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Island Books Pajama Party Storytime is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. June 9: Meg Lippert, ``Moonlight Magic, Stories With Music;'' June 23: Karen Haas, ``Dragons and Dreams.''

Book Signing by Mercer Island High School freshman lacrosse player and author Sara Stern of her first book ``Dragon's Song'' at 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Island Books.

Sacred Music Chorale will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 8605 84th Ave S. Suggested donations are $10 for seniors and $8 for students, or pay as you are able. All are welcome.

Rummage Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Mercer Island High School Commons. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the school's weight room. For information and donations, contact Marvin Anthony at 396-1061.

Mercer Island High School Band Car Wash is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Storage Court, 8501 S.E. 68th; QFC, 7823 S.E. 28th; and Island Park Elementary School, 5437 Island Crest Way. Tickets are $10. Money raised will be used to help defray costs of sending band members to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Poker Tournament is noon Saturday, June 11, at Mercerwood Shore Club, 4150 E. Mercer Way. Sign in at 11 a.m. All more than 18 years of age are welcome. Some of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Contact Allen Hovsepian at 264-5599 or barb@housetip.com for registration.

Mercer Island Baccalaureate, an interfaith community celebration to honor all high school seniors, is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. A reception will follow. Speakers will be Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks and Dr. Paul Highsmith, former Mercer Island High School principal. Open to family and friends of graduates.

Fire Department Day at the Museum of Flight for families with young children is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24. Fire engines, bicycle helmet fittings, safety games and firefighting and emergency medical service displays. Sponsored by the King County Fire & Life Safety Association. Free and open to the public.

Clubs

ADD Resources Parent Support Group will hold a free presentation ``Advocating for Your Child in the Schools'' from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the north fire station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Contact Jayne Carlin at 230-9071 or jscarlin@juno.com for more information.

Mercer Island Preschool Association's Moms Night Out dinner is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Salty's in Seattle. R.S.V.P. to Leslie at 275-2811.

Island Books Open Book Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, to review ``Kings of Infinite Space'' by James Hynes.

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.

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.

Story Time is at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, June 28 through August 2. Enjoy stories, songs and fun!

The ``Princess and the Pea'' for 3 year-olds and older will be performed at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, by Snapdragon Puppet Productions.

Medieval Feast for 6 year-olds and older is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Participants must bring a large soup can, two toilet paper rolls and a 6- by 9-inch cardboard Gelatin box. Registration is required.

Free Homework Help provided by older teens from 2 to 5:45 p.m. Mondays through June 13 in the small conference room. For students in fourth- through eighth-grades. No appointment necessary.

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, will provide the training.

Classes

Moving Your Career Forward is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, and Tuesday, June 28, at Herzl-Ner Tamid. The workshop is led by Gary Kanter, Jewish Family Services Vocational Guidance counselor. Contact Marjorie Schnyder at 461-3240 ext. 3146 to register.

Rosh Chodesh Group is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays June 19, July 10, August 17 and September 11. The location is confidential. For Jewish women who have experienced abuse by an intimate partner. Led by Ruz Gulko. Child-care is provided at no cost with advanced request. For information and registration call Michelle at Project DVORA (Domestic Violence Outreach Response and Advocacy) at 461-3240.

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 www.miparks.net or call 236-3545.

League Gymnastics is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, to Aug. 24, at the Mercer Island High School gymnastics room. The cost is $375.

Bands are needed for Battle of the Bands. Deadline for registering your band is Friday, June 17. Call Diane Mortensen at 236-3590 or email diane.mortenson@ci.mer-island.wa.us

Seniors

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

Grief and Loss Support Group is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Mercer Island Library.

Trip to Emerald Downs - Day at the Races is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 10. Meet in the Luther Burbank parking lot. The cost is $12.

Eastside Stroke Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

Everything You Need to Know About Investing You Learned in Kindergarten is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 13, in the Mercer Island City Hall council chambers. The cost is $3.

Boys & Girls Club

Register early for all summer camps. Register online at www.mipositiveplace.org for AM/PM Pals, dance camps, Teen and Adventure Travel camps, Summer Scene day camps, and Skyhawk sports camps.

