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Juanita DB Andre Casino (5) knocks the ball loose from Mercer Island WR Alex Rorem (6) on a fourth and seven play in the fourth quarter during a 28-13 win by the Rebels. - Chad Coleman/Staff Photo
Juanita DB Andre Casino (5) knocks the ball loose from Mercer Island WR Alex Rorem (6) on a fourth and seven play in the fourth quarter during a 28-13 win by the Rebels.
— image credit: Chad Coleman/Staff Photo

Wednesday | 22

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.

MIHS 2010 Football Little Cheer Clinic: 4-5:30 p.m., Sept. 22-23, MIHS Gym. All elementary students are invited. Cost: $50 for both clinic days. One day: $35. Participants receive a T-shirt and can join the varsity squad at the MIHS home football game on Sept. 24. To register: contact Sandra Pangallo, 232-0319,

Thursday | 23

Town Hall Meeting and Benefit Salmon Bake: 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 23, Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation, Garden Patio, 7445 S.E. 24th St. Come let your opinions be known to elected officials: state senator Randy Gordon and state representatives Marcie Maxwell and Judy Clibborn. RSVP: Judy Vu, (206) 402-1680.

Friday | 24

New Hope International Revival Service: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, New Hope International Church, 9170 S.E. 64th St. Guest speaker: Ps. Violet Kiteley, a founder of Shiloh Church, Oakland, Calif. A revival service will also be held at 10 a.m., Sept. 26.

Saturday | 25

Cooking Class: “How to Make Baby Food,” 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 25, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. For adults. $44.

National Drug Takeback Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 25, Mercer Island City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Turn in your unwanted, unused or expired medications for safe disposal — no questions asked. Sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency in cooperation with the Mercer Island Police Department, supported by Mercer Island Youth and Family Services and Communities That Care.

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

CCMV Gallery Artists’ Reception: 4-6 p.m., Sept. 25, Mercer Room, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Meet the artists; refreshments served. New gallery show: Korean American Artist Association of Washington (KAAW), which runs through Oct. 22. Features works for sale and 2010 KAAW competition winners.

Sunday | 26

Sukkot Family Fair and Feast: 4-6:30 p.m., Sept. 26, Stroum JCC. PJ Library storytelling, arts and crafts projects, sing alongs, demonstrations, dinner representing the seven native species of Israel. Register online at

Thursday | 30

Health Care Seminar at Aljoya: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 30, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Join Aljoya’s community health director and executive director for an informative discussion about the continuum of care available at Aljoya. Learn how Aljoya residents receive health care services in the privacy of their own apartment. Free. (206) 230-0150,

Friday | 1

Magic Show: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1-2, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Mercer Island magician G.G. Green returns to YTN for an interactive stand-up show of magic and mystery for children and families. Tickets: $10. (425) 737-0690,


Probus Club of Mercer Island: 10:30 a.m., Oct. 6, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Robert Mak, reporter, host of the King5 Sunday morning series, “Up Front.” The public is welcome. Bob Simonds: (206) 236-2190.

MIVAL (Mercer Island Visual Arts League) Meeting: 6 p.m., Oct. 7, Aljoya Retirement Center, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Lisa Spreacker from Cascade Frames will give a framing and matting presentation.

First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 9, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. $30 by check or cash at event. Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. This is not a health care provider class. Jolene Judd: (206) 275-7607.

“A Lecture on Woody Allen: Love, Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life”: 4 p.m., Oct. 10, Stroum JCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Professor Foster Hirsch of Brooklyn College will discuss what is particularly “Jewish” about Allen’s humor, philosophy and worldview. SJCC members: free. General admission: $10. Seniors: $5. Refreshments served.

Widow and Widowers Grief and Loss Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 14, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. A support group for senior adult men and women who have lost a spouse or partner in death meets monthly on the second Thursday. Sponsor: Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. Free. Reserve a spot: call Betsy Zuber, (206) 275-7752.

Groups | Ongoing

New Hope Food Drive: Food donations are being accepted at New Hope International Church through Sunday, Sept. 26. Nonperishable food items for families, children and persons in need may be brought to the church and deposited into the Northwest Harvest boxes located in the main lobby. For more information, contact Lee Rich at (425) 970-3323.

Mercer Island Guild: The Mercer Island Guild is beginning work on the 2011 issue of the Mercer Island Directory, to be released in March. Contact Karen Pangborn at (206) 232-7046 to add or update a home listing, or Molly Tyler at to advertise. Deadline for ad copy: Nov. 1. Donations support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

St. Monica Parish Faith Formation Programs: Registrations are now being accepted. Programs, from preschool through high school, and adult RCIA, start in October. (206) 232-9829,

Events | Ongoing

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 26, Mercerdale Park. Un-com-PEAR-able: get fresh, local and pesticide-free fruits and produce, including sweet and tart apples. Food vendors include Molly Moon and Skillet. Music: Down the Road Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music. Kids’ Table activity: sort out compost. Every Sunday, through Oct. 17.



Computer Class: One-on-One Assistance. If you need extra help on the computer, a KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Call to make an appointment: (206) 236-3537.

Friends of the Library Silent Book Auction: Oct. 1-20. Located in the glass display case near the lobby, the auction features 100 special books. Bid winners can pick up their items Oct. 22-24 during the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit library programs.

Saturday Matinee Film: “The Gods Must Be Crazy,” 1 p.m., Oct. 9. “Raise the Red Lantern,” 1 p.m., Oct. 16. Join film historian, Lance Rhoades, for a viewing of the film, discussion and free popcorn.

Opera Preview: “Lucia di Lammermoor,” 7 p.m., Oct. 13. In this lecture, Norm Hollingshead will illustrate his commentary with musical excerpts from his own collection of recordings.

Children & Families

Mandarin Chinese Story Times: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 1, KidsQuest Museum, 4091 Factoria Square Mall, Bellevue.

Family Story Time in Newcastle: 10 a.m., Oct. 5, Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd., Newcastle. Ages 2 and older with adult.

Baby Rhyming Time: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 5-26. Ages 3-12 months with adult.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 5-26. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Story Times for Wonderful Ones: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 6-27. Ages 12-24 months with adult.

Story Times for Terrific Twos: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 6-27. Ages 2-3 with adult.

Getting Your Child Ready to Read: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15, Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd., Newcastle. Early Literacy skills are developed through early experiences with books, stories, dramatic play, talking, singing, nursery rhymes and art projects. Learn about Early Literacy along with stories, rhymes, activities and songs.


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