Lifestyle

Events

MIPA Toy Swap 2007: 9-11 a.m., Oct. 13, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd. Half-price sale: noon-1 p.m. An opportunity to consign and buy a variety of children’s items; 35 percent of the sales to benefit MIPA. Gently used baby equipment, clothing, books and toys for children ages 0-6. www.mipreschoolassociation.org/toyswap.htm.

Island Books’ Second Saturday Stories: 11-11:30 a.m., Oct. 13, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Debbie Deutsch: “Not So Scary Stories.” Ages 3 and up. (206) 232-6920, www.mercerislandbooks.com.

Carving for a Cause hosted by the Bahad Family and other sponsors to help foster kids: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 13, Clarke Beach, 7700 East Mercer Way. Carve pumpkins, play games and enjoy food. $25/person. Proceeds to benefit Treehouse. (206) 355-4538, www.treehouseforkids.org.

Diversity Speaker Series: author Lawney Reyes, 7 p.m., Oct. 14, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. Reyes, recipient of Peace and Friendship Award, wrote “White Grizzly Bear’s Legacy: Learning to be Indian,” “Bernie Whitebear: An Urban Indian’s Quest of Justice.” Kathy Rule, (206) 232-7800.

Kiro-TV Concept Homes Tour: ongoing through Oct. 14, South end. Proceeds benefit Pratt Fine Arts Center. $10. (206) 232-0446, www.kirotv.com/concepthomes.

2007 Mercer Island Voters Forum: 7:30-9 p.m., Oct. 17, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Candidates for MI City Council and School Board will answer the audience’s questions. Speakers will present for and against statements on Proposition 1: Roads and Transit funding and Initiative 67: Insurance. Moderator: Dave Ross. Doors open: 7 p.m. Refreshments available.

Mercer Island Community Art Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., Oct. 18, MI Town Center. Watch for signs. Music, snacks, wine-tasting and art.

Laughs for Lunch: 11:45 a.m., Oct. 22, CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th. MI Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring Mercer Island’s Joel McHale, star of “The Soup” on E! Network and “The I.T. Crowd.” Make a reservation by noon, Oct. 18. $15/members, $18/non-members.

Puget Sound Blood Center Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St., west gymnasium. www.psbc.org, 1-800-398-7888.

The Pumpkin Patch: October fundraiser presented by MI Youth and Family Services Foundation, MI Town Center. Features local artists’ blown glass. The art, for purchase, is on display at participating merchants. Special activities in conjunction with Third Thursday Art Walk. Roger Kjos, (206) 236-3543, roger.kjos@mercergov.org.

High School Reunions

MIHS Class of 1987 20th reunion: Oct. 13, Community Center at Mercer View. “Reunions with Class,” (425) 644-1044.

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 and alumni. Funds to support Garfield High School’s endowment fund, current academic programs. www.garfieldhsf.org.

MIHS football players will gather Nov. 23 to toast retiring football coach Dick Nicholl at the high school. “Reunions with Class,” (425) 644-1044.

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

Clubs

The League of Women Voters meeting: 9:15 a.m., Oct. 11, MI Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave S.E., Room A. Discussion topic: Washington State ballot issues. Cynthia Howe, (206) 236-0593.

Kindermusik with Haley Montoya: ongoing. Curriculum for newborns to 7-year-olds in three age-specific programs. www.mipc.org, adovesong@gmail.com.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts new troop organizing meeting: 3 p.m., Oct. 14, MI Library meeting room. Join or lead a fall troop. Tram Muti, 275-0068, tram_bui_muti@hotmail.com.

Mercer Island Historical Society meeting: 1 p.m., Oct. 15, CCMV. Topic: Pumas of Mexico. Speaker: Bob Lewis. (206) 232-6187.

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.

French film night: “Les Demoiselles de Rochefort” (The Young Ladies of Rochford): 7 p.m., Oct. 16, CCMV. Sponsored by Mercer Island Sister City Association, Mercer Island Arts Council. Classic 1967 musical starring Catherine Deneuve, Gene Kelly and George Chakiris. Presented by Lance Rhoades, film historian. Free; refreshments served. Jane Meyer Brahm, 232-0701.

MIVAL Holiday Art Show Gallery Reception: 5:30 p.m., Oct.18, CCMV. Visit with local artists, enjoy refreshments in conjunction with Third Thursday Art Walk. Holiday Show: Oct. 15-Dec. 21, CCMV.

