1. Cupcakes! Charity! Win!: One of the perks of being the editor of JP Patch is that community groups sometimes ask me to do stuff. Like eat cupcakes as part of a panel judging Saturday's Cupcake Fundraiser for The Footlight Club. You can ! 1 p.m. Saturday at The Footlight Club.
2. Muchos Yard Sales: Residents have been putting a lot of yard sales on JP Patch for Saturday. Check here to see where they are or add you own.
3. Slow Cloth: You've heard of slow food. Now learn about "slow cloth" from textile artist Leonore Alaniz. She compares pleasure vs efficiency, nature vs toxins, heirloom vs throwaway. Free. 7 p.m. Thursday at The Eliot School.
4. English High Wins!: The English High football team has been in rebuilding mode for many years. Coach Boswell's team has something to celebrate with their win Friday over New Mission on Friday. It was the first non-foreit win since 2010. Congratulations, Blue & Blue!
5. JP Celebrity News: JP native Julia Jones was at a movie premier in New York and attended Fashion Week. The Globe has a photo of the "Twilight" actor.