Love Rocks, Dinner Dance & a Mushroom Mingle: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Burrillville Rocks will hold a rock painting event in Glocester this week.

Love Rocks

Burrillville Rocks and Daniele Killen of ReMax will host Love Rocks on Thursday, Feb. 8, making a Valentine’s Day craft at 712 Putnam Pike Unit 8 in Glocester from 4 to 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to join the group for a free afternoon of rock painting and card making. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Disaster relief

The Burrillville Police Department is notifying residents that federal assistance may be available for those who incurred damages in the September 2023 flooding event.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have begun canvassing the town to locate residents and small business owners, who may have incurred expenses or filed insurance claims for damages that occurred with the heavy rains and flooding that took place between September 10-13. FEMA employees will be wearing marked FEMA attire and have federal identification with them during visits.

Anyone impacted by the weather event, can reach out to FEMA directly at 1-800-621-3362 or at DisasterAssistance.gov.

Dinner Dance

The Burrillville Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Valentines Dinner/Dance at Bella Restaurant on Sunday, Feb. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. The event will feature dinner, raffles and entertainment provided by the Bel Aires. Tickets cost $40 per person, with all proceeds to benefit local charities. To purchase tickets contact Nancy at (401) 568-0148 or Ron at (401) 568-2733.

Mushroom Mingle

The Rhode Island Mycological Society will be at Bravo Brewing Company at 75 Pascoag Main St. on Sunday, Feb. 11 starting at 2 p.m. for the second annual Mushroom Mingle, a fun-filled afternoon of mingling with other mushroom enthusiasts. All who are interested are encouraged to attend, whether it be learning, documenting, foraging, photographing, scoping, drawing or admiring.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Planning Board will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 5 starting at 7 p.m. in the community room of Jesse Smith Memorial Library. The agenda is here.

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