5 Things You Need to Know Today, Thursday, August 16, Including Final Summer Concert and Weather Advisory

Here’s a look at today’s events.


1. Forecast for Thursday: The National Weather Service based in Taunton calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m.  A weather advisory warns that the potential exists for strong thunderstorms with hail in eastern Massachusetts.  High near 83.  Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.  Thursday night: Mostly clear. Low around 62.  Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

2.  Meetings:

  • 8:30 a.m., Board of Assessors, Town House, Assessors’ Office. Agenda here.
  • 6 p.m., Medfield Housing Authority, Tilden Village Community Room, Warrant Room.  Agenda here.
  • 7:30 p.m., Conservation Commission, Town House Chenery Room. Agenda here

3. Library Events: 

  • Open today: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon, Lunch Bunch, Gazebo (or library activity room in case of rain).

4. Community Events: 

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon, Lemonade Stand, Beginning Years Child Development Center, 50 North St; to benefit Medfield Animal Shelter. 
  • 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Medfield Farmers’ Market, First Parish UCC, 26 North Street.   Featured non-profit: Medfield Energy Committee.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., MEMO Summer Concert Series, Town Gazebo.  Featuring “Ceilidh” and hosted by Middlesex Savings Bank. 
  • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Zullo Gallery Roof Deck Open, featuring the gallery grill. 
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hinkley Swim Pond open 7 days a week, weather permitting.  Last week with lifeguards. 
  • "Thoughts Are Free" Sculpture Path, 24/7 through October, along Route 109 between the Peak House (347 Main Street) and the old section of Vine Lake Cemetery (625 Main Street) by sculptor Hannah Verlin. 

5. Fundraising Opportunities:

  • “Olivia: Liv Strong” T-shirt Sale, to benefit  and family.  Shirts are available by contacting Camille Vito through The Olivia Foundation Facebook  page, e-mailing vito_camille@yahoo.com, or calling 781 475 7890
  •  T-shirt Sale. 'Carolina Blue' colored shirts in sizes: Youth Small-Youth XL, Adult S-XXL, $15.00 each. Proceeds to benefit MHS Girls Lacrosse Equipment Fund.  Order by email (mcquillan@comcast.net) or make check payable to Michael McQuillan and mail to him at 139 Harding Street. 
  • The Medfield Food Cupboard Donations Needed:  Summer is a busy time at the food cupboard. The , , , and the  are taking collections to help the Medfield Food Cupboard. June’s most needed items include: Jelly (no grape), juice (bottles and boxes), cereal, pasta sauce, canned pears, and snacks, but will gladly accept other non-perishable items. Please drop off these items at your local church any Sunday.


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