Community calendar | Are you ready?

Mercer Island Police Officer Jennifer Franklin will give a presentation about being prepared for an emergency on Monday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Island residents should be prepared to be on their own for seven days in case of an emergency. This is a Mercer Island Historical Society event.

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).

Mercer Island Tree Planting Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 17, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Join the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Carter Subaru & Carter Volkswagen and local parenting magazine, ParentMap, in planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs. Registration required. Visit or contact (206) 812-0122 or

Events | Ongoing

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.

MIHS Drama Department’s “D is for Doctor”: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Nov. 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).

“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 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.

Bond Family Art Show & Music Night: 7-10 p.m., Nov. 24, Island Crust Cafe, 7525 S.E. 24th Street, #100. Enjoy live music by Eddie & Friends. Island Crust Cafe presents the Bond family's art show — Marianne, Eddie and Anna — now through Jan. 10. (206) 232-7878,

Carols & More: 12 p.m., Nov. 27, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Pre-Christmas luncheon and program presented by Lively Saints. Featured guests: Major Doug Tollerud and The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble. Anyone 50 and up is welcome. Cost: $5. Tickets: (206) 232-1015.

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.

Children’s Craft Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Dec. 1, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. All children are welcome to come make their own gifts for family, friends and teachers. Advance sign-up is not required, but recommended. Visit for craft selections, a registration form or register online. (206) 232-1015 ext. 105.


4400 88th Ave. S.E. | (206) 236-3537

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.


Teen Zone: Study and Games, 2 p.m., Mondays; 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Hang out, read, do homework and play board games.

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



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