Summer Bash, Willie Wonka & a last round of lemonade: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

Seventeen-year-old Burrillville resident Ben St. Pierre will hold his final lemonade stand fundraiser for the Burrillville Animal Shelter this week. Burrillville Land Trust President Paul Roselli, left, and his grandson Caleb stopped by to see St. Pierre.

Weekly events

Spring Lake Beach’s Family Fun Fridays will continue on Friday, August 11, with a Retro Movie Night sponsored by the Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition. The beach will have a showing of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in the evening, with the water open late, weather permitting.

On Saturday, the Stillwater Mill Pavilion hosts the Burrillville Farmer’s Market from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and this week, The Live Music Band will perform at the RiverWalk Concert Series starting at 6 p.m. with La Carreta Authentic Mexican food truck on site.

Ben’s Lemonade

Mapleville resident Ben St. Pierre will hold his final annual lemonade stand to benefit the Burrillville Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at his home at 90 Maureen Circle. In addition to an extensive array of raffles, this year’s event will include baked treats for humans and their furry friends, and a photo booth for pictures of guests and their pets – who are also welcome to attend.

St Pierre began holding lemonade stands to benefit local animal shelters at the age of four – and the Burrillville High School senior is now 17-years-old. Over the years, he has raised roughly $27,000 for the Burrillville facility, and this year, he hopes to exceed last year’s donation of $7,000.

Those who can’t attend can donate to the event via Venmo @benslemonadestand2023 or Paypal

Summer Bash

Once you’ve had your lemonade, head over to the Bridgeway in Pascoag for the Downtown Pascoag & Neighborhood Association’s Summer Bash. The community event will take place on Saturday, August 12 from 4-7 p.m., with dozens of vendors, entertainment, food trucks, a DJ and more. 

Music at the Farm

Grace Note Farm’s 2023 Music At the Farm will offer a show this week, with soprano Emma Robertson and pianist Chris Carson to perform at the venue at 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road on Sunday, Augist 13, starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling (401) 567-0354.

Town meetings

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 8 in the Burrillville High School media center at 425 East Ave., with executive session at 5:30 p.m., followed by an open meeting starting at 6 p.m. The open meeting agenda is here.

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda is here.

The Harrisville Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 8 starting at 7 p.m. at the station at 115 Central St. The agenda is here. Starting at 8 p.m., the district will hold its annual meeting at 201 Callahan School St. for approval of budget and election of officers as found on the agenda here.

The Burrillville Zoning Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 8 starting at 7 p.m. at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Housing Authority will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at Ashton Court. The agenda is here.

This week’s bonus thing: Carrie Auditions

Assembly Act will continue to hold auditions for Carrie the Musical on Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Assembly Theatre at 26 East Ave. Those auditioning are asked to provide a song with a background track and head shot, and will also be asked to provide a cold reading. The show will cast actors ages 14 and up for a performance to be held November 3-5. Rehearsal will be held Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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