Events

Communities that Care program for all sixth graders parents is at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24, at the Islander Middle School library, 8225 S.E. 72nd. Includes: a showing of “Under the Influence” featuring Mercer Island students; Chris Harnish, Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Alcohol and Drug Intervention specialist at Mercer Island High School; the Mercer Island city attorney. Also included will be information on how to start a program called Family Matters and a post-movie discussion with Kevin Haggerty from the University of Washington Social Development Research Group and Tracy Brazg from MIYFS.

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Communities that Care program for all sixth graders parents is at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24, at the Islander Middle School library, 8225 S.E. 72nd. Includes: a showing of “Under the Influence” featuring Mercer Island students; Chris Harnish, Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Alcohol and Drug Intervention specialist at Mercer Island High School; the Mercer Island city attorney. Also included will be information on how to start a program called Family Matters and a post-movie discussion with Kevin Haggerty from the University of Washington Social Development Research Group and Tracy Brazg from MIYFS.

Open house at Coldwell Banker Bain, is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7808 28th Ave. S.E., Suite 128. Hot cider and cookies, tours of new office building and inside parking area.

Questions about Mercer Island city government? Councilmember Steve Litzow, will be at the south end Starbucks from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 8417 S.E. 68th St.

New Year Art show, The Water Lily Prints, by Marsha Karr is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at 6829 96th Ave. S.E. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.ibcresearch.org.

Movie night fund raiser for Mercer Island Youth & Family Services is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Mercer Island Martial Arts, 2557 76th Ave. S.E. St. Admission cost is five cans of food or other non-perishable items. Donations are welcome if not attending the movie. Bring a friend and you will receive an additional raffle ticket for each friend brought. Each 5 cans allow you to be entered into a raffle for prizes. MIYFS needs: canned fruit, pasta sauces, pasta, Top Raman, Cup O’Soups, canned chili, soft toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste.

Mercer Island Preschool Association 2007 Preschool Fair and Craft Extravaganza is from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Dozens of preschool and enrichment programs will be represented. Contact Jaimie Shea at 232-0300 for more information.

A free real estate market and trend presentation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Countrywide Home Loans, 7650 S.E. 27th St., Suite 112. Free. Light refreshments will be served.

Musical Comedy-Murders of 1940 at 6:30 Friday, Feb. 2, at Mercer Island Performing Arts Center, 9100 S. E. 42nd St. General public performance. Tickets are $30. Reservations required. E-mail: theater_tickets@misd.wednet.edu or call 236-3421.

Youth Theatre Northwest presents “Animal Farm.” Performances are: at 7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 2 and 9; from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10; and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. Tickets are $15 for opening night, call for time, includes an intermission dessert gala and $11 each for reserved seating during the run of the play. Call 232-4145, ext. 109 or on line at www.youththeatre.org

Mock SAT is Friday, Feb. 2 and Sat. Feb. 3, in the Mercer Island High School Commons. A new format, verbal, math and writing is offered by Princeton Review. A fund raiser for the 2007 class Senior party. Check the MIHS web site for registration forms and additional information. The cost of each test is $25, $30 if mailed or delivered after Sunday, Jan. 28. Contact Ann Marie Lewis at 230-0146 or winterbauerlewis@comcast.net.

Island Books Second Saturday Story Time for 3-year-olds and up, is 11 to 11:30 a.m. at, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Feb. 10: Margaret Read MacDonald, “Pigs and Tales!” Folktales from around the world.

Giving from the Heart: Mercer Island Youth & Family Services 6th annual fund-raising breakfast is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Call 236-3525 for reservations by Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Mercer Island Firefighters Association is conducting a warm clothes drive for the homeless and needy. Bring all warm clothes, especially coats, to Station 91, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Collected clothes will go to the Downtown Emergency Service Center in Seattle. Contact Ray Austin at 465-3319 for more information.

Winter catalogs are now available for the city Parks and Rec. Dept. and the Stroum Jewish Community Center for classes and activities for Islanders of all ages. Go to www.mercergov.org. and www.sjcc.org to find out more.

Mercer Island Thrift Shop needs volunteers of all ages for sorting, pricing and displaying donated items. Training is under way for evening and Saturday cashier and customer service positions. Call Suzanne Philen at 236-3454 for an interview.

