On this day in 1732, Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac. It was printed yearly for 26 years and consisted of a calendar, weather, poems, astrological information and, of course, its famous sayings. Here's a resonate one: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
1. The Town Council's Committee on Ways & Means meets at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Town Hall to discuss a possible salary raise for the mayor.
2. There is an Instrumental Concert at Braintree High School this evening at 7:30 p.m.
3. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B at Thayer Public Library.
4. Author Karen Farrell presents Cat Sense: A Feline Style for Living at Thayer Library from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium.