Front Porch: Shred old documents today in Marysville

People can bring old personal documents and have them shredded to help protect themselves from identity theft today at a free community Shred-A-Thon in Marysville.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave. It is sponsored by Home Street Bank, North County Outlook, city of Marysville, American Data Guard and Bleachers Grill at Cedarcrest. Call 360-363-8086 for more information.

Caregivers workshop

The Stillaguamish Senior Center offers a workshop for unpaid family caregivers from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.

Kamilia Dunsky plans to talk about the stresses commonly experienced by family caregivers, and offer strategies for managing stress and avoiding burnout even in the most difficult care giving situations. Ellis Waller Walker plans to help caregivers see the positive in stressful situations. The free workshop requires registration by calling Debbie Cook at 360-653-4551.

Author at Mountlake Terrace Library

Children’s book author Samantha Vamos is expected to appear at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

She is the author of “Before You Were Here,” “Mi Amor,” “The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred” and the forthcoming “Alphabet Trucks.” El día de los niños/El día de los libros — Children’s Day/Book Day — is an annual event emphasizing the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Families and school groups kindergarten through third grade are invited to attend. For more information, call 425-776-8722 or go to and click on Classes and Events, Mountlake Terrace. The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300 58th Ave. W., next to City Hall.

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