Weekend Planner: Silent Auction, BBQ and Marimba Concert
Here's a look at the weekend ahead for June 15-17.
Here's a look at what's happening around the area this weekend. And remember, Sunday is Father’s Day!
1. Forever Home Rescue New England Third Annual Silent Auction
Why Go: Calling all dog lovers and rescue supporters. Forever Home Rescue New England (FHRNE) will hold its third annual silent auction at The Center at Medfield on Friday, June 15th. FHRNE is an all-volunteer organization that has found loving homes for 2,200 abandoned and abused dogs over the past four years, but the work has barely begun. In these difficult economic times, more and more families are giving up their beloved animals. FHRNE works closely with partners in the southern states, where the number of abandoned and abused dogs is staggering. Each weekend, a transport of lucky dogs and puppies come to Medfield, where FHRNE volunteers work tirelessly to find forever homes for them. The annual auction is FHRNE's single biggest fundraising event. All money raised goes to the dogs; spay, neuter, vet care and transport. Bring your family and enjoy a fun-filled evening with food donated by Basil Restaurant and many wonderful items to bid on including Disney World park hopper passes, Red Sox tickets, hotel stays, and much more. FHRNE is also still accepting donations if you have something to share. For more info, call Julie Rosenman at (508) 404-6902 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. FHRNE is a non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
2. Medfield Baseball and Softball Championship Day
Why Go: It’s championship day for the Medfield Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues. Medfield Youth Baseball and Softball (MYBS) will hold its Championship Day on Saturday, June 16th. Come by Wheelock Field and/or Metacomet Field on Saturday to take part in the festivities and to cheer on the Medfield teams. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and other refreshments will be available for purchase.
Metacomet Field (Baseball):
- 11 a.m. - Farm League Championship
- 1 p.m. - AAA League Championship
- 3 p.m. - Home Run Derby - Majors Level
- 5 p.m. - Majors Championship
3. Medfield Library Summer Reading Kick-Off with Mike the Hatman
Why Go: Medfield Library will kick off the summer reading program with a performance by Mike the Hatman. The whole family is invited to hear Mike play guitar. There will be singing and dancing then he will make everyone a balloon hat. Everyone will meet in the Gazebo, adjacent to the library. In case of rain the event will be held in the Meeting Room in the event of rain.
4. Medfield Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ
Why Go: The Medfield Firefighters Relief Association will be holding their annual chicken barbeque Saturday at the Fire Station on North Street starting at 4:30 p.m. On the menu is a half chicken for $ and a quarter chicken for $5. Tickets are available from any firefighter, at the station or at the door. For more information call (508) 359-2323.
5. Marimba Concert at Blue Moon
Why Go: Get Father’s Day off to a great start with coffee, bagels, and Shona–style Marimba music. The Ngoma Dzakanaka Marimba Bands, made up of fourth and sixth grade Medfield kids, will be playing for your listening pleasure.
Pricing: Free. Donations gratefully accepted.