Community calendar | Fall community dinner is Oct. 4

The fall community dinner will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, located at 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Chef Tom from Experience Food Project will be creating the menu for the event, and there will be entertainment by Mercer Island's Sophie Feldman. The suggested donation is $10. To learn more, contact Amy Wolff at

Wednesday | 3

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Oct. 3, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Mike Lavelle, Museum of Flight Docent, will present “The History of the Boeing Company.” The public is welcome.

Thursday | 4

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m., Oct. 4, Mercer Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A consistent, caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of the disease, share their feelings and find emotional support. Free. Contact: Carin Mack, (206) 230-0166.

Fall Community Dinner: 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 4, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Chef Tom from Experience Food Project will create the menu. Entertainment provided by Mercer Island’s own Sophie Feldman. First come, first served. Suggested donation: $10 per adult. Contact: Amy Wolff,

Friday | 5

MIVAL Special Wine and Cheese Reception: 5-8 p.m., Oct. 5, MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. October MIVAL Gallery: features Leslie West, Islander, artist and community supporter, who will be showing her unique, creative artworks for the month of October.

Sunday | 7

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 7, along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park. Mercer Island Teen Music Showcase. Children’s Table: Vegetable Printing.

KITH October Fundraiser Dinner: “Creating Abundance,” 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 7, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. This event is held in a different location and has a difference theme each October. The purpose is to raise money and raise awareness of homelessness and KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing).

Tuesday | 9

Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Oct. 9, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Guest speaker: Dr. Rob Veith. Topic: Prosthetics for Third World countries. The public is welcome.

Events | Upcoming

Your Jewish Roots in Poland - JRI-Poland, The Records, and More: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. Speaker: Mark Halpern. Presented by Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. JGSWS library and WiFi available. Nonmembers: $5.

Mercer Island Women’s Club Meeting & Luncheon: 11 a.m., Oct. 9, Palisade Waterfront Restaurant, Seattle. Guest speaker: Robert Nellam, Seattle Center director. His presentation will cover the past and future of the 50-year-old landmark. To attend, contact

St. Monica Parish School Open House: 8:45-10:45 a.m., Oct. 10, 4320 87th Ave. S.E. Tour the school.

Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m., Oct. 15, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Karl House, Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society research analyst. Topic: The Mosquito Fleet on Lake Washington before 1916. The fleet was a large number of private transportation companies running smaller passenger and freight boats on nearby waterways and rivers.

Walk With Friendship: 12:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 21, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 32nd Street. Show support for children with special needs. The Friendship Circle is a nonprofit organization.

Events | Ongoing

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.

Little Champs Sports Sampler - Soccer: 11-11:45 a.m., Oct. 17-Nov. 14, Boys & Girls Club, PEAK, 4120 86th Ave. S.E. Learn dribbling, passing, shooting, heading. Ages 3-5.


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Opera Preview: “Fidelio,” 7 p.m., Oct. 3. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed nine symphonies, five piano concerti and over two dozen piano sonatas in his 57 years, but only one opera, “Fidelio” (1814).

Computer Class: Internet Level 1, 7 p.m., Oct. 4.

Saturday Matinee Film Series - Occupied With Wall Street: “The Corporation,” 1 p.m., Oct. 6.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 1 p.m., Oct. 7; 7 p.m., Oct. 24. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet or phone for an introduction to downloading from our growing catalog of titles.

Art Preview: A Century of Women Artists, 7 p.m., Oct. 9. Presented by Susan Olds. Open from Oct. 11 through January 2013. The Seattle Art Museum presents another blockbuster exhibit from Europe, “Elles: Women Artists” from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. SAM is the only U.S. venue in the exhibition’s world tour.

Sing with Our Kids and Grandkids (for Adults Only): 7 p.m., Oct. 11. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Join the fun in this monthly gathering as you remember your favorite songs and learn fun and creative ways to share them with your children, grandchildren or children you work with.

Computer Class: “Introduction to Computers,” 9:30 a.m., Oct. 12.

Children & Families

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

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.

Wonderful Ones Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 12 to 24 months with adult.

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


Life After High School Series: “Finding the Right Colleges for You,” 7 p.m., Oct. 16. Presented by Collegewise. Discuss how to visit colleges. Series ends with “Transitioning to College: Twin Perspectives” at 7 p.m., Oct. 30.


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