1. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets at the Department of Special Services at 11:45 a.m. at Braintree High School.
2. The Braintree Contributory Retirement Board meets at 10 a.m. on the second floor of 74 Pond St.
3. Author Ted Reinstein will discuss his new book at the Friends of Thayer Public Library Annual Meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium,
4. Bring your rain coat but don't dress too warmly. Showers are possible before 1 p.m., but otherwise partly sunny with a high near 71 degrees Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. More showers likely late tonight, low around 53.
5. Born on this day in history: Pope John Paul I (1912), actor Montgomery Clift (1920), cartoonist behind Beavis and Butt-head Mike Judge (1962), comedian Norm Macdonald (1963), Ziggy Marley (1968), Wyclef Jean (1969) and Eminem (1972).