Community calendar | Police Chief Holmes to speak at Women's Club luncheon

The Mercer Island Women's Club fall general luncheon will take place at 11 a.m., Sept. 10, at the Sahalee Country Club, 21200 N.E. Sahalee Country Club Dr., Sammamish. The guest speaker, Mercer Island Police Chief Ed Holmes, will discuss the structure and programs of the MIPD. All women are invited to attend and become acquainted with other women in the community. To make reservations, contact The reservation deadline is Sept. 2.

Wednesday | 28

Timebanking Workshop: 6 p.m., Aug. 28, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The community is invited to attend to learn about timebanking and how to get involved.

Mercer Island School District listening session: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 28, North Campus Gym. Learn about elementary school No. 4 and the high school expansion.

Sunday | Sept. 1

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 1, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd St. Music: Troupeau Acadien. Twin fiddlin’ and honky tonkin’ Cajun dance hall music — “allons danser.” Washington grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. Features kids’ hands-on activities and master gardeners.

Wednesday | 4

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Sept. 4, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Probus member, Werner Glass, will describe his adventurous years, “Growing Up In Shanghai: 1933-1947.” The public is welcome.

Thursday | 5

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce September Membership Luncheon: 12 p.m., Sept. 5, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Speaker: Bill Stainton, Connect the Dots. Informal Networking: 11:30 a.m. Stainton, award-winning TV producer, writer and performer, of "Almost Live" fame, will discuss how to connect the dots for creativity. Luncheon cost: $15 (members), $20 (non-members). Reservations deadline: 4 p.m., Sept. 3. Call (206) 232-3404 or email

Mercer Island Kiwanis Luncheon: 12 p.m., Sept. 5, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Guest speaker: William A. Hanlin, Jr., founder of the Hanlin Moss, P.S. a firm of certified public accountants and valuation analysts.

MIVAL General Meeting: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Socializing starts at 11:30 a.m. Followed by general meeting and demonstration by Kathy Collins, a watercolorist:

Sunday | 8

Seattle Escape From The Rock Triathlon: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 8, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. I-90 express lanes will be shut down to give athletes the unique chance to bike across the floating bridge. This sprint event features a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike and 2.5-mile run. Limited to 800 participants’ registration required.

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 8, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd Street. Washington grown produce, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. Local pasture-raised meats and poultry, wild salmon, fresh pasta and sauces. Artisan breads and fresh pastries, coffee and tea, jams, spreads, honey. Kids' hands-on activities and master gardeners.

Mercer Island Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour: Sept. 8. First annual Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour for Mercer Island Is Habitat. For details of the tour contact Rita or Susan at or

Monday | 9

Stroum Jewish Community Center’s 56th Annual Meeting: 6:30-8 p.m., Sept. 9, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Please join the J’s annual meeting. David Masin will be honored with the President's Award and Karen Lieberman will be presented with the Max Kaminoff Volunteer of the Year Award. There is no cost to attend. Guests must pre-register by Sept. 4 to SJCC Special Events Manager Marcie Wirth at or (206) 388-1998.

Tuesday | 10

Outing to Chihuly Garden and Glass: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 10. Visit the Chihuly Garden and look at artist Dale Chihuly’s exquisite work. This is a self-guided tour. Presented by Endless Opportunities. RSVP by Sept. 3 to: (206) 461-3240 or

Events | Upcoming

9/11 Heroes Run: 8 a.m., Sept. 14, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. This run unites communities internationally with the goal never to forget the sacrifices of the heroes of Sept. 11 and in the wars since: veteran, first responder, civilian, military. 5k plus 1 mile fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels/ages. Events take place all over the world, on or near Sept. 11.

Events | Ongoing

“Return to the Island” at MIVAL Gallery: Sept. 5-29, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Opening Night reception: 5-8 p.m., Sept. 12.


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Friends of the Mercer Island Library Silent Book Auction: Sept. 4-23, during library open hours. Bid on a select offering of special books.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 7 p.m., Sept. 10. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone.

Computer Classes: Sept. 11. Microsoft Excel Level 3: 1 p.m. One-on-One Assistance: 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 p.m., with a KCLS volunteer instructor. Registration required.


Study Zone: 4 p.m., Sept. 10-24 (Tuesdays). Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.



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