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EVENTS

Ladies tea coming up

The Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett plans a Ladies Tea and Brunch, 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 21. The senior center is at 3025 Lombard Ave. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited. Enjoy entertainment, tea, sandwiches and desserts, along with a parting gift. For all ages, including daughters and granddaughters. Red Hat Society ladies get special seating.

More info: 425-257-7087

The science of Peeps

How do you make a giant Peep? Will your stomach really explode if you eat Pop Rocks and drink soda? Why does chewing gum make fruit taste weird? Kids can learn all the answers, plus make slime to take home, at “Crazy Confections Candy Science,” 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arlington Library, 135 N Washington Ave. For ages 6 and older.

More info: 360-435-3033

Coffee chats with Lovick

Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, hosts two coffee chats in different parts of the 44th District:

10 a.m. Saturday at the Mill Creek Community Association, 15524 Country Club Drive

10 a.m. April 7 at the district office in the educational annex at Fire District 4, 1525 Avenue D, Snohomish

RSVP: john.lovick@leg.wa.gov

WAYS TO HELP

Philharmonic plans benefit

The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra plans a Spring Fling gala fundraiser, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 15 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in downtown Everett. Reservations are required by April 7. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, wine and live music. There also will be a silent auction.

More info: everettphil.org, 206-270-9729

Donate sale items

The Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett plans a rummage sale and welcomes donated items starting Thursday. Drop off donations at 3025 Lombard Ave. The sale will be held April 6-7.

More info: 425-257-7082

SUPPORT

Upcoming Edmonds workshops

The Edmonds Senior Center is taking registration for a variety of workshops:

“Your Life, Your Wishes” advance care planning, 1-3 p.m. April 23

“Living Well with Diabetes,” 12:30-3 p.m. April 24

Diabetes talk with medial staff, 1-2:30 p.m. April 9

Chronic pain workshop with medical staff, 1-2:30 p.m. April 10

Seating is limited.

More info: 425-774-5555

Free tax time help

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those age 50 and older. The program is offered at local libraries and senior centers.

More info: bit.ly/aarptaxaide

United Way of Snohomish County offers free tax preparation services to families and individuals who earn less than $66,000. Tax counselors meet one-on-one at 12 locations across Snohomish County.

More info: www.uwsc.org/taxhelp

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