This week’s events – May 21 – 27

May 21, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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Here’s our weekly round-up of upcoming events from May 21 – 27 on Mercer Island:

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Wednesday, May 22, 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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Mercer Island Art Guide
Monday – Sunday, May 20 – 26
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

“AfroFuturism” – photography

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MIVAL Gallery
Avellino Building 2836 78th Ave SE

“Flora & Fauna” – a small format art show

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

“Outside the Lines” – paintings by Seattle Co~Arts

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7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

Paintings by Bryan Friel

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Community Coffee Hour
Wednesday, May 22 & Friday, May 24, 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]



Storybook Corner
Wednesday, May 22, 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, May 22, 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, May 22, 6 – 8 pm
Barrels, 7605 Southeast 27th Street, Suite 107

Stop by for live music and a glass of wine! Patrick Daugherty will be singing all the songs you know by heart!

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Tabletop Thursdays
Thursday, May 23, 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]



Family Sing Along
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Bring your guitar or other instrument for a true community sing-along with Nancy Stewart. Lyrics & chords will be projected on a screen so you can read, sing and play along. If you attend all five sing-alongs, your guitar-playing skills will get a good workout! Linda Ernst, Children’s Librarian will share special stories. All ages welcome!



Live Music & Wine Tasting
Friday, May 24, 4 – 8 pm
Barrels, 7605 Southeast 27th Street, Suite 107

Stop by for a wine tasting with Holloran and St. Josef’s from 4 – 6 pm.  These are great Oregon wines with terrific price points.  $5 for a tasting of 6 wines and the fee is waived with the purchase of a bottle.  After the wine tasting, stick around for live music with Tom Cox from 6 – 8 pm.  Many of you might know Tom from Mercer Island Schools where he taught music at the Middle and High School. 

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Restoration Event
Saturday, May 25, 10 am – 2 pm
Pioneer Park, Island Crest Way & SE 68th Street

Meet at: Kiosk at Island Crest Way and SE 68th Street

Treehuggers of all ages are welcome to participate in our restoration work parties. Mercer Island Parks & Recreation will supply the tools and supplies. Just bring a water bottle and get ready to have fun in the forest!



Megan Griswold, Author of The Book of Help
Sunday, May 26, 3 pm
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Megan Griswold will join us to discuss her memoir The Book of Help. Her memoir traces Megan’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, her narrative spans four decades and six continents –– from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.

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