Community briefs for week of Feb. 21

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  • Friday, February 20, 2009 4:21pm
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Firefighters offer heart screenings

The Kent Fire Department will offer free Healthy Heart Month blood pressure and blood sugar screenings at locations throughout Kent during the month of February. For locations and details, call 253-856-4481 or visit

Blood drives coming up Feb. 25 in Kent

Two blood drives for Puget Sound Blood Center will take place Feb. 25 in Kent. The first, from 9-11:30 a.m., will be at Flow International, 23500 64th Ave. S. The second will take place 1-3:30 p.m. at DSHS Children’s Services, 1313 W. Meeker St. For details or appointments, call 800-398-7888 or visit

Library offers Basic Income Tax Help

Individuals needing help with their tax forms come for basic income-tax assistance through the Tax Aide program at Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. Volunteer tax counselors will be on hand 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 26, and then at 5 p.m. Thursdays, March 5 through 26. Appointments are required. Call the library for details at 253-859-3330 or visit

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