Happenings | Nov. 24 edition

Water is life, NAMI Support Group, Santa to Visit Point Robinson, and more.

Water is life

Join Truman O’Brien, Bruce Haulman, Craig Beles and Kevin Jones on at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, on Voice of Vashon, 101.9FM, to hear Greg Rabourn, Vashon-Maury Island Groundwater Protection Program Manager, talk about protecting our Vashon-Maury island watershed and groundwater.

NAMI Support Group

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Friends and Family Support Group will meet in person at the Vashon Presbyterian Church 17708 Vashon Highway SW, and also on Zoom, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

Those attending by Zoom should join here.

This support group meets monthly and is intended to be of help to our friends and neighbors who have a loved one in their life with a mental health condition.

For further information, contact 425-221-1142 or pastorleigh@comcast.net.

Land Acknowledgment

The Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion Committee (an advisory committee of the Vashon-Maury Community Council) is seeking wide input into the creation of a Land Acknowledgement statement for potential use by the Council. Upcoming Zoom meetings on this subject will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. Links to attend the meetings can be found at v-mcc.org/event. Islanders who are unable to attend the meeting are urged to write to jessicaanaker@gmail.com or jhrickardiii@gmail.com by Dec. 9.

Santa to Visit Point Robinson Open House

The Keepers of Point Robinson and Vashon Park District will welcome islanders to its annual open house at Point Robinson Light Station, from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Santa will arrive at 1:30 p.m. to greet kids of all ages, and visitors can tour the lighthouse with docent Captain Joe Wubbold, U.S.C.G. (ret.), and enjoy light appetizers, sugary treats, and seasonal music in Quarters A. The Ship’s Store will be open to sate those with nautical-themed gift needs.

Health Insurance and Services

Need health insurance? Sign up in person for American Health Care (ACA) health insurance in 2023, from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Vashon Library. At the same 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. Another sign-up session with Urquiza will be held at Vashon Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Making Holiday Plans

For a calendar of many holiday-themed events happening on Vashon in the coming weeks, see page 10 of this issue of The Beachcomber, for the newspaper’s annual Holiday Gift Guide. Information on Winterfest, upcoming performances, and much more is detailed.