Community calendar | Intergenerational lunch, fashion show May 14

The Mercer Island Seniors Foundation will host a lunch and fashion show for all ages on May 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Mercer Island Congregational Church. The Rock of All Ages event will benefit Mercer Island seniors. The Congregational Church is located at 4545 Island Crest Way.

Wednesday | 11

Mercer Island Arts Council meeting: 6:30 p.m., May 11, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. This is a change from their regular meeting location at the Community Center at Mercer View.

Thursday | 12

League of Women Voters Mercer Island unit meeting: 9:15 a.m., May. 12, MI Presbyterian Church, Fireside Rm., 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Topic: transportation choices. A discussion of options, and possibilities for funding transportation choices. Coffee, snack provided. Public is welcome. Lucy Copass: (206) 232-7687.

Grief & Loss Support Group for Senior Adults: 1-2:30 p.m., May 12, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For any senior adult who has experienced the loss of a spouse, partner, friend or family member. This group is strictly confidential. Facilitator: Betsy Zuber, Youth & Family Services geriatric specialist. Registration required. Free. (206) 275-7752,

Island Children’s Choir Auditions: 5-7 p.m., May 12, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Girls in grades 3-5 may audition for a year of music education, performance skills and opportunities. Appointments, preparation not required. Contact: Marsha Woerner, (206) 232-8007,

Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m., May 12, MI Presbyterian Church, Courtyard Rm., 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Registration: 5-5:30 p.m. Reception to honor outstanding high school students and present the annual scholarship award. Keynote speaker: Karen Russell, civil rights attorney and reporter.

Saturday | 14

Volunteer Emergency Communications Class: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 14, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Third disaster preparedness class in the city’s Emergency Volunteer Series. The series is 10 classes in total with a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team Base. RSVP to Officer Franklin: (206) 275-7905.

First Aid and Adult CPR With AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 14, Main Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. If you are a healthcare provider, the city offers private classes at your location. $30 (check or cash). Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space.

Youth Theatre Northwest Open House: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., May 14, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. For ages 5-11. Free classes, face painting, a raffle and more.

Rock of All Ages Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show: 12-2 p.m., May 14, Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way. Presenters: Chair Judy Weller and Kabionline. Proceeds will be used to provide emergency preparedness kits for Island seniors. Advance reservation tickets: $15. Tickets at door: $18. Reserved tables for 8: $100. Contact: Judy Weller, (206) 236-4757,

Sunday | 15

Mercer Island Farmers Market Benefit Evening: May 15, Lilly’s Restaurant at Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Social & Silent Auction: 5:30 p.m. Second annual Celebration Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Tickets:

Monday | 16

Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m., Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Bob Wiley, longtime Island resident, will discuss and give a review of his book, “Revisiting the Great War: Through Letters, Travel and History.”

Wednesday | 18

Free Social Security Seminar: 4 p.m., May 18, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Kirk Larson, public affairs specialist, Seattle office of the Social Security Admin. For those nearing their Social Security election timeframe. Sponsor: MassMutual Financial Group. Free. Open to the public. RSVP to (206) 346-3271 or

Thursday | 19

Third Thursday Art Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., May 19, South end shopping center. Student art and music will be featured at the South end shopping center. Free family event. A prize drawing follows. Music performance by students in outdoor covered areas from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Mercer Island Radio Operators meeting: 7 p.m., May 19, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness.

Friday | 20

Island Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., May 20-21, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 4001 Island Crest Way. First annual book sale presented by Mercer Island Thrift Shop and the Island LDS. Contact: Logan Ens, 275-7753.

"Listen To, Trust & Follow Without Fear": 7:30 p.m., May 20, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. International speaker: Lorenzo Rodriguez, a Christian Science healing practitioner and Christian Science Board of Lectureship member. Explore how practical, effective prayer can transform lives through spiritual means.

Saturday | 21

Seattle Co-Arts 61st Annual Juried Show: May 21, Mercer View Gallery, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The public is invited to the Artists Reception from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony: 3:30 p.m. Gertrude Hollis, a member of Seattle Co-Arts for 39 years, will be honored at the reception. Contact: Judith Heim, (206) 542-3231.


Free Electronics Recycling Event: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 4, Mercer Island United Church of Christ, 4545 Island Crest Way. All recycling services are free. Proceeds from recycled raw materials fund operations and benefit local charities, homeless shelters and food banks.

Jewish Touch Series: "A Legacy for the Future," 5:30 p.m., June 5, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Gerard Schwarz lectures on life after the Seattle Symphony and shares some of his own compositions. Members, seniors: $5. General admission: $10.

Carved In Stone: Tips For Cemetery Research: 7:30 p.m., June 13, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Doors open at 7 p.m. Speaker: Deb Freedman. Presented by Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. JGSWS members: free. Nonmembers: $5.

Events | Ongoing

The Olde Wine Store Music and Wine Tasting: Wines from the jazzed Des Voigne Cellars and Woodinville winery: 5-8 p.m., May 13, $5. Bordeaux wines tasting, with Bordeaux wine specialist: 1-6 p.m., May 14, $5. 7858 S.E. 28th St., Suite 110.

“Islander Hoop Camp”: June 20-23, June 27-30, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. For boys entering grades 1-12. Cost: $140/session. Completed/signed applications for scholarships due by May 15.



Stories from Junk Puppet Land: 7 p.m., May 23. Presented by Zambini Brothers. All young children are welcome with an adult. Travel to Junk Puppet Land, where multicultural stories are told by whimsical characters constructed of household stuff most people throw away.


Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., May 17. Voice your opinions on teen materials, services and programs while earning one volunteer credit hour. Light refreshments served.

Teen Zone: 1:45 p.m., Mondays. Ages 12 and older. Hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat.

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