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A couple strolls along the shoreline at Luther Burbank Park on a misty morning as summer gives way to fall in late September. - Rebecca Mar/Staff Photo
A couple strolls along the shoreline at Luther Burbank Park on a misty morning as summer gives way to fall in late September.
— image credit: Rebecca Mar/Staff Photo

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,

Sunday | 3

“Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World”: 9:15 a.m., Oct. 3, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Room A, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with Stefanie Thomas, Seattle Police Dept. Free.

Monday | 4

Flu Shots: 1-2 p.m., Oct. 4, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Protect your health during flu and pneumonia season. Cost: $28, individual rate for the seasonal flu virus vaccination. $60, individual rate for pneumonia vaccination. Major insurances accepted: Medicare Part B, Regence, Secure Horizon, Aetna, Premera, Pacific Care, AARP. Call Roni Antebi at (206) 388-0832 for an appointment.

Wednesday | 6

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.

Thursday | 7

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) 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.

Saturday | 9

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. This is not a health care provider class. Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space.

Sunday | 10

“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.

Thursday | 14

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 and Family Services. Free. Reserve a spot: call Betsy Zuber, (206) 275-7752.


Islander Middle School PTSA Ski Swap Sale: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 23, Islander Middle School. Consignment goods check-in: 3-6 p.m., Oct. 21; 3-7:30 p.m., Oct. 22, Islander Middle School Gym. 50% off sale: 3-4 p.m. New, gently used, clothing and equipment for winter sports. Sponsor: Sturtevant’s Winter Sports. Make money on the items you consign and help the IMS PTA fund its programs. Nannette Bassett, (206) 232-8148,

Events | Ongoing

Boy Scout Troop 624 Popcorn Sale: 5-7 p.m., Oct. 1; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 2; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 3, Mercer Island QFC, North and South end. 70 percent of sales support the Boy Scouts of America. Support local scouts.

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,

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 3, Mercerdale Park. Fresh fruit and produce. Live music and kids’ table activity. Every Sunday, through Oct. 17.

Groups | Ongoing

Islander Middle School PTSA Donation Drive: now through Oct. 8. Donations of ski and snowboard gear and clothing, gently used and in saleable condition, can be dropped off at Island Park, Lakeridge and West Mercer elementary schools and Islander Middle School. Donations are tax deductible. Contact Nannette Bassett for pick-up: (206) 232-8148,

Mercer Island Guild: The Mercer Island Guild is beginning work on the 2011 issue of the Mercer Island Directory. 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.



Computer Class: One-on-One Assistance. If you need extra help on the computer, a KCLS volunteer instructor can provide 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 and 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.


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., Oct. 19. Voice your opinions on teen materials, services and programs while earning one volunteer credit hour and munching on light refreshments.

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