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5 Things: Valentine's Day, Special Ed Council, Health Board

A run-down of events and other useful information for your life in Braintree on Feb. 14, 2013.

Today in 1859 Oregon was admitted as the 33rd U.S. state. Arizona also becomes part of America, as the 48th state, in 1912. On Feb. 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a call for the death of author Salman Rushdie. Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was born on this day in 1818, along with Jimmy Hoffa in 1913.

1. Today is Valentine's Day! Check out some of our related articles here and don't forget to email joseph.markman@patch.com with your favorite Valentine's Day stories.

2. The Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets at 11:45 a.m. in the Special Services Office at Braintree High School.

3. The Board of Health meets at 7 p.m. in the upstairs Johnson Chambers at Town Hall.

4. The Rotary Club of Braintree meets at 12:15 p.m. at Emerald Hall.

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

9 a.m. Chess

9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga

10 a.m. Photography

11:30 a.m. Quilting Group #2

Noon Pool Players

1 p.m. Art Group and Knit/Crochet

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