This week's events – September 19 – 25

September 19, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s our weekly round-up of events for September 19 – 25 on Mercer Island:

Voter Registration
Monday, September 19 – All day
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Are you registered to vote? Paper applications are available at the Mercer Island Library. The deadline to mail-in register for the general election is October 10. You can also register online at

Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting / Presentation
Speaker: Officer Jennifer Franklin, Mercer Island Police Department Emergency Manager
Monday, September 19th, 1 pm
Mercer Island Community & Events Center, 8236 SE 24th St

Are you prepared if an earthquake happens tomorrow? Mercer Island’s standing goal is to be prepared to respond and recover from any hazard as safely and quickly as possible. Mercer Island is fortunate in that we have an emergency water well at Rotary Park, a cadre of trained volunteers, and extensive emergency plans already in place that will make our goal a reality. Join the Mercer Island Historical Society for a presentation on emergency preparedness by Officer Jennifer Franklin. Franklin has been a Mercer Island Police Officer for 26 years. Prior to police work, Franklin served four years in US Army Intelligence and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Over the past nine years, Officer Franklin has been in charge of Emergency Management for the city of Mercer Island.
Mercer Island Historical Society website >>

MIHS PTSA College Night # 1 (Application Process)
Tuesday, September 20, 6 pm
Mercer Island High School, 9100 SE 42nd St

Seniors and parents of seniors are strongly encouraged to attend the first of our PTSA’s College Night Series. Mrs. Hillstrom will present a PowerPoint with handouts regarding the in-house process of gathering all pertinent information for college applications.
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Storybook Corner
Wednesday, September 21, 10:30 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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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Wednesday, September 21, 10:30 am – Noon
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English. Sponsored by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library.

Wisdom Café: Staying Connected – Strategy for a Full Lifewisdom
Wednesday, September 21, 1 – 2:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Seniors gather to learn more about staying connected to our families, communities, and environments as we age. Wisdom cafes give attendees the opportunity to converse and connect with others in discussion. Registration required.

Cookbook Book Club with Kurt Dammeierkurt_0
Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Island Books cookbook book club meets regularly to explore different cuisines and cookbooks, and we get together every other month to taste the dishes we’ve made. September’s host is local chef and restuaruanter Kurt Dammeier.
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The Mask You Live In
Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Follow boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Rated PG. Followed by expert panel with Dr. Laura Kastner, PhD, and Jo Langford, MA. Cost: $ 15; co-presented by ParentMap.
Learn more & buy tickets >>

Women Of The Book: Opening Ceremonies
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Women of the Book Art is a collection of 54 spectacular limited edition artworks,each representing one of the 54 weekly Torah portions and completed by women artists from around the world. Join Judith Margolis, associate curator and participating artist, as she leads a tour of the exhibit and share stories behind its creation.

MIHS-BandMercer Island High School Homecoming Parade
Friday, September 23
Parade – 4:30 – 5:30 pm | Football Game with Marching Band Performance – 7 pm
Mercerdale Park, 77th Ave & SE 32nd St

It’s homecoming week for Mercer Island High School (MIHS)! The Homecoming Parade, featuring the MIHS marching band, cheerleaders, and floats, will begin at Mercerdale Park (at the corner of 77th Ave & SE 32nd St) and will proceed to downtown Mercer Island. Then cheer on the MIHS football team as they play the Liberty Patriots at the MIHS Stadium at 7 pm. Halftime performance by the MIHS Marching Band.
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Save Your Photos – Free community event
Saturday, September 24, 10 am – Noon
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

Save Your Photos Day is free an annual event that offers resources for what you can do to safeguard your memories before disasters or accidents occur. Local photo organizers and scan/print experts will share expertise about preserving your photo memories.

From Oval Office To Box Office: Election Moviescinema-strip-64074_960_720
Saturday, September 24, 1 – 2:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Join film historian Lance Rhoades on a multi-media whistle-stop tour of memorable events in election movies.

Painting Workshop: Drawing from Heart to Art
Saturday, September 24, 7 – 9 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Delve into Torah text and then transform your vision with gorgeous papers, photos, and pictures through evocative narrative collage. This class will be led by local artist and Women of the Book participant Sooze Bloom DeLeon Grossman.

Hooked On Bookshooked-on-books
Sunday, September 25, 10 am – Noon
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Meet local children’s book authors, sing along with Nancy Stewart, create fun crafts, and enjoy delicious snacks. Island Books will be on hand selling signed copies of the featured books.
Learn more & RSVP >>

Mercer Island Farmers Market MIFM
Sunday, September 25, 10 am – 3 pm
SE 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park (between 77th and 78th Ave SE)

Visit the Mercer Island Farmers Market for the widest array of top quality Washington foods fresh from the farm, the field or sea, artisan produced and/or ready to eat – plus music, children’s activities, artisan gifts, and more!
Here are the highlights this week:

  • Featured vendor: Four Horsemen Brewery
  • Music: Larry Murante
  • Kids: Amazing Squash

Learn more>>