Born on this day in history: renowned environmentalist Aldo Leopold (1887), country singer Naomi Judd (1946), singer Mary J. Blige (1971), actress Amanda Peet (1972) and former Celtic Tony Allen (1982).
1. Thayer Public Library hosts the Teen Creative Writing Group from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room A.
2. Don't forget: tomorrow, Jan. 12, is the last scheduled Christmas Tree pickup for the Town of Braintree. Make sure to have your unbagged, undecorated tree by the curb by 7 a.m.
3. Braintree High participates in the Senior District Festival today and tomorrow at Barnstable High School.
4. Both the girls and boys varsity BHS basketball teams play Needham at 6:30 p.m. this evening – boys at home, girls away.
5. There is a chance of rain throughout this weekend in Braintree, according to the National Weather Service, with temperatures expected in the 40s on Saturday and 50s on Sunday.