Community calendar | All-Island Band Night is Oct. 18

Young Islander band musicians will join the Mercer Island High School marching band at halftime on the field at Islander stadium during the football game against Liberty High School on Oct. 18. The game starts at 7 p.m. Parking around the stadium will be limited.

Wednesday | 16

Daytimers Fall Film Series: “Watermarks,” 11:30 a.m., Oct. 16, Herzl-Ner Tamid, 3700 East Mercer Way. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Film screening: 12:30 p.m. Cost: $7. The story of the Hakoah Vienna Jewish women’s swim team. Hebrew with English subtitles. For reservations contact (206) 232-8555 or

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 16, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. Cost: $20 (check or cash). Parking available behind fire station.

Thursday | 17

Puget Sound Blood Center Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 17, Farmers New World Life, 3003 77th Ave. S.E. Blood drive is located in Room 1. Closed 10-11 a.m.

Earthquake Preparedness Drill: 10:17 a.m., Oct. 17. Mercer Island is participating in the ‘Great Washington ShakeOut.’ Thousands of Washington residents will ‘drop, cover, and hold on’ in the largest earthquake drill. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your family, and your community. For more, go to

Community Emergency Response Team Class: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 17, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Unit 6 & 7: CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology.

Saturday | 19

First Aid and Adult CPR: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 19, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. Cost: $35 (check or cash). Parking available behind fire station.

Mountains To Sound Greenway Trail Maintenance on Mercer Island: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 19, S.E. 53rd Place Open Space. Twenty-five acres of natural, wooded ravine. The trail needs maintenance; repair tread, build a new retaining wall. Sign up at

EarthCorps Restoration Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 19, Ellis Pond. Volunteers who want to assist in helping to restore this one-of-a-kind park may sign up at

“Night of the Living Dead” Opening Night: 7 p.m., Oct. 19, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Performs Oct. 19-Nov. 2. Based on film by George Romero and John Russo. For ages 9+. Tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109.

Sunday | 20

SJCC Open House: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 20, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Come and see what the SJCC has to offer, such as award-winning swimming lessons, summer camps, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, Jewish Touch arts and culture series. Take a tour of the facility. Babysitting from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Prenatal Yoga Workshop: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Yogabliss, 7803 S.E. 27th Street #174. Welcome pregnant women in any trimester. Learn ways to help support your pregnancy and labor through yoga. Meet other moms in the community. No yoga experience required.

Monday | 21

I-90 Tolling EIS Scoping Public Meeting: 4:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 21, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd Street. WSDOT’s additional public scoping process for the now required Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will run through Nov. 6.

Tuesday | 22

French Conversation Evening - Cercle Francophone: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 22, Monica Howell residence. Sponsor: the Mercer Island Sister City Association. Informal evening for anybody who wants to improve his/her French. The only “rule” is to speak French. All levels welcome. For directions, contact Beth Brennen, 232-7650; or Monica Howell, 232-2983.

Wednesday | 23

I-90 Tolling EIS Scoping Public Meeting: 4-7 p.m., Oct. 23, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts St., Seattle, 98144. WSDOT’s additional public scoping process for the now required Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will run through Nov. 6.

Thursday | 24

Emergency Volunteer Lead Quarterly Meeting: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 24, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. This meeting is held quarterly on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings consist of team leads from the following committees, but all interested emergency volunteers are welcome to attend.

Friday | 25

Canzonetta: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 25, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. An a cappella ensemble performs a variety of music from the Renaissance to the modern day, conducted by Roger Nelson, a professor of music and former music department chairman at Cornish College of the Arts. Cost: suggested donation is $10-$20 per person.

Events | Ongoing

“Autumn Sonata” Artists’ Reception: open through Oct. 25, Mercer Gallery, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Presented by Mercer Island Arts Council. Features Christine Neal Hogue, Grace Mahoney, Susan Melrath, Patrice Tullai.

MIVAL “Reflections”: open through Nov. 3, MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. MIVAL Gallery is featuring watercolor artist Gamze Seckin. Alongside her, 25 local Gallery members will show their many talents in copious mediums, styles and price ranges.

