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5 Things for the Weekend: Small Business Saturday, Photos with Santa, Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker Recalled and More

Here’s what’s happening in Foxborough this weekend, Nov. 24-25.

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 Chance of Rain Saturday Before a Sunny Sunday in Foxborough

Saturday’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of showers, mainly before 8 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

2. Shop Local on Small Business Saturday in Foxborough

Saturday is Small Business Saturday and you are encouraged to support local businesses in Foxborough by shopping “Main Street.” Click here for more information.

 3. RECALL: Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker

Focus Products Group International LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker.

You should immediately stop using the project and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return and product and receive a replacement.

The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA.

The products were sold under the following makes and model numbers:

  • West Bend
    • 65032
  • Back to Basics
    • CM300BK, CM300BKL, CM300BLSS, CM300BR, CM300BRBRL CM300BRL, CM300W

So far, the company has not received any consumer complaints about the issue, but Focus Products’ “independent testing revealed the potential product, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product,” said the FDA.

According to the FDA:

The only affected products are the Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers, makes and model numbers listed above.  The Cocoa Grande™ Hot Drink Maker is NOT affected by this recall.  The Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers shipped nationwide starting in 2004 through October 12, 2012. The affected products come in a variety of colors with transparent pitchers, and were sold primarily in the United States through various retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, through various e-retailers such as Amazon.com and through Focus Products’ online store.

Consumers in possession of a Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker should contact Focus Products’ Call Center at 1-888-943-5202.

4. Patriot Place Events:

The following events will be held at Patriot Place this weekend:

  • (Saturday) - Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops: Enjoy a free photo with Santa, games crafts and more at Santa’s Wonderland.
  • (Saturday) - The Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year: Join Patriot Place for the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year! Check out early store openings, sales, events and more. Click here for more details.
  • 9:30 p.m. - (Saturday) - Branded at I Love This Bar and Grill: This Boston based alternative country band blurs the lines between three-chords-and-the-truth and down home country music.
  • (Saturday) - 10:30 p.m. - The Great Escape at Showcase Live: The Great Escape is the Ultimate Journey Experience. If you love Journey, you`ll love this band. Central to the band are the powerful vocals, enthusiastic energy and incredible range of Jason Paulino.
  • (Sunday) - Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops: Enjoy a free photo with Santa, games crafts and more at Santa’s Wonderland.
  • (Sunday) - The Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year: Join Patriot Place for the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year! Check out early store openings, sales, events and more. Click here for more details.
  • (Sunday) – Noon to 3 p.m. - Photos on the Field with Santa: Ever dream of walking across the same field that the three-time World Champion New England Patriots play on? You can today from noon to 3 p.m. you can get your photo taken with Santa on the Gillette Stadium field!
  • (Sunday) – 3 to 5 p.m. - "Fun" Raiser at Fanautical: Join Fanautical for a Fun-Raiser on Nov. 25th from 3 to 5 p.m. – 10 percent of all “SAILS” go to The American Cancer Society.

5. Neponset Choral Society Winter Concert

The Neponset Choral Society will hold a Winter Concert on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Foxborough. Cost is $20.

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