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Early literacy parties in Spanish planned

Families with children, newborn to age five, are invited to attend Early Literacy Parties in Spanish, a series of weekly workshops that bring Spanish-speaking families together to learn and practice essential early literacy skills.

The workshops are put on at 6 p.m. Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2 and 9, at the Riverview School District early childhood education program classroom, 32240 N.E. 50th Street, Carnation. Registration is not required, but space is limited. To learn more, call literacy project coordinator Karina Kawaguchi at (425) 369-3443 or e-mail to

Library puppets to put on a show

Dewey and Sketch, the official mascots of the King County Early Literacy family program, perform in their own puppet show, set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. The story follows the characters as they search for help getting ready to read. To find out more about the event, call the Snoqualmie library at (425) 888-1223.

Exchange students need host families

Host families are needed for foreign exchange students who will attend Mount Si High School in the coming school year: a girl from Brazil who enjoys volleyball, swimming and church activities; a boy from Taiwan who plays basketball, the flute and piano; a boy from Hong Kong who enjoys basketball and cooking. Call (425) 749-8829 or e-mail

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