The Lake Washington Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers' Auction is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Mercer Island VFW, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Items include guided fishing trips on Lake Washington to Leonard's Landing Lodge in Yakutak, Alaska, fishing gear and crabbing equipment. Bring a friend.

Wooden O Theatre presents free Shakespeare in the Park at 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 14 and 21; Fridays, July 15 and 22; and Saturdays, July 16 and 23, at Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater.

Youth Theatre Northwest will perform ``Honk!'' Performances are at: 7 p.m. Friday, July 22; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24. Call 232-4145 for tickets.

Ivy and Invasive Plant Removal is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Meet at 84th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 32nd Street. The trailhead starts between S.E. 32nd and 33rd streets and you can park on 84th Avenue S.E.. For more information call Dorli Mason, 236-3079 or e-mail or


ADD Resources Parent Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the north fire station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Contact Jayne Carlin at 230-9071 or for more information.

Sons of Norway meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th St.

Mercer Island Radio Operators meets at 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the north-end fire station. It provides backup emergency communications for the Mercer Island Public Safety Department. For information, call Bill Ellis at 232-4881.


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.

Story Time is at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, through August 2. Enjoy stories, songs and fun!

The Dragon Who Came to Visit for 5-year-olds and older, is at 1:30 p.m. today. Explore physical sciences, machines, molecules and more. Presented by Mad Science of King County.

Royal Romp for 3- to 6-year-olds is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. Meet the kings, queens, princes and princesses in your favorite fairy tales.

Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds summer reading program has begun. Bring your child to the library to sign up. There will be free programs, prizes and drawings as children read through the summer.

One-on-One Computer Training is available by appointment. The Interact Club, a group of Mercer Island students sponsored by Rotary, provide the training.


Medicare Information Meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Mercer Island Library. Do you have Medicare with a limited income, Medicare prescription costs, find out if you or a family member are eligible. An employee from the Social Security office will be on site to help with applications if eligible. R.S.V.P. to Betsy Zuber, director of Youth & Family Services at 236-3525.

Little Acorn Day School has openings for 3- to 6-year-olds for the July through August summer session, and September of the 2005 school year. Call Tiana at 236-0480.

Parks & Rec

The following programs are run by the Parks & Recreation Department. For locations, go to or call 236-3545.

Potterfest: The movie ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' will be shown outdoors at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Mercerdale Park.

Fitness Boot Camp for 16- year-olds and up, is from 6 to 7 a.m. to Aug. 5, at North Mercer gym, 8817 S.E. 40th St. and Mercer Island High School track. Bring a water bottle. Make it a family challenge. The cost is $150 for 5 times per week, $90 for 3 times per week.

Mercer Island Branch Sogetsu School of Ikebana Japanese flower arrangement is from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, to August 19, at West Mercer Elementary, 4141 81st Ave. S.E. Register at Mercer Island Parks and Recreation at 236-3545. The cost is $48.50 for six classes.

Boys & Girls Club

Register early for all summer camps. Register online at for AM/PM Pals, dance camps, Teen and Adventure Travel camps, Summer Scene day camps, and Skyhawk sports camps. Call 232-4548.

Summer Scene Camps for 5- to 9-year-olds begin soon. Register early online at

? Let's Celebrate -- Winter in July! Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22. A week of wintry fun including icy arts, crafts, and games including a trip to Family Fun Center. The cost is $140.

? Beach Party! Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. A week of wet activities including water games and contests, arts and crafts and a day at Coulon Beach in Renton. The cost is $135.

Judo Program for all ages is from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost is $30 per month. Call to register.

Summer Tutoring: For extra help in reading, math, or study skills, call Laurie Bowles, director of learning at Knowledge Points Tutoring Center, at 232-4548, ext. 107.


All support groups, with the exception of the stroke group, meet at the Mercer Island Library. For locations or more information, check or call 236-3545.

Eastside Stroke Group is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2050 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue.

Parkinson Support Group is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Mercer Island Library.

Lavender Lands Trip to Sequim is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21. The cost is $80. Call for reservations.


Chamber Art Gallery photography show will run from Friday, July 15, through September. Featured photographers: Derek Juhl, a graduate of Mercer Island High School and the University of Washington; and husband and wife team Ron Reeder, who has reinvented an old technology in printing his photos, and Judith Roan, who prefers black and white classic images. The gallery is at the Chamber of Commerce, 7613 S.E. 27th St.

