Talks, meetings, information on upcoming events

West Seattle Bridge

Vashon, rejoice: the West Seattle Bridge is open again. Beginning at the start of service on Sept. 19, several bus routes returned to the West Seattle high bridge, affecting Routes 21/21X, 50, 55, 56, 57, 120, 125 and RapidRide C Line.

While this return of busses will lessen travel time and improve reliability for riders between West Seattle and downtown Seattle, riders should still utilize Metro’s real-time trip planning tools, alerts, and trip planning personnel to learn more about how this may impact their travel plans.

Healing through Sharing

Healing through Sharing, is a support group at Vashon Senior Center, for those who are struggling with loss, loneliness, and sorrow. Losing a partner, loneliness from being isolated due to COVID and other losses can be devastating. Join others who need healing from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday mornings, at the Senior Center, to talk, listen and find some peace of mind.

Food Bank on the move

Currently nestled high on Sunrise Ridge, the Vashon Food Bank is pulling up stakes and heading to town. Tune into Voice of Vashon’s The Brown Briefly show at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, to hear the Food Bank’s executive director, Emily Scott, when she joins hosts Truman O’Brien, Bruce Haulman, Kevin Jones and Craig Beles to talk about the move and what it means from an equity perspective.

Water District #19: meeting, voucher

Water District 19 will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the district’s board room at 17630 100th Ave SW. The purpose of the special meeting is to discuss the district’s water system plan and other business, as necessary. For more information, visit water19.com. The district’s $25 payment voucher is available at the Vashon Food Bank for those in need of financial assistance.

Talk on reparations

“Reparations & You,” a free presentation featuring speakers from Seattle’s Civil Reparations Project (CRP), will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, on Zoom. The talk will be hosted by Vashon-Maury Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and Indivisible Vashon’s Immigrant/Refugee Rights Group.

Pre-registration is required at bit.ly/3JX8hQY.

The discussion will include the history of enslavement, the benefits white folks have accrued, and the opportunity to make amends. This conversation is an invitation to embrace our commitment to restorative action by investing in Black-led organizations and by supporting the passage of federal legislation, HR 40.

Visit hrw.org/ReparationsNow for more information.