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Dining coupons

   Let's Eat Ethnic, a new two-for-one coupon book for ethnic restaurants in the Seattle area, costs $16 and features more than 60 of the area's best ethnic restaurants. Proceeds from the sales of the book benefit the Ethnic Heritage Council. Call 443-1410 to order.

Cookbook celebrates foods of our state

   Wandering and Feasting: A Washington Cookbook is a 342-page book that 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. For more information, call 509-335-3518.

Horse show raises record amount

   More than 650 exhibitors and 10,000 spectators helped to raise a record $111,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at this year's Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show. The proceeds marked a nearly 25% increase over last year.

Healthy eating

   Learn how to create a Thanksgiving dinner with healthy foods Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Evergreen Hospital. Call 889-3000.

Holiday assistance available

   The Salvation Army is now accepting applications for Christmas Assistance. Call (206) 281-4610 or (206) 828-7559.

Banks help schools

   As part of its CAN! (Committed Active Neighbors) program, Washington Mutual will donate $1 to schools every time a new checking account is opened at one of its financial centers. Contact your local branch or call 1-800-258-0543.

Nutritious hint

   Dried beans, peas, lentils, etc. are cheap and make a complete protein when served with a little meat, cheese, or milk.

Business help

   For help with small businesses, call 1-800-583-6181.

Antifreeze warning

   While antifreeze protects automobile engines during the winter, it must be stored and disposed of properly. Ingestion can result in harm or death to both humans and animals.

Free pamphlet

   Do you know your rights as a residential telephone customer? Call 1-800-562-6150 for a free pamphlet.