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Attend: Learn firework safety
A firework safety demonstration and a fireworks show called "Fighting Fire with Fire" are scheduled at 8 p.m. June 30 at the Monroe River Valley Farm, located at 19829 168th St. SE.
Entrance is free, but donations are being asked to benefit Camp Eyabsut, a North Bend-based camp that helps burn-injured youth from all over the Northwest.
For more information about the camp, goto
Donate: Center needs auction items
The Camano Center is accepting donations for the 6th Annual Gala Auction. The center is looking for a wide variety of items as well as packages consisting of trips or other experiences.
The auction is set for Sept. 8. All proceeds are to help the center pay for programs, activities and services.
For more information on how to help and about the auction, go to You can also visit the center or call 360-387-0222.
Run: Race to help cancer patients
The Mill Creek Town Center is hosting a 5K race starting at 9:30 a.m. July 7, 15418 Main St.
The race is to raise funds to benefit local charities, high school athletic programs and a special fund supporting cancer patients during their treatment.
The cost is $25 for adults. Children and students get a discount. Racers should register online at by June 30 or pay a $15 late fee. Online registration closes July 4.
Adopt: Rescue pets in Marysville
Dogs and cats of different ages, breeds and sizes of five different animal rescue organizations are set to be available for adoption at the Marysville Matchmaker Adopt-a-thon.
The Animal Alliance of Washington is hosting the event from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marysville PetSmart, 3723 116th St. NE.
Staff and trainers are to be on hand to answer any questions about the animals. You can adopt a pet by paying between $150 and $250 for dogs and puppies, and from $25 to $125 for cats and kittens.
All animals have their shots and have been spayed.
For more information, go to
Clean: Adopt street medians in Sultan
The city of Sultan is looking for volunteers to help maintain street medians. To do this, people, either individually or in a group, can adopt them.
Volunteers are needed to keep the plants healthy and free of weeds.
To help recruitment, Mayor Carolyn Eslick and the Sultan City Council are to vote on their favorite median. The winning volunteers will be recognized at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner in 2013.
To adopt contact the Sultan's volunteer coordinator, Donna Murphy at 360-793-1811 or email

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