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5 Things: Mother’s Day Weekend, Postal Food Drive, Kennedy Visits Foxborough & More

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough this weekend, May 11-12.

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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. Chance of Thunderstorms, Rain This Weekend in Foxborough

Saturday’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. Patchy fog between 9 and 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 1 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Patchy fog after 3 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunday: Scattered showers, mainly between 8 a.m. and noon. Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

2. Support Foxboro’s Food Pantry Through Saturday’s Postal Food Drive

Support the Foxboro Food Pantry during the 21st annual NALC National Food Drive Saturday by leaving nonperishable food items by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will collect the food and deliver it to the pantry. In the past, the postal food drive has been a great source of food to get the food pantry through the summer months. The need for food increases in the summer when the children are home and not receiving free and reduced lunches at school.

3. Congressman Joe Kennedy Visits Foxborough Saturday

On Saturday, Congressman Joe Kennedy III will begin the day at the Mansfield DTC breakfast, followed by office hours for constituents in Lakeville. After that he will campaign with Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey, before ending the day in Foxborough at the Evergreen Center’s 30th anniversary celebration.

The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at Demetri’s Function Hall.

4. Patriot Place Events:

Here’s what’s happening around Patriot Place this weekend:

(Saturday) - AAA Day Shopping Event: AAA Members can stop by the AAA Booth and swipe his or her membership card to receive special offers and more. Click here for more information.

(Saturday, noon) –Airbrush Tattoos: Body Art Temporary Airbrush Tattoos located inside Old Navy.

(Saturday, 7:30 p.m.) - New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls: Come see the New England Revolution take on the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium.

(Saturday, 7 p.m.) - Bob Marley the Comedian at Showcase Live: Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. Click here for more information.

(Saturday, 9:30 p.m.) - Jacob Martin Band at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: Jacob Martin Band formed in early 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee through the underestimated power of Craigslist.

(Sunday) - Celebrate Mother's Day at Patriot Place: Get your Mother's Day gifts and make your reservations at one of Patriot Place’s many restaurants.

(Sunday, 2 p.m.) - The Harlem Gospel Choir: Mothers Day Brunch: Harlem Gospel Choir is the premier American Gospel Choir. It has traveled the world for 26 years; sharing its joy of faith & raising funds for children's charities. Click here for more information.

5. Mother’s Day Weekend Guide in Foxborough

Mother's Day is the perfect time to treat the moms, grandmas, sisters and aunts in your life! Celebrate the holiday, which falls on Sunday, May 12 this year, by enjoying a delicious brunch at her favorite restaurant in Foxborough or by taking part in some local Mother's Day events.

Click here to view Foxborough Patch’s local guide to Mother’s Day happenings.

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