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THIS WEEK

Ten Thousand Villages sale

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church will host a sale Nov. 7-11 to benefit 110 artisan groups and cooperatives in 35 developing countries. All proceeds will go directly to Ten Thousand Villages. Nov. 7-8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Nov. 11, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Visualize an Island farmers market

Bring your ideas for a Farmers Market on the Island to a Community Forum at 7 p.m., Nov. 8, at the library. All citizens are welcome. For information, call Callie at 232-8402.

Carbon Offset Day

Help plant 350 trees in Pioneer Park to offset carbon emissions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 10. For information, visit www.carbonoffsetday.org, www.mercergov.org/sustainability.

Explore Narnia

Step through the wardrobe into Narnia with Perry Lorenzo, education director of Seattle Opera and popular lecturer on arts and humanities, on Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. 236-3545.

‘MITS’ sale

Come to the Mercer Island Thrift Shop’s Friends & Family Night Holiday Showcase, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12. MITS will be offering holiday decorating and gift ideas, evening wear, dolls and more. All items in the store will be 20 percent off, and refreshments will be served.

Get in the book

The Children’s Hospital Guild is already in the process of updating the Mercer Island Directory for 2008. Sales of the directory with telephone numbers, addresses of Island residents, city services and businesses, directly benefit uncompensated care at Children’s in Seattle. Call Karen Pangborn at (206) 232-7046 or e-mail Lynn0308@aol.com.

Events

Veterans Day Celebration: 7 p.m., Nov. 7, Island Park Elementary multi-purpose room, 5437 Island Crest Way. All Mercer Islanders are welcome. Community celebration with a school choir performance and 5th graders who will read essays written in honor of Veterans Day. Sing, celebrate America and veterans. Susan Hamp, (206) 230-6254.

Ten Thousand Villages sale: Nov. 7-11, MI Presbyterian Church. Artisan groups, cooperatives in 35 developing countries benefit from the sale. Proceeds go to Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade organization. Sale hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 7-8; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 9-10; 11:30-12:30 p.m., Nov. 11.

Farmers Market Community Forum: 7 p.m., Nov. 8, MI public library. Bring ideas for an Island market. All citizens invited. Callie, 232-8402.

“The Insect Play”: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8-10, 15-17, MI High School auditorium. $5/advance tickets, $10/students, $15/adults. http://misd.k12.wa.us/MIHSDrama.

Martial Arts Movie Night & Parents’ Night Out: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 9, MI Martial Arts, 2557 76th Ave. S.E. Movie: “Surf’s Up.” Register: (206) 230-9050. $10/child.

Carbon Offset Day — Tree Planting on MI: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 10, Pioneer Park. Help plant 350 trees to offset carbon emissions. www.carbonoffsetday.org, www.mercergov.org/sustainability.

Friends & Family Night Holiday Showcase: 6-8 p.m., Nov. 12, MI Thrift Shop. Hors d’oeuvres, holiday decorating, gift ideas, evening wear, dolls. For Christmas, Hannukah. 20 percent discount on everything in store. (206) 236-3625.

Wetlands Restoration work: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 17, north Luther Burbank Park. Join Friends of Luther Burbank Park and high school E-team, meet in north parking lot. Tools supplied; wear boots, rain gear; bring sack lunch. Upperlutherburbank@hotmail.com.

“Mr. Popper’s Penguins”: through Nov. 18, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St., (206) 232-4145, www.youththeatre.org.

MI Visual Arts League Holiday Show: ongoing through Dec. 21, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Diane Mortenson, (206) 230-6849; (206) 236-3545. MIVAL artists’ art is on display during November at Island businesses.

Flu shot clinics on MI

Walgreens: 2-8 p.m., Nov. 15. $25. 232-1197.

MI Primary Care: by appointment. For members and non-members. Free with health insurance; $30 without health insurance. 275-3588.

King County’s Public Health flu shots: call the Public Health line, (206) 296-4949, www.metrokc.gov.

MI Care and Rehab will offer flu shots soon. (206) 232-6600.

Clubs

MI Republican Women meets at 11:30 a.m., first Monday of each month, Market House Deli & Catering, 7525 S.E. 24th St., Suite #100. Virginia Hale, (206) 930-1564.

MI Probus Club meeting: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 7, MI Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Craig Stone of Washington State Dept. of Transportation. Bob Simonds, (206) 236-2190, probobus@comcast.net.

