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Around Town: Cranberry Harvest, Walk and Awareness Campaign at Ahern, Sixth Annual Patriots 'Game with the Greats' and More

Here's a look at Foxborough's meeting schedule this week, Oct. 9-14.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 9:

Board of Assessors, 4:30 p.m. at the Board of Assessors office in Town Hall: Foxborough’s Board of Assessors will meet Tuesday to approve and sign warrants, discuss new business and possible Section 8 of Chapter 58 of a property in town. For agenda, click here.

Foxborough Public School events:

  • Grade 6A YMCA Ropes Course for Ahern Middle School students from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Taylor Elementary School PTO meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Coffee with Foxborough High School Principal Diana Myers-Pachla at 9 a.m. in the media center of Foxborough High School.
  • Igo School PTO meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10:

Foxborough Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room in Town Hall: Members of the Water and Sewer Board will meet with the town’s Advisory Committee to discuss potential Special Town Meeting warrant articles, which will be presented to the town’s voters in December. For agenda, click here.

Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting  Room in Town Hall: The Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet to discuss expected sewer related articles with Advisory Committee. For agenda, click here.

Foxborough Public School events:

  • Grade 6B YMCA Ropes Course for Ahern Middle School students will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Foxborough High School’s Student Council E-Board meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Burrell Elementary School PTO meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11:

Africa’s Watoto Children’s Choir Visits Foxborough: The Watoto Children’s Choir will visit Bethany Congregational Church in Foxborough on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room in Town Hall: For agenda, click here.

Foxborough Public School events:

  • Grade 6C YMCA Ropes Course for Ahern Middle School students will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Voting for Foxborough High School’s Homecoming King and Queen will begin at 8:33 a.m.
  • A College Mini-Fair for Foxborough High School students will be held from 9:38 to 10:35 a.m.

Foxborough High School’s School Council Meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the Media Center of Foxborough High School.

Friday, Oct. 12:

Foxborough Public School Events:

  • Grade 6D YMCA Ropes Course for Ahern Middle School students will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Coffee with Ahern Middle School principal Sue Abrams will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at the teacher’s library. Check in at the main office.
  • Burrell movie night will be held at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13:

Historical Commission, 9 a.m. at Memorial Hall: Foxborough’s Historical Commission will meet to workshop and review activities. For agenda, click here

Ocean Spray Fall Harvest Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Join Ocean Spray and Patriot Place for a day of fun, family activities beginning with the second annual harvest of the real working cranberry bog behind Bass Pro Shops. Craisins® sampling will be available throughout the day along with many other fall activities for all ages including hayrides, a pumpkin carving demo, pumpkin painting and a farmers market. Get a “Taste of Patriot Place,” where participating restaurants will turn the fruits of the cranberry harvest into truly spectacular fall fare.

HUGS of Foxborough 7th Annual Fundraiser Walk and Awareness Campaign, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

H.U.G.S. (Help Us Get Safe) of Foxborough is sponsoring its 7th Annual Fundraiser Walk around the Ahern Middle School track at 111 Mechanic St. from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for October's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

HUGS is a nonprofit, volunteer organization established to assist individuals and families affected by domestic violence.

During the group’s 12 years existence it has been able to fulfill its mission towards making the community safer by educating the public regarding violence in relationships and by providing assistance to victims and families affected by domestic violence.

HUGS of Foxborough and the Foxborough community have come together during DVAM to take a stand against an issue that affects thousands of individuals each year regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

The funds raised from this event will allow HUGS to continue to assist women and families with transportation, lock changes, food, personal care items, and clothing. It will also be able to continue its education and public awareness campaign to eliminate violence in Foxborough’s schools and community. This past year, HUGS sponsored an anti-bullying program at the Sage School and actively served on the Community Task Force to Address Bullying and Harassment.

HUGS is asking for your help to make this day a success. You are invited to join HUGS on Saturday as a volunteer, a walker, or you may put together a team. If you are unable to join the walk, you or your company can donate either prizes for a drawing or a financial contribution. Your financial contribution will not only make possible a successful and fun day, but will support HUGS’ goal to eliminate domestic/family violence within your community.

HUGS strive to achieve this goal through Awareness, Education and Prevention. Participants will be able to view the Clothes Line Project as they walk around the Ahern track.

Sponsor, volunteer and team/single person forms are available at registration on the day of the walk or in advance at local Foxborough merchants, the Foxborough Police Station, Foxborough Human Services & Council on Aging, and Brigham & Women's/Mass General Health Center in Foxborough.

Registration is free; tax deductible donations/sponsorships are due the day of the walk and all checks may be made payable to: H.U.G.S. FOXBORO, P.O. Box 466, Foxboro, MA 02035.  

For more information, call (508) 698-8784.

Sunday, Oct. 14:

New England Patriots Alumni Club Hosts Sixth Annual ‘Game with the Greats’

The New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC) will host its sixth-annual “Game with the Greats” event in Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club East on Sunday, Oct. 14, when the Patriots head to the West Coast to face the Seattle Seahawks.

“Game with the Greats” allows fans to watch the action alongside some of their favorite players of the past, making it one of the most anticipated events of the year for Patriots fanatics. This year’s “Game with the Greats” will feature Patriots Hall of Famers Gino Cappelletti and Steve Grogan, as well as linebacker Eric Alexander, guard Joe Andruzzi, fullback Patrick Pass, tight end Jermaine Wiggins and many more former Patriots greats.

Tickets are $150 for the VIP reception and $40 for general admission.

VIP tickets provides exclusive access to pre-event autograph signings with some of the biggest names in Patriots history, as well as an opportunity to get a picture taken on the Gillette Stadium turf and a tour of the visitors’ locker room. All tickets include a free tour of The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.patriots.com/team/alumni

There will be live auctions, raffles and autograph signings prior to kickoff. During the game, fans will cheer on the current Patriots alongside some of the franchise’s greats. Putnam Club East (E1 entrance) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. to general admission ticket holders for 4:05 p.m. kickoff between the Patriots and Seahawks in Seattle.

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