AUBURN, Mass. – A “Hoop Shoot” free throw contest, a Thanksgiving church service and Cub Scout movie night highlight the events in Auburn this weekend. For more of what’s happening in the region, see our Events page.
Friday, Nov. 16
Cub Scout Pack 53 Meeting/Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. Cub Scout Pack 53 will be holding a free movie night at Faith Baptist Church. All boys in grades 1 to 5 who are interested in finding out more about scouting with Pack 53 are invited to attend the fun night. There will be popcorn and a movie. Auburn Faith Baptist Church, 22 Faith Ave.
Saturday, Nov. 17
“Hoop Shoot” Contest: 8 a.m. The Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks 41st annual “Hoop Shoot” free throw contest will take place at the high school. The Elks basketball free throw competition is open to all boys and girls, ages 8 to 13, as of April 1, 2013. There are three age groups – 8 & 9, 10 & 11, and 12 & 13. One boy and girl in each age group, with the best score, will advance to the next level of competition in January. After four tiers of competition, the national finals will be held at the Basketball Hall of Fame in April. The competition on Nov. 17 is free, and the first 50 participants receive a free T-shirt. Registration is at 8 a.m., followed by the “hoop shoot” at 9 a.m. For more information, contact David Charbonneau, Lodge “Hoop Shoot” Chairman, at 508-832-3674. Auburn High School, 99 Auburn St.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Service at Pakachoag Church: 10 a.m. The church, which is a member congregation of the United Church of Christ, will be having a free festival of Thanksgiving music on the weekend before the holiday. The Rev. Dennis Knight said the public should come out to the “wonderful musical service,” which will have pieces for the Dobson organ, piano, violin, flute and voice. The Thanksgiving service, which was put together for the first time this year, will have chances for people to sing along to seasonal hymns. Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St.
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