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Fire station neighborhood night

Neighbors to South County Fire’s Maplewood Fire Station are invited to visit the depot from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at 8429 196th St. SW, Edmonds.

Meet firefighters, learn about emergency services and programs in the neighborhood, and find out how to protect your family from fire and injuries.

There also will be fire engine tours, first aid instructions and information about healthy aging.

More info: southfire.org/events

Learn ukulele

Learn to play the ukulele during two all-age parties at both branches of the Everett Public Library on Jan. 25.

The first is at 10:30 a.m. in the newly remodeled Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way.

The second is at 2:30 p.m. at the downtown location, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Attendees may bring their own ukulele or borrow one of 25 made available by the library.

Aaron Canwell of the Oregon-based band Micah and Me will teach the class.

More info: 425-257-8000

Yum. Pancakes!

Monroe VFW Post 7511 and its Auxiliary invite the east Snohomish County community to ring in the new year with pancakes from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Rock Church in Monroe.

Veterans eat for free at this event, which raises funds to support the VFW’s mission of helping veterans and serving the community.

The menu features buttermilk pancakes, pork link-style sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice, coffee and tea.

The suggested donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 and younger.

Since it was re-established in 2017, the pancake breakfast has been integral part of Post 7511’s enrollment boost.

In the past three years, the post’s effective outreach strategy has welcomed a surge of veterans with service in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan that has dramatically increased the post’s membership base.

This influx of new post members has energized the post and facilitated the re-formation of the Post 7511 Auxiliary.

The Rock Church is at 16891 146th St. SE.

SUPPORT

Gathering for dementia caregivers

Join the Alzheimer’s Association for the Journey dementia caregiver conference, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Feb. 22 at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett.

The meeting focuses on unpaid caregivers supporting a loved one or family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia, to gain support, encouragement and tools.

Topics include managing stress and distress behaviors, how to cope with the challenges of caregiving and what to do when it’s time to move a loved one out of the home.

Registration is required.

For more information and to sign up, go to alzwa.org/conferences, or call 425-654-0947.

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