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Evergreen named baby-friendly

   Evergreen Hospital Medical Center has been designated the first Baby-Friendly Hospital in the U.S. by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The designation recognizes hospitals that provide an optimum level of support for breastfeeding.
   Evergreen's programs include classes for prospective parents on the advantages of breastfeeding, weekly support groups, and its Breastfeeding Center, where counselors work with mother both in the hospital following delivery and as outpatients. Telephone support is available 24 hours a day.
   The award was presented to Evergreen's CEO on Oct. 16.

Lifeguard class at the Y

   The Northshore YMCA will be offering a Red Cross Lifeguarding class beginning Nov. 5, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. until Dec. 5. Class participants must be 15 years old and have good swimming skills. Course challenges available, as well. Call 485-9797 with questions.

Day Center's wish list

   The Woodinville Adult Day Center, a certified adult day health program which provides care for adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, has a wish list. To provide help during poor weather conditions, the center would like to have battery operated lanterns and large "golf size" umbrellas. Also needed are rolls of 35mm film and TV trays. If you can help, call Karen Martyn at 788-5223.

Tastes of Italy

   The Golden Goat Restaurant in Woodinville will begin to offer diners a series of regional Italian dinners, beginning with the authentic food and wine of Sicily, and featuring the flavors of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. The Golden Goat is located in the Hollywood Vineyards.

Entertainment books

   The Northshore Chamber of Commerce has the '97 Entertainment books available for sale now. They can be used immediately and save money. As a bonus, you could win one of three great getaways. Cost is $40. Call the Chamber at 486-1245 to order.

New cookbook from WSU

   Wandering and Feasting: A Washington Cookbook offers a culinary tour of Washington State featuring native and cultivated foods. The 342-page book includes historic photographs, Washington maps, a glossary, low-fat suggestions, and a detailed index. It is available for $22.95 at bookstores throughout the region, or directly from WSU Press. Call 509-335-3518.

Calendar of events

   The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau has published a Fall/Winter calendar of events. For a free copy, call 338-4437.