Hugs for Homeless, Disability Awareness: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this week


Hugs for Homeless

Burrillville Middle School is sponsoring a program dubbed “Hugs for Homeless,” and is now collecting new or slightly used blankets, winter clothes and socks to be donated to a local shelter. Donations can be made at any Burrillville school through February 15.

Find the worth

The Burrillville Lions Club will host an auctioneer and valuation session on Wednesday, Jan. 22 with experts and principals from Bruneau & Company Auctioneers.

Got stuff? If it’s old, unique, or a puzzlement to you, then bring it to Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern in Nasonville at 7:30 p.m.  Burrillville and North Smithfield residents are invited to bring up to three items to be assessed and valued. Donations of $5 per item, or three items for $10 will benefit Lions’ activities and charities.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 474-8251.

Free at the library

Pascoag Public Library will host disability awareness training for Boy Scout merit badges on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Any BSA Scout or any girls ages 11 to 18 interested in joining the BSA troop are welcome to attend. Scouts that attend both sessions will receive a signed blue card and merit badge. The program is free, but registration is required by calling 568-6226.

Also on Thursday, the library will host Mindful Movement & Meditation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., a class to relax, ground and renew yourself. Instruction promises to guide you inward and promote stress reduction and quieting of the nervous system through guided meditation, gentle joint movements, and breath awareness. The program is free but registration is required.

Bee registration deadline

The deadline to register for the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association’s upcoming courses, including classes taught by Burrillville-based instructor Betty Mencucci. The school is offering four courses in beekeeping for beginners at two locations: Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. Each course is 5 weeks long and begins in January-February 2020. 

Registrations mailed after Friday, January 24th will be charged a $10 late fee. Learn more here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Town Council will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 starting at 7 p.m. for an agenda found here.

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District Operating Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 starting at 7 p.m. at 46 Oakland School St. The agenda can be found here.

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