Pacific Northwest Audio Society meeting: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, MI Congregational Church basement, 4545 Island Crest Way. Dedicated to exploration, enjoyment of fine audio/music since 1978. www.audiosociety.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5760: Veterans will be taking donations for “buddy” poppies (made by disabled veterans), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 10, MI’s QFCs, Albertsons. All donations go to the Relief Fund to support veterans’ programs/care, USO. VFW meets at 7:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of the month, VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. (206) 232-6390.

Island Books’ Second Saturday Stories: 11-11:30 a.m., Nov. 10, Island Books. Pat Peterson: “Cozy Up Tales.” For ages 3 and up. (206) 232-6920.

MI Historical Society: 1 p.m., Nov. 19, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Topic: Washington history. Speaker: Junius Rochester, author, former regional history radio commentator. (206) 232-6187.

MI Lacrosse Club is selling poinsettias (red, white, pink), wreaths. Order by Nov. 8. We deliver to your home or business the first week of December. Sarah Waller, (206) 232-0647, milax@comcast.net.

MI Women’s Club will host K.C. Golden, Climate Solutions policy director: Nov. 13, The Sunset Club, 1021 University St., Seattle. Topic: 15 things you can do to lessen your impact on the environment. Social Hour: 11 a.m. Lunch: noon. Reservation deadline: Nov. 3. Barbara Stevens, (206) 275-3220.

MI’s Women Painters of Wash. 2007 Membership Show opening night reception: 5-8 p.m., Nov. 15. Exhibition: Nov. 15, 2007-Jan. 3, 2008, Arts Council of Snohomish Co., 1507 Wall St., Everett, Wash., 98026. Free. Janet Hamilton, (425) 337-0981, www.womenpainters.com.

French conversation evening: venez et parlez, 7-9 p.m., Nov. 20, Cellar 46, 7650 S.E. 27th. Free parking in The Mercer garage. Jane Meyer Brahm, 232-0701.

Holiday Sale to benefit MI Youth & Family Services Foundation: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Nov. 30; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 1, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Features Lee Gelb, ZAVIDA GEMSTONES; Kate Di Santis, Full Circle Studio, Inc.; Nancy Meade, Terra Bella; Betsy Balch; Patricia Markevitch, Alicia Peru. Roger Kjos, (206) 236-3543, roger.kjos@mercergov.org.

MI Radio Operators: 7 p.m., third Thursday of the month, North end fire station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Don Sandstrom, 550-4148.

Volunteer drivers needed in Group Health Cooperative’s Special Transportation Program to transport the elderly. GHC membership not required. (206) 326-2800, resource.l@ghc.org.

Classes/Services

Real-time Stock Market Investing class with investor Gatis Roze: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Nov. 7, CCMV. (425) 564-2263.

Parenting Mindfully — Drawing on Jewish Values through Musar: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 8, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Co-sponsors: Temple B’nai Torah, Jewish Family Service. $10/person; $17/couple. To register: Andy, andyl@sjcc.org, (206) 232-7115, ext. 304.

Explore the world of Narnia lectures: 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Nov. 11, 18, CCMV, Mercer Room, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Meet author C.S. Lewis through Perry Lorenzo, Seattle Opera’s education director, popular lecturer. Film presentation of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”: 3-5:30 p.m., Nov. 25. (206) 236-3545.

Mazuma Retirement Investment workshop: 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 15, 2208 Senior Services of Seattle/King County, 2nd Ave., Seattle. Free. To sign up: (206) 268-6707, www.mazumaretirement.org.

Grief and the Holidays workshops: “Where to Begin,” 6-7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N, Seattle 98109. Free. Purpose: help those who have lost loved ones to cope with holiday season’s challenges. More workshops on Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 3. Ailey Armstrong, (206) 749-7702.

Living Organized: 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 12, MI Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Free presentation, discussion with Carmen Saran, owner, Organizin’ Mama. Sponsor: ADD Resources. scarlin@juno.com, www.addresources.org.

Driving Company Performance: 6-8 p.m., Nov. 15, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Executive briefing aligning product strategy, market maturity, execution. To register: (425) 891-6272, info@pivotalpm.com.

Bill Meyer’s Performance Improvement Workshop: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Nov. 26, Dec. 10, CCMV. Sign up: patti_iswimusa@hotmail.com, (206) 999-5640. For parents, children. Limited space: first 30 people to sign up will get a spot. Increase athletic performance.

“Next Chapter” facilitated conversation: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Tully’s Coffee, 7810 S.E. 27th St. Free discussion on your goals, dreams for the second half of life. www.nextchapterps.org; Debra Alderman, (206) 268-4118.

