This week's events – September 26 – October 2

September 26, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s our weekly round-up of events from September 26 – October 2 on Mercer Island:

pizza-slicePagliacci Pizza – Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Monday, September 26, 11 am – 9 pm
Ribbon Cutting: 10:45 am
Pagliacci – Mercer Island, 3077 78th Ave SE

Pagliacci Pizza is celebrating their Mercer Island store opening by giving away free slices of pizza to visitors all day (limit: two slices per person). Pagliacci also invites the community to join them and Deputy Mayor Debbie Bertlin at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:45 am. The store will officially open for business on Tuesday, September 27.
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Storybook Corner
Wednesday, September 28, 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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Island Books Open Book Club
Discussing: More Was Lost by Eleanor Perenyi
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

In 1937, at the age of nineteen, Perényi falls in love with a poor Hungarian baron and in short order acquires both a title and a struggling country estate at the edge of the Carpathians. She throws herself into this life with zeal, learning Hungarian, and observing the invisible order of the Czech rule, the resentment of the native Ruthenians, and the haughtiness of the dispossessed Hungarians. In the midst of massive political upheaval, Perényi and her husband remain steadfast in their dedication to their new life, an alliance that will soon be tested by the war. With old-fashioned frankness and wit, Perényi recounts this poignant tale of how much was gained and how much more was lost.

Island Book’s open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend.
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Book-SaleMercer Island Library Book Sale
Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2 (Note: Thursday – open to members only!)
Mercer Island Library, 4400 SE 88th St

This is the big one! Hundreds of books are on sale at the Mercer Island library – from art to science, from Seuss to Patterson, from history to cooking and from DVDs to board books.  The sale begins on Thursday, September 29th, from 5 to 9 pm, but is open to members only.  The sale opens to everyone Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd, during regular Library hours.

new-seasons-bakeryNew Seasons Market Job Fair
Thursday, September 29, 3 – 8 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

New Seasons Market will host its first Puget Sound job fair toward recruiting 100+ experienced staff to join their Mercer Island team. New Seasons leaders will be on hand to discuss opportunities across the store’s full-service departments.
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Islander Middle School Dedication and Open House
Saturday, October 1, 9 – 11:30 am
Islander Middle School, 8225 SE 72nd St

The community is invited to the dedication and open house for the new commons, gymnasium, library, and classrooms at Islander Middle School. Construction at Islander Middle School provided expanded learning space to replace the 10 portable classrooms previously on site. It also provided a new commons and kitchen, library, main and auxiliary gymnasiums and locker rooms, and a new entrance and administrative offices for the school.
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Mercer Island Farmers Market MIFM
Sunday, October 2, 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:

  • Tasting by New Seasons
  • Music: Jazz Connections
  • Kids: Apple Press

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Luther Burbank Mosaic

Photo Credit: Mike Frey

Luther Burbank Open House
Sunday, October 2, 1 – 4 pm
Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave SE
The City of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services

Foundation invite you to  bring your family on a tour of the Red Brick Building in Luther Burbank Park, be the first to purchase from this season’s glass pumpkin collection, and wander among the new Mosaic Murals in the playground area where you will meet the artists! We will have festive treats, family activities, prizes, and much more.