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Community calendar | Shabbat dinner
A communitywide Shabbat and Sukkot dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 14, at Stroum Jewish Community Center. To learn more, call (206) 388-0830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Friday | 14
Communitywide Shabbat and Sukkot Dinner: 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 14, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. For families with children ages 13 and younger. Adults: $10. Children under 13: $5. Under 2: free. Contact: Matthew Korch, (206) 388-0830, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classics on Film: “Inside Job” (Charles Ferguson, 2010), 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Winner of the 2011 Oscar for Best Feature Length Documentary as an investigation into the reasons for the collapse of global financial markets in 2008. www.mercergov.org.
Saturday | 15
Volunteer Basic Fire Suppression Training: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 15, Station 91, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Seventh disaster preparedness class in Emergency Volunteer Series. Focus: basic fire fighting techniques for volunteers. RSVP: Officer Jennifer Franklin, (206) 275-7905.
First Aid and Adult CPR w/AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 15, Station 91, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Please note that if less than three students sign up, the event may be cancelled and you will be notified via telephone. This is not a health care provider class. Cost: $30 (check or cash). Call (206) 275-7607 to reserve a space.
Saturday Matinee: “The Philadelphia Story” (George Cukor, 1940), 1 p.m., Oct. 15, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Part of the “Mercer Island Public Library Film Series on Newspapers and Other Media,” with Lance Rhoades, matinee series program director.
Sunday | 16
National Plug-In Day: 12-3 p.m., Oct. 16, Luther Burbank Park, north parking lot. The event promotes the benefits of "going electric" and features multiple electric vehicles, with some giving rides. The public is welcome.
Monday | 17
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.” www.dorijonesyang.com.
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. Cost: $15 (check or cash). Call to reserve a space. Contact: Jolene Judd, (206) 275-7607.
Tuesday | 18
Annual Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Business Breakfast: Oct. 18, PEAK facility, 4120 86th Ave. S.E. Guest speaker: Jack Zduriencik, Mariners General Manager. The breakfast fundraiser helps support more than 2,000 club members. All proceeds go directly to impacting children's lives. Contact: Tammy Shoop, development manager, (206) 436-8312, email@example.com.
Wednesday | 19
Frightful Art: 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 19, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. For ages 12 and older. Susan Olds presents an array of “frightful art” from as far back as the 14th century. Contact: Vicki Heck, (206) 236-3537. www.kcls.org/mercerisland.
Thursday | 20
MIVAL Gallery Art Show and Reception: 5:30-8 p.m., Oct. 20, MIVAL Art Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Featured artists through Nov. 13: June Lindsey (pottery), Pia Messina (paintings). Contact: Nannette Bassett, (206) 232-8148, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mival.org.
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. www.mirohams.org.
Friday | 21
Meet the Film Maker: 7:30-9 p.m., Oct. 21, Aljoya House 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Sponsor: MI Arts Council. Sue Gilbert of “Beyond Greenaway” will show her documentary. Q&A to follow. Admission: free, open to the public. Refreshments served. www.beyondgreenaway.com.
Saturday | 22
Fall Recycling Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 22, Mercer Island Boat Launch, 3600 East Mercer Way. Safely dispose of old equipment and household items. Drop off material before or after the city recycling event to avoid long lines. Note: drop-off location and conditions may change. A list of acceptable and unacceptable items is available at www.mercergov.org.
Sunday | 23
"Once Upon A Halloween": 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 23, Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way. Daylight trick-or-treat event by Youth Theatre Northwest. Each tour will be met by a cast of woodland characters. For ages 3 and up. Admission: $15. www.mercerislandhauntedforest.com.
Seattle World's Fair 50th Anniversary Presentation: 1 p.m., Oct. 23, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. The Seattle World’s Fair 50th anniversary book’s release is Oct. 21. Submit your Seattle World’s Fair remembrances at www.thenextfifty.org/stories.
Monday | 24
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, www.myparksandrecreation.com.
Tuesday | 25
SAT vs. ACT Workshop: 7 p.m., Oct. 25, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Are your skills better suited to the SAT or the ACT? Do colleges prefer one test over the other? Learn about both tests. Registration required. For teens. Speaker: Mary Juliano, who has worked in test prep for almost 15 years and has contributed to several test prep publications, including Cracking the New SAT. www.kcls.org/mercerisland.
French Conversation Evening: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 25. Host: Mercer Island Sister City Association. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to native speakers. Evening is informal. For location and information, contact: Monica Howell, 232-2983, or Beth Brennen, 232-7650.
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. www.sjcc.org.
Saturday | 29
Saturday Matinee: "Citizen Kane" (Orson Welles, 1941), 1 p.m., Oct. 29, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Part of the "Mercer Island Public Library Film Series on Newspapers and Other Media," with Lance Rhoades, Mercer Island Movie Matinee Series program director.
Sunday | 30
"Once Upon A Halloween": 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 30, Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way. Daylight trick-or-treat event. Each tour will be met by a cast of woodland characters. For ages 3 and up.
“How George Gershwin Became an American Composer”: SJCC Lecture Series, 2 p.m., Oct. 30, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Speaker: Larry Starr, UW Music History Professor. Admission: $10. JCC members/seniors: $5. Register online at www.sjcc.org.
Events | Ongoing
"Quarantine" - Mercer Island's Haunted Forest: 7-10 p.m., Oct. 14-31, Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way. Youth Theatre Northwest 40-minute guided performance and tour through park trails. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear suitable shoes. If it is raining, please bring a hat and not an umbrella. For ages 9 and up. Admission: $15. www.mercerislandhauntedforest.com.
Congregation Shevet Achim Jewish High Holiday Services: through Oct. 21. All services are held at Northwest Yeshiva High School, 5017 90th Ave. S.E. No tickets required. www.shevetachim.com.
Mercer Island Girls Lacrosse Middle School Fall Ball: 5-6:30 p.m., Fridays, through Oct. 28, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd Street. Grades 5-8. Cost: $100 (returning players with valid U.S. Lacrosse membership), $75 (new players plus $25 U.S. Lacrosse membership). Contact: Kara Brodman, email@example.com. www.migirlslacrosse.com.