Mostly Music in the Park continues at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 with Misty River, an Acoustic Americana music group. The performance, at Mercerdale Park, is free. Fifth Annual Outdoor Family Films is showing “Ant Bully” at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 and “Shrek” Aug. 25 in Mercerdale Park.

Mostly Music in the Park continues at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 with Misty River, an Acoustic Americana music group. The performance, at Mercerdale Park, is free. Fifth Annual Outdoor Family Films is showing “Ant Bully” at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 and “Shrek” Aug. 25 in Mercerdale Park.

The Summer Carnival presented by the City of Mercer Island will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 17 in Mercerdale Park. Activities include inflatable toys, rides, a dunk tank, game booths, crafts and concessions.

WSDOT’s Interstate 5 remains closed northbound between Spokane Street and I-90. The closure is scheduled around-the-clock for 19 days in order to perform extensive rehabilitation work on the freeway. For additional information about the I-5 Spokane Street Bridge Repair Project go to

Primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 21. Visit and click the “New Primary Date” link for more information.

Mercer Island United Methodist church is facilitating a number of volunteer opportunities for youth and adults this summer. These include the Opportunities in Life Tennis Clinic, Aug. 13 to Aug. 17. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon each day. For more information about these and other community service adventures, please contact Lee Carney Hartman, MIUMC Youth and Family Ministries, 232-3044 leecarneyhartman@yahoo.

Cheep Trills & Nonesuch English Country Dancers music and dance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. Donations gratefully accepted. This is a scent-free event. Please contact Lisbeth Pisk at 523-7674.

Kids Camp is from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 20 through Aug. 24 at the Community Center at Mercerview (CCMV). Cost: $250 per child, but multiple children per family get $25 off. This day camp is an arts and crafts camp for children ages 5 through 9. All proceeds go directly to the Campaign for Children’s Hospital. Snacks and camp t-shirt swill be provided. Register by Aug. 1. Please contact Megan at 595-3439 or e-mail for more information.

Friends Helping Friends in the Uganda summer festival will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Mercerdale Park. African and Asian market, music, arts and crafts, food, drink and fun. Sponsored by New Hope International Church.

Son Set in the Park will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 26, in Mercerdale Park. This family-friendly Christian concert will include two bands: bluegrass-country-Christian “Kingdom Roots” and Mercer Island Covenant Church’s contemporary worship band. Bring a blanket, your picnic dinner and come listen to some great music! For more information call (206) 232-1015.

Western Wildlife Photography Exhibit by Eric Mosvold is running Aug. 1 through Aug. 31 at Omega Photo, 1100 Bellevue Way N.E. #6, Bellevue. Mosvold studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Omega Photo, established in 1964, is a locally owned and operated business in Bellevue. For more information, call (425) 455-2126 or visit

MIHS Reunions:

Class of 1967 40th reunion will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the VFW Hall, with barbecue at 8:30 p.m. A casual ‘grads only’ gathering will be at the Roanoke Inn the Friday night preceding. Reunion 67 Committee is Gail Gilbert Hjorten, Laurie Hirshberg Koehler, Janet Keating Campbell, Janice Nudelman Seino, Jim Pishue, Steve Potter, Marc Connelly and Tori Olson.

Class of 1977 30th reunion is Saturday, Sept. 15, place to be determined; contact “Reunions with Class” (425) 644-1044.

Class of 1987 will hold its 20th Oct. 13, place yet to be determined. Contact “Reunions with Class” (425) 644-1044.

MIHS football players will gather Nov. 23 to toast retiring football coach Dick Nicholl at the high school. Contact “Reunions with Class” (425) 644-1044.


Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) Members’ work is currently being shown. Wanda Hughes, Avellino Apts. 2836 78th St; Franca Martin at Mercer Island Florist, 3006 78th Ave. S.E.; Judith Roan, Sterling Savings Bank, 7803 S. E. 27th, #170; Norman Yang, La Belle Spa, 8425 S. E. 68th St.; Karen Amanda, Mercer Island Eyeworks, 2729 78th Ave. S. E.; Charlotte Haugen, Dr. Troy Thomas, 2055 80th Ave.; Jean Jack, Mercer Island Physical Therapy, 7900 S. E. 28th St., #102; Helen Schwedenberg, Mercer island Library,4400 88th Ave. S. E.; Laurie Malmfeldt, All Best Pet Care, 3937 78th Ave. S.E.; Esther Akrish, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, 7613 S. E. 27th St. These showings will continue through August.

Mercer Island Radio Operators meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the North end fire station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Contact Don Sandstrom at 550-4148.

All Island Book Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E.

Mercer Island Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at the Market House (the former C’est Cheese restaurant). The address is: 7525 S.E. 24th, Mercer Island. Order your lunch and join us in discussing and sharing thoughts on pending issues, availability of local speakers, and future meetings. Come join in gaining knowledge about our community.

