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5 Things: Snow Likely, MIAA State Tourney Info, Democratic Caucus, Road Race & More

Here's five things you need to know this weekend in Foxborough, Feb. 16-17.

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 Snowy Weekend in Foxborough

Saturday’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Saturday night: Saturday Night Snow. Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Low around 20. North wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Sunday: Snow likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Blustery, with a west wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.

2. MIAA Sectionals Wrestling Tournament Held at Foxborough High School Saturday; Info on MIAA Swim Meet

Foxborough High School will be the site of the MIAA Wrestling Sectionals tournament Saturday, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

In other MIAA state tournament news, the swimming championships will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at Springfield College. The boys' championship will be held at Harvard University Sunday and is affected by this decision.

Here’s a message from the MIAA:

The MIAA passes cannot be honored at the Springfield College MIAA Swim/Diving Championships, nor are tickets available for these events this weekend. This step is unprecedented in Association history, but so also are the cancelled tournaments that require this position.

We have invited hundreds of additional swimmers and divers to our State Championships this weekend, after their sectional tournaments were cancelled due to last weekend’s snowstorm. The added participation is a positive opportunity for those students, who would not have any tournament opportunity otherwise. Because of last weekend's massive snowfall, which impacted both our originally scheduled and back-up dates, the Association responded by entering into our state tournaments all swimmers who qualified as individuals for the regional championships. Divers who might have qualified during the sectionals also were entered. With many more participants than anticipated, facility constraints became evident. The resulting constraints preclude selling any tickets at the site, or from honoring passes of any nature. If you have not been designated to receive a ticket by your school, please DO NOT travel to Springfield College. You will NOT be admitted. Thank you for your understanding and support!!

We are providing a specific number of complimentary tickets for the limited available seating and standing room to the school principals and athletic directors who have student athletes competing in these Championships. We calculated the percentage of total entries that each school has in the meet, and then allocated that percentage to the total number of seats available. In addition, we assured that each school had as a minimum, enough tickets for one per athlete entered. Because we cannot accommodate anyone else at the site, we have arranged to have as many competitions as possible streamed live on www.masslive.com.

If you have been designated by your high school to receive one of the limited tickets, please click here for parking information and directions.

3. Wampanoag Road Runners to Run Through Foxborough Sunday

The following information is courtesy of the Foxborough Police Department:
“On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Wampanoag Road Runners will be holding the 18th annual Old Fashioned Road Race. There is both a 10-mile run and a 5K run/walk through the community. About 900 people will be running in the event. The race starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Expect traffic congestion and some delays along Mechanic Street, Foxborough Common Area, Chestnut Street, Baker Street and Foxhill Road. Officers on detail will assist with traffic during the event.”

Click here for more about the event.

4. Patriot Place Events:

Here’s a look at today’s events at Patriot Place:

  • (Saturday & Sunday) - Bass Pro Shops Free Boat Show: Join Bass Pro Shops for gift card giveaways, free family activities, free insider tips from the Pros and free boating and fishing seminars.
  • (Saturday & Sunday) - Artist's Studio & Gallery features Mansfield High School: The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place hosts Mansfield High School this weekend and will be displaying pieces of student art along with other artists from around the area. Stop in and check out these great pieces.
  • (Saturday) Noon to 2 p.m. - Animal Adventures: Experience an amazing animal program that is both fun and educational presented by an expert “Adventure Guide.”
  • (Sunday) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Brunch at Skipjack's: Come to Skipjack's for brunch and enjoy live jazz music.

5. Foxborough Democratic Caucus is Sunday

Democrats in the town of Foxborough will hold a caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party's 2013 Platform Convention on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Foxborough Public Safety Building in the McGinty Room. All Foxborough residents registered as Democrats no later than Dec. 31, 2012 are eligible to participate.

The Foxborough Democratic Town Caucus will elect delegates to the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party's Platform Convention. The date for the Convention is July 13, 2013 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

There will also be a Youth Convention for high school students. Contact Dennis Naughton at (508) 543-6214 for details.

The Foxborough Democratic Caucus will elect 8 delegates and 3 alternates. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. Those not elected as Delegate or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled.

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