CCMV computer classes: ongoing. Learn tech basics, computer maintenance, security. Suggested donation: $20. Reserve a space: (512) 825-7549, crazycrystal@gmail.com.

Senior Care Classes, Support Groups for fall 2007, offered by Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue. Alison Estep, (425) 688-5177, alison.estep@overlakehospital.org; www.overlakehospital.org.

Divorce Lifeline: Adult therapy groups for those dealing with divorce, separation. Lutheran Community Services Northwest. 433 Minor Ave. N., Seattle. (206) 694-5788, braynor@lcsnw.org.

Mary Wayte Pool: Adapted aquatic lessons for children and adults with special needs. One-on-one lessons. $9/lesson. 296-4370.

Provide Comfort in a Time of Crisis — volunteer at Providence Hospice of Seattle for hospice patients, families. Monthly core training for volunteers: 5- 9 p.m., Dec. 4. Volunteer Hotline, (206) 320-7169.

Schools

West Mercer Fall Book Night: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Start holiday shopping; shop anytime Nov. 15 to support West Mercer. Swap book titles over drinks and treats with your friends. (206) 232-6920.

MI Lacrosse Fall Ball for boys, grades 1-8, through Nov. 25. Weekly program. Clinics, scrimmages prepare current/prospective players for spring season. Grades 1-4 practice 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; grades 5-6, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.; grades 7-8, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. To register: mercerislandlacrosse.com. Chris Juergens, (206) 240-3745; Jody Beckwith, 232-1489.

Childfind: the MI School District is offering to locate and evaluate students ages birth-21 with suspected disabilities who live on MI. If your child’s development is of concern, contact: Student Services Department, (206) 236-3329.

Little Acorn Day School has fall openings. Children must be at least 2-1/2. Tiana, 236-0480, Littleacorninc@msn.com.

MI Toddlers has openings for fall 2007 parent/child weekly classes. Sponsor: BCC Parent Education Program. Sue, (425) 564-2365.

High School Reunions

Garfield High School Foundation Gala dinner and silent auction: 5-10 p.m., Nov. 10, HUB Ballroom, University of Washington campus. Musical performances from current students, alumni. www.garfieldhsf.org.

MIHS football players toast: Nov. 23, MIHS, for retiring football coach Dick Nicholl. “Reunions with Class,” (425) 644-1044.

Lincoln High School Class of 1958 50th reunion: Aug. 16, 2008, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, Wash. www.lincolnlynxseattle.org; rchartrand@comcast.net; The Lincoln Lynx Alumni Association, P.O. Box 31056, Seattle, WA 98103-1056.

Library

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

Holiday Closure for Veterans Day: Nov. 11.

Adults

Fight Your Health Insurer and Win: 7 p.m., Nov. 7. Author Laurie Todd presents “Insurance Warriors 101.”

E-mail Level I: 9 a.m., Nov. 8. Create your own Yahoo e-mail account. Beginners welcome.

Just Plain Silly — stories to make you giggle: 11 a.m., Nov. 13. Ages 3-5. Registration required.

An Effective Parent’s Role in College Opportunities: 7 p.m., Nov. 13. Bob Mahmoudi of College Planning Solutions (CPSi) shares how parents can help students maximize options for college.

E-mail Level II: 9 a.m., Nov. 15. Attachments, address book.

E-mail Level III: 9 a.m., Nov. 20.

Children and Families

Toddler Story Time: 10 a.m., Tuesdays Nov. 13-27, Large Meeting Room. Stories, music, fingerplays, activities for ages 24-36 months and caregiver. Registration required.

Eric Ode Music Concert: 7 p.m., Nov. 15. Hand motions, puppets, rhythm instruments, Eric’s Amazing Book Machine. For ages 3 and up. Sponsor: MIPA.

Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m., Nov. 20, “Thankful for Thanksgiving.” Stories, early literacy activities, music, puppets for ages 3-5. Registration required.

Pajama Story Time: 7 p.m., Nov. 26. Come dressed ready for bed. Ages 3-7.

Once Upon a Fairytale Stories for Preschoolers: 11 a.m., Nov. 27. Fairy tales, songs. Ages 3-5.

Teens

Teen Zone: 1 p.m., Nov. 19, 26. Hang out, do homework; board games, DDR, Guitar Hero.

Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., Nov. 20.

Game On: 7 p.m., Nov. 27. DDR, Guitar Hero, GameCube, Wii, PS2 games.

