Burrillville Revisited, Scholarship Dinner: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Lions dinner

The Burrillville Lions Club has announced that a Scholarship Dinner will be held this year in place of their annual Scholarship Breakfast, which raises funds to support members of the Burrillville High School senior class.

The event will be held on Monday, April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Serio’s Pizzarama on Church Street with both eat in and take out ziti dinners available. Tickets cost $10 for adults, or $5 for kids ten and under. Purchase yours in advance by calling Scott at (401) 323-5354 or Nancy at (401) 568-0148.

Basketball camp

The Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department will host a one-on-one basketball mini camp during April school vacation at Burrillville Middle School. The camp will be held on April 20, 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, and is geared for children age five to 13.

The cost for the full camp is $75, or daily rates are available for $25 each. To learn more or register visit www.1on1basketball.com.

Burrillville Revisited

The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society has announced that the new Images of America book, dubbed Burrillville Revisited, will be available for purchase in June. The book, published by Arcadia Publishing, contains over 200 historical photographs of Burrillville with captions, and was written by Betty Mencucci on behalf of the BHPS.

The book costs $21.99 and can be ordered by contacting Mencucci at bmencucci@verizon.net.

Read more about the publication and Mencucci’s efforts here.

Vaccine update

The town of Burrillville has published an update regarding the local vaccination effort, noting that the clinic at Burrillville Middle School will be closed once second doses are administered to those who received their first shot at the location.

The release noted that in Rhode Island, residents age 50-59 are scheduled to become eligible for the vaccine beginning on Monday, April 5, and those age 40 to 49 should become eligible beginning Monday, April 12. All Rhode Islanders over the age of 16 are expected to be eligible starting Monday, April 19.

The complete notice from the town can be read here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville School Department Building Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 1 starting at 10 a.m. An agenda and link to attend via Zoom can be found here.

While there are no other major meetings scheduled for town boards or committees this week, locals may want to mark their calendars for a Planning Board meeting to be held next week on Monday, April 5. The agenda, found here, includes  a proposal by East Avenue Solar to build 22 new residential units. Read more about that project here.

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