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Buy birdseed for winter feed

As winter approaches, birds will find natural food supplies increasingly scarce.

Pilchuck Audubon Society offers a semiannual birdseed sale.

Order a variety of seeds, suet and squirrel food from Art Wait, 360-563-0181, by noon Nov. 12. Pick up your order at the Everett Transit Center parking area from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 15.

Groups meets for senior center talk

The Mill Creek Senior Center Advisory Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Monday to discuss how to develop a senior center. All the meetings are at Mill Creek City Hall, 15728 Main St.

The advisory group is made up of three City Council members, two senior center foundation board members and two citizens.

Nonprofits can get federal assistance

Help is available for area shelters and food banks struggling to meet demand. Some $300,000 in federal money is available to help nonprofit agencies in Sno­homish County.

A meeting will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army, 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett, to help answer questions about the application process. Letters stating an organization’s intent to apply for funds are due by Nov. 14. Grant applications are due by Nov. 28.

The money is used for nonprofit agencies to provide food, shelter and rent assistance.

For information, call Mary Anne Dillon with the YWCA of Snohomish County at 425-258-2766, ext. 225.

Red Cross workers share storm stories

The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross offers a program Thursday to bring together volunteers who left home to help others when disaster struck the Gulf Coast.

Relief workers will tell stories about their experiences following hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike. The event is 4:30 p.m. at the Red Cross, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett. Refreshments will be served.

For a reservation, call 425-740-2354 or e-mail andersta@snohomishcounty.redcross.org.

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