Order a pie, see the lit chandelier: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Grab a bite at Five Guys

There is still time to stop by Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Lincoln tonight – Monday, Dec. 17 – until 8 p.m. to help raise funds for the Burrillville High School Music Boosters. All funds will help fund the band and choir trip to New York City in the spring.

Fight the plant, eat the pie

Help the fight against building a power plant in town while picking up some tasty baked goods for the Christmas holiday. No New Power Plant Northern Rhode Island is taking preorders until Friday, Dec. 20 for apple and chocolate cream pies and chocolate covered cherries to be picked up at a fundraiser bake sale on Saturday. The goodies cost $14, $8 and $10 respectively.

To pre-order or donate an item for the sale call Julia at 401-497-7984 or Margaret at 401-527-9439. The bake sale, which will be held at Brigido’s IGA on Sayles Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.22, will also include cookies, cakes, cupcakes and homemade breads. All proceeds will benefit the Burrillville Land Trust / No New Power Plant.

Polar Express Story Time

Children of all ages and their families are invited to attend a very special Story Time at Jesse Smith Memorial Library this week with Christmas sing-a-longs, a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and Graham Cracker Trains. Events will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pajamas are welcome (but not required) and hot cocoa will be served. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up with the Children’s Department.

Special Christmas service

The public is invited to experience a special Christmas service at the First Universalist Church on Thursday, Dec. 21. The service will be delivered by Rev. David Johnson and will feature the combined choirs of St. Theresa’s Church and Our Lady of Good Help. There will also be a special musical performance by “Fishing with Finnegan.” Don’t miss the magnificent lighting of candles in the historic chandelier, which only happens once a year.

Refreshments will be served following the service.

Watch your pets 

Pet owners are advised to keep small animals indoors. Residents have reported seeing a mountain lion in the area of Court House Lane in Pascoag and Knibb Road.

If you see the animal, send a picture to NRI NOW by emailing Sandy at sandy@nrinow.news and we’ll confirm its identity with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and publish your picture with credit on the site.

Editor’s note: An original version of this article stated that the First Universalist Church Christmas service was on “Thursday,” Dec. 21 instead of “Friday,” Dec. 21.

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