Friday | 27

Day Trip to Snoqualmie Casino: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 27. Meet at the Community Center at Mercer View lobby: 8236 S.E. 24th St. Parks and Recreation provides round-trip transportation. For adults only. $12. Register: call (206) 275-7609.

Master Gardener Plant/Information Clinic: 1-5 p.m., Aug. 27, Rite Aid, 3023 78th Ave. S.E. Bring your gardening questions to the clinic or the MI Farmers Market clinic, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays.

Saturday | 28

Mountains to Sound Greenway Volunteer Park Stewardship Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 28, Luther Burbank Park. Invasive plant removal and maintenance event. Meet in the parking lot. Register at

Free Outdoor Movie: “Planet 51” (PG), 8:30 p.m., Aug. 28, Mercerdale Park. Shown on a giant inflatable screen. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, flashlights. Concession treats for sale. Movies are cancelled during inclement weather; information is available at (206) 275-7609.

Monday | 30

“Special Talk With Joel Connelly”: 12:30 p.m., Aug. 30, Stroum JCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Topic: The November 2010 election: Will voters revolt? Joel Connelly, columnist, will discuss Washington state races and national trends. (206) 388-0832.

Wednesday | 1

Probus Club of Mercer Island: 10:30 a.m., Sept. 1, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Chuck Wischman, M.D. Topic: Getting the most out of your first 100 years. The public is welcome. Bob Simonds: (206) 236-2190.

Saturday | 4

First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 4, North Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. The city offers separate health care provider classes. Cost: $30 (check or cash) at event. Call (206) 275-7607 to reserve a space.


Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 7, North Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. The city offers separate health care provider classes. Cost: $15 (check or cash) at event. Call 206-275-7607 to reserve a space.

Banner Bank Client Appreciation Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 8, Banner Bank, 2918 78th Ave. S.E. The hot dog wagon serves free hot dogs, chips, soda.

Widow and Widowers Grief & Loss Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Sept. 9, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. For senior adult men and women who have lost a spouse or partner in death. Sponsor: MI Youth & Family Services. Free. Reserve a spot: (206) 275-7752.

Mercer Island High School Class of 1960 Reunion: Sept. 9-12. For reservations and event information, contact: Linnet (Dunden) Botkin,, or Ga Neille (Crocker) Hostvedt,

Cub Scouts Information meeting: 7 p.m., Sept. 13, Island Park Elementary, Multi-Purpose Room. Contact: Dana Melick, 275-9777,

Events | Ongoing

“Thoroughly Modern Millie”: Aug. 27-Sept. 5, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Friday, Saturday: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday matinee: 2 p.m. For ages 9 and up. For tickets, call (206) 232-4145 ext. 109 or go to

Men’s & Co-ed Softball Leagues: 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays in August. Location: Homestead Park. Intermediate and advanced. Games are played once a week. Ryan Daly: (206) 275-7863. $677/team.

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 29, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street. Live music: Joe Ross. Kids’ activity table: lady bug sanctuary. Features MI Sister City Association Community Service table. Every Sunday, through Oct. 17.

Groups | Ongoing

Senior Lunch at Covenant Shores: Tuesday and Thursday, 12 p.m. Park at CCMV and ride the shuttle to Covenant Shores. Transportation is also available round-trip from home. Cost: $5. Reserve a lunch spot: call 275-7895, press 2 and leave a message.

Grocery Shopping Transportation for Seniors: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Parks & Recreation offers transportation to a North-end grocery store and one errand. $2. Call 275-7895, press 1, leave a message by 4 p.m. the day before shopping.

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