Seed swap, Eco-depot, a Spring Fair & a Splash: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Burrillville elementary schools held PJ Day of Friday.

Seed swap

The Burrillville Land Trust will hold a Seed Swap and annual meeting at the Jesse Smith Memorial Library at 100 Tinkham Lane on Tuesday, May 16. Learn about the land trust and the organization’s effort to save Sweet’s Hill, and hear from guest speaker Colleen Cronin, an ecoRI news staff reporter, who will talk about how land use is written.

A reception will take place from 5:45 to 7 p.m., and will include light refreshments, and a wide variety of seeds available for the picking. Participants are encouraged to hear the stories from those who want to save their land from the wrecking ball, while swapping seeds of tomatoes, squash, pumpkin, flowers and more, provided by URI Extension Service and Ocean State Job Lot. Save Sweet’s Hill lawn signs will also be available, and the annual election of officers will take place at 6 p.m.

No registration is required for the free event, which is open to the public, though donations are appreciated.

Eco-depot

The Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department will hold an Eco-Depot Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, May 20, rain or shine, at the Public Works building at 200 Clear River Drive from 8 a.m. to noon. Accepted items include household hazardous waste such as chemicals and stains. Appointments are required by calling Rhode Island Resource Recovery Center at (401) 942-1430 ext. 3241.

Spring Vendor Fair

First Universalist Church at 134 Harrisville Main St. will hold its Spring Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with more than 20 local vendors and pick up a copy of Burrillville Revisited from the Burrillville Historical & Reservation Society.

The rain day for the event is Sunday, May 21.

Spring Splash

Editor’s note: The below event has been postponed to the rain date in June

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency and Bravo Brewing Company will sponsor the Fountain Square Spring Splash on Saturday, May 20 starting at 4 p.m. on Pascoag Main Street. The event will include vendors, activities and live entertainment, and celebrate the opening of the new Fountain Park in Pascoag.

Read more here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 16 starting at 6 p.m. in the Burrillville High School media center. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 16 starting at 7 p.m. at 11 Chapel St. The agenda is here.

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