This week’s posts – October 1 – 7

October 1, 2019 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s our weekly round-up of upcoming events from October 1 – 7 on Mercer Island

Story Times at the Library

Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Join the Mercer Island Children’s Librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun in these programs designed especially for you and your young child.

Tuesday, October 1
Young Toddlers (12 – 24 months) – 10:30 – 11 am
Toddlers (ages 2 – 3) – 11:30 am – Noon

Wednesday, October 2
Play & Learn (ages 5 and younger) – 10:30 am – Noon

Thursday, October 3
Infants (0 – 12 months) – 10:30 – 11:30 am
Preschoolers (3 – 6 years) – 1 – 1:30 pm

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Sing into Reading with Nancy Stewart
Tuesday, October 1, 7 – 8 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Come and learn how simply singing with your children (from birth!) helps them build the skills they will need to be ready to read. Singing is fun, portable, and a great way to build strong relationships and family traditions. You’ll get great ideas for songs to sing and books to read and sing, as well as lots of fun ideas for related activities- all for free! For parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children birth to five – adults only please.

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Community Coffee Hour
Wednesday, October 2 & Friday, October 4, 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]


Storybook Corner 
Wednesday, October 2, 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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Wine Wednesday
Wednesday, October 2, 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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The Power of Planning: Take Control of Your Own Aging Journey
Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 – 8 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Many of us have been there for parents and other loved ones as they have grown older. It is often through these experiences that we begin to recognize the wisdom of planning ahead for our own health, legal considerations, financial concerns, housing, and family issues as we age. The Power of Planning is a 90-minute seminar where you can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a Certified Care Manager, an Elder Law Attorney, and a Fiduciary. These experienced advisors will help you prepare for both the predictable as well as the What If’s of aging.

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Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon
Thursday, October 3, Noon – 1 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

We are please to host the 10 candidates running for Mercer Island City Council. Each candidate will have the opportunity to share with our members their platform, goals and issues they believe they can help solve. Candidates are: Patrick Allcorn, Lisa Anderl, Debbie Bertlin, Heather Jordan Cartwright, Jon Hanlon, Jake Jacobson, Craig Reynolds, Dave Rosenbaum, Daniel Thompson,and Wendy Weiker. Registration is required.

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First Friday Art Walk
Friday, October 4

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, SZ Gallery, and Barrels Wine Bar 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
2836 78th Ave. SE

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Barrels
Hours: 5 – 9 pm
7605 SE 27th Street

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Art Opening & Artist’s Reception: Michelle Williams and Catherine McMillan
Friday, October 4, 5 – 8 pm
Suzanne Zahr Gallery, 2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160

Looking for a gluten-free, non-GMO, made-in-Seattle experience? Well, have we got the art opening for you! Join us for an evening of sweet treats for all the senses with Michelle Williams and her beautiful minimalist porcelain vessels and Catherine McMillan and her unique stoneware & porcelain donuts.

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Art Opening & Artist’s Reception: “Wonder” featuring artist Carol Whitaker
Friday, October 4, 5 – 8 pm
MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave SE

Meet our featured artist, Carol Whitaker, and learn about her vision and thoughts behind the exhibit “Wonder”.

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Simple No-Sew Costuming Workshop
Saturday, October 5, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Discover how to make your own costume pieces, such as capes, tunics, dresses and skirts out of recycled materials. No sewing required! Drop in for ages 10 and older and ages 7 to 9 with an adult. Presented by Seattle ReCreative and all supplies provided.

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Navigating American Higher Education with Your Child
Saturday, October 5, 2:30 am – 4:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

This workshop for high school students and parents will be presented in Mandarin by Kate Wang, VP of International Partnerships at MyCOS.  Higher education in the United States is very different from higher education in China and is also changing rapidly. Many commonly held assumptions, particularly about how to “get in” to certain colleges, are often inaccurate. This presentation will provide an overview of the American higher education system and educational outcomes in the US and help parents develop the tools and perspectives to support their children. Kate will draw from her experiences in the American education system and her familiarity with the Chinese family and educational cultural context. 

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Wine Tasting 
Saturday, October 5, 4 – 6:30 pm
Barrels, 7605 SE 27th Street, Suite 107

Saturday is a double header with Maloney and Radix showcasing their new wines and wines from previous vintages. Expect to taste from Radix: The Laevus (Syrah/Petite Sirah co-fermented), The Dexter (Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc co-fermented), a Roussanne/Marsanne (co-fermented), and a new release (Carménère/Cabernet Franc co-fermented). Maloney will be tasting all of his Cabernet Sauvignons from 2012 – 2016. Limited availability on some of these wines, so get them while they last.

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William Kent Krueger, Author of This Tender Land
Saturday, October 5, 6 pm
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

We are excited to welcome William Kent Krueger to Island Books. He will chat about and read from his new release This Tender Land. Join us for an evening of thoughtful conversation and snacks!

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Reading with Rover
Sunday, October 6, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Elementary school-age children accompanied by an adult are invited to build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area. Space is limited. Sign-up sheet at the door.

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Talk Time
Monday, October 7, 1 – 2:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Improve your speaking and listening skills in this conversation group for English language learners. Walk-ins welcome.

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Graduation cap and textbooks

Finding the Right College Fit
Monday, October 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

This workshop for high school students and parents will be presented by Claire Nold-Glaser of College Planning Help. Join us to learn about the college search process in a fun and interactive format. Defining student priorities and interests is a great first step, but what if you just don’t know? This session helps illuminate that the college search process can be a rewarding journey of self-discovery, based on sound decision making while minimizing pressure and hype. Resources and tools will be discussed and there will be plenty of time for Q & A.

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City Council Meeting
Monday, October 7, 6 pm
City Hall Council Chambers, 9600 SE 36th Street

City Council will hold a special meeting and you can watch the meeting live!

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