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Celebrate autumn at Ste. Michelle

   Celebrate the coming of fall with "An Evening of Wine and Food with John Sarich" Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Chateau Ste. Michelle. The menu will include seasonal favorites including golden chanterelles, Columbia River sturgeon, and white king salmon. Specially selected wines will highlight the autumn flavors. Sarich will discuss each course and the wines which will be specially selected to highlight the autumn flavors.

Award honors seniors

   Kentucky Fried Chicken announces the second annual Colonel's Way Award, a national program celebrating the outstanding achievements of senior citizens in the arts, business, community service, education, family, and sports. The awards program is open to the public, and anyone can nominate a senior 60 years of age or older by submitting an essay describing how the senior has made a significant contribution later in life. Call 312-240-3000 for details.

Free programs at Bothell Library

   Bothell Regional Library will be the site of three free Eastside Mental Health programs. Times for all of them are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Changing Families in the '90s" will be held Sept. 26; "Beating the Blues" is planned for Oct. 1; and "Coping With Stress" will be addressed Nov. 18. Each class will include discussion. For information and registration, call 486-7181.

Children's play therapy

   Lake Washington Human Services in Totem Lake will hold a children's play therapy free introductory workshop on Sept. 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The family-integrated program provides affordable, effective counseling for children, ages 5-12, with emotional and/or behavioral problems. Call 814-0907.

Iris Society sale

   The King County Iris Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a sale of bearded and beardless irises Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue. Call 822-3875 or 235-7065 for details.

Gardening conference

   The 1996 Western Regional Master Gardener Conference and Advanced Training will be held in Tacoma at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center, Oct. 20 to 23. Registration is open to all gardeners. Call 840-4547.

Stay at the Zoo overnight

   Spend Friday and Saturday nights at Woodland Park Zoo. Call 684-4835 for information on this exciting new program for both kids and adults.

Cholesterol tips

   For free information on surviving high cholesterol, call 1-800-568-LIFE (5433).

Surge protection

   For information on whole-house electrical surge protection, call 1-800-964-4114.