Little Rose & Mother’s Day Market/Garden Tea: Seven things to know in Burrillville this week

Steere Farm Elementary School student Evan E. was a Feinstein Foundation golden ticket winner last week, winning money for both the school and a non-profit of his choice, donating to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Credit: Burrillville Public Schools

Serio’s dinner

An annual dinner to raise scholarship funds for graduating Burrillville and North Smithfield seniors will take place today, Monday, May 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Serio’s Pizzarama on Church Street in Pascoag. The Burrillville Lions Club Scholarship Dinner will include a pasta and meatball dinner, along with raffles and a visit from the Burrillville Lion.

Tickets cost $10 or $5 for children 10 and under, and will be available at the door, with take out or eat in available. All proceeds will benefit students.


A new pet groomer is set to open at 1452 Broncos Highway this week with Pawlished Pups to open its doors on Wednesday, May 8. Pet owners can reserve appointments for baths after the grand opening by calling (401) 710-4282.

The Lightning Thief

Swamp Meadow Community Theatre will continue presenting the musical The Lightning Thief at the Assembly Theatre at (0 East Ave. this week, with performances on Thursday, May 9 and Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Based on the breakout novel by Rick Riordan, the play follows Percy Jackson, a kid who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Percy gets swept up in a world of Greek mythology: the Greek gods are real, and so are the monsters. Percy and his friends at Camp Half-Blood need to find out why the gods are so mad, and what a few mortal teenagers can do to stop it.

“With a talented ensemble, a driving rock soundtrack, and an inspiring story about taking control of your destiny, this show is a must-see,” the company notes. “The Lightning Thief is for mythology nerds, Riordan fans, theater lovers, and everyone in between.”

Tickets cost $25 or $20 for seniors/students and can be purchased here.

Little Rose remembrance

A celebration to remember and honor Marie Rose Ferron known as, “Little Rose,” will be held on Saturday, May 11 with a Mass at St. Theresa’s Shrine Harrisville starting at 8:30 a.m. Ferron, who believers say was a mystic stigmata was born on May 24, 1902 and died May 11, 1936.

Coffee and pastries will be offered after Mass in the church hall followed by a 10:30 a.m. procession to Precious Blood Cemetery on Rathbun Street in Woonsocket for anniversary prayers at her gravesite beginning at 11 a.m. The event will conclude with a luncheon at Little Rose’s Castle in Woonsocket. Those who plan to attend the luncheon are asked to RSVP to

Read more about Ferron and her link to Burrillville here.

Mother’s Day Market

The Burrillville Farmers Market will host a Mother’s Day-focused pop-up market on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 75 Tinkham Lane in Harrisville. The market will feature locally sourced goodies including fresh produce, flowers, homemade treats and unique gifts. Shop with local artisans and farmers while finding something special for mom.

Mother’s Day Tea & Luncheon

Mapleville Farm will host its annual Mother’s Day Garden Tea & Luncheon on Sunday, May 12, with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The farm will be serving soup, salad, sandwiches, pastries and bottomless tea in the greenhouse. Tickets cost $55 and can be purchased here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Planning Board will hold a meeting on Monday, May 6 starting at 7 p.m. at Jesse Smith Library at 100 Tinkham Lane. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Housing Authority will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 8 starting at 6:30 in the community room at 77 Ashton Court. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 8 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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