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5 Things for July 25: Stadium Parking Bylaw, Animal Adventures, New Club Space and More

Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Sunny conditions in town with a high near 85, animal adventures event being held at Patriot Place, use of Foxboro Common and more ...

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 Sunny Conditions in Town with a High Near 85

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

2. CBS Scene Opening ‘Level One’ Nightclub Space Thursday

A new suburban nightclub is opening Thursday night in Foxborough, according to a recent press release issued by Patriot Place. The club, “Level One” will be located at CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar at Patriot Place and opens on Thursday at 9 p.m. with a dance party featuring DJ Plan B, AMP 103.3 and the AMPtourage. One attendee will win a pair of tickets to see Mary J. Blige at Bank of America Pavilion, courtesy of AMP 103.3 by registering for the guest list at http://cbsscene.com/levelOne.php.

“Level One will deliver all the amenities and atmosphere of a metropolitan night club – large dance floor, full bar, intimate booths and bar menu – without the hassle of typical clubs,” the press release said.

There will be free parking and no cover charge to the club. The club will open every Thursday at 9 p.m. and is 21+ only.

3. Meeting on Gillette Stadium Area Parking Bylaw to be Held at 7 p.m.

At May’s Annual Town Meeting, the town supported an article regarding parking bylaw in the Gillette Stadium area and according to Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis, there have been several groups in town that have met about the issues regarding Stadium area parking and they are going to report back on their findings Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall.

As a result of the bylaw, residents in the area of Gillette Stadium may face a $100 fine for violations during stadium events with a crowd of more than 15,000 in attendance. The article passed by a 73-50 margin in May.

Foxborough Police Chief Edward O'Leary said at the time that the bylaw was necessary because of safety concerns in the areas surrounding the stadium.

"You can't have a commercial parking lot in a residential area," he said, calling it a public safety issue.

4. Events:

  • 10 a.m. - Showcase Cinema de Lux Bookworm Wednesdays: Join Showcase Cinema for Bookworm Wednesdays, Patriot Place’s summer literacy program. Each Wednesday until Aug. 8, children who present a book report will receive free admission to a special film at 10 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - Summer Sensation 2012 - Face Painting: Visit Old Navy where the face painters will make you look cool while you shop.
  • 3 p.m. - Summer Sensation 2012 - Animal Adventures: Experience an animal program that is both fun and educational presented by an expert "Adventure Guide." Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and ask questions. Located at the Patriot Place Activity Center (across from Charming Charlie and Kidville in the North Retail.)
  • 3-4 p.m. - Kidville Krafts: Join Kidville for free summer crafts and discounted playspace rates.
  • 7-10 p.m. - Live Music at Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro: Live music is back on the Tastings Patio. Join Tastings on the patio from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday to see Mike Higgins perform.
  • 9:30 p.m. - Digger Dawg at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: This band offers a high-energy show of the ultimate in country, rock and blues. Digger Dawg was honored with a tour overseas to the troops in 2008 in Kuwait and Iraq.

5. Use of Foxboro Common Application Updated

DeVellis said at Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting the application for requesting use of Foxboro Common has been updated to include a list of questions to be better prepared for events at the center of town. Some of those questions, according to DeVellis, include will the event require electricity? Number of people expected to attend event? What type of event is it? Selectman Lynda Walsh suggested the request form be made available online and the board agreed. Town Manager Kevin Paicos made note of the request.

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