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Deal: Herald's garage sale benefits scholarship
A garage sale scheduled for next month will benefit The Herald Scholarship, which was formed five years ago when longtime reporter Jim Haley retired after 42 years with The Herald.
In preparation for The Herald's move to new offices in the Frontier building in January, a moving sale is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 17. Furniture and other items on sale include chairs, desks, tables, office supplies and equipment, office artwork and much more.
All proceeds will go to The Herald Scholarship Fund, through the Greater Everett Community Foundation, to provide annual scholarships to Snohomish County college students who have shown a dedication to community journalism.
Run: Mill Creek kids event benefits Red Cross
Mill Creek Parks and Recreation holds its annual Kids Fun Run on Aug. 10 at the track at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. SE.
Children age 3 through fifth grade are invited to run or walk in three age divisions, starting at 10 a.m.
Check-in is at 9 a.m. Registration is $15, $5 of which will be donated to the local American Red Cross.
More info: www.millcreek, 425-745-1891.
Taste: Edmonds fest goes beyond food
A Taste of Edmonds is set for Aug. 9-11 at the Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N., and pays homage this year to Elvis.
The annual festival includes 35 food vendors, live music, beer and wine gardens, arts and crafts booths, and more.
Admission is $4 daily; age 12 and under are free. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 9-10 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 11.
More info: www.atasteof, 425-776-6711.
Improve: Health topics in Stanwood center
Stanwood Community and Senior Center, 7430 276th St. NW, hosts a series of health-related events in the coming days.
"Living Well with Chronic Conditions" is a six-week workshop set for 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, starting Aug. 6. Learn how to reduce stress and frustration, manage symptoms, eat well and more.
The workshop series is offered by Senior Services of Snohomish County.
Space is limited and registration is required; call 425-265-2283.
Then on Aug. 8, a one-day event will offer preventative stroke, diabetes and heart disease screenings. Registration is required.
Contact Life Line Screening at 888-653-6450.
Golf: Tourney features Seahawk, Mariner stars
Work Force Development Center helps disabled, at-risk and economically disadvantaged youths complete high school and learn life skills, vocational skills and a strong work ethic.
The Mukilteo-based nonprofit hosts its first charity golf tournament, "Empowering Our Youth to Take Flight," 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Blue Heron Golf Course, 1920 W. Snoqualmie River Road NE, Carnation.
Cost is $90 or $360 per foursome and includes greens fees, cart rental, buffet dinner, prizes, refreshments and goodie bags.
Former Seahawks and Mariners players Nesby Glasgow, Dave Henderson, Alonzo Mitz and Charlie Young are scheduled to be there.
Register an individual golfer, team, or sponsor at
More info: Dave Trader at or 425-349-1800, ext. 101.

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