AUBURN, Mass. – A Friday night football game, an 18-hour charity event to fight cancer and a spaghetti dinner to keep residents warm this winter highlight the events in Auburn this weekend.
Friday, Sept. 7
Auburn High School Football Team Hosts Season Opener: 7 p.m. The four-time defending Super Bowl champions will start their title defense at home against Shrewsbury High School on Friday. The last time they played a game, the Rockets were celebrating a 7-0 Super Bowl win over Hudson to win its fourth straight Central Massachusetts title. The team is looking to capture its fifth straight Super Bowl title this fall.
Relay for Life at Auburn’s Lemansky Park: 6 p.m. Teams of residents will fight cancer during an 18-hour Relay for Life this weekend on the track at Auburn’s Lemansky Park. The Central South County Relay for Life runs until noon Saturday. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for research to develop better treatments and eventually find a cure.
Each relay team has a member circling the track throughout the 18 hours. Teams receive donations in exchange for their promise to have someone walking the track for the entire event. There is plenty going on throughout the event, including a Survivors Lap, Luminaire Lap, live entertainment, a DJ and more. The Relay for Life invites the general public to stop by and watch, and people can still register for the event. For more information or to get involved, visit www.Relayforlife.org/centralsouthcountyma.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Keeping Auburn Warm: 5 p.m. Keeping Auburn Warm will hold its annual benefit dinner this weekend so more residents can be warm this winter. The non-profit’s fundraiser is at North American Martyrs Church Hall, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn.
The meal is being cooked by Bob Tatro, “notorious for his cooking expertise and Italian dinners,” and will be served by committee members. They’re serving spaghetti and meatballs, as well as chicken and broccoli Alfredo. In addition, there will be salad and rolls and cake for dessert. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. For tickets, call Ann Weston at 508-832-2833 or Wayne Page at 508-832-3581. For more information about the organization, its upcoming events or to make a donation, contact Page at 508-832-3581.