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5 Things for Dec. 3: Country Fest Application Review, Joe Andruzzi’s Tackle Cancer Gala, Help Foxborough Food Pantry and More

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Dec. 3.

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 Sunny Monday in Foxborough with a High of 55

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for partly sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Monday night: Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 34. Light and variable wind.

2. Joe Andruzzi Foundation Celebrates the Fifth Annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala

The New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala will fill with laughter, hope and inspiration for a record-breaking fundraiser Monday in the stadium’s Putnam Club. Proceeds will go toward the Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s financial assistance program for cancer patients and their families, and the C.J. Buckley Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital.

The night kicks off with a symposium prior to the gala, which will feature “Caring for the Caregiver,” a presentation sponsored by Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and led by ambassadors of the biopharmaceutical leader. Lisa Marquette Porat, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, President of ILP Solutions, Inc., will also lend her expertise to the session. A discussion on molecular advancements in the treatment of brain tumors will follow, led by Dr. Peter Manley, Director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Outcome Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Admission to the symposium is open to those attending the gala.

The gala celebration begins with a cocktail hour, during which guests can buy footballs to be autographed by Patriots players, bid on silent auction items, and enjoy delicious culinary offerings. A live auction and speaking program, featuring Joe Andruzzi and Foundation beneficiaries, will follow.

Individual tickets to the fifth annual gala are available exclusively at JAFGala.org. Additional information can be found at www.joeandruzzifoundation.org.

Andruzzi is a cancer survivor and Joe Andruzzi Foundation President. He will be joined by his wife, Jen on Monday to welcome an impressive roster of celebrities to JAF’s fifth annual gala fundraising event. Past guests have included current and former Patriots players Tom Brady, Matt Light, Troy Brown, Kevin Faulk, Jerod Mayo, Rob Gronkowski, Rob Ninkovich, Wes Welker and Danny Woodhead; television and radio personalities Greg Hill, Lisa Hughes and Bianca de la Garza; comedian Lenny Clarke, and many more.

Scott Zolak, a former Patriots player and 98.5 The Sports Hub Midday Host/Patriots Color Analyst, will lend his support as the evening’s emcee while Boston radio and television personality Billy Costa will serve as the event’s live auctioneer.

3. Foxborough’s Stadium Advisory Committee to Review License for 10th Annual New England Country Music Festival

Foxborough’s Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Andrew Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall to review Gillette Stadium’s application for license to use the venue for Kenny Chesney’s 10th annual New England Country Music Festival in August 2013.

4. Post Your Events, News and Announcements on Foxborough Patch for Free!

It's free—and easy—to get out the word out on Patch. Here's how:

Posting your events and announcements directly is the most effective and efficient way to get visibility on Foxborough Patch.

Whether it's a yard sale or a (I hope not) notice that your pet has gone missing, you can post it directly on the site.

To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page.

That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on the local government meeting, hanging out in a courtroom waiting for a disposition, meeting with community members, or something else that we Patchers are always doing.

To post announcements to the site for free: simply click the Announcement option under the news tab on the homepage. On the right side of the screen you’ll see the button “Add an Announcement.” This will you take you to Patch’s new announcement form. Once there, get your brag on and tell the community all about your child's sports league win or your civic club’s new members. When you’re ready, click “publish my announcement” and it will go live to the site immediately.

With just a few clicks, you can tell the town when you get married, have a baby, graduate or make the honor roll.

You can also write a public thank-you, provide details about your group's upcoming event, publish a political news release, or ask for volunteers. (We have a whole bunch of categories you can choose for your announcement; you'll see for yourself when you submit one.)

For extra visibility, add a photo. If you email us the link, we can help give you even more exposure. Often, we feature announcements with photos on the homepage and in the Foxborough Patch daily newsletter.

5. Patriot Place Events:

  • Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops: Enjoy a free photo with Santa, games crafts and more at Santa’s Wonderland.
  • Help the Foxborough Food Pantry at Old Navy: From now through Dec. 19 Old Navy will be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit the Foxborough Food Pantry. Help those in need this holiday season and make a donation today.

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