This week's events – November 20 – 26

November 19, 2017 | by Julia Hess

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Here’s our weekly round-up of events from November 20 – 26 on Mercer Island:

Professional Firefighters Association’s Annual Food Drive
Monday – Wednesday, November 20 – 22, 8 – 5 pm
North End Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave SE

The Professional Firefighters Association will be holding their Annual Food Drive benefiting the Mercer Island Food Pantry. Local firefighters are collecting non-perishable food donations all day at the North End Fire Station.
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Fall Story Times at the Library
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Join the Mercer Island Children’s Librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun in these 30-minute programs designed especially for you and your young child.

Tuesday November 21
Young Toddlers (12 – 24 months) – 10:30 – 11 am
Toddlers (2 – 3 years) – 11:30 am – Noon

Community Coffee Hour
Wednesday, November 22, 9 – 10 am
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

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, November 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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Practice of Gratitude: Thanksgiving at Yogabliss
Thursday, November 23, 8 – 11:50 am
Yogabliss, 7803 SE 27th Street, Suite #174

On Thanksgiving morning, Yogabliss will be hosting their annual “Practice of Gratitude.” They will offer 5 classes where they hope to bring the community together to offer up gratitude for the abundance in our lives and the blessings we share. These classes are donation based, and all proceeds will be given to Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. (Recommended minimum is $25, cash or check to MIYFS.)
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Special Holiday Art Walk at Clarke + Clarke 
Friday, November 24, noon – 5 pm
Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts, 7605 SE 27th St Suite 105

Clarke + Clarke will be hosting a special all day art walk (with bubbly as usual). Come see “The Art of Personal Embellishment,” featuring two collections from their favorite wearable art designers, Hollyce Phillips and Dixie Stanton.

Hollyce Phillips creates one of a kind designs painted on silk/cashmere or viscose. A San Diego artist who transitioned from King 5 broadcast journalism and video production to painting, print making, and fashion, Hollyce hand paints each scarf in her collection — these works of art are wearable or can be used for creative in home decor.

Dixie Stanton is a local studio jeweler who recently retired after 38 years of creating unique and highly artistic jewelry in silver, copper, gold, gems, and found objects. Her style is timeless, contemporary and collectible. They will offer pieces from her last collection, which was produced just before her retirement. Her famous whimsical and sought after “Fettuccine” necklace will also be available, along with an award winning mixed-metal, linked squares bracelet, as well as bangle bracelets and her artistic earrings.
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