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5 Things: YMCA Family Valentine Dance, Bon Jovi Tickets on Sale, Help Local Firefighters & More

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Feb. 15.

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 Partly Sunny Friday with a High Near 48 in Foxborough

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Friday night: A chance of snow, mainly after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

2. Hockomock Area YMCA to Host Family Valentine Dance Friday

The Hockomock Area YMCA invites area residents to wear red on Friday for the ‘Healthy Hearts’ Family Valentine Dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Y's Bernon Family Branch (45 Forge Hill Rd., Franklin) and Invensys Foxboro Branch (67 Mechanic St., Foxborough) and 6-8 p.m. at the Y's North Attleboro Branch (300 Elmwood St., North Attleboro). The dances were originally scheduled last Friday but the Blizzard of 2013 postponed the event to Feb. 15.

This free event guarantees a good time for all with a DJ and lots of dancing, including 20-minute intervals of line dances for teens and follow-the-leader songs for preschoolers. Many other activities are planned including a nail salon, arts and crafts, scooter relays, fruit and vegetable fondues, healthy snacks, and more for members and non-members alike. 

The North Attleboro Branch is partnering with the American Heart Association to celebrate healthy hearts. Children are invited to fill out healthy heart passports and win prizes. Come visit the Y's membership lobbies to purchase high-end, $3 Valentine’s Day candles for your loved ones and support our Reach Out for Youth & Families annual campaign. 

In addition, the North Attleboro branch will also have a balloon artist on-hand and the Franklin and Foxborough locations will offer face painting. Each branch will also offer a grilled cheese and tomato soup family dinner option for $3 per member and $5 per non-member. Dinner starting times vary by branch. 

For more information, call Erin Brennock at (508) 772-1306 or visit our website at www.hockymca.org.

3. Bon Jovi Tickets Go On Sale Today at 10 a.m.

Bon Jovi is returning to Foxborough this summer for the first time since 2010 for his new tour "BON JOVI Because We Can - The Tour."

The concert, slated for Saturday, July 20th at Gillette Stadium, will kick-off an action-packed two months of music in Foxborough with Taylor Swift's two shows at Gillette Stadium coming the week after Bon Jovi and Kenny Chesney's annual two-day New England Country Music Festival returning to Gillette Stadium August. 

Tickets for the Bon Jovi concert go on sale Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.

“Rock fans in New England love Bon Jovi and especially love seeing them at Gillette Stadium, where ‘This is Our House’ is the official touchdown song,” said Dan Murphy, Gillette Stadium vice president of business development. “We’re excited to welcome them back in 2013 and see what they have planned for ‘Because We Can.’”

Tickets, starting at $19.50 (plus service charges), can be purchased on Feb. 15 through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster Express at 866-448-7849 (automated only self-service line) or online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change. Visit www.BonJovi.com for up-to-date information.

4. Patriot Place Events:

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

5. Foxborough Firefighters Need Your Help

Foxborough Fire Fighters Local 2252 is hosting this month’s Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts monthly meeting at Gillette Stadium. The local organization will be hosting hundreds of firefighters from all around the state and will be raffling off items at the event to try to offset the department’s costs. So far the department has had several items generously donated for its raffle but still need more. Firefighters ask if you own a local business to make donations of products, gift cards, baskets, services, etc.

“Our community always comes through for us and your firefighters thank you in advance,” Foxborough Fire & Rescue said on its Facebook page. “Please send us a message if you can contribute in anyway.”

Foxborough Fire & Rescue can be contacted through their Facebook page by clicking here.

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