Community calendar | Farmers market open Labor Day weekend

The Mercer Island Farmers Market continues over Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park. The market will feature samples of beverages infused with market herbs, and folk and country music from Joe Ross & Friends. The Children's Table activity is "Sweet Smells of Plants."

Tuesday | Sept. 4

Mercer Island Lions Club Kick-Off Meeting/Social: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 4, Luther Burbank Park, picnic area. Open to the community. Club provides chicken and soft drinks. Seeking new members. Regular club meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class (non-health care provider): 7-9 p.m., Sept. 4, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $20 (check or cash). To reserve a spot, call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday. A private class at your location with an instructor may also be arranged.

Wednesday | 5

Probus Club of Mercer Island: 10:30 a.m., Sept. 5, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: James Farrington, a survivor of the sinking of the carrier Yorktown during the 1942 Battle of Midway. The public is welcome.

Sunday | 9

SJCC Jewish Touch Lecture Series: Opening Lecture, “Jews, Magic & Houdini,” 4 p.m., Sept. 9, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Joshua Jay, internationally acclaimed lecturer and magician, explores why Jews are attracted to magic and illustrates with a performance. Emphasis on Harry Houdini. Cost: $8 (SJCC members, seniors, students), $12 (nonmembers). Contact: Kim Lawson, (206) 388-0823.

Thursday | 13

Cub Scout Information Night: 7 p.m., Sept. 13, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Cub Scouts provides opportunities for first through fifth grade boys to learn new skills, help out our community, and have fun. Opportunity for parents to have quality one-on-one time participating with sons in a broad range of activities.

Friday | 14

MIPC Russian Chamber Music: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. The Russian Chamber Music Foundation begins its second year. For information, contact Natalya Ageyeva, artistic director:

Events | Upcoming

Family and Friends Benefit Gala: 4-6 p.m., Sept. 15, Covenant Shores, 9150 Fortuna Drive. The community is welcome. Proceeds benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts served at Fortuna Lodge dining room at 4 p.m. Pat Wright and Total Experience Gospel Choir will perform. Cost: $35. Reservation deadline: Sept. 7. Contact: Penny Zelinsky, (206) 268-3012.

MIHS Class of 1982 30-Year Reunion: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Contact: Carrie York Williams, To register, go to

Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., Sept. 20, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness.

Events | Ongoing

Eastside Women’s Photo Forum: ongoing through Sept. 7, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Featured artists include Nancy Abel, Lorraine Day, DeAnna Foran, Barbara Lewis and Betty Span. For more information, call (206) 275-7609.

Master Gardener Free Clinics: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, ongoing through Oct. 14, Mercer Island Farmers Market, Mercerdale Park. Bring your gardening questions. Plant disease diagnosis available.

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

Mercer Island Farmers Market: Volunteers are needed for set up, take down and during the market, Sundays. Set up: 8-10 a.m. Take down: 3-5 p.m. During the market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact:


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Friends of the Mercer Island Library Silent Auction Book Sale: Sept. 4-25. Stop by and view a select offering of special books for auction.

One-On-One Computer Assistance: 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m., Sept. 6. Do you need extra help on the computer? A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Please register.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 1 p.m., Sept. 9 and Sept. 24. Library staff is available to get you started with KCLS eBooks.

Sing with Our Grandkids for Adults Only: 7 p.m., Sept. 13. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Remember your favorite songs and learn fun and creative ways to share them with your grandchildren in this monthly gathering.

Saturday Matinee Film Series - Occupied With Wall Street: “Wall Street,” 1 p.m., Sept. 15. “Barbarians at the Gate”: 1 p.m., Sept. 22.

Children & Families

Fall Nature Garden Discoveries: 2:30 p.m., Sept. 12. Ages 6 to 10. Join Sarah Heller from Washington Park Arboretum. Enjoy stories, a scavenger hunt and other hands-on activities to help you discover some of the secrets of native plants and how the Native Americans used them. Make a pine cone critter out of natural materials. Please register.


Study Zone: 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 4-25. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Zone: Study and Games, 2 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 10-24; 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 12-26. Welcome back on opening day: 1:30 p.m., Aug. 29. Hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat.

Friends of the Mercer Island Library Fall Book Sale: Thursday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Sept. 30. Open to Friends members only on Thursday, Sept. 27. Get great bargains on books.

Baby and Me Story Times: 10 a.m., Sept. 18 and 25. Ages 3 to 12 months with caregiver.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Sept. 18 and 25. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.

Wonderful Ones Story Times: 10 a.m., Sept. 19 and 26. Ages 12 to 24 months with adult.

Terrific Twos and Threes Story Times: 11 a.m., Sept. 19 and 26. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition & Read-Film-Win: Read three books, write three reviews and get a prize book, free. Forms due Aug. 31; prize drawings are Sept. 7.




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