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Mariners sponsor Asthma Awareness event

   Asthma Awareness Day will be held April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UW South Campus Center. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Seattle Mariners, will feature both fun and educational activities, including a batting cage, a speed gun to measure pitching speed, seminars and demonstrations on asthma, 100 free Mariner tickets, 100 free Ken Griffey, Jr. phone cards, and a personal appearance by a Mariners player. To register in advance, call 712-9717.

Lambert appointed to MSC board

   Kathy Lambert, state Republican Representative from the 45th District, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Multi-Service Centers of North and East King County. "I'm excited by what I see the Multi-Service Centers doing," Lambert said. "The agency provides the best way for people to receive aid, and it uses our human and monetary resources one-on-one to help empower people to be self-sufficient."

Use spring cleaning time to donate unused items

   If you're cleaning out the garage and getting rid of the old water-ski boat or vehicle that's just sitting there collecting dust, donate your used car or boat to brighten the lives of those with disabilities. Call The Arc-King County at 364-6337 and they will arrange quick pick-up of your car or boat, then send you thank you note and letter for your taxes. The Arc requests that a donated vehicle or boat be driveable, or in need of only some minor repairs. Towing or pickup of cars and boats will be provided within King County if necessary.

Free Oregon guide

   Highlights of Oregon are featured in a free 104-page, full-color "Official Oregon Travel Guide." To receive a copy, call 1-800-547-7842.

Free dogwoods

   Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during April. For more information, contact John Rosenow at 402-474-5655.

Phone number correction

   The correct phone number for information about the Northshore YMCA's "Adventures in Baby Sitting" program is 485-9797. The program will take place May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hundreds spread environmental message

   Hundreds of local citizens rallied in Seattle, Renton, Everett, and Olympia on April 13 to hand-deliver an environmental "doorhanger" to households. The message of the doorhanger, which is also being delivered to over two million households nationwide, is "Protect America's environment for our families, for our future." The doorhangers highlight the importance of protecting water quality, wild salmon, and unspoiled forests. The doorhanging event will continue through Earth Day, April 22, and beyond.

Outdoor fun

   Mountain Outfitters offers complete guided and self-guided white-water rafting, horseback riding, wagon train, hiking, and biking tours in Snoqualmie Pass and the Cascade Mountains. Call 409-0459 for more information.

Asparagus is here

   Celebrate the first Asparagus Festival at Washington Hills Cellars in Sunnyside, Apr. 26-28. Enjoy wine sampling, a gourmet dinner, and outdoor booths featuring Washington asparagus. Tickets cost $15 and must be purchased by April 18.

Wine and dine with winning chefs

   Enjoy a gourmet, six-course dinner prepared by finalists of the fifth annual Columbia Crest Premier Chefs' Contest Apr. 21 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers. For more information, call 667-5096.

Community kids talk drugs

   A panel discussion concerning children exposed to drug use at home and school will take place Apr. 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Northshore Junior High cafeteria. The panel will include a King County Police officer, as well as children and parents of children who have undergone drug treatment. Call Carla Thomas at 488-7664 for more information.

Society offers free trees

   To celebrate Earthfest '96, the Pilchuck Audobon Society will be giving away free trees Apr. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Triangle City Park in Monroe. Choose your native Douglas Fir White Pine or Noble Fir seedlings. Call 252-0926.

Explore nature

   Youngsters six to 16 and families are invited to explore "Nature's Wonders" and participate in Environmental Stewardship activities sponsored by Washington State University Cooperative Extension Snohomish County. An Apr. 16 orientation meeting at 7 p.m. at the WSU Extension Education Center will acquaint newcomers with coming events and how to make reservations. For information, call 338-2400.

Floral delights

   Enjoy a stroll among flowers and plants at the 43rd annual flower show and sale Apr. 20-21. The theme this year is "Satin and Lace." Tips and education on raising plants will be available. Call 282-2748.

Getting to know herbs

   Join herb gardener and author Linda Postle at a free Spring Garden Lecture Series, "All About Growing Herbs," April 16, 9 a.m. to noon at Legion Hall in Everett. The event is presented by Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Snohomish County.

Fashion show of art designs

   Art Institute of Seattle students and alumni will feature their fashion and accessory designs at the 1996 Fashion Show Apr. 19. Original fashions, music, and choreography will be included. For ticket information, call 1-800-275-2471.

Volunteer at State Parks

   Washington State Parks is accepting applications for volunteers as park hosts for campgrounds, marine parks, and interpretive centers. Call 360-902-8583.