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YOUR VOICE YOUR CHOICE: Join a free and interactive workshop on completing an Advance Directive from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Aug. 21, at PeaceHealth United General Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley.

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 10, Bradford House, 116 N. Skagit St., Burlington. $30 suggested donation. Register: 360-755-1235 or

HOSPICE MEETING: The Board of Operations of Hospice of the Northwest will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the main conference room at Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon. 360-814-5550.

SIX-WEEK GRIEF WORKSHOP: Skagit Widowed Support Services will host a free six-week grief workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 8, at the Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave., Burlington. Register or learn more by contacting Robin: 360-333-9973 or

MAMMOGRAMS: Screening mammograms are recommended yearly beginning at age 40. Schedule a screening with the Breast Care Center, 1320 E. Division St., Mount Vernon, at 360-428-7270 or Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington, 360-435-0515.

FREE ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Middle Way Acupuncture Institute, 321 W. Washington St., Suite 334, Mount Vernon. Experience the benefits of acupuncture to treat pain, PTSD, stress-related issues or enhance general health. 360-982-2841 or 360-336-6129.

Blood Drives

Donors of all blood types are needed for these upcoming public blood drives. Photo ID or your donor card is required to donate. Preregistration requested: 800-398-7888 or


 Saturday, Aug. 31, Fred Meyer, 920 S. Burlington Blvd. 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mount Vernon

 Tuesday, Aug. 27, Skagit Valley Hospital, 1511 E. Broadway St. 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Saturday, Aug. 31, First Lutheran Church, 2015 E. Blackburn Road. 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.


DRIVER SAFETY: People ages 50 and

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