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									FAMILY - Special Events

Holiday Tree Lighting &                          Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
Firehouse Munch                                  Join us in a community welcome of Argosy’s Spirit of Seattle – the official Christmas Ship that
                                                 will make a scheduled stop at Luther Burbank Park Beach. Enjoy the Christmas Ship deco-
To kick off the season of cheer, gather your
                                                 rated with hundreds of glimmering white lights and miles of holiday garland. Aboard the ship,
family, friends and neighbors for an evening
                                                 a local choir sings holiday greetings that will be broadcast from ship to shore. We’ll provide
of holiday merriment at a community tree
                                                 a toasty beach bonfire, hot chocolate, coffee and treats for a festive holiday evening. Bring an
lighting ceremony at Mercerdale Park at 7:00
                                                 unwrapped gift to be donated to a local charity. Bring a flashlight as the park will be dark!
PM on Friday, December 7. Lively music,             Day: Sunday
Santa photos, delicious firehouse chili, light      Date: December 16
refreshments, and children’s entertainment          Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
– including a coloring contest are all part of      (The Christmas Ship will arrive around 5:50pm and will stay for approximately a half hour)
the Firehouse Munch festivities at the North        Fee:    FREE
Fire Station which follows the holiday tree      Location: Luther Burbank Park, Beach
lighting and community sing-along at the         Special Thank You to Starbucks Coffee for donating the coffee and hot water and to Mercer
park. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys        Island Albertsons for donating the cookies.
for Tots Drive.
   Day: Friday
   Date: December 7
   Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
   Fee: FREE
Location: Mercerdale Park &
             North Fire Station

                                                                                                  Public Safety Day 2007
                                                                                                  Sponsored by the Mercer Island
                                                                                                  Fire Department
                                                                                                  Stop by for fun, food, balloons, rides and
                                                                                                  safety information! The day will include fire-
                                                                                                  fighter demonstrations where you can learn
                                                                                                  what being a firefighter is like. There will be
                                                                                                  large inflatable rides for kids. Fire, Police,
                                                                                                  Dispatch and Emergency Preparedness will
                                                                                                  be on hand to answer questions. A “Safety
                                                                                                  House” will be available for kids to practice
                                                                                                  exiting a smoky room. Come rain or shine
                                                                                                  the Fire Station has a large indoor garