Of note: Presentation scheduled in Foxboro on teen and tween mental health | Around Town
Learn more about adolescent mental health
On February 15, Foxboro Public Schools will welcome both the SAFE Coalition and Minding Your Mind to a joint event on teen and tween mental health and substance abuse at Foxboro High School.
From 5-6 p.m., community members are invited to visit the high school’s Lower Media Center to participate in the SAFE Coalition’s Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit. This experience allows parents to move through a simulated teenage bedroom looking for signs of substance use while SAFE staff are on hand to answer questions and offer advice.
Starting at 6pm, Minding Your Mind’s Jon Mattleman will speak to parents about the thoughts, feelings and actions of adolescents in his talk The Secret Life of Teens and Tweens.
Mattleman previously presented with a speaker for young adults at Foxboro in October, providing attendees with an introduction to child and adolescent mental health. In this workshop, Mattleman will further discuss adolescent mental health and, more importantly, how caring adults can support tweens and teens.
Participation in the previous event is not required to participate in the February workshop.
Light refreshments will be available during this event.
Questions about the event can be directed to Community Wellness Coordinator Amy Muldowney at [email protected]
Ninety Nine Restaurant hosts fundraiser
Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub hosts its annual Have a Heart fundraiser for Pine Street Inn, the non-profit organization that provides street outreach, emergency services, supportive housing, job training and employment links to the homeless.
A total of 46 Ninety Nine restaurants, including the Foxboro location, are participating in the event, which runs February 6-19.
The Have a Heart Give $5, Get $5 fundraiser offers guests the opportunity to donate in person or online in the following ways:
Guests dining at a participating restaurant will receive a $5 rebate on a $25 coupon for every $5 donation, with coupons expiring March 15–February 19.
This year marks the 43rd year that Ninety Nine has been involved with the Pine Street Inn.
Through the fundraiser, Ninety Nine raised over $4.3 million for the Pine Street Inn.
Mick Morgan 5K in favor of HESSCO
HESSCO Elder Services in Walpole is partnering with Mick Morgan’s Irish Pub for the 12th Annual Mick Morgan’s 5K for HESSCO on March 11 at 9am
The circuit begins and ends at Mick Morgan’s Irish Pub in Sharon and meanders through the neighborhood streets of Walpole.
This race helps raise funds for HESSCO, the regional aging agency for 12 communities in South Norfolk County, including Foxboro, for programs such as meals on wheels and home care services.
The first 300 people to register will receive free t-shirts.
Enroll a team of four or more and members will receive free racing socks
Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome.
For more information, visit www.HESSCO.org or call 781-784-4944 ext. 251