5 Things for Oct. 23: Foxborough High School Orchestra and Chorus Concert, Heart-Healthy Halloween Tips, Live Music and More
Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Expect mostly sunny conditions with a high near 64. The Foxborough High School orchestra and chorus will perform tonight and it’s senior night for boys’ soccer.
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1. Expect a Sunny Tuesday in Foxborough with High Near 64
Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
2. Foxborough Music Association Presents Foxborough High School Fall Concert
The Foxborough High School orchestra and chorus will perform in concert tonight inside the Foxborough High School auditorium at 7 p.m.
3. American Heart Association Offers Heart-Healthy Halloween Tips
The American Heart Association is reaching out to families to show how children can have fun this Halloween while staying healthy.
Unfortunately, the annual celebration of junk food and candy can have a negative impact far beyond just Halloween. Childhood obesity has reached an alarming level in the United States. More than one in three children and adolescents are overweight or obese.
Obesity can lead to other significant health issues like heart disease, diabetes and stroke. But simple choices can help parents guide their kids toward a healthier path.
Try some of the tips below for a healthier Halloween this year:
- Remember to have a healthy meal before you go trick-or-treating. This reduces the temptation to “snack” while walking.
- Make this a fun family physical activity event. Set a goal of how many houses you will walk to and then stick to it.
- Think about a healthier version of treats to give out at your house: Mini boxes of raisins, 100 percent juice juice-boxes, snack sized pretzels, pre-packaged trail mixes, pre-packaged dried fruits, crayons, stickers, silly bands, tooth brushes, bubbles, plastic spiders, or coupons to local frozen yogurt stores. Avoid using toys that could be a choking hazard to little ones.
- Find the right sized collection bag for your child. Steer clear of the pillow case method.
So how do you deal with the excess of candy lying around your house come Nov. 1?
- Avoid the urge to buy on-sale candy in the grocery stores after Halloween.
- Pick out enough candy for one piece a day for five days and put those in the fridge. When your child asks for a piece of candy, make sure to pair it with a healthy snack: an apple, a banana, some healthy nuts, or celery. “Buy back” the candy from your child with money or tokens they can trade in for a fun activity: a day at the zoo, an afternoon playing at a local park, going ice skating, or a day at the pool.
- Some dentist offices have been known to buy back the candy from their patients so be on the lookout for that option.
4. Warriors Game Day:
The following Foxborough High School teams will be in action Tuesday:
- Boys’ soccer hosts Canton at 6:15 p.m. at Ahern Field
- Girls’ soccer travels to Canton for a 3:30 p.m. match
- Field hockey travels to Canton for a 3:30 p.m. game
For results and expanded schedules, check out Patch's Warriors Scoreboard here.
5. Patriot Place Events:
- Bass Pro Shops - It's the Great Pumpkin: Join Bass Pro Shops for a safe and fun Halloween celebration. Enjoy free trick or treating, a free photo in the Peanuts Pumpkin Patch, Halloween crafts, prizes and more.
- 11 a.m. - Storytime at Showcase Cinema de Lux: Meet Arthur at Kids Club Storytime.
- 8 p.m. - Jonny Lang at Showcase Live: Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota.