APRIL 21, 1997

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Grange Week

   In a proclamation from Governor Gary Locke, this is Grange Week, recognizing the efforts of granges in supporting education for children. The Grange is a grassroots organization created after the Civil War when the condition of the farmers and agriculture was in a devastated state. Nationally, granges have been instrumental in the passage of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, giving farmers fair shipping and fair prices for crops, and the creation of free rural mail delivery.
   The Sammamish Valley Grange is community oriented, allowing free usage of their hall for meetings by local organizations. They also were instrumental in the organization of the Round Table and Woodinville Family Month. New members are always welcome, and a youth program is available.

Easter Seals anniversary

   Easter Seals is celebrating their 50th Anniversary and wants to hear from everyone who has ever been involved with the organization. Call the Easter Seal Story Search at 1-800-678-5708 (Voice or TTY) or visit their homepage at http://www.seals.org.

Garden workshop

   The Spring and Summer Gardening workshops at the Woodinville Library will spotlight "Creating Good Landscape Design" April 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will introduce participants to a step-by-step approach to designing outdoor surroundings for beauty and pleasure. For ages 12 and older. Call 788-0733.

Service projects

   Windermere Real Estate offices are searching for 1997 Community Service Day projects. Windermere sales associates and staff will contribute time and energy to landscaping, light carpentry, and general clean-up projects in local communities June 20. Anyone with a community service day project suggestion should contact the manager at their neighborhood Windermere office.

Dahlia sale at Country Village

   The Seattle Dahlia Society will hold its annual Tuber and Bake Sale April 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the main gazebo and stage at Country Village. Call 546-1522 or 481-5240.

Seattle Snoop

   The fourth annual Seattle Snoop will be held April 27. The public can "snoop" and explore six professionally-designed interiors in Seattle and on the Eastside. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Pete Gross House. For tickets and more information, call 762-5964.