Jean Jack and Esther Akrish are exhibiting their paintings at Ana's Restaurant, 2420 76th Ave. S.E., through July.

Maggie LeMoie, Jean Jack and Jim Jaime will be exhibiting at the Washington Mutual Building through October. Joan Frey will be showing her paintings at the Mercer Island library during the month of July.


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

Aging and Saging lecture is at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 14, in room 207. Rabbi Johanna Kinberg of Temple B'nai Torah will discuss aging and honoring our elders.

Libia Isabel Gutierrez, Costa Rican avant-garde artist, show runs through Saturday, July 21.

Early Morning Exercise for ages 60-plus is from 7 to 8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call Karla Anderson at ext. 272 for more information.


The East Seattle School Class of 1946 is celebrating its 60th reunion this summer, despite that it has been only 59 years since the members finished eighth grade on the Island. The group decided to have the event one year early as the Old East Seattle School may be demolished. It plans to celebrate with school tours and dinner at the Roanoke Inn, and wants to find boats to take the class around the Island. Call Ed Lightfoot at 425-644-9768.

Mercer Island High School Class of 1965 reunion is September 10 at the Queen City Yacht Club, 2608 Boyer Ave. East, Seattle. Call 425-644-1044 or 1-800-1044.

Mercer Island High School Class of 1985 reunion is August 13 at Glendale Golf & Country Club, 13440 Main Street, Medina. Call 425-644-1044 or 1-800-954-1044.


Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: Monday mornings Bible study is from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Child care is provided. Adult ministries is offering a series ``Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths'' led by James Watson from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Sundays, to July 31. For more information, call Eliana Maxim at 232-5595 at ext. 209 or The church is at 3605 84th Ave. S.E.

Congregational Church of Mercer Island: Summer worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, through July 31. The first and third Tuesdays the spiritual formation group meets at 7:30 p.m. Senior brunch is Sunday, July 17. Betsy Zuber, director of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services will speak on Advance Directives. The church is at 4545 Island Crest Way.

Mercer Island Covenant Church: New high school Bible studies at 1 p.m. Tuesdays for ``Jamba Juice and John'' and Thursdays for ``Tubing and Timothy.'' All are welcome. Register now for vacation Bible camp during the week of July 25 through July 29. The theme is ``Serengeti Trek.'' The camp is open to all children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. The church is at 3200 78th Ave. S.E.

Christian Science Church: The Christian Science Reading Room is temporarily located at the Christian Science Church at Island Crest Way and S.E. 47th Street. The room is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, at 11 a.m. Sundays, and at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 232-0175 for more information, or e-mail

Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Sunday services are at 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 9:30 a.m. (Rite II). The old office building will be remodeled into the Phil Lorenzen Teen Center. Usable furniture and appliances are solicited. Call Patricia at the church office, 232-1572, if you have donations. Yoga class is offered at 11:45 a.m. Mondays in the chapel. Vacation Bible school will be the week of August 22 through Aug. 26. The school is offered jointly with the Congregational Church. Call the office of the Episcopal church to register or for information on other programs. The church is at S.E. 44th Street and 86th Avenue S.E. Its e-mail is

Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation: ``Men Cooking for Shabbat'' is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the HNT kitchen. The materials fee is $65. For more information, contact Herzl-Ner Tamid at 232-8555. The synagogue is at 3700 East Mercer Way.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: Sunday worship service and Holy Communion are at 9 a.m. Child care is provided. Wednesday family night begins with worship service is at 6 p.m. in the atrium. Dinner is served from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall followed by movies until 9:30 p.m. Men's breakfast ad Bible study is at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16 in the Fellowship Hall. The annual family golf outing starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Snoqualmie Falls golf course. An auction and dinner supporting the church outreach program and the elevator fund is Saturday, July 30. The church is at 8501 S.E. 40th St.

Mercer Island United Methodist Church: Worship is at 10 a.m. Sundays throughout summer. Men's fellowship and prayer meeting are at 9:30 a.m. and women's at 10 a.m., both every Tuesday. The church is at 7070 S.E. 24th St.

St. Monica Catholic Church: St. Monica Youth Summer Nights is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday through Aug. 24. Bring your friends. Lake Chelan wakeboarding camp for high school and middle school is from Monday, July 18, to Friday, July 22. Contact the youth minister at or 232-9829. The church is at 4301 88th Ave. S.E.

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