Vashon-Maury Clubs & Organizations

Italian Club meets Friday

The next Italian Club meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday June 27, in the reception hall at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Meetings will be monthly on the last Friday of the month.

This is an opportunity to meet fellow Italians, practice the language, experience the culture and enjoy some great authentic Italian food. This month we will focus on Southern Italian cuisine and wines from Sicily and Calabria, so please bring a dish to share. We will have Italian music and a few games for a fun time. Families and bambinos welcome.

For questions, please contact me at 567-4273 or e-mail

— Mary Ann Beardsley

Heights Water holds election

Heights Water is a private non-profit mutual water association guided by a volunteer board of trustees. The service area is the north end of Vashon Island. Every September trustees are elected for rotating three-year terms. This year, two of the five trustee positions are up for election. Trustee requirements include being a Heights Water shareholder, the ability to attend monthly board meetings and the annual member meeting and a willingness to address financial and policy issues.

All Heights Water members are welcomed and encouraged to serve. Ballots will be mailed to members in August and September.

For more information, call the Heights Water business office at 463-0014 before July 15.

— Mary Ann Stipp

Class of 1983 to gather

The Vashon Island High School Class of 1983 will hold a 25-year reunion Strawberry Festival weekend. The reunion will meet from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Dockton Park. All people who know anyone in this class are invited to attend, especially friends, family and teachers. This will be a potluck picnic. Please bring food and tableware for you and your family.

We are still trying to locate the following classmates. Please contact Therese Gesch by e-mail at if you know the whereabouts of any missing classmates.

Peter Alton, Donna Alumbaugh, Sandra Beck, Micheal Bixby, Dale Calkins, Scott Calkins, Cliff Clyburn, Ron Copernoll, Jessica Eggers, Becky Ellis, Rachel Goering, Janice Green, Carol Green, Paul Hamilton, Dean Hodson, Randy Howell, Phet Huor Chang, Karla Jones, James Kidder, Martin Kubeja, Daniel Laur, Ron Lewis, Kari Luton, Michelle Manrow, Maria-Heddy Marino, Mark Miller, Stephanie Morgan, Dennis Morris, Colleen Ness, Diana Norton, Marissa Rivera, Miles Salyer, Penny Seeds, Euphoria Smith, Marjorie Smith, Lisa Steen, Mickey Sturza, Michael Syvurd, Katherine Taylor, Scott Taylor, Fred Thieme, Tammy Valentine, Doug White and Jody Winnebrenner.

— Therese Gesch

Club hosts camps, lessons

Session Two of Vashon Island Golf and Country Club’s swim lesson program starts on July 3. We are also offering golf and tennis camps this summer for children. Spaces are still available. Call the office for information at 463-9410.

There’s still room to join us from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 28. It’s Western Night at the club. We’ll have great western cuisine followed by an evening of western music and line dancing. Sandy Silagi will be giving dance pointers. Western attire is encouraged.

To make reservations or get more information about these events, please call 463-2005.

— Victoria Miner

Market is local treasure

Our extended spring weather has made for an extended planting season, and one of the best places to supply oneself for this happy task is the Vashon Farmers Market.

Where else can one visit and choose from as many 10 plant nurseries in only one stop? Right in the middle of town at the Village Green, one can talk directly to the growers while choosing among native plants, bedding flowers, exotic and locally rare trees and shrubs, dozens of the finest tomato and pepper varieties, herbs and vegetable starts, one can get firsthand advice on where and how to plant that heirloom tomato, 10-foot tall lily, white Oriental poppy, New Guinea basil or Asiatic maple.

The first of Vashon’s agricultural goods are also starting to arrive, while Sol Source Foods and Monkey Tree restaurant are there on alternate Saturdays with hot food and drink.

If the weather’s fair, the Green fills up with some of Vashon’s most intriguing craftspeople and artisans, including watercolor and photographic artists, a supreme woodworker, a high quality chocolatier, recycled-goods geniuses and many more.

The hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hours that these local entrepreneurs try to fill with as many plants and other goods as their wagons can hold.

— Richard Odell

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