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wednesday 20

WIC program

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be on Vashon today, Aug. 20.

WIC provides free vouchers for nutritious food as well as nutrition education for qualifying low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age 5.

The WIC clinic is held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month.

Access to a registered dietician, social worker and public health nurse is available through this program. Medical coupon applications are available for children and pregnant women.

The clinic is located at the Methodist Church, 17928 Vashon Hwy. S.W. For appointments call 296-4822 or the day-of-clinic cell phone at 291-7336.

Wednesday market

The Vashon Farmers Market will be open in the Village Green from 2 to 6 p.m. and will feature a wide variety of Island- grown vegetables and fruits, some Island crafts and 15-minute massages by Jennifer Johnson, licensed massage practitioner.

The Vashon Park District sponsors Tunes @ Noon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Green.

For more information, see www.vigavashon.org, or contact Joanne Jewell, market manager, at 267-8146.

saturday 23

Adopt-a-cat day

Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) hosts an Adopt-A-Cat Day from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday at Pandora’s Box. Stop by or call VIPP at 389-1085.

Master gardeners

The master gardener clinic will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, outside of True Value.

Master gardeners will be available to help answer gardening questions, including natural care ideas for insect control.

Stop by for gardening advice, plant disease identification, available resource materials and more.

Winery folk festival

The Vashon Winery will host a folk festival from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. People are invited to join a host of singers and bands, many from the Island, as they play folk music throughout the day. There will be one stage but many little gatherings of musicians. Headlining the event is Larry Murante at 7 p.m. with musical vignettes from others.

A donation of $10 per person is requested. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing vashonwinery@yahoo.com or calling 567-0055.

For more information, see the Arts page on A10.

upcoming

VMCP open house

Vashon Maury Cooperative Preschool will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the lower level of the VFW Hall at 22100 Vashon Hwy. S.W.

Come by for snacks and meet our teachers, parent educators and some of the co-op families.

For more information, call 463-2779 or visit www.vmcp.org.

Total Experience choir

Shade for the Children, which encourages people to make healthy lifestyle choices in the age of AIDS, will present The Total Experience Gospel Choir to raise funds for the Bailey-Boushay House, an AIDS hospice in Seattle. This 17th annual concert will be held at the Vashon High School Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; the doors will open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and friendship.

A free-will offering will be taken at the door.

For more information, call Larry Flynn, organizer, at 463-5286.

English Faire

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will hold its annual English Faire from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. The cost is $6.

This is a community-wide event and includes fish and chips or vegetarian sausage, a croquet tournament, Renaissance jugglers, Celtic music and dancers and special games for the children.

For more information call the church at 567-4488 or e-mail office@holyspiritvashon.org.

School starts

Sharpen the pencils. School begins at Vashon’s public schools with a half day on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

See www.vashonsd.org for more information about the school year.

Library story time

The Vashon Library will host story times for young children again in September.

Toddler Story Time will meet from 10:40 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays Sept. 2 to Oct. 14. Kids ages 18 months to 3 years with an adult caregiver are welcome for 20 minutes of stories and songs just right for toddlers.

Preschool Story Times will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct. 14. Kids ages 3 to 5 are invited for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fun.

Lapsit Story Time will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 15.

Babies from newborn to 17 months and their caregivers can stop in for a 20-minute story time. No registration is required for any of the story times.

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