Born on this day in history: George C. Marshall (1880), singer John Denver and actor Ben Kingsley (1943), Donna Summer (1948), actor Val Kilmer (1959) and author Nicholas Sparks (1965).
1. The Senior New Year's Eve Gala is at Town Hall from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. More info: http://www.braintreema.gov/News.aspx?401.
2. Winter break is almost up for Braintree Public Schools students. They head back on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
3. Thayer Public Library closes at 1 p.m. today.
4. For New Year's Eve in the Braintree area, the National Weather Service is predicting a clear night with a low around 25 degrees.
5. Will you have photos or video of your New Year's Eve celebration you'd like to share on Braintree Patch? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.