This week’s events – June 18 – 24

June 18, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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Here’s our weekly round-up of upcoming events from June 18 – 24 on Mercer Island:

Mercer Island Art Guide
Monday – Sunday, June 17 – June 23
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

“Abstractions” – a small format art show

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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 Mercer Island students in grades 6th – 12th

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 7 pm
City Hall Council Chambers, 9600 SE 36th Street

City Council will hold their regular meeting on the first and third Tuesday of the month. You can watch the meeting live!

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Community Coffee Hour
Wednesday, June 19 & Friday, June 21, 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 206-275-7909 or email at [email protected]

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Wednesday, June 19, 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!

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Storybook Corner
Wednesday, June 19, 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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Wine Wednesday
Wednesday, June 19, 5 – 9 pm
Caruccio’s, 2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 100

Stop by for the community-inspired Wine Wednesday. When you purchase your wine by the glass or bottle from our rotating selection of wines, you may enjoy an aperitivo-style buffet on our 21 foot curved countertop.

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Live Music
Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Barrels, 7605 Southeast 27th Street, Suite 107

Let’s celebrate our anniversary early! Josh Niehaus and Chavra will be playing guitar and singing to some of your favorite songs. Come in and get an early start on the celebration.

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Barrels Anniversary Party
Thursday, June 20, 4 – 8 pm
Barrels, 7605 Southeast 27th Street, Suite 107

Join us for a celebration of our first year in business from 4 – 8 pm. We will be providing some charcuterie, cheese, seafood, and other appetizers, and high end glass pours will be 50% off. Door prizes will be offered every hour and entertainment from 6- 8 pm. We hope to see you there!

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Tabletop Thursdays
Thursday, June 20, 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]

Emergency Preparedness Day
Saturday, June 22, 9 am – 3 pm
North End Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave SE

Emergency Preparedness Day and MIRO Field Day Join up! Field Day is an annual amateur radio event that involves amateur radio world wide. This year the goal is to not only provide information about the benefits of ham radio but also to share with the public ways they can prepare for disasters. All are welcome! Please join us in learning how to best prepare yourself for a disaster.

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Restoration Event
Saturday, June 22, 10 am – 2 pm
Pioneer Park, SE 68th Street & Island Crest Way | Meet at Kiosk

Join EarthCorps and the City of Mercer Island as we work in Pioneer Park! The park is 113 acres of forested habitat, the largest forested park on Mercer Island. It is home to over 70 types of birds and 12 different mammals. It also offers the most extensive trail system on the island.

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Farmers Market
Sunday, June 23, 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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African Music by Simon Okelo
Sunday, June 23, 4 – 5 pm
Convivial Cafe, 3020 78th Ave SE

Please join us for an evening of African Music by Simon Okelo backed by the Ancient Robotz. The event is free for all ages. Please RSVP at

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Talk Time
Monday, June 24, 1 – 2:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Improve your speaking and listening skills in this conversation group for English language learners. Walk-ins welcome.

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