Clubs

Island Books Open Book Club is at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Island Books, 3014 78th St. Jan. 25, “The City of Falling Angels” by John Berendt; Feb. 22, “Accidental Happiness” by Jean Reynolds Page; author will attend.

The National Charity League Lake Washington Chapter informational meetings for incoming seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th graders’ mothers and daughters will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 31st, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, February 5th, at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. The mission of the League is to foster mother-daughter relationships through the commitment to philanthropy, leadership development and cultural experiences. Join us to learn how to get involved.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th S.E. Betty J. Fitzgerald, creative artist in multi-media, will demonstrate monoprints. The MIVAL Board will convene at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

The Mercer Island Women’s Club annual fund raiser luncheon is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. John Howie, chef/owner of SeaStar Restaurant & Raw Bar is the speaker. Rub It, Plank It, Sauce It, everything you need to know for plank cooking. Bring a friend. R.S.V.P. to Esther Barsher 232-9280 or Suzi Denmark at 236-8116 by Saturday, Jan. 27.

Mercer Island Business Women’s Network will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Han’s Garden Restaurant, 3020 78th Ave. S.E. Contact Naomi Mason at 275-1181 for more information.

The Mercer Island Republican Women will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E.

The ProBus Club of Mercer Island will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. A representative from Puget Energy Inc. will discuss their response to recent storm damage and power disruptions.

Grief and Loss support group is a free support group for senior adult widowed men and women. Meetings are on the second Thursday of every month, at the Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Call Betsy Zuber at 236-3525 to register.

Mercer Island Chapter of BNI meets Thursdays at 8 a.m. at the Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Contact Dr. Jeff Parton at 551-5333 or Mavis Lamb at 425-204-9800 for more information.

Senior Foundation of Mercer Island: Entertainment 2007 books are selling for $30 each. They are available at: The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, 7605 S.E. 27th St.; Mercer Island Thrift Shop, 7710 S.E. 34th St.; and Hair it is!, 7420 S.E. 24th St. Proceeds go to Senior Foundation of Mercer Island. Contact Alanna Burdell at 236-7668 or 232-0997.

Classes

Sunnybeam School is accepting applications for the 2007-2008 school year. The Caterpillar class for 3-and 4-year-olds is Tuesday and Thursday mornings and the Butterfly class for 4-and 5-year-olds is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Registration applications are due by Friday, March 2, and are available at the school, 8635 S.E. 68th St. or by calling Stacey Thompson at 232-2979 for times and information.

Mercer Island Radio Operators emergency communications class will be held at the North end Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Orientation and kickoff is Feb. 1; Class and license examination is Feb. 24 and 25. Fee is $20 for cost of the training manual. Morse code is not required. Register now through Mercer Island Parks and Recreation, 236-3545. For more information, contact Don Sandstrom at 232-3471, or Bill Ellis at 232-4881.

Mary Wayte Pool:

  • For schedules and information on upcoming classes and events at the pool, check www.nwcenter.org.
  • Shallow water exercise, a drop-in exercise class to increase flexibility and range of motion during an aerobics workout, is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Deep water exercise, a zero-impact exercise, highly aerobic for strength, conditioning and range of motion, is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

    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.

    Shake, Rattle and Roll: Early literacy through music. For ages 6-to 24-months, only with a caregiver, at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 24. Registration is required.

    Mercer Island Arts Council Classics on Film:

    At 1 p.m. Saturdays: “Top Hat-1935” with Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers is Feb. 3;“My Fair Lady- 1964” with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison is Feb. 24. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are complimentary.

    Computer classes:

  • Internet searching for beginners is at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Tips and techniques for searching the Internet effectively. Call to register.

    Around the World in 80 stories for 4- to 8-year-olds, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. Folktales from around the world with puppets. Learn to make puppets and tell stories of your own.

    Songfest for children featuring Patrick Daugherty at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. Movement, singing, clapping.

    Teen zone is at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, today, Jan. 24 and 31. Hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat. Contact miya@kcls.org for more information.

    Talk Time is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group. Call for more information.

    Teen Advisory Board is at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Voice opinions on materials, services and programs the library should provide for teens. Earn one volunteer credit hour.

