Northwest NEWS

May 15, 2000

Home & Garden

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May events at Molbak's

   King County Master Recycler-Composters will hold a question-and-answer session at Molbak's Woodinville store on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Gardening with Herbs will be the focus on Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m. when gardening tips, plant selection, and container ideas will be offered. Learn how to flavor summer meals with fresh herbs from your garden on Saturday, May 27, at 9 a.m. Herb recipes will include garden-fresh appetizers, desserts, and ideas for the grill. For information, call (425) 483-5000.

Power wheelchairs available

   Miracle on Wheels makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 years old and up) usually at no out-of-pocket expense if they qualify. No deposit is required. The electric wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home or independent living quarters, and who meet the additional qualifications for the program. This service may also be available to the permanently disabled of any age. Call 1-800-749-8778, or visit the website at for more information on the details of this program.

Arbor Day Foundation's Trees in Memory program

   The National Arbor Day Foundation's Trees in Memory program is making it possible for people to help replant America's national forests while also honoring deceased family and friends. For every $10 donated through Trees in Memory, the Arbor Day Foundation plants 10 trees in national forests that have been damaged by fire, disease, or insects. The Foundation also sends a card to those making such a gift, which they can present to the family of the person they have chosen to honor. Trees commonly planted are lodgepole and Douglas firs. Additional information is available by writing The National Arbor Day Foundation; Attn.: Trees in Memory; 211 N. 12th Street; Lincoln, NE 68508; or by calling the Foundation at (402) 474-5655.

Check your bone health

   Woodinville's Top Food & Drug will present a complimentary presentation on bone health on Friday, May 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. Snacks and handouts will be available. Pre-registration is required. Osteoporosis screening will be available in the pharmacy department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Doris Barnhart at (425) 398-6722 for registration or information. Childcare services are available.

Church holds plant sale

   Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 20th, at 18900 168th Avenue NE in Woodinville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This outside sale will feature a variety of sun-tolerant and shade-loving annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Also available will be ground covers and various bulbs. A special floral hanging basket will be available for raffle. All proceeds will go to this year's operating budget for the church.