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Daily Five: Killer Whales, Edible Torahs, Breast Cancer Awareness and More

Five things you should know about in West Hartford on Oct. 9, 2012.

1. Killer whale alert: Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Blue Back Square welcomes journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Kirby at 7 p.m. Kirby will discuss and sign copies of his new book, "Death At SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity." The event is free and open to the public.

2. How does one make an edible Torah? Find out today at the Mandell Jewish Community Center as the Tishrei Holidays continue with Hands-On Simchat Torah (Rejoicing with the Torah) from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m, where families will learn how the Torah was written and make their own edible Torah.

3. Could getting a toddler to cooperate be as easy as 1-2-3? The 1-2-3 Magic program at the UConn Health Center at 65 Kane St, West Hartford, is designed "to help parents develop relationship-based communication and discipline strategies. Ideal for parents of toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children." One session meets today from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

4. Breast Cancer Awareness month is bringing out come very compelling blogs, such as this one titled "I Don't Know How to Be Sick." Add your perspective to our Local Voices section by emailing ronni.newton@patch.com.

5. Quote: Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. - Lucille Ball

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