This Week

Cancer Walk

The Brain Cancer Walk is at 9 a.m., June 28, at the Mercer Island High School track. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event is to benefit the new Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish/Cherry Hill in Seattle. IndividualsÂ’ pre-registration fee: $25. Teams: group of five or more. Register: (206) 320-7162,

Island blood drives

Two blood drives are set for Mercer Island in July. The first is between 1 and 7 p.m., July 2, in the Mercer Island Covenant Church Covenant at 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Another is set for July 21 in Farmers New World Life Building at 3003 77th Ave. S.E. For information, go to

Dance Recital

Come celebrate the fifth annual Definitive Dance Studio Extravaganza recital at Sammamish High School. The show takes place on Sunday, June 29, with two performances at noon and 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Questions? Contact the studio at (206) 275-3993.

Fishing lessons

The Mercer Island branch of Puget Sound Anglers will be teaching Island youth the tricks of catching local trout and other Lake Washington fish at Luther Burbank Park this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Children ages 8 to 13, accompanied by an adult, will receive instruction and can put their new knowledge into action, fishing at the park. Participants will take home a fishing kit. Cost is $21. Pre-registration is required. Visit or call 275-7609 to reserve a spot.

Calling all dachshunds

Join the Island Wieners as they march in the Summer Celebration! Grand Parade on July 12. Just bring a leash. E-mail for details or call Mary, 232-1215.

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