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Events

Third Thursday Community Art Walk: “Street Baazar,” 5:30-8 p.m., Aug. 21. Wine tasting, snacks, raffle; look for orange balloons. MIYFS booth will feature note cards, gift baskets, popcorn, jewelry, music. www.OurMercerIsland.com.

Movies in the Park: 8 p.m. or dusk, Aug. 23, “Meet the Robinsons,” Mercerdale Park. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights. Children’s activities before movie. Free. 275-7862.

Island Children’s Choir 2008-09 Auditions: 10:30 a.m., Aug. 25, MI Covenant Church. For boys/girls, grades 4-6. No appointment necessary. Marsha Woerner, 232-8007, islandsound@comcast.net.

Beyond Oil Transforming Transportation Conference: Sept. 4-5, Microsoft Executive Center, 16070 N.E. 34th Way, Redmond. Annual TransTech Conference, National Demonstration Project. Registration required. $35/Thurs., $65/Fri.; $95/both days. Mollie Tschida, (206) 292-0401 ext. 111. www.cascadiaproject.org.

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, Mercerdale Park.

Kids’ Fun Mobile: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays through August. (206) 793-7185, www.mercergov.org.

MIHS Class of 1968 40-Year Reunion: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 20, MI Beach Club. Graduates’ night: 7 p.m., Sept. 19, Roanoke Inn. Call (425) 644-1044 with your contact information or that of hard-to-find friends. www.ReunionsWithClass.com.

Mercer Island School District Preschool Program: openings available for fall 2008. Ages 3-5. Pick up forms at West Mercer Elementary School. $300/month. Leslie Waters, 236-3329.

Arts

Mostly Music in the Park: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 21, MI Preschool Association Kids’ Concert; “Lost in the Fog”(Bluegrass) rescheduled, 6:30 p.m., Sept. 4, Mercerdale Park. Free. Beth Brennen, 232-7650.

“Cinderella” drama: 7 p.m., Fri.-Sun., and 2 p.m., Sat.-Sun., Aug. 22-31; 2 p.m., Aug. 28, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. $13 ($15, opening night). 232-4145 ext. 109, www.youththeatre.org.

“Drash Northwest Mosaic” Reading: 3 p.m., Sept. 21, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Jewish poetry, prose. Wendy Marcus, (206) 525-0915, wendy@templebetham.org.

YTN Auditions: workshops, Sept. 4, for next season’s plays, Youth Theatre Northwest. Ages 6-18. Meet-the-Director Open Houses: Sept. 6. Auditions: Sept. 8-10. 232-4145 ext. 100, www.youththeatre.org.

Classes

Cooking Class: cook Farmers Market meal, 3-5:30 p.m., Aug. 24, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Learn new recipes using local produce from MI Farmers Market. Detailed demonstration, meal included. Instructor: Lisa Odegard, chef. $68. Register: 275-7609.

Wellness Lecture Series: “What’s New with Heart Disease,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 28, JCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Learn about prevention, latest treatment of heart disease. Speaker: Ronnier Aviles, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Overlake Hospital. Free. Kathy Hutchinson, 232-7115 ext. 273, kathyh@sjcc.org, www.sjcc.org/fitness/wellness.

Tea Classes: “Learn To Make Popsicle Tea,” 3 p.m., Sundays in August, Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. For adults, kids. Free tea tastings, recipes. Sign up: www.teatreasures.org. Elizabeth Borges, (206) 347-0581.

Clubs

Eastside Quilters: 10 a.m., 7 p.m., third Thursday of the month, Aug. 21, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. (425) 643-9742, www.eastsidequilters.com.

MI Covenant Church Crocheting/Knitting Group: 10 a.m., Aug. 25, 3200 78th Ave. S.E.; knit/crochet garments for Russian orphans; accepting unfinished knitting projects, leftover wool yarn, acrylic/partial wool yarns, needles; Sallie, (425) 881-7210.

Probus Club of Mercer Island: 10:30 a.m., Sept. 3, MI Presbyterian Church. Speaker: Jim Hansen, of KMS Financial, on practical aspects of acquiring new energy sources in significant quantities. Bob Simonds, (206) 236-2190.

Mercer Island Women’s Club: Newcomer’s Dessert Gathering, 7 p.m., Sept. 4. Potential new members welcome. Jackie Wells, 232-9036. Kickoff Luncheon: Sept. 8, Broadmoor Country Club, Seattle. Social hour/activity sign up: 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. Luncheon sign up deadline: Sept. 2. Charlotte Rountree, (425) 649-0778.

Lively Saints 50+ Luncheon: features comedian Stan Boreson, noon, Sept. 9, MI Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Boreson has been featured on KING-TV’s “King’s Klubhouse.” $7. Register: 232-1015.

