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Five Things: Microchip Scanner, Homeless Coalition Lunch, 80s Party

Also, vote for the best pet costume.

1) Somerville gets microchip scanner for lost pets
The Massachusetts Animal Control Coalition donated a microchip scanner to Somerville Animal Control, according to an announcement from the coalition. The scanner allows animal control officers April Terrio-Manning and Rachel Taylor to search lost pets for microchips, which contain information about a lost pet and its owner. The microchips are about the size of a grin of rice and can make the difference in reuniting pets and their families, the announcement says. At a recent presentation of the scanner, Somerville State Sen. Pat Jehlen spoke of the importance of microchipping, according to the announcement.

2) Somerville Homeless Coalition benefit luncheon
The Somerville Homeless Coalition is hosting its 4th Annual Tina DeLellis Luncheon at Highland Kitchen at 11:30 a.m. This year, the luncheon is honoring Thalia Tringo. Proceeds benefit the coalition.

3) Remember The 80s dance and karaoke party
Big hair, 80s outfits and, yes, karaoke. The party begins at 9 p.m. at Rosebud Bar & Grill.

4) Pet Halloween costume contest
Remember to vote for the best pet costume. You can do so here.

5) Weather
A chance of showers, then cloudy with a high around 53.

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