    Teen Anime and Manga Club meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

    Words on Wheels needs volunteers to select, deliver and return library materials to at least one homebound patron per month. Training is provided and a one-year commitment is required. Must be 18 or older. Contact Susan LaFantasie at 425-369-3235 at the Traveling Library Center.

    SCORE Counseling for business owners is offered from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m. and noon the third Thursday of each month. Call to register.

    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.

    Before and After School Childcare is from 6 to 8:45 a.m. (before school) and from 3 to 6 p.m. (after school) Tuition: Full time for both: $400 per month, part time for both $180 per month; a.m. $200 per month. Call Joan Caldon at 232-4548 for more information or to register at www.mipositiveplace.org.

    Teen Scene after school for middle school students, is from 3 to 6 p.m. Register on line. The cost is $75 per month per person.

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

    Preschool Rainy Day Gym-Indoor Playground for pre-schoolers accompanied by parents is from 9:30 to noon Wednesdays.

    Preschool Messy Arts & Crafts-Stuff you won’t do at home! Is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $5 per session. Call 232-4548 to reserve or drop-in. Limited to 10 parent/child.

    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.

    Art for kids is Wednesdays to April 4: for 5- to 8-year-olds from 4 to 5 p.m.; for 9- to 12-year-olds from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The cost is $188 for 12 weeks.

    Low vision support group is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Groveland room.

    Trip to American’s Car Museum is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Meet in the lobby. The cost is $26 per person.

    Cartooniversity for 9-to 14-year-olds is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Instructor is Jeff Johnson. The cost is $46. Supply list available upon registration.

    Solemates: Four miles of walk and talk followed by a stop at a coffee shop. Wednesdays: today, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14 and 28. Meet in the lobby. The fee is $2 per person per walk.

    Financial Class:“Estate Planning Update” is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 31, in the Clarke room. Terry Cole is the speaker. The cost is $3. per person.

    Bridge lessons are at 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $63 for 6 weeks. The instructor is Aidee Pokroy. Call for more information.

    Seniors:

  • Trip to America’s Car Museum is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, meet in the lobby. The cost is $26.
  • Contract bridge is from 12:45 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, in the Clarke room.
  • Senior lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Take the bus from the CCMV to Covenant Shores, 9150 Fortuna Drive. The cost is $4.45 per person. Call for reservations.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    A lecture: at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 “The American Indians: Overcoming a Tragic Past and Building a Future.” The speaker is Al Ziontz, attorney, leading advocate and scholar on American Indian law.

    Mah Jongg is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in room 207. Free to members, $2 for non-members.

    Free beginning Ladino class is from 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays, is from 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays,t hrough Feb. 19. Particularly for those who don’t have prior experience speaking Ladino. Call Roni Antebi at ext. 269 to register. Bring friends.

    Music class with the Seattle Symphony is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Taught by Steven Lowe, annotator and lecturer for Seattle Symphony. Jan. 30, “Romanticism in Music”; and Feb. 6, “The Modern Era”. The cost is $10 per lecture for JCC members, $15 per lecture for non-members. Call ext. 269 to register. Minimum of five is required for the class.

    Free TechLab computer classes: Beginner classes taught by King County Library System. From 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Tuesdays, in the library’s portable classroom in the JCC parking lot. Register with Roni Antebi at ext. 7115.

    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.

    JCC Seniors:

    All senior social programs will be held in the auditorium.

    Ongoing programs, Mondays and Thursdays:

  • Senior chair exercises is from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Free for Basic members.
  • Senior water exercises is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. open to Fitness members only.
  • Silver Sneakers Cardio is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    GALLERIES

    Gallery at the Community Center at Mercer View: Puget Sound Sumi artists and Photography by Ruth Gross will be shown daily through March 9.

    Mercer Island Visual Arts (MIVAL) members’ work currently being shown: Esther Akrish, La Belle Spa, 8425 S.E. 68th St.; Cynthia Nuzzi and Jason Gambreth, Avellino Apts., 2836 78th St. S.E.; Laurie Malmfelt, All the Best Pet Care, 3937 78th Ave. S.E.; Karen Amanda, Dr. Troy Thomas, 2055 80th Ave. Suite 105 through December. Charolette Haugen and Jean Davis, Eques Restaurant, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, through February.


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