5 Things: School Break, Recreation District, Girls Basketball Senior Night

A run-down of events and other useful information for your life in Braintree on Feb. 20, 2013.

Born on this day in history: Ansel Adams, an American photographer known for his portraits of the western U.S. (1902), director Robert Altman (1925), actor Sidney Poitier (1927), former race car driver Bobby Unser (1934), Ivana Trump (1949), Kurt Cobain (1967) and singer Rihanna (1988).

1. School vacation week continues! How are you or your kids spending the time off? Comment below.

2. The Weymouth-Braintree Regional Recreation Conservation District meets at 7 p.m. at 470 Liberty St.

3. The Braintree High School girls varsity basketball team is celebrating senior night against Needham at home at 6:30 p.m.

4. Thayer Public Library hosts "Teen DIY Scratch Art" from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium.

"Scratch art is the process of painting on a surface and then, after the paint has dried, etching a design or illustration in the paint to reveal the surface beneath. We will be using the scratch art technique to transform CDs into miniature works of art in this fun program. Any drawing can be made into scratch art, so be ready to explore the possibilities and bring your ideas. All supplies provided.

"No registration required. This program is for teens Grades 6 and up."

5. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include:

9:15 a.m. Exercise

10 a.m. Crafts and Quilting Group #1

Noon Pool Players and Poker

1 p.m. Hearing Exams (free) by appointments and BINGO


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