Bike safety, a fun drive and citizen police: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week


Free Bus & Bike Safety event

AAA’s traffic education specialist will visit Burrillville with Buster the Teaching School Bus at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31 at Stillwater Mill Pavilion to teach kids in kindergarten through second grade about staying safe around buses, cars and where they drive.

At 10:30 a.m.,a class will teach children in grades 4 through 8 about pedestrian & bike safety. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and helmets for a fitting. The free event is sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department and no registration is required. A free meal is served to kids in the park at noon.

Fun Drive

A Fun Drive will be held to support Burrillville Patriots Youth Football and Cheer on Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hauser Field. The group will be collecting clothing, shoes, handbags, backpacks, towels, sheets, comforters, pillows and stuffed animals.

RAS certification

Responsible Alcohol Service will host a certification class for bartenders, servers and businesses that serve alcohol on Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club. Learn safe service with instructors Jerry Lapierre and Kerin MacPherson. The cost is $20, due at the time of class. For more information contact

Citizen police

The Burrillville Police Department is now accepting signups for the 2019 Citizen Police Academy, set to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and last for 12 weeks. Classes are held in the community room at police headquarters Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.

The academy allows citizens the opportunity to view their police department from the inside and see how officers investigate crime and relate with the public.

Applications can be picked up at the police department or downloaded here. Participants must be 17 or older, and class is limited to 40 students.

For more information, contact Lt. William Lacey or Det, Robert Veader at (401) 568-6255.

At the libraries

Enjoy Stories on the Riverwalk at Jesse Smith Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1 p.m. Children’s story time will be held outdoors behind the library, or brought inside in inclement weather.

On Wednesday, July 31 Jesse Smith will host Outerspace Crafts, giving kids the chance to make their own sun with shaving cream from 11 a.m. to noon.

Pascoag Public Library will host Space Crafts for Kids on Thursday, Aug. 1 for kids 13 and under from 11 a.m. to noon.

Also on Thursday, August 1 from 11 a.m. to noon, Jesse Smith will give kids ages 7 to 10 the chance to make a robotic arm as part of STEM Thursdays, which offer activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

On Friday, Aug. 2 PPL will host Summer Story Time for kids ages 2-4 starting at 11 a.m.

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