5 Things: Candidates’ Night, Mennonite Singers, Local Ties to Frozen Four & More

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, April 11.

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1. Expect a Chance of Showers in Foxborough Thursday

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Thursday night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

2. Foxboro Jaycees Present Candidates’ Night Thursday

The Foxboro Jaycees will once again present Candidates’ Night, which will be cablecast LIVE on Foxboro Cable Access channels 8 and 39 Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.
All candidates on the ballot for the April 30th town election have been invited to participate. The standard question/answer format will be moderated by Jaycee Bob Gillis. Foxborough Patch Local Editor Jeremie Smith and The Foxboro Reporter staff writer Frank Mortimer will be on hand to ask the candidates questions.

Candidates running unopposed will have the opportunity to make a statement, and Smith and Mortimer will be on hand to pose questions of interest to the candidates running in contested races (this year, that means selectmen and school committee).
In addition to the LIVE cablecast, the program will be repeated numerous times until the election. Exact dates and times will be listed in the FCA Program Schedule and can also be found on the FCA website, www.fcatv.org.
The Jaycees are proud to present this annual forum so the voters of Foxborough have an opportunity to meet the candidates running for public office and to hear their views on the issues that are relevant to the positions that they are seeking. It is the Jaycees' hope that information in this broadcast will enable voters to make a more informed decision at the polls.

3. Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute in Pennsylvania Performs Live Thursday at Union Church

An evening of sacred A capella music will be presented at the Union Church of South Foxborough at 384 South St. by The Sharon Singers of the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute in Pennsylvania Thursday at 7 p.m. The Singers are on a tour extending from Virginia to New Brunswick and will also sing for residents of Doolittle Home Friday morning following Thursday’s performance. Admission is free and the public is welcome. An offering will be taken to help the group offset expenses.

4. Patriot Place Events:

Here’s what’s happening around Patriot Place today:

  • Camp Kidville Open House at Kidville: Join Kidville Thursday for Camp Kidville Open House at Kidville at Patriot Place Games & Music. There will be snacks and giveaways.
  • Fun and Games with 5Wits: Join 5Wits at 6 p.m. for a night of fun and games. Try some of 5Wits favorite board and card games and have a chance to take them home for a steal.
  • Trivia at Red Robin: Come try your luck during trivia at Red Robin every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. sponsored by Sam Adams.

5. Foxborough Native to Participate in NCAA Men’s Hockey Frozen Four Thursday

Foxborough native Derek Arnold has enjoyed a tremendous season with the UMass Lowell men’s ice hockey team and will be participating in the NCAA Frozen Four Thursday against Yale at 4:30 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The game will be televised on ESPN2. If Arnold and the River Hawks defeat Yale they will face the winner of top seeded Quinnipiac and St. Cloud State Saturday in the NCAA Championship at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

To read more on Arnold’s journey to the Frozen Four, click here.


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