This week’s events – July 2 – 8

July 2, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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Here’s our weekly round-up of upcoming events from July 2 – 8 on Mercer Island:

Mercer Island Art Guide
Stop by and check out the art currently on display at the art galleries around Mercer Island!

Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
7605 SE 27th St, Suite 105

“Spontaneous Sensitivity” – paintings by Barbara Bouman Jay & Scott Gibson

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Suzanne Zahr / SZ Gallery
2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160

“Tropic Iconic” – paintings by Kosta Kulundzic

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MIVAL Gallery
Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave SE

“Places Near and Far” – a small format art show

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45th Annual Junior Art Show
Wells Fargo, 3001 78th Ave SE

Two and three dimensional artwork by students in Kindergarten – 12th grade

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Mercer Island Community & Event Center Gallery
8236 SE 24th Street

Photographs and paintings by Jan Viney, Annelle Hollingsworth, & Shawn Marie Johnson

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7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

Paintings by Bryan Friel

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Covenant Shores Lighthouse Gallery
9150 Fortuna Drive

Artwork by students in 6th – 12th grade

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Stories at Dragon Park
Tuesday, July 2, 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Deane Children’s Park, 5701 Island Crest Way

Join Mercer Island Librarian, Linda, for stories at Dragon Park! Bring your lunch to the park and enjoy stories while you munch! Family program, all ages welcome.

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Sparkling Wine Week
Tuesday, July 2
7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

Barrels will be celebrating Sparkling Wines Week.  Come in for great deals on all sparkling wines and celebrate 4th of July with some bubbles! Barrels will be open on July 4th with great deals on Reds, Whites, and Brews!

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Community Coffee Hour
Wednesday, July 3 & Friday, July 5, 9 – 10 am
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

Community Coffee Hour is offered every Wednesday and Friday. Stop by for a hot cup of jo’ and socialize with fellow community members in a fun and engaging atmostphere.

For more information, call MICEC at 206-275-7609 or email at [email protected]



Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 am – Noon
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Bring your kids ages 5 and younger to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, art, and play!



Storybook Corner
Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 – 11 am
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Bring your little ones in to enjoy popular picture books read by our staff or special guests.

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All Island Fourth of July Picnic
Thursday, July 4, Noon – 4 pm
Mercerdale Park, 3009 77th Ave SE 

Join us for a neighbor-sponsored All Island Fourth of July Picnic! There will be a magic show sponsored by Friends of the Library, e-bike rides, a DJ, a soccer obstacle course, cornhole, giant Jenga, nature walks in the nearby Native Plant Garden with local plant experts, kid’s story time in Tinya’s Story Tent, and Renwick Haugland’s “Lost Painting Exhibition.” Parking is available at the Evergreen Covenant Church, the Post Office lot, and the Rite-Aid lot except in front of Rite Aid. Please don’t park in the Thrift Store parking lot.

Email Larry Sarchin with questions at [email protected]



Farmers Market
Sunday, July 7, 10 am – 3 pm
Mercerdale Park, North End, 77th Ave SE & SE 32nd Street

The Mercer Island Farmers Market is open every Sunday from June – October. Enjoy the sunshine and check out the freshest fruits and vegetables of the season, as well as locally made food and drinks, artisan crafts, and fun activities for the whole family. Visit the website for weekly updates and special events.

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