This week's events – June 4 – 10

June 3, 2018 | by Julia Hess

Explore +

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

Community Coffee Hour

Wednesday, June 6 & Friday, June 8, 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 6, 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.

Learn more >>

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Wednesday, June 6, 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.

Finding Calm: Strengthening Bonds Through the Path of Self-Kindness Workshop

Wednesday, June 6, 5 – 6 pm

Bright Horizons at Mercer Island, 9555 SE 36th Street

Bright Horizons® at Mercer Island invites you to join us for a complimentary introductory workshop with the Community of Mindful Parenting. This is a unique opportunity for parents of children 6 months to 6 years old to learn mindful-based skills to help reduce stress, enhance strong bonds, explore mindful self-compassion, and encourage balance. Following this event, the Community of Mindful Parenting will be offering the expanded 6-week “Finding Calm: Strengthening Bonds Through the Path of Self-Kindness” group at our center on Wednesdays from 4:15 – 6:00 p.m., starting on June 20. Visit the group website to learn more and sign up.

Learn more >>

Wine Wednesdays @ Caruccio’s

Wednesday, June 6, 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.

Learn more >>

MI Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon

Thursday, June 7, Noon – 1 pm

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

Representatives Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn will be speaking at our June member luncheon. Please join us and hear from these legislators as they wrap up their session and tell us about all their successes in the year so far.

Learn more >>

Tabletop Thursdays

Thursday, June 7, 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]

George Sebastian Lopez – Piano Concert

Saturday, June 9, 7 pm

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE

See Bowdoin College’s Artist in Residence George Sebastian Lopez perform “American on a High Note” at MIPC. His concert will feature music by American composers, such as Gershwin, Joplin, Berlin, and more, and the inspiring history of American popular piano music.

Learn more >>

“Excerpts from Cinderella”

Saturday June 9, 7pm & Sunday, June 10, 2 pm

MIHS Performing Arts Center, 9100 SE 42nd Street

Island Youth Ballet’s “Excerpts from Cinderella” continues an Island tradition on June 9 and June 10 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.

Set to the Sergei Prokofiev score, Island Youth Ballet’s Excerpts from Cinderella is a condensed version of the full-length ballet, making it a delightful experience for all ages. Lavish costumes and theatrical detail will help set the scene for a magical journey with sewing mice, butterflies, and a grand ball.

Learn more >> 

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.

Easy Weeknight Dinners from Tracy’s TastyLife

Sunday, June 10, 1 – 3 pm

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

In this interactive, hands-on class, you’ll spend time with Tracy cooking and discussing the planning for easy meals to mix it up–perfect for our busy lives. Learn how to plan efficiently and use the freshest of ingredients to make your life easier! You’ll create three of Tracy’s most beloved main entrees: Thai chicken burgers, turkey meatballs with the easiest tomato sauce, and a vegetarian chili. There will be plenty of tasting throughout!