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Kids Day coming up

The YMCA Healthy Kids Day is set for April 21 at Y branches across Snohomish County. The free event encourages kids to stay active. There will be games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, safety demonstrations and advice for family routines. Activities are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and vary by branch.

Everett: 2720 Rockefeller Ave., 425-258-9211

Marysville: 6420 60th Drive NE, 360-653-9622

Monroe: 14033 Fryelands Blvd., 360-805-1879

Mukilteo: 10601 47th Place W, 425-493-9622

Mill Creek: 13723 Puget Park Drive, 425-337-0123

Stanwood: 7213 267th St. NW, 360-629-9622

More info: ymca-snoco.org/hkd

Free pet microchips

The Camano Animal Shelter Association offers free pet microchip service, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at its shelter on Camano Island. Cats and dogs only. Cats must arrive in a carrier, and dogs must be leashed.

While you’re there, donate kitten food and supplies for CASA’s annual Little Whiskers Food and Supply Drive. Learn about kitten fostering, too.

More info: 360-387-1902

Senior utility aid applications due

Anyone at least 62 years old earning 140 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines living in Mountlake Terrace can apply for low-income utility discounts for the coming year. They may qualify for a 30 percent reduction in their utility bill and free garbage service.

Applications are due by April 30 at Mountlake Terrace City Hall.

More info: www.cityofmlt.com/165/Financial-Assistance, utilitybilling@ci.mlt.wa.us, 425-744-6214

HEADS UP

Civics classes canceled

The city of Everett’s civics academy, “Everett Essentials,” has been put on hold for 2018. Staff are focused instead on the mayoral directives, according to the program’s website.

“We won’t be able to give the course the attention that it deserves this year,” it read. “We are committed to offering the program again as it was such a success and is a true benefit to the community. We plan to host the course again next year.”

More info: www.everettwa.gov/engage

WAYS TO HELP

Horse rescue center move

Volunteers are needed to help All Breed Equine Rez-Q pack up and move to its new digs. Work parties start Sunday. Meet at the current location, at 2415 116th St. NE, Marysville. Tasks include removing fencing, loading furniture, setting up a yard and tack sale, and painting.

More info: 425-263-6390

Sew Thoughtful

This month’s charitable sewing project by the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors will be sewing walker bags for rehabilitation patients at Kaiser Permanente, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20 at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood. Bring your machine and other sewing supplies, and your own lunch. Kits provided.

More info: Arlene, arlene283@gmail.com or 425-743-0118

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