Jesse Smith Memorial Library will host officials from the USDA from 11 to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8 to discuss what’s new with the Northern Rhode Conservation Districts in 2020. Topics will include upcoming deadlines for popular programs for farm and forest land owners, new opportunities under the 2018 Farm Bill, new assistance opportunities for urban producers, and what hemp producers need to know to participate in USDA programs. A brief presentation will be followed by an open house where NRCS and Conservation District representatives can answer specific questions.
A bake sale at Brigido’s IGA in Pascoag on Saturday from 8 to 1 p.m. will benefit local non-profit For Pete’s Sake & Rosie’s Too, an organization that provides fun activities for individuals who are disabled or suffering from short term or long term illnesses.
Purchase homemade desserts including cakes, cupcakes, breads cookies and more, with all proceeds donated to the organization.
Members of the Blackstone Valley chapter of the Polka Dot Powerhouse invite the public to join them for an afternoon of connection on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Bravo Brewing company, with an informal meet and greet. Make new connections and meet new people. You do not have to be a member to attend, and there is no obligation other than having a fun afternoon, according to Polka Dot Powerhouse officials.
Read more about the organization here.
Rock out for children’s theater
Rock band Mad Hatter will play a concert Saturday night to benefit a children’s musical coming to the Assembly Theater in May. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door.
Read more about the benefit concert here.
The Burrillville Lions Club and Knights of Columbus will host their Valentines Dance on Sunday, Feb. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bella Restaurant. The event includes a meal, dancing with entertainment by the Bel Aires and many raffle prizes.
The annual event typically sells out, but tickets, which cost $25, are currently still available. To purchase yours, contact Nancy at (401) 568-0148.
All proceeds will benefit local charities.