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Bothell: Police get life-saving devices

Every Bothell police patrol car now comes equipped with an automated external defibrillator.

AEDs are medical devices that can shock a heart back into rhythm after a heart attack or similar event.

All of Bothell’s patrol officers are trained to use the equipment, Capt. Denise Langford said. Police often are the first to a scene where someone needs medical aid.

The equipment was purchased with the help of community donations, Langford said. The Bothell Fire Department helped with equipment selection and training.

Camano Island: Talk by Plant Amnesty

Cass Turnbull, author and founder of Plant Amnesty, plans to talk about pruning and renovating overgrown gardens at a workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road.

Tickets are $7 or $5 for center members and are available at the front desk. The event is sponsored by the Camano Center and the Down to Earth Gardeners.

More info: 360-387-0222

Bird tour of Camano Island set for Sunday

People can take a tour of bird-viewing areas on Sunday morning.

Pam Pritzl plans to lead the tour from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Destinations may change because of the weather or notable bird activity, but past expeditions have gone to English Boom Historical Park, locations on Skagit Bay and Iverson Beach Preserve on Port Susan Bay.

Meet at Terry’s Corner park-and-ride, 860 N. Sunrise, behind Camano Island Coffee Roasters to join carpools and get directions. Dress in layers appropriate for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars or scopes. No dogs allowed.

The tour is hosted by Camano Wildlife Habitat Project and Friends of Camano Island Parks.

Marysville: Students help food bank

Marysville Arts and Technology student Brendon Rotter plans to sell CDs of his original guitar music to help a local food bank.

The CDs are $7 and sales benefit the Marysville Community Food Bank.

Brendon is set to sell CDs from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St.

More info: www.camano

Sultan: Rehearse for lip sync contest

People who enjoy lip syncing can start practicing for the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce competition.

The 24th annual Lip Sync Contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., April 13, at the Sultan High School Commons, 13715 310th Ave. SE.

People must pay a $3 admission fee, bring their music for their family-friendly performance, and be a resident within the Sultan School District boundaries. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. the day of the event.

More info: 360-793-0983

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