Host families needed

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Host families needed

EF Educational Homestay Program is looking for volunteer host families for French and Spanish teens for one month this summer.

Students will arrive on July 9 and depart on August 6.

Host families provide students a place to sleep, warm meals and an insight into the American family life.

While here, students will attend school Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., where they will take classes about English, culture and history in the morning and take a field trip each afternoon.

The core center for their classes will be Redmond Junior High School.

All students come with their own spending money and insurance.

For more information, please call Jessica at (425) 830-9978 or e-mail

Looking for love?

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Let’s try to change that up just a bit.

Whole Foods Market Redmond presents a singles night for anyone who is in the market for romance, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7.

Stop by Salud, enjoy a glass of wine and pick up a ribbon. Check out anyone else sporting a ribbon and maybe you’ll meet that someone special.

Participation costs just $1.

Whole Foods Market Redmond is located at 17991 NE Redmond Way.

‘Birthday bag-making’ event May 17

Cheerful Givers is hosting another community “birthday bag-making” event from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St.

Cheerful Givers works with service agencies such as Hopelink to provide birthday bags to low-income children whose parents or guardians can’t afford to celebrate their special days.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help put toys into bags and decorate the bags with tissue paper and ribbon. Toy donations will be also be accepted the day of the event.

For information, visit or e-mail

Local wineries featured at event

Four wineries from the Redmond-Woodinville wine corridor will be featured at the third annual Toast to the Northwest, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Dempsey Indoor Facility, University of Washington campus, 3870 Montlake Blvd., Seattle.

The local wineries are Chandler Reach Vineyard, Challenger Ridge Vineyard and Cellars, Hestia Cellars and Silverlake Winery.

Toast to the Northwest is a fundraiser for the Husky Marching Band.

Tickets are $50 per person and admission is for adults, 21 and over.

For tickets and information, visit

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