Community calendar | St. Monica rummage sale on June 30

St. Monica Church is holding its first annual “Respect Life” rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, in the St. Monica Church gym. The church is located at 4301 88th Ave. S.E. Donations are welcome on Friday, June 29, from noon to 7 p.m. at St. Monica.

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

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.

Sunday | 24

Chef Kurt Dammeier at Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 24, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 32nd Street. Follow Chef Kurt Dammeier, the man behind Pasta & Co., Beechers Handmade Cheese and Bennett’s Pure Food Bistro, at his cooking demonstration using products from the market. Islanders and friends are invited to shop fresh from local vendors. Flowers, produce and delicious food. Visit the Children’s Table and Master Gardeners. Enjoy local musicians while you shop. Free parking.

Saturday | 30

Respect Life Rummage Sale: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 30, St. Monica Catholic Church in the 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.

First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 30, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. Cost: $35 (check or cash at event). Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space.  Parking is available behind the fire station.


calling all dachshunds: Join Betty and Wilma and friends and march with the Island Wieners in the Summer Celebration Grand Parade on July 14. Wear a red T-shirt, bring a leash and meet behind Tullys at 9:30 a.m. before the parade on Saturday morning. The Wieners parade number will be printed next week. Call Marianne Bond at 236-2469 for more information.

MIVAL Gallery Show Opening and Artist Reception: 5-8 p.m., July 6, Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Free. Current show through July 8: “Insight and Memory - Personal Perspectives of Mercer Island by MIVAL Artists.” A percentage of all sales is contributed to annual high school visual arts scholarships. Art includes watercolors, acrylics, jewelry, glass, encaustics, metal, fiber arts, multi-mediums, photography, unique personal and home items.

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.



Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 7 p.m., July 11; 1 p.m., July 15. Library staff is available to get you started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone and questions.

Computer Class: Email Level 2, 9:30 a.m., July 14.


The Starlight Circus Show: 2 p.m., June 21. Presented by Alex Zerbe, Professional “Zaniac.” Family program, all ages welcome.

Scared Silly Storytelling: 2 p.m., June 28. Presented by Chris Fascione. Ages 4 and older.

Ventriloquest Show: 1:30 p.m., June 29, Mercerdale Park Pergola, 77th and S.E. 32nd. Presented by Andy Locke. Ages 4 and older.

Reading Buddies: 2-4 p.m., July 2, 9 and 16. Children ages 5 to 8 are invited to stop by for a 20-minute reading session with a local teen. Drop in.

Star Search: Portable Planetarium Show, 1 p.m., July 5. Presented by Pacific Science Center-Science On Wheels. Ages 8 and older.

Up In the Sky: Portable Planetarium Show: 2 p.m., July 5. Presented by Pacific Science Center-Science On Wheels. Ages 4 to 8. Register online or by calling the Mercer Island Library.

Raccoon Tunes and Possum Tales Music Show: 10:30 a.m., July 10. Presented by Eric Ode. Ages 3 and older.

Summer Time Stories for Wonderful Ones: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, July 11-25, Aug. 1. Ages 12 to 23 months with adult.

Summer Stories for Terrific Twos and Threes: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, July 11-25, Aug. 1. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Create Nocturnal Clay Creatures: 1 and 2:30 p.m., July 12. Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys. Ages 5 and older. Register online or by calling the library.


SAT and ACT Practice Tests: 10 a.m., July 7.

SAT and ACT Test Results Workshop: 4:45 p.m., July 18. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep. This practice test will help you decide which test is right for you. You will receive feedback that compares your performance on each of the sections of the two exams. Please register.



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