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Karate West will be holding Stranger Danger Safety Workshops for children on Mercer Island at noon on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5. This is a free community service by Karate West. The workshops will be held at the new club located on 8417 S.E. 68th Street, Mercer Island. For more information, please call (425) 391-4444.

Shakespeare in the Park: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Wooden O Theatre is at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2, 3 and 4. All performances take place in Luther Burbank Park’s amphitheater. For more information, contact the Mercer Island Arts Council at 236-3545.

Mostly Music in the Park continues at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2 with West Valley Highway, a country honky tonk collective. Other performances include Dillinger’s Clambake on Aug. 5, the African All Stars on Aug. 9, the Kosher Red Hots on Aug. 12 and Misty River on Aug. 16. All performances are free and begin at 7 p.m. at Mercerdale Park.

Blue Angels airshow: The Washington State Department of Transportation will close all lanes of I-90 across Lake Washington several times from Thursday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 5, to accommodate air show practices and performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for this year’s Seafair festivities. The closure times are listed on the City’s Web site at www.mercergov.org/seafair.

Mercer Island Gallery presents Gary Gumble and Eric Montoya through Aug. 2. Call 230-6849 for more information.

“Get Outside” volunteer projects: Upper Luther Burbank Park invasives removal is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11. Meet at 84th Avenue S.E. and 84th Avenue S.E. To register visit www.mtsgreenway.org.

Autism Day, an annual event for families touched by autism, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Jubilee Farm, 229 W. Snoqualmie River Road in Carnation, Wash. Autism Day has games, activities, hayrides, a one-hour industrial-sized slip ‘n’ slide, and a donation-per-plate picnic on the porch catered by Sherm’s Barbecue using produce from the farm. Free and open to the public. Contact lymba@comcast.net for more information.

Primary Debate for City Council Pos. 3 will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Avenue S.E. Bring a friend and join the Mercer Island Republican Women’s Club for an interesting and informative session.

Cheep Trills & Nonesuch English Country Dancers music and dance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. Free Will Donations gratefully accepted. This is a scent-free event. Please contact Lisbeth Pisk at 523-7674.

Real estate seminar, “Stepping into Adulthood: Financial Savvy for the Next Stage of Your Life,” is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 8 at CCMV. The seminar is free, but please register by calling 236-3545.

Kids Camp is from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 20 through Aug. 24 at the Community Center at Mercerview (CCMV). Cost: $250 per child, but multiple children per family get $25 off. This day camp is an arts and crafts camp for children ages 5 through 9. All proceeds go directly to the Campaign for Children’s Hospital. Snacks and camp t-shirt will be provided. Register by Aug. 1. Please contact Megan at 595-3439 or e-mail megansherer@hotmail.com for more information.

Mercer Island United Methodist church is facilitating a number of volunteer opportunities for youth and adults this summer. These include the Opportunities in Life Tennis Clinic, Aug. 13 to Aug. 17. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon each day. For more information about these and other community service adventures, please contact Lee Carney Hartman, MIUMC Youth and Family Ministries, 232-3044 leecarneyhartman@yahoo.

Friends Helping Friends in Uganda summer festival will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Mercerdale Park. African and Asian market, music, arts and crafts, food, drink and fun. Sponsored by New Hope International Church.

MIHS Reunions:

Class of 1966 meets annually at the Roanoke. This year, it starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Pictures are at 4 p.m. Already confirmed to come are classmates from Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Georgia, Oregon, California, and Washington. Contact is Steve Monohan, Stephen@monahan.com

Class of 1967 40th reunion will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the VFW Hall, with barbecue at 8:30 p.m. A casual ‘grads only’ gathering will be at the Roakoke Inn the Friday night preceding. Reunion 67 Committee is Gail Gilbert Hjorten, Laurie Hirshberg Koehler, Janet Keating Campbell, Janice Nudelman Seino, Jim Pishue, Steve Potter, Marc Connelly and Tori Olson.

Class of 1972 35th reunion is Aug. 4, contact John Woodson, johncwoodson@earthlink.net.

Class of 1977 30th reunion is Saturday, Sept. 15, place to be determined; contact “Reunions with Class” (425) 644-1044.

Class of 1987 will hold its 20th Oct. 13, place yet to be determined. Contact “Reunions with Class” (425) 644-1044.

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

Clubs

Mercer Island Historical Society plaque unveiling will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Island Square in Town Center. Mayor and city officials will be in attendance to commemorate the location of the Island’s first commerical building.

