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Around Town: Waxy O’Connor’s Hearing, Another New Restaurant at Patriot Place, Benefit for Davin Family & More

Here's a roundup of events and meetings in Foxborough this week, Jan. 7-13.

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

Monday, Jan. 7:

Foxborough School Committee, 7 p.m., Foxborough High School Media Center

The Foxborough School Committee will meet Monday to discuss the following business:

  • Highlight the Foxborough High School Congress.
  • Present 2012-13 FACES Awards to Angela Davis and Christine Freeman.
  • Review and vote to approve the 2013-14 Foxborough Public Schools calendar.
  • Discuss results and analysis of the 2012 bullying survey for middle and high school students.
  • Receive an update on the NEASC report.
  • Continued discussion on the FY14 school budget.

Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, 7 p.m., Water Department Office, Town Hall

The Foxborough Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet Monday to discuss the following business:

  • Request for sewer capacity from developers in Sharon
  • Administration of the Billboard Advertising Contract with FXP and possible RFP for re-use water tank
  • Water and sewer rate studies
  • FY14 budget
  • In-law apartment on Borrows Road
  • Request for transitional assistance on North Grove Street
  • Oak Street Water Treatment Plant update

Patriots Playoff Tickets on Sale Monday at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com

Tickets to the Jan. 13 AFC divisional round playoff game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough go on sale to the general public on Monday, Jan. 7. Ticket orders can be processed one of two ways, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone by calling 800-745-3000 only. Visa, a proud sponsor of the National Football League and the New England Patriots, will be the only accepted form of payment.

Tickets are very limited, with mostly single seats available. There will be a four-ticket limit per person. Single tickets are available in each price category, which is set by the NFL. The individual ticket prices for the AFC Divisional Playoff Games range from $220 (100 Level Sideline) to $100 (300 Level). For more information, click here.

Neponset Choral Society Rehearsals

The Neponset Choral Society will hold open rehearsals Monday for its 64th Spring Season. Experienced singers and high school choral students are invited to Monday’s rehearsal, which will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The spring concert will feature the works of John Dowland, Benjamin Britten, and Norman Dello Joio. For more information, visit www.ncschorus.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 8:

Foxborough Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m., Andrew Gala Meeting Room at Town Hall

Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday to discuss the following town business:

  • Selectmen will recognize Steven Aucoin
  • Meet with Vicki Lowe to discuss the Grant for Emergency Preparedness and Human Services Resource Guide.
  • Selectmen are expected to hold a liquor license violation hearing with Waxy O’Connor’s after the bar allegedly failed a compliance check in August. .
  • Selectmen will hold a public hearing to review Gillette Stadium’s request to transfer its club all alcohol license to Hong Yi, Inc. DBA Saga Hibachi Steakhouse at 295 Patriot Place and its manager Xing Zheng Lin.
  • Selectmen will also review the application for Common Victuallers license and application for seven-day entertainment license for Saga Hibachi Steakhouse at 295 Patriot Place
  • Town Manager Kevin Paicos and DPW Director Roger Hill will discuss an electric common sign.

Distribution of Scholarship Packets, 1:30 p.m., Foxborough High School

  • Foxborough High School will distribute scholarship packets to students.

Igo School PTO Meeting, 7 p.m., Igo Elementary School

  • The Igo PTO will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at Igo Elementary School.

Taylor School PTO Meeting, 8 p.m., Taylor Elementary School

  • The Taylor PTO will meet at 8 p.m. at Taylor Elementary School.

Storytime at Showcase Cinema de Lux, 11 a.m.

  • Meet Cookie Monster at Kids Club Storytime Tuesday.

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

Taylor School PTO Meeting, 8 p.m., Taylor Elementary School

  • The Taylor PTO will meet at 8 p.m. at Taylor Elementary School.

Foxboro Fit Club is Back, 7 p.m., Taylor Elementary School

Foxboro Fit Club is back for a limited time starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. and running through April.

Burn that holiday fat and get primed for spring. Feeling less than inspired at the gym? Hang with Foxboro Fit Club for an hour a week. Guaranteed to put a spark back in your workout. You'll sweat to best selling Beachbody programs like P90X, Turbo Fire and Insanity. All fitness levels are welcome and it’s free to attend.

Foxboro Art Association’s Art Demonstration, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

  • The Foxboro Art Association will be holding a free oil-palette knife demonstration by Ann Gorbett at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, click here. www.foxboroartassociation.com.

Foxborough Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall

Foxborough’s Advisory Committee will review the following DPW budgets:

  • Water & Sewer Enterprise
  • Street lighting
  • Highway/tree & park
  • Snow & ice
  • Landfill & solid waste engineering

Burrell School PTO, 7 p.m., Burrell Elementary School

  • The Burrell PTO will meet at 7 p.m. at the Burrell Elementary School.

Thursday, Jan. 10:

The Sage School Open House, 9 a.m., The Sage School

A parent open house will be held 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.

Live Model Workshop, Hunakai Studio

Hunakai Studio is offering a special eight-week workshop Thursday through Feb. 27 in human life studies taught by Steven Gaul with live models for high school juniors, seniors and/or interested adults. This is an essential workshop for portfolio building or to further art skills. Register online at hunakaistudio.org or call (508) 543-5665 for more information.

Planning Board, 7 p.m., Andrew Gala Meeting Room, Town Hall

  • Foxborough’s Planning Board will meet Thursday at Town Hall.

