Front Porch: Ski, snowboard helmets for $25

Discounted helmets

The Lake Stevens fire department is offering ski and snowboard helmets at the discounted cost of $25 each, which includes a custom fitting. Available sizes include small, medium and large; and they will fit young children through most adults.

The helmets are provided by Safe Kids Snohomish County. The cost of the helmet goes toward additional helmets that are stocked and available throughout the winter months. Neither Lake Stevens Fire nor Safe Kids Snohomish County profits.

To buy a ski helmet, contact public educator Jennye Cooper at 425-334-3034 to set up a fitting appointment. The person for whom the helmet is intended must be present at the time of fitting and purchase.

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Free vaccinations: The South Everett/Mukilteo Rotary Club will hold a whooping cough and flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hawthorne Elementary School, located at 1110 Poplar Street in north Everett.

Free shots will be available for low-income and uninsured adults and children.

Free portraits: People can have their family portrait taken for free during Help-Portrait.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Mountainview Christian Fellowship church, 211 Sixth St. in Sultan.

For the second year in a row, a group of photographers, make-up artists, and stylists are volunteering to take family and individual pictures in the city.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

For more information, call Amber Strehle at 425-293-2161.

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