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EVENTS

Affordable housing candidate forum

The Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County is holding a candidate forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Everett Station’s Weyerhaeuser Room, at 3201 Smith Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20 at the door. The event is part of the consortium’s Affordable Housing Breakfast Series. The forum will be moderated and each candidate will receive equal time to answer questions.

Candidates include:

• Snohomish County Council District 2: Megan Dunn and Anna Rohrbough

• Snohomish County Sheriff: Adam Fortney and Ty Trenary

• Everett City Council Position 4: Marian LaFountaine and Liz Vogeli

• Everett City Council Position 5: Scott Bader and Joseph Erikson (possibly sending a representative)

More info: www.housingsnohomish.org/calendar-events/

Presidential watch party

The environmental group 350 Everett and the 38th District Democrats are hosting a televised event featuring presidential hopefuls from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Everett United Church of Christ, 26234 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett.

Guests are invited to watch the CNN Climate Crisis Town Hall, where the cable network’s hosts will question leading 2020 Democrats on environmental issues. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Ten candidates were set to attend the CNN forum, including California Sen. Kamala Harris at 4 p.m., former Vice President Joe Biden at 5 p.m., Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 5:40 p.m. and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 6:20 p.m.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/486176155284603/

SUPPORT

Women’s shelter donations

YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is in need of these items: Deodorant, body wash, razors, lotion, dishes, pots and pans, and cooking utensils.

Donations can be brought to the shelter at 6027 208th St. SW, Lynnwood.

More info: 425-774-9843

OPPORTUNITY

Give blood for kids

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer.

The National Cancer Institute estimated that more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. would be diagnosed with cancer last year. Childhood cancer patients may need blood products on a regular basis during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

Platelet donors and blood donors of all blood types are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a summer blood shortage.

Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app, going to RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

More info: RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive

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