Rock painting party, Toys for Tots collection: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Rock painting party

Join the Burrillville Rocks group for a rock painting party on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Uno s in Greenville. Paint a homemade gift while kids eat free with an adult entree purchase at the restaurant at 371 Putnam Pike in Smithfield.

Flag sale/Toys for Tots collection

Berard Desjarlais American Legion Post 88 will hold a Toys for Tots collection drive and flag sale on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Binns building at 111 Chapel St. in Harrisville. There will be a raffle for a Hess Truck, and a professional photographer offering one photo free with donation of a new unwrapped toy and photo packages available at competitive prices. The post will also be collecting new clothes and toiletries for the Knights of Columbus drive for the Rhode Island Veterans Home; IGA receipts; worn flags and canned goods.

Stick around after the drive for kickoff of the Army/Navy football game at 3 p.m., with snack and hot weiners at half time.

Holiday events

  • Santa at Johnny’s

Santa will visit Johnny’s Victory Diner for pictures on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids get a holiday sugar cookie and adults can pick up local products including etched beer mugs, t-shirts, spiced rub, sweatshirts and gift certificates at the diner at 2731 Victory Highway.

  • Music at the Farm

Grace Note Farm and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will present Music at the Farm, Holiday Time Again on Sunday, Dec. 12 starting at 2 p.m. with selections from Traviata and traditional Christmas favorites. Performers include soprano Carina DiGlanfilippo, tenor David Rivera Bozon, and pianist Leona Cheung. Tickets cost $30. For reservations call (401) 567-0354.

Notices

The town of Burrillville is reminding residents concerned about COVID-19 variants that vaccines are available at local pharmacies including CVS and Walgreens. View the complete notice here.

The town is also encouraging residents to support town businesses this holiday season with a reminder that there are great restaurants, shopping venues and entertainment in Burrillville. View the notice here.

Town meetings

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 6 at 141 Howard Ave. starting at 6 p.m. to vote on the sale of Tanker 4 and the purchase of a new engine/tanker. Read more about the issue here or view the agenda here.

The Burrillville Planning Board will hold a meeting on Monday, Dec. 6 in the community room at Jesse Smith Library starting at 7 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8 starting at 7 p.m. in the Burrillville Town Building, 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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