This week's events – June 11 – 17

June 8, 2018 | by Julia Hess

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Here’s our weekly round-up of events from June 11 – 17 on Mercer Island:

Moms Demand Action Event: Be SMART 

Monday, June 11, 7 pm

Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way

Join Moms Demand Action for a Be SMART presentation regarding responsible storage of firearms. This education campaign was created to bring together all responsible adults to reduce suicides and the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get ahold of an unsecured firearm.

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MICA Community Visioning Session

Monday, June 11, 7 – 8:30 pm

Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, 4120 86th Ave SE

Throughout the months of May, June, and July, MICA will be holding various large and small community gatherings. They want to hear what you would like to see in a space for the arts on Mercer Island. The first large community visioning session will be a 2-hour session conducted as a series of small group discussions so that all attendees are given an opportunity to share their unique points of view. Each small group discussion will be between 5 – 10 participants. They will be co-moderated by the MICA team and their community input partner, Phinney Bischoff. To take part in the June 11th visioning session you must register on the MICA website.

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Community Coffee Hour

Wednesday, June 13 & Friday, June 15, 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].

Storybook Corner

Wednesday, June 13, 10:30 – 11 am

Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

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

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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Wednesday, June 13, 10:30 am – Noon

Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art, and playing. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is in English. Ages 5 years and younger with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Wine Wednesdays @ Caruccio’s

Wednesday, June 13, 5 – 9 pm

Caruccio’s, 2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 100

Purchase your wine by the glass from a rotating selection of wines. Each glass includes delicious appetizers served buffet-style. No need to purchase tickets for Wine Wednesday.

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Tabletop Thursdays

Thursday, June 14, 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]

Brain Injury Alliance of WA – Art Show Opening Reception

Thursday, June 14, 5:30 – 7 pm

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

BIAWA is pleased to announce that their 10th Annual Brain Injury Art Show will be on display at Mercer Island Community & Event Center from June 4th through July 20th. All are invited to the Opening Artist Reception to celebrate the artists and their talents. Event is free, but please RSVP.

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Tasting through the World of Wine with Shelly Fitzgerald

Thursday, June 14, 6 – 8 pm

Caruccio’s, 2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 100

This class will take you on a wine tasting journey throughout the world by comparing wines from different regions. You’ll taste wines from places such as Africa, the Americas, and Europe, and gain a valuable understanding of what makes them all so unique. You’ll also receive knowledge about wine laws, winemaking techniques, and the effects of climate, history, and soil on wine over time. This class promises to be fun and informative, encouraging you to continue your wine tasting journey beyond the session. With the useful knowledge gained, you can impress your friends and family alike. There will be plenty of housemade special appetizers and tastings, enough for a dinner!

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Ponte el Ritmo (Put Your Rhythm On) Music Workshop

Saturday, June 16, 1 – 2 pm

Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Who can resist a fun, energizing program about musical instruments? Help Mercer Island Library kick off their Summer Reading Program and be part of a hands-on, call-and-response rhythm and song workshop highlighting instruments from Cuba and Brazil. Get your exercise as you clap and dance along with the beat. This family program is presented by Elspeth Savani and Jeff “Bongo” Busch, and all ages are welcome. Presented in Spanish and English.

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All School Performance

Friday, June 15, 7 pm

MIHS Performing Arts Center, 9100 SE 42nd St

The All School Performance for Island Youth Ballet features all students in the school from the youngest to the most advanced. Programs are designed to showcase classroom skills and accomplishments from the year.

Restoration Event

Saturday, June 16, 9 am – 1 pm

Gallagher Hill Open Space, Gallagher Hill Rd

Meet: City Hall parking lot, 9611 SE 36th St

Each year, Mercer Island citizens donate hundreds of hours of their time to maintain the community’s parks and open spaces: picking up litter, planting trees, cutting down ivy, painting over graffiti, or repairing trails.

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Mercer Island Farmers Market

Sunday, June 10, 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.

Youth Theatre Northwest’s Faculty Showcase

Sunday, June 17, 7 pm

Emmanual Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave SE

In this rare, once-a-season, performance event, Youth Theatre’s faculty and staff perform on the Mainstage. Witness artists and educators perform astounding feats of skill and foolishness — all to benefit YTN and its programs! If you are a Youth Theatre student and are planning to attend, you must repeat after us, “Do as we say, not as we do.”

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