MIDOL (MI Dames on the Loose): meeting, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 10, MI library, with 3MI (Merry Maids of Mercer Island). MIDOL, 3MI are Red Hatters local chapters. All women invited. Annual membership: $5. Elizabeth Eknes, 236-3029; Marcia West, 232-6348.

MI Business Women’s Group: luncheon meeting, 12-1:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Cellar 46, 7650 S.E. 27th St. #120. Patty Volk: (206) 769-8824, patty_volk@countrywide.com.

Women Painters of Washington: “Painting Out Loud” exhibition open to public, Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Center third level, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Free. www.womenpainters.com.

Volunteer opportunities

Clarke Beach Restoration: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 21. Join EarthCorps, MI Parks and Rec. Remove invasive plants. Tools, gloves, training provided. Make Clarke Beach a place where eagles nest. Advance sign up: www.earthcorps.org.

Parks & Rec. Senior Golf Program: volunteer bus drivers are needed to drive golfers on Mondays. Volunteer/Senior Resource Coordinator Jeannette Eggebrecht, 275-7841.

MI Farmers Market: seeking help for Farmers Market, Sundays. Help with signage, set-up, greet customers, facilitate parking, maintain operations, close down. 3-4 hour shifts. Ellen Jeffcott, 232-7155; www.mifarmersmarket.org.

Volunteers needed: MI Youth & Family Services seeks front desk office volunteers at Luther Burbank building. Provide customer service, staff assistance: 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fridays. Kim Richards, 275-7611; www.mercergov.org/yfs.

Volunteer Board Position available: A Regional Coalition for Housing (ARCH). Give input on affordable housing funding/programs; join ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB). Meets monthly, Wednesday evening. Apply: Arthur Sullivan, (425) 861-3677, asullivan@bellevuewa.gov. www.archhousing.org.

Crisis Clinic Training: volunteer openings for fall training session, Tuesday/Thursday evenings, Saturdays, 1515 Dexter Ave. N. Ste. 300, Seattle. Advanced communication/crisis intervention methods. Work on crisis lines. (206) 461-3210 ext. 697, www.crisisclinic.org.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA): Train to become a volunteer advocate in court for abused, neglected children. Must be at least 21, attend training. (206) 296-1120, casa.group@kingcounty.gov, www.metrokc.gov/kcsc/depcasa.htm.

Library

The following events take place at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., unless otherwise noted. Registration is required. Please call 236-3537 for more information or to register.

Adults

Computer Classes: E-mail Level II: 9 a.m., Aug. 21. E-mail Level III: 9 a.m., Aug. 28.

Teens

Game On: 7 p.m., Aug. 26. Wii, PS2, GameCube.

“Read Three, Get One Free” Summer Reading Program Auction: 3:30 p.m., Aug. 27. Spend your BookBucks on prizes, magazine subscriptions, books.

Parks &

Recreation

Call (206) 275-7609 or register online at www.myparksandrecreation.com to receive a catalog of the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department events. Register for spring/summer activities online. All events are held at the Community Center at Mercer View (CCMV), 8236 S.E. 24th St., unless otherwise specified.

Ping Pong: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mondays; 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, through August. $1/ball; free if you bring your own ping pong ball.

Boating

Specialized Recreation Day Sails: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 22. Dannie, 275-7891. $21.

Adult Kayak Tours: 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 23. $71.

Youth Kayak Camps: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m., Aug. 25-29. Ages 11-15. $301.

Parks & Rec. Seniors

Celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 20. Free activities, raffles, door prizes, BBQ lunch. Reservations for transportation, lunch: 275-7609.

Trip to Flower World, Maltby Cafe: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 29. Meet in CCMV lobby at 10 a.m. $15.

Senior Golf Program: to join, call the CCMV for details at 275-7609.

Grocery Shopping Transportation: Wednesday mornings. Call 275-7895, press 1, leave a message by 4 p.m. the day before shopping. $1.

Senior lunch at Covenant Shores: noon, Tuesday, Thursday. Reservations: 275-7895, ext. 2. $4.25.

Summer Camps

Call 275-7609 for more information.

Kamp Rock: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday to Friday through August, CCMV. Ages 6-11. FUNtastic Adventures Week: through Aug. 22. Arts & crafts, games, swimming, field trips. $185/week.

Little Champs Sports Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday to Friday through August, Island Crest Park. Ages 4-7. $82.

Itsy Bitsy Islanders: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday to Friday through August, W. Mercer Elementary. Ages 3-5. $125.

Boys &

Girls Club

All events take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 2825 West Mercer Way, unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 232-4548, www.mipositiveplace.org.

MI Judo Dojo: practices 6:15-8 p.m., Tuesdays. Instructor: Harold Yamada.

Registration for Summer Camps: now open, www.mipositiveplace.org. Summer day camps for ages 5-14 include games, arts and crafts, cooking, field trips, special events. Activities: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Voyager and Explorer Day Camps: Grades K-3. Adventure Camps: Grades 4-5. Teen Travel Camps: Grades 6-8. Skyhawk Sports, Spanish Language, Art, Science Adventure camps.

