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Happening: Oct. 15

VMICC meets, discusses forest

The next meeting of the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Courthouse Square, features presentations on Island Center Forest. Friends of Island Center Forest will share an overview of the history of the property, its present management and plans for the future of the land.

Halloween parade

Halloween on Vashon just got more interesting.

Thanks to UMO, Vashon Allied Arts, 4Culture and the Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Islanders will be able to view or participate in a new Day of the Dead Skeleton Parade.

The event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, during the annual Chamber-sponsored uptown Trick or Treat event.

An all-ages costume-making event will take place at the “O” space located at 18870 103rd Ave. S.W. from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

The parade event will be centered around a metal cart created by Island artist Ela Lamblin. Last-minute participants are welcome to join. UMO Ensemble and La Banda Gozona, an authentic Oaxacan band, will play in the streets.

Traffic on Bank Road

Construction work on Vashon HouseHold’s new sweat equity housing project, the Sunflower Community Land Trust, has begun, affecting traffic on Bank Road.

For the next four to six weeks, expect minimal delays on the thoroughfare, Vashon HouseHold officials say. One lane will remain open at all times.

The road work is required by King County.

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