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Around Town: Town Hall Warrant Article Review, Fundraisers, Auctions and Christmas Fairs

Here's a roundup of events and meetings in Foxborough this week, Nov. 13-18.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 13:

Meet Patrick Chung at Olympia Sports: Meet New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung from 6 to 8 p.m. at Olympia Sports.

Board of Assessors, 6:30 p.m. at Assessors’ Office, Town Hall: Click here to view the meeting’s agenda.

Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, 7 p.m. at Water Department Office, Town Hall: The Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet with John Carroll of Carroll Advertising Company to discuss advertising.

Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall: The Board of Selectmen are expected to discuss the following town business:

  • Tax Classification hearing with Randy Scollins and Hannelore Simmons
  • National Grid
  • Request from MIAA for town to waive ticket sale fee for 2012 MIAA football Super Bowls at Gillette Stadium
  • Special Town Meeting Warrant Review
  • Negotiations with non-union personnel (executive session)

Click here to view full agenda.

Scholastic Book Fair at Igo School: The Igo School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Burrell School Field Trip: The Burrell School grade four will be taking a field trip to Blue Hills from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Igo School PTO Meeting: The Igo School PTO will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

Taylor School PTO Meeting: The Taylor School PTO will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14:

Foxborough Commission on Disability, 3 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall: The Commission will discuss sidewalks and other town issues with Sharon Wason. For full agenda, click here.

Personnel Wage Board, 4 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall: The board will discuss the grievance procedure under the personnel wage by-laws.

Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall: The committee will meet to discuss the renovation and replacement of Town Hall as well as other general discussion of Special Town Meeting warrant articles.

Scholastic Book Fair at Igo School: The Igo School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Burrell School PTO Meeting: The Burrell School PTO will meet at 7 p.m.

Cindi's Diamond & Jewelry - Ladies Night Out, 5 p.m. at Cindi’s Diamond & Jewelry Gallery: Grab your girlfriends, leave the guys at home and join Cindi’s for this exclusive "Ladies Only" event. Drop by and check out its exquisite jewelry pieces and latest collections. Enjoy a night just for you. And while you are there, be sure to fill out your very own personal "Wish List" with all the items you have been dreaming of this year.

Foxboro Jaycees General Membership meeting, 7:30 p.m. at South Foxboro Community Center, 382 South St: The Foxboro Jaycees are a dynamic, enthusiastic volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through community development projects and social events for chapter members. The Jaycees make the community better and have a lot of fun along the way. Anyone over 18 is welcome to stop by and visit the Jaycees at its monthly membership meetings, on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the South Foxboro Community Center to learn more about the Foxboro Jaycees.

Thursday, Nov. 15:

Council on Aging and Human Services, 5 p.m. at Senior Center: Click here to view the meeting’s agenda.

Board of Appeals (ZBA), 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall: The ZBA will hold public hearings for a proposed holistic healing practice as a home occupation at Bradshaw Lane and a variance request. Click here for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair at Igo School: The Igo School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Igo School Field Trip: Igo School’s grade four will travel to the Orpheum Theatre from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Fanautical Fun-Raiser: Franklin Food Pantry, 6 p.m.: Fanautical and the Franklin Food Pantry wish to cast out an invitation to you. Come to the flagship Fanautical store at Patriot Place and support the Franklin Food Pantry. The pantry will receive 10 percent of all "SAILS" from the event. Come for a fun evening and shop for a great cause.

Friday, Nov. 16:

Ahern School Book Fair: The Ahern School will host a Book Fair from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Scholastic Book Fair at Igo School: The Igo School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Foxborough High School Drama Club: The FHS Drama Club to perform a fall play at 7 p.m. in the FHS auditorium. More details to come.

17th Annual BIT (Burrell, Igo, Taylor) Auction, 7 p.m. at 1601 Main St, Walpole: A charity event to benefit the Burrell, Igo, and Taylor Elementary Schools will be held at Raffael's in Walpole.  Doors open at 7pm.  Featuring: 

  • Silent & Live Auction
  • Classroom Basket Raffles
  • Wall of Wine
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Commerative Photo
  • Live music by MAGNUS
  • Cash Bar featuring the "BITtini" (Raffael's donates $1 for every on purchased)
  • Appetizers, desserts, and coffee

Start your holiday shopping early while giving to a great cause. Cash, Checks, Visa, and Mastercard accepted.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Inquire at 2012bitauction@gmail.com for tickets or questions and visit our website www.foxborobitauciton.org for the most up-to-date event information as well as details of auction items.

