Events

Friday Fun Night: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 28, Mercer Island Covenant Church. All first through fifth graders are welcome to come and celebrate at this “Back to School Night.” The party will include games, crafts and ice cream sundaes. Free admission. For details, call the church office at (206) 232-1015, ext. 100.

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Friday Fun Night: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 28, Mercer Island Covenant Church. All first through fifth graders are welcome to come and celebrate at this “Back to School Night.” The party will include games, crafts and ice cream sundaes. Free admission. For details, call the church office at (206) 232-1015, ext. 100.

Kiro-TV Concept Homes Tour on Mercer Island: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and noon-6 p.m., Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. 14. The South end tour features two luxurious new waterfront homes built by MacPherson Construction and Design. All proceeds will benefit the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Regular admission: $10/person. Parking and shuttle from Clarke Beach, 7700 E. Mercer Way. For more information, call (206) 232-0446 or visit www.kirotv.com/concepthomes.

Island House Retirement Community Open House: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 29, 7810 S.E. 30th St. Join us for a one-of-a-kind Open House at the newly refurbished Island community. Learn about our Anytime Dining and Active Living programs. For more information, call (206) 236-0502 or go to www.merrillgardens.com.

From Here to Timbuktu — An African Photo Journal: ongoing, Sept.1-30. Omega Photo, 1100 Bellevue Way N.E. #6, Bellevue, is presenting a photo journal exhibition of Norm Klein’s trip down the west side of Africa from Morocco to Cape Town, South Africa. Omega Photo Specialists is a locally owned and operated business in Bellevue since 1964. For more information, contact Omega Photo Specialists: (425) 455-2126, omega@omegaphoto.biz. Visit www.omegaphoto.biz.

Mercer Island Senior Resource Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 6, Community Center at Mercer View. This senior-focused event will showcase Mercer Island products geared toward enriching the lives of seniors. Free health-screening and valuable information seminars on housing, health and emergency preparedness by experts in the field makes this a must-stop for seniors and their families. Free admission. For more information, call (425) 466-5345.

MIPA Toy Swap 2007: 9-11 a.m., Oct. 13, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd. Half-price sale: noon-1 p.m. Toy Swap is a great opportunity to consign and buy a variety of children’s items with 35 percent of the sales benefiting MIPA. It’s the Preschool Association’s annual giant sale of gently used baby equipment, clothing, books and toys aimed for children ages 0-6. For information on how to consign your own items on Oct. 12 and when the Swap opens, go to: www.mipreschoolassociation.org/toyswap.htm.

Island Books’ Second Saturday Stories: 11-11:30 a.m., Oct. 13, Island Books. Debbie Deutsch: “Not So Scary Stories.” Recommended for ages 3 and up. For more information, call (206) 232-6920 or visit www.mercerislandbooks.com.

Mercer Island Voters Forum: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, Islander Middle School. Candidates for Mercer Island’s City Council and Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will speak and answer questions from the audience. Dave Ross will moderate the event. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Citizens can meet with candidates prior to the event and view campaign literature. Presented by the Mercer Island Reporter and the League of Women Voters. Refreshments provided.

High School Reunions

MIHS Class of 1967 40th reunion: 7 p.m., Oct. 6, VFW Hall.

Barbecue at 8:30 p.m. A casual ‘grads only’ gathering will be at the Roanoke Inn the Friday night preceding. Reunion ’67 Committee: Gail Gilbert Hjorten, Laurie Hirshberg Koehler, Janet Keating Campbell, Janice Nudelman Seino, Jim Pishue, Steve Potter, Marc Connelly and Tori Olson.

MIHS Class of 1987 20th reunion: Oct. 13, Community Center at Mercer View. Contact “Reunions with Class” at (425) 644-1044.

Garfield High School Foundation Gala dinner and silent auction: 5-10 p.m., Nov. 10, at the HUB ballroom on the University of Washington campus. Silent auction, dinner and musical performances from current students and alumni. Funds will support Garfield High School’s endowment fund and current academic programs. Donations for the silent auction are currently being accepted. For more information, visit www.garfieldhsf.org.

