Originally created 09/17/00

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COUPLE CLASSES:

Several upcoming seminars focus on the challenges of couplehood:

First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3550 Walton Way Extension, is offering the following discussions led by Dr. Kevin Leman:

Sex Begins in the Kitchen (Because There's Company in the Living Room) from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, will focus on finding emotional and physical intimacy in your marriage.

Becoming a Couple of Promise, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, will focus on communication, making a marriage affair-proof and how marriage affects children.

The cost is $25 per family for both nights with advance reservations, or $40 at the door. Call 731-5365.

University Health Care System will be the host of two seminars featuring Dr. Wayne Sotile:

Beating Stress Together, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, will focus on helping couples juggle multiple roles, resolve differences and maintain creativity and resilience at home and work. The charge of $7.50 per person or $15 per couple includes dinner. The presentation will be in the hospital cafeteria. Reservations are required by Friday. Call 774-3278.

In Sickness and in Health, 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, will teach couples how caring relationships heal the body, mind and soul. An open house at University's new Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation facility will be held in conjunction with the seminar from 5 to 8 p.m. The seminar is free, but reservations are requested.

Plaid is one of the trendy looks for fall. This stretch tartan strapless cocktail dress by BURNS is $178.

FALL FASHION:

According to the September issue of McCall's magazine, the five hottest looks for fall 2000 are:

Suits with skirts: Try a polished look with a chic and slim skirt.

Traditional tartan plaids: But what's new is the long, lean kilt, which is more flattering than a shorter one. (Tip: For a dressier look, opt for sleek thin-platform pumps.)

A flirty blouse that's made with sheer, silky fabric and details like a self-bow. (Tip: The right top can update your favorite suit.)

Jean jackets in rust-colored leather.

Wide-leg pants in easy fabrics that move. For the right proportion, wear something narrow on top, such as a sleeveless shirt.

BOX TOPS:

Betty Crocker's fifth-annual Box Tops for Education drive offers schools the opportunity to raise up to $10,000 for computers, field trips - whatever they choose. Schools earn 10 cents for each box top sent to General Mills. The promotion applies to all Betty Crocker products, including Bisquick, Hamburger Helper and cake, brownie and muffin mixes. Other participating products include General Mills cereals and snacks, Yoplait Yogurt multipacks, Yopliat Go-Gurt and Lloyd's Barbecue buckets. The offer is open to accredited public, private or parochial schools grades K-8, and to accredited home-school associations with the appropriate tax-exempt designation. For information, see the Web site boxtops4education.com.