Happenings | March 28 edition

Egg Hunt Returns, Easter Services, “They Want Our Rythmn, but Not Our Blues,” and more.

Egg Hunt Returns

Vashon Park District’s “Great Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt” returns to Ober Park on Saturday, March 30, with a new format.

At 10 a.m., there will be a new Sensory Egg Hunt, designed for children with sensory conditions or other special considerations. This inclusive hunt aims to provide a comfortable and supportive environment, ensuring that every child can partake in the joy of the hunt. Ear covers will be provided for those who may benefit.

At 11:30 a.m., children ages 1-10 are invited to scour the park in search of thousands of colorful eggs, each holding delightful surprises.

Be advised that Ober Park’s playground will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon for the event. For more information, visit vashonparks.org.

Easter Services

A Good Friday service, at 7 p.m. on March 29, will take place at Vashon Presbyterian Church, combining the congregations of the Presbyterian, Episcopal, and Lutheran churches.

Continuing a tradition of half a century or more, there will be an interfaith Sunrise Service at Camp Burton at 6:45 a.m. on Easter morning, Sunday, March 31. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held at Burton Church. After the service at Camp Burton or the church, Burton Community Church will host an informal coffee hour for participants.

At 11 a.m., there will be another service at Burton Community Church, with an Easter message, “Whose Garden is This,” given by Jessika Satori. Satori is a professor, educator, songwriter, poet, and speaker on religious topics. Her most recent talks included a workshop on St. Frances Cabrini and the sacred art of Caravaggio.

To find out more about Holy Week, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday services for these and other island Protestant churches, visit vashonlutheran.org, holyspiritvashon.org, vashonpreschurch.org, vashonmethodist.org, bethelvashon.com (Bethel Church) and vashonchurch.com (Vashon Island Community Church).

St. John Vianney Catholic Church will hold multiple Masses, including a Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, which will be followed by an all-night Paschal Vigil at 9 p.m. A Good Friday Stations of the Cross with Procession will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, with the Liturgy of Good Friday at 7 p.m. that evening. St. John Vianney’s Easter Vigil begins at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, with Easter Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31.

Find out more about these services at stjohnvianneyvashon.com.

Vashon Senior Center

All the following events take place at Vashon Senior Center, at 10004 SW Bank Rd.

Join Jason Johnson of Vashon HouseHold at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, and learn about the nonprofit’s mission to develop and steward affordable housing for low- and moderate-income islanders.

The Senior Center’s new pinochle group, meeting 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays, is looking for new members. All are welcome, including beginners. Call 206-463-5173 for more details.

Nyn Grey, of Vashon’s DOVE Project, leads a once-monthly talk about healthy relationships; the next talk is from 11-11:45 Wednesday, April 3.

People with vision challenges are welcome to join the Center’s Low Vision group at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

Jane Neubauer will host the third in a series of sessions discussing matters about planning for end of life, “Shaping Your Legacy,” at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, the Senior Center. Questions discussed will include: Do you want a gathering? What will happen to your body? What not to miss in your obituary, unfinished business, and writing letters to families and friends? This is the third talk in a monthly series. For a guide to end-of-life planning, go here.

Public meeting on Comp Plan

The King County Council committee that is reviewing the proposed Comprehensive Plan updates will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, to hear public comment on the King County Executive’s recommended plan for Vashon-Maury Island. The event will be held in person only, with no online participation.

Review the current proposed plan here.

Grief Ritual

A monthly community grief ritual is held on the first Sunday of every month, from 1-3 p.m. at the Tree of Life Wellness Center at 17331 Vashon Hwy SW, with donations accepted. April’s first Sunday of the month is April 7. Islanders are invited to share and witness, either in silence or out loud, grief for loved ones, pets, relationships, the climate, and wars. Questions? Call Susan Pitiger at 206-818-4232, Brad Davis at 206-799-7235, or Colleen Carrette at 206-713-9875.

Talk at Library

A free talk, “They Want Our Rythmn, but Not Our Blues,” exploring the topic of African American innovation through pop culture, will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Vashon Library.

The speaker, Dr. LaToya Brackett, is an associate professor of African American studies at the University of Puget Sound. The talk, for teenagers and adults, is intended to serve as a guide to appreciating the art of Black pop culture by understanding how and why African American culture was created, and when and where it appears across multiple platforms of popular culture.

The talk is sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Vashon Friends of the Library. Registration is not required, and reasonable requests for people with disabilities are available by emailing access@kcls.org at least seven days before the event.

Care Closet

The Care Closet is celebrating National Library Week with an Open House and Giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Vashon Lutheran Church, 18623 Vashon Highway SW. Come take a peek into the barns and check out the great medical equipment and supplies that islanders provide for one another — for free. Learn how you and your neighbors can make use of this remarkable community resource.