Calendar | Mercer Island community

Friday | 29

Halloween Party: 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 29, Mercer Island Care & Rehabilitation, 7445 S.E. 24th. Features games, food and safe trick or treat for children under age 12. Contact: Judy Vu, (206) 402-1680.

Revival Night: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29, New Hope International Church, 9170 SE 64th St. A night of prayer and seeking God.

Saturday | 30

MTS Island Crest Park Trail Work: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 30 and Nov. 13, Island Crest Park. Restoration work with Mountains to Sound Greenway.

5th Annual Moonlight Madness: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 30, North end QFC. Free hot dogs served. Face painting, cup cake walk, fish beanbag toss, shrimp cocktails, bobbing for melons, drawings for cheese, wine and food baskets, cookie decorating, bowling with frozen game hens, pie-eating contest, pumpkin judging contest. Wear a costume.

Magic Show at Sunrise of Mercer Island: 3-4 p.m., Oct. 30, 2959 76th Ave. S.E. Magic Show performed by Emerald City Wizards Club for National Magic Week.

‘Curfew’ Mercer Island Haunted Forest: a Youth Theatre Northwest 40-minute guided performance along frightening park trails for ages 12 and older, every 10 minutes, 6-9:20 p.m., Oct. 30; daylight performance suitable for ages 5 and older, every 10 minutes, 2-3:20 p.m., Oct. 31; Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way. $13-$15.

Literary Program: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30, Aljoya Conference Center/Theater, 2430 S.E. 76th. “Dawn on the Island,” a documentary about the early days of Mercer Island, will be shown in recognition of Mercer Island’s 50-year anniversary. It was compiled by the Mercer Island Historical Society and funded by the Community Fund. Free admission and parking. The public is welcome.

Sunday | 31

The Lakes Halloween Food Drive: The Lakes neighborhood is hosting a food drive for those who trick or treat in the neighborhood, Oct. 31. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Mercer Island Food Pantry. Donation bins are located at all entrances to the Lakes. Contact: Polly Addison, 232-4533.

Monday | 1

Flu Shot Clinic: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 1, Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. For ages 65 and up, chronic illness or health care providers. Appointment required: call (206) 275-7609 to schedule.

Wednesday | 3

Probus Club of Mercer Island meeting: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 3, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Topic: “CSI: King County — How prosecutors use forensic science tools to find the truth and convict the guilty.” Speaker: King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg. The public is welcome. Bob Simonds: (206) 236-2190.

The New Job Search in the New Economy Workshop: 7 p.m., Nov. 3, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. The workshop covers the key differences in today’s labor market, as jobs have changed dramatically over the past decade. The public is invited. Registration not required. (206) 236-3537.

Lecture and Discussion with Consul General Akiva Tor: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Nov. 3, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Topic: “Silicon Wadi, Energy Independence and the Future of Israeli Innovation.” The JCC will host The Honorable Akiva Tor, the Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest. Tor has served as World Jewish Affairs Adviser to the president of Israel. A light breakfast will be served. Cost: $10 (SJCC members), $15 (nonmembers).

Friday | 5

Classics on Film Series: 7:30 p.m., “The Lady From Shanghai,” Nov. 5, Aljoya Theater, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Free.

Saturday | 6

First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 6, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $30 by check or cash at event. This is not a Health Care Provider Class. Call (206) 275-7607 to reserve a space.

A Time to Grieve: 10-11:30 a.m., Nov. 6, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. A monthly drop-in group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past year. Presented by Providence Hospice of Seattle. Registration not required. (206) 749-7704.

Earthcorps Urban Forest Restoration Volunteer Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 6, Island Crest Park. Remove invasive plants, plant native trees, continue site stewardship. Sign up in advance at

"Holiday Helpers": 2-4 p.m., Nov. 6, Mercer Isle Cabana, 2500 81st Ave. S.E. (formerly the Tamarack Apartments). Attend the Senior Foundation of Mercer Island's live auction of items useful during the holidays including foods, decorations, gifts and collectibles; proceeds to benefit Island seniors. Parking is limited; find spaces at the park and ride west of the condo complex. Contact: Leslie Scott, 232-4597.

Sunday | 7

Global Day of Jewish Learning: 12-2:30 p.m., Nov. 7, Mercer Island Stroum JCC. Features programs for children and families up through 8th grade. Register at the door for the chance to win a door prize. Kosher pizza will be on sale from Island Crust Pizza.

Louisianathon 2010: 12:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Nov. 7, Mercer Island VFW Post 5760, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Cajun/zydeco all-day dance. Cost: $20 for the day, at the door. Features various bands, including The Midnite Ramblers. Dance lesson with Mary Lee Lykes: 1:15 p.m. Contact: Ted Granger, (206) 522-2919,

Monday | 8

Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Nov. 8, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $15 by check or cash at event. This is not a Health Care Provider Class. Call (206) 275-7607 to reserve a space.


Widow and Widowers Grief & Loss Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 11, 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. Sponsor: Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. Free. Call Betsy Zuber, (206) 275-7752, to reserve a spot.

Emergency Preparedness Class: "Disaster Mental Health Training for Volunteers," 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Nov. 13, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Eighth class in the Emergency Volunteer Series. The series is nine classes total with a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team Base. RSVP: Officer Jennifer Franklin, (206) 275-7905.

Diwali (Festival of Lights) Celebration 2010: 5-10 p.m., Nov. 13, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Purchase tickets by Nov. 8. The MI Indian community will be collecting nonperishable, canned food for MI Youth and Family Services. Aninda: (206) 236-9917,

Mercer Island Historical Society meeting: 1 p.m., Nov. 15, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Topic: Geology, evolution. Speaker: David Dail, M.D.

Events | Ongoing

Ten Thousand Villages Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 11-13, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Thursday through Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., International Gift Sale. Shop for fairly traded, handmade items from over 30 different countries. All proceeds go to Ten Thousand Villages to benefit the artisans.

Groups | Ongoing

Halloween Candy Buy-Back Initiative: Nov. 1-5, David J. Weed Orthodontics, 2955 80th Ave. S.E. Bring leftover Halloween candy and trade in for gift certificates. The candy will be donated to the USO. Contact: Kari, (206) 232-8526,

Clothing and Blanket Drive: now through Nov. 7, New Hope International Church, 9170 SE 64th St. Please bring blankets, new socks, hats, scarves and gloves for those in need.

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.



The New Job Search in the New Economy: 7 p.m., Nov. 3. In this workshop, learn how to shift your approach to match the new job environment and smooth your path to finding employment. The workshop covers the key differences in today’s labor market. Registration not required — everyone is welcome.

Computer Class: 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.


Mandarin Chinese Story Times: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 5, KidsQuest Museum, 4091 Factoria Square Mall, Bellevue, 98006.


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