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5 Things for Sept. 21: Foxborough Football Home Opener, Live Music, Weekend Events and More

Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Warriors football kicks off Whitman-Hanson at Ahern Middle School, live music at Patriot Place and a look ahead to the weekend.

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. Sunny with a High Near 65 Today in Foxborough

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Friday night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

2. Foxborough High School Football Hosts Whitman-Hanson in Home Opener

The 2-0 Foxborough Warriors will host Whitman-Hanson in Friday’s home opener at Ahern Middle School. Kick-off is 7 p.m. The Warriors dominated on the road in the first two weeks of the season, outscoring their opponents, 74-16 and running back Kiivone Howard has scored six rushing touchdowns through two games. Foxborough Patch will be covering Friday’s game and providing live updates through our Cover It Live feature. Log on to the site at 7 p.m. to monitor the action in Foxborough if you cannot attend!

3. Warriors Game Day:

The following Foxborough High School teams will be in action Friday:

  • Boys’ soccer hosts Stoughton at 3:30 p.m.
  • Girls’ soccer hosts Stoughton at 3:30 p.m.

For results and expanded schedules, check out Patch's Warriors Scoreboard here.

4. Patriot Place Events:

  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Live Music at Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro: Welcome 3 of a Kind to Tastings' Music Series’ stage.
  • 8 p.m. - Blue Sky Riders at Showcase Live: The creative spark that turned into Blue Sky Riders was struck as two veteran singer/songwriters worked on their first song together.
  • 8 p.m. - Krystal Keith at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: Daughter to Toby Keith, Krystal Keith has been known to sing with her father on stage and is an aspiring country singer, following in the footsteps of her dad.
  • 8:30 p.m. - How Men Think (or do they?) - Adult Comedy Show At Twenty8: A hilarious peek inside the male mind. This comedy dinner show plays at Twenty8 inside the Renaissance Hotel and Spa Boston Patriot Place.
  • 9:30 p.m. - Tom Dixon Band at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: With a unique combination of smooth country vocals and an explosive live performance, The Tom Dixon Band has given birth to a new way of delivering that sweet country sound.

5. A Look at the Weekend Ahead in Foxborough

With the weekend quickly approaching, Foxborough Patch highlights a couple of upcoming events:

Saturday, Sept. 22:

Second Annual POW-MIA Remembrance Day

The Foxborough Veterans Services Department and the town's Veterans Services Advisory Committee (VSAC) will be holding the second Annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day on Saturday on the Foxboro Common.

Saturday, Sept. 22 will be a day of remembrance on Foxboro Common for military prisoners of war and military servicemen and women missing in action.

The town's second annual POW*MIA Remembrance Day is organized by the Foxborough Veterans Services Department and the town's Veterans Services Advisory Committee (VSAC). Below is a preliminary program for the event:

  • Ceremony begins at 4:45 p.m.
  • Circling of Common - 1 Rolling Thunder and Legion Riders
  • Bo Siteman, VSAC chair, will give the Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Master of Ceremony Joseph Lally
  • Father Steve Madden, pastor of St. Mary Church has been asked to give the Invocation
  • Combined Color Guards - AL 93 & VFW 2626 will post the colors
  • Salute to the flag
  • The National Anthem is expected to be performed by a Foxborough High School student
  • Introduction of Dignitaries will include State Senator James Timilty, State Representative Jay Barrows, members of the Foxborough Board of Selectmen and John Hogan, district director, CVSD.
  • Speakers during the event will include Timilty or Barrows, Foxborough Town Historian Jack Authelet, Mike Johns, VSO, CVSD and John MacGillivary, VSO, Newton.
  • Heath Hobson, VSO, CVSD will read the narrative of the Missing Man Table
  • Joseph D'Entremont, president of MA-1 Rolling Thunder will present the POW-MIA Flag to BOS chair James DeVellis.
  • Pastor Bill Dudley of Union Church in South Foxborough will give the benediction.
  • The combined color guards will perform the gun salute and Ray Fuller and Matt Mello will perform echo Taps.

Sunday, Sept. 23:

YMCA’s 10th Annual Foxborough 5K and Family Fun Day is Sunday

the Hockomock Area YMCA will host its annual 5K and Family Fun day to benefit the LIVESTRONG cancer survivorship program.

This annual road race is held in loving memory of Linda Cavossa, Michael Baker, and Jackie Thomas. The funds raised from this event go to support the Hockomock YMCA’s Reach Out for Youth & Families Campaign and specifically to the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Cancer survivorship program.

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is a 12-week strength and conditioning program designed for adult cancer survivors who are deconditioned and chronically fatigued from their cancer and/or treatment. This program is without cost to the survivor and their family.

The event will be held at the Foxboro YMCA on Mechanic Street, beginning with registration at 9 a.m.

The 5K race begins at 11 a.m. and the route is a flat course through Foxborough, which caters to all fitness levels. There will be both a running and walking division, awarding the top three finishers in each running division.

T-shirts will be available for the first 300 pre-registered participants.

Registration beginning Sept. 15 will be $25. When on the Hockomock Area YMCA's website, select the drop down “Events” and “Foxboro 5K Run/Walk.”

The YMCA will also host a Kids Fun Run at noon Sunday. All children ages nine and younger are encouraged to register. Kids Fun Run is $5.

There will be family activities from 9 a.m. to noon featuring Radio Disney, which will include kids games and prizes, inflatable obstacle course, free refreshments, and music. The Y says it wants to get your entire family being active and having fun at the event.

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