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Halloween adventures at the HerbFarm

   The HerbFarm near Fall City holds its 9th annual Halloween Adventure through Oct. 31. Listen to scary stories, quest through a Haunted Hay Maze City, and find the fabled Secret Pumpkin Patch! Weekday Adventures last one to one-and-a-half hours and start every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, and reservations are required. Weekend Adventures are held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $6.95. For further information contact The Herbfarm Halloween Information Line at 784-2222.

Book reviews help shopping

   Books rank high on the shopping lists for holiday gifts for children. For this holiday season, Celebrations Press has put together comprehensive lists and reviews of new releases, as well as many of the time-honored traditional stories. Searching for the perfect holiday book can consume a large chunk of shopping time. These reviews can help shoppers narrow down their selections even before they enter the bookstore. Celebrating Holiday Reading is available for $1.00 plus a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). Call (914) 635-2675 or send e-mail to celpres@ibm.net for additional information.

Volunteers needed at MSC

   The Bothell branch of the Multi-Service Centers of North and East King County needs volunteers with trucks and vans to pick up surplus food from grocery stores and bring it to the food bank, which serves low-income families, seniors, and disabled people living in the Northshore area. Call Teresa Andrade at at 485-6521 to volunteer or for more information.

Babysitting class for youth

   Youth in grades 5 through 7 will learn babysitting skills, including diapering and feeding, in Camp Fire's Babysitting Course, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Eastside Camp Fire office in Redmond at the Family Resource Center, 16315 NE 87th St., Ste. B-2. Cost is $22. Deadline to register: Oct. 24.

Classes at Evergreen

   Evergreen Community Health Care will hold several workshops and classes during October including Planning for the Newborn, Breastfeeding and the Working Mom, Infant and Child CPR, Cesarean Birth, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Living Well, and the Evergreen Babysitters Club. For dates and times, call 899-3000.

Health hotline

   Physical therapists will be on call to answer health and fitness questions on a "Healing the Generations" hotline Oct. 25-26 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 1-800-955-7848.