North County Update

Arlington: City offers first-aid class

Participants in a basic first-aid class offered by the city can learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness.

Information about emergencies such as shock, burns, strains, strokes and seizures will be shared from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Hadley Hall Community Room next to the Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

The class, taught by a certified instructor, is for people 12 and older.

More info: 360-403-3448

Marysville: Dentist describes her treks to the Third World

Dentist Loree Bolin is the next speaker in the “Cool People” series at the Ken Baxter Community-Senior Center.

The free event is planned for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the center, 514 Delta Ave. in Comeford Park.

Bolin travels to Third World nations to provide dental care. Born and raised in Marysville, Bolin maintains a local practice in Lake Stevens.

She is part of a mobile dental team that travels to some of the poorest parts of Africa, Honduras, Haiti, the Philippines and Cambodia, where most people have never received dental care.

Registration for Dr. Bolin’s talk is suggested.

More info: 360-363-8450.

Warm Beach: Food and toy drive continues

People who want to donate can drop off nonperishable food or new unwrapped toys at the Warm Beach Fire Station, 19727 Marine Drive NW, through Dec. 12.

The food will go to the Stanwood Food Bank and the toys will go to the Stanwood Christmas House.

More info: 360-652-1246.

Whidbey Island: Fighting Marlins squadron begins returning home

Many Fighting Marlins of Patrol Squadron 40 have an extra reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving. They are home from Iraq.

The first VP-40 airlift bringing home 105 Marlins and one of their P-3 Orion aircraft with 16 onboard arrives this week.

These Navy personnel represent the first wave to return after completing a seven-month deployment to Iraq.

Marlins will continue flying the remaining aircraft home over the next two weeks, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station spokeswoman Kim Martin said.

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