This week’s events – June 4 – 10

June 4, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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Here’s our weekly round-up of upcoming events from June 4 – 10 on Mercer Island:

Community Coffee Hour
Wednesday, June 5 & Friday, June 7, 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 5, 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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Play Chess
Wednesday, June 5, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Come to the library for an afternoon of chess! Challenge yourself and others. Chess boards and other games will be provided. 10 minutes/game on the Big Board. All ages and families welcome.

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Wine Wednesday
Wednesday, June 5, 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 5, 6 – 8 pm
Barrels, 7605 Southeast 27th Street, Suite 107

Stop by for a glass of wine and listen to live music with Patrick Daugherty! You know the songs, so come sing along!

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Summer Mini Book Sale
Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9, 10 am – 9 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

While it’s a mini-sale, there are so many great books, you will have no trouble finding lovely books for family and friends or a special book for yourself.

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Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon
Thursday, June 6, Noon – 1 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

Please join the Chamber in welcoming Senator Lisa Wellman, Representative My-Linh Thai, and Representative Tana Senn to our June member luncheon. RSVP by Tuesday, June 4th to reserve your spot.

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A Pride Conversation with Jo Langford
Thursday, June 6, 3:30 – 5 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Attention queer teens! Join us for a conversation about queer sex ed! Queer author and counselor Jo Langford answers all your burning questions free of judgment. Come for the free pizza, stay for the good friends and great conversation. This is an inclusive space for any teens to freely express their feelings and have questions answered that are not addressed in most curriculums.

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Tabletop Thursdays
Thursday, June 6, 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]


Artist’s Reception
Thursday, June 6, 6:30 – 8 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

Join us as we celebrate a Group Show with Jan Viney, Annelle Hollingsworth, & Shawn Marie Johnson. Meet the three talented artists from the Puget Sound area in this joint exhibit. Explore nearly 50 photographs from artists Jan Viney and Annelle Hollingsworth in the featured gallery space, then venture to “Downstairs @ the Mercer Island Gallery” to enjoy eclectic works by Shawn Marie Johnson. There will be live music and light refreshments provided by the Mercer Island Arts Council. 

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Wine Tasting
Friday, June 7, 4 – 6 pm
Barrels, 7605 Southeast 27th Street, Suite 107

Stop by for a wine tasting of French rosés!

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First Friday Art Walk
Friday, June 7

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, SZ Gallery, and Barrels Wine Bar 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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Barrels
Hours: 5 – 9 pm
7605 SE 27th Street

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Artist’s Reception
Friday, June 7, 5 – 8 pm
Suzanne Zahr, 2441 76th Ave SE

A reflection on the mysticism that permeates Hawaii, its nature and its inhabitants. Returning Artist, Kosta Kulundzic, presents portraits of the youth of Hawaii ( North-Shore) through expressions of grace and the sweet mysticism that seems to emerge from them, almost in the way of icons. “Tropic Iconic” portrays these figures with the strength of religious images against the natural and mystical backdrop emanating from Hawaii’s natural setting.

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Restoration Event
Saturday, June 8, 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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“Excerpts from Cinderella”
Saturday June 8, 7pm & Sunday, June 9, 2 pm
MIHS Performing Arts Center, 9100 SE 42nd Street

Island Youth Ballet’s “Excerpts from Cinderella” continues an Island tradition with a springtime ballet full of hope and magic. More than 40 Mercer Island ballet students will perform highlights from the classical story of a young girl who discovers her prince with the loving help of friendly forest creatures and a fairy godmother. 

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Farmers Market
Sunday, June 9, 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.

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Talk Time
Monday, June 10, 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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