Homecoming, Scottish music: Five things to know in Burrillville this weekend


At the Assembly

Visit the Assembly Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11 for “Aging Disgracefully” is a comedic look at the ins and outs growing old and staying young. The show features stand-up comedy, unique skits, song parodies, and audience interaction. Veteran comics Doreen Collins & Charlie Hall have teamed up for this raucous romp through Wrinkle-hood busting on botox, bifocals, bingo and more.

The show cost $15 and begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Return to the Assembly on Sunday, Oct. 13 for the New Providence Big Band’s Fall Concert Spectacular. Step back in time and enjoy the blaring horns, romantic melodies, and foot stomping rhythms.

The show begins at 3 p.m. and costs $15. Tickets can be purchased here.

Flu vaccine

Register now for Burrillville High School’s flu clinic, scheduled for next Friday, Oct. 18 from 7:15 – 10:15 a.m. for staff, students and faculty.

Register online at www.schoolflu.com and the form will be sent directly to the clinic. Online registration closes next Wednesday.

For more information, visit www.health.ri.gov/flu or call the Rhode Island Department of Health information line at 401-222-5960.


It is homecoming weekend for the Burrillville High School Broncos and festivities on Saturday, Oct. 12 will begin with a parade at 9 a.m. leading up to a football game against Middletown. Halftime activities will include homecoming court.

Cheer on the Broncos at the 10:30 a.m home game, which costs $5 or $3 for students.

Columbus Day

Residents are reminded that Monday, Oct. 14 in Columbus Day.  There will be no trash or recycling pickup on Monday, and pickup will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 568-4440 ext. 12.

400-year-old Scottish music

Grace Note farm and co-sponsor Burrillville Land Trust present the latest “Music at the Farm” concert, “400 year old Scottish music,” on Sunday, Oct. 13 starting at 2 p.m.

The series continues with Duo Maresienne with a program of Scottish music from the baroque and renaissance. Artists Olav Chris Henriksen and Carol Lewis play early, historic music on some fascinating and elegant instruments – the lute, theorbo, viola da gamba and early guitars.

Duo Maresienne is named for the great French Baroque composer and gambist Marin Marais.

“Carol Lewis is a “champion” of the viola da gamba,” says Virginia Sindelar, producer of the concert series. Lewis has frequently performed as a soloist in recitals in the United States and abroad. An accomplished ensemble musician, Ms. Lewis has toured and recorded with Hespèrion, Boston Camerata, Ensemble Chaconne and Capriccio Stravagante. She recently appeared with Boston Camerata at The Cloisters in New York and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and with Dunya at College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. Lewis teaches a viol consort class at Somerville High School, and she has taught at Festival dei Saraceni in Pamparato, Italy, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica in Italy, New England Conservatory of Music, Amherst Early Music, Pinewoods Early Music Week, and the annual summer conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. She has recorded on Astrée, EMI, Lyrichord, Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Erato, Atma Classique and Koch International. She is past president of the Viola da Gamba Society- New England, and she was a co-founder of the Society for Historically Informed Performance. She holds a soloist diploma from the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland.

Olav Chris Henriksen, acclaimed throughout Europe and North America as a soloist on lute, theorbo and early guitars, has performed and recorded with the Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn Society, Waverly Consort, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Ensemble Chaconne, and Musicians of the Old Post Road, among others. Recent performances include appearances at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass., Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and with Ensemble Chaconne at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. His latest solo recording, Guitar of the North, is on the Centaur label; his first solo recording, La Guitarre Royalle: French Baroque and Classical Guitar Music, is on the Museum Music label. Henriksen performs and lectures frequently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, playing musical instruments from the Museum’s collection. He has also lectured at Harvard University, Cambridge; Northeastern University, Boston; Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City; Musikkhögskolen, Oslo; Aston Magna Academy, Rutgers University; and Lincoln Center Institute, New York. He has taught at the Boston Conservatory and the University of Southern Maine. Mr. Henriksen holds a soloist diploma from the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland.

Music at the farm concerts are indoor concerts in a family-friendly environment. Guests are invited to enjoy home made desserts, tour the grounds and visit vendors from the Burrillville Farmer’s Market after the concert. Tickets are $20, $10 students available at the door or through Eventbrite.com.

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