Egg hiders, Captain Underpants birthday: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Egg hiders needed

The Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department announced this week that the Easter Bunny needs help spreading eggs for the town’s upcoming Easter Egg Hunt, to be held Saturday, April 2 at Branch River Park, adjacent to Burrillville Middle School starting at 10 a.m.

The egg hiding is expected to take one hour with enough volunteers, and the rain date for the event is Saturday, April 9. Those able to help are asked to contact Carol Conway at cconway@Burrillville.org by Friday, March 25.

Girls softball registration, fundraiser

New Rhode Nutrition at 1452 Bronco Highway will host a fundraiser for the Burrillville/North Smithfield Girls’s High School Softball Team on Thursday, March 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the shop to support the team and take part in raffles, fun and specials.

While we’re talking softball, a reminder that registration for Burrillville Girls Softball league are open until Monday, March 21. Learn more about the league and register at www.Burrillvillegirlssoftball.com.

At the libraries

Birthday party at Jesse Smith

Do your kids love Dog Man and Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey? The Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library at 100 Tinkham Lane in Harrisville is hosting a drop-in style birthday celebration in honor of author Dav Pilkey on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This free event, held in the Children’s Department on the 2nd floor, is geared for kids ages 10 and under, and their families. 

Each child will receive a Dog Man bookmark, an individually wrapped vanilla-flavored mini-birthday cake, and a raffle ticket for a Dog Man stuffed animal. Everyone is a winner when they take a turn at the Dog Man Disc Drop Game to win a Dog Man eraser, Dog Man pencil, or a Dog Man sticker sheet. Sign the super-sized birthday card for Dav Pilkey and take your picture in front of the Captain Underpants backdrop.  

For more information about the event, contact the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library at (401) 710-7800 or JMSChildrensLibrary@burrillville.org.  

Adult book talk

Pascoag Public Library will host an adult book talk on Saturday, March 12 on Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. Those who would like to take part are invited to stop by the Church Street library and order a copy. Registration is required and limited, and masks are required. To reserve your spot call the library at (401) 568-6226.

Town notices

The town of Burrillville has published three notice for residents this week regarding how to obtain COVID-19 test kits, where to get vaccines, and the final chance to weigh in on how the town should spend roughly $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding.

See this week’s ads via the links above or visit the Burrillville NOW page anytime to view the latest notices from the town, as well as Burrillville-related briefs and information.

Town meetings

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

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda can be found here.

The Zoning Board of Review will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 8 starting at 7 p.m. at the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. Members of the public can participate in person or via Zoom with the agenda and link found here.

The Harrisville Fire District will hold a monthly Operating Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 8 starting at 7 p.m. at 115 Central St. in Harrisville. The agenda is here.

The Nasonville Fire District will hold a monthly Operating Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 8 starting at 7 p.m. at 2577 Victory Highway. Members of the public can participate in person or via Zoom with the agenda and link found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a final public hearing on how to spend American Rescue Plan Act funding on Wednesday, March 9 starting at 6 p.m. in the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. Members of the public can participate in person or via Zoomwith the agenda and link found here. The hearing will be followed by a regular meeting of the Town Council starting at 7 p.m. for the agenda here.

The Charter Review Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 9 starting at 7 p.m. in the community room of Jesse Smith Library for the agenda found here.

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