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Eat: Breakfast, run promotes fire safety

The Old-Fashioned Firefighter’s Pancake Feed followed by a 5k run on Saturday in Snohomish is planned in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.

Firefighters will flip flapjacks starting at 8:30 a.m., near the Centennial Trail next to the Boys &Girls Club, 402 Second St., Snohomish. The 5k run starts at 9 a.m., as well as a 1-mile run and Kids Dash.

Information on fire safety will be available, and Snohomish Professional Firefighters Local 2694 will provide free smoke detectors while supplies last.

Proceeds benefit the Northwest Burn Foundation.

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Donate: Police, fire collecting diapers

The Lynnwood Police and Fire departments are collecting diapers for Step By Step, an area nonprofit that helps at-risk pregnant women and new mothers through home visits, mentoring, transitional housing and more.

Newborn and size 1 diapers are most needed.

Drop off diapers from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in donation bins at the Lynnwood Police Department lobby, 19321 44th Ave. W. and the lobby of Lynnwood Fire Station 15, at the corner of 44th Avenue W. and 188th Street SW.

More info: www.stepbystep

Bloom: Poinsettia sale helps students

Stanwood High School’s class of 2013 is raising money for its senior trip by taking orders for poinsettias. The six-inch, high-quality blooms are available in red or white with decorative wraps. Cost is $10; order six or more and get free delivery. Orders are due by Oct. 30.

Make checks out to “Class of 2013” and mail to Karen Hushagen, 8513 325th Place NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. Flowers will be available for pick-up 1:30-7 p.m. Nov. 28.

More info: Kim at 425-308-5953 or Karen at 360-629-4448 or

Read: Donate books, meet Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat will visit children from 6-7 p.m. at the Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., as part of a book drive effort.

Edmonds Bookshop and Comstock Jewelers are seeking donations of new children’s books to be distributed through the Seattle Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi and Page Ahead to at-risk children.

The Cat will also be at the jewelry store, 411 Main St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

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Support: Dinner, auction for homeless

The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington plans its annual “Always a Time to Bloom” dinner, dessert and silent auction fundraiser from 6:15-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Proceeds help support The Family Shelter, which provides emergency shelter to one- and two-parent homeless families. The shelter is a program of Interfaith, an Everett-based nonprofit.

Tickets are $25, or $150 for a table of eight, with other opportunities to give during the event.

More info: or 425-252-6672.

Sip: Winery hosts fundraiser

North Sound Professionals, a local business networking group, plans a wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at SoJen Cellars, 2818 Hewitt Ave., Everett.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds will be split among the nonprofits Eagle Wings, the Arlington Food Bank and the Granite Falls Coalition.

More info: Pam Burley at 360-691-7081 or Joan Dixon-Schmidt at 425-350-3381.

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