Operation Gratitude: ongoing through Nov. 7, David J. Weed Orthodontics, 2955 80th Ave. S.E. #101. Weed’s office is collecting excess Halloween candy that will be shipped to troops overseas. “Pixi sticks” not accepted. A note of support may be included with the candy. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Events | Upcoming

Community Emergency Response Team Review: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. CERT test review for both courses.

Fall Recycling Event & Rain Barrels: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 26, Mercer Island Boat Launch, 3600 East Mercer Way. Safely dispose of old equipment and household items. For a list of acceptable items, go to the city’s website. Residents can also pick up a rain barrel at a highly discounted rate, for water conservation projects around the garden.

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Monster Mash Dash: 10 a.m., Oct. 26, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Dress up in your costume for this one-mile family fun run. Don’t forget Fido; he’s welcome, too. Costume contests for you and your dog. Treats and prizes for runners/walkers. Features special guests from Youth Theatre Northwest. Starts at south end of park near beach area.

MIPA Halloween Party: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 26, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Parents of preschoolers, bring your kids dressed up in costume to this annual Halloween party. Non-spooky party, for ages 1 to 6. Halloween-themed crafts, games, activities, tricks and treats.

Medication Take Back Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26, Mercer Island City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Dispose of expired, unused medication, behind the police station. For more information, call (206) 275-7743.

SJCC Parents’ Night Out: Oct. 26, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. ’90s Night: remember the ’90s? Play “Pin the Platform Shoe on the Spice Girl,” have singing contests, and compete in a musical dance party. Includes dinner. Age 5 years through fifth grade.

Jewish Touch Series: An Afternoon with Hollywood’s Anne Frank: 2 p.m., Oct. 27, Herzl-Ner Tamid, 3700 E. Mercer Way. Admission: $8 (members), $12 (guests). Foster Hirsch, professor of film at Brooklyn College, will interview Millie Perkins, star of George Steven’s acclaimed 1959 film, “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Reception will follow.

Mercer Island Middle School Ski and Sport Swap: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 2, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Half price sale: 3-4 p.m. Consignment Drop-Off: 3-6:30 p.m., Oct. 30; 3-7 p.m., Nov. 1. All proceeds will be donated to IMS educational and after-school programming.

SAT and ACT Practice Test: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Nov. 9, College Tutors Mercer Island Learning Center, 7605 S.E. 27th St. #101. For college-bound 10th and 11th-graders. Free. To register, call (206) 659-4156.


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Opera Preview: “The Daughter of the Regiment,” 7 p.m., Oct. 16. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. Audiences have grown to love the lovely melodies and zany comedy of this piece.

Fall Film Series: Women in the Lead, 1 p.m., Oct. 19. Movie: “Gorillas in the Mist.”

Drop In to Learn about eBooks: 11 a.m., Oct. 21. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

Computer Class: Email Level 2, 7 p.m., Oct. 24.

A Place at the Table - Author Cynthia Lair: Feeding the Young Athlete, 7 p.m., Oct. 24. Meet Cynthia Lair, author, nutrition counselor, professor at Bastyr University and host of the online cooking show, “Cookus Interruptus.” She will discuss how food and the body work as a team, and how the nutritional aspect of playing sports is the most “fixable” aspect of any athlete’s performance problems.


How to Draw Monsters: 2 p.m., Oct. 27. Grades 4-6. Basic drawing, perspective and observation techniques will be covered and speed techniques will be introduced. Limited seating. Register online or call (206) 236-3537 for assistance.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.

Young Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 12 to 24 months with adult.

Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 24 to 36 months with adult.

French Story Times: 10:30 a.m., Saturdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult.


Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., Oct. 22. Teens, voice your opinions on the programs and services the library offers you. Come at 6:30 p.m. if you want to talk about books.

Life After High School - College Admissions 101: 7 p.m., Oct. 29. Presented by Katie Konrad Moore, Collegewise. Parents welcome.

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

Teen Zone: Study, Games and Group Work: Mondays-Fridays, after school. Hang out, do homework, read or play board games.



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