Community calendar | City's fall recycling event is Oct. 27

The City of Mercer Island Fall Recycling Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Mercer Island Boat Launch, 3600 East Mercer Way. This community event is a chance to safely dispose of old equipment and household items cluttering basements and garages. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable items, go to the city’s website at

Friday | 19

2013 Mercer Island Directory Deadline: Oct. 19 is the deadline for sending in new items — phone numbers, sponsored ads, corrections, etc. — to be included in the 2013 phonebook. Questions or entries? Contact Molly Tyler at or Janet McIntosh at

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

Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Oct. 23, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The club meets every Tuesday. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome.

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.

Saturday | 27

MIPA Halloween Party: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 27, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A Halloween party designed for preschoolers with Halloween-themed crafts, games, activities and tricks or treats. Wear a costume for the costume show and dance party.

Alpenland Delicatessen Oktoberfest Celebration: 6-9 p.m., Oct. 27, 2707 78th Ave. S.E. Celebrate Oktoberfest and the addition of the deli’s new beer and wine license. Dinner menu features house favorites, seasonal specialties and discounts on imported beer and wine. Come meet the owners and staff of Alpenland.

Monday | 29

Health Care Crisis Book Signing with Dr. Fredric Tobis: 7 p.m., Oct. 29, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Come discuss the health care issues and solutions with Dr. Fredric Tobis and his new book, “The Healthcare Crisis: The Urgent Need for Physician Leadership.” Dr. Tobis is the founder of the Center for Physician Leadership Training and current chairman of one of Washington State’s District Healthcare Advisory Committees. Free.

Tuesday | 30

Debunking Marijuana Myths: 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Oct. 30, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Learn about marijuana and its effects. This program is suitable for adults and high school students. Mercer Island Communities That Care, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services.

Thursday | 1

MIVAL Meeting: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 1, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m. Potluck lunch: 12-2 p.m. Board member election.

Events | Upcoming

SJCC Jewish Touch Lecture Series: “Jewish Themes in Modern Dance,” 2 p.m., Nov. 4, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Donald Byrd, Seattle’s renowned contemporary dance choreographer, discusses “The Theater of Needless Talents,” an award-winning work depicting his vision of the Holocaust. Tickets: $8 (members), $12 (nonmembers).

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 7, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Steven C. Marshall will present "Transforming Transportation in Century 21," a summary of highlights from the conference that he organized and formed as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair. The public is welcome.

Mercer Island Women’s Club Meeting and Luncheon: 11 a.m., Nov. 13, Maplewood Golf Course, Renton. Members’ and guests’ registration deadline: Nov. 1. The program, CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation) Fall Fashion Show, will be presented by Marcia Underwood, fashion consultant. Club members will model the latest in fall fashion.

Mercer Island Time Bank Meeting: 7-8 p.m., Nov. 15, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A Time Bank is a service exchange where one hour of work counts for another hour of work. For the public. No charge. Sponsors: Eastside Time Bank, City of Mercer Island, TIMI.

Mercer Island Farmers Market: Harvest Market, Nov. 18, along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park. A special farmers market is held before Thanksgiving.

Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: “Are You Prepared For An Emergency?” 1 p.m., Nov. 19, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Officer Jennifer Franklin.

Events | Ongoing

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.

‘Senseless’ - Mercer Island’s 4th Annual Haunted Forest: ongoing through Oct. 28, Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way. Youth Theatre Northwest’s 40-minute guided performance and tour through shadowy and frightening park trails. For ages 8+. Rain or shine event. Participants should wear suitable shoes. For younger children over age 3, “Once Upon A Halloween” will perform during the daytime on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased at

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 Episcopal: 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, ongoing through the month of November, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. The community is invited for West African drumming and dancing.


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Computer Class: Email Level 1, 7 p.m., Oct. 18.

Saturday Matinee Film Series - Occupied With Wall Street: “The Pursuit of Happiness,” 1 p.m., Oct. 20. “Floored,” 1 p.m., Oct. 27.

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.

Art Preview: A Century of Women Artists, presented by Susan Olds, 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.

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.


Planes, Rockets and Other Things that Fly: 2:30 p.m., Oct. 17. Ages 8 to 12. Presented by Cascades Science Center Foundation. 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.

Life After High School Series: Series ends with “Transitioning to College: Twin Perspectives,” 7 p.m., Oct. 30. The Brown Brothers, Jonathan and James, will offer insight to students and families preparing to move from high school to college.


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