Old sneakers, dinner/dance & community service: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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MLK Day

There will be no trash or recycling pickup in Burrillville on Monday, Jan. 16 during the Martin Luther King Day holiday, and pickup will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works Refuse and Recycling Division at (401) 568-4440 ext. 12.

Old sneakers wanted

The Burrillville High School swim team has launched a sneaker drive fundraiser to raise money for Bronco swag for athletes. The swim team will earn funds based on the total quantity of gently worn, new and used shoes collected. To help out, simply drop shoes in the donation boxes now located at the high school or Li’l General in Harrisville.

Community service

Burrillville Little League has community service hours available for high school students, with opportunities to serve as umpires, perform field cleanup and maintenance, clean and prep the snack shop, bathrooms and dug outs or work in the concession during games. Those interested in helping out should contact the league.

Registration for the upcoming season opened on Sunday, Jan. 1. Sign up today and avoid the late fees. Players ages 4-16 are encouraged to join at Burrillvillelittleleague.org.

Tickets on sale for Valentine’s Dance

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Valentines Day Dance held by the Burrillville Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus. The event will take place at Bella Restaurant at 1992 Victory Highway on Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. and will include dinner, raffles and live music by The Bel Aires. Tickets cost $35 with all proceeds to benefit local charities. To reserve your seat contact Tom Tatro at (401) 474-8251.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 starting at 7 p.m. in the American Legion Post 17 building at 103 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Housing Authority will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. at 77 Ashton Court. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Budget Board will hold meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Senior Housing Exploratory Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19 starting at 5 p.m. at the town annex at 144 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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