This week's events on Mercer Island – Jan 4 – 10

January 3, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s my weekly round-up of upcoming events for the week of  January 4th – 10th for Mercer Island:

Indoor-Playground-at-the-MICECIndoor Playground
Ongoing | Days & times listed below
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St
Cost: $3.25 MI residents / $4.50 non-residents

The Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department offers Indoor Playground, a drop-in, in-demand program enjoyed by children up to the age of six, at the MICEC. Indoor Playground provides children with a chance to socialize with others and play with balls, scooters, blocks and other toys. A parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times.

Mon: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wed: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fri: 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Storybook Corner
Wednesday, January 6, 10:30 – 11 am
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Bring your little ones in to the charming children’s section of Island Books to enjoy popular picture books read by our staff.
Learn more >>

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Wednesday, January 6, Noon
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

The special guest of this month’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Kevin Mather, President of the Seattle Mariners, who will be sharing his presentation, “Who’s on First?” With a new General Manager and all the trades he’s made, the 2016 Mariners will definitely have a new look, but we’ll still have King Felix!
Chamber of Commerce website >>

Shabbat Unplugged
Saturday, January 9, 3 – 5 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Unplug from technology and plug in to your family and community. Shabbat Unplugged offers families the chance to limit screen time and connect with each other, in various activities open to the entire community. To slow down the frantic pace in which we live our lives, Shabbat Unplugged reminds us to think about the ways we experience our own lives. We’ll have family yoga, a gym obstacle course, swimming, PJ Library® storytelling, and Shabbat arts and crafts, ending in a group song session.
Learn more >>

Image courtesy Mercer Island Lacrosse

Mercer Island Boys Lacrosse Christmas Tree Pick-Ups
Saturday, January 9, 9 am – 2 pm
Sunday, January 10, 9 am – 2 pm
Suggested donation: $25 + processing fee

The Mercer Island Lacrosse Club is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up Fundraiser. Sign up online for one of our pick up days, put your tree out to the curb by 9 AM on the day you selected and leave the hauling to our boys and parent volunteers! This is the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club’s largest annual fundraiser and represents a significant portion of our program funding allowing us to provide a high-quality, rewarding experience for our boys. Funds raised help pay for fields, referees, coaches, athletic trainers, away game transportation, balls, goals, first aid supplies, and other program expenses allowing us to keep registration fees down.
Learn more & request pick-up >>