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Restaurants and diners can help MSA

   "An Evening at Seattle's Best" Mar. 11-13 will give participants a chance to sample fine cuisine while helping multiple sclerosis research. Diners will pay $50 to eat at such restaurants as the Flying Fish, Un Deux Trois, Nishino, and Sostanza. All proceeds will go to MSA. For more information, call 461-6914.

Lace making at Marymoor

   Members of the Lacemakers of Puget Sound will present demonstrationsat the Linens and Lace Show March 9-10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Marymoor Museum in Redmond. Admission is $2;$1 for seniors and students.For details, call 885-3684.

Quilt show returns to fairgrounds

   Quilters' Anonymous will present "Emerging Beauties" annual quilt show at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe March 8 & 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 10 until 5 p.m. Admission is $3. Call 743-3344 or (360) 766-5010.

Gathering for grieving teens

   Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is offering a one-day gathering Mar. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for teens who are grieving the death of a significant person. Parents are encouraged to meet separately from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with a facilitator at Hospice. No fee, but registration is required. Call Sherri Pride, 261-4800.

Tree care funds available

   Applications for up to $75,000 in federal funds to carry out community and urban forestry tree care projects will be accepted by the Washington Department of Natural Resources until March 15. Call (360) 902-1703.

New residents invited to Welcome Wagon coffee

   Those new to the area are invited to the Redmond-Woodinville Welcome Wagon Club coffee at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 6 at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall in Woodinville, 14645 148th Ave. NE. For further information, call Martha at 881-8403 or Jeannette at 868-1887.

PEPS group forming for Woodinville

   PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) is forming a new group in Woodinville to begin April 1, meeting Monday afternoons in members' homes from 2-4 pm. If your baby will be four months or younger as of April 1, and you are interested in meeting other families with babies of the same age, call the PEPS office at 547-8570.

Spring starter workshop offered

   The Northwest Horticultural Society is offering a "Getting Started in the Spring" workshop March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Appropriate for both beginners and advanced gardeners, the cost is $45 for society members and $55 for non-members. A box lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required. For additional information, call 527-1794.

Arbor day seedlings ready

   Orders by individuals or organizations for evergreen and ornamental seedlings or Arbor Day patches must be mailed by March 15. For information, call John Bergvall at 360-902-1027 or to receive an order form, call 360-902-1151. To arrange a speaker for your Arbor Day event or celebration, call 206-922-6640.

Cottage Lake auxiliary annual report

   Children's Hospital Cottage Lake Auxiliary has announced its annual report. The group has 51 members who volunteered 3,291 hours during the past year. Money raised includes: Purchase a Miracle, $1,000; Telethon, $380; Commemorative, $1,526; Projects, $1,831; Calendars, $75; Handcrafted items, $598. Newcomers are always welcome at the sewing circle meetings on Monday mornings (483-3565) or the auxiliary meetings the 3rd Friday of each month, 1 p.m. at Sammamish Valley Grange. Call 483-3565.

Eastside osteoporosis testing available

   Rainier Medical Imaging Center is now offering dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), a short, painless test to determine risk of fractures due to bone loss from osteoporosis. The new technique is particularly valuable for postmenopausal women. For information, call your doctor or 821-3472.

Seminar helps caregivers

   A seminar addressing "The Sandwich Generation: Navigating Mid-Life with Grown Children and Aging Parents" will be held Mar. 11, 7-9 p.m. at Overlake Hospital. Cost is $5. Call 688-5800 to register.