Probus Club of Mercer Island will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, at the Presbyterian Church 3605 84th Avenue S.E. The speaker will be Doug MacDonald, a 1963 MIHS graduate and Harvard Law graduate who was in the Peace Corps and the state secretary of transportation. Open to the public. E-mail probobus@comcast.net for more information.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) Members’ work is currently being shown. Wanda Hughes, Avellino Apts. 2836 78th St; Franca Martin at Mercer Island Florist, 3006 78th Ave. S.E.; Judith Roan, Sterling Savings Bank, 7803 S. E. 27th, #170; Norman Yang, La Belle Spa, 8425 S. E. 68th St.; Karen Amanda, Mercer Island Eyeworks, 2729 78th Ave. S. E.; Charlotte Haugen, Dr. Troy Thomas, 2055 80th Ave.; Jean Jack, Mercer Island Physical Therapy, 7900 S. E. 28th St., #102; Helen Schwedenberg, Mercer island Library,4400--88th Ave. S. E.; Laurie Malmfeldt, All Best Pet Care, 3937 78th Ave. S.E.; Esther Akrish, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, 7613 S. E. 27th St. These showings will continue through August.

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

All Island Book Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E.

Mercer Island Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 and Monday, Sept. 10 at the Market House (the former C’est Cheese restaurant). The address is: 7525 S.E. 24th, Mercer Island. Order your lunch and join us in discussing and sharing thoughts on pending issues, availability of local speakers, and future meetings. Come join in gaining knowledge about our community.

Classes/

Schools

Youth Theatre Northwest: The 24th Summer Stock Season will run through Labor Day weekend. The plays are: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (Aug. 3 through Aug. 11) and “Once Upon A Mattress” (Aug. 24 through Sept. 2). Each show will feature a new Thursday, midday performance. Additional information about the plays and the upcoming season is available online at www.youththeatre.org

Computer classes are ongoing at the CCMV. Learn Tech basics and computer maintenance and security. All donations will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. A $20 donation per class is suggested. Contact 512-825-7549 or crazycrystal@gmail.com to reserve a space.

Mercer Island Toddlers have openings for parent/child classes beginning Fall 2007. The classes meet once a week with a preschool program for the children and parent education for the adults. Openings for Toddler Ones (must be age 1 by August 31) are on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Openings for Toddler Twos (must be age 2 by August 31) are Monday and Tuesday mornings. Sponsored by Bellevue Community College Parent Education Program. To register, call Sue at (425) 564-2365.

Little Acorn Day School has summer and fall openings for six-hour and all-day preschool, two to five days per week. Children must be at least 2-1/2 to enter the program. Please contact director, Tiana at 236-0480 or e-mail Littleacorninc@msn.com for more info.

Mary Wayte Pool: For schedules and information on upcoming classes and events at the pool see the new City Parks and Recreation Spring Catalog.

  • Adapted aquatic lessons for children and adults with special needs are now being offered. Instructors are trained through the Children’s Hospital Adapted Aquatics program. Lessons are one-on-one for optimal individualization. Cost is $9 per lesson. Call 296-4370 for more information.

    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.

    Workplace Literacy meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays through Aug. 19 in the Large Meeting Room. Presented by Tricia Kesterson from HopeLink. Multiple week course to improve English workplace language skills. This class is organized based upon the needs of the students.

    Reading buddies is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 and 13. Open to children ages 5 to 8.

    Anime and Manga Club meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 in the large meeting room. Watch anime videos with other like-minded fans and discuss them afterwards. Also, check out the library’s offerings of manga and drawing books. Light refreshments will be served. Teens only, please.

    “Olivia Saves the Circus” is at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Presented by Youth Theatre Northwest, ages 4 and older.

    Computer Class: Email Level I from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, at the library. Learn what e-mail is, create your own Yahoo email account and get some valuable practice. Beginners welcome. Registration required. Adults only.

    Computer Class: Email Level II from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, at the library. Learn what e-mail is, create your own Yahoo email account and get some valuable practice. Beginners welcome. Registration required. Adults only.

    Computer Class: Email Level III from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, at the library. Learn what e-mail is, create your own Yahoo email account and get some valuable practice. Beginners welcome. Registration required. Adults only.

    Boys & Girls Club

    Unless noted, all events take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 2825 West Mercer Way. Register online at www.mipositiveplace.org or call 232-4548.

