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Fundraiser for family

A pasta dinner and silent auction is planned Sept. 26 to raise money for the family of Shawn Jorgenson, an Everett chiropractor and Rotarian who died recently.

Jorgenson, 51, had late-stage lung cancer. He is survived by his wife and seven children.

The fundraiser runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Shawn O’Donnell’s Everett restaurant. A donation of $20 is suggested, with all proceeds benefiting the family.

More info: helpshawnjorgenson.brownpapertickets.com, 425-870-7444

A Novel Affair

The Friends of the Everett Public Library plan A Novel Affair bash from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Organizers hope to make the first-time fundraiser an annual event. Enjoy live music, food and drinks from local establishments, and help raise money for library programs. Tickets are $37.22 (including a service charge) online until 4 p.m. Friday or $40 at the door.

More info: www.epls.org/friends, 425-257-8022

Volunteer on Day of Caring

United Way of Snohomish County’s Day of Caring is set for Sept. 28-29. Volunteers are sought for a variety of projects across the area. Tasks include painting, landscaping, sorting, stocking, reading to kids, and helping on a Habitat for Humanity home construction job.

More info: http://bit.ly/COREcaring

SUPPORT

Aging class will come to Lynnwood

The Lynnwood and Edmonds senior centers are teaming up to offer the National Council on Aging’s five-week “Aging Mastery” program, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 to Oct. 24, at the Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave. W. Free. Registration required.

More info: 425-670-5050 (Lynnwood) or 425-954-2523 (Edmonds)

Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s? Help for caregivers

Caring for someone with Down syndrome who exhibits symptoms of memory loss? The Alzheimer’s Association offers a special family caregiver support group from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday (and every third Wednesday) at 19031 33rd Ave. W, Suite 301, Lynnwood.

More info: Hannah Wishnek, 206-529-3888

The Alzheimer’s Association has several support groups for caregivers across Snohomish County, including Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood and Snohomish.

More info: www.alzwa.org

The Caregiver Support Program of Snohomish County also offers several support groups across the area, including Arlington, Lynnwood, Marysville, Snohomish and Stanwood.

More info: stillycenter.org/caregiver.shtml

HEADS UP

Reminder: Navy security exercise

Naval Station Everett plans security training exercises 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Expect loudspeaker alerts, active emergency response vehicles and other signs of heightened security.

More info: 425-304-3202

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