Land stories, line dancing & Light the Night: Five things to know in Burrillville this week



The Burrillville Land Trust’s new exhibit, Stories from the Land, will be on display at Jesse Smith Memorial Library starting this week on Monday, May 1 and will remain in place through Friday, May 26. Stories and photographs documenting local land owners efforts to preserve their properties will will be available for viewing on the halls of the facility anytime during regular library hours.

Country Line Dancing

Toti’s Tavern at 8 Callahan School St. will host Country Line Dancing Night on Tuesday, May 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. taught by Kristen & Kelsey of B%tches ‘n Boots. Wear your best cowboy boots and enjoy a fun filled night of line dancing with a $5 cover.

Light the Night

The Pascoag Fire Department will be participating in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Light the Night program again this year in honor and remembrance of Safety Officer Lt. Richard Jenks, who died in the line of duty on February 14, 2018.

PFD stations will be lit in red from Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7 in honor of Jenks, and all members of the fire service who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Prom Dress Party

The Assembly Theatre will host a free prom dress event on Friday, May 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gowns will be available in various styles and sizes for those attending an upcoming prom.

Donated dresses can be dropped off at Burrillville High School. For more information contact Mary-Lou Tupper at (401) 568-1310 Ext 2115 or

Town meetings

The Burrillville Planning Board will hold a meeting on Monday, May 1 in the community room of Jesse Smith Memorial Library starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a meeting on Monday, May 1 starting at 7 p.m. at the station at 141 Howard Ave. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Affordable Housing Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 4 starting at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex at 144 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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