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February 17. 2013 10:04AM
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FORTY FORT: The Center for Cancer Wellness, Candy's Place is holding it seventh annual flower sale through Monday.

Each fall-colored bouquet of miniature carnations costs $7 and includes a stem of greenery presented in a plastic sleeve. All proceeds benefit the programs and services at Candy's Place. Orders of 10 or more will be delivered on Oct. 23. Make checks payable to Candy's Place, 190 Welles St., Suite 120, Forty Fort, PA 18704, or call 714-8800 for an order form or to place an order.

HAZLETON: Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere (SAFE) is sponsoring a community awareness day and walk for autism from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Hazleton Area High School track, 1515 W. 23rd Street.

There will be tricky trays, a bounce house and more. Children younger than 12 years of age should come in costume. For more information, visit or call 822-7259.

WILKES-BARRE: Children's Service Center (CSC) and the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department are hosting a Fire Safety Day in recognition of Fire Prevention Month from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 22 at the CSC's Wilkes-Barre campus, 335 S. Franklin St. All Wilkes-Barre Area elementary schools are invited to participate.

The Fire Department will have its mobile home available to teach children how to escape from a fire. The firefighters will also bring a fire truck for kids to explore. CSC staff will have materials available on their Juvenile Fire Setters program, a therapeutic service for children and adolescents who use fire setting as a coping mechanism. Sparky the Fire Dog will greet children and there will be giveaways and a free raffle drawing.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling Valerie May at 825-6425 ext. 399.

WILKES-BARRE: The Osterhout Free Library is joining libraries across Pennsylvania in participating in "SnapshotPA Day: A Day in the Life of Pennsylvania Libraries" on Monday. The Osterhout Free Library will compile statistics, customer comments, photographs, video and other details representing a typical day in the library. The results collected and pictures taken will be added to those of other libraries across the state to raise awareness of available programs and services.

For more information contact the library or visit

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