Happenings | Jan. 12 edition

Upcoming meetings, events, classes and opportunities to volunteer on Vashon

Women Hold the Key

Women Hold the Key has announced new programs, sessions, meet-ups, support groups and learning modules at Synergy Vashon, with all programs free for the entire month of January.

See whtk.us/we-sessions for specifics of each of the new classes. No pre-registration is necessary for January programs.

Community Council

Vashon-Maury Community Council’s (V-MCC) next meeting, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, will be held in person at the Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Rd. and also online, with a Zoom link posted at tinyurl.com/46dwzke6. Guests will include U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s staff member, Palmira Figueroa, who will listen to islanders’ concerns about the Vashon Post Office. Also, learn what King County Roads says about dangerous stretches of roads, ask questions of Heather Volpe, of the King County Sheriff’s Office, and learn more about issues with Amerigas on Vashon.

Find out more at v-mcc.org.

Senior Center

Activities at Vashon Senior Center include Canasta (10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays); Senior Saints Haircuts (1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, call 206.463.5173 for an appointment); Chess (1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays), and a talk by Elsa Croonquist, of the Vashon Heritage Museum, at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13.

Find out more about what’s going on at the Senior Center at vashoncenter.org.

Health Insurance

Sign up for health insurance, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Vashon Library. At the event, King County staffer Miguel Urquiza will also help islanders sign up for Orca Lift cards and food stamps.

Can’t make this date? Call or email Miguel Urquiza for help in Spanish or English, at 206-477-6965 or 206-491-3761, or miguel.urquiza@kingcounty.gov.

Tree and Shrub Sale

Online ordering for Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust’s annual bare-root tree and shrub sale will continue through Jan. 29.

Find out more at vashonlandtrust.org/tree-sale.

Ferries meeting

Washington State Ferries (WFS) will host a virtual community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Participants will be able to ask questions and provide comments.

Advanced registration is required at tinyurl.com/3t9uaunm.

Join marine team

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team will hold a free “Beached Bird and Marine Debris” surveyor training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Rd. Register by emailing coasst@uw.edu.

Questions? Visit coasst.org or email info@vashonaudubon.org.


Bring waste to the next First (&Third) Sunday Styrofoam and Plastics Recycling Event, from 10 to 2 p.m, Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Sheffield Building, 18850 103rd ave SW. We will also collect non-functional Christmas lights.

Get more information at zerowastevashon.org org, or email nadine@nadineedelstein.com.

Brown Briefly

Join Brown Briefly hosts Truman O’Brien, Bruce Haulman, Craig Beles and Kevin Jones at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, on Voice of Vashon, 101.9FM, to hear Small Talk guests Diane Emerson and Jessica Anakar, who are, respectively, the president and a board member of the Vashon-Maury Community Council.

Art History Talks

Art historian Rebecca Albiani will lecture about Tina Modotti (1896-1942), who traveled to Mexico as Edward Weston’s apprentice, but then developed her own photographic vision. With subjects drawn from traditional Mexican life, Modotti’s photography had an important impact on Mexican art. The talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Vashon Center for the Arts. Get tickets at vashoncenterforthearts.org.

Woodworking Classes

Vashon MakerSpace will soon present three classes for adults ages 18 and older — Introduction to Woodworking, Build a Six Board Chest, and Hand Tool Woodworking, with classes starting the week of Jan. 23 and running until March 6. All classes are six sessions, with a fee of $225 plus materials.

Scholarship support is available. All instructors have years of experience as builders and woodworking instructors.

Classes will be held at Vashon High School’s woodshop or the MakerSpace classroom at Vashon Tool Library (Open Space). To find out more, email classes@vashonmakerspace.org, with the subject line indicating you are seeking full course descriptions, dates and times.

Correction: The Jan. 12 print edition of The Beachcomber of this article reported that Blair Englebrecht, Puget Soundkeeper Boating Programs & Policy Manager, would be the featured guest on Voice of Vashon’s Brown Briefly show on Jan. 17. Englebrecht postponed her appearance on the show, after press time.