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Published October 03. 2013 05:00PM

Think pink

Local Girl Scout Rachael Paisley has a number of Breast Cancer Awareness events scheduled in conjunction with her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The events include Pink Hair Day; a poster contest; a Pink Light Walk; and the creation of a brochure that is specific to inflammatory breast cancer.

For Pink Hair Day, Rachael has enlisted the help of stylist Megan Phillips, who will add a pink hair extension to participants' hair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 5, at Lifestyles Salon, 250 East Broad St., Tamaqua.

There are no fees associated with Pink Hair Day.

The Pink Light Walk event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Bungalow Pavilion on Oct. 20. There is no registration fee. Supporters and participants will be able to purchase T-shirts prior to the event. The deadline to order is Oct. 7.

For more information or to register, call Rachael at (570) 578-5196 or 578-5176 or email

Adult day care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a number of activities planned for the month of October, including celebrating Halloween with a costume party on Oct. 31.

Other special days this month include: Oct. 4, foot doctor visit; Oct. 7, crafting balloon spider webs; Oct. 10, entertainment; Oct. 15, crafts day; Oct. 16, sing-along with Audrey Christ; Oct. 23, Salvation Army service; Oct. 25, movie day; Oct. 30, pumpkin treats; Oct. 31, visit from St. Jerome's kindergarten class.

In addition to weekly sing-alongs and social games, hair styling and manicure services are available. Both require advance notice.

Daily activities include exercise, reality orientation, motivational and reminiscent therapy, as well as breakfast, lunch and a snack.

Anyone interested in obtaining more information about the center and its services may call (570) 668-6556.

Animal blessing

Calvary Episcopal Church, 300 W. Broad St., will sponsor a "Blessing of Animals" event on Oct. 6. A blessing will be held during the 10:45 a.m. worship service, with a second blessing at noon, in front of the church.

Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend.

Owners will be responsible for keeping their pets under control and cleaning up any "accidents."

For more information, call Gary Price at (570) 668-2775.

Older and bolder

The Tamaqua Salvation Army's Older and Bolder group has a number of activities planned for October. Upcoming activities will include: Oct. 9, program will feature a Summer in Taipei, Taiwan, bell practice and chair stretching; Oct. 15, bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. for the Diakon Senior Expo at the Fairlane Village Mall; Oct. 23, trip to Penn's Peak for a Neil Diamond tribute; Oct. 30, Halloween celebration with pot luck lunch.

The Older and Bolder group's regular sessions are held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. The regular meetings include a light lunch.

Calvary Evangelical

The Rev. Dr. Edward Bean will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include Holy Communion. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, a time of praise, worship and Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m.

An hour of prayer and praise is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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