Home & Garden

home & garden

More home & garden



Spring Crafts Fair celebrates city

   Celebrate Woodinville '96 March 30 and 31 at the annual All Fools' Parade on Saturday and the weekend Spring Craft Fair at Woodinville Towne Center. The fair includes a folk art and craft show, music, Clancy the Clown, face painting, pony rides, and dancing by Studio I Dance Team. For fair information, call Darlene Pearson at 487-2920.

Learn about cutting and grafting

   Learn about propagating your own trees and shrubs for your landscape and orchard in the free Spring Garden Lecture Series Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Legion Hall in North Everett's Legion Memorial Park. Call (206) 338-2400.

Free trees

   Ten American redbud trees will be given to those joining the National Arbor Day Foundation during February. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The 6-12 inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free. Send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Redbuds, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Feb. 29.

Blood donors needed at local drives

   Upcoming blood drives by the Puget Sound Blood Center will be held Feb. 19 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Woodinville Alliance Church, 13940 NE 166th and again Feb. 22 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel at 19215 88th Ave. NE, Bothell. Eligible blood donors must be in good health, at least 18 years of age, and weigh at least 110 pounds. A signed parent permission form is required for 16 and 17 year olds. Call 1-800-DONATE-1 for details.

Social Security Numbers

   Provided by Freal and Saulness, CPAs, Woodinville
   In order to claim a dependent's exemption, a social security number must be entered for each dependent, except for a child born in November or December of 1995. In that case, you may enter the birthdate and get the social security number within the next year.

Open Space Applications

   The King County Office of Open Space accepts land owners' applications for consideration for a property tax reduction under King County's 1997 Public Benefit Rating System (PBRS). Applications made in 1996 will be processed for 1998. Property owners may withdraw their applications at any time prior to approval. If you have any questions, please call Connie Walton or Lise Ward at 296-7800.

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Show

   A comprehensive consumer exposition, Health & Fitness--Wealth & Wisdom Expo '96 will be held Feb. 17-18 at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. Show hours are Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information is available at 206-743-2360. The show, free of charge, will feature products and services from over 100 exhibitors plus expert advice on longevity and happy living. Many vendors offer free samples and discount coupons. Others offer special show discounts not available anywhere else. Over $25,000.00 in prizes will be awarded, including the grand prize of a trip for two anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.

Jazzercize for kids

   Snohomish Fitness Center and instructor Paula Miller are now offering Junior Jazzercise, a fun way for children, ages 4 to 14, to get fit with dance and music. For dates, times, or information, call (360) 668-1566.

Free SprocketHero training

   The Cascade Bicycle Club is offering free training for SprocketHero volunteers Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Fire Department, Station #9. SprocketHeroes are masked crusaders who visit schools and youth organizations to teach children about safe bicycling, wearing a helmet and the rules of the road. For information, call 523-1952.