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Maltby Food Bank needs help

   The Maltby Food Bank needs holiday help. Donations of holiday food items, food gift certificates, money to purchase perishable food, new toys, and gifts for seniors are being accepted Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off at any time in the blue bin outside the food bank. The location is 20931 Yew Way (the old Maltby Mercantile). Call 360-668-4429 for more information.

Learn to pair wine and food

   A wine appreciation class given by Bob Betz at Chateau Ste. Michelle Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., will explore the art of pairing wine and food. Class members will learn why some wine and food combinations work and others don't, sample specially prepared foods and wines, and learn the tehniques of matching food and wine before the holiday season. For information, call 488-4413.

Flu shots to be available

   Flu shots will be available through Visiting Nurse Services for seniors at the Redmond Senior Center Nov. 8. Cost is $10. Call 556-2314 to make an appointment.

Health care forum set

   Evergreen Community Health Care is sponsoring "Managed Care: Making It Work For You," a free forum designed to answer questions about managed care, Nov. 12, from 7-9 p.m. in the Evergreen Hospital Auditorium. Space is limited. Call 899-3000.

Popular trail closes temporarily

   The Iron Horse Trail at Iron Horse State Park in North Bend will have temporary closures between through the month for construction work. Call 509- 656-2586 for specific information concerning closed areas.

Driving classes

   AAA offers a Driver Improvement Program Nov. 7 at Lake Washington Technical College. Costs are $10 for AAA members and $25 for non-members. For information or to enroll, call 1-800-462-3728.

Arson information on the Internet

   The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Web site has recently included a new section on arson information and fire prevention techniques. To access, point your browser to and then click on "What's New."

Health information on the Internet

   King County Medical Blue Shield's Internet home page is, offering health info plus coverage and benefit updates.

Koi Society seeks members

   The British Koi Keepers Society, which has a world-wide membership, is actively inviting new members. Anyone interested may write to: The British Koi Keepers Society; Membership Secretary, Mrs. Pip Ostell or Craig Varr; Beechwood Avenue; Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8HA; England.

Water quality

   To learn how to improve the safety and cleanliness of water, call 1-800-749-0234.