JANUARY 6, 1997

 The Edwards Agency


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Fun math workshop at Woodinville Library

   Parents can learn how to help their children have fun with math at a workshop at the Woodinville Library, Jan. 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. The event is free for families with children in first though third grade.
   Parents will get ideas they can use to help their children at home. They will take home a packet filled with math learning resources, helpful hints on helping their children be successful in school, and game instructions.
   These workshops are both for children who love school as well as for those who need extra help. To sign up, call Eastside Literacy at 844-2459.

Smart Start helps adults learn

   Smart Start, a program for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills or work toward their GED, is a free class that works on career skills and guidance, sponsored by Shoreline Community College and Northshore School District.
   Classes begin Jan. 7, but participants may join throughout the month of January. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Originally, the classes were to be held at the Sorenson School, but damage to the building has required a change in location.
   Call Jo McEntire at 546-5805 for information or the location of the class.

Contest begins for young writers and illustrators

   KCTS/9 and Reading Rainbow, the Emmy Award-winning PBS children's TV series, have announced the Third Annual "Young Writers and Illustrators Awards" Contest, to be held from January to April. This national contest for students in grades K-3 is designed to encourage children to write and illustrate their own stories.
   For rules or an entry form, call 443-6767. The deadline for entries to KCTS is Mar. 14, 1997. Winning entries from the local contest will be submitted to Reading Rainbow for the national competition. Each entrant will receive a certificate of recognition.

Going Greek

   The Continuing Education Department of Shoreline Community College will offer two courses instructed by Yvonne Hunt, who speaks fluent Greek and has extensive experience living and traveling in Greece.
   Inside Greece (travel tips) will take place Jan. 7, from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $20.
   It's Not All Greek To Me (language) is set for Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m. Fee is $50. The classes will be held at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell.
   For registration information, please call (206) 546-4562.

'Tolerance Project' at Shoreline

   Morris Dees continues his mission to curb racial hatred in our country via "Teaching Tolerance." This recent project takes Dees into America's classrooms in a video presentation in an effort to curb the rising tide of racial tension and violence within our nation's schools. The video will be shown at Shoreline Community College, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. Call 546-4606.