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 Rainy Weekend in Foxborough
This weekend’s weather in Foxborough looks to be good for those wanting to enjoy some sun. According to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, Saturday’s weather calls for a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m., then a chance of showers between 2 and 3 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 a.m. Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunday: Scattered showers, mainly between 10 a.m. and noon, then scattered thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable wind.
2. Stop by the Community Farm Stand to Support the Foxboro Discretionary Fund Food Pantry.
The Foxborough Community Farm Stand, held on the corner of Route 140 and Walnut Street, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until October. The stand that runs with the help of about 100 volunteers provides fresh fruit and vegetables grown on site and nearby at places such as Flint Farm in Mansfield.
All proceeds from the farm stand are given to the Foxboro Discretionary Fund Food Pantry.
3. ‘Wanderulst’ is Foxborough's Most Rented Redbox Movie this Week
For the first time in nearly a month, there’s a new top movie rental at Redbox in Foxborough. “Wanderlust” topped Foxborough’s Redbox rental this week, bumping “21 Jump Street” from its three-week reign as number one in town. Stop by your local Redbox at the Stop & Shop on Main Street and check out what your neighbors in Foxborough are renting through Redbox.
Redbox's synopsis of "Wanderlust":
George and Linda are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized from his financial firm and Linda's depressing documentary is cancelled, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can't buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them. Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?
Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use.
4. Patriot Place Events:
- 9 a.m. (Saturday) - Super Summer Saturday at Kidville: Enjoy free bubbles, balloons, face painting and discounted playspace rates
- 11 a.m. (Saturday) – Berry Yogurt Opens for Business at Patriot Place: Berry Yogurt, will host its grand opening Saturday at 11 a.m. For more information, click here.
- 11 a.m. (Saturday) - Summer Sensation 2012 - Backyard Games at Patriot Place: There is nothing like a little friendly competition at Patriot Place. Grab the kids and take part in these super sized backyard games: Checkers, Chess, Block Stack, Ladder Ball, Bean Bag Toss and more.
- 11 a.m. (Saturday)- Summer Sensation 2012 - Special Pirate Performance: Hop on board the pirate ship and meet the captain and his mates. Located at the Patriot Place Activity Center.
- 8 p.m. (Saturday) - Delbert McClinton at Showcase Live:
- 9:30 p.m. (Saturday) - Not in Kansas at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: This modern country cover band has opened for national acts such as Blake Shelton, Ronnie Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Jo-Dee Messina and more.
- 1:30-4 p.m. (Sunday) - Patriots Training Camp: For Patriots fans who want to get closer to the action or are looking for an inexpensive way to entertain the kids, Patriots Training Camp offers just the ticket.
- 3 p.m. (Sunday) - Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro - Summer BBQ Series: Chef Lacy will be putting together a special selection of Small Plates that are prepared patio side on Tastings’ new commercial grade grill.
- 4 p.m. (Sunday) - Sounds of Summer presented by Patch.com: Cry Uncle is from a small New Hampshire border town in northern Massachusetts. They are four unique individuals who are the ingredients to an eclectic mix of songs that keep the party going.
- 6 p.m. (Sunday) - Sounds of Summer presented by Patch.com: Shotgun Still is a party band playing in many of the areas’ top music venues. Now, these musicians are taking their sounds to Patriot Place.
5. Patriots Go Full Pads for Saturday’s Practice
On Saturday, the Patriots will be allowed to conduct their first full-squad, full-pad practice of training camp. The practice will be held at the regular time, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Fan Zone will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Click here for a fan's guide to training camp and here for some great photos from Thursday's practice.