This week's events – September 3 – 9

September 2, 2018 | by Julia Hess

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Here’s our weekly round-up of events from September 3 – 9 on Mercer Island:

Community Coffee Hour

Wednesday, September 5 & Friday, September 7, 9 – 10 am

Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

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, September 5, 10:30 – 11 am

Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Bring your little ones in to enjoy popular picture books read by Island Books’ staff or special guests.

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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Wednesday, September 5, 10:30 am – Noon

Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art, and playing. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is in English. Ages 5 years and younger with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Wine Wednesdays @ Caruccio’s

Wednesday, September 5, 5 – 9 pm

Caruccio’s, 2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 100

Purchase your wine by the glass from a rotating selection of wines. Each glass includes delicious appetizers served buffet-style. No need to purchase tickets for Wine Wednesday.

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Tabletop Thursdays

Thursday, September 6, 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]

Art UnCorked

Friday, September 7, 4:30 – 9 pm

Mercer Island Sculpture Park, 78th Ave SE & Sunset Highway

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual Art UnCorked returns for a fun night of art, wine, food, and music. Each year, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, City of Mercer Island, Mercer Island Visual Arts League, and local businesses organize an evening of wine-tasting and showcasing local artists, musicians, and restaurants in the Mercer Island Town Center. Get your tickets online!

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday, September 7

Come out for Mercer Island’s First Friday Art Walk. Art galleries on Mercer Island will be hosting their art walk events on the first Friday of the month (and some have free wine!).  Clarke + Clarke, MIVAL Gallery, and SZ Gallery will be participating.

Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts

Hours: 5 – 8 pm

7605 SE 27th St, Suite 105

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Suzanne Zahr / SZ Gallery

Hours: 5 – 8 pm

2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160

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MIVAL Gallery

Hours: 5 – 8 pm

Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave SE

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Chris Baumgartner – “Infused Abstract”

Friday, September 7, 5 – 8 pm

Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts, 7605 SE 27th St, Suite 105

This month’s First Friday Art Walk on Mercer Island at Clarke + Clarke (with bubbly and bonbons) will feature new works by Chris Baumgartner. The show presents new works in collage compositions. The focus is on non-traditional abstracts that are balanced with light and dark, arranged and rearranged spontaneously. Come see Baumgartner’s work and stop by other art walk events this Friday!

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Mercer Island Farmers Market

Sunday, September 9, 10 am – 3 pm

Mercerdale Park, North End, 77th Ave SE & SE 32nd Street

The Mercer Island Farmers Market is open every Sunday from June – October. Say hello to your favorite vendors and kick the season off with us. Enjoy the sunshine and check out the freshest fruits and vegetables of the season, as well as locally made food and drinks, artisan crafts, and fun activities for the whole family. Visit the website for weekly updates and special events.

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Artist Reception for Pat Howie’s Exhibit, Around the Island

Sunday, September 9, 2 – 4 pm

MIVAL Gallery, Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave SE

MIVAL’s newest featured artist is Pat Howie, whose art is also featured at Art UnCorked. Her oil paintings will be on display from September 5 – 30. Stop by MIVAL Gallery for her artist reception!

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