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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 21, 2012

A run-down of events and other useful information for your life in Braintree today.

Born on this day in history: singer Kenny Rogers (1938), actress Carrie Anne-Moss (1967), Sergey Brin, co-founded of Google (1973) and gold-medal winning Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt (1986).

1. The Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at this evening. The agenda includes: a request for in Weymouth Landing, an application for a special permit for a fast food place at 21 and 25-29 Elm St. and the permit for .

2. Among other activities today, is hosting Teen Karaoke and a Pizza Party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium to celebrate the end of the summer reading program.

For a full list of events at the library today, go to http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=THAYER.

3. If you haven't already, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/braintree_historical_commission to participate in the Braintree Historical Commission's survey.

4. For all you families getting ready for another academic year, reader incoming headmaster Jim Lee's note on the school's website: http://www.gpvillage.com/bhs/page?hnd=104256.

An excerpt:

"I am very excited to have become a member of the Braintree High School community and look forward with earnest to the impending school year. Transition into a new setting is never easy, as any 9th grader or college freshmen can tell you, but my own has been made extremely comfortable thanks to the counsel of outgoing headmaster David Swanton."

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

9 a.m. S&S Bus (housing), Walking Group and Chess

9:30 a.m. Computer 101A and Bocce (outdoors)

10 a.m. SHINE ins. help and Wii Bowling

10:45 a.m. Computer 101B

11 a.m. Special Van Trip To: Marshfield Fair

1 p.m. Bridge & Cribbage and Ask the Lawyer (by appointment only)

3 p.m. Supper Club to: Cheesecake/Braintree

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