Mercer Island Women’s Club evening dessert is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the home of the club president, MaryAnn Simonetti. All women interested in the club are welcome. Contact Felicia Brooks at 206-275-2584 for directions and to RSVP.


Youth Theatre Northwest: The 24th Summer Stock Season continues through Labor Day weekend. The play “Once Upon A Mattress” runs Aug. 24 through Sept. 2 and will feature a new Thursday, midday performance. Additional information about the play and the upcoming season is available online at

Computer classes are ongoing at the CCMV. Learn Tech basics and computer maintenance and security. All donations will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. A $20 donation per class is suggested. Contact 512-825-7549 or to reserve a space.

Mercer Island Toddlers have openings for parent/child classes beginning Fall 2007. The classes meet once a week with a preschool program for the children and parent education for the adults. Openings for Toddler Ones (must be age 1 by August 31) are on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Openings for Toddler Twos (must be age 2 by August 31) are Monday and Tuesday mornings. Sponsored by Bellevue Community College Parent Education Program. To register, call Sue at (425) 564-2365.

Little Acorn Day School has summer and fall openings for six-hour and all-day preschool, two to five days per week. Children must be at least 2-1/2 to enter the program. Please contact director, Tiana at 236-0480 or e-mail for more info.

Mary Wayte Pool: For schedules and information on upcoming classes and events at the pool see the new City Parks and Recreation Spring Catalog.

  • Adapted aquatic lessons for children and adults with special needs are now being offered. Instructors are trained through the Children’s Hospital Adapted Aquatics program. Lessons are one-on-one for optimal individualization. Cost is $9 per lesson. Call 296-4370 for more information.


    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.

    Workplace Literacy meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays through Aug. 19 in the Large Meeting Room. Presented by Tricia Kesterson from HopeLink. Multiple week course to improve English workplace language skills. This class is organized based upon the needs of the students.

    Computer Class: Email Level III from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, at the library. Learn what e-mail is, create your own Yahoo email account and get some valuable practice. Beginners welcome. Registration required. Adults only.

    Boys & Girls Club

    Unless noted, all events take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 2825 West Mercer Way. Register online at or call 232-4548.

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

    Preschool Rainy Day Gym, indoor playground for pre-schoolers accompanied by parents, is from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Trikes, scooters, balls, and climbing equipment provided.

    Parks & Rec.

    Call 236-3545, or register online at 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.

    Defensive Driving is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, CCMV, Groveland Rm. $11.

    Lunchtime Hoops: Join city employees for lunchtime basketball at the CCMV from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Call Harvey Barnes for details at 230-6848. is a free online shopping guide that shows King County residents how to save money by purchasing products that are better for our environment. Visitors can find coupons to print and information about retailers, products and services that conserve resources, and offer real savings. For more tips, please visit

    Bridge lessons are from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $63 for six weeks. The instructor is Aidee Pokroy. Call 236-3545 for more information.

    Volunteer bus drivers needed for senior transportation. Parks and Rec provides transportation to senior adults on the Island who no longer drive. The bus is easy to drive and no endorsements are needed. Please call Jeanette at 230-6845 to join this group of volunteers.


    Niner’s 9-hole senior golf program, Mondays through Oct. 22. Call 236-3545 to register.

    Solemates: Four miles of walk and talk followed by a stop at a coffee shop. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays. No walks in June. Meet in the lobby at the CCMV. The fee is $2 per person, per walk.

    Grocery shopping transportation: Wednesday mornings, get picked up at home and go 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.

    Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers nutritious, home-delivered frozen meals to home-bound seniors. We have recently replaced several less popular meals with new selections. For more information about this program please contact Jackie at the CCMV at 236-3545.

    Senior lunch program is Tuesdays and Thursdays. Served in the Covenant Shores dining room. Transportation provided from CCMV. Call us if you need a ride from home. Call 236-6845 to register. The cost is $4.25.

    Senior Adult Newsletter mailing list. Contact 236-3545 if you wish to be added to the mailing list.


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

    Jewish Community Festival, celebrating all things Jewish, is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Bellevue Downtown Park, 200 100th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Free and open to everyone.

    Computer classes, “Discover the World Wide Web,” is from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Aug. 20 and 27. Computer classes taught by The King County Library System at the JCC. Participants must have prior experience using the computer. Class size is limited to 8 students. Free. Please register with Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269.

    Poker games at the JCC at 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12:30 p.m. Please call Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269 for more information.

    Current event discussion group meets at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. Join us for a monthly current event roundtable. This month Al Ziontz will lead a lively discussion about “Health Care in America— Is it Time For a Change?” Free. Please call Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269 for more information.

