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Small business tax help

Small business owners are invited to the Mountlake Terrace Library for a workshop on filing federal taxes.

You’ll learn the differences between employees and contractors, how your business structure affects your filing, tax red flags and what income is taxable versus deductible.

The workshop is taught by Rizwan Chaudhry of NW Accountants.

The event is 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday.

The library is at 23300 58th Ave., Mountlake Terrace.

Giving circle

Join the 100 Women Who Care of Snohomish County group Feb. 5.

The club is comprised of women dedicated to doing good by combining resources and nonprofits.

In 2019, the women gave more than $21,000 to Faith Foodbank and Homage Senior Services.

The group aims to give another $10,000 or more to another organization at its next gathering, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Milltown Sailing Association, 410 14th St., Everett.

More info: 100women snohomish@gmail.com

OPPORTUNITY

Sewing for homeless children

A Sew Thoughtful event to make backpacks for young people who are served by Cocoon House in Everett is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Bring your sewing machine, regular sewing equipment and dark-colored construction thread.

Kits will be provided.

Bring a brown bag lunch, beverage and enjoy sewing fun.

The sewing will be at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood.

More information: 425-743-0118

Student art, podcast and writing contest

Middle and high school students can showcase their talents in an art, podcast and writing contest through April.

Put on by the Washington Secretary of State, the contest parallels Legacy Washington’s “Ahead of the Curve” exhibit that celebrates trailblazing women in the state’s history.

Participants are asked to explore the question of who they believe is ahead of the curve in their community and why, and respond through a piece of art, a podcast or writing.

To participate, students must submit an entry form along with their project by April 30.

Entry forms and more information about the contest can be found at www.sos.wa.gov/assets/legacy/aotc/legacy-wa-aotc-contest.pdf.

Judges will select winners based on creativity, potential social impact and professionalism for each category in grades six through eight, and nine through 12.

They will receive a gift card and a special certificate during an awards ceremony in the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia in June.

Their pieces will be featured on the secretary of state’s website and social media accounts.

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