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Play cribbage on Saturdays

The free summer cribbage program at the Eagles is now in full swing every Saturday at 1 p.m. This is an open invitation to cribbage players of all skill levels.

Don’t know how to play cribbage but interested in learning the game? Feel free to join us. Cribbage is fun and easy to learn, and we have plenty of players eager to teach you.

Contact me at vashonislander@hotmail.com or 930-1379 if you have any questions.

— Mike Sudduth

Quilters still sew for soldiers

Diane Brenno, Jeanne Holder, Jean Jones, Joanne Helsby and Ann Maher were hostesses at the June 17 meeting of the Vashon Quilt Guild.

During and after the meeting, members did the hand sewing of the bindings on many quilts to be donated to wounded soldiers through the American Hero Quilts project.

The second set of instructions for the Mystery Quilt project was distributed, and the Challenge project for the 2009 Quilt Show was given to those who wish to participate. Joanne Helsby is chairing that program.

Maggie Ball from Bainbridge Island was the featured speaker. She operates Quilters Without Borders, a project which began in 2004 to fund a community center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Members were awed and inspired by her story and the progress she has made teaching the Mongolian women to sew beautiful salable items. Three hundred dollars was collected by “passing the fabric bowls” to assist Ball’s efforts, and many members purchased items (aprons, bags, bowls, jackets, purses, etc.) that she brought to the meeting.

For more information about Quilters Without Borders, see www.dragonflyquilts.com.

There is no meeting of the night Quilt Guild group in July. The next day guild meeting is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15.

— Jo Ann Bardeen

Green party meets soon

The next Green Party meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the home of Joy Goldstein, 10329 S.W. Bank Rd., phone 463-9552. We will discuss the upcoming Green Party nominating convention, Strawberry Festival and presidential campaigning.

All are welcome.

— Ivy Sacks

Class of 1978 holds reunion

The Vashon High School class of 1978 will hold its 30th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 20. For details contact us at vhs30threunion@gmail.com or (360) 491-4424.

— Becca Fowler

Watch 2007

festival parade

Voice of Vashon’s television programming on Comcast Channel 21 next week will feature rebroadcasts of the 2007 Strawberry Festival Parade. The Grand Parade will be shown at 9:02 a.m. and the Classic Car Parade will be shown at 10:02 a.m. every morning for the next two weeks.

For the full broadcast schedule including both audio and video schedules, see www .voiceofvashon.org. If you have been creating your own video that you would like to share with your Vashon/Maury neighbors, please e-mail dans@islandimage.net.

— Dan Schueler

Birth stories are welcome

Breastfeeding mothers and friends are invited to share their birth stories at La Leche League at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the Presbyterian Church.

— Anne Moses

VoV hosts

lavender group

Voice of Vashon’s television programming on Comcast Channel 21 next week will feature rebroadcasts of the 2007 Strawberry Festival Parade. The Grand Parade will be shown at 9:02 a.m., and the Classic Car Parade will be shown at 10:02 a.m. every morning for the next two weeks.

The Lavender Sisters will display their wares and talk about the Lavender Farm Tour Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. on channel 21.

For the full broadcast schedule, see www.voiceofvashon.org. 

— Dan Schueler

Cute pet

calendar

Be part of Vashon Island Pet Protector’s 2009 calendar and make your pet a star. E-mail your pet’s photo to kchappy@msn.com. All animals are welcome.

Photos must be received by Aug. 1.

For more information, call Kathy Chappell at 463-9203.

— Victoria Rohlfs

Senior splash days increase

Vashon adults 62 and older now have more days to splash around or swim in the King County pool for an hour reserved just for them: 3:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $2.50, and pool passes are accepted.

The dates for the sumer are July 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 28 and 30; Aug. 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28 and 29.

The pool and showers are warm; lap lanes are available and so are floating paddle boards and other accessories furnished by the pool. Come join us for fun, friendship and feeling fit. Call the Senior Center at 463-5173 to sign up.

— Deirdre Petree

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