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

Lincoln High School Class of 1958 50th reunion: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, Wash. The 50th Class Reunion Committee is chaired by 1958 alumnus Richard Chartrand. Approximately 500 Class of 1958 classmates, spouses, and significant others are already expected to attend the event. 550 of 890 class members have been contacted and invited, according to the committee chair. Efforts to locate the remaining members continue. Contact information: www.lincolnlynxseattle.org; rchartrand@comcast.net; The Lincoln Lynx Alumni Association, P.O. Box 31056, Seattle, WA 98103-1056.

Clubs

All Island Book Club meets at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27, at Island Books for a facilitated discussion about the “Emperor’s Children” by Claire Messud. Open to anyone at no cost.

The Probus Club of Mercer Island will meet Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. The speaker will be R. Alex Hsi, M.D., of the Virginia-Mason Radiation Oncology Department. Open to the public.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) will meet at noon on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S. E. A Board meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mareth Warren, well-known watercolorist and figure painter, will give a demonstration of her art. All are welcome to attend.

Kindermusik with Haley Montoya: Classes start the week of Sept. 17 and include curriculum for newborns to 5-year-olds in three age-specific programs. Kindermusik is comprised of age-specific classes that foster your child’s current development in six different skill areas. It is designed for children ages newborn to 7 and includes parent involvement in every class. Sing songs, learn rhymes and move around while enriching developmental and physical skills. For more information about Kindermusik or to register, please visit www.mipc.org and look for Kindermusik with Haley Montoya or e-mail Haley at adovesong@gmail.com.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts new troop organizing meeting: 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, MI Library meeting room. Mercer Island Girl Scouts, through partnership with trained and committed adults, offers enriching activities for girls in grades K-12. Join a Mercer Island Girl Scout troop for the fall or consider leading a troop. For more information or to join, please contact Tram Muti at 275-0068 or tram_bui_muti@hotmail.com.

Mercer Island Historical Society meeting: 1 p.m., Oct. 15, CCMV. Topic: Pumas of Mexico. Bob Lewis will speak about one of his environmental trips to central Mexico, where he studied desert wildlife. Lewis has volunteered for 30 years as a dentist in rural areas of countries such as Honduras, Mexico and Peru. For more information, call (206) 232-6187.

Mercer Island Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m., the first Monday of the month, at Market House Deli & Catering, 7525 S.E. 24th St., Island Corporate Center Suite #100. Come join us for an informative discussion on community affairs and enjoy the lunch of your choice. For more information, contact Virginia Hale: (206) 930-1564.

Volunteer drivers needed to transport the elderly to and from medical appointments in King County: Group Health’s Special Transportation Program. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. For more information, please contact the Group Health Resource Line at (206) 326-2800 or e-mail resource.l@ghc.org.

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.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) artists’ art is on display through October at Island businesses.

Classes/Schools

Real-time Stock Market Investing class with investor Gatis Roze: seven Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 26 at Mercer View Community Center. For more information, call (425) 564-2263.

The Mercer Island Judo Dojo starts judo practice 6:15-8 p.m., Oct. 2. Judo instructor: Harold Yamada, a fourth degree black belt, U.S. certified judo coach and teacher, and International judo referee. He has been practicing judo for over 42 years and has taught at MI Boys and Girls Club for seven years. Sign-up is ongoing. On April 5, 2008, Mercer Island Judo Dojo will co-host the Evergreen State Open Judo Tournament at MI Boys and Girls Club. Free admission.

ParentMap Independent School Fair: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 10, Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. A short program will be offered from 7-7:30 p.m. Check out more than 60 schools from Seattle and the Eastside. Education experts will be on-site. A complete listing of participating schools can found at www.parentmap.com/content/view/728/292 and in ParentMap’s October issue. Free admission. For more information, please visit www.parentmap.com.

Becoming Soulmates Seminar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 20, led by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Register now for this one-day couples’ relationship seminar co-sponsored by Mercer Island Covenant Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Katty Clark at 236-6496, kattyclark@msn.com.