MIHS Youth Soccer Night game: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 18. All MI youth soccer players invited. Registered teams will be introduced at halftime. Free posters and cocoa. Marilyn Jensen, 236-2516, Mpjensen99@comcast.net.

Ikebana 2007 Exhibition “Fragrant” presented by Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Seattle branch: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 20-21, Lynnwood’s Alderwood Mall, east end toward Sears, with demonstrations 1-3 p.m., Oct. 20-21. Nobuko Relnick, (425) 489-1992; Megumi Schacher, (425) 744-9751, www.sogetsuikebana.com.

French Conversation Evening: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 24, Cellar 46, 7650 S.E. 27th. Sponsored by Mercer Island Sister City Association. All levels of French-speakers welcome; stay the whole time or drop in. Parking in The Mercer garage. Jane Meyer Brahm, 232-0701.

Rotary Park work party: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 27. Finish the city’s structural park improvements, work on paths, re-smooth mounds and plant. Bring work gloves. Blair Rasmussen, (206) 920-8177.

Mercer Island 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.

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

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) artists’ art is on display through October at Island businesses.

Classes/Schools

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

Mercer Island 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: mercerislandlacrosse.com. Chris Juergens, (206) 240-3745; Jody Beckwith, 232-1489.

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

ParentMap Independent School Fair: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 10, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Features schools from Seattle and the Eastside. Education experts on-site. A list of participating schools is at www.parentmap.com and in ParentMap’s October issue. Free.

Global Warming 101 workshop: 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 11, Community Center. Bring recent PSE bill, current gas mileage and weekly miles driven. For teens and adults. Instructors: Elizabeth Hardisty, Lisa Tiedt. Free. To register: (206) 236-3545.

Becoming Soulmates Seminar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 20, led by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Couples’ relationship seminar. To register: Katty Clark, 236-6496, kattyclark@msn.com.

Senior Care Classes and Support Groups for Fall 2007, offered by Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue: Therapeutic Yoga; Surviving the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease; Beat the Flu Bug — Flu Clinics; Vitamin Supplements: What’s All the Buzz About?; How to Protect Yourself from the Flu this Winter; Identity Theft; and more. Alison Estep, (425) 688-5177, alison.estep@overlakehospital.org; www.overlakehospital.org.

Lakeridge Elementary Scholastic Book Fair: Oct. 22-26, Lakeridge library. Theme: “Blizzard!” Includes a wide selection of new and favorite books, and preschool, middle school and adult titles. All are invited. Hours: 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 22 and 26. 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 23-25. Family Shopping Night: 6-8 p.m., Oct. 25.

Mazuma Retirement Investment workshop: 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 23, 2208 Second Ave., Seattle. Senior Services of Seattle/King County, non-profit agency. Free. To sign up: (206) 268-6707, www.mazumaretirement.org.

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

Mercer Island Toddlers has openings for fall 2007 parent/child weekly classes. Preschool program for children, parent education for adults. Sponsored by Bellevue Community College Parent Education Program. Sue, (425) 564-2365.

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

Mary Wayte Pool: For schedules and information, see the City Parks and Recreation catalog. Adapted aquatic lessons for children and adults with special needs. Instructors trained through the Children’s Hospital Adapted Aquatics program. One-on-one lessons. Cost: $9/lesson. 296-4370.

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.

Silent Auction: ongoing through Oct. 14. Bid on any of 100 unique books on view in MI Library display case. Preview some of the best and most interesting books for sale. Hosted by Friends of MI Library. Proceeds to benefit library programs.

Toddler Story Time: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30, Large Meeting Room. Stories, music, fingerplays and activities for ages 24-36 months and caregiver. Registration required.

Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30, Large Meeting Room. Stories, early literacy activities, music, puppets and fun for ages 3-5. Registration required.

Wonderful Ones Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 10 and 17, Large Meeting Room. Ages 12-23 months and caregiver. Stories, rhymes and music. Registration required.

Teen Advisory Board meeting: 6:45 p.m., Oct. 16, Large Meeting Room. Voice your opinions on materials, services and programs the library should get for teens. Earn one volunteer credit hour. Registration required. Teens only.

Microsoft Word Level I class: 9-10 a.m., Oct. 11. Learn Microsoft Word basics. Newcomers welcome. Registration required. Adults only.

