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American Cancer Society presents 'Daffodil Days'

    Help fight cancer and make your workplace brighter at the same time. The American Cancer Society and First Interstate Bank are teaming up to bring the annual Daffodil Days fundraiser to businesses in King and Snohomish counties. Volunteers are needed to take orders from their co-workers for cheerful bunches of daffodils, with the proceeds going to benefit the American Cancer Society's research, education, and patient service programs. If you'd like to help, call the Cancer Society at 869-5588.

KOMO explores careers for kids

   A new series on KOMO-TV, called "I Wanna Be," will feature a variety of exciting career choices for kids. The first show, scheduled for Jan. 21 from 7 to 7:30 p.m., will spotlight operators of heavy equipment like bulldozers and backhoes. Host Steve Pool will take a group of kids to a construction site for interviews and work with the big machinery. Upcoming programs will feature such jobs as train engineer, jet pilot, firefighter, truck driver, ship captain, veterinarian/zoo keeper, jet pilot, ballerina, cowboy, astronaut, and police officer.

Free rides home for runaways

   Greyhound Lines has announced that it has joined with the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) to provide a "Home Free" program which provides a free ride home for runaway children between the ages of 12 and 18. Police officers, social service agencies, parents or the runaways themselves can start the return-to-home process by calling 1-800-621-4000. Trained NRS volunteers will contact the family and Greyhound to arrange the trip home.

Save a life

   You can donate blood at Evergreen Hospital Jan. 19 between 10 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 1:45 to 4 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Susan Smith at 899-1880.

Humane Society offers new free workshops on pets

   The Humane Society is offering two new free workshops. "Choosing a Pet" will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Preregistration is not necessary. "Living With A New Dog"' is set for Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the society's second floor library; preregistration is required. Call 649-7554.

Cancer support group for children

   Evergreen Hospital will present a cancer support group for children in grades 1-6 whose parent or loved one has a life-threatening illness. The free six-week series begins Jan. 18 and is co-sponsored by Cancer Lifeline. For more information, call 899-2265.

Conifer festival at Arboretum

   Learn about pines, spruces, and other cone bearing plants as the Winter Family Festival at the Washington Park Arboretum goes "Crazy for Conifers" Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring scavenger hunts, nature hikes, arts and crafts. For information or directions, call 543-8800.

Explore nature with expert

   Tracker and naturalist Jon Young from the Wilderness Awareness School will offer a special weekend, Jan. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carnation. Cost for the exploration and overview is $15 for Friday and $75 for Saturday. Call 206-702-0622 for more information.

New 'TEEN LINK' line needs volunteers

   Crisis Clinic of Seattle/King County is seeking volunteers for its new crisis intervention line for teens. Volunteers between the ages of 15 and 20 are needed to answer crisis telephone calls. Excellent training and professional supervision are provided. Be a part of this crucial new service. Call 461-3210 for a volunteer packet.

Teen gathering

   Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is offering a one-day gathering for teens ages 12 to 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. It will be held January 20, 1996, at the First Presbyterian Church in Everett, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parents will meet separately from 12:30 to 1:45 at Hospice. There is no fee, but a registration is required. Call 261-4800.

Call for artists

   This year, all entries for the 1996 Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Fair will be juried by slides only. 300 artists for the main fair and an additional 25 artists for the Kids' Fair will be selected. Fair dates are July 26-28. All interested visual media artists should submit 5 slides by March 1. For a prospectus, call (206) 454-4900.

Festival seeks artists and food vendors

   The Marysville Sites and Bites Festival is looking for artists, crafts persons and food vendors who are interested in having a booth at the festival, July 19-21. For entry forms, send requests accompanied by 2 pictures of art, or one picture of the booth, and a stamped self-addressed envelope to 1996 Sites and Bites Festival, P. O. Box 562, Marysville, WA 98270.