Wetlands work

Join the Friends of Luther Burbank Park and the high school E-team for wetlands restoration work at Luther Burbank Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Nov. 3, and again on Nov. 17. Tools, coffee and treats will be provided.

Meet at the north parking lot’s northeast corner by the white gate at 10 a.m.

Ski Swap

The annual Ski and Board Swap at Islander Middle School is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The half-price sale is from 4 to 5 p.m. Items can be checked-in for consignment sale, Nov. 2, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to the swap Web site at

D’a de Los Muertos

Islander Middle School 8th grade Spanish students invite the community to join them for a traditional D’a de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration between 6 and 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in the Islander Middle School Library. There will be art, live music and food. For information, contact Allison Anderson at, 230-6188 or Sandy Glass at, 275-0054.


Author and lecturer, Daniel Pink, will speak about his new book, “A Whole New Mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future,” at 3:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at the Community Center at Mercer View. Pink believes the future belongs to those who use the right side of their brain, the half that represents the arts, empathy, play and meaning. Pink will also be meeting with school officials earlier in the afternoon.


Informational Meeting for international service trip to Peru: 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 1, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The trip is for high school students during spring break, April 1-12. Co-sponsors: MIYFS, Crooked Trails. Michelle Morse, 236-7293,,

“Mr. Popper’s Penguins”: Nov. 2-18, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St., (206) 232-4145, Opening Night Gala: 7 p.m., Nov. 2.

Wetlands Restoration work: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 3, 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.

Ten Thousand Villages sale: Nov. 7-11, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. One hundred ten artisan groups and cooperatives in 35 developing countries benefit from the sale, and all sale proceeds at MIPC will go directly 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; and 11:30-12:30 p.m., Nov. 11.

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

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

Friends & Family Night: 6-8 p.m., Nov. 12, MI Thrift Shop. Special holiday showcase for Christmas, Hannukah. 20 percent discount on everything in store. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. (206) 236-3625.

Scottish Highlands photo exhibit by photographer John Friar: through Oct. 31, Omega Photo, 1100 Bellevue Way N.E. #6, Bellevue, (425) 455-2126,

Flu shot clinics on MI

MI Parks & Recreation: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 5, MI Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way, by appointment only. Free with Medicare Part B; $30 if HMO member. 236-3545.

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,

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

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.

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.;; The Lincoln Lynx Alumni Association, P.O. Box 31056, Seattle, WA 98103-1056.


MI Visual Arts League (MIVAL) meeting: 12 p.m., Nov. 1, MI Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Board members’ meeting: 10:30 a.m. Cathe Gill, well-known Seattle-area painter and teacher, will give a mixed media demonstration with watercolor, pastel. Everyone is welcome.

MI Republican Women meets at 11:30 a.m., first Monday of each month (Nov. 5), 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,

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

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 from your favorite lacrosse player by Nov. 8. We deliver to your home or business the first week of December. Sarah Waller, (206) 232-0647,

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.

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’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,

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,

MI Visual Arts League (MIVAL) artists’ art is on display during November at Island businesses: Mary McKelvy, Mercer Island Library; Cassandra Chamberlain, Countrywide Home Loans; Seiko Konya, Avellino Apts.; Sharon Driscoll, Dr. Troy Thomas; Marcie Roderick, Physical Therapy; Luccia Neagu, Fitness Together; Velma Segers, La Belle Spa; Wanda Hughes, Expressions Salon; Pia Messina, Chamber of Commerce.


Health Ministry Seminar: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 1, Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300, Seattle 98109. Free. Start/continue a health ministry through places of worship. Register: 5 p.m. Rev. Gwendolyn Coates: (206) 389-4331,; Hospice Information Line: (206) 749-7759.

Stop the Violence, Your Prayer Can Make a Difference lecture: 8 p.m., Nov. 1, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Island Crest Way and S.E. 47th Street. Speaker: Ron Ballard.

