Concerts, crowd management sign up: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend


Today is Friday, March 15. Here are five things you need to know:

Woods in concert

Burrillville native and nationally acclaimed musician Jonas Woods will debut his new album Whispers at a performance at the Assembly Theatre on Saturday, March 16 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and can still be purchased here.

Read more about Woods here.

Charlie Marie in the stacks

Burrillville native and country music singer Charlie Marie will perform in the latest free Concert in the Stacks at Jesse Smith Memorial Library on Saturday, March 16 starting at 7 p.m.

Family fair

The Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the 28th annual Family Fair to be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participation is open to local businesses, organizations and agencies, both local and statewide.

No money can be exchanged for goods or services at the fair.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 568-9470 or

Crowd Manager Training

The Rhode Island Fire Academy has planned a Crowd Manager Training session in Burrillville. The course was developed in the wake of the Station Night Club Fire and is a requirement per NFPA l & 101, for all assembly occupancies to have a minimum of at least one trained crowd manager or crowd manger supervisor on duty.

The course is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. It will be held at Burrillville High School on Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 10 p.m.

To secure one of the limited seats, email Vincent Quinterno at 

Learn more here.

A community mourns

Emergency responders and community members from across the Blackstone Valley mourned the loss of Harrisville firefighter Ryan Ferris this week, with flags throughout town at half-staff, and fire trucks and ambulances parked on bridges along major roadways.

Ferris, a father and husband who worked with the department since a young age, died from injuries sustained during a car accident on Route 102 on Wednesday, March 13.

On Thursday, a line of ambulances, police cars and fire trucks drove silently through town to honor Ferris, and a black banner was hung at the Harrisville Fire Department.

Friends of Ferris are in the process of organizing a fundraiser for his family, and NRI NOW will publish details of the event once they become available.

NRI NOW extends our deepest sympathy to friends and family affected by this tragic loss, and gratitude to the men and women who respond every day to such emergencies.

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