Neighborhood Meeting, Cooking For Kids, Crocs, Film Fest This Weekend, Film & Song

CONTENTS 5/15/2020
Columbia Neighborhood Association Meeting
Earthquake Animation: 40 Years
Crocs Free To Healthcare Heroes
Local Online Cooking Class For Kids
Film Fest This Weekend
Free Puppy Pee Pads
Free Ladder
Landscape Hauling In Own Truck?
Seeking Short Term Housing
Film: How Can I Keep On Singing?
Song: How Can I Keep From Singing?

Tuesday, May 19 7-8pm Online – Zoom Call

Our Neighborhood Association Quarterly Meeting will be focused on neighbors helping neighbors and beginning a discussion on moving forward towards a zero waste future.

1) Welcome
2) Guest Speaker – Sandi Heinrich, Founder –
Sandi will share about the program and help people to understand that they don’t need to go to the store or pick up prescriptions if they are elderly or otherwise at high risk… There are healthy less vulnerable people who can do that for them. We are also able to offer assistance with food and other supplies for low income families who need help paying for these items, Especially if they’ve lost their job due to Covid.
3) CNA Treasurer’s Report
4) MNAC (Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission) Update
5) Food Bank Updates – Jennifer Moon
6) Columbia Share Shack Updates/Discussion(if there is time)- Future use of the Share Shack
7) Guest Speaker – Mark Peterson, Sustainable Business and Food Recovery Program Manager, Sustainable ConnectionsHe will be giving a presentation on: Food Waste A Global Issue Ripe for Individual Action: sharing some of the issues surrounding the global issues of food waste and how we as individuals can reduce our own food waste and make a positive impact.

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 974 1245 2295
Password: 531288
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Crocs is proud to donate free pairs of shoes to healthcare heroes to thank them for their efforts on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.  We will resume our “Sharing a Free Pair for Healthcare” donations on Monday, May 18th at 12p.m. ET.

Common Threads is offering online cooking classes featuring some of our favorite kid-friendly recipes. Kids ages 5 and up are invited to follow along with our food educators over Zoom to make simple, healthy, and tasty recipes. Parents are invited to join too!

Ingredient and supply lists are posted in the event description on our website – but don’t worry if you don’t have the exact items. Our Food Educators will offer ideas for substitution and creativity. 

Payment is on a pay what you can sliding scale. Please sign up no later than the day before the event. Once you’ve registered, you will receive an email the morning of class with a link to join. The first lesson is coming up on Tuesday May 19 2pm-3pm PST with Ms. Hannah, who will be helped by Ms. Indigo – they’ll be making a colorful kale salad. The next lesson will be on Friday May 22 2pm-3pm PST with Ms. Molly, who will be helped by Mr. Diego – they’ll be cooking up an applesauce that some kids might remember from the 2018-2019 school year. 

Online, May 14-17 so that anyone, anywhere can see this year’s official selections. Passes on sale now through the website!  For $19.95, you receive an all access pass to 30 films during the festival’s four days! Support the festival and its filmmakers. Buy your Online Festival pass now.

Deer deliver their newborns in the strangest of places! Residents will find them and be concerned about a newborn deer on their lawn, in their garden, under the azaleas, etc. Most call because they think the fawn is in peril and Mom is nowhere to be found. Well, Mom is actually off feeding and helping to keep predators away. Those who call ask what they should do for the fawn … Leave it alone, do not touch, move or attempt to feed it. Here’s the scoop. Deer are NOT like horses. They do not have their legs under them immediately and need time to rest after birth. Horses get up and go that’s the sign of a healthy horse. A healthy fawn will curl up, nap most of the day and move their heads. They have no scent and predators cannot find them unless humans interfere. Mom leaves during the day for 2 primary reasons: to feed, and to keep her scent a distance from the fawn. Mom will come back (unless something tragic happens to her), but don’t expect her until dusk and certainly don’t expect her if humans are hovering around. If you are fortunate enough to have the gift of a fawn please enjoy the experience, respect Mother Nature and let the Mom do what comes naturally. She will move the fawn daily so you may see it in different locations. Please share, thank you.

Two unopened packages of puppy pee pads free for someone who needs them. Great for those of you indulging the “pass the quarantine with a fur baby” strategy like me. Also occurred to me that they could totally be used in lieu of Chux pads for those of you about to have human babies! Text Anna Blick 360-595-8150 and I’ll porch drop.

Tall aluminum extension ladder. Older. You haul. Call Fl!p Breskin 360-671-4511

I am an avid gardener without a truck (and without my usual gardening friend’s help), looking for a strong person who would be willing to do the following:

  1. Load some concrete debris and yard waste into their truck and haul it to the dump and/or clean green site
  2. Drive to Bel-Alger Sand & Gravel on Old Samish Road to pick up 3-4 yards of arborist’s chips, then deliver them to my yard and help me unload them (with social/physical distancing to ensure safety).

Please call me if you are interested, so we can discuss day and time, and settle on what you would charge for your time, gas, etc.
Pamela Fuller
Lynn Street

A local family is seeking a short-term 2-3 bedroom rental for July/August. If anyone has any leads for them, please email: Thanks! ~ Krista Mantello

An Online Film Discussion Event
Wednesday, May 27 • 7 p.m.

We invite you to view this film now – an evocative look at the lives of settler and indigenous women 100 years ago in Washington State and British Columbia.

It is now available for viewing here. Then please join a Zoom discussion with Clinton film producers Melissa and Young and Mark Dworkin, plus others who worked on the film.

Join Zoom meeting here:
Meeting ID: 777 3996 2296
Password: singing

Many Whidbey people participated in and helped fund the creation of this film. The settler stories come from a book of prose poems by the same name by author Jana Harris. Women and girls read these vivid portraits of cooks, teachers, mothers and others who helped their families to survive. Indigenous stories were written by Jeannette Armstrong and Mourning Dove, and are read by members of the Penticton Indian Band.

The film was produced over five years with extensive images of the natural world and some re-enactments of the challenging lives of that era. The film won a production excellence award from Women in Film/Seattle, was nominated for the NW Emmy Awards, and was broadcast on PBS stations across the country.

Sno-Isle Libraries
Marysville, WA 98271
[I was alerted to this event by a subscriber who lives way down on Whidbey Island! Thank you Chip!]

Here’s where I learned the song referenced above. Glorious acapella harmonies from Gordon Bok, Ed Trickett & Anne Muir, back in about 1975. Ah, Gordon! If the sea had a voice… I spent years trying to lure him out here from Maine to play a concert. He finally came, and has kept coming back occasionally ever since, though he’s been less interested in playing concerts in recent years.


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