Microsoft Word Level II class: 9-10 a.m., Oct. 16. Playing with images, tables and formatting. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level I. Registration required. Adults only.

Fall Book Sale, Friends of MI Library: Oct. 19-21, Large Meeting Room. Book Sale: over 10,000 books and media for sale, 4:45-8 p.m., Friday, members only; memberships available at the door, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Half price sale, 12-3 p.m., Sunday; 3-5 p.m., $1 a bag. Proceeds benefit MI Library programs. (206) 236-3537.

Volunteer for MI Library Fall Book Sale: Oct. 18-21. Help set up and operate the sale. Sign up for a single day or the whole event: www.kcls.org. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Game On! 7 p.m., Oct. 23. Play GameCube, Wii and PS2 games. DDR, Guitar Hero, Mario Kart and more every fourth Tuesday of the month, meeting room.

Internet for Beginners class: 9-10 a.m., Oct. 25. Discover new and fun ways to search the Internet. Get tips from a librarian. Registration required. Adults only.

Classics on Film: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” 1 p.m., Oct. 27, MI Library Halloween film presentation by Lance Rhoades, film historian. Free. (206) 236-3545, 236-3537.

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.

Growing up Male: 6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 16. Pre-register by Oct. 12. Grades 4-7. Encourages ongoing family communication. Co-sponsor: Planned Parenthood. $15.

Growing up Female: 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 18. Pre-register by Oct. 12. Grades 4-7, daughters and parents. Co-sponsor: Planned Parenthood. $15.

Pumpkin Patch Carnival: 4-6 p.m., Oct. 26. Ages 3-10. Fun games, costume contest, face painting, fortuneteller, prizes, treats and bouncer, $3. Co-sponsor: MI Kiwanis. Teen Haunted House: 7-10 p.m., grades 6-8, $5.

Create with Clay: 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays. Session 2. Grades 1-4. Create masks, animals, cool houses and more. Everything will be fired and glazed. $90 for six weeks; includes materials and firing.

Hip Hop Dance class: Wednesdays through Oct. 22. Grades 3-5. $100.

Swing Into Salsa: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays. Grades 4-8. Six-week series. Swing and salsa; basics of dancing to popular and classic high-energy music. $75.

Music Works — Guitar: 3-3:55 p.m., Mondays, age 11 and younger; 4-4:55 p.m., Mondays, age 12 and older. Sept. 17-Nov. 19. Acoustic and popular guitar. Learn basic cords, notation, guitar tablature, popular songs. Books provided. $210.

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

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

Lego Building: Mondays — 3-4 p.m., ages 6-8; 4-5 p.m., ages 8-10; 5-6 p.m., ages 10-13. Sept. 17-Oct. 22. $60.

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

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 and preschoolers. $3 per visit.

Parents & Me Art Explorations: weekly preschool art programs start in October. (206) 232-4548, www.mipositiveplace.org.

Teens: Need a place to hang out on Saturdays? Visit the Boys & Girls Club. $3. Open gym, movies, XBOX, Internet, karaoke, open-mic nights, foosball, ping-pong and pool. Free pizza, soda. Nate, 232-4548.

Parks & Rec.

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.

Support Group: Adult Children of Loved Ones with Parkinson Disease, 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 15, CCMV Board Room.

Taxes and IRA Distributions: 10-11:30 a.m., Oct. 16, CCMV Luther Room. Cost: $3. Reserve a spot: 236-3545.

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

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

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

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

Parks & Rec. Seniors

Grief and Loss Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 11, Community Center Board Room, Betsy Zuber, MS, YFS. For senior adult widowers/widows. Free. (206) 236-3525.

Flu Shot Clinic: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 17 and Nov. 5, Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way, by appointment only. 236-3545. Free with Medicare Part B; $30 if HMO member.

Hearing Tests: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 17, Congregational Church. No appointment required. Free.

Regional Reduced Fare Bus Permits: 10-11 a.m., Oct. 17, Congregational Church. $3 payable to Metro representative.

Alzheimer’s Association Seminar, “Memory Problems? What you can do”: 12:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 18. Registration required. Free. To register: Rosemary Como, (206) 529-3868.

Seattle Aquarium Trip: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 19. Leave from CCMV. Home pickup available. Cost: $12. Reserve a spot: 236-3545.

Niner’s 9-hole senior golf program, Mondays through Oct. 22. To register: 236-3545.

