Life and features briefs, Oct. 20

Life and features briefs, Oct. 20
Published: October 20, 2012
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Edmond

Create a Halloween scrapbook during a youth workshop set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Edmond Library, 10 S Boulevard.

The session is designed for young people age 7 and older, and their parents. Participants are asked to bring between 8 and ten copies of their favorite color photos for a Halloween scrapbook to keep.

Class size is limited. To register, call 341-9282, Ext. 4.

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Poitier honored

A bridge in the Bahamas is being renamed to honor Sidney Poitier, who spent part of his childhood in the island chain east of Florida.

Prime Minister Perry Christie said the Paradise Island Bridge will be re-christened as part of next month's 40th anniversary celebration of Bahamian independence. Christie recently aid the 88-year-old film star is being honored because of his life story and diplomacy. Poitier has been Bahamian ambassador to Japan and UNESCO.

The Oscar-winning Poitier was born in the United States but spent much of his childhood on Cat Island, a sparsely populated island in the central Bahamas.

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