Foundation Class — Fruits of the Spirit: 2-3 p.m., Sundays through Nov. 4, New Hope International Church, 9170 S.E. 64th St. “Fruits of the Spirit” are nine attributes of a Christian’s life with Jesus Christ, as listed in Galatians 5:22-23, Holy Bible. Taught by Ps. Tyson. To sign up:

Mazuma Retirement Investment workshop: 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 6, 2208 Senior Services of Seattle/King County, 2nd Ave., Seattle. Free. To sign up: (206) 268-6707,

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,, (206) 232-7115, ext. 304.

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.,

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,

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

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

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

Mary Wayte Pool: For information, see the City Parks and Recreation catalog. Adapted aquatic lessons for children and adults with special needs. One-on-one lessons. $9/lesson. 296-4370.


D’a de Los Muertos Celebration with tapetes, La Banda Gozona music, tamales: 6-8 p.m., Nov. 2, Islander Middle School Library, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Allison Anderson, (206) 230-6188,

Islander Ski Swap: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 3, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. 24th Annual Ski & Snowboard Swap with new and used equipment, clothing. Half-price sale: 4-5 p.m. (206) 236-3413.

Veterans Day Celebration at Island Park Elementary: 7 p.m., Nov. 7, Island Park Elementary multi-purpose room. Community celebration with the school choir and 5th graders who will read essays to honor veterans. Sing and celebrate America and veterans. Susan Hamp, (206) 230-6254.

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,

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

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


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.


Classics on Film: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” 1 p.m., Nov. 3. Presented by Lance Rhoades, film historian. Free. (206) 236-3545, 236-3537.

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

Mr. Popper’s Penguins, creative drama: 4 p.m., Nov. 1. Ages 4-8. Registration required.

Story Time Yoga: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 6. Ages 3-5. Registration required.

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.


Teen Zone: 1 p.m., Nov. 5, 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,

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. Basic chords, notation, tablature. 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. Everything will be fired, glazed. $90/six weeks; includes materials, firing.

Writing Club: 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays. Grades 3-4. Author Barbara Winkelman’s after-school club. 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 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.

Flu Shot Clinic: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 5, Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way, by appointment only. 236-3545. Free with Medicare Part B; $30 if HMO member.

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,

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 and 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

Support Groups: Parkinson Disease, 2-3:30 p.m., Nov. 6, CCMV, Calkins Room. Speaker: Don Armstrong, MPA, “Ethical Wills.” Caregivers, 3-4:30 p.m., Nov. 1, CCMV, Slater Room.

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.

Senior Adult Newsletter mailing list: call 236-3545.


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.

Healthy Eyes Seminar: 12:30 p.m., Nov. 1. MI Ophthalmologist Michael Rizen, M.D., Ph.D. from Eye Clinic of Bellevue, Ltd., PS. Topics: age-related eye diseases, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration. Free; open to public. Please RSVP.

Introduction to Mah Jongg: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 8. Learn tiles, game rules. $10/members, $15/non-members. Please register.

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.,

Poker game: 12:30-3 p.m., second and 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. to noon, Mondays, Thursdays. Fitness members only.


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: 10:30 a.m. Adult Education, “Saving Jesus” DVD series: 9 a.m., Sundays. HS Youth Group/Sunday school: 6 p.m., Susan Moon’s home. MS Youth Group: 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays. Bible Studies: 7:45 p.m., Wednesdays; 6:15 p.m., Thursdays. Memorial Garden Dedication: Nov. 4. 4545 Island Crest Way, (206) 232-7800,

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,

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,

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,

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., first and third Friday (Nov. 2). 3200 78th Ave. S.E. 232-1015 ext. 100,

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. Men’s Breakfast: 8-9 a.m., Nov. 10, Fellowship Hall, $10; guest speaker, Bob Richards; to register, e-mail Dave Williamson, African Children’s Choir: 8:15, 10:35 a.m., Nov. 25, sanctuary; no 5 p.m. service, Nov. 25. Kindermusik registration: Haley Montoya, (206) 325-1233, 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,

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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