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Around Town: Christmas Concert, Prep for Town Meeting, Ahern Drama Club Performances and More

Here's a roundup of events and meetings in Foxborough this week, Dec. 4-9. Have an event you would like to add? Upload it to Patch’s events calendar!

The following meetings and events will be held in Foxborough this week:

TUESDAY, DEC. 4:

  • Coffee with the Foxborough High School, 9 a.m. at Foxborough High School: Stop by Foxborough High School from 9 to 11 a.m. for coffee with FHS principal Diana Myers-Pachla.
  • Southeastern Regional School Committee-Building Committee for MSBA, 10 a.m.: To view the meeting’s agenda, click here. 
  • Bristol County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition, 1:30 p.m., 6 Park Row, Mansfield: To view the meeting’s agenda, click here.
  • Board of Assessors, 4:30 p.m., Office of Board of Assessors, Town Hall: Foxborough’s Board of Assessors are expected to discuss the following at Tuesday’s meeting:
  • Overlay Surplus with the town’s Finance Director, Randy Scollins
  • New business
  • Old business
  • Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m., Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall: Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen are expected to discuss the following town business at Tuesday’s meeting:
  • Discussion of Crossroads Veterans’ Services District grant with Sharon Wason and Michael Johns
  • Appointment of Paul Dumas as an Alternate to the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Veterans Services District
  • Discussion and review of alcohol license renewal affidavits
  • Year-end Insurance Loss Control program
  • FY14 budget goals

To view the meeting’s agenda, click here.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

  • Taylor School Holiday Shoppe, 3 to 6 p.m.: The Taylor School cafeteria will be transformed into a present-filled shopping zone where kids can select holiday gifts for family members and other loved ones. The Holiday Shoppe features a wide variety of items priced $5 and under, including gifts for pets!
    The profits from the Holiday Shoppe are donated to the Foxborough Discretionary Fund to help families in need in our community. Kids can even wrap the gifts they buy in the gift-wrap area so the presents remain a surprise until they are given! Cash or checks accepted.
  • Financial Aid Night at Foxborough High School, 6:45 p.m.: Foxborough High School will hold Financial Aid night with Joe O’Neil at 6:45 p.m.
  • Norfolk County Advisory Board, 5:30 p.m., Norfolk County Registry of Deeds: To view the meeting’s agenda, click here.
  • Permanent Municipal Planning & Building Committee, 7 p.m., Foxborough High School Media Center:  To view the meeting’s agenda, click here.
  • Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall: AdCom will discuss Special Town Meeting warrant articles and prepare for Town Meeting.

Thursday, Dec. 6:

  • The Sage School Open House, 9 a.m.: A Parent Open House will be held on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m., and will include a tour of the school, classroom visits, and a Q&A session. Tours can be scheduled at any time through the Admission Office, 508-543-9619, or admission@sageschool.org. Visit www.sageschool.org for more information.
  • Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales, 4 to 8 p.m.: Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales will be held at The Steamer Shed on Central Street from 4 to 8 p.m. Trees begin at $15.

Friday, Dec. 7:

  • Ahern Middle School Drama Club Presents ‘Run for the Money’: The Ahern Middle School Drama Club will perform “Run for the Money” at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium.
  • Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales, 4 to 8 p.m.: Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales will be held at The Steamer Shed on Central Street from 4 to 8 p.m. Trees begin at $15.

Saturday, Dec. 8:

  • Foxborough Historical Commission, 9 a.m., Memorial Hall: The Historical Commission will hold a workshop at Memorial Hall.
  • Ahern Middle School Drama Club Presents ‘Run for the Money’: The Ahern Middle School Drama Club will perform “Run for the Money” at 4 p.m. in the middle school auditorium.
  • Toys for Tots and Food Drive, 9 a.m., RE/Max, 30 Mechanic St., Foxborough: Be a Christmns Elf! Help RE/MAX help the less fortunate families in our local area by stop by with an unwrapped toy and/or non-perishable food item. For more information please call Mary Noll at 508-543-3922 x338. Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales will be held at The Steamer Shed on Central Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Trees begin at $15.
  • Dancers Perform for Holiday Shoppers at Patriot Place, 1 p.m.: Elite Dance Center is providing entertainment for Holiday Shoppers from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Come dance with Elite Dance Center and buy a few things at Old Navy at Patriot Place for someone special!

Sunday, Dec. 9:

  • Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Troop 7 Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales will be held at The Steamer Shed on Central Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Trees begin at $15.
  • Foxborough Concert to Celebrate Joy of Christmas, St. Mary’s Church, 6:30 p.m.: The Joy of Christmas will be celebrated in concert at St. Mary’s Church in Foxborough on Sunday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m. The Foxborough High School A Cappella Choir and the Serenading Seniors will be sharing their musical gifts as well as groups from many churches, including Bethany Congregational Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Four Square Gospel Church and St. Mary’s Church. In addition to the choral groups, many individual soloists will also perform during the two-hour celebration following which everyone will be invited to join in the singing of four Christmas Carols. The program will conclude with everyone joining their voices in a timely appeal to all the world as they sing “Let There be Peace on Earth.” The concert is free and open to the public. There is ample parking at the rear of the church on Carpenter Street and in the adjacent lot. Refreshments will be served in the church vestry following the program. Guests who are able are encouraged to bring donations for the Foxborough Discretionary Fund food pantry, which reaches out to those a bit down on their luck throughout the year. The most needed items are brownie mixes, toilet tissue, bottled juice (a very popular item for families with young children), jelly, beef soups, shampoo, toothpaste, child-friendly cereal and canned corn. Other non-perishable food items are also welcome.

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