This week's events – Sept 7 – 13th

August 31, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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We’re taking a little time off next week, so I’m delivering next week’s round-up of events early. Find out what’s happening on Mercer Island September 7th – 13th below. Some fun events in store!

Chamber of Commerce Monthly Member Luncheon
Thursday, September 10, Noon
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St
Representative Judy Clibborn will be the speaker at the Chamber’s September 10th  Membership Luncheon.   She has represented the 41st District in the House for 13 years.  As Chair of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Clibborn and Senator Curtis King from Yakima worked for three years to on the comprehensive transportation package passed this July.   The $16.1billion bill funds important projects and programs across the state.
Chamber of Commerce website >>

Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital Fall Meeting
Friday, September 11, 10 am
Private home on Mercer Island
The Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will host their fall meeting followed by a luncheon. Current members can pick up their 2016 MI Directory ad renewal packets and learn what’s new for the coming year. Newcomers are always welcome! Contact [email protected] for details about membership and directions to the meeting.

Art Uncorked
Friday, September 11, 5 – 9 pm
Downtown Mercer Island at the plaza on 78th Avenue SE and Sunset Highway
Art, wine, music and fun will once again fill the streets of Mercer Island. Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce and the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) , “Art Uncorked” will bring together wine tasting, art, music, and food to downtown Mercer Island for this second annual event.
Learn more >>

water_polo_window_stickerSpeedos and Suds Car Wash
Saturday, September 12, Noon – 3 pm
South End Shopping Center in front of the Storage Court
Tickets: $10 tax-deductible donation
The MIHS Boys Water Polo team is hosting their annual “Speedos and Suds” car wash, their highly popular, one-and-only fundraiser of the year. Tickets can be pre-purchased from any water polo player or purchased at the event.
Learn more >>

Planks-in-the-ParkThe Dailey Method’s Planks in the Park
Saturday, September 12th, 9 – 10 am (Registration starting at 8:30 am)
Mercerdale Park, 77th Ave SE & SE 32nd St
The Dailey Method is hosting Planks in the Park, a free community event to celebrate the 15th Birthday of The Dailey Method. The event includes a 60-minute Dailey Barre class with a live DJ to provide motivational music. Open to all ages and fitness levels.
Learn more (Flyer PDF) >>

Caspar-BabypantsCaspar Babypants Live Performance at the Farmers Market
Sunday, September 13th, 10:30 am
Pergola at Mercerdale Park, 77th Ave SE & SE 32nd St
The Mercer Island Farmers Market will host a kids concert by Caspar Babypants, aka family-favorite music artist Chris Ballew. The show will take place next to the market under the Pergola at Mererdale Park.

Mercer Island Farmers Market
Sunday, September 14, 10 am – 3 pm
SE 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park (between 77th and 78th Avenue SE)
Visit the Mercer Island Farmers Market for fresh produce, sustainably caught fish, pasture-raised meats, artisan and ready-to-eat foods, flowers, and more. This week the Farmers Market is pleased to host a live concert by Caspar Babypants. Music will also be provided by Yaamba Marimba Band, performing multi-layered, interlocking rhythms and melodies of beautiful African marimba music. At the children’s table activity, kids can make artistic prints of their favorite vegetables and learn about the nutrition benefits of eating their veggies. This week’s market will also feature Senior Connections by Covenant Shores, who welcome farmers market visitors to stop by for a cup of coffee.