Thursday | 10

Mercer Island Chamber Membership Luncheon: 12-1:15 p.m., June 10, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Informal networking: 11:30-11:55 a.m. Speakers: King County Executive Dow Constantine, King County Deputy Exec. Fred Jarrett. Cost: $18. Reservations deadline: June 8. RSVP: 232-3404,

Widow and Widowers Grief & Loss Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., June 10, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Support group for senior adult men and women who have lost a spouse or partner in death meets monthly on the second Thursday. Free. Reservations: Betsy Zuber, (206) 275-7752.

Friday | 11

Early Music Concert by Continuo Ensemble: 7-10 p.m., June 11, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. The Continuo Ensemble, a group dedicated to staging 17th century music using period instruments, presents a semi-staged shortened version of a popular 17th century opera. A freewill offering will be taken. (206) 232-7800.

Saturday | 12

MI Emergency Volunteers Drill: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 12, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Emergency preparedness class.

Island Crest Park Volunteer Restoration: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12. Work with Earthcorps and the city to help control invasive plants and preserve open space. Snacks, tools and gloves provided.

Sunday | 13

Learning Labbers Celebration: 12 p.m., June 13, MI Boys & Girls Club, back play area. Celebrate the passing of the location of Mercer Island Learning Lab of 24 years. Learning Lab will move into PEAK this summer. Dessert will be provided along with lemonade.

Monday | 14

“Taming Family Chaos”: 7-8:30 p.m., June 14, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. With Debbie Rosemont, CPO, Organizing Services, Seminars and Products. Sponsor: ADD Resources. Free presentation at ADHD Eastside Parent Support Group.,

Tuesday | 15

“Ask the Pediatrician”: 6:30-7:30 p.m., June 15, Mercer Island Pediatrics, 2553 76th Ave. S.E. All parents are welcome. Free. RSVP to Julie Ellner, M.D.: (206) 275-2122.

Thursday | 17

3rd Thursday Art Walk: “Kids Art Fan Fare,” 5:30-8 p.m., June 17, Mercer Island Town Center. Family event promoting local artists and walkability in the Town Center. Meet local business owners, enjoy tastings, entertainment and culture. Watch for the orange balloons. Participate in the raffle: visit eight locations, get a stamp on your map and return the map to the MIVAL Gallery.

Saturday | 19

Emergency Preparedness Class: “Disaster First Aid Training,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 19, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Fourth class in the Emergency Volunteer Series. Training focuses on disaster medical first aid. Nine classes total with a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team Base; held monthly. RSVP: Officer Franklin, (206) 275-7905.

Aging Well Seminar: 10-11:30 a.m., June 19, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Betsy Zuber, geriatric specialist from MI Youth & Family Services, on heredity, lifestyle and emotional elasticity, and resources for adjusting to changing needs. Presented by MICC Lively Saints. Attendance of family members is encouraged. Free. RSVP: (206) 232-1015,

Let’s Go Fishing: 1-3 p.m., June 19, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Students ages 6 to 15 with an adult will receive instruction on effective fishing techniques. Instructors: Roger and Linda Urbaniak. Fishing kit provided. Bring a fishing pole. Registration required. $22. (206) 275-7863.

Sunday | 20

Kayak Rides in Luther Burbank Park: 1-3 p.m., June 20, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Paddle in double-sit-on-top kayaks. Kayak Academy will provide necessary safety equipment. Rides limited to 20 minutes. Children ages 9-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (206) 275-7863.


Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, June 20-Oct. 17, Mercerdale Park, 32nd Street. Offers a variety of fresh, local edibles along with educational and community-building events.

Silk Scarf Painting with Pia Messina: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., June 23, Aljoya. Use fabric dyes to create images on silk scarves. $50; includes materials. Space is limited. June Lindsey: (206) 232-8889,

Pioneer Park Volunteer Restoration: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 24, Island Crest Way and S.E. 68th St., northwest corner. Work with Earthcorps and the city to plant native conifer trees; remove non-native plants such as ivy; and other site maintenance activities.

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Class: 7-9 p.m., June 28, Main Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a Health Care Provider Class. $15, check or cash, at event. Reserve a space: (206) 275-7607.

Library | Ongoing


Rick Steves Travel Lecture: “Travel as a Volunteer,” 1 p.m., June 19. Joyce Major, author of “Smiling at the World,” shares her experience with “voluntourism” travels.

Book Group: 7:30 p.m., June 21. “Angle of Repose,” by Wallace Stegner.

Children & Families

Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Kick-Off Party: 2:30 p.m., June 14. Build an ice cream sundae and watch a presentation about this summer’s library events.

Groups | Ongoing

MIVAL Gallery Exhibit: MIHS scholarship winners’ artwork is on display through June 11, Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. View and purchase their works at the gallery, including drawings, custom-painted shoes, photography. All items are for sale. Hours: Thursday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.

Men’s & Coed Softball Leagues: 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, through August. Location: Homestead Park. Each league has two divisions: intermediate and advanced. Games are played once a week. Ryan Daly: (206) 275-7863. $677/team.

Mercer Island Chamber: elementary art from Island schools is on display through June 11 at 7605 S.E. 27th St., Suite 109. (206) 232-3404.

Master Gardener Plant/Information Clinics: 1-5 p.m., Fridays, through Aug. 27, Rite Aid, 3023 78th Ave. S.E. Bring your gardening questions to the clinic.

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