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Evergreen Cardiology Care Center opens new clinic

   The Evergreen Cardiology Care Center has opened a new clinic in the Woodinville Medical Center. "There were no cardiologists located in Woodinville north to Monroe to make it convenient for cardiac patients," said Dr. Dennis Enomoto, founder of Evergreen Cardiology Care Center. "The growth in the area certainly warrants the decision to open this clinic."
   Dr. Dennis Enomoto and Dr. Joseph Condon, Jr. will be seeing patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. The new Evergreen Cardiology Care Clinic is located in the Woodinville Medical Center, 17000 140th Ave. NE, Suite 205. Call 882-4700.

Translators at fair

   Translators will be available at the Woodinville Health & Safety Fair this Saturday at the Woodinville Towne Center. Organized by Catherine Howard, Woodinville Kiwanis, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese translators will help.

Aquatic therapy

   As a physical therapist and member of an interdisciplinary team at Northwest Medical Arts,Shiri Krasner-Rosenstein offers a form of aquatic therapy called WATSU at the Sorenson Pool in Woodinville. Patients at Northwest Medical Arts, a clinic for chronic pain treatment and preventive medicine, receive pressure point massage in 93-degree temperature to relax and strengthen muscles. Stress is relieved from the body through the use of floating devices. According to Krasner-Rosenstein, patients report increased ability to move and to sleep, and a desire to "stay in the water." WATSU was developed in the 1980s based on the ancient principles of Zen Shiatsu.

Flu clinics

   The Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest is operating flu shot clinics this fall. The American Lung Association strongly suggests that most adults get the shot. The immunizations will be given at the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell Nov. 5, from 9-3 p.m. For other flu shot clinics , call toll-free 1-888-572-SHOT (taped message) or 1-800-449-2221.
   Federal health officials predict that the Type A-Wuhan virus, a more dangerous strain than those seen last year, will be circulating this flu season. The Type A-Wuhan can lead to deadly complications in the elderly.

Microbrewery Invitational set

   The Great Northwest Microbrewery Invitational will be held Oct. 18-20 at Pier 48 in Seattle with an After Hours Party Friday and Saturday, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission is $10, which includes three 6-oz. tastes, a tasting glass, and entrance into the After Hours Party. There will be 120 styles of beer served and a College of Beer Knowledge, featuring speakers on brewing your own beer. Call 232-2982 for information.

Kids can learn to be 'Peer Proof'

   Camp Fire has scheduled its four-session course "I'm Peer Proof" Oct. 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Eastside Camp Fire Office at the Family Resource Center in Redmond, 16315 NE 87th, Ste. B-2. Cost is $20.
   Through games and role playing, the "I'm Peer Proof" program helps 4th through 6th graders learn about being a good friend and making friends; how to distinguish between aggressive, assertive, and non-assertive behaviors; how to make good choices when faced with peer pressure; and how to say "no" to a friend and still feel "okay." Call 461-8550 by Oct. 17 to register.

Holiday basket program returns

   The Holiday Basket Bureau, which has been helping families in Snohomish County for 40 years, has begun taking client and donor names. Families needing holiday assistance can call (206) 257-0758; to sponsor a family, call (206) 258-3688.
   The program provides food and toys for as many people in need as possible, working in cooperation with food banks to prevent duplication of services. For help in Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Mountlake Terrace, call South County at 775-5555 after Nov. 1.

Task force offers free presentations

   October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Northshore Violence Prevention/Intervention Task Force will do free presentations on domestic violence to groups or businesses. Call 483-5781.

New healthcare website

   The Washington State Hospital Association and its affiliates have created a health care website to help people better connect with their health care system. You can now use your Internet browser to locate www.wahealthcare.org and access information about model health programs, county health profiles, hospital data, a calendar of health events, research, and more. Call 281-7211 for more information.

Volunteers needed for tax help

   If you enjoy helping others or if you have computer skills you are willing to share, here is an opportunity to receive valuable training, in addition to providing a community service.
   The IRS will provide free training in electronic filing and basic tax law for people who volunteer for the Tax-Aide and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs. During the tax filing season, Tax-Aide and VITA volunteers help people prepare tax returns and also file many of the returns electronically.
   Individuals or organizations interested in participating, such as local civic or fraternal organizations, educational institutions, churches, or social groups, should contact the Taxpayer Education Office at (206) 220-5803.

Free poster

   Call 1-800-3344-WILD for information on America's National Wildlife Refuges, a map, and a poster.

Free information

   Learn your rights and responsibilities as a water customer. Call 1-800-562-6150.

Park reopens

   The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has reopened the day-use area of Lewis and Clark Trail State Park for visitor use. Call 509-337-6457 for information.

Used clothes

   Community Services for the Blind will pick up donations of clothing and household items at your door. Call 633-0160 or 1-800-472-2244.

Book explores Nez Perce

   Voice of the Old Wolf, by Steven Ross Evans, explores the history of the Nez Perce people. For information, call WSU Press at 800-354-7360.

Why do leaves change color?

   Cool fall nights, especially with sunny daytime weather, cause photosynthesis, the process trees use for making nutrients, to slow down. When this happens, the green color fades, revealing yellow or orange pigments already in the leaves. Red leaves occur when the tree's sugars become trapped in the leaves.

New historical guide

   A Traveler's History of Washington, a guide for travelers, is now available. To receive the 450-page guide, which includes photographs and regional maps, call 459-7421.