Senior Care Classes and Support Groups for Fall 2007: Offered by Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. Classes include the following: Beginner’s Therapeutic Senior Yoga; Experienced Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors; Surviving the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease; Beat the Flu Bug — Flu Clinics; Vitamin Supplements: What’s All the Buzz About?; How to Protect Yourself from the Flu this Winter; Identity Theft; Taking a Stand Against Brain Attack; Walk for Life; Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group; Bereavement Support Group; Family Caregivers Support Group; Managing Care at Home. For more information, contact Alison Estep at (425) 688-5177 or alison.estep@overlakehospital.org or go to www.overlakehospital.org.

CCMV computer classes: ongoing. Learn tech basics, 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 crazycrystal@gmail.com to reserve a space.

Mercer Island Toddlers has openings for parent/child classes beginning in fall 2007. The classes meet once a week with a preschool program for children and parent education for adults. Openings for Toddler Ones (must be age 1 by Aug. 31) are on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Openings for Toddler Twos (must be age 2 by Aug. 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 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 the director, Tiana, at 236-0480 or e-mail Littleacorninc@msn.com for more information.

Mary Wayte Pool: For schedules and information on upcoming classes and events, see the City Parks and Recreation catalog.

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

    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.

    Silent Auction: Sept. 4 through Oct. 14. Come and bid on any of 100 unique books on view in the Mercer Island Library display case. This sale previews some of the best and most interesting books for sale. This event is hosted by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library. Proceeds from the auction benefit library programs. Stay tuned for the upcoming Fall Book Sale, Oct. 19-21.

    What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel? 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, Large Meeting Room. Presented by KCTS television staff. Join the educators of Mister Rogers Neighborhood and learn that controlling angry feelings is a skill children learn from their caregivers. Learn classroom activities to support self-control and anger management in children and discover helpful ways to intervene when anger and frustration overwhelm children. Registration required. Adults only, please.

    Toddler Story Time: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, Large Meeting Room. Stories, music, fingerplays and activities for ages 24 to 36 months and caregiver. Registration required.

    Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, Large Meeting Room. Stories, early literacy activities, music, puppets and fun for ages 3 to 5. Registration required.

    Wonderful Ones Story Times: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17, Large Meeting Room. Ages 12-23 months and caregiver. Stories, rhymes, music and fun designed with the very young toddler in mind. Registration required.

    Opera Preview — “Iphigenia in Taurus”: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, Large Meeting Room. Join Opera Expert, Norm Hollingshead, for a lively and informative lecture on this great opera. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

    Classics on Film presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” (1940): 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. Free admission. For more information, call (206) 236-3545 or (206) 236-3537.

    Slaying the Gorgon multimedia presentation: 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, Large Meeting Room. Presentation led by storyteller, writer and public radio producer Joe McHugh about how we tell stories in the modern world given the dynamic and transforming influence of new technologies. This Big Read Program is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Write to Win — Strategies for College Applications: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, Large Meeting Room. College administrator Jonathan Brown draws on his research and experience to share what colleges are looking for in an application, focusing especially on the college essay. Guided and writing exercises are included in the presentation. For teens. Registration required.

    Teen Advisory Board meeting: 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, Large Meeting Room. Voice your opinions on the materials, services and programs the library should get for teens while earning one volunteer credit hour and sipping on light refreshments. Registration required. Teens only, please.

    Microsoft Word Level I computer class: 9-10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, including how to create and save a document, insert images and more. Newcomers are always welcome. Registration required. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m. Adults only, please.

    Microsoft Word Level II computer class: 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16. Playing with images, tables and formatting. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level I. Registration required. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m. Adults only, please.

    Internet for Beginners computer class: 9-10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. Discover new and fun ways to search the Internet and get great searching tips from a librarian. Registration required. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m. Adults only, please.

    Friends of MI Library Book Sale: Oct. 19-21, Large Meeting Room. Members-only Presale: 4:45 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, Large Meeting Room. Become a member at the door. General Book Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, Large Meeting Room. Bargain Book Sale: Sunday, Oct. 21 in Large Meeting Room with Half-Price Sale, 12-3 p.m.; $1 per bag Sale, 3-5 p.m.

