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Community calendar | Annual interfaith service is Nov. 21
Mercer Island’s annual interfaith service will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. For over 40 years, the Mercer Island Clergy Association has sponsored the service 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Nov. 27, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome.
The Strivers Meeting: 1:45 p.m., Nov. 27, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Darrell Owens, D.N.P., A.R.N.P. Owens is the founder of the Palliative Care Service at the UW Harborview Medical Center. The Strivers are dedicated to the proactive approach to good health. Free, open to the public.
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 for kids ages 3-5. www.jewishinseattle.org.
Thursday Night Music at Emmanuel Episcopal: 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, ongoing through November, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. The community is invited for West African drumming and dancing.
Cartooniversity Workshop: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 8, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, Art Room, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For kids of any skill level to learn all aspects of cartoon drawing from local editorial cartoonist Jeff Johnson. All supplies provided. Bring a sack lunch. Age: 9-14. Fee: $56 (residents), $66 (nonresidents).
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
Friends of the Mercer Island Library Winter Book Sale: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, during library open hours. Browse thousands of books and media for all ages.
Sing with our Kids for Adults Only: 7-8:45 p.m., Dec. 6. Remember your favorite songs and learn fun and creative ways to share them with your children, grandchildren or kids you work with.
Saturday Matinee Film Series: “Occupied With Wall Street,” 1-4 p.m., Dec. 8. Includes an educational lecture and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
Ducks and Drakes Winter Waterfowl Journal Workshop: 1-2:30 p.m., Dec. 9. Learn how to sketch and paint in watercolor using specimens borrowed from Seattle Audubon. For students in grades 4 and older. Please register.
Gingerbread Boy Puppet Show: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Dec. 11. Ages 3 and older. Set in a magical world of candy, cookies and ice cream. Too much spice is added to the batter and the Gingerbread Boy stops the production of holiday goodies.