Mercer Island Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. Courtesy photo

Mercer Island Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. Courtesy photo

Upcoming events in Mercer Island and beyond

Community calendar

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:17pm
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WED., JUNE 19

Music Mends Minds – Mercer Island Band: Music is medicine for the mind, and the Music Mends Minds project aims to help manage cognitive impairments. Join the new “Mercer Island Band” at our monthly sing-a-long on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Contact John Nelson with questions at nelj@comcast.net or 206-947-7429. 3 – 4 p.m. Fellowship Hall of Covenant Shores, 9150 Fortuna Dr, Mercer Island.

FRI., JUNE 21

Make Music Day Issaquah: Issaquah is making music on June 21 in celebration of Make Music Day. Free live music throughout downtown Issaquah. Over 8 stages, beer garden and 30+ performances. Entertainment for the whole family. 5 – 9 p.m. Historic Shell Station, 232 Front Street N, Issaquah.

Summer Luau Wine Walk: Taste many of the finest Washington State wines while exploring Downtown Kirkland’s unique galleries and boutiques. This Wine Walk’s theme is luau so break our your lei and Hawaiian shirt. 6 – 9 p.m. Kirkland Downtown Association, 440 Central Way, Kirkland.

2019 Eastside Leadership Conference: Join the Eastside Leadership Conference when we dive into the 5G infrastructure in our region and why it’s foundational to our future economic growth. Register by June 12 and be entered to win two roundtrip tickets from Alaska Air. Individual attendee, $95. Corporate table, $900. 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Microsoft Campus, 15010 NE 36th St, Redmond.

Sunset Kayak Tour: Join Seattle Adventure Sports and Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park for a sunset paddling adventure. Meet at the east end of Sunset Beach near Issaquah Creek. $45 per person includes kayak, paddles and lifejackets. Register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot as space is limited to 10 paddlers. 5 – 6 p.m. Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd., Issaquah.

SAT., JUNE 22

Emergency Preparedness Field Day: The City’s Emergency Preparedness Program invites all residents to Emergency Preparedness Day, which this year will be held jointly with the Mercer Island Radio Operators (MIRO) Field Day. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. SE, Mercer Island.

Hot Rods, Hot Dogs & Motorcycles: The 11th Annual Hot Rods, Hot Dogs & Motorcycles. Free to show, free to attend, free picnic food. Donations go to Hopelink. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lifetime Celebrations, 18224 103rd Ave NE, Bothell.

Veg Fest: The first ever vegetarian festival includes featuring plant-based nutrition, dynamic speakers, ayurvedic cooking demos, free samples, juice bar, veg/vegan/raw products, aroma blends, tea blends, and more. 12 – 8 p.m. Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond.

MON., JUNE 24

Universe Planetarium Show: Explore the mysteries, science and stories from the night sky with UW Astronomy students. Presented by UW Department of Astronomy. Shows start every 15 minutes. Shows starting between 12-12:45 are for ages 10 and older. Shows starting between 1-1:45pm are for all ages. Free tickets for all shows available at the Information Desk beginning at 10:30am. 12 p.m. Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl, Fall City.

TUE., JUNE 25

Mercer Island Rotary Club: Rick Koch will be speaking about All City Fence. Meetings are open to the public. Buffet lunch is available for $10. 12 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island.

College Application Timeline for Incoming Juniors & Seniors: Join us to create a timeline for the college search and application process. Learn about important milestones in the process and where to start. Presented by Collegewise. Grades 11-12. 1:30 p.m. Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island.

WED., JUNE 26

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn – English: Ages 5 and younger with adult. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, art and play. Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island.

THU., JUNE 27

Singin’ In The Rain Jr. (Musical): Singin’ In The Rain Jr performed by teens from The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts. You won’t want to miss it. Tickets: Adults, $15/ Students and Seniors, $12. General admission at the door. Doors open for seating 30 minutes prior to curtain. June 27 – 29, 7 – 8:45 p.m. Redmond High School Performing Arts Center, 17272 NE 104th St, Redmond.

SAT., JUNE 29

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Space Odyssey Exhibit: Take an amazing celestial journey to explore meteorites, constellations and Jupiter’s storms. Presented by the Pacific Science Center. Ages 5 and older with adult. 11 a.m. Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island.

Head for the Cure 5K: Register for the 6th annual Head for the Cure 5K – Seattle. Join us as we raise funds, awareness and hope for the brain tumor community. 8 a.m. www.headforthecure.org. Marymoor Park, 6046 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond.

SUN. JUNE 30

Japan Fair 2019: Enjoy a free two day event showcasing traditional and modern Japanese arts & culture, music, and technology. Families with kids can enjoy activities in the Kids’ Corner including calligraphy and Japanese carnival games. Free admission. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street Bellevue.

Master Chorus Eastside’s Celebrate America: Master Chorus Eastside’s ever-popular Celebrate America Concert returns once again to ring in Independence Day. For tickets, call the Master Chorus Eastside office at 425-392-8446. 3 p.m. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW, Issaquah.

ONGOING

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. See vendor dates and special news online at www.mifarmersmarket.org/weekly-schedule.

Redmond Saturday Market: Redmond Saturday Market is the oldest open-air market on the Eastside. The public market is comprised of local farmers, gardeners, artists, craftspeople & food specialists. Everything is made, grown, or produced in the state of Washington. Every Saturday, May 4 – Oct. 26. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Redmond Saturday Market, 7730 Leary Way NE, Redmond.

Bellevue Crossroads Farmers Market: Stop by the Crossroads Farmers Market every Tuesday through September 24. noon – 6 p.m. Crossroads Mall, East Parking Lot, 15600 NE 8th St. Bellevue.

Bellevue Farmers Market: BFM operates a seasonal Thursday farmers market, held every week rain or shine from May – October, 3 – 7 p.m. Bellevue Presbyterian Church Parking Lot, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue.

Issaquah Farmers Market: Outdoor market offering local organic produce, fresh flowers, handmade crafts and baked goods. Saturdays from May – September, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah.

Issaquah Wine & Art Walk: The Downtown Issaquah Wine and Art Walk is a community event held on first Saturdays, March – June. 6 – 9 p.m. Historic Shell Station, 232 Front St N, Issaquah.

Downtown Kirkland ArtStop: Stroll through the Kirkland Wednesday Market and discover a vibrant art experience with the Kirkland ArtStop. Every Saturday, June 1 – Sept. 30. Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland.

Summer Sundays – Shop, Stroll & Dine on Park Lane: Park Lane in the heart of downtown Kirkland will be transformed into a Pedestrian-only Plaza on Sundays throughout the summer. June 2 – Sept 22. 7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Park Lane, Park Lane, Kirkland.

Juanita Friday Market: Come shop at the market, dance to the live music, grab some snacks, head to the beach, enjoy the sun/sand/water and before heading back home pick up dinner at the market. Every Friday, June 7 – Sept. 27. 3 – 7 p.m. Juanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland.

Kirkland Wednesday Market: Shop Kirkland’s vibrant weekly market that brings local farmers and artisans to Marina Park on Lake Washington. Every Wednesday, June 5 – Sept. 25. 2 – 7 p.m. Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland.

North Bend Farmers Market: 2019 Farmers Market and Summer Concerts Thursday’s June 6 – September 12, 4 – 8 p.m. Si View Park, 400 SE Orchard Dr, North Bend.

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