    Boys & Girls Club

    All events take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 2825 West Mercer Way, unless otherwise noted. Register online at www.mipositiveplace.org or call 232-4548.

    Hip Hop Dance class: Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22. Grades 3-5. Youth will learn to perform to a variety of modern beats and create original choreography. Each participant will learn the fundamentals of hip hop dance; how to move their bodies to different rhythms; and explore a variety of traditional and modern types of choreography. A variety of modern beats and songs are used as youth work together to create a modern dance performance that will be preformed. Fee: $100.

    Swing Into Salsa: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays. Grades 4-8. You’ve seen dancing with the stars. Now it’s time to try it for yourself. Social dance is a life skill you won’t ever regret learning. In this six-week series, we will learn swing and salsa, as well as the basics of dancing to popular and classic high energy music. Fee: $75.

    Music Works — Guitar: 3-3:55 p.m., Mondays, age 11 and younger; 4-4:55 p.m., Mondays, age 12 and older. For students who want to begin playing acoustic and popular guitar. Students will learn basic cords, notation, guitar tablature and popular songs. It is recommended that students bring a 1/2 or 3/4 size guitar (an electric guitar and small amp is also acceptable). Books will provided! Cost: $210. This is a 10-week class: Sept. 17-Nov. 19.

    Art for Kids Workshop: 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays, starting Sept. 17. Grades 2-5. Six fun workshops including: Fab Fall T-shirts! Marvelous Mosaics! Super Soft-no-sew Pillows! Print your own Cards! Crazy Collages! Toys & Mobiles! Sign-up for one or the whole session! Taught by Sue Miller, Club Art coordinator. Cost: $90 for workshops or $20/class. Sign up online for entire session or call for one class.

    Chess, beginning and intermediate: Beginners, 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, starting Sept. 19. Intermediate, 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, starting Sept. 19. Grades K-5. If you’re interested in learning how to play chess, join our beginning chess class! Players will learn the fundamentals of the game such as moves, rules, captures, checkmate and basic chess strategy. Cost: $108.

    Lego Building: Mondays — 3-4 p.m., ages 6-8; 4-5 p.m., ages 8-10; 5-6 p.m., ages 10-13. Six-week session starting Sept. 17. A self-paced course designed for builders using LEGO System, Technic, Znap, Bionicle and more. Get exposed to working on miniatures, mechanics, mosaics and beginning sculpture. Cost: $60.

    Writing Club: 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays, starting Sept. 18. Grades 3-4. Author Barbara Winkelman brings her after-school writing club to the Boys & Girls Club. She brings out the writer in every child through (1) individual writing and (2) group activities such as character games, synonym relays, movie clip descriptions and more. At the end of the session, children present a reading at Starbucks. Parents are e-mailed a weekly class synopsis. Cost: $80.

    No-school days: Join us for no-school days this year. We provide great activities including field trips, snack, arts & crafts, indoor/outdoor games and more. We also provide care for teach/parent conferences. Fee: $45 per day. Teacher conferences are $25 per day or $100 for all five days.

    Preschool Rainy Day Gym: 9:30-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 3-May 1. For preschoolers and their parents, this indoor playground offers toddlers or preschoolers the opportunities for lots of active play, as well as a time for parents to relax and socialize. Cost: $3 per visit.

    Parents & Me Art Explorations: We will offer weekly preschool art programs starting in October. Check out our Web site at www.mipositiveplace.org or call the club at (206) 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.

    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.

    Jazzercise at the CCMV: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Jazzercise class will continue in the fall quarter at the CCMV.

    Drop-in preschool at the Community Center: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting Sept. 10. $5 an hour. Call 236-3545 for more information.

    Community Center at Mercer View Gallery, coordinated by the Arts Council, presents Nancy Bogni, Marianne Harlor, Marlene Marczewksi and Barbara VanDyke Shuman through Oct. 5.

    EcoDeals.org is a free online shopping guide that shows King County residents how to save money. Find coupons to print and information about retailers, products and services that conserve resources and offer savings. For more tips, visit www.mercergov.org/sustainability.

    Bridge lessons: 10 a.m.-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.

    Parks & Rec. Seniors

    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. 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays. Meet in the lobby at the CCMV. Transportation fee: $2 per person.

