Pascoag Block Party, Heart & Soles dinner: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Blood drive

Wright’s Farm Restaurant will host a drive to benefit the Rhode Island Blood Center on Friday, July 29 in the business parking lot from 1-8 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a $20 Wright’s Farm chicken dinner voucher, excluding alcohol.

To make an appointment to donate, visit Walk in donations will be accepted if availability permits at time of arrival.

Town announcements

The town of Burrillville is looking to hire for a position of driver/laborer/operator to operate and service a variety of motor equipment. View the full ad from the town here.

The town has also announced that due to a glitch with the mailing of tax bills, the due date for first quarter payments has been extended to Monday, August 15. Residents who have not received a bill by Friday, July 29 should contact the Tax Assessor’s office at (401) 568-4300 ext. 181. View the complete announcement on the tax bills here.

Block party

The Downtown Pascoag Neighborhood Association will host a Block Party on Saturday, July 30 from 4 to 8 p.m., with vendors, food trucks live music and more. The free event will take place on the Pascoag Bridgeway.

Heart & Soles

On behalf of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation residents Nelia LeClair and Linda Colburn are fundraising to carry a torch in the Illuminations of Life Ceremony, at the Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life event to be held on Saturday, October 1.

A fundraising dinner will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club starting at 4 p.m. with live music by Down To Earth & Jacob Gervais, a cash bar and raffles. Tickets cost $35 per adult, $60 per couple, $10 for kids age 6 to 12 and free kids under age 6, and can be purchased here.

Town meetings

The Pascoag Utility District Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting on Monday, July 25 starting at 2 p.m. at the district office at 253 Pascoag Main St. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 26 starting at 7 p.m. in the Jesse Smith Memorial Library community room. The agenda can be found here.

The Nasonville Fire District will hold a budget workshop on Tuesday, July 26 starting at 7 p.m. at the station at 2577 Victory Highway. The agenda is here.

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 27 starting at 7 p.m. at the station at 46 Oakland School St. The agenda is here.

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