Community calendar | 41st District Voters Forum is Wednesday night

The 2012 Candidate Forum, hosted by the Mercer Island Reporter and the Bellevue Reporter, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bellevue City Hall.

The event will feature candidates from the 41st and 48th State Legislative districts, including Maureen Judge, Steve Litzow, Tim Eaves, Marcie Maxwell and Judy Clibborn from the 41st District.

Sunday | 14

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 14, along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park. Last day of the market season. Music: Strange Nails Uptempo Pop. Children’s Table: Pumpkin Decorating.

Monday | 15

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.

Tuesday | 16

Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Oct. 16, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Guest Speaker: Dr. Francois Baneyx, UW Center for Nanotechnology director. Topic: Nanotechnology.

Sunday | 21

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.

Jewish Genealogy Research Essentials, Presentations and Workshop: 1-5 p.m., Oct. 21, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. “Getting Started”: 1:30-2:30 p.m. “Researching on the Internet”: 3-4 p.m. Speaker: Nancy Adelson, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State founding member, president and program chair. Admission: $5 (nonmembers), free for members.

Tuesday | 23

Cascade Lodge - Sons of Norway Meeting: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 23, Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th Street. After the potluck dinner, a documentary will be shown: “Under the Clouds of War: Growing Up in Occupied Denmark and Norway,” by the Nordic Heritage Museum, about the World War II era. All are welcome. For more information, call (425) 957-7692.

Events | Ongoing

Figure Drawing: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, ongoing through Nov. 28. Life drawing class is an open workshop that allows each participant, regardless of age or experience, to practice, learn and improve their skills. Unclothed models are employed. Two breaks between hours.

Thursday Night Music at Emmanuel: 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, ongoing through the month of November, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to learn about African rhythms and do call-and-response singing, dancing and drumming. Led by three local musicians who perform and teach West African drumming and dancing in Seattle, and have studied music in West Africa.

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

Art Preview: A Century of Women Artists, presented by Susan Olds. Oct. 11, 2012-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.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 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.

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,” 7 p.m., Oct. 30.

Planes, Rockets and Other Things that Fly: 2:30 p.m., Oct. 17. Ages 8 to 12. Presented by Cascades Science Center Foundation. In this hands-on workshop, learn about the parts and movement of a plane as you build a model airplane. Join in a paper airplane competition. Registration required.


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