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Helping babies born into poverty
Over 1,500 families with infants in need live on the Eastside. These infants often go without the basic necessities that most of us take for granted: baby bottles, diapers, formula, clothing, bath supplies, baby food, cribs, and car seats.
Eastside Baby Corner was created to serve the needs of babies born into poverty. It acts as a distribution center, supplying basic items to shelters and service care providers.
Monetary donations as well as new and clean used items are desperately needed. They will be accepted at Travel Agents International in Woodinville, next to Las Margaritas. Call 865-0234.
Overlake Hospital will hold an arthritis support group the second Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 8 at the Overlake Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic. To register, call 688-5900.
Fall garden sale at LWTC
Gardeners needing a dose of fall color will want to attend the fall plant sale at Lake Washington Technical College Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. Ornamental cabbages and kale, pansies, chrysanthemums and various hardy perennials will be sold. Customers are asked to bring cardboard boxes to carry out their purchases.
Students in the environmental horticulture program raise and tend all plants offered for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit the college's program. The college's greenhouses, site of the sale, are located at 11605 132nd Avenue NE in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland. Drive to the south parking lot.
Landscaping with bulbs
The Arboretum Foundation presents "Landscaping with Bulbs," by garden designer Carrie Becker, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Graham Visitors' Center. For more information, call 325-4510.
DAR officers elected
New officers of Lady Stirling Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, include Bothell residents Mrs. Marion Cofer, regent, and Mrs. Ross Jacobus, historian; and Mrs. Thomas Chase of Kirkland, librarian. Also elected were Mrs. Ted Gabryelewicz, Vice-regent; Mrs. Joel Rennells, chaplain; Mrs. Dale Peterson, secretary; Mrs. Leon Pool, treasurer; and Mrs. Marvin Curtis, registrar.
Be a salmon watcher
Salmon watchers are needed to help learn more about the fish in the Lake Washington system. A training session will be held Oct. 8. at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. N. in Seattle. An Eastside workshop is scheduled Oct. 9 at Eastgate Elementary, 4255 153rd Ave. SE in Bellevue. Both will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers will learn to identify salmon, and following training will watch for fish from October through December. For details, call 455-6932.