Donations for military care packages can be made during an event May 10 at a Maple Valley business.

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Tattoo shop hosts military benefit

Donations for military care packages can be made during an event May 10 at a Maple Valley business.

From noon to 5 p.m. at Maple Valley Tattoo, 23220 Maple Valley Hwy. SE., items will be collected for shipping to military personnel who are serving overseas.

A list of suggested donations and additional information is available at Contributors of 10 items will receive a 10 percent discount on a tattoo.

The event is being organized by the Pinup Angels, whose members will sign and sell photos while accepting donations.

Pinup Angels, co-founded last year by the sister of two Marine Corps members, includes models across the country.

Measles alert issued by health authorities

Health officials have learned that a young Grant County girl who visited King County as part of a school trip on April 29 tested positive for measles.

The disease has a typical incubation period of seven to 21 days, said James Apa, a spokesman for Seattle-King County Public Health Department.

Anyone becoming ill with measles as a result of an exposure on April 29 would be expected to develop symptoms between May 5 and May 19. Those showing symptoms of the disease should contact a healthcare provider immediately, Apa said.

Persons who at the following King County sites on April 29 could have been exposed to measles:

• 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 6210 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE. in Issaquah.

• Noon to 4:45 p.m., Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.

• 3:45 to 6:30 p.m., McDonald’s restaurant, 1305 NW. Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah.

Arboretum’s plant sale starts Friday

Lake Wilderness Arboretum’s spring plant sale begins its two-day run this Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The sale will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the arboretum, which is at 22520 SE. 248th St. in Maple Valley.

Meeting targets youth substance abuse

Maple Valley Communities That Care and Maple Valley Faith Communities will host a community meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Maple Valley Community Center as part of an effort to reduce students’ alcohol and substance abuse.

More information is available from Kimberly Walker at (425) 891-0603.

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