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Learn to fix your stuff

Have items like a broken lamp or a vacuum with a broken belt? Bring them to the Repair Cafe, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Education Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Local repair specialists will offer free advice. The event is hosted by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Sustainable Community Stewards. Registration is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Free tax prep

AARP Tax Aides will be at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 11. They offer free tax preparation help to anyone of any age especially if you are over 60 and cannot afford paid tax preparation. Call or stop by the Camano Center for a list of the type of tax assistance that is available and to schedule an appointment.

More info:; 360-387-0222


Dig in: Invasive plant removal event

Keep that forest as happy and healthy as possible by removing invasive plants at the South Everett Forest Preserve. The event hosted by Green Everett Partnership is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1018 109th St. SE in Everett.

The preserve is by a pocket forest tucked into a neighborhood that provides habitat for birds and other animals, beauty for those who live around it and many other benefits of a forest. There also will be a Green Everett Partnership work party from 9 a.m. to noon March 6 at Howarth Park.

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Donate to book sale

The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations to its ongoing book sale, including gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software. Sale proceeds benefit library programs and a scholarship fund. A drop box for donations is in the foyer of the library, at 650 Main St. Pick-up service is available for large donations.

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Donate eyeglasses, hearing aids

Lions Clubs collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Library branches, the PUD main office and at most opticians and eye doctors.

More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at or 425-387-9256

Safe place for LGBTQ

The Everett chapter of PFLAG meets 7 p.m. third Mondays in downtown Everett. Confidential group unites people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning with families, friends and allies.

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• The city of Lynnwood’s planning commission next meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Agenda items include ideas to improve Lynnwood’s sense of place. Additional meetings are scheduled March 14 and March 28.

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