    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 for you. Call Parks & Rec at 236-3456 and leave a message by 4 p.m. on 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 60 years and over. We have recently replaced several less popular meals with new selections. For more information about this program, please contact Jackie: (206) 230-6846.

    Senior lunch at Covenant Shores: noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, served in the Covenant Shores dining room. Park at CCMV and ride the shuttle to Covenant Shores. Transportation is available round-trip from your home if you no longer drive. Call us if you need a ride from home. Registration is required. Please call Jackie at 230-6846 to reserve your spot. The cost is $4.25.

    Senior Adult Newsletter mailing list: contact 236-3545 if you want to be added to the mailing list.

    JCC

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

    JCC holiday closures:

    Sukkot — Thursday & Friday, Sept. 27-28

    Flu shots at the JCC: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 2. Flu season is rapidly approaching. Come and get your flu shot, given by Visiting Nurse Services. Make your appointment at (206) 232-7115, ext. 269. The cost is $30 (covered by Medicare part B or Secure Horizon). Bring your Medicare card. VNS will bill Medicare or Horizon for you. A $40 pneumonia vaccine is also available.

    Doing the One-Step in Ancestry.com: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 8. Learn some of the Steve Morse One-Step tools that provide alternate ways of accessing U.S. census and immigration information on Ancestry.com. Presented by Stephanie Weiner, librarian and avid genealogist. Sponsored by Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. Newcomers and experienced genealogists are welcome. For more information, go to www.sjcc.org or e-mail president@jgsws.org.

    Judaism, Adoption and Assisted Reproduction: 7-9 p.m., Oct. 9. The cost is $10. Presented by Stephanie Weiner, a Jewish adoptee who has been engaged in adoption issues for 22 years. How many times were you asked to draw a family tree as a child? What about a timeline of major life events or a report about your culture or heritage? Learn how these common assignments can be challenging for adopted children and families who have chosen assisted reproduction — and solutions to these challenges. This program is appropriate for teachers and educators. To register, e-mail Tammyk@jewishinseattle.org. For more information, go to www.sjcc.org.

    Poker game: 12:30-3 p.m. Takes place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Come have a great time and watch out for the sharks! Call Roni Antebi at ext. 269.

    JCC Seniors

    All senior social programs will be held in the auditorium.

    Mah Jongg: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Fridays, room 207. Come and play this ancient and fun Chinese game of skill and chance. Free for JCC members, $2 for non-members.

    Senior chair exercises: 10:15-10:45 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays, in the auditorium. Free for basic members. The class meets twice a week for those in need of a more moderate exercising program. Free for fitness members of the J and for the JCC Silver Sneakers members. Taught by instructor Minna Levitt.

    Senior water exercise: 11 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Thursdays. Open to fitness members only.

    Religion

    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. 4001 Island Crest Way. Call 236-2957 for more information.

    Congregational Church of Mercer Island: Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care provided. Children’s Sunday School during worship. Youth Group, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Bible studies: Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. The church is located at 4545 Island Crest Way. (206) 232-7800, www.ucc-ccmi.org.

    Congregation Shevet Achim morning minyan: 6:45 a.m., Monday and Thursday; 6:55 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Daily Tanya class: 30 minutes before morning minyan. Shabbat services: 9 a.m. between Sukkot and Pesach, and 9:30 a.m. between Pesach and Sukkot. Rabbi Kornfeld lectures on spiritual dimensions of the weekly parsha Monday evenings, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class in Pirkei Avos on Shabbat, 45 minutes before Mincha services. Location: sanctuary of Northwest Yeshiva High School. Contact President Rich Gilmore for more information at (206) 232-1060.

    Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Sunday services: Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; church school and nursery care; children’s choir, 11:30 a.m. A new contemporary service at 5 p.m. with guitar and piano, storytelling and Holy Eucharist in the chapel. Holy Eucharist and healing service, 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays. Location: S.E. 44th Street and 86th Avenue S.E. 232-1572, mail@emmanuelmi.org.

