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,, or Ga Neille (Crocker) Hostvedt,

Monday | 13

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

“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.

Tuesday | 14

Mercer Island Women’s Club general meeting/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:

Thursday | 16

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.

Saturday | 18

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

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.


Citywide Emergency Drill: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 22, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. This drill involves city staff, citizen volunteers, the school district and the CCMV with the potential of including the business district and faith community. Officer Jennifer Franklin: (206) 275-7905.

Worldwide Day of Play: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 25, Mercerdale Park. Equipment is provided to promote going outdoors and playing with your kids.

Events | Ongoing

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 12, Mercerdale Park. Features fresh produce, live music, kids’ activity table. Every Sunday, through Oct. 17.

Groups | Ongoing

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

MICC Lively Saints (50+ years) Luncheon: 12 p.m., Sept. 28, MI Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Ken Lottis, author of “Will This Rock in Rio?” Topic: Is the biblical message of Jesus Christ, his life, teaching, the Kingdom of God being properly understood in a given ethnic/cultural group? Cost: $7. (206) 232-1015.



Fran Call’s Cyclemates 40th Anniversary: 7 p.m., Sept. 9. Celebrate Cyclemates’ 40th anniversary of first cross country bike trip with Fran Call, retired Mercer Island teacher.


Online Teen Readers: Join OTRs (ott-ers): teens who are reading and talking about books on their own schedule online.

Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., Sept. 21. Voice your opinions on teen materials, services and programs; earn one volunteer credit hour.

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