5 Things: Foxborough High’s Drama Club Presents ‘Anything Goes,’ Charter Students to Rehabilitate School in Costa Rica & More
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, March 15.
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 Friday with a High Near 40 in Foxborough
Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 10 to 13 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 7 mph.
2. Foxborough High School Drama Club Presents ‘Anything Goes’
The Foxborough High School Drama Club has been busy prepping for next weekend’s spring musical, “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter, which will showcase the collective work of 22 FHS students.
“Twenty-two students worked on and built the ship that is used for the set,” said Foxborough High School Drama Club Director Joan Marino.
Students playing lead roles in the musical are:
- Sydney Raymond
- Shane Walsh
- Alex Procaccini
- Mollie Madigan
- Jamie Engler
- Tom Donelly
A student pit band will also be performing during the musical. Marino describes the production as a “hilarious musical comedy.”
“A cast of zany characters, played by 18 students, is let loose on a ship heading to London,” said Marino. “With romance and slapstick comedy and gangsters and angels, chaos inevitably ensues.”
The show begins at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.
3. Foxborough Fire & Rescue St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirts on Sale Now
Foxborough Fire “First Line of Defense” St. Patrick’s Day limited edition shirts are now available.
“If you want them in time for the big day you will have to stop by the station,” Foxborough Fire & Rescue said on its Facebook page. “If you want to order one please send an e-mail with your size and quantity to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a PayPal invoice, once we receive payment we will ship it out to you. If you want overnight to receive it in time for Sunday we will add additional charges.”
4. Patriot Place Events:
Here’s what’s happening around Patriot Place today:
- Artist's Studio & Gallery Spring Art Show: Visit the Annual Spring Art Show featuring the works of the Foxboro Art Association with over a hundred pieces of artwork on display from over 60 different local artists.
- 11 a.m. - Winter Wonder - Creation Station: Join Patriot Place for hands-on art activities that explore a wide range of art media and tools.
5. Foxborough Regional Charter School Students to Rehabilitate School in Costa Rica
FRCS World Language Teacher Ms. Ceil Rose, along with 10 students and professional expedition leader, Erik Daubert, will experience an amazing adventure in Costa Rica this April.
As the world becomes a more interconnected place in the 21st century, opportunities such as these help prepare students to be global citizens in a very real way, according to FRCS’ website.
“The trip serves several purposes: community service, physical challenge and cultural/language experience,” FRCS said.
Upon arrival, students will be working with the Malekus Indigenes people to rehabilitate a school for Costa Rican children. During the project, they will need to use the Spanish language skills that they’ve learned at FRCS, some since kindergarten. During the physical challenge phase, students will hike up a mountain and trek through the lush Costa Rican jungles, learning about the local wildlife. In addition to this community service and learning opportunities, students have also been strengthening their organizational skills leading up to the trip – getting passports, vaccinations, filling out paperwork, learning about their destination, and fundraising for the trip. The team will end their trip zip-lining over the jungle canopy and white water rafting.
The team departs in April 13th.