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EMS open house

South County Fire & Rescue is preparing to kick off EMS week Saturday with a fire station open house in downtown Edmonds.

The event is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 275 Sixth Ave. N.

The open house will showcase the lifesaving services firefighters provide in the community every day. Activities include a teddy bear clinic. Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal to be a “patient” and receive emergency care from firefighters in the medic unit.

Experts also will be on hand to give advice on aging, medical emergencies and preparation for disasters.

More than 85 percent of the 911 calls that South County Fire responds to are medical emergencies.

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Robot Garage

Kids are invited to practice basic engineering skills needed to build an extraterrestrial rover. Participants will learn history and talk about the latest news from robots in space, on Earth and in the home.

This event, called Robot Garage, is hosted by the Museum of Flight from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sultan Library, 319 Main St.

More info: Call 360-793-1695


Caring for those with Down syndrome

The Alzheimer’s Association provides support groups for people who care for someone with Down syndrome who also experience memory loss. Folks are invited to learn, share and gain emotional support from other caregivers.

The next meeting is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 19031 33rd Ave. W., Suite 301, Lynnwood.

More info: Call 206-529-3888

Support for overeating

Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step support group for people who want to recover from compulsive food behaviors. It has meetings in Everett, Camano Island and Marysville.

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Practice English

Aprender y practicar el hablar Inglés con un voluntario capacitado.

Learn and practice speaking English with a trained volunteer.

Meet at the Everett Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at 2701 Hoyt Ave. This is a free event.

More info: Call 25-257-8000


Stormwater separation project in northwest Everett

The city of Everett is beginning work on a stormwater separation project along Alverson Boulevard, Grand Avenue and Ninth Street this week. Crews are starting at Alverson and Fifth Street, and working their way south.

Construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work is expected to last four months. Signs will be posted to alert drivers of traffic revisions. The project aims to minimize basement and surface flooding, and reduce stormwater from flowing into the Snohomish River. A map of the work can be found at

More info: Mike Kangas, Everett public works project manager, at 425-257-7731 or

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