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5 Things for Dec. 27: Connect with Your Community on Foxborough Patch; Reptile Show at Patriot Place and More

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Dec. 27.

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 Thursday in Foxborough

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for rain. High near 45. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north 7 to 12 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Thursday night: A chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m., then a chance of snow. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

2. Connect with Your Community on Foxborough Patch

Do you know Foxborough Patch offers the community great tools and resources for free? All you need to do is create a Patch account (click here) and you are able to access all these great tools that connect you to the Foxborough community.

If you have an announcement you would like to make about an upcoming event, missing pet, son or daughter’s achievement or marriage then all you need to do is “create an announcement” on Foxborough Patch (click here) and it will be published instantly. No more e-mails, phone calls or days of waiting to see if the press will publish your information. It is done instantly and done by you!

Do you want to submit a Letter to the Editor? Sound off on a decision made by the Board of Selectmen or publicly ask questions about issues in town? You can do all of these things and more by blogging on Patch. It is easy and free with no time commitment. You choose the topic, length and time of publication for your blog. For more information, click here.

And how about events? Is your organization or community group holding an event that you would like to the community to know about? Simply post it on Foxborough Patch’s community calendar here! Click here to post your event!

Are you a photographer in town that has a lot of great shots of Foxborough? Share them with the community in our Pics & Clips section of the website by clicking here to upload to our community gallery.

Foxborough Patch offers you all the tools you need to get involved and connected with your community. Don’t let them go to waste!

3. 7 Patriots Elected to 2013 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the 2013 Pro Bowl rosters Wednesday and seven Patriots were selected to the AFC squad:

  • Tom Brady
  • Wes Welker
  • Logan Mankins
  • Rob Gronkowski
  • Jerod Mayo
  • Vince Wilfork
  • Matthew Slater

To read more on the 2013 Pro Bowl selections and reaction from the Patriots’ players selected, click here.

 4. Patriot Place Events:

  • Baby Pictures at Showcase Cinema de Lux: Enjoy the latest movies in a convenient baby-friendly setting at a discounted price of only $6.
  • 4 p.m. - Winter Wonder 2012 - Reptile Show: Stop by Patriot Place for a free Reptile Show!  You can experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts, and fascinating stories about the animals and their natural habitats.
  • 6 p.m. - Fun and Games with 5Wits: Join 5Wits 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.
  • 9:30 p.m. - Ryan Brooks Kelly at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: This award-winning young entertainer brings a fresh new look and sound to contemporary country music. Ryan has the experience of a seasoned vet opening for national acts such as Lynryd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers, & Eric Church.

5. Boyden Library Trustees to Meet Thursday

The Boyden Library Trustees will meet Thursday at the Lovely Law Office on 6 Railroad Ave. to discuss the following business:

  • Review of FY14 budget
  • Authorization to sell stock gifted to Beyond Books Boyden Library Gift Fund
  • Formal acceptance of gifts to Beyond Books Boyden Library Gift Fund

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