Ice Cream Social, Family Fair & PFD special meeting: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Congratulations to Ron Daignault, a member of the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club, who was named the 2023 Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife Outdoor Education, Hunter Education Instructor of the Year during their annual Hunter Education night on Friday, June 9. Daignault helped to restart the Hunter Education Program at the club, The award will also be presented at the International Hunter Education Association annual conference in Boise, Idaho on June 26.

Pickleball

Open Court Pickleball begins at Remington Park in Oakland this Wednesday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m., and will continue on Wednesdays through the summer. The free weekly league is open to all ages and skill levels, and participants are advised to bring a chair and their own racquet if they have one. Questions can be directed to Kevin Mulkern at kamchihammer@gmail.com or (501) 889-9669.

Ice Cream Social

On Thursday, June 15, the Burrillville Land Trust will host the One Room Schoolhouse and Ice Cream Social from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 310 Eagle Peak Road. Join volunteers from the Burrillville Land Trust and Rhode Island Lego Artist Andrew Grover as they unveil the Legos version of the One Room Schoolhouse. Ice cream truck Mumsies will provide ice cream with dairy and vegan options, compliments of the Burrillville Land Trust.

The One Room Schoolhouse Lego project is funded in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and funds from the land trust. Tours of the grounds and the life-size stone schoolhouse will be available. Learn how a conservation easement program saved the building and land from being demolished.

Guests are asked to register here, send an email to burrillvillelandtrustfriends@gmail.com, or just show up to the unveiling.

The event is free and open to the public.

PACT Act meeting

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a PACT Act Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bravo Brewing Company. Representatives from the State of Rhode Island Veterans Services, the VA Providence Healthcare System and the VA Providence Regional Benefits Office will be on hand.

Editor’s note: The below event was postponed following publication of this original article

Family Fair

The Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Burrillville Farmer’s Market and the Jesse Smith Memorial Library, will hold the town’s 30th annual Old Time Family Fun Fair on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the pavilion area by 100 Tinkham Lane in Harrisville. The event will feature free live music, kids activities, roving characters, giant lawn games, informational booths, giveaways, raffles, food trucks and more.

Bring a box of macaroni and cheese to benefit the Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack program and receive a free raffle ticket. View a map featuring vendor locations and flyer for the event here.

Town meetings

The Pascaog Fire District will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 12 starting at 7 p.m. at 141 Howard Ave., where residents can vote on a settlement with firefighters. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 13 starting at 6 p.m. in the media center of Burrillville High School at 425 East Ave. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda is here.

The Harrisville Fire District will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 13 starting at 7 p.m. at 115 Central St. The agenda is here.

The Zoning Board of Review will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 13 starting at 7 p.m. at the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Pascoag Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 13 starting at 7 p.m. at 141 Howard Ave. The agenda is here.

The Nasonville Fire District will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 13 starting at 7 p.m. at 2577 Victory Highway. The agenda is here.

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 14 starting at 7 p.m. at 46 Oakland School St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 14 starting at 7 p.m. at the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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