Happenings | Jan. 13 edition

Learn more about Captain Vancouver, create traditional Japanese crafts and more.

“Captain Vancouver’s First Contact with Vashon Island”

In a Vashon Island Heritage Museum talk, Cyrus Anderson will present on Captain George Vancouver and Lieutenant Peter Puget. This free event will be held on Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Register at bit.ly/3JQqfnJ.

Japanese Crafternoon at Mukai Farm & Garden

At 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, Mukai will be making etegami, which are hand-painted postcards, as part of their Japanese Crafternoon program. All ages are welcome, but those under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, with a suggested $5 donation to cover the costs of the crafts. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required.

“Moving Beyond the Safety of Allyship Workshop” at VCA

In honor of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Vashon Center for the Arts will host a free workshop, “Moving Beyond the Safety of Allyship” with Daemond Arrindell, a Seattle poet, performer, playwright and teaching artist. Participants will engage in self-reflection activities and small group discussions. The workshop will be held on Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. Register at bit.ly/3r0o886.

Indivisible Vashon talks about democracy

Island historian Bruce Haulman will discuss U.S. democracy at the next meeting of Indivisible Vashon, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. Find out more and register at indivisiblevashon.org.

“The Beauty of Small Things” Talk

Viewing nature through just the naked eye allows an individual to see plenty, but the addition of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) opens up nature to the microscopic level—and shows the art in science.

Dr. Elaine Humphrey, from the University of Victoria’s Advanced Microscopy Facility, will join Vashon Nature Center’s Executive Director Bianca Perla using the power of the SEM.

This event will be held at Kay White Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. General admission tickets are $20. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID test, are required.

“Since I Been Down” Screening & Panel

In collaboration with Backbone Meaningful Movies, Vashon-Maury Showing Up for Racial Justice will present “Since I Been Down,” a film and campaign built on transforming the vision of justice in the criminal legal system.

Join the panel discussion from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, after viewing the film on your own. Panelists will include Director Gilda Sheppard, Associate Producer & Founder of Fabian’s Fund Lydia Barlow, Ginny Parham from Shoulder to Shoulder and Fabian’s Fund Program Manager Willie Nobles.

To register for the panel and receive a link for the film, viewable starting Jan. 16, go to VashonResilience.org/surj.

Registration open for Spring Lacrosse

Vashon Youth Lacrosse team deadlines are approaching. Teams are open for boys and girls ages 7 to 18. Head to vashonlacrosse.net for more information and to register. Practices will begin in February. Lacrosse is a fast-paced Native American game with a rich history that has been played for around 1,000 years.