Novelist Thomas Wolfe – "You Can't Go Home Again" – was born today in 1900. Also born on this day: writer Gore Vidal (1925), pitcher Dennis Eckersley, Rev. Al Sharpton and musician Stevie Ray Vaughn (1954), actor Clive Owen (1964) and Gwen Stefani (1969).
1. The Braintree Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. at Thayer Public Library in Conference Room B.
2. There is a half day today for Braintree Public Schools students because of a Professional Development Day.
3. Thayer Library is having a half-day movie for teens from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium.
"School is out early, so stop by the library & watch a movie. Popcorn is included! We'll have two new releases to choose from, and there will be a trivia contest to decide which movie we'll watch. Please note that we will be showing a PG-13 movie, so this event is for ages 13-18 only. No registration required."
4. The Chateau Restaurant is holding a fundraiser for Liberty Elementary School today. For more information, go to http://www.gpvillage.com/liberty/calendar_event?hnd=5956.
5. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include:
9:15 a.m. Exercise
10 a.m. Crafts and Quilting Group
12 p.m. Pool Players and Poker
1 p.m. BINGO