Community calendar | Nutritionist at farmers market on Sunday, July 1

This Sunday, July 1, the featured speaker at the Mercer Island Farmers Market will be Dr. Susan Kleiner, a nutritionist. She will be at the market at 11 a.m. and will talk about the importance of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet.

Friday | 29

The Strivers Meetings with Metro on Learning to Ride the Bus: 1:30 p.m., June 29, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. The meetings are for seniors or persons with a disability and will provide instruction on successfully and independently getting to and using public transportation. Free and open to all seniors and the disabled. First of three meetings (July 18, Aug. 2). For more information: (206) 232-9161 or (206) 232-0863.

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 12-7 p.m., June 29, 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, (206) 399-1003.

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.

Sunday | July 1

Dr. Susan Kleiner at Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., July 1, Mercerdale Park, 77th Ave. S.E. and S.E. 32nd St. Speaker at 11 a.m.: Dr. Susan Kleiner, author of “The Good Mood Diet” and nutritionist for the Seahawks and Mariners; topic is the importance of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. There will be a berry sampling, a collection of the best fruits that the market has to offer. Jazz Connection will play favorite jazz standards. Kids’ project: “Fun with Dandelions.”

Friday | 6

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.


Probus Club of Mercer Island July Meeting: 10:30 a.m., July 11, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Jennifer Wieland, Project Manager of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Elliot Bay Seawall Project, will discuss the planned replacement of the aging 75-year-old structure. The public is welcome. Contact Bob Simonds at (206) 236-2190 or with questions.

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.

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

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


4400 88th Ave. S.E. • (206) 236-3537


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.


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.

Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition & Read-Film-Win: Read three books, write three thoughtful reviews and get a prize book, free. This summer will also feature a video book review contest, Read-Film-Win. Ask at the library for details.

Online Teen Readers: Join local teens reading and talking about books on their own schedule online. Facebook: KCLS Online Teen Readers,

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