Community Briefly for week of Jan. 21

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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:34pm
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Science seminars slated at Highline

Highline Community College will offer its annual Science Seminar Series from 2:20 to 3:10 p.m. Fridays through March 6. The free seminars, which are free and open to the public, cover topics ranging from geologic disasters to computer science to breast-feeding. Classes take place in Building 3, Room 102, at the college, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. For details, visit http://flightline.highline.edu/scienceseminars/.

Library offers help filing income tax

Individuals needing help filling out their income tax forms can come to the Kent Regional Library for free help from Tax Aide volunteers in February. Trained volunteer tax counselors will offer basic income tax assistance 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays Feb. 5 through 28 at the library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent. Registration is required. For details, call the library at 253-859-3330.

TOP coat drive for kids under way

TOP Food & Drug is sponsoring a Warm Coats for Kids Drive through Jan. 31. In Kent, donors can bring new or gently worn coats, hats, scarves and mittens to TOP Food & Drug, 26015 104th Ave. S.E. The donations will be distributed to women’s and children’s centers in Puget Sound. For details, call 253-859-5100.


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