    Book Club at the JCC! Do you enjoy reading and discussing books with others? Join us at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. If you are interested call Roni Antebi at 232-7115, ext. 269.

    Sunday Matinee at the J is 4 to 6 p.m. every 2nd Sunday of the month features a movie matinee for adults at the JCC. Join us for an afternoon of fun, gathering and education. This month’s movie, “The Syrian Bride.” Free and open to everyone. Call Roni Antebi for more info 232-7115, ext. 269.

    JCC Seniors:

    All senior social programs will be held in the auditorium.

    Mah Jongg ongoing from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Please bring a Mah Jongg set if possible. Free for members., $2 for non-members.

    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.

    Sunday matinee movies are from 2 to 4 p.m. Call extension 269 for information. Preregistration is required.


    Congregational Church of Mercer Island: Discovery Wednesdays are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekly; take part in a potluck and intergenerational activities. Sunday Worship is at 9:30 a.m. (Summer schedule). The church is located at 4545 Island Crest Way, 232-7800,

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Sacrament meeting is at 9 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:10 a.m. and Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women meet at 11:10 a.m. Church is located at 4001 Island Crest Way. Call 236-2957 for more information.

    Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Sunday services: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church School and nursery care; 11:30 a.m. children’s choir, 5 p.m. A new Contemporary service with guitar and piano, storytelling, and Holy Eucharist in the Chapel. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and healing service. The church is located at S.E. 44th Street and 86th Avenue S.E.. Contact: 232-1572 or e-mail

    First Church of Christ, Scientist: Church Services and Sunday school are held at 10 a.m., Wednesday evening meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Child care is available at all services and meetings. The community is welcome. The Reading Room, a place for individual worship and prayer, as well as study, and research is open to everyone on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7605 S.E. 27th St. Call 232-0175 for more information, or e-mail The church is at Island Crest Way and S.E. 47th Street.

    Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation: Services Friday at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Services are at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Daily Minyan 7 a.m. and Sunday through Friday Minyan at 9 a.m. FirstFridays at HNT for young adults is at 7:30 p.m. The synagogue is at 3700 E. Mercer Way.

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: Summer hours continue through Sept. 2: One service will be at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary; there will be no 5 p.m. contemporary worship service until after Labor Day. Vacation Bible School, “Listen: God is Calling,” is Aug. 20 through Aug. 24, and registration forms are available at or call the church office at 232-3270. Movies in August will be at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, complete with soda pop, candy and popcorn. The church is located at 8501 S.E. 40th St.

    Mercer Island Covenant Church: Summer Sunday services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There is no Community Dinner over the summer. Men’s open prayer group meets at 6:15 a.m. on Wednesdays. Women’s prayer ministry meets at 8 a.m. on Thursdays. Mothers of preschoolers will be having a Bible Study at 9:15 a.m. every Friday; childcare is provided. For additional information call 232-1015, ext. 100, or check our web site, The church is located at 3200 78th Ave. SE.

    Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: Sunday schedule: 8:15 a.m. breakfast worship service; 10:35 a.m. traditional worship service; 5 p.m. contemporary worship service in the sanctuary. No Christian education until Sept. 9. Aug. 22, 7 p.m.: Ice cream social & Dixieland music, for all ages, in Fellowship Hall. Sept. 2, 10 a.m.: one worship service followed by a salad potluck luncheon at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. For general information contact Ruth Ann Biggers at 232-5596, ext. 203 or, or Dale Sewall at The church is located at 3605 84th Ave. S.E.

    Mercer Island United Methodist Church: Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Sunday school begins again in the fall. The church is at 7070 S.E. 24th St. Call 232-3044 for more information.

    New Hope International Church: Services are at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays. The speaker is Dr. Peter Wyns. A prayer session for those who need healing in their family is available. Bible School is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Aug. 13 through Aug. 17. Come join kids in kindergarten through sixth grade for fun games, crafts, drama, snacks and lots of friends. Sue Carpenter and Carolyn Boyd of Carpenter Cross Ministries, an international child evangelism ministry, will be coming to lead in Bible teaching, puppets and singing. The church is located at 170 S.E. 64th St. Call 275-1042, ext. 3 or

    Redeemer Lutheran Church: Worship and kid’s church services are at 10 a.m. Fellowship and Bible study is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6001 Island Crest Way. Contact Pastor Bill Clements at 232-1711.

    St. Monica Catholic Church: daily masses: Monday through Friday 6:05 and 8 a.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. weekend masses: Saturday Vigil at 5 p.m., Sunday, 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary and Benediction at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Moms’ group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Juliana Stachurski at 275-9706 or Michelle Klecan at 425-373-1237. Rosary makers meet from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Rectory room. Church office phone number is 232-2900. Pastor is Father Dennis Kemp. The church is at 4301 88th Ave. S.E.