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How would you like to build a bird house and do a good deed? Read on......

Create a unique bird house and support hands-on, discovery-based science and nature education for local schoolchildren. Your donated birdhouse will be judged for various awards and sold to the highest bidder at the Environmental Volunteers' first annual "Birds & Blooms" Birdhouse Auction and Garden Party in Atherton on June 1, 2008. Over 300 people are expected along with local press, radio and TV coverage. Come and meet our donors, sponsors, volunteer docents and extended circle of friends. Your bio and contact information will be included in the event program, and your signage will be displayed with your birdhouse. Birdhouses are due May 30th. To sign up, please contact Sandy Watkins at (408) 867-6063 or or visit:

Ultimate bragging rights: Your shop in a national magazine.....

Do you have the kind of shop other woodworkers like to visit? Is your shop filled with clever ideas that help you work smarter, faster, or safer? Have you designed and built special tool racks, machine bases, cabinets, jigs, or other shop helpers you think your fellow woodworkers would find interesting? If so, the editors at WOOD magazine invite you to submit your workshop or individual shop projects for review for possible publication in future editions of America's Best Home Workshops. Your shop doesn't have to be big, or nit-picky clean. The ideas could be storage solutions, task-specific jigs, shop tips, or the special way you designed, built, and outfitted your shop. To submit your shop visit

Mark Rand