On this day in 1810 Oktoberfest was first held in Munich to celebrate the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince. This original beer fair – now held in various places around the world as well – still goes on for more than two weeks every year in Munich. More than five million people attend every October.
1. BHS varsity football plays at Dedham at 7 p.m. this evening. There is also field hockey and volleyball. For a full schedule go to http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/braintree-wamps-%28braintree,ma%29/calendar.htm.
2. Students at East Middle School receive their mid-term progress reports today.
3. A chance of showers today early in the day, according to the National Weather Service. Sun in the afternoon and then near freezing at night.
4. First Congregational Church is hosting an Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 12 Elm St. For more info, go to http://braintree.patch.com/events/antique-appraisal-day-a44c206c.
5. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include:
9:15 a.m. Exercise
10 a.m. Weight Loss Support
11 a.m. Tai Chi Class and Library Bound (please call for van ride)
**All p.m. activities cancelled due to play & parking issues)
1 p.m. Abigail Adams Live Play at Center (See newsletter for info & call to sign up)