Spring Event: Saturday Night Fever is at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the club's gym. The 1970s band, The Afrodisiacs, will provide live dance music following dinner and an auction. The cost is $150 per couple. Contact Jeremy Peck at jpeck@positiveplace.org for information or tickets.

Judo Program for all ages is from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost is $30 per month. Call 232-4548 to register.

Galleries

Mountains to Sound Greenway Arts Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, in the I-90 Outdoor Sculpture Garden, between 77th Ave. S.E. and 80th Ave. S.E. along Sunset Highway.

The Chamber Art Gallery's One-Woman Show with Genny Rees, ``Master of Flowers,'' will run through June. The gallery is at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, 7612 S.E. 27th St. Call 232-3404 for information.

Wanda Hughes will be exhibiting at Mercer Island Library through June.

Mercer Island Visual Art League's Junior Art Show registration for students in kindergarten through 12th grade is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Wells Fargo Bank, 3001 78th Ave. S.E. Participants may pick up entry forms after today at the bank or the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce. Anyone interested in sponsoring an award should contact Genny Rees at 232-6354.

JCC

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

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

Morris J. Alhadeff Memorial Golf Tournament and Joannie Alhadeffe Bridge and Mah-Jongg Challenge beginning at noon Monday, June 27, at Glendale Country Club in Bellevue. Contact Marcie Wirth at ext. 261 or Linda Behlke at ext. 226 for more information.

Religion

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: Bible Study for Women is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays in the Fireside Room. Young mothers are welcome at Moms & Tots program of fellowship, Bible study and education, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Fridays. Child-care is provided. Adult Ministries is offering a series ``Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths'' by Bruce Feiler led by James Watson from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Sundays June 26 to July 31. The church is at 3605 84th Ave. S.E.

Congregational Church of Mercer Island: High school youth group meets at noon each Sunday. First Friday dinner and discussion is at 6:30 p.m. Middle school youth group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Men's breaksfast is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, and will be followed by a yard work party. The church is at 4545 Island Crest Way.

Mercer Island Covenant Church: All are welcome at 5:30 p.m. today for our last community dinner until fall. The cost is $3 per person. Register now for Vacation Bible Camp during the week of July 25 through July 29th. 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.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Sunday services are at 8 a.m. (Rite I) and 10 a.m. (Rite II.) Children's music program and adult education are at 11:30 a.m. For information on church programs call 232-1572 or e-mail the church at mail@emmanuelmi.org. The church is at S.E. 44th Street and 86th Avenue S.E.

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

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 fccsmi@attglobal.net.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: Worship is Sunday at 8 a.m. in the chapel and at 10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary, with Holy Communion at both services. Wednesday family night dinner is at 5:45 p.m., worship at 6:30 p.m. and education for all at 7:15 p.m. Child-care is provided. Holy Trinity Book Circle will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Fireside room. Bring a salad to share. An auction and dinner supporting our outreach program and the elevator fund is Saturday, July 30. The church is at 8501 S.E. 40th St.

Mercer Island United Methodist Church: Men's fellowship and prayer meetings are at 9:30 a.m. and women's are at 10 a.m., both every Tuesday. Family Retreat ``God's Circle of Life'' is Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12, at Indianola. Call 232-3044 for registration. The church is at 7070 S.E. 24th St.

Congregation Shevet Achim: Congregation Shevet Achim is at 5017 90th Ave. S.E. in Northwest Yeshiva High School.

St. Monica Catholic Church: Morning Adoration is from 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. in the Adoration chapel for high school students only. Adoration chapel potluck is Saturday, June 25, after the 5 p.m. Mass. Prayer for middle school only is from 8 to 8:25 a.m. every Wednesday in the Islander Middle School occupational therapy room in the sixth-grade hall. Start your day with prayer, Krispy Kremes and friends. Middle school and high school: St. Monica Youth Summer Nights is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday starting today through Aug. 24. Bring your friends. Malitia Emmaculata Camp for 13- to 17-year-olds is from Wednesday, June 29, to Sunday, July 3. Contact the youth minister, sage@stmonica.cc or 232-9829. The church is at 4301 88th Ave. S.E.

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