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October 15, 2011

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Breast Cancer Workshop

First New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will host a breast cancer awareness workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church, 911 Old Madisonville Road, Huntsville. Admission is a $10 “love” donation. Keynote speaker will be Ginger Freeze of the American Cancer Society in Bryan. Survivor speakers will be Marjorie Archie, Gwen Grigsby, Vickey McGinty, Leroy Bryant, Eula English Dozier, Reneda Saulsberry and Annette Nash O’Neal. Rev. Timothy O’Bryant and Demitria Dickey will sing.

Thessalonia Senior Citizen Day

Thessalonia Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its annual Senior Citizen Day service beginning 7 p.m. Saturday with a pre-Gospel Musical featuring several local and surrounding talents followed by worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Speaker will be E.J. Edgley of True Light COGIC in Houston. Clenard Hightower is  pastor.

Dodge VFD Celebration

The Dodge Volunteer Fire Department will host its 20-year celebration and hamburger supper fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. A cake auction will begin at 7 p.m.  For more information, contact Matt Dobbins at 294-0144.

Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse

The Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse will feature  singer-songwriter Steve Brooks with John Guedry opening at 7 p.m.  Saturday at 144 E. Mosley Lane, Huntsville.  Admission is a suggested donation of $10 and $5 for students and seniors.  For more information, go to www.huntsvilletxunitarianfellowship.org or call (936) 661-4313.

Local Author Book Signing

Local author Pam Gray will appear at a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Bookstore in Huntsville.  She will sell and sign her book, "When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong" about keeping one’s faith through adversities.  For more information, call (936) 295-6535.  Hastings is located at 1710 11th St.

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