Boys & Girls Club

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

Music Works — Guitar: 3-3:55 p.m., Mondays, age 11 and younger; 4-4:55 p.m., Mondays, age 12 and older. Through Nov. 19. Acoustic and popular guitar. Books provided. $210.

Art for Kids Workshop: 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays. Grades 2-5. Six workshops. Teacher: Sue Miller. $90/workshops, $20/class. Sign up online or call the club.

Create with Clay: 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays. Session 2. Grades 1-4. Create masks, animals, cool houses. $90/six weeks; includes materials, firing.

Writing Club: 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays. Grades 3-4. Author Barbara Winkelman. Children present a reading at Starbucks at session’s end. $80.

Chess on Wednesdays: Beginning, 4-5 p.m. Intermediate, 5-6 p.m. Grades K-5. $108.

No-school days: activities include field trips, snack, arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor games, $45 per day. Care for teacher conferences: $25/day; $100/five days.

Preschool Rainy Day Gym: 9:30-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays through May 1, 2008. Indoor playground for toddlers, preschoolers. $3 per visit.

Teens: Hang out at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturdays. $3. Open gym, movies, XBOX, Internet, karaoke, open-mic nights, foosball, ping-pong, pool. Free pizza, soda. Nate, 232-4548.

Parks & Recreation

Call 236-3545 or register online at www.myparksandrecreation.com to receive a catalog of the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department events. All events are held at the Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St., unless otherwise specified.

What’s Hot and Not in the Seattle Real Estate Market, Part B: 6:30-8 p.m., Nov. 7, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Presenter: Fernacity Team of Countrywide Home Loans. Free. Register with Parks & Rec., 236-3545.

Global Warming 101 Workshop: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, MI Community Center. Instructors: Lisa Tiedt, Lisa Shimazu. For kids. Register: (206) 236-3545, www.myparksandrecreation.com.

Drop-in preschool at Community Center: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday. $5/hour. 236-3545.

Jazzercise at CCMV: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Bridge lessons: 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, Thursdays. $63/six weeks. Instructor: Aidee Pokroy. 236-3545.

Volunteer bus drivers needed for Island senior transportation. No endorsements necessary. Jeanette, 230-6845.

Parks & Rec. Seniors

Grief and Loss Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 8, CCMV Board Room. Betsy Zuber, YFS.

Special Senior Thanksgiving Lunch: noon, Nov. 8, CCMV Mercer Room. $4.25. Transportation available. Reservations required: 236-3545.

Grocery shopping transportation: Wednesday mornings. Call 236-3456 and leave a message by 4 p.m., the day before shopping. $1 round trip.

Senior lunch at Covenant Shores: noon, Tuesdays, Thursdays, dining room. Ride CCMV shuttle. Transportation also available round-trip from home. Registration required: Jackie, 230-6846. $4.25.

JCC

All events take place at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, unless noted. Please contact Roni Antebi, (206) 232-7115, ext. 269, to register for all events.

Music class: The Great Piano Concertos from Bach to the Present, 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 7, 14, 21. Lecturer Steven Lowe. $35/members, $45/non-members.

JCC’s Book Club: 1 p.m., Nov. 7. Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Discuss “Because They Hate” by Brigitte Gabriel.

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

Mah Jongg: Play this ancient and fun Chinese game of skill, chance. Free/members, $2/non-members. Polack Lounge.

Sunday Matinee at the J: Schwartz Dynasty (2005): 4 p.m., Nov. 11. Hebrew with English Subtitles. Free. Please RSVP.

Current event discussion group: 12:30 p.m., Nov. 12. Al Ziontz will lead “Should America try to spread Democracy to other countries?” Share your opinions. Free. Please RSVP.

Creative Ways to Share and Preserve Your Family History: 7-9:30 p.m., Nov. 12. Steven Schwartz, genealogist. Sponsor: Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. $5. president@jgsws.org, www.jgsws.org.

Poker game: 12:30-3 p.m., Nov. 13. Watch out for the sharks. Second, fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Jewish Meditation classes: 3- 4 p.m., first and third Friday of the month. Co-sponsor: Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue. Guide: Olivier BenHaim. Free, $5 suggested donation. Please register.

JCC Seniors

All senior social programs will be held in the auditorium.

Senior chair exercises: 10:15-10:45 a.m., Mondays, Thursdays, auditorium. Free for basic members, J fitness members, JCC Silver Sneakers members. Instructor: Minna Levitt.

Senior water exercise: 11 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Thursdays. Fitness members only.

Religion

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sacrament meeting: 9 a.m. Sunday school: 10:10 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society, Young Women: 11:10 a.m. 4001 Island Crest Way. 236-2957.