Solemates: 8:30-11:30 a.m., Oct. 10. Leaves from CCMV. Cost: $2.

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

Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers nutritious, home-delivered frozen meals to home-bound seniors age 60 and over. Jackie, (206) 230-6846.

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

Senior Adult Newsletter mailing list: call 236-3545.

JCC

All events take place at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, unless noted. 232-7115.

Dining Without Whining lecture: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 11. Speaker: Beverly Pressey, nutritionist, BCC Infant Parent Lab. Brunch and tour of Whole Foods, Bellevue: 9:30 a.m., Oct. 14. Cost: $10/person; $17/couple. No JCC membership necessary. Pre-register. Andy, andyl@sjcc.org, (206) 232-7115 ext. 304.

Poker game: 12:30-3 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Roni Antebi, ext. 269.

JCC Seniors

All senior social programs will be held in the auditorium.

Mah Jongg: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fridays, room 207. JCC members: free. Non-members: $2.

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

Senior water exercise: 11 a.m. to noon, Mondays and 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: Diversity Speaker Series, Native American author Lawney Reyes, 7 p.m., Oct. 14. Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m., nursery care provided. Children’s Sunday school during worship. Adult Education: “The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations,” 9 a.m., Sunday. High School Youth Group/Sunday school: 6 p.m., Susan Moon’s home. Middle School Youth Group: 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays. Bible Studies: 7:45 p.m., Wednesday; 6:15 p.m., Thursday. Men’s Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Oct. 13. Flu Shots available: Oct. 17. 4545 Island Crest Way, (206) 232-7800, www.ucc-ccmi.org.

Congregation Shevet Achim morning minyan: 6:45 a.m., Monday and Thursday; 6:55 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and 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. Shabbat class in Pirkei Avos, 45 minutes before Mincha services. Sanctuary of Northwest Yeshiva High School. President Rich Gilmore, (206) 232-1060.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Sunday services: Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and 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 and 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@attglobal.net.

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. Day of Action and Awareness — Raising Funds for Darfur: 12-4 p.m., Oct. 14. Sponsor: Mercer Island’s Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation. Join volunteers in environmental clean-up fundraising projects and trail renovations at Soaring Eagle Park, Sammamish, and AA Peak on Cougar Mountain, Issaquah. Funds raised will benefit women and children refugees in Darfur through Jewish World Watch coalition. Herzl-Ner Tamid, (206) 232-8555, info@h-nt.org. 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. Annual “Trunk-or-Treat”: 6-8 p.m., Oct. 24, a safe and sane Halloween party for children of all ages. Bring a pumpkin to carve, come in costume and enjoy a Big Bouncer, crafts, snacks, games and prizes. “Musical Feast”: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. Solo and ensemble selections from opera, musical theatre and jazz. Benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity and El Salvador mission; reception following. Reception to honor Pr. Paul Fauske and his wife, Chris, for their ministry: 11:30 a.m., after the 10:15 service, Oct. 28. 8501 S.E. 40th St. (206) 232-3270, www.htlcmi.org.

Mercer Island Covenant Church worship services: 8:30 a.m. and 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): 9:15-11:30 a.m., Thursdays, childcare provided. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): 9 a.m., first and third Fridays. 3200 78th Ave. S.E. 232-1015, 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. Special Reception to welcome new staff in the Courtyard: 9:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 6:15 p.m., Oct. 21. Super 60’s & Beyond, with lunch: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 24, Fireside Room; special guest speaker, Mike Cero. Women’s Retreat, “Who is My Neighbor?”: Nov 2-3, Rainbow Lodge; Ruth Ann Biggers, (206) 232-5596 ext. 203, ruthannb@mipc.org. Ten Thousand Villages International Gift Festival: Nov. 7-11, MIPC Courtyard. Men’s Breakfast: 8-9 a.m., Nov. 10, Fellowship Hall. African Children’s Choir: 8:15 a.m., 10:35 a.m., Nov. 25, sanctuary. Becoming Soulmates Seminar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 20 — register by Oct. 15, Katty Clark, (206) 236-6496. 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 in their families. “Wild, Wild Waves,” Autumnfest event: 6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 31. Everyone is invited. Family alternative to trick-or-treating featuring carnival games for all ages, prizes, candy, food, cake walk, family pictures, costume contest. Food/games tickets sold at door. 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 is forming now and 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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