This week's events – June 6 – 12

June 5, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s my weekly round-up of events for the week of June 6 – 12 on Mercer Island:

Book Reading: Dan Raley, How Seattle Became A Big-League Sports Town
Tuesday, June 7, 7 pm
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Join Island Books for a book reading by award-winning author Dan Raley. In How Seattle Became a Big-League Sports Town: from George Wilson to Russell Wilson, Raley provides an often gritty account of the city’s sporting past, an unapologetic, behind-the-scenes look at all of its heroes and scandal-makers. Raley, a sportswriter for the Seattle PI for nearly three decades, documents the city’s ardent pursuit of national attention, professional franchises and championship moments, mixing in sex, drugs and pick-and-rolls to explain how Seattle’s sports evolution unfolded.
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Storybook Corner
Wednesday, June 8, 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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Career Presentation at Island Books: Jeff Levy, Author of Making the Jump (Third Session)
Thursday, June 9, 7 – 8 pm
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Entrepreneur, coach, and mentor Jeff Levy will lead this one-hour seminar providing insight from his experience helping well over 225 people sign franchise agreements. Topics include:

  • Understand what is and is not a franchise
  • Define a positive relationship to the franchisor
  • Laws and legal requirements that apply to franchising in Washington State and their implications to you
  • Important criteria in choosing a franchise, what questions to askand how to ask them
  • Research hints and tools
  • A view into a method to segment franchises in six different categories
  • A discussion on financing, legal, incorporation and preparation relating to a franchise award

This seminar is designed both for individuals at the early stage of considering franchising as a career option and those actively considering a franchise but not yet signed the agreement.
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SJFF Encore: A Tale of Love and Darkness
Thursday, June 9, 7pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way

Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman makes her feature directorial debut in this adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz’s international best-selling memoir about his immigrant family’s struggles adapting to a foreign land alongside the birth of the State of Israel. An encore screening of our sold-out opening night film at this year’s Seattle Jewish Film Festival.
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School Board public hearing on proposed mitigation plan misd
Thursday, June 9, 6 pm
Mercer Island City Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th St

The Mercer Island School Board will hold two public hearings this month concerning the district’s proposed hazard mitigation plan. This plan will qualify the district for federal funding in the event of a major earthquake or other disaster and will assist in educating the community to be prepared for such an event.

Community Blood Drive
Friday, June 10, 11 am – 5 pm
2807 78th Ave SE

Join InPeak Properties in helping keep this precious resource stocked up for the summer. Plus, you’ll burn ~650 calories just laying there AND get free cookies!

Mercer Island Farmers Market
Sunday, June 12, 10 am – 3 pm
SE 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park (between 77th and 78th Ave SE)

Welcome back to another great season at the Market! It’s the Market’s ninth year of connecting Island residents, friends and families with the very best Washington state producers of healthy, sustainable food.  Each week, there’s something new and different to explore at the Market. During the month of June, our “Garden Days” markets feature a wide variety of local artisan crafts for home and outdoor use. Find handmade adirondack chairs by Iconic Ceader, soaps and salves by MI-based Coco Beza, metal yard art and garden sculptures by Willow Steel as well as our returning favorites, Cascadian Edibles (plant starts), Moondance (wood products and stained glass) and Impwear (coated tablecloths and aprons). Don’t miss out on these unique vendors!
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