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  • Sun Nov 14th, 2010 5:09pm
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Everett: High school plans food drive

Everett High School will open its doors this Sunday to collect donations for its annual Thanksgiving food drive.

Non-perishable food and financial donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school’s main building, 2416 Colby Ave.

Students at the school have been working on the food drive for several weeks, collecting donations at grocery stores.

Next week, they plan to personally deliver donations to as many as 150 families in need.

Learn how to quit smoking at clinic

Information on how to quit smoking, anti-smoking patches and gum will be available Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. in front of the Medical Office Building on the Colby campus of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, 1330 Rockefeller Ave.

Also available will be “Inside Out — The Original Organ Show,” a presentation that shows the effects of smoking, drinking and unhealthy eating on human organs.

Lake Stevens: School counselor wins award

Steve Pitkin was named teacher of the year by the Sundt Memorial Foundation, a group that works to prevent substance abuse.

Pitkin, an intervention specialist at Lake Stevens High School and Cavelero Middle School, won the award for his work inspiring students to reject drugs.

Among his successful efforts: He developed a monthly open mic event at Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center, giving students a creative outlet. Efforts like that fit in with the foundation’s attempts to give students a “natural high.”

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Mukilteo: Experience homelessness

Pointe of Grace, a ministry site of Trinity Lutheran Church, will host an overnight experience to raise public awareness about poverty and homelessness in Snohomish County. The public is invited to join them at Pointe of Grace, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., either sleeping outside in a tent, under a tarp, or in their cars, to experience first-hand the difficulties of homelessness. People will speak on homelessness and poverty from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A collection of items needed by the homeless also will take place. Needed items include warm socks, hotel-sized toiletry items, pasta and jars of pasta sauce, canned chicken soup and tuna.

More info: 425-263-8730 or