Band Concert, 7 p.m., Ahern Middle School

  • Ahern Middle School’s Seventh Grad Band will perform in the auditorium.

Friday, Jan. 11:

, 7 p.m., Demetri’s Function Hall (2 Washington St.)

While the line for Jim Davin’s wake stretched from Roberts & Sons Funeral Home to CVS in late October, friends of the 48-year-old father of three decided it wasn’t enough to simply pay their respects to Jim’s wife, Nicky and their three children Sean, Aidan and Julia. Foxborough friends, Boston-area contacts and extended family wanted to do more to help ease the Davin’s burden and to applaud the outpouring of kindness from so many. By the time supporters packed the pews of St. Mary’s Church and celebrated the Wayne Drive resident’s life at a reception the following day – plans for a community fundraiser were well underway.

Foxborough is a special town. It’s no secret that it boasts some truly wonderful givers here – people always willing to roll up their sleeves, write a check, champion a cause and support those in need. Locally, the town knows this spirit is unmatched, but recently the Davin’s connections outside of Foxborough witnessed the community’s loving embrace.

“I am in awe of Foxboro, and the many ways that the community stepped up for my brother and his family during an incredibly difficult year,” Boston Police Captain John Davin said. “My family, our friends, our co-workers and Jim’s colleagues were blown away by Foxborough’s tribute. It is very comforting for my family to know that Nicky and the kids are surrounded by such love.”

Davin added, “When we heard that plans were in place for a fundraiser – we were not surprised at all.  We are excited to return to Foxborough to celebrate Jim and the amazing community he called home.”

Generosity for Jim, A Benefit for the Davin Family will take place on Friday at Demetri’s on Route 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the Hockomock YMCA in Foxborough, where Nicky Davin works. A limited number of Special Edition Cash Wheel tickets are also available for $100 each.

In true Foxborough philanthropic fashion, local favorite Thirty6Red and North Street DJ Steve Johnene will donate their musical talents so that guests can shake off the winter blues on the dance floor. The evening also entails a cash bar and simplified fundraising including a Cash Wheel elimination raffle with a $10,000 prize, a Wine Wall, a Scratch Ticket Raffle and a 50/50 drawing.

Based on the number of local families that pitched in over the past year and the recent outpouring of support at Jim’s services - a large, lively crowd is anticipated. In fact, the event is being promoted as a cabin fever escape or the perfect excuse to reunite with old friends.

“We want to honor Jim in a way that he would relate to,” Stonehill College friend and Foxborough resident PJ O’Toole said.  “Our guiding philosophy has been to create a fun, less-is-more approach for this event. Jim was a casual, laid back guy, who loved a good time and enjoyed the company of friends and family. On Jan. 11th, we will celebrate community, toast our friend, say thanks to his many supporters and again show his wife Nicky and his family how much Jim meant to all of us."

To donate wine or scratch tickets for the Generosity for Jim fundraising efforts or to make a cash donation, call (617) 678-2025.

Creating Prosperity with the Angels with Angel Therapy Practitioner® Elizabeth J. Foley, 6:30 p.m., The Reiki Room

In this class you will learn the truth about money, hear what “angels say about money,” discover your own inner feelings and beliefs about money, and be introduced to the “money angels.” You'll also learn ways to heal your relationship with money and create prosperity. Your angels are very powerful healers, so let them help you to heal this part of your life.

The class will close with some powerful healing and abundance exercises. Creating Prosperity with the Angels promises to be insightful, healing and fun.

The price is $35. Payment in advance will guarantee your place. Please contact Roberta at (508) 212-2817 or e-mail Roberta by Jan. 9 to register.  To see what else is available at The Reiki Room, click here.

Artist's Studio & Gallery features Franklin High School

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place hosts Franklin High School displaying pieces of student art along with other artists from around the area!  Stop in and check out these great pieces.

Saturday, Jan. 12:

Artist's Studio & Gallery features Franklin High School

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place hosts Franklin High School displaying pieces of student art along with other artists from around the area!  Stop in and check out these great pieces.

Sunday, Jan. 13:

New England Patriots Host Houston Texans in AFC Divisional Round

The New England Patriots will begin postseason play Sunday at Gillette Stadium when it hosts the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional round. Kick-off is 4:30 p.m. For more coverage leading up to Sunday’s game, click here.

Table Tipping with Spirit Messenger Anna Barnes, 5 p.m., The Reiki Room

Join spirit messenger Anna Barnes for a night of receiving loving messages, guidance, and healing through table tipping. 

Table tipping is a form of mediumship known as physical mediumship, because a physical phenomenon is produced.

In this form of spirit communication, spirit of the highest vibration (angels, guides, and loved ones, including pets) will tip, tap, and spell out personal messages using the table. 

Your angels and guides are always there to support and guide you and you will clearly see and feel that as you receive personal messages from them. 

This hands-on experience will prove to you just how unconditional their love is for each and every one of us.

The price is $45. Payment in advance will guarantee one of seven places at the table.  Please contact Roberta at (508) 212-2817 or e-mail Roberta by Jan. 11th to register.  To see what else is available at The Reiki Room, click here.

Artist's Studio & Gallery features Franklin High School

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place hosts Franklin High School displaying pieces of student art along with other artists from around the area!  Stop in and check out these great pieces.

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