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Community calendar | Jazz jam at south Starbucks is Sunday

Mercer Island High School and Islander Middle School jazz ensembles and alumni will perform jazz standards during the Summer Jazz Jam from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the South end Starbucks, 8415 S.E. 68th Street, #100. Anyone from the community is welcome to bring their instrument or voice and join. Sheet music, microphones and amplification will be provided.

Wednesday | 6

Probus Club of Mercer Island Annual Spring Luncheon: 12 p.m., June 6, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E.

MIHS Baccalaureate: 7 p.m., June 6, Herzl-Ner Tamid Congregation, 3700 E. Mercer Way. This is a celebration of the many different faiths represented in the Mercer Island High School Class of 2012. Former MIHS principal John Harrison will be the featured speaker.

Thursday | 7

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon: 12 p.m., June 7, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. John Curley, former host of KING 5 Evening Magazine, will be the featured speaker. An informal networking session will precede the luncheon at 11:30 a.m. RSVP at (206) 232-3404 or info@mercerislandchamberofcommerce.org.

Friday | 8

Master Gardener Free Clinic: 1-5 p.m., June 8, Rite Aid, 3023 78th Ave. S.E. Your gardening questions are welcome. Plant disease diagnosis is also available. www.mgfkc.org.

Sunday | 10

Mercer Island Farmers Market Opening: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 10, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 32nd Street. Come shop the best of our local farms, ranches, orchards, fishing fleet and food artisans. This week: ‘A Chef Demo,’ by Brock Johnson of Dahlia Lounge; ‘Floral Arrangements,’ by Diane Larson of Mercer Island Florist.

“Enchanted Tales”: ongoing through June 10, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Based on fairy tales adapted by Gillian Jorgensen. Performance times: 7 p.m., Fridays; 2 p.m., Saturday/Sunday matinees. www.youththeatre.org.

Monday | 11

Genealogy Gadgets for the 21st Century Lecture: 7:30 p.m., June 11, Stroum Jewish Community Center Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. Doors open: 7 p.m. Free (members); $5 (nonmembers). Come for a general survey of new types of devices that can be used for genealogical research; discuss scanners, flash drive software, digital cameras, storage solutions, family history mobile phone apps, GPS, QR codes. Presented by Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State.

Wednesday | 13

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., June 13, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. Parking is available behind the fire station. $20 (check or cash). Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space.

Upcoming

Disaster First Aid Training: 9 a.m.-12 noon, June 16, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Fourth disaster preparedness class in the Emergency Volunteer Series of 10 classes, with a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team Base. Classes are held monthly, free. RSVP to Officer Franklin if you wish to attend: (206) 275-7905.

Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., June 21, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness. www.mirohams.org.

MIRO (Mercer Island Radio Operators) Field Day: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., June 23, Rotary Park, 4320 88th Ave. S.E. The Mercer Island Ham Radio Operators are hosting a Ham Radio Field Day. Everyone is welcome to see how Ham radio operators work and assist in a disaster. Contact: Officer Jennifer Franklin, (206) 275-7905.

MIHS Class of 1962 50th Reunion: July 28, Broadmoor Golf & Country Club. Spouses invited. RSVP to Charlie Burdell: (206) 442-1684 or burdell@jdrllc.com.

MIHS Class of 1972 40th Reunion: Aug. 10-11, VFW Hall and Roanoke (MIHS Annex). On Facebook: MIHS Class of 72. RSVP to MIHSclassof72@gmail.com. Contact: Pat Di Julio, (206) 730-6986.

Events | Ongoing

Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment: 10:15-11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, ongoing through June 19, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Visual arts education: each art class offers a unique educational experience. For children ages 3-6. Contact to register for classes: www.abrakadoodle.com.

Senior Golf Program: Mondays, ongoing through Oct. 29, with Mercer Island Parks & Recreation. 9 and 18 hole options. Register: (206) 275-7609, www.miparksandrecreation.com.

Library

Teens

Online Teen Readers: Wonder what other teens in the area are reading? Online Teen Readers are teens reading and talking about books on their own schedule online. Facebook: KCLS Online Teen Readers, blogs.kcls.org/onlineteenreaders.

The Mercer Island Reporter welcomes calendar items for nonprofit groups and community events. Please email your Island event notices to Brita Moore at bmoore@mi-reporter.com. Items should be submitted by noon on the Thursday the week before publication is desired. Items are included on a space-available basis.

 


 

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