Pascoag annual, Arts Festival, Shoe Drive & Sollitto recognition: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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The Burrillville Land Trust held a well-attended Forest to Fashion workshop over the weekend.

Open house

The Burrillville School Department has announced that Burrillville Middle School will hold an open house on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school at 2220 Broncos Highway. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the open house to meet teachers, learn about school and class expectations, and other important information for the school year.

An open house will take place at Burrillville High School on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m., and at both Steere Farm and Callahan Elementary Schools on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Festival

The Burrillville Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. rain or shine on the grounds surrounding the Assembly Theatre at 26 East Ave. Visit more than 100 vendors selling unique and handmade items, and enjoy live entertainment, along with food trucks, raffles, hayrides and more at annual the two day event.

Shoe drive

The Burrillville High School graduating class of 2024 is now holding a shoe drive to raise funds for class activities fund.

Did you know that it takes 20-30 years for shoes to degrade, and that the U.S. alone purchased over a billion pairs of shoes in 2022?

The class is now working with Shoes with Heart collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to supply to impoverished countries like Haiti, while promoting micro-entrepreneurship in countries that need assistance and reducing landfill waste. All styles and sizes, adult and children are accepted.

Donations bins are available at the Jessie Smith Library, New Rhode Nutrition, Anytime Fitness, Burrillville High School, and the Burrillville Farmers Market through mid-October. Shoes will also be collected at the Burrillville Arts Festival on September 16-17.

Fall programs

The Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department has announced a lineup of fall programs for 2023 including fitness and ukulele classes for seniors at the lodge, Zumba, Multi-sport, art classes, a writers’ group and more. View the full lineup of fall activities here.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Recreation Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Jesse Smith Memorial Library. The agenda is here.

The Pascoag Fire District will hold its annual meeting to include voting on the election of commissioners, the annual fire protection budget and more on Monday, Sept. 11 starting at 7 p.m. at Station #2 at 141 Howard Ave. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Planning Board will hold a meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 starting at 7 p.m. in the Jesse Smithf Library community room. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 to include recognition of Burrillville Supt. Michael Sollitto who has been named the Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year at 5 p.m., with the regular meeting expected to resume around 6 p.m. Read more about the award here or view the agenda here.

The Burrillville Sewer Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 141 Clear River Drive. The agenda is here.

The Harrisville Fire District Operating Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 7 p.m at 115 Central St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Zoning Board of Review will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 starting at 7 p.m. at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 starting at 7 p.m. at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda is here.

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