Community calendar | Mercer Island Farmers Market bag giveaway

This Sunday, June 17, during the Mercer Island Farmers Market, visitors can earn a free Mercer Island Farmers Market reusable shopping bag. Shoppers just need to purchase items from three vendors to receive the bag. The farmers market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mercerdale Park, 77th Ave. S.E. and S.E. 32nd St. This Sunday’s music will feature Swamp Soul and the Cajun/Sydeco style.

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.

Thursday | 14

"Insight and Memory" Art Exhibit Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., June 14, Aljoya Mercer Island second floor gallery, 2430 76th Ave. Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) and Aljoya Mercer Island co-present "Insight and Memory," an art exhibit featuring MIVAL artists and their portrayals of life on Mercer Island. It features 16 Mercer Island artists and includes more than 25 pieces with a variety of mediums. More information is available at

Friday | 15

Mercer Island Guild Charity Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 15-16, 2903 74th Ave. S.E. Proceeds go to fund research at Seattle Children's Hospital. Sale of a large variety of member-donated goods, including exercise, sports, garden items; rustic willow love seat, chairs, queen size headboard; furniture, clothing, shoes and much more.

Saturday | 16

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.

9th Annual Dance Extravaganza: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., June 16, Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center, 9100 S.E. 42nd Street. Presented by Definitive Dance Studio. Tickets may be purchased at Definitive Dance Studio (8451 SE 68th Street, Suite 210) or at the door - $15 for adults and $12 for children.  For more information, call (206) 275-3993 or go to

Sunday | 17

"The First Basket": Encore showing from Seattle Jewish Film Festival, 3-5 p.m., June 17, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Dir. David Vyorst, 2007, 86 min., English. A special family screening for Father’s Day, co-sponsored by the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. Who knew basketball was the ultimate Jewish sport? The first NBA points were scored by Ossie Schectman on Nov. 1, 1946, as the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Huskies. This film pays homage to the role sports played in the immigrant experience and the fabric of America. Suitable for all ages. For more information contact Kim Lawson: (206) 388-0823,

Thursday | 21

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.

Saturday | 23

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.


Rummage Sale for Respect Life: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 30, St. Monica Catholic Church (Gym), 4301 88th Ave. S.E. First annual Respect Life Rummage Sale. Donations welcome on June 29 from 12-7 p.m. at St. Monica. Please no electronics or big, bulky items. Acceptable items include clothing, jewelry, household or gardening items, shoes, books, etc. Contact Sarah Mathew at (206) 399-1003 for more information.

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

MIHS Class of 1972 40th Reunion: Aug. 10-11, VFW Hall and Roanoke (MIHS Annex). On Facebook: MIHS Class of 72. RSVP to 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:

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


Kids - Summer Reading Program upcoming events:

Dancing Pajamas Concert: 10:30 a.m., June 19. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Ages 3 and older.The Starlight Circus Show: 2 p.m., June 21. Presented by Alex Zerbe, Professional "Zaniac." Family program, all ages welcome.


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,


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