Habitat for Humanity of East King County in early September will brief people interested in finding out how to become a Habitat ...

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Habitat for Humanity of East King County in early September will brief people interested in finding out how to become a Habitat homeowner.

Habitat representatives will present information about selection guidelines and qualifications at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 10 a.m. Sept. 10. Child care will be provided during the briefings, which will be at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend.

This is the first step in the application process, from which families will be chosen for Habitat’s planned development at Snoqualmie Ridge. Preference for selection will be given to families residing in the Snoqualmie Valley area, but that will not be a requirement for selection.

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The primary mission of Habitat for Humanity is to provide affordable housing for purchase by deserving families. Houses are sold at no profit with no-interest mortgages. Homeowners are chosen on the basis of housing need, financial criteria with upper and lower-income limits and a willingness to partner with Habitat. Qualified applicants must live or work on the Eastside for one year before application.

For more information, call 425-869-6007.


Arts, crafts fair changes campuses

The annual Greater Bothell Arts and Crafts Fair has moved to a new location.

The fair, which had been held since its inception at the W.A. Anderson School, will move this weekend to the University of Washington-Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus, 22011 26th Ave. S.E. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Artistic flower arranging, train rides, crafts and other arts will be available as the festival celebrates its 35th year.

Features include ikebana flower arranging, which is a traditional Japanese style that blends nature with creativity. Also featured is an armonica, or glass harmonica, performance from William Zeitler.

For more information, call 425-821-1127 or visit http://bothellfair.org/.


Volunteers sought to tutor local adults

Hopelink’s Eastside Literacy program will host two volunteer orientations Sept. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Both will be at the Eastside Literacy Program office at 15015 Main St., Suite 206, in Kelsey Creek Plaza, Bellevue.

Eastside Literacy offers free literacy assistance to adults throughout North and East King County. Volunteers are needed who are willing to tutor others in basic literacy and the General Education Development (GED) test. Hopelink also needs teachers for English as a Second Language classes and people to lead sessions for students learning English. Hopelink provides training for all positions.

For more information about Eastside Literacy, call 425-643-1912 or 800-870-1912. For more information on Hopelink, call 425-869-6000 or www.hope-link.org