    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. Childcare is available at all services and meetings. The community is welcome. The Reading Room, a place for individual worship, prayer, study and research, is open to everyone on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7605 S.E. 27th St. Church location: Island Crest Way and S.E. 47th Street. Call 232-0175 or e-mail fccsmi@attglobal.net for more information.

    Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation: Services at 6 p.m., Fridays, unless otherwise noted. Services at 9:15 a.m. on Saturdays. Daily Minyan: 7 a.m., weekdays. Minyan is at 9 a.m. on Sundays and secular holidays. PreShabbat Oneg: 5:30 p.m., Fridays. FirstFridays at HNT for young adults is at 7:30 p.m. 3700 E. Mercer Way.

    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday worship schedule: 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. (the evening service is contemporary, offering a less formal atmosphere in the Fellowship Hall). Sunday School classes start at 9 a.m. — a great time to come and meet old and new friends! 8501 S.E. 40th St. For more information and ongoing activities, please call (206) 232-3270 or visit www.htlcmi.org.

    Mercer Island Covenant Church: Our regular worship schedule includes services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Middle School Youth Group meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Men’s Open Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 a.m. Community Dinner is on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., $3/person. The Alpha class (a look at Christian beliefs) meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. after a dinner at 5:30 p.m. High School Youth Group meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Women’s Prayer Ministry meets on Thursdays at 8 a.m. Men’s Bible Study meets at 6:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Women’s Oasis Bible studies begin Sept. 27 at 9:15 a.m.; childcare is provided. 3200 78th Ave. S.E. For more information, call 232-1015, ext. 100 or go to www.micc.org.

    Mercer Island Presbyterian Church: Breakfast worship, 8:15 a.m., Fellowship Hall; worship,10:35 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the sanctuary; nursery available. Organ Concert: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28 in the sanctuary, Jieun Kim Newland, MIPC organist and artist. Hike to Palisade Lake: 8 a.m., Sept. 29 — for more information, contact Brad Fowler at (206) 232-3307 or bradleyfowler@hotmail.com. Join TEAM MIPC in the 21st annual Seattle AIDS Walk: 8 a.m., Sept. 29; for more information, contact Steve and Carter Case at (206) 232-3225. “Seekers/Joiners” class: 12:30-4:30 p.m., Sept. 30, in Fireside Room; for more information, contact Ruth Ann Biggers at (206) 232-5596, ext. 203, or ruthannb@mipc.org. MIPC Picture Directory time: Register at the church on Sundays, Sept. 9-30; photos will be taken Oct. 2-14. Hike to Rattlesnake Lake Trail: 8 a.m., Oct. 6 — for more information, contact Jon Stafford at (206) 232-2567 or jstafford@pacificplumbing.com. Becoming Soulmates Seminar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 20, led by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott — to register, call Katty Clark at (206) 236-6496. Kindermusik Registration: For information, contact Haley Montoya at (206) 325-1233 or adovesong@gmail.com. 3605 84th Ave. S.E. For general information, contact the church at (206) 232-5595.

    First Taiwanese Presbyterian Church: Christian Education is at 9:15 a.m., and worship is at 10:40 a.m. in the Fireside Room, Sunday, Sept. 9. 3605 84th Ave. S.E.

    Mercer Island United Methodist Church: Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. Childcare is available. All are welcome. 7070 S.E. 24th St. Call 232-3044 for more information.

    New Hope International Church: Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The speaker is Dr. Peter Wyns. A prayer session is available for those who need healing in their families. “Wild, Wild Waves,” Autumn Fest event: 6:30-9 p.m., Oct. 31 at New Hope International Church. Everyone is invited. This fun family alternative to trick-or-treating features carnival games for all ages with prizes, candy, food, cotton candy, cake walk, family pictures and costume contest (please use discretion with costumes). Tickets sold at the door for food and games (small price, big fun!). 9170 SE 64th St. (just off Island Crest Way). Call 275-1042, ext. 3, or visit www.newhic.org.

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

    St. Monica Catholic Church daily masses: 6:05 a.m. and 8 a.m., Monday through Friday. 8 a.m., Saturdays. 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. 4301 88th Ave. S.E. Contact the church office at 232-2900.


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