This week's events – July 2 – 8

July 1, 2018 | by Julia Hess

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We hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July! Here’s our weekly round-up of events from July 2 – 8 on Mercer Island:

44th Annual MIVAL Jr Art Show

Monday, July 2 – Saturday, July 14, 9 am – 6 pm

Mercer Island Wells Fargo Bank, 3001 78th Ave SE

This fantastic event will once again showcase the amazing artistic talents of the young people on Mercer Island. All work will be on public display and cash prizes are awarded. The pieces will be on display at Wells Fargo Bank until July 14th, and the award ceremony will be during Summer Celebration.

Summer Movies at MI Library: SING!

Thursday, July 5, 10:30 am – Noon

Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

This family-friendly program is for ages 5 and older. Enjoy fun, family movies! This week’s movie is Sing! Registration is not required, but space is limited.

Tabletop Thursdays

Thursday, July 5, 4 – 7 pm

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

Drop by for an afternoon of board games, video games, playing pool or ping-pong, and hanging out. There’s a huge selection of games, and the staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly, and more. Free for ages 7 – 14.

For more information, call MICEC at 206-275-7909 or email at [email protected]

Community Coffee Hour

Friday, July 6, 9 – 10 am

Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

Join Mercer Island Parks & Recreation for Community Coffee Hour every Wednesday and Friday! This is a free program for kids, teens, adults, seniors, and families. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee in a fun and engaging atmosphere with people from the community.

For more information, call MICEC at 206-275-7909 or email at [email protected].

First Friday Art Walk

Friday, July 6

Come out for Mercer Island’s First Friday Art Walk. Art galleries on Mercer Island will be hosting their art walk events on the first Friday of the month (and some have free wine!).  Clarke + Clarke, MIVAL Gallery, and SZ Gallery will be participating.

Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts

Hours: 5 – 8 pm

7605 SE 27th St, Suite 105

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Suzanne Zahr / SZ Gallery

Hours: 5 – 8 pm

2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160

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MIVAL Gallery

Hours: 5 – 8 pm

Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave SE

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Lucia Neagu – Opening Reception

Friday, July 6, 5 – 8 pm

MIVAL Gallery, Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave SE

Stop by MIVAL on First Friday Art Walk for the opening reception of their seventh gallery exhibit of the year. They will be featuring Lucia Neagu’s exhibit, “Shapes and Color – My Passion,” from July 5 — July 29th. The gallery will have new artwork, refreshments, and music.

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Youth Theatre Northwest presents Chaos Theory 

Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7, 7 pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave SE

Imagine attending a show that has no script and hasn’t been rehearsed. What can you expect? An evening of unrepentant comedy and gut-busting laughter. Youth Theatre’s improvisational comedy troupe Chaos Theory will take suggestions from the audience to create razor-sharp, hysterical moments of unforgettable theatre. Come ready to play and leave laughing. Best for ages 9+. This event will take place in the Parish Hall Theater at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

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Mercer Island Farmers Market

Sunday, July 8, 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. Say hello to your favorite vendors and kick the season off with us. 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.