Five Things You Need to Know Today: Dec. 19, 2011
A run-down of events and other useful information for your life in Braintree today.
On this day in 1732, Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac. It was printed yearly for 26 years and consisted of a calendar, weather, poems, astrological information and, of course, its famous sayings. Here's a resonate one: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
1. The Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees is meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium.
2. The Braintree Emergency Management Agency is performing a check of Braintree's town and Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Systems at 8 p.m.
3. Activities at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue today include:
10 a.m. Scrabble
11 a.m. QiGong/Tai Chi
Noon Pool Players and Poker
12:30 p.m. Line Dancing
1 p.m. Tea At Savoy Music & Refreshments
4. The Non-Fiction Book Club meets at Thayer Library from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in Conference Room B. This meeting's book is Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.
5. Waste collection reminder from the town: "Since both Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1) falls on a Sunday, trash and recycling will be delayed one (1) day. Capitol Waste Services will observe the holidays on Monday, December 26, 2011 and Monday, January 2, 2012."