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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, near Mercerdale Park.
Kids’ Fun Mobile: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays through August. (206) 793-7185, www.mercergov.org.
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.
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.
Lost in the Fog: Mostly Music in the Park rescheduled free concert 6:30 p.m., Sept. 4 at Mercerdale Park.
Indoor Art Gallery: Beautiful paintings and artwork of regional visual artists at the Community Center at Mercer View. The art work is for sale and a percentage of the sales goes towards supporting the arts and cultural programming of the Mercer Island Arts Council.
Worldwide Day of Play: “Let’s just Play”…an afternoon dedicated to making time for play. Mercerdale Park, Saturday September 27th 1pm – 4pm FREE
“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.
Open auditions for any of seven plays at Youth Theatre Northwest. Youth ages 6-18 can audition for this school year’s plays (Nov-June). Audition workshops available on Sept. 4, Meet-the-Director Open Houses on Sept. 6. Auditions scheduled Sept. 8-10. More detail: www.youththeatre.org or 206 232 4145 x100. Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 SE 40th Street.
Women Painter’s of Washington: Sept. 8 through Oct. 17 at the Community Center at Mercer View.
Mercer Island Visual Arts League Holiday Show: Oct. 20 through Dec. 19 at the Community Center at Mercer View.
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 and the latest treatment of heart disease. Speaker: Ronnier Aviles, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Overlake Hospital. Free. Kathy Hutchinson, 232-7115 ext. 273, firstname.lastname@example.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. With Elizabeth Borges. Free tea tastings, recipes. Sign up: www.teatreasures.org. (206) 347-0581.
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.
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, email@example.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.
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. www.mifarmersmarket.org; Ellen Jeffcott, 232-7155.
Volunteers needed: MI Youth & Family Services seeks front desk office volunteers at the Luther Burbank building to 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 by joining the ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB). Meets monthly, Wednesday evening. Apply: Arthur Sullivan, (425) 861-3677, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.archhousing.org.
Crisis Clinic Training: volunteer openings for fall training session, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Saturdays, 1515 Dexter Ave. N. Ste. 300, Seattle. Advanced communication techniques, 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, email@example.com, www.metrokc.gov/kcsc/depcasa.htm.
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.
Silent Auction: The Friends of the Mercer Island Library are hosting a Silent Auction Sept. 2-24 of more than 100 unique and interesting donated books. The auction will be held in the display case near the lobby in the Mercer Island Library. All proceeds will benefit library programs and projects.
Computer Classes: E-mail Level III: 9 a.m., Aug. 28.
“Read Three, Get One Free” Summer Reading Program Auction: 3:30 p.m., today. Spend your BookBucks on prizes, magazine subscriptions, books.
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.
Parks & Rec. Seniors
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.
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.
All events take place at the Stroum JCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Please contact Roni Antebi at (206) 232-7115 ext. 269 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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. Theme: “Justice & Grace.” $85/camper, grades K-5; $50/preschooler; please register. 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. Young Adult BBQ and Then Some: 6:30 p.m., Mondays, wakeboarding, tubing; location TBA; bring food to grill/side dish to share. Men’s Open Gym Pick-Up Basketball: 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, all are welcome. 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 9:15 a.m. “Ministries Event” in Courtyard. 3605 84th Ave. S.E. 232-5595, www.mipc.org.
Mercer Island United Methodist Church: summer Sunday worship schedule: 10 a.m. Mercer Island United Methodist Church will switch to its fall hours beginning September 7, with worship at 11 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.