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Spring session begins at LFP school

   The Lake Forest Park Community School's spring session will begin March 4. Registration dates will be Feb. 28 and 29 at LFP Elementary School and March 2 at the Forest Park Shopping Center. Classes include gardening, seafood, Japanese cooking, aerobics, travel, and crafts.

Meeting helps children deal with loss

   The public is invited to a meeting with the Northshore Special Education Parents' Advisory Committee Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m. in the Anderson Building cafeteria, when Kay Kaukowski, M.P.H. from Evergreen Hospital, will discuss helping children learn about loss. Anderson is located next to the Northshore Administration building in Bothell.

It's Girl Scout cookie time again

   The Girl Scout Cookie Sale runs this year from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 24, at locations including Safeway, QFC, Albertson's, Pay-Less Drugs, most ferry terminals, and Fred Meyer stores. The eight varieties include Chalet Cremes, Samoas, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Do's, Tagalongs, Juliettes, Trefoils, and Snaps. The price remains at $3. Proceeds help underwrite program and camping activities for 16,000 girls in Northwest Washington. To order by phone, call 1-800-303-0994.

Box lunches help abused children

   Help bring good luck and loving care to an abused child by placing an order for a gourmet Shamrock box lunch prepared by Nordstrom and delivered free by volunteers Mar. 15 to businesses with six or more orders. Proceeds benefit Childhaven's Therapeutic Child Care and Treatment Program. Orders must be received by March 8. Call 624-6477 for a menu and order form.

Diabetes study seeks participants

   Overweight people with diet-controlled diabetes are needed for a research study sponsored by the University of Washington and the VA Medical Center. Men and women aged 30 to 72, who do not take insulin injections or pills, may be eligible for a study of an investigational medication that may reduce and redistribute body fat and improve blood glucose levels. Some participants will receive the medication while others will receive a placebo (inactive substance). The study will require blood sampling, X-rays and diet analysis. Compensation is provided. For information, call the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at 764-2328.

Seminar offers home protection strategies

   Jay D. Kaiser, advisor and columnist, will discuss "How To Protect Your Money & Your Home from Being Taken If You Need Long Term Medical Care" Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Woodinville Library. The free seminar is for everyone over the age of 50. Make reservations by calling 1-800-668-6341.

Warm window seminar

   A Warm Window is offering free hands-on seminars on how to make a window warm each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Each week a different top treatment will be featured. Call 774-8094 to enroll.

Call for artists

   The Carillon Festival of the Arts is now accepting entries from artists for the Aug. 10 and 11event. Interested artists should send slides representative of their current work and a resume with a SASE to Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland, WA 98033. Call 822-7161.

Regional trail map available

   A first-ever regional trails access map for King Country, produced by the county and R.E.I., are available at a cost of $1. Call 296-4232 for locations where the maps can be picked up.