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New guide available

   Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted, a private not-for-profit agency based in Seattle, announces publication of the sixth edition of Visual Impairment and Blindness: A Resource Guide. The large-print resource guide provides access to information about a variety of programs, services, and opportunities for persons with impaired vision in the state of Washington. Call 525-5556 or 1-800-458-4888.

Ice cream contest

   Darigold has created an ice cream concoction contest looking for a new ice cream flavor. The "Can We Ask a Flavor of You?" contest will choose four concoctions. Their creators will become VIP guest tasters at Darigold's annual ice cream flavor review in October. Deadline for entries is Aug. 31. Send your name, address, phone number, and the ingredients for the concoction to Darigold Flavor Concoction Contest; P.O. Box 79007; Seattle, WA; or you can fax your entry to (206) 281-3456. For more information, call 1-800-333-MILK.

Diversion volunteers needed

   The Conference Committee Diversion Program is seeking volunteers from the Bothell/Woodinville area to serve on panels to determine consequences for minor juvenile offenders. Requirements include at least a one-year commitment, nine hours training, and a non-judgmental attitude toward youth. All meetings are held in the evening in the Bothell/Woodinville area. Volunteers serve one time monthly. Call 296-1136.

Adoptions workshop

   Adoptions International, Inc. will hold a free orientation featuring Chinese, Latin American, and Eastern European adoptions on Aug. 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Innis Arden Clubhouse. For registration and driving directions, call (206) 367-0440.

Volunteers needed

   Equifriends Therapeutic Horesback Riding and Driving Program needs volunteers, ages 14 and up. The program serves people with disabilities. The fall session begins Sept. 23. For directions and more information, call Equifriends' stable at: (306) 794-5688.

Free legal assistance

   Eastside Legal Assistance Program will be offering a free lecture on probate Aug. 28 in Redmond from 9:30-10:45 a.m. To make an appointment, call 861-7033.

Donate cars, boats

   Children and adults with disabilities benefit from donations of your unwanted cars or boats. Call Arc (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens) at 364-6337.

Dog classes

   Agility classes for dogs, starting Sept. 3 and lasting 6 weeks, are being offered in Woodinville. Introduction, intermediate, and competition levels are being taught. For more information or to sign up, call Laurie at 485-5020.

Dog washes offered

   The Humane Society and SPCA will continue its summer dog washes in Bellevue on Aug. 24 and 25, from noon to 4 p.m. The dog wash season will extend through Sept. 29. For more information, call 641-0080.

Pet loss support group

   Help for grieving pet owners can be found at the Humane Society's Pet Loss support group. Facilitated by trained volunteers, the sessions are free, and no reservations are necessary. Sessions are held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the library on the second floor of the shelter's education center. The Humane Society is located at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue. For more information, call 641-0080.

Fuel tax

   Congress has suspended for 16 months the 24.4 cents per gallon federal tax used by recreational boaters. Call (703) 461-2864 for more information.