JCC

All events take place at the Stroum JCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Please contact Roni Antebi at (206) 232-7115 ext. 269 or ronia@sjcc.org to RSVP for all events.

Mah Jongg: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fridays, Polack Lounge. Ancient Chinese game of skill, chance. Free/JCC members, $2/non-members.

Bridge Group: 12:30-3 p.m., Fridays, Room 200. All levels welcome, prior bridge playing experience necessary. Bring brown bag lunch. Free/JCC members, $2/non-members.

Religion

Congregational Church of Mercer Island: Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m., nursery care provided. Children’s Sunday School during worship. 4545 Island Crest Way, (206) 232-7800, office@ucc-ccmi.org, www.ucc-ccmi.org.

Congregation Shevet Achim: Shabbat services, 9 a.m. between Sukkot, Pesach; 9:30 a.m. between Pesach, Sukkot. Northwest Yeshiva High School sanctuary, 5017 90th Ave. S.E. Hospitality@shevetachim.com; President Rich Gilmore, (206) 232-1060.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Sunday worship services/Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Eucharist: 5 p.m., chapel. Emmanuel Children’s Breakfast: 9 a.m. Children’s Choir: 9:30 a.m., begins Sept. 14. Bible Study (The Old Testament): 1 p.m., Sept. 9. Men’s Cursillo Weekend: Sept. 25-28. Adult Education: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Choir rehearsal: 10 a.m., loft. Layweeders Volunteer Gardeners: 10-12 a.m., Monday. Healing Service: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday. Tea & Talk Knitting: 2 p.m., Thursday. Accepting NW Harvest food donations. 4400 86th Ave. S.E. 232-1572, mail@emmanuelmi.org.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: services and Sunday School, 10 a.m. S.E. 47th & Island Crest Way. Wednesday meetings: 7:30 p.m. Childcare available. Reading Room: open weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 7605 S.E. 27th St. 232-0175, fccsmi@hotmail.com.

First Taiwanese Presbyterian Church: Christian Education, 9:15 a.m. Worship: 10:40 a.m., Sundays, Fireside Room. Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. (206) 232-5595.

Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation: services, 6 p.m., Fridays and 9:15 a.m., Saturdays. Daily Minyan: 7 a.m. Minyan at 9 a.m. on Sundays, secular holidays. Pre-Neg: 5:30 p.m., Fridays. 3700 E. Mercer Way. (206) 232-8555, www.h-nt.org.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: Sunday worship service, 9 a.m. No Sunday School. Regular worship times, at 8 and 10:15 a.m., resume Sept. 7. Rally Sunday: 9 a.m., Sept. 7, bring your friends for the start of Sunday School. “Fresh Worship”: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 7, with Praise Band. 8501 S.E. 40th St. 232-3270. www.htlcmi.org.

Mercer Island Covenant Church: summer worship services, 9:30 a.m., Sundays. Sunday children’s program and one adult class: 9:30 a.m. Call for details about summer activities for youth. 3200 78th Ave. S.E. 232-1015, ext. 100, www.micc.org.

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: Sunday worship — Breakfast Service, 8:15 a.m.; Traditional Service, 10:35 a.m.; Evening Service, 5 p.m. Hike to Tolmie Peak: meet at MIPC, 8 a.m., Aug. 23, easy hike to 5 p.m. Young Adult BBQ and Then Some: 6:30 p.m., Mondays, wakeboarding, tubing; bring side dish. Men’s Open Gym Pick-Up Basketball: 8:30 p.m., Thursdays. ONE worship service: 10 a.m., Aug. 31, Labor Day; bring appetizer to Courtyard after worship. Homecoming Sunday: Sept. 7, all regular worship services (8:15 a.m., 10:35 a.m., 5 p.m.) and “Ministries Event,” 9:15 a.m., Courtyard. 3605 84th Ave. S.E. 232-5595, www.mipc.org.

Mercer Island United Methodist Church: summer Sunday worship schedule: 10 a.m. Childcare available. No Sunday School. 7070 S.E. 24th St. 232-3044, www.miumc.org.

New Hope International Church: Sunday services, 10 a.m. (English), 2 p.m. (Thai). Revival Night: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 29. A prayer session is available for those who need healing. 9170 S.E. 64th St. 275-1042, www.newhic.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church: worship and kids’ services, 10 a.m. Fellowship and Bible study: 11 a.m. All are welcome. Redeemer is handicap-accessible. Worship is uplifting, joyful. 6001 Island Crest Way. Pastor Bill Clements, 232-1711, www.redeemerlutheranchurch.us.

St. Monica Catholic Church: RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation Adults), 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays, St. Monica School Library, 4320 87th Ave. S.E. Childcare provided. Dan Stevenson, 232-9829. 4301 88th Ave. S.E. 232-2900.

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