Roger Bourbonniere.

Talk about aging

Age Friendly Rhode Island will hold their second meeting on the topic of growing older in Burrillville in the Jesse Smith Memorial Library community room on Wednesday, Nov. 28. 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., with the conversation to be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Learn more about the free event here.

Newly elected members of town government will be sworn in during a Special Meeting of the Town Council on Wednesday, Nov. 28 starting at 7 p.m. in the Burrillville Town Building at 105 Harrisville Main St. Col. Stephen Lynch of the Burrillville Police Department will administer the Oath of Office and the new board members will vote on leadership, liaisons and legal services for the next two years. View the full agenda here.

Help a family

Friends and neighbors have created a GoFundme campaign to help a local family whose home was recently damaged by fire. Bill and Kim Tebow had a chimney fire at their Ross Road home on Thursday, Nov. 22 and neighbors are trying to raise $1,000 to help the family. Donate here.

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