This week’s post – August 13 – 19

August 13, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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Here’s our weekly round-up of upcoming events from August 13 – 19 on Mercer Island:

Mercer Island Art Guide
Stop by and check out the art currently on display at the art galleries around Mercer Island!

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

“Crazy in Love II” – art by Sharon Carr

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Suzanne Zahr / SZ Gallery
2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160

“What Dreams May Come” – paintings by Jean Sbarra Jones

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Mercer Island Community & Event Center Gallery
8236 SE 24th Street

Paintings by Harmony of Color
Student Artwork from the 45th Annual MIVAL Junior Art Show 

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7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

Paintings by Ruby Lindner

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Up, Up, and Away! A Singing Celebration
Tuesday, August 13, Noon – 1 pm
Mercerdale Park, 3009 77th Ave SE

Join Nancy Stewart for a family program at Mercerdale Park. From a tribute to Sally Ride to weird inventions and an exploration of the solar system, sing songs that will send you to the nonfiction section of the library to learn more. All ages welcome.



Star Wars Origami Art Workshop
Tuesday, August 13, 1 – 2:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 3014 78th Ave SE 

Create several origami Star Wars characters and space ships to take home with Emily Mallory.  For ages 12 and older. All supplies provided.



Disaster Skills Training 
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 – 8 pm
Mercer Island Library, 3014 78th Ave SE 

Our free workshop will provide an overview of the hazards and skills needed after a disaster. We will cover topics related to local hazards, utility control, water storage/purification, emergency sanitation, creating emergency plans, and ways to make it through events that might disrupt your normal daily routine. Please register!

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Community Coffee Hour
Wednesday, August 14 & Friday, August 16, 9 – 10 am
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

Community Coffee Hour is offered every Wednesday and Friday. Stop by for a hot cup of jo’ and socialize with fellow community members in a fun and engaging atmostphere.

For more information, call MICEC at 206-275-7609 or email at [email protected]



Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Wednesday, August 14, 10:30 am – Noon
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Bring your kids ages 5 and younger to enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, art, and play!



Storybook Corner
Wednesday, August 14, 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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Chocolate Class for Kids
Wednesday, August 14, 2 – 3 pm
Oh! Chocolate, 2703 76th Ave SE

A delightful introduction to chocolate for kids! They will learn how chocolate grows and is produced into the delicious confection we all so enjoy. They will create a bit of chocolate art and dip goodies into milk chocolate to take home in an Oh! Chocolate box!

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Wine Wednesday
Wednesday, August 14, 5 – 9 pm
Caruccio’s, 2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 100

Stop by for the community-inspired Wine Wednesday. When you purchase your wine by the glass or bottle from our rotating selection of wines, you may enjoy an aperitivo-style buffet on our 21 foot curved countertop.

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Live Music
Wednesday, August 14, 6 – 8 pm
Barrels, 7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

Stop by for a glass of wine and listen to live music featuring Patrick Daugherty!

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Mostly Music in the Park: Filé Gumbo
Thursday, August 15, Pre-concert activities at 6 pm | Live music at 7 pm
Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue SE and SE 32nd Street

Mostly Music in the Park closes this year with Filé Gumbo, who have played their special blend of Louisiana sounds for 32 years! Their Swamp Rockin’ Boogie includes New Orleans R&B and Rock’n’Roll, Cajun & Zydeco, Swamp Pop & Blues, and Dixieland Jazz. Send off our 2019 season with a Cajun dance party this week! Opening act will be Matt Lome from Mercer Island. Round up your friends and family, pack a picnic, and meet us in Mercerdale park for live music, family friendly activities, and fun times! Concert begins at 7 pm but come early for more fun!

Live Music
Thursday, August 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Barrels, 7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

Stop by for a glass of wine and listen to live music featuring “All That Jazz!”

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Wine Tasting
Friday, August 16, 4 – 6:30 pm
Barrels, 7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

On Friday, Mark Ryan Winery from Woodinville will be pouring their amazing red and white wines. $5.00 cost refunded with the purchase of a bottle.

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Restoration Event
Saturday, August 17, 9 am
Luther Burbank Park, 9611 SE 36th Street | North Parking Lot
Homestead Park, 8100 SE 40th Street | Meet at Playground

Luther Burbank Park is an important rest stop for many species of migratory birds and is home to at least one family of beavers. During the volunteer event, we will be removing various invasive species such as blackberry, ivy, holly, and more to ensure the survival of the native vegetation. It’ll make a big difference to this important wetland area! You can also help restore the forested areas of Homestead Park. While Homestead is host to ball fields and playgrounds it is also home to around 2.5 acres of urban forest in need of rescue from invasive weeds!

Emergency Preparedness
Saturday, August 17, 1 – 3 pm
Emmanuel Church, 4400 86th Ave SE

Emmanuel Church, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is hosting an Emergency Preparedness event for Adults, Youth, and Children. All are welcome, childcare provided and registration is FREE!

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Farmers Market
Sunday, August 18, 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. 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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Invincible: Intro to Personal Protection and Awareness
Sunday, August 18, 1 – 3 pm
Barre Rev, 2441 76th Ave SE, #120

A two hour class designed especially for women and kids to enhance their personal protection abilities through maximizing their physical and mental abilities. This is an interactive class that includes practical application as well as lecture materials.

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Daytime Open Book Club: The Best of Everything
Monday, August 19, 10:30 – 11:30 pm
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

In August, our Daytime Open Book Club will read and discuss The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe. When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything remains touchingly—and sometimes hilariously—true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book  in the store you’ll get a 10% discount.

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