Front Porch: Attend health fair in Lynnwood

A community health fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W.

There will be free activities for kids and free blood-pressure screenings. There also will be help with understanding health insurance options, including information for Spanish speakers.

Phone help also is available at 800-322-2588.

Horse camp essay contest: Camp Horse Country at Horse Country Farm in Granite Falls is accepting entries for its annual essay contest until May 15. First- through ninth-graders should write an essay about either “I love horses because …” or “I want to come to horse camp because …” First prize in each age category is a free three-day session of horse camp.

More information is available at or by calling 360-691-7509.

Help for job-seekers: Village Community Services in Arlington is offering free monthly WorkStrides seminars for job-seekers with physical, psychological or mental disabilities. The seminars are free thanks to grants.

The next WorkStrides seminar is March 18-20 at the Royal Pacific Building in the Smokey Point neighborhood of Arlington. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Participants must commit to attending all three days.

For more information, email Jean Simpson at or call 425-220-1963.

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