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Home buying panel

   Information will be available for consumers making decisions about home buying, building, remodeling, or downsizing at a free public panel discussion at the Kirkland Public Library Feb. 1, presented by Coldwell Banker Bain. Call 654-5664.

Snohomish Market sets date

   Over 100 craftspeople will sell their handicrafts at the Snohomish Saturday Market Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snohomish High School commons and cafeteria. Door prizes, "market money," seasonal items, miniatures, pottery, baked goods, and lunch will be available. Call (360) 568-4746 for more information.

Metro snow tip

    Wait at bus stops at the very top or very bottom of hills. Buses are often unable to make passenger stops located on inclines. Pick up a timetable for your area or call Metro now at 553-3000 for more snow information.

Author discusses home, family issues

   Rebecca Brown, winner of the Washington State Governor's Art Award for her book The Gifts of the Body, will speak Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Lake Washington Technical College, room #W-405. Cost of the seminar is $42. Call 828-5612.

Public invited to sample sale

   Seattle Design Center will host a one-day Sample Sale Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many of the items at the public event are 30 to 60 percent off the retail price, and proceeds will benefit the NW Society of Interior Designers Educational Fund. Admission is $6 per person. Children 13 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Call (800) 497-7997.

PAWS offers low-cost spaying/neutering

   The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is providing low-cost neutering or spaying with incentives for altering animals before they're old enough to have an accidental litter. For low-income owners, the cost for surgery on puppies and kittens four months of age or younger is $5. For information or an appointment, call 787-2500, ext. 450.

Conservation positions open

   Anyone interested in becoming a member of the King County Conservation District Board of Supervisors can receive the application forms by calling (206) 226-4867. Eligible applicants must by a registered voter in King County. The board meets 3 to 4 hours once a month in Renton on the second Tues. beginning at 5 p.m. The next meeting is Feb. 13 and is open to the public.