    Teens: Need a place to hang out on Saturdays? Visit the Boys & Girls Club. The cost is only $3. Open gym, movies, XBOX, Internet, karaoke, and open mic nights. Play foosball, Ping-Pong or pool. Free pizza and soda. Sponsored by Sahara. Call Nate at 232-4548.

    Preschool Rainy Day Gym, indoor playground for pre-schoolers accompanied by parents, is from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Trikes, scooters, balls, and climbing equipment provided.

    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.

    Lunchtime Hoops: Join city employees for lunchtime basketball at the CCMV from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Call Harvey Barnes for details at 230-6848.

    EcoDeals.org is a free online shopping guide that shows King County residents how to save money by purchasing products that are better for our environment. Visitors can find coupons to print and information about retailers, products and services that conserve resources, and offer real savings. For more tips, please visit www.mercergov.org/sustainability.

    Bridge lessons are from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $63 for six weeks. The instructor is Aidee Pokroy. Call 236-3545 for more information.

    Volunteer bus drivers needed for senior transportation. Parks and Rec provides transportation to senior adults on the Island who no longer drive. The bus is easy to drive and no endorsements are needed. Please call Jeanette at 230-6845 to join this group of volunteers.

    Seniors

    America’s Car Museum trip is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. Departs and returns to CCMV. Call 236-3545 to reserve your spot. Cost is $21.

    Caregivers support group is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 at the CCMV Slater Room. Free.

    Parkinsons disease support group is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the CCMV Calkins Room. Free.

    Grief and loss support group is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in the CCMV Board Room. Free.

    Parkinson’s carers’ support group is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the CCMV Health Room.

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

    Solemates: Four miles of walk and talk followed by a stop at a coffee shop. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays. No walks in June. Meet in the lobby at the CCMV. The fee is $2 per person, per walk.

    Grocery shopping transportation: Pick up every Wednesday at your home, take you to one grocery store and a quick errand on the Island. Will carry your groceries into the house. Call 236-3456 and leave a message by 4 p.m. the day before shopping. The cost is $1 round trip.

    Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers nutritious, home-delivered frozen meals to home-bound seniors. We have recently replaced several less popular meals with new selections. For more information about this program please contact Jackie at the CCMV at 236-3545.

    Senior lunch program is Tuesdays and Thursdays. Served in the Covenant Shores dining room. Transportation provided from CCMV. Call us if you need a ride from home. Call 236-6845 to register. The cost is $4.25.

    Senior Adult Newsletter mailing list. Contact 236-3545 if you wish to be added to the mailing list.

    JCC

    Unless noted, all events take place at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. For more information, call 232-7115.

    Computer classes, “Discover the World Wide Web” is from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27. Computer classes taught by The King County Library System at the JCC. Participants must have prior experience using the computer. Class size is limited to 8 students. Free. Please register with Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269.

    Movie Club meets at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9 to watch “39 Pounds of Love.” Please register with Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269.

    Poker games at the JCC at 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12:30 p.m. Please call Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269 for more information.

    Current event discussion group meets at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. Join us for a monthly current event roundtable. This month Al Ziontz will lead a lively discussion about “Health Care in America— Is it Time For a Change?” Free. Please call Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269 for more information.

    Book Club at the JCC! Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Join us at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. If you are interested call Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269.

    Sunday Matinee at the J is 4 to 6 p.m. every 2nd Sunday of the month features a movie matinee for adults at the JCC. Join us for an afternoon of fun, gathering and education. This month’s movie, “The Syrian Bride.” Free and open to everyone. Call Roni Antebi for more info 232-7115, ext. 269.

    JCC Seniors:

    All senior social programs will be held in the auditorium.

    Healthy Eyes Seminar is at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. Come and see Mercer Island ophthalmologist Michael Rizen, M.D., Ph.D. from Eye Clinic of Bellevue, Ltd., PS. Topics include: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Dry Eye, Macular Degeneration. Free. Call Roni Antebi for more info 232-7115, ext. 269.

    Mah Jongg ongoing from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Please bring a Mah Jongg set if possible. Free for members., $2 for non-members.

    Bridge games will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month. Free for JCC members, $2 for non-members.

    Sunday matinee movies are from 2 to 4 p.m. Call extension 269 for information. Preregistration is required.

    Religion

    Congregational Church of Mercer Island: Discovery Wednesdays are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekly; take part in a potluck and intergenerational activities. Sunday Worship is at 9:30 a.m. (Summer schedule ). The church is located at 4545 Island Crest Way, 232-7800, www.ucc-ccmi.org.

