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Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County plans an annual fundraiser luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Outback Steakhouse on Everett Mall Way.
The event marks the start of the organization's holiday gift drive, and people are asked to bring unwrapped gifts or gift cards for mothers and children who use the group's services.
The luncheon costs $15.
More info: www.dvs-snoco.org or 425-259-2827, ext. 11.
Mill Creek: Parks board has vacancies
The city of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Two open positions are mid-term and end Oct. 13, 2013, while two are full-term and go through October 2015.
The board meets at 5 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Applicants must live within city limits.
Board members advise City Hall and the City Council on developing, designing and operating parks and recreation programming.
People who are interested should send a letter of interest to Attn: Sherrie Ringstad, City of Mill Creek, 15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012, or drop it off at City Hall by 5 p.m. Monday.
Monroe: Police serve food for fundraiser
Monroe police will act as servers Saturday at the Monroe Red Robin to raise money for Special Olympics Washington.
The annual "Tip a Cop" event is planned from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the restaurant, 14797 N. Kelsey St.
There also will be police cars and the department's SWAT vehicle available for pictures.
All tips to the officers and donations collected go to Special Olympics events in Snohomish County, Monroe police spokeswoman Debbie Willis said.
Checks also can be sent to Washington Special Olympics, care of the Monroe Police Department, 818 West Main St., Monroe, WA 98272.
Mukilteo: Historical group to meet
Joe Gaydos of the SeaDoc Society, an Orcas Island-based environmental education group, is scheduled to speak at a meeting of the Mukilteo Historical Society on Thursday.
The meeting is planned for 7:15 p.m. in the Fowler Room at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave.
Gaydos' talk is titled "Bears and Barnacles -- Critters in Our Backyard." Gaydos is president and chief scientist for the SeaDoc Society.
The public is invited and refreshments are planned.
Snohomish: Sign up for fire prevention run
The annual fire-prevention run and kids dash in Snohomish is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Centennial Trail next to the Boys & Girls Club, 402 Second St.
The event also commemorates the anniversary of a fire in Snohomish in 2008 that killed two women and two children.
The event includes a 5k, a 1-mile and the kids dash. Fire-safety information will be available, and some free smoke detectors, donated by the Snohomish firefighters' Local 2694.
The firefighters also plan a pancake feed there beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Proceeds from the races and the pancake feed go to the Northwest Burn Foundation, which works with serious burn victims.
People can register at www.bluefirefitness.com, by emailing email@example.com or at the event.
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