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Weekend Planner: Aug. 5-7

Red Sox fundraiser, summer music and Patriots Bounce House on the calendar this weekend.

The weekend is just around the corner. If the only plans you have are not to stay home because lounging on the couch and watching TV just don’t cut it anymore, then don't worry, Medfield Patch is here to assist you! Check out our list of suggestions of events to attend, places to go, sites to see – all within driving distance of home. 

1. Tom Irving to Perform at Medfield’s North Street Coffeehouse

Where/When: , 26 North St, Medfield; Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 to 10 p.m.

Why Go: The North Street Coffeehouse, located at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Medfield, invites you to an evening of open mic and a featured performance by Tom Irving. Open mic begins at 7 p.m., and our feature goes on at around 9:30 until 10 p.m. Music of any genre, poetry, prose, or comedy is welcome.

Refreshments are available.  Advanced signup for open mic is encouraged - send an email to:  imjanetm@gmail.com

Find out more about Tom Irving here.

Pricing: Admission is $10, or $5 for open mic performers.

2.  The Sherborn Inn Presents Saturday Night Music by: Back Pages

Where/When: 33 N Main St, Sherborn, MA 01770 (The Sherborn Inn); Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Why Go: The Inn Presents: Saturday Night Live Music by "Back Pages."

Pricing: Visit website for ticket prices and information. http://www.sherborninn.com/home/

3. Bounce House Fun at Patriot Place

Where/When: , 2 Patriot Pl, Foxborough; Saturday, Aug 6, noon to 3 p.m.

Why Go: As part of Patriots Place Summer Sensation, children are invited to jump around all afternoon in Patriot Place’s inflatable bounce houses, located in the North Marketplace outside of Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro. Enjoy great views of Gillette Stadium as the kids bounce the day away. Dates and Times for this activity is subject to change. Bounce Houses are weather permitting.

Pricing: Free.

4.  Playing Dead, A Grateful Dead Tribute Band at Showcase Live

When/Where: 23 Patriot Pl, Foxborough; Friday, Aug. 6, 10 p.m.

Why Go:  Playing Dead, New England's premier Grateful Dead tribute act, hosts its annual celebration of the birthday and life of Jerry Garcia. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. for 10 p.m. showtime. Standing Room Only.

Pricing: Visit website.

5. The 20th Annual Red Sox Wives Can & Cash Drive

Where/When: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, Fenway Park; Friday, Aug. 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Why Go:  For two days this August, the Red Sox Wives take over Fenway Park to collect donations for The Greater Boston Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and one of the largest food banks in the country. During the 20th Annual Red Sox Wives Can & Cash Drive, the Wives distribute autographed photos of Red Sox players in exchange for 10 non-perishable food items or a $10 donation.

Since The Food Bank and the Wives will be stationed outside the gates, fans do not need a ticket to the game to participate in the fundraiser. Over the last 20 years, the Can & Cash Drive has raised approximately $222,000 in cash donations and collected more than 155,550 pounds of food.

In 2010, Red Sox fans donated 1,685 pounds of food and $13,278 in donations in just two days. The amount of food and money raised last year provided 34,810 meals, nearly enough to feed everyone inside Fenway Park.

Pricing: Free

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