What’s Happening | Oct. 14 edition

Flu shot clinic to be held at VHS, Intro to Woodworking class offered and more.

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Lip-Sync Battle supports Voice of Vashon

On Thursday, Oct. 14, race to cast your votes ($1 equals one vote) at voicofvashon.org for local lip-sync contestants vying to take home Voice of Vashon’s annual prize for the most over-the-top rendition of songs including “Don’t Stop Believing,” “In the Heights,” “Uptown Funk,” and others powerhouse pop anthems. Then, at 7 p.m., log back onto the website to watch a final live lip-sync battle, hosted by islander Steffon Moody, that will decide the winner among the two top vote-getters. The annual contest, in the past, has always been a live show, but this year’s video presentation, ably filmed by islander West McLean, might be even more fun. All proceeds will go to support the work of Vashon’s local radio station, KVSH 101.9 and Voice of Vashon’s emergency alert system.

Vashon comes alive on Halloween night

Following true Vashon tradition, Vashon Highway SW will be closed between SW 171st Street and SW SW 178th Street for Halloween festivities. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, trick-or-treating will be happening at participating businesses. From 7 p.m. onward, participating businesses will be hosting activities for adults such as live music, costume contests and more. Check out your favorite business to see what they have planned.

Get your flu vaccine at Vashon High School

VHS is offering its annual flu vaccine clinic. The clinic is by appointment only and held in the VHS main lobby from 1:30 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The flu vaccine clinic is open to all Vashon Island School District staff, students, and their families (children four years of age and older) as well as the entire Vashon community. Each patient must have a separate registration. The clinic will be able to accept most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. For those without insurance, the cost of immunization is $50.

To register for the vaccine clinic, visit: bit.ly/3Do4QhM.

Vashon Makerspace presents Intro to Woodworking

This hands-on class will cover basic woodworking techniques and safe operation of commonly used portable and stationary power tools. Students will learn steps of woodworking procedure, cost estimation, planing, jointing, ripping, crosscutting, and dado joint construction. Related topics will include hardware and fastener applications and wood finishing techniques. Students will construct a step stool, plant stand, or similar item. Project materials are included in the course fee. Instructor Kevin Grayum has years of experience as a high school woodworking instructor. Classes take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 21 to Dec. 2, at Vashon High School woodshop. Class is limited to 6 adults, ages 18+. For more information or to register, email classes@vashonmakerspace.org, with the subject line “woodworking class.”

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