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Learn: Edmonds classes teach first aid
The city of Edmonds and Snohomish County Fire District 1 offer the American Heart Association's Heartsaver first aid and CPR/AED classes. The next class is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
This video-based and instructor-led course teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage emergencies, including adult, child and infant CPR and use of an AED.
Classes are held at Fire District 1 Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. Class fee is $70.
More info: 425-771-0230 or
Party: Bingo and karaoke in costume
Bingo-karaoke comes to the Edmonds Senior Center, 6 p.m. Oct. 24, for an inter-generational party.
Bring costumes, friends, parents and your game-face to the spooky inauguration of what is planned to be a recurring event. There will be food, treats, drinks and prizes. The event is for ages 21 and up.
Cost is $10 ahead, or $12 a the door.
More info: 425-774-5555
Enter: VFWs seek essays for competition
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliaries in Arlington, Gold Bar, Sultan, Monroe, Edmonds, Snohomish, Lynnwood and Everett encourage students to enter the National Patriotic Essay Contest.
Third-graders through middle school-age students are invited to submit written essays on the theme, "My American Hero Is ..." for the Patriot's Pen contest.
High-schoolers are invited to submit audio essays on the theme, "Why I'm Optimistic About Our Nation's Future," for the Voice of Democracy contest.
Submission deadlines for all essays is Nov. 1 to local posts.
More info: Arden King, 360-793-2786
Celebrate: Stanwood offers Cultural Day
The Daughters of Norway Ingeborg Lodge 43 invite the community to a free Cultural Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Sons of Norway Hall, 9910 270th St. NW in Stanwood.
Demonstrations include Norwegian woodworking, rosemaling, krumkaker baking, lefse making, tatting, Swedish weaving and gingerbread house making.
There will also be a genealogist available for anyone interested in exploring their cultural heritage.
There also will be sales of baked goods, used Nordic literature, and lunch featuring clam chowder, open-faced sandwiches, lefse, rømmegrøt and more.
More info: 360-387-7401
Watch: Mormon church celebrates Scouting ties
Local leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invite all Scouts and Scouters to join them in viewing a special live broadcast, which starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 29, that celebrates the denomination's century-long association with the Boy Scouts of America.
Three years after the Scouts was founded, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became the first chartered partner with Scouting in the United States and is now the largest partner organization in Scouting with more than 430,000 registered boys and young men.
The upcoming celebration, "A Century of Honor," will be broadcast live from Salt Lake City, Utah, in English and Spanish.
In North Snohomish County, broadcast locations include churches in the following cities: Arlington, 17222 43rd Avenue NE; Marysville, 9215 51st Avenue NE; Camano Island, 795 Ell Street; and Lake Stevens, 10120 Chapel Hill Road.
More info:
Serve: Openings on Island County water board
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for vacancies on the Water Conservancy Board, which meets as needed to review applications for water right transfers among water right holders.
Water Conservancy Board members must receive 32 hours of training with Department of Ecology staff and eight hours of continuing education per year thereafter. There is no compensation except reimbursement for necessary travel expenses and costs incident to training.
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.
More info: Pam Dill, or 360-679-7353.

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