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5 Things: Winter Storm Watch Issued for Foxborough, Glass Fragments Found in Special K Cereal, ‘Van Meder Trust’ Play Reading & More

Here's five things you need to know this weekend in Foxborough, Feb. 23-24.

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. National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening for Norfolk County, including Foxborough.

The storm watch calls for heavy wet snow with accumulations widespread throughout the area. Foxborough has potential to see between six and 10 inches of snow this weekend. Snowfall is expected to begin Saturday afternoon while the heaviest snow will occur Saturday night into Sunday.

Snow may be mixed with rain Saturday.

The biggest concern, according to the NWS, is the storm will likely produce heavy wet snow, which could lead to downed tree limbs and power outages.

2. CEREAL RECALL: Glass Fragments Found in Special K

Cereal giant Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling three sizes of its Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries cereal because of the possibility of glass fragments in the cereal.

According to Kellogg’s:

The food affected by the recall can be identified with the following information:

11.2-ounce package     - UPC Code 38000 59923
    - Better if Used Before: DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30

22.4-ounce twin pack     - UPC Code 38000 78356
    - Better if Used Before:
        - NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 07:00 to NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 08:51
        - NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 15:00 to NOV 30 KNB 105 17:05

37-ounce package     - UPC Code 38000 20940
    - Better if Used Before:  NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 17:31 to NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 20:05

If your package is any size other than 11.2, 22.4 or 37 ounces, it is NOT impacted by this recall.

If your package has the letters KXA, KXB, or KXC following the Better if Used Before Date, it is NOT impacted by this recall.

Kellogg’s asks consumers to check their cereal and do not eat the food that is in packages being recalled. Those with recalled cereal should contact Kellogg’s for a replacement coupon.

The company said there are no reports of injuries associated with the product.

Kellogg’s said, “At Kellogg, our number one priority is the quality and safety of our foods. All of our processes will be thoroughly reviewed and appropriate actions will be taken to help prevent this situation from happening in the future.”

“Consumers who may have purchased the recalled product should contact Kellogg Consumer Affairs by clicking here or by calling 1-800-962-1413 Monday-Friday 8 AM - 6 PM Eastern Time. Kellogg will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and may also make arrangements to retrieve the product for further evaluation,” said the company.

3. Van Meder Trust Play Reading at YMCA Arts Center in Mansfield

The All Stories Theater Company presents a free public performance of the new play “The Van Meder Trust” on Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Hockomock YMCA Arts Center, 40 Balcom St., Mansfield.

Written by Beth Danesco, “The Van Meder Trust” is a multi-generational, multi-cultural family drama about a 13-year old girl still dealing with a tumultuous childhood, and the two aunts – one African American, one white South African – who try to steer her through a time of crises.

Matthew Bruffee will direct a cast, which includes Molly Beck Ferguson, Keena Keel, Leeanna Singleton, Keith Mascoll, Calvin Marcellus Braxton, John Trent, Mark Mason and Judith Nelson-Dilday.

Special venue art will be provided by painter Elaine Donnelly, photographer Breck Sargent and The National Black Doll Museum.

The free, public performance marks the debut of both The All Stories Theater Company and the play. The audience is invited to offer feedback after the show and become part of the ongoing creative process.

The show is suitable for audiences 13 years and up and will last approximately 120 minutes with one intermission.

“The Van Meder Trust” is a proud recipient of a grant from The Mansfield Cultural Council, a local affiliate of The Massachusetts Cultural Council.

4. Patriot Place Events:

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

  • (Saturday) - Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic: Join Bass Pro Shops for the annual Fishing Classic Feb. 22 to March 10, featuring free seminars, boat specials, rod trade in, reel trade in and more. You can also enter to win a fishing trip with Tony Stewart.
  • (Saturday) 2-4 p.m. - Old Navy Fit Clinic: A perfect fit for every body! Stop by this Saturday for a Fit Clinic.
  • (Sunday) - Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic: Join Bass Pro Shops for the annual Fishing Classic Feb. 22 to March 10, featuring free seminars, boat specials, rod trade in, reel trade in and more. You can also enter to win a fishing trip with Tony Stewart.
  • (Sunday) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  - Brunch at Skipjack's: Come to Skipjack's for brunch Sunday and enjoy live jazz music.

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