Hydrant flushing, Spring Fling & a blood drive: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Hydrant flushing

Pascoag and Harrisville Water Departments have announced that they will be performing hydrant flushing this week. The flushing process may cause discoloration to the water for a short period of time and customers should run their water until it becomes clear.

“Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this important annual maintenance task on our water mains and hydrants,” noted Pascoag Utility District.

Blood drive signup

Crystal Lake Golf Club will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 18 in memory of Sammy, a young boy who lost his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The blood drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. in the waterfront room at 100 Broncos Highway. Donations can be scheduled by visiting ribc.org/drives using sponsor code 2107. Walk in donations will also be accepted as space permits.

Spring Fling

Art Box Studio at 180 Tinkham Lane will hold a Spring Fling vendor fair on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with local arts makers, kids’ crafts and an all-ages Alice in Wonderland outdoor painting event. Registration is required for the painting event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., by calling (401) 568-5000.

Matilda Jr.

The Assembly Theatre in Harrisville and Inspiration Performing Arts Company will hold a youth production of “Matilda Jr” this weekend. The group of young, local actors will offer three performance with shows Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.inspirationperformingarts.com and www.assemblytheatre.org/events.

Read more about the show here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Recreation Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, May 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the DPW offices at 200 Clear River Drive. The agenda is here.

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a meeting on Monday, May 9 at 141 Howard Ave. starting at 7 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting in executive session in the Burrillville High School cafeteria on Tuesday, May 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by a regular public meeting at 6 p.m. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a meeting in Tuesday, May 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda is here.

The Zoning Board of Review will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 10 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Harrisville Fire District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10 starting at 7 p.m. at 115 Central St. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 11 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda is here.

Bonus

An e-waste collection will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the Public Works building at 200 Clear River Drive from 9 a.m. to noon. Items accepted at no charge include TVs, computers, monitors, cell phones, ink jet printers, stereo equipment and more. For a full list, visit the Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook page.

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