The American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter offers a free automated electronic defibrillator orientation at 10 a.m. Saturday at 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett.

Some schools are getting the machines. Find out what they are, how they can help folks and how they work.

For more information, call 425-252-4103, ext. 15.

The Kidney Auxiliary for Puget Sound offers holiday wreaths, 20 inches to 43 inches in diameter, that will be delivered within Everett city limits. Prices range from $20 to $61.

To place an order, call 425-355-7272 through Monday. The sale benefits patients at the Puget Sound Kidney Center.

Broadway Plaza Retirement Community and the Everett Housing Authority will host a holiday open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 3020 Broadway in Everett.

Join them for a gourmet buffet lunch, live music and tours of remodeled units. Leasing staff will be available to answer questions. Rent starts at $475 and includes most meals and free cable TV. There is no waiting list.

Everett artist and arts advocate Susan Jane Russell will receive the Richard Wendt Award for Excellence in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Everett Center for the Arts, 1057 Wall St. The award is given annually by the Everett Cultural Commission to an individual or organization for outstanding contribution to the arts in Everett. An incorrect time was listed on Page 24 in Friday’s A&E section of The Herald.

If you have an item for FYI, call Kristi O’Harran at 425-339-3451. If you have a news tip or an idea for a local story, call the city desk at 425-339-3428, or e-mail

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Everett, 425-339-3200

425-339-3470, after 4 p.m.

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