2012 Cherish the Champions Gala to Benefit the Jeff Parker Charitable Fund: The gala is the Jeff Parker Charitable Fund's biggest fundraiser of the year and will be held at the Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium on Friday. The evening will include a dinner buffet, raffle items and dancing. There will also be a silent auction with many great items. Jeff Parker was a Foxborough High School graduate and Kraft Group employee when he passed away from melanoma at the age of 25 in 2010. For more information, contact Roberta Parker at (508) 543-8237 or rmparker33@verizon.net.

Winter Skate Opens at Patriot Place: One of New England’s time-honored winter traditions is bundling up the family to go skating on a frozen pond. Patriot Place is both honoring and updating that tradition with Winter Skate, a professionally-maintained and easily-accessible ice skating surface located conveniently next to all of the amenities at Patriot Place in Foxborough.
Winter Skate at Patriot Place, offering day and evening public skating, is the perfect antidote to cabin fever this winter. A fun and affordable activity for parents with children, Winter Skate is also a romantic addition to a dinner date at Patriot Place.

The 60-by-140-foot, refrigerated ice surface is designed specifically for recreational skating, non-contact hockey and figure skating. The rink features an observation deck for non-skaters. Large enough to accommodate beginners and experts alike, the professional surface provides ideal skating conditions at all times. On-site skate rentals, concessions and bathrooms are available and parking is free. For more information, click here.

Saturday, Nov. 17:

Foxborough High School Drama Club: The FHS Drama Club to perform a fall play at 7 p.m. in the FHS auditorium. More details to come.

St. Mary's Parish Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.: St. Mary’s annual Christmas Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., featuring:

  • RAFFLES
  • THEME BASKETS
  • SILENT AUCTIO
  • JEWELRY BOUTIQUE
  • “JUST FOR KIDS” STORE & ACTIVITIES
  • SWEET TREATS
  • SHOPPING - WIDE VARIETY OF GIFTS
  • HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
  • HOMEMADE GIFTS AT GREAT PRICES
  • CAFÉ OPEN FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Christmas Fair at Union Church, 9 a.m.: Union Church’s annual Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse, shop and pick up some goodies. Fair features raffles, handmade items and Christmas decor.

Fanautical Fun-Raiser: The Home For Little Wanderers, 5 p.m.: The Home for Little Wanderers and Fanautical wish to cast out an invitation to you. Come to the flagship Fanautical store at Patriot Place and support The Home for Little Wanderers. The Home will receive 10 percent of all "SAILS" from the event.

Come for a fun evening and shop for a great cause.

Personal Best Karate's Turkey Brigade, 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s School gymnasium, Mansfield: The Brigade, now in its 17th year, is Personal Best Karate’s community outreach program to help feed those in need for Thanksgiving. On Saturday, Personal Best Karate is aiming to package 3,000 baskets full of food for Thanksgiving dinner. Friends and students of all the Personal Best Karate schools  (Norton, Foxborough, Easton, Norwood, Medfield) have already raised over $50,000 for the Brigade, along with corporate sponsors.

Sunday, Nov. 18:

New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts: The New England Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Gillette Stadium in a battle of 6-3 teams. 

Foxborough High School Drama Club: The FHS Drama Club to perform a fall play at 7 p.m. in the FHS auditorium. More details to come.

St. Mary's Parish Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.: St. Mary’s annual Christmas Fair will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., featuring:

  • RAFFLES
  • THEME BASKETS
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • JEWELRY BOUTIQUE
  • "JUST FOR KIDS” STORE & ACTIVITIES
  • SWEET TREATS
  • SHOPPING - WIDE VARIETY OF GIFTS
  • HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
  • HOMEMADE GIFTS AT GREAT PRICES
  • CAFÉ OPEN FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH

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