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Be a safety super hero

It’s Fire Prevention Week.

South County Fire is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Free superhero capes will be given to the first 100 kids. Take a challenge to be a safety hero and practice your great fire escape.

Meet firefighters, tour the fire engine and technical rescue unit. Spray water from a real fire hose. Learn skills to save a life with ACT First Aid. Find out about careers with South County Fire.

Fire District 7 is hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Station 31, 163 Village Court, Monroe. Dress in your favorite superhero outfit and learn about how you can help keep your family safe. Free superhero capes for the first 100 kids.

Parents and teens

“Parenting Teens: Successful Communication with Your Teen” will be offered at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Learn how to communicate effectively with your teenager. Explore the secrets of effective communication, what triggers us, what it is we really want to say, and practice skill building. Presented by Cocoon House.

Nov. 19: “Parents’ Guide to Teen Depression.” By gaining a deeper understanding of depression, you will begin to distinguish whether or not your teen is suffering from a clinical disorder, and how to find treatment.

On Dec. 3, the topic is bullying.

More info: 425-493-8202

Craft show

For the 33rd year, the Starving Housewives Craft Show will be held in Bothell on Tuesday through Saturday, at 18701 120th Ave. NE.

A new craft corner will have have art supplies, vintage furniture and “lots of fun stuff at low prices.” Bring a bag of nonperishable food in exchange for a crafty gift, while supplies last.

The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m., except Saturday, when it ends at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Make new friends

Everett Area Newcomers Club for women who are new to the area or would like to make new friends. Next luncheon is at Le Bistro at Sno-Isle Tech, 9001 Airport Road, Everett, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

More info: www.eancclub.org or call 972-742-7885 or 425-322-4533

VOLUNTEER

Get sewing

A Sew Thoughtful event to make totes for children who are being temporarily cared for at Safe Place in Everett is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Bring your sewing machine, regular sewing equipment and a few basic colors of construction thread. Kits and instructions will be provided. Bring a brown bag lunch, beverage and enjoy sewing fun.

More info: 425-743-0118

Tutors needed at EvCC

Everett Community College’s Volunteer Literacy Program seeks volunteers who can tutor adults learning basic reading, writing and math skills and students learning English. An informal interview and a training workshop are required.

More info: cbeattie@everettcc.edu, 425-388-9085

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