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Copies of the Mercer Island Reporter head to the labeler at the Sound Publishing Everett Press. The paper is printed on Tuesday mornings and delivered to readers on Wednesday. - Rebecca Mar/Staff Photo
Copies of the Mercer Island Reporter head to the labeler at the Sound Publishing Everett Press. The paper is printed on Tuesday mornings and delivered to readers on Wednesday.
— image credit: Rebecca Mar/Staff Photo

Thursday | 2

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Membership Meeting: 12 p.m., Sept. 2, Aljoya Retirement Center, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Demonstrator: Stephen Whitney, oil painter. The public is welcome.

Islander Middle School Sixth Grade Family Pizza Party: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 2, IMS Multi-Purpose Room, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. All sixth-graders and their families are invited to attend. Pizza, salad, dessert, beverage served. Meet some IMS staff and WEB leaders. Tickets: $5 per plate at PTSA Coffee, Sept. 1. Tickets also available at event.

Saturday | 4

First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 4, Mercer Island Fire Station 91, 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.

Tuesday | 7

Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 7, Mercer Island Fire Station 91, 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.

Wednesday | 8

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.

Thursday | 9

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, jandlbotkin@live.com, or Ga Neille (Crocker) Hostvedt, ginnie55@aol.com.

Upcoming

Cub Scouts Information meeting: 7 p.m., Sept. 13, Island Park Elementary, Multi-Purpose Room, 5437 Island Crest Way. Contact: Dana Melick, 275-9777, danamelick@yahoo.com.

“What 1,500 Czarist Laws Can Tell Us About Jewish Genealogy”: 7 p.m., Sept. 13, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. Speaker: Michael Steinore. JGSWS library is available. Presentation starts at 7:30 p.m.

Third Thursday Art Walk: “Alive After 5,” 5:30-8 p.m., Sept. 16, downtown Mercer Island. Family event promoting local artists and walkability in the town center. Meet local business owners, enjoy tastings, entertainment and culture. Watch for the orange balloons. 3rd Thursday Raffle Prize: visit eight locations, get a stamp on your map and return the map to the MIVAL Gallery to enter.

Mercer Island Radio Operators meeting: 7 p.m., Sept. 16, Mercer Island Fire Station 91, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness. MIRO Chairman Dave Cook: (206) 230-0397. www.mirohams.org.

MTS Greenway Luther Burbank Volunteer Event: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sept. 18, Luther Burbank Park, north wetlands. Meet at the parking lot. Register at www.mtsgreenway.org.

Island Books Reading: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 18, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Author Michael Sherer. Book: “Death on a Budget,” Emerson Ward mystery series. 232-6920.

Events | Ongoing

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 5, Mercerdale Park. Farm Day: Islanders bring resident bees, chickens, goats, bunnies. Features live music, kids’ activity table. Every Sunday, through Oct. 17. www.mifarmersmarket.org.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie”: through 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 www.youththeatre.org.

Library

Adults

One-on-One Computer Assistance: A KCLS volunteer instructor is giving one-on-one assistance. Please call for dates and to make an appointment: (206) 236-3537.

Self-Defense for Women: 3 p.m., Sept. 4, Mercer Island United Studios of Self Defense, 7858 S.E. 28th St., Suite A105. Learn skills to overcome/prevent potentially dangerous situations; practice self-defense techniques. Registration required: (206) 236-3537.

Fran Call’s Cyclemates 40th Anniversary: 7 p.m., Sept. 9. Join Fran Call, retired Mercer Island teacher, and celebrate the 40th anniversary of her first cross country bicycle trips with her Mercer Island students, called Cyclemates.

Children

Chinese Story Time: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 3, KidsQuest Museum, Factoria Mall. Children of all ages and language abilities are welcome to attend with caregiver.

Groups | Ongoing

Mercer Island Women’s Club general meeting and luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Sept. 14, Seattle Yacht Club. Speaker: Fran Bigelow, of Fran’s Chocolates, world-class chocolatier with three Seattle shops. Lunch: $25. Reservations due: Sept. 8. Contact Vanessa Quiroz: vanessamquiroz@comcast.net. www.mercerislandwomensclub.com.

MIVAL Gallery: New Exhibit and Gallery Opening, 12-6 p.m., Sept. 16. “Power of Color” Artwork for Sale. Gallery Hours: 12-6 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sunday: 12-4 p.m. www.mival.us.

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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