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Gardeners host plant sale

   The King County Master Gardener Foundation will have a plant sale Apr. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Apr. 28, 10-3, at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st in Seattle, by the University of Washington. Mary Robson, whose column appears in the Woodinville Weekly, will speak at 12 noon; and George Pinyuh, retired extension agent, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m.

Grange celebrates anniversary

   The week of April 21-27 has been designated Grange Week in recognition of that organization's leadership in agriculture, community, and family affairs since the first Grange was founded in 1867. Frank Baker is the current master of the Sammamish Valley Grange, which was organized in Bothell in 1907. Baker reported that the Grange as a fraternal farm organization is recognized today as America's number one rural family organization.

Free catalog for disabled

   Independent Living Aids, Inc. provides products for the blind and visually impaired, as well as aids for those with arthritis, hearing deficits, and mobility problems. For a free catalog or information, call 1-800-537-2118.

Antique appraisals on TV

   Area residents can send photos and histories of their vintage furniture to Chubb's Antiques Roadshow by May 1 to receive free appraisals. Selected items will then be shown on a taping of the new public television series series at the Washington State Convention Center on July 13. For more information, call toll-free 1-888-ROADSHW (762-3749), or visit the Web site at http://www.wgbh.org/pages/roadshow/index.html.

Area designers featured

   Woodinville participants in the third annual Seattle Snoop Apr. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include Lesley Mohns Armstrong, of Allied Interiors International, and Patricia Quigley, of Greenbaum Home Furnishings. The Snoop offers the public a look at professionally designed homes in Seattle. The event benefits the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's efforts to build the Pete Gross House. For ticket information, call 762-4313.

AmeriCorps recruiting for 1996-97

   AmeriCorps has launched a drive to recruit men and women for a year of national service. AmeriCorps offers citizens age 18 and older opportunities to serve in community service programs and earn help paying for college. Anyone seeking an opportunity to serve in AmeriCorps may call 1-800-942-2677, or visit AmeriCorps' Web site at http://www.cns.gov.

Bulletin highlights the Columbia Gorge

   Washington State University Extension Bulletin 1193 describes the spectacular 85-mile-long canyon where the Columbia River carved the only sea-level path through the Cascade Mountain Range on its journey to the ocean. Send $8 to Cooperative Extension Publications, Bulletin Office, Cooper Publications Building, Dept. WD-CG, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-5912. Request publication number EB1193.

Children's programs stress friendship

   Camp Fire is offering two programs in May for young children. "I'm Peer Proof," for grades 4-6, helps youngsters learn about being a good friend and making friends. "Count On Me," for grades K-2, teaches lessons about self-esteem, friendship, safety, peer pressure, and healthy lifestyles. The cost for each class is $20. Call 461-8550.

Spring wine tasting weekend

   The Yakima Valley wineries will offer tasting of their new release wines straight from the barrel on Apr. 26-28.

Citizens file habitat protection initiative

   Citizens calling for protecting Puget Sound and coastal waters from oil spills and pollution and conserving the salmon habitat have filed Initiative 188, the Marine Waters & Salmon Habitat Protection Initiative, with the Secretary of State. For information, call 382-7007, or 623-7527.