Community calendar | Friday night lights has Hawaiian flavor at the ‘Jungle’

Friday’s home football game will feature a Hawaiian theme. The game, which begins at 7 p.m., Sept. 30, against Bellevue, will include Dave’s BBQ starting at 6 p.m. The first 200 fans will get Hawaiian leis, and two Sahara Super Fans will earn free pizza coupons from Sahara Pizza.

Saturday | 1

Mercer Island Firefighters Union Local 1762 Pancake Breakfast: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 1, Station 91, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Everyone is welcome for a morning of coffee, juice and pancakes. Suggested donation: $5. “Mercer Island Firefighters Supporter” T-shirts available for $20 in pink and white. All proceeds from the event and T-shirt sales will go to Susan G. Komen.

Brain Rules for Baby Workshop: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 1, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Meet New York Times bestselling author John Medina. Workshop addresses the best way to raise a smart, happy baby through age 5. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $50. Space is limited. To register, visit:

Mountains to Sound Greenway Volunteer Event: Invasive Plant Removal at Luther Burbank Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 1, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Half-day shifts available. Remove various invasive species such as blackberry, ivy, holly and more to ensure the survival of the native vegetation.

Mandarin-Speaking Mommy & Me Group Planning Meeting: 11 a.m., Oct. 1, Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Practice speaking Mandarin and English in a group setting. For children ages 4-8. Contact: Susan Price, (206) 230-8658 (leave message).

“Becoming a Love and Logic Parent” Class: 1-4 p.m., Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, New Hope International Church, 9170 S.E. 64th St. This parenting program is designed to give parents practical skills. Speaker: Liann Smith, certified parent coach, educator, Impact Parenting founder and president. Focus: parenting children through age 12. Free, open to the public. Snacks provided. Pre-register in the lobby or by email:

Sunday | 2

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 2, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street. Parking available at the Farmers New World Life Insurance Company, Wells Fargo Bank and Maloof Building. Trees available for purchase for the Mercer Island Neighborhood Tree Planting. Trees can also be purchased at the City Maintenance Shop by arrangement.

Wednesday | 5

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Oct. 5, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Bellevue businessman Kemper Freeman Jr., longtime shaper of the Eastside business landscape. The public is welcome. Contact: Bob Simonds, (206) 236-2190.

Thursday | 6

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce October Membership Luncheon: 12-1:15 p.m., Oct. 6, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Ron Sher, the developer and creator of vibrant local retail community centers including Crossroads Shopping Center, Third Place Books and Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park Towne Centre. Cost: $15 (members), $18 (nonmembers). RSVP by Oct. 4:, (206) 232-3404.

Friday | 7

Classics on Film: “The One Percent (a.k.a. Born Rich)” (Jamie Johnson, 2006), 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Aljoya Retirement Community, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Part of the “Economies of Scale” documentary film series. Features commentary and Q&A with Lance Rhoades, film historian and Mercer Island Arts Council Classics on Film Program director.

Saturday | 8

EarthCorps Volunteer Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 8, Ellis Pond, 4600 90th Ave. S.E. Join EarthCorps and the City of Mercer Island in helping to restore Ellis Pond. Remove invasive plants, perform general site maintenance activities. Sign up at

fourth Biennial Mercer Island Senior Resource Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 8, Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. Features free lunch, makeover, demonstrations, presentations, and free or low cost flu shots and massage. Hosted by the Senior Foundation of Mercer Island. (206) 232-4597.

Saturday Movie Matinee: 1 p.m., Oct. 8, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. “His Girl Friday” (1940), famous remake of “The Front Page,” starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Part of the “Extra! Extra! Movies in the Glory Days of Newspapers” film series with Lance Rhoades.

Thursday | 13

Grief & Loss Support Group for Senior Adults: 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 13, Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Presented by Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Department. Registration required. Free. Contact: Betsy Zuber, (206) 275-7752,


Volunteer Basic Fire Suppression Training: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 15, Main Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Seventh disaster preparedness class in Emergency Volunteer Series. This training focuses on basic fire fighting techniques for volunteers and is conducted by the Mercer Island Fire Department. RSVP: Officer Jennifer Franklin, (206) 275-7905.

First Aid, Adult CPR & AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 15, Main Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. $30 (check or cash). Call to reserve a space. Contact: Jolene Judd, (206) 275-7607.

Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m., Oct. 17, Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Dori Jones Yang, author of “Daughter of Xanadu.”

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 17, Main Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. $15 (check or cash). Call to reserve a space. Contact: Jolene Judd, (206) 275-7607.

MIVAL Gallery 3rd Thursday Art Show: 5-8 p.m., Oct. 20, MIVAL Art Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. 3rd Thursday Art Gallery Opening and Artist Receptions of new exhibits. Contact: Nannette Bassett, (206) 232-8148,

Mercer Island Radio Operators meeting: 7 p.m., Oct. 20, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness.

Fall Recycling Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 22, Mercer Island Boat Launch, 3600 East Mercer Way. Safely dispose of the old equipment and household items. Plan to drop material before or after the city recycling event to avoid long lines. Please note: the drop-off location and conditions may change. A list of acceptable and unacceptable items is available at

Seniors Getting There Safely - Defensive Driving: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 24, Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Fee: $18 (resident), $21 (nonresident). (206) 275-7609,

Engaging Israel Project: A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture & Study Series, 7:15-9:15 p.m., Tuesdays Oct. 25-Jan. 10, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Led by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, of Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation. Cost: $150 per person or $275 per couple; includes materials. Registration deadline: Oct. 3.


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