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  • Sun Nov 6th, 2011 9:34pm
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Everett: Health tips, screenings and demos

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has scheduled a free health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 in the main concourse of its new medical tower at 1700 13th St.

The event is similar to a health fair scheduled at the hospital last month, attended by 500 people. There will be free health screenings, a number of health promotion booths, bike helmet fittings and CPR demonstrations. Information will be available on free mammograms for those who have no insurance and are unable to pay for the test. Flu shots will be available for children and adults for $10.

Learn how to get ready for disaster

Learn about health, wellness and how you can prepare for an emergency 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in Everett Community College’s Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St.

The community fair includes information presented by community health resources, plus EvCC’s nursing, physical education and athletic departments.

Emergency preparedness information will be provided by the city of Everett, EvCC’s Emergency Management Office and the Student Activities Programs Board. Enter a raffle to win prizes to help you be prepared for an emergency.

The event is free and open to the public.

More info: 425-388-9508 or

Eat breakfast, help someone in need

The Everett Gospel Mission is hosting a free breakfast Thursday to share information about what it called the hidden homeless and desperate families.

Although the breakfast is free, the mission wants people to RSVP in advance by Monday.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Everett Events Center, Grand Ballroom, 2000 Hewitt Ave.

More info or register: or call 425-252-1297.

Library scheduled to reopen today

The main branch of the Everett Public Library is expected to open today after being temporarily closed while workers painted and installed new carpet. Library Director Eileen Simmons said that she expects all the work may not be finished.

Still, people will notice some big changes, including a new story room and a teen space. The Youth Services staff is busy planning events to celebrate the library’s new look. More information is coming soon.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience, and we think you’ll like what you see when we resume our regular schedule,” she said.

Lake Stevens: Fire district seeks input

Snohomish County Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens is asking people in town for commentary on some upcoming decisions.

The public hearing will be held at the fire commissioners’ meeting set for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the fire district conference center at 10518 18th St. SE.

The meeting will cover the proposed 2012 fire district budget, a levy analysis and a draft update of the strategic plan.

People will be able to comment before both the final budget and strategic plan are adopted.

The district appreciates those who will take the time to get involved and share thoughts and suggestions, Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter said.