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Free preschool program in Monroe

An Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) preschool is now open at Fryelands Elementary School. East County ECEAP, which offers free preschool to income-eligible families, is filling spots for morning and afternoon classes.

More info: Amie Waters, awaters@everettcc.edu or 425-388-9302

EVENTS

Firefighter retirements

South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue and IAFF Local 1828 are honoring Battalion Chief Greg Westerman and firefighter Kurt McEnroe at a retirement ceremony, 9 a.m. Thursday at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W, Lynnwood. It’s open to the public.

Can’t get enough of pancakes?

Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.

Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Saturday and Nov 18 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Pancakes, eggs, ham (first Saturday) or sausage (third Saturday), coffee or tea and orange juice. Cost is $5.

Snohomish: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and more. Cost is $5, $3 for kids.

Lake Stevens: A Norwegian pancake breakfast is served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 (third Saturday, September to May) at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Cost is $6; children younger than age 4 are free.

Monroe: 8 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 (third Saturday) at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, ham or sausage, beverages. Cost is $5, $3 younger than age 12.

WAYS TO HELP

Make a kid a ‘binkie’

The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for children in traumatic situations, seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. The group next meets Sunday (first Sunday, second Sunday if a holiday) in Marysville.

More info: 360-659-7198

Project Linus makes quilts and blankets for Snohomish County kids who have experienced traumatic life events. The next Project Linus event is set for 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (second Tuesday) at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Materials and equipment are provided. Bring a sewing machine if you have one.

More info: 425-252-4524

Food drive Saturday

Marysville kicks off the holiday giving season with its All-City Food Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Several local grocery stores and businesses will collect nonperishable food, unwrapped new toys and new books. Donations also can be dropped off at the Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE.

More info: tmizell@marysvillewa.gov, 360-363-8404

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