5 Things: Elder Affairs Meeting, Saturday Yard Waste, Special Needs Forum

A run-down of events and other useful information for your life in Braintree on Nov. 16, 2012.

Oklahoma joined the United States on this day in 1907. In 1933, the U.S. began diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. The Sound of Music opened on Broadway on this day in 1959. Janet Reno said in 1995 on Nov. 16 that she had Parkinsons Disease.

1. The Department of Elder Affairs is holding a board meeting at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center this afternoon.

2. There is a forum for families with special needs children at Thayer Public Library in the Logan Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

3. Yard waste reminder from the town: "Capitol Waste will pick up yardwaste curbside every Saturday through December 8.  Please have leaves in biodegradeable bags or containers at curbside by 7 am on Saturdays."

4. It is one week away from Black Friday. Stay with Braintree Patch for coverage on shopping deals and of the night/morning itself. Do you have any deals you'd like to let the community about? Or news of Black Friday next week? Email joseph.markman@patch.com.

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 van ride

Noon Diabetes Seminar and luncheon. Call to sign up! and Pool Players

12:30 p.m. Ask the Lawyer (free) by appointments

1 p.m. Women’s Poker


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