Day of Action, Ride of Discovery and Powder Puff Football: Five Things to know in Burrillville this week


Today is Tuesday, May 28 and here are five things you need to know in Burrillville this week.

Ride of Discovery

Betty and Carlo Mencucci will host the first volunteer-led “Ride of Discovery” with the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Bikeway Ambassadors along the Burrillville Bike Path on Thursday, May 30.

The ride will kick off a series of bike rides and paddles along the region’s waterways.

The Mencuccis will serve as special guests and interpretive guides through their work with the Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society. Riders will meet at the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library at Jesse Smith Memorial Library at 100 Tinkham Lane at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about the BHC series, which will include events throughout the Blackstone Valley over the summer months, here.

Football fundraiser

Burrillville High School Student Council and North Smithfield High School Student Council will be holding a Powder Puff Football game on Thursday, May 30, starting at 7 p.m. at North Smithfield High School.

Tickets are $8 at the door, and all proceeds benefit Make A Wish Foundation of RI and MA. Raffles will also be held.

Day of Action

Burrillville BASE will host a day of action at he Rhode Island State House to show opposition to the fossil fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville on Thursday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rhode Island Statehouse

Residents are invited to join protesters to make their voices heard before the Energy Facility Siting Board begins deliberations on the proposal in June.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Screening Subcommittee will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. Among items on their agenda is discussion of applicants who wish to serve on the Branch River Park and Track Committee.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a public hearing on the school budget on Thursday, May 30 in the town building starting at 7 p.m.

Summer Hoops & Multi-sport Camps

Sign up now for Summer Hoops or Multi-sport Camps to take place through June, July and August at Burrillville schools.

Multi-sport Camp, for boys and girls ages 6-12, will be held at Callahan Elementary School Monday-Thursday June 24-27, and Aug. 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $85 per child per week or $25 per day.

Summer Hoops is for boys and girls ages 6 to 16, and will be held at Burrillville Middle School Monday-Thursday July 15-18. The cost is $80 for children ages 6-9 and $95 for ages 10-16.

Learn more and download the registration forms for both programs here.

Editor’s note: Due to inclement weather, the Ride of Discovery was postponed from Wednesday, May 29 until Thursday, May 30. The above article has been edited to reflect the change.

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