Community calendar | Bargain book bash June 20-23 at the library

A bargain book sale will be held at the Mercer Island Library tomorrow through Sunday. The Mercer Island Friends of the Library is selling hardback fiction books for 50 cents each with mass market paperbacks at just a quarter apiece. All proceeds collected by the Friends go to the library. For more, go to

Wednesday | 19

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED: 7-9 p.m., June 19, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. Call 206-275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. Cost: $20 (check or cash).

Saturday | 22

Mercer Island Radio Operators Amateur Radio Field Day Event: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., June 22, Rotary Park, 4320 88th Ave. S.E. Radio amateurs set up Ham radio operations at an outdoor location without commercial power. Visitors are invited to come and learn about amateur radio. Sponsor: American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Learn to Trade Stock Options: Saturdays, June 22-29, U.S. Bank, 2737 78th Ave. S.E. This class is limited in size. It is two days and three hours each day. Instructor: Kevin was a floor trader for years at the Pacific Stock Exchange. Cost: $625. 1-888-981-2512.

Sunday | 23

Pie & Dessert Baking Contest: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 23, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street and 77th Avenue S.E. Mercer Island Youth & Family Services (YFS) Advisory Board will host the second annual baking contest during the Mercer Island Farmers Market. Pies or desserts must be homemade, and include seasonal fruits. Rules are at

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 23, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street and 77th Avenue S.E. Music: Joe Ross and Friends return. Surround yourself with fresh local Washington produce and food products, friends and music at the market.

Monday | 24

Islander Hoop Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 24, MIHS and IMS. Basketball hoopsters (grades 1-12), join MIHS boys varsity coach Gavin Cree and his staff for camp. Morning and afternoon sessions are available where participants will work on skills, drills and fundamentals in a fun environment. Registration is open online: Cost: $140.

Tuesday | 25

Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m., June 25, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Weekly meeting covers club activities and features a guest speaker. The general public is welcome.

Wednesday | 26

Family Day Camps: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., June 26 and July 24, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Providence Hospice of Seattle this summer will hold three Family Day Camps for children, teens and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Each camp will have professional grief counselors. To register, contact Mary Jean Hermes: (206) 749-7699 or

Wednesday | July 3

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., July 3, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Dr. James P. AuBuchon, Puget Sound Blood Center president and CEO. Public is welcome.

Events | Upcoming

MIPC Vacation Bible School 2013: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., July 8-12, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Scholarships available with advance registration. Join us for the ‘Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.’ Explore and experience God’s welcoming love at VBS. The adventures include interactive Bible fun, great music, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, global games and more.

Mercer Mile Fun Run: 9:30-9:45 a.m., July 13, Mercerdale Park. A one-mile dash at Summer Celebration. Register at #14021.

Summer Celebration Sunset Fireworks Cruise Aboard The Argosy Ship “Celebrations”: 7-11 p.m., July 13. Appetizers, desserts, no-host bar and chance to win a raffle basket. For tickets ($60/person) or more information, call the MI Chamber Office at 232-3404 or view online at

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) at Summer Celebration: July 13-14. Look for a large and small tent exhibiting artwork. MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E., will host its Summer Celebration artists throughout July. Artist Reception: 5-8 p.m., July 11, with raffle. Enter raffle at the Gallery or Summer Celebration tents.

Cours de Cuisine à Thonon: Register by July 15 to travel with the Mercer Island Sister City Association to the Island’s sister city, Thonon-les-Bains, France, Oct. 11-20. The trip will focus on cooking classes for adults at Thonon’s famous Lycee École Hôtelière Savoie-Léman.


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Computer Class - Microsoft Word Level 1: 7 p.m., June 19. Registration required.

Mercer Island Friends of the Library Hardback Bargain Sale: June 20-23. During library open hours. Get great bargains on books while supporting the library.

A Place at the Table - Meet Author Rick Browne: 7 p.m., June 20. Join Rick Browne, host of the PBS television show, “Barbeque America,” and author of four books. Demonstration, tasting included. Nonperishable food donations accepted for local King County food banks.

Opera Preview - “Ring” by Richard Wagner: 7 p.m., Tuesdays. “Das Rheingold,” June 25; “Die Walkure,” July 9; “Siegfried,” July 16; “Gotterdammerung,” July 23. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. “The Ring of the Nibelungen” was first performed at Bayreuth in 1876.

Computer Class - Microsoft Publisher: 1 p.m., July 10. Registration required.

Computer Class - One-on-One Assistance: 3, 3:30 and 4 p.m., July 10. A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Registration required.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 10 a.m., July 13. Come in and learn about KCLS eBooks.

Computer Class - Microsoft Word Level 2: 10 a.m., July 26. Registration required.

A Place at the Table: KCLS invites everyone to find ‘A Place at the Table.’ Toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. Nonperishable food donations accepted for local King County food banks.


Thumbelina Puppet Show: 2 p.m., June 25. Presented by Oregon Shadow Theatre. Ages 4 and older with adult. Enjoy a shadow puppet show with live music. Performance is held in a dark room; not appropriate for very young children.

Miss Margaret’s Bon Voyage: 2-4 p.m., June 30. Come wish farewell to longtime Mercer Island children’s librarian Margaret Martin as she pursues new adventures in Cambodia. Drop by to say goodbye and enjoy cake, refreshments and a musical performance with Nancy Stewart.

The Enchanted Garden Story Workshop: 10:30 a.m., July 1. Presented by Live Paint! A Theatre & Creative Arts. Ages 3 and older with adult.

Young Toddler Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, July 10-31. Ages 12-24 months with adult.

Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, July 10-31. Ages 2-3 with adult.

Reading Buddies: 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, July 10-31.





We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates