Library mini golf, Brews for Boston & Cemetery cleaning: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Brews for Boston

A final fundraiser to support Burrillville resident Candice Brooke’s participation in the Boston Marathon will be held at Bravo Brewing Company on Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Raffle tickets cost $5 for prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants and other businesses. Ten percent of all Bravo proceeds will go to the Heather Abbott Foundation. 

Library Mini Golf

Celebrate National Library week with Jesse Smith Memorial Library and The Carnival Party on Friday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. with nine holes of mini golf, complete with fun obstacles. The family-friendly event at 100 Tinkham Lane is open to all ages and no registration is required.

Cemetery cleanup

The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society will begin celebrating RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks on Saturday, April 9 with a cleanup of Riverside Cemetery in Harrisville from 8 a.m. to noon. The cemetery is located opposite the Harrisville Fire Station on Callahan School Street and is known as historical Cemetery #26. The public is invited to help in cleaning the cemetery and bring supplies such as rakes, leaf blowers and brush loppers, gloves, water to drink and a wheelbarrow or cart if available to carry away debris. There will be demonstrations of proper headstone cleaning techniques and a stone setting demonstration, weather permitting. There will also be a table with information on the location of Burrillville’s historical cemeteries, how to maintain a graveyard and the Adopt-A-Cemetery program.  

All are invited to stop by and help out, or just to learn about efforts to maintain the town’s abandoned cemeteries. Call (401) 568-8449 or (401) 500-0433 or email bmencucci@verizon.net for more information.

Food drive

A community food drive to benefit the Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack program will held on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at A.T. Levy Elementary School. Donors can drop off urgently needed donations at the drive-by loop at the school at 135 Harrisville Main St. The program, which provides weekend food for Burrillville students in need, is seeking non-perishable items such as juice boxes, soup, pasta, pasta sauce, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, ravioli, cereal boxes and peanut butter. Glass jars cannot be accepted.

Monetary donations to the program will be also accepted with checks made out to Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack Program. The event is sponsored by the Burrillville Elementary Schools parent-teacher organizations.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Planning Board will hold a meeting on Monday, April 4 in the community room at Jesse Smith Library starting at 7 p.m.. The agenda can be found here.

The Nasonville Fire District will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 5 starting at 7 p.m. at 2577 Victory Highway. The agenda can be found here.

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