Grad after party, BLT drawing & rescheduled Egg Hunt: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Burrillville High School hosted the SkillsUSA robotics competition on Friday, March 24, with schools from across the state coming to compete. Pictured are three of the judges, from right Chris Pilling, Seth Joubert and Town Councilor Jeremy Bailey. Credit: Jeremy Bailey

David Gregg

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will host David Gregg, executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey for a talk on Wednesday, March 29 on native species, invasive species and Rhode Island’s climate change future. The public is invited to the free event, to take place in the community room at Jesse Smith Memorial Library starting at 6:30 p.m.

Support BHS After Graduation Party

New Rhode Nutrition at 1452 Bronco Highway will host a raffle basket fundraiser on Friday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support the After Graduation Party for the Burrillville High School Class of 2023.

The class is also running a four-week raffle club for chances to win $200. Raffle tickets cost $20 and will be available at the Friday event or via Venmo to @Tracey-Stone-20. Venmo users should put “Class of 2023 Calendar Raffle” in the pay reason along with their phone number.

BLT raffle

There is still time to purchase tickets for the Burrillville Land Trust’s scratch ticket raffle, for the chance to win 100 $5 scratch tickets or 50 $2 scratch tickets. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling Roberta Lacey at (401) 368-0930. The drawing will be held on Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Bravo Brewing Company in Pascoag.

Proceeds will benefit the organization’s ongoing preservation efforts in Burrillville including the fundraiser to save Sweet’s Hill.

Egg hunt

After cancellation last week, the Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 1 at Branch River Park by Burrillville Middle School. The event will begin with brunch by Barbara’s Quick Lunch starting at 10:30 a.m.and running through 1:30 p.m. It will include raffle tables and participation by the Easter Bunny and “Buckleupallofus” before or after the egg hunt, open to kids ages 8 and under, to be held at 11 a.m. Participants should bring a basket to collect eggs.

A Easter Scavenger Hunt is now also underway for the chance to win raffle prizes. For clues and registration information, visit the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

View complete information on the town’s rescheduled Easter festivities here.

Town meetings

The Pascoag Utility District Board of Utility Commissioners will hold a meeting on Monday, March 27 starting at 2 p.m. at 253 Pascoag Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 28 starting at 4 p.m. at the Town Building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The purpose will be to conduct a site visit of various streets and public highways throughout town and inspect vehicles and other capital budget items. The agenda is here.

At 7 p.m. the same day, councilors will meet in the community room at Jesse Smith Memorial Library for a joint meeting with the Burrillville Redevelopment Agency. That agenda is here.

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