This week's events – Sept 21 – 27

September 20, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s our weekly round-up of upcoming events for the week of September 21st – 27th on Mercer Island.

IMG_3246.cropMI Historical Society Presentation: “Pacific Northwest Modernism”
Monday, September 21st at 1 pm

Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St
The Mercer Island Historical Society will host a presentation that will explore the mid-century modern legacy and how it can be preserved. Presenters include Chris Moore, Executive Director with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Michael Houser, Architectural Historian with the state Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, and Todd Scott, Preservation Architect with the King County Historic Preservation Program.
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Storybook Corner
Wednesday, September 23, 10:30 – 11 am
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE
Bring your little ones in to charming children’s section of Island Books to enjoy popular picture books read by our staff.
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Sound_Transit_Light_Rail_featureLight Rail Open House & Listening Session
Thursday, September 24, 5 – 7 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

The City of Mercer Island and Sound Transit will be hosting a public open house to provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about latest concepts of the East Link light rail expansion. Information tables will be set up by 5 pm, and an opportunity for public comment begins at 6 pm. Meeting materials will be be available online by September 21 at the Sound Transit Listening Tour webpage, which will also offer an online comment form.

Arts-Council-ShowMercer Island Arts Council Artists’ Reception & Award Ceremony
Thursday, September 24, 6:30 – 8 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

The Mercer Gallery and the Mercer Island Arts Council is pleased to present their annual Juried Art Exhibit with Juror Stephanie Hargrave. The show will run September 14th through October 30th, 2015. An Artists’ reception and award ceremony will take place September 24th, from 6:30 – 8 pm.  Meet the artists and enjoy entertainment & refreshments.

Having-It-All_flyer_revised_0915-2ParentMap presents: “Having it All” screening
Thursday, September 24, 7 pm
SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way

ParentMap and Marymoor Productions are hosting a special screening of Having It All, an acclaimed local documentary by Vlada Knowlton, followed by a Q&A. In this touching, locally created film, three Seattle women set out to live their dream of balancing career, marriage, and children. After two trying years of unanticipated trade-offs and sacrifices, each finds herself with a changed life and a changed idea of what “having it all” really means.
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photo_color_sittingMother Goose on the Loose
Friday, September 25, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE
Families are invited to join children’s musician Nancy Stewart to celebrate nursery rhymes and sing songs.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Medicine Take-Back Day
Saturday, September 26, 10 am – 2 pm
Mercer Island City Hall, 9611 SE 36th Street

The City of Mercer Island is planning a take-back event in coordination with the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide drug “take-back” day. Drop-offs accepted on the west side of the City Hall building in the lower loading dock area. This one-day event provides residents with a no-cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired prescriptions (including narcotics) as well as over-the-counter medicines. Learn what is accepted here. Clean out your medicine cabinet! No marijuana or needles please.

2014-11-11-movieposterMIND MATTERS On Film: The Theory of Everything
Saturday, September 26, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work,studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed of.

unnamed-5Parents’ Night Out
Saturday, September 26, 5 – 10 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St
Ages 4-12, $15 first child; $10 siblings

Leave the kids with us- go get dinner, grab a movie, go shopping, or enjoy some alone time…you deserve it! Your little minions will have a blast with our staff; eating pizza, watching a movie, arts & crafts and of course playing a TON of games.

Mercer Island Farmers Market
Sunday, September 27, 10 am – 3 pm
SE 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park (between 77th and 78th Avenue SE)

Visit the Mercer Island Farmers Market for fresh produce, sustainably caught fish, pasture-raised meats, artisan and ready-to-eat foods, flowers, and more. This week’s theme is “Meet the Farmers who sustain us.” Music will also be provided by Patrick Dougherty, who will perform folk and rock music. At the children’s table activity, kids can let their inner creative juices flow and create a “squash person” to take home.

Family Yoga
Sunday, September 27, 1:30 – 3 pm
Yogabliss, 7803 SE 27th St

Spend time with your family exploring yoga together! We’ll get lots of movement, have fun learning about yoga poses, and find time to relax and find calmness. Best suited for children ages 4-10 years.