5 Things: Brighten Someone’s Day, Fit Club, State Rock Song & More
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, March 13.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!
1. Expect a Mostly Sunny Wednesday with a High Near 52 in Foxborough
Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 7 to 11 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
2. Brighten Someone’s Day Campaign at Sharon Credit Union Begins
Join Sharon Credit Union in helping to support local food pantries by filling the baskets found in all Sharon Credit Union branches with laundry detergent. This is part of the third annual "Brighten Someone’s Day Campaign." Collection runs through March 31.
3. Foxboro Fit Club at Taylor Elementary School
Foxboro Fit Club is back now through April at Taylor Elementary School. Burn that holiday fat and get primed for spring. Feeling less than inspired at the gym? Hang with Foxboro Fit Club for an hour a week. Guaranteed to put a spark back in your workout. You'll sweat to best selling Beachbody programs like P90X, Turbo Fire and Insanity. All fitness levels are welcome to the free event. Workout begins at 7 p.m.
4. Foxborough’s Advisory Committee Meets Wednesday
Foxborough’s Advisory Committee will meet in the Andrew Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss warrant articles for May’s Annual Town Meeting.
5. Do You Want ‘Roadrunner’ or ‘Dream On’ for State Rock Song?
A little more than a week after a bill was filed to make "Roadrunner" by The Modern Lovers the state's official rock song, two legislators responded by filing their own bill to make Aerosmith's "Dream On" the anthem.
"("Dream On" is a) classic ballad that's all about holding on to your dreams and seizing opportunity," Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury) said. Cutler is co-sponsoring the bill with Rep. James Cantwell (D-Marshfield).
The two songs represent very different stories, both about rock and roll, and about Massachusetts. One is a buoyant tribute to the thrill of being young in Massachusetts, speeding down Route 128. The other is a wistful look back by a Boston band that was just at its beginnings as one of the most famous in rock history.
When asked, Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters Monday that he hasn't considered which song, if any, he prefers for the state rock song.
What do you think? Should "Roadrunner" become the state rock song, should "Dream On," or should neither?