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 Saturday and Sunday with Temperatures in the 80s
This weekend’s weather in Foxborough looks to be good for those wanting to enjoy some sun. According to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, Saturday’s weather calls for sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Saturday night: Patchy fog after 5 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 56. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Sunday: Patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
2. Sixth Annual Hockomock YMCA Triathlon to be Held Sunday at Lake Pearl
The Hockomock Area's YMCA Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, July 22 at Lake Pearl Luciano's in Wrentham. Race starts at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 6 a.m. Roughly 400 triathletes from the New England area are expected to participate in triathlon. said in a recent press release it is "proud to sponsor" this annual event with all proceeds benefiting the Reach Out to Youth and Families program at the Hockomock Area YMCA in Foxborough. For more information,
3. '21 Jump Street' is Foxborough's Most Rented Redbox Movie Again
For the third straight week, the most rented Redbox movie in Foxborough is "21 Jump Street," starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Stop by your local Redbox at the Stop & Shop on Main Street and check out what your neighbors in Foxborough are renting through Redbox.
Redbox's synopsis of "21 Jump Street":
Schmidt and Jenko are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.
Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence.
4. Patriot Place Events:
- Saturday, 8 a.m. - Backyard Splash - Regional DockDogs Event: Bring your dog and participate in this regional DockDogs event.
- Saturday, 11 a.m. - Summer Sensation 2012 - Backyard Games at Patriot Place: There is nothing like a little friendly competition at Patriot Place. Grab the kids and take part in these super sized backyard games: Checkers, Chess, Block Stack, Ladder Ball, Bean Bag Toss and more!
- Saturday, 7:30 p.m. - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band performs at Showcase Live: Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Many go to their live shows with reservations, high expectations, and the burning question, "Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?" Almost always the answer is, "Yes."
- Saturday, 9:30 p.m. - Tom Dixon 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.
- Sunday, 8 a.m. - Backyard Splash - Regional DockDogs Event: Bring your dog and participate in this regional DockDogs event.
- Sunday, 3 p.m. - Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro - Summer BBQ Series: Chef Lacy will be putting together a special selection of Small Plates that are prepared patio side on the restaurant’s new commercial grade grill.
- Sunday, 4 p.m. - Sounds of Summer presented by Patch.com: Grace Morrison and the RSO bring original covers and covert originals to the stage with accessible acoustic sounds.
- Sunday, 6 p.m. - Sounds of Summer presented by Patch.com: Calaboose has been honing their craft in many bands for years before finding each other and now, really rockin' the house.
5. ‘Who’s My Neighbor?’ Cultural Community Festival to be Held Saturday on Foxborough Common
“Who’s My Neighbor?” is a cultural community festival hosted by River Community Church on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Foxborough Common. The public is invited to stop by and celebrate your culture. There will be drama, dance, music, food and more. Admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free. There will be free parking at with shuttles providing transportation to and from the Common every 30 minutes.