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Sacrament meeting is at 9 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:10 a.m. and Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women meet at 11:10 a.m. Church is located at 4001 Island Crest Way. Call 236-2957 for more information.

    Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Sunday services: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church School and nursery care; 11:30 a.m. children’s choir, 5 p.m. A new Contemporary service with guitar and piano, storytelling, and Holy Eucharist in the Chapel. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and healing service. The church is located at S.E. 44th Street and 86th Avenue S.E.. Contact: 232-1572 or e-mail mail@emmanuelmi.org

    First Church of Christ, Scientist: Church Services and Sunday school are held at 10 a.m., Wednesday evening meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Child care is available at all services and meetings. The community is welcome. The Reading Room, a place for individual worship and prayer, as well as study, and research is open to everyone on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7605 S.E. 27th St. Call 232-0175 for more information, or e-mail fccsmi@attglobal.net. The church is at Island Crest Way and S.E. 47th Street.

    Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation: Services Friday at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Services are at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Daily Minyan 7 a.m. and Sunday through Friday Minyan at 9 a.m. FirstFridays at HNT for young adults is at 7:30 p.m. The synagogue is at 3700 E. Mercer Way.

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: Summer hours begin on Sunday, June 17: One service will be at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary; there will be no 5 p.m. contemporary worship service until after Labor Day. Vacation Bible School is Aug. 20 through Aug. 24, registration forms are available at http://www.htlcmi.org or call the church office at 232-3270. Movies in August will be at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, complete with soda pop, candy and popcorn. The church is located at 8501 S.E. 40th St.

    Mercer Island Covenant Church: Summer Sunday services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. High school youth group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Middle school youth group meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. There is no Community Dinner over the summer. Men’s open prayer group meets at 6:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. Women’s prayer ministry meets at 8 a.m. on Thursdays. Mothers of preschoolers will be having a Bible study at 9:15 a.m. every Friday, childcare is provided. Vacation Bible camp “Avalanche Ranch” is July 23 through July 27, 9:30 to 12:30. Limited space is available. For additional information call 232-1015, ext. 100, or check www.micc.org. The church is located at 3200 78th Ave. S.E.

    Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: Sunday schedule: 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Worship Service, 9:15 a.m. Christian Education for All Ages; 10:35 a.m. Tradiational; 5 p.m. Evening Worship Service in Sanctuary. August 10, home-hosted potluck, contact Beverly van Hartesvelt at jbvanhart@aol.com. August 11, Hike to Spray Park in Mount Rainier National Park; meet at MIPC at 7:30 a.m.; for more information, contact Wes Giesbrecht at 206-232-8575 or w.giesbrecht@comcast.net. August 22, 7 p.m. super 60s & beyond ice cream social in the Fellowship Hall. For general information contact Ruth Ann Biggers at 232-5596, ext. 203 or ruthannb@mipc.org. or Dale Sewall at dales@mipc.org. The church is at 3605 84th Ave. S.E.

    Mercer Island United Methodist Church: Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Sunday school begins again in the fall. The church is at 7070 S.E. 24th St. Call 232-3044 for more information.

    New Hope International Church: Services are at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays. The speaker is Dr. Peter Wyns. A prayer session for those who need healing in their family is available. Bible School is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Aug. 13 through Aug. 17. Come join kids in kindergarten through sixth grade for fun games, crafts, drama, snacks and lots of friends. Sue Carpenter and Carolyn Boyd of Carpenter Cross Ministries, an international child evangelism ministry, will be coming to lead in Bible teaching, puppets and singing. The church is located at 170 S.E. 64th St. Call 275-1042, ext. 3 or www.newhic.org.

    Redeemer Lutheran Church: Worship and kid’s church services are at 10 a.m. Fellowship and Bible study is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6001 Island Crest Way. Contact Pastor Bill Clements at 232-1711.

    St. Monica Catholic Church: daily masses: Monday through Friday 6:05 and 8 a.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. weekend masses: Saturday Vigil at 5 p.m., Sunday, 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary and Benediction at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Moms’ group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Juliana Stachurski at 275-9706 or Michelle Klecan at 425-373-1237. Rosary makers meet from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Rectory room. Church office phone number is 232-2900. Pastor is Father Dennis Kemp. The church is at 4301 88th Ave. S.E.

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