Congregational Church of Mercer Island Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m., nursery care provided. Children’s Sunday school during worship. Adult Education: 9 a.m., Sundays. Covenant Sunday: Nov. 11. High School Youth Group/Sunday school: 6 p.m. Middle School Youth Group: 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays. Bible Studies: 7:45 p.m., Wednesdays; 6:15 p.m., Thursdays. Men’s Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Nov. 10. 4545 Island Crest Way, (206) 232-7800, office@ucc-ccmi.net, www.ucc-ccmi.org.

Congregation Shevet Achim morning minyan: 6:45 a.m., Monday, Thursday; 6:55 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Daily Tanya class: 30 minutes before morning minyan. Shabbat services: 9 a.m. between Sukkot and Pesach, and 9:30 a.m. between Pesach and Sukkot. Spiritual dimensions of the weekly parsha lectures: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays. Sanctuary of Northwest Yeshiva High School. President Rich Gilmore, (206) 232-1060.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Sunday services: Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m., 10 a.m.; church school, nursery care; children’s choir, 11:30 a.m. Contemporary service: 5 p.m., Holy Eucharist in the chapel. Holy Eucharist, healing service: 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays. 4400 86th Ave. S.E. 232-1572, mail@emmanuelmi.org.

First Church of Christ, Scientist services and Sunday school: 10 a.m. 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. 3605 84th Ave. S.E.

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 and secular holidays. PreShabbat Oneg: 5:30 p.m., Fridays. FirstFridays at HNT, young adults: 7:30 p.m. 3700 E. Mercer Way.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. (contemporary evening service in Fellowship Hall). Sunday school classes: 9 a.m. 8501 S.E. 40th St. (206) 232-3270, www.htlcmi.org.

Mercer Island Covenant Church regular worship services: 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday school for all ages: 9:45 a.m. Middle School Youth Group: 7 p.m., Tuesdays. Men’s Open Prayer Group: 6:15 a.m., Wednesdays. Community Dinner: 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $3/person. High School Youth Group: 7 p.m., Thursdays. Women’s Prayer Ministry: 8 a.m., Thursdays. Men’s Bible Study: 6:30 a.m., Saturdays. Women’s Oasis (Precepts Study of Daniel): 9:15 a.m., Thursdays, childcare provided. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): 9:30 a.m., Nov. 9 and first, third Fridays. 3200 78th Ave. S.E. 232-1015 ext. 100, www.micc.org.

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: Breakfast worship, 8:15 a.m., Fellowship Hall; worship,10:35 a.m. and 5 p.m., sanctuary; nursery available. Ten Thousand Villages International Gift Festival: Nov. 7-11, MIPC Courtyard. Thanksgiving at Plymouth on Stewart: Nov. 22, help prepare, cook/serve, Elaine Bolger, (206) 275-2654, bolger8166@comcast.net. African Children’s Choir: 8:15, 10:35 a.m., Nov. 25, sanctuary. No 5 p.m. service, Nov. 25. Super 60’s & Beyond: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 28, special program, lunch. Christmas Teas for all: 12 p.m., 6 p.m., Dec. 7, Christmas music/story at noon and handbells/instrumentals in Courtyard; $10/each; reservations, Beth Johnson, (206) 232-4440, Ruth Ann Biggers, RuthAnnB@MIPC.org. Kindermusik registration: Haley Montoya, (206) 325-1233, adovesong@gmail.com. 3605 84th Ave. S.E. (206) 232-5595.

Mercer Island United Methodist Church: Sunday School, 10 a.m. Sunday worship: 11 a.m. Childcare available. All are welcome. 7070 S.E. 24th St. 232-3044.

New Hope International Church Sunday services: 9 a.m. (English), 2 p.m. (Thai). A prayer session is available for those who need healing. 9170 S.E. 64th St. 275-1042 ext. 3, www.newhic.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church worship and kids’ services: 10 a.m. Fellowship and Bible study: 11 a.m. 6001 Island Crest Way. Pastor Bill Clements, 232-1711.

St. Monica Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith? You are invited to join St. Monica Catholic Church’s RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation Adults) program, an ancient church process to enable non-Christians or non-Catholics to learn about and participate in the Roman Catholic faith. Some attend for enrichment purposes as well. All are welcome to join. The class meets 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays, St. Monica School Library, 4320 87th Ave. S.E.; Dan Stevenson, 232-9829. Childcare provided. 4301 88th Ave. S.E. 232-2900.

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