MARCH 31, 1997

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Ireland trip for potato recipe

   If you have a favorite original potato recipe, are over 18, and live between Olympia and Mount Vernon, you can enter a recipe contest being sponsored by NatureMark, producers of russet potatoes, and Safeway. Prizes include a trip for two to Ireland and gift certificates. Contest rules are available at participating Safeway stores or by calling 1-800-382-8377.

Duvall cook wins recipe contest

   Duvall resident Lori Zuclich created an original dessert recipe, caramel apple cake, which won her a $2,500 prize in the Women's Day Butter Buds recipe contest.

Teen programs

   Northshore YMCA Teen Programs is sponsoring a free support group on alternating Tuesdays, starting April 8th at Sorenson gym from 7 to 9 p.m. for parents of pre-teens and teens. Pam Dawson, M.S., and Mary Jo Lake, M.A., will be co-leading the groups. Parents are encouraged to bring specific problems/situations for discussion, brainstorming, and/or role-playing. For information, call 362-2074 or Maurita at 485-9797.

Dahlia tuber sale

   The Puget Sound Dahlia Association will hold its annual public tuber sale April 4 from 1 to 8 p.m. and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, NE 82nd and 18th NE in Seattle. Hundreds of quality dahlia tubers will be available, and dahlia experts will be on hand to answer questions. Sale-goers are asked to enter the basement meeting room from the alley. For information, call 486-4897 or 360-668-3701.

Rhododendron Society to meet

   The Cascade Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will hold their monthly meeting at the Bellevue Botanical Garden April 8 at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature "A Hybridizer's Roundtable." The public is invited. Call 844-2090.

Arbor Day seedlings

   With the arrival of spring, it's time for community groups to order seedlings and organize tree-planting events in celebration of Arbor Day. Homeowners who order seedlings by April 8 should receive them by April 16. Call 360-902-1151.