Community calendar | Final MISD Town Hall meeting is Thursday, Nov. 15

The Mercer Island School District will host the final Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crest Learning Center. The meeting is to present information about building a new school and to get feedback from the community.

Thursday | 8

West Mercer Elementary Veterans Day March: 2:30-3:15 p.m., Nov. 8, 40th Street to Homestead Field. Gather at tennis courts for ceremony.

Island Park Elementary Veterans Day Celebration: 7-8 p.m., Nov. 8, Island Park Elementary Multipurpose Room, 5437 Island Crest Way. In honor of Veterans Day, the Island Park Choir and guests will present community songs, a guest speaker, featured MIHS student and IP staff musicians, and IP student presentations.

Pacific Northwest Audio Society Meeting: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 8, 4545 Island Crest Way. Speaker: DSD Pioneer, Andreas Koch of Playback Designs, a renowned engineer in the digital audio world.

Friday | 9

Roanoke Inn Veterans Day Celebration: 3-9 p.m., Nov. 9, 1825 72nd Ave. S.E. The Roanoke is offering $1 pints for veterans and for those who want to toast a veteran.

Saturday | 10

IMS Toy Swap 2012: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 10, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd Street. A giant consignment sale of gently used toys, children’s clothes and equipment. Clean out your closets and be a seller, and/or come for bargains. A portion of the proceeds goes to fund MIPA charities and operations.

Diwali (Festival of Lights) Celebration: 5-11 p.m., Nov. 10, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Cultural Diwali program and Indian dinner, with children’s dances, music, a theatrical play, arts and crafts and dancing to the latest Bollywood beats. Nonperishable canned food will be collected, and raffle tickets sold to benefit the MI Youth and Family Services and future Diwali events.

Monday | 12

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Meeting: “Probate Records,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Doors open at 7 p.m. Speaker: Karen V. Sipe. Probate files can offer a researcher additional valuable information. Learn more about probate and wills, their value to family history, and how and where to find them. Admission: $5 (nonmembers), free (members).

Tuesday | 13

Reflective Parenting Class: 9:45-11:45 a.m., Nov. 13, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. This eight-week workshop is for parents of children, ages 1½-8. The aim is to help parents develop skills to enhance their ability to understand and build stronger relationships with their kids.

Mercer Island Women’s Club Meeting and Luncheon: 11 a.m., Nov. 13, Maplewood Golf Course, Renton. 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 Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Nov. 13, 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 to attend.

Boy Scouts Troop 457 60th Anniversary Celebration: 6 p.m., Nov. 13. Former Scouts or adult leaders in Troop 457 are invited. Please contact for more information.

Thursday | 15

Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., Nov. 15, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness.

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.

Friday | 16

Parks & Recreation Senior Day Trip - Tacoma Museum Tours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 16. Visit the Tacoma Glass Museum and the new LeMay Car Museum and stop for a no-host lunch. Depart/return from the Community Center. Fee: $32 plus tax (includes admissions to museums).

Saturday | 17

Babysitting Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 17. The Super Safe Sitters program teaches young people, ages 11-15, basic babysitting skills and safety. Learn: basic infant care, how to choose age-appropriate toys and activities, what to find out from your employers, fire prevention and home security, safety strategies for answering the phone or front door, first aid guidelines and what to do in case of choking. Bring a lunch to class. Fee: $40 (residents), $47 (nonresidents).

Events | Ongoing

MIHS Drama Department’s “D is for Doctor”: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Nov. 8-10, 15-17, MIHS Performing Arts Center, 9100 S.E. 42nd Street. Local playwright Matt Lyman has adapted Moliere’s famous comedy, “A Doctor In Spite of Himself.” $10 (advance), $15 (at door).

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

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”: ongoing through Nov. 18, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. YTN’s production takes the story back to its original roots with the Brothers Grimm, expanding the fairy tale with new characters and intricate story lines. Tickets:

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.

MIVAL Holiday Art Show: ongoing through Dec. 14, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday.

Events | Upcoming

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.

Mercer Island Interfaith Service: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 S.E. 40th Street. For over 40 years, the Mercer Island Clergy Association has sponsored an interfaith service on the evening before Thanksgiving.

Ten Thousand Villages Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted items from around the world. It is a Christian organization that serves as a bridge between artisans in their villages and external markets.

Tot Shabbat: 9:45-10:45 a.m., Nov. 30, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Presented by PJ Library® and SJCC. Singing, storytelling and challah. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a PJ Library® activity geared toward kids ages 3-5.


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