This Week

Mercer Island Farmers Market

Come and find a variety of edibles from farm-fresh fruits to specialty cheeses and delicious breads at the Mercer Island Farmers Market this weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park.

There will also be a host of fun, educational and community-building events, including tours with chefs, live music, activities for kids and local service organization programs. Go to for information.

More Mostly Music

Music in the Park continues at Mercerdale Park this week with Rouge (French Cabaret music) on Thursday, Aug. 7, and Hot Club Sandwich, Django Jazz, Sunday, Aug. 10. Performances start at 7 p.m. and are free to the public.

520 tolling meeting

The SR-520 Tolling Implementation Committee will visit Mercer Island to show how tolls can help pay for a new 520 bridge. The open house on Aug. 13 gives the public the opportunity to provide input and learn about four tolling options being evaluated. The open houses will include comparisons of forecasts of bridge funding raised by different toll rates and changes in traffic patterns. The open houses will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6 p.m. For information go to

Free skin cancer screenings at Rite Aid

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, the Skin Cancer Foundation will have a 38-foot customized RV to offer free full-body skin cancer screenings at Rite Aid on 78th Avenue S.E., across from Mercerdale Park. Local board-certified dermatologists will donate their time to conduct the screenings.

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