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Here's a roundup of events and meetings in Foxborough this week, Nov. 5-11.

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

Monday, Nov. 5:

Foxborough Water and Sewer Commission, 7 p.m. at Water Department Office: Foxborough’s Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet to discuss the proposed sewer district and estimated completion date. The board is also expected to discuss administration of the billboard advertising contract with FXP and possible RFP for re-use water tank. Other topics expected to be discussed, include:

  • Mass Water Resources Commission Witch Pond Well monitoring
  • Office space for water department
  • Request for sewer connection at 238 Central St.
  • Special Town Meeting and warrant articles
  • Cable Access program to create awareness of IMA
  • FY14 budget

Foxborough Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. at lower level meeting room of Town Hall: ConCom will meet Monday to review the compost facility operations on East Belcher Road. The committee is also expected to discuss bow hunting on conservation properties, creation of open space and recreation plan, Earth Day celebration planning and more.

Foxborough School Committee, 7 p.m. at Media Center of Foxborough High School: The school committee is expected to discuss a security grant received by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, the final NEASC Report, continued review of MCAS performance, baseline and benchmarks and an update on the turf field project.

Board of Selectmen, 7:30 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall: Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen will hold three separate liquor license violation hearings Monday to address alleged underage age serving at the following establishments:

  • Showcase Live
  • Bar Louie
  • Foxboro Mandarin

Showcase Live’s public hearing is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by Bar Louie and Foxboro Mandarin.

To read more on the alleged liquor license violations, click here.

Tuesday, Nov. 6:

2012 Presidential and State Election, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Ahern Middle School: Foxborough’s registered voters are encouraged to participate in the 2012 Presidential and State election Tuesday at Ahern Middle School. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

For more information, including a look at a specimen ballot, click here.

No School: There will be no school for Foxborough Public School students today as because staff will be participating in a development day.

Abstracts Show, 7 p.m. at Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts: Featuring the works of local artists and their abstract aesthetic. Artists on tap to participate James Moran, Kathy Dickens, Pam Abrams-Warnick, and Bianka Nebel.

Artist's receptions are an excellent way to speak to the artists and ask them how and why they create their art.

Wednesday, Nov. 7:

Boyden Library Trustees, 6:15 p.m. at 6 Railroad Ave., Foxborough: Trustees are expected to accept donations to “Beyond Books Boyden Library Gift Fund.”

Foxborough Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall: The Advisory Committee will discuss special town meeting warrant articles.

Thursday, Nov. 8:

Board of Assessors, 4:30 p.m. at Assessors’ Office, Town Hall: Foxborough’s Board of Assessors will meet to approve meeting minutes, approve and sign warrants and discuss new business.

Beer Tasting at The Reserve Bin, 373 Central St., at 5 p.m.: L. Knife and Atlantic will be here to show-off some of the great brews they represent. From Allagash to Avery Brewing, this lineup has something for everyone. Must be 21+ to taste. 

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall: Foxborough’s Planning Board will hold a public hearing to discuss four zoning articles scheduled for December’s Special Town Meeting. Click here for more information.

Friday, Nov. 9:

101 Dalmatians Kids, 5:30 p.m. at Mabelle M. Burrell Elementary School: Foxboro Recreation presents 101 Dalmatians Kids, featuring more than 30 first to fifth graders from all schools in Foxborough. Two shows only: Friday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show, and the production runs approximately 40 minutes. Tickets are only $3 each and both shows will sell out, so call or e-mail Christine St. Pierre to hold your tickets today. christine_stpierre@yahoo.com or (508) 543-0032.

Saturday, Nov. 10:

Craft and Vendor Show, 10 a.m. at 366 South St., Foxborough: This will be a great starting place for your holiday shopping as there will be two floors of beautiful crafts and some vendor items you can't find in the stores. Gifts from babies, kids to adults.  You will see some fine quality handmade crafts that we all wish we could be so talented. For more information, visit www.pixiedustcraftshows.webs.com. Admission is $1.

Foxborough Veterans’ Day Ceremony, Foxborough High School cafeteria:

Sunday, Nov. 11: Foxborough will observe Veterans Day Saturday at the Foxborough High School cafeteria with a ceremony that includes the following:

  • Welcome by Jack Authelet, Town Historian and Master of Ceremonies
  • Invocation will be delivered by Rev. William Dudley of Union Church.
  • Salute to the flag by Bob Siteman, chair of Veterans Services Advisory Committee.
  • National Anthem will be performed by The Serenading Seniors
  • Greetings from the Town of Foxborough will be done by James DeVEllis, chair of the Board of Selectmen.
  • Veterans’ Day Proclamation will be read by State Representative F. Jay Barrows
  • Patriotic Medley will be performed by the Serenading Seniors
  • Presentation of Certificates and Awards will be done by Mike Johns, Deputy Director of Crossroads Veterans Services District.
  • Keynote speakers will be Colonel Robert Kelley, United States Army War College, FHS Graduate and Heath Hobson, VSO of Crossroads Veterans Services District

Oliver Garden Salutes Military Veterans, all day at 392 Patriot Place, Foxborough: Olive Garden wants to pass along some exciting news. This Veterans Day (Sunday, Nov. 11), Olive Garden is honoring veterans and active-duty military with special offers at all locations across the country:

Olive Garden, the Italian-inspired restaurant that provides a place and a reason for family and friends to connect, is offering a complimentary entrée from the special menu of:

  • Unlimited Soup, Salad & Breadsticks
  • Grilled Sausage & Peppers Rustica
  • Seafood Alfredo
  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Cheese Ravioli
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

All entrées include freshly baked garlic breadsticks and choice of homemade soup or garden fresh salad.

How to Redeem:

Veterans and active-duty military can simply show proof of service for dining specials, which includes U.S. Uniform Service Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Service Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veteran’s Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran’s Identification Card (VIC), photographed in uniform or wearing uniform or their Canadian equivalents.

For more information on participating restaurants, please visit www.OliveGarden.com. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at the following:  Facebook.com/OliveGarden, @OliveGarden.

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