Full moon walk, movie screening & Spy Training Camp: Six things to know in Burrillville this week

Resident Samantha Young published this photo of an ice globe, created by mixing a teaspoon of dish soap, and a teaspoon of corn syrup with 1/3 cup water, then using a straw to blow a bubble. Young said the temperature needs to be in the single digits or close to it to create the effect.

Graduation requirements

An important meeting on Burrillville High School graduation requirements will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school at 425 East Ave. When entering the high school driveway, visitors are instructed to bear left at the fork and park near the dome. The new graduation requirements will impact the Class of 2028 and classes to follow. The Burrillville School Department notes that all 8th grade families are strongly encouraged to attend, as scheduling for the fall will begin in the coming weeks. Administrators and guidance counselors will be in attendance to share information and answer questions.

Town Hall

The Burrilville Prevention Action Coalition will hold a Town Hall event at the Assembly Theatre at 26 East Ave. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with a showing of Screenagers, Under the Influence, followed by a panel discussion. The free event is open to the community and pizza will be served, but RSVP is requested here.

Read more about the event here.

Full moon walk

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will host a full moon walk on Wednesday, Jan. 24 starting at 6 p.m The walk will be led by naturalist, farmer and environmental educator Martha Thoman and participants will meet in the parking lot of Burrillville Middle School at 2220 Broncos Highway. The public is invited to the free event and children are welcome. Pets are not allowed and participants are reminded to dress for the weather, and bring a handheld flashlight or headlamp.

For more information or to check weather cancellation status visit https://www.burrillville.org/conservation-commission/news/winter-full-moon-hike-led-local-naturalist-martha-thoman-branch-river.

Dean’s list

Anna Maria College recently announced academic honors for students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 Semester. Anna Maria College awards Dean’s List recognition to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate day program in good standing who have attained in the previous semester a GPA of 3.5 with no grade lower than “B” for a minimum of four courses. Madison McCutcheon of Harrisville was among those named to the list.

Spy Training Camp

Jesse Smith Memorial Library will hold Spy Training Camp for kids on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for kids ages 10 and under with an adult caregiver. Participants will complete the spy training challenges set up throughout the 2nd floor of the library at 100 Tinkham Lane to earn a Spy ID badge. Each child will receive a 7″ X 10″ spy case to personalize and take home, along with a magnifying glass, decoder and fake mustache. No registration is needed for the drop-in style program.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Board of Canvassers will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 starting at 7 p.m. in the community room of Jesse Smith Memorial Library at 100 Tinkham Lane. The agenda is here.

The Harrisville Fire District Operating Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 starting at 7 p.m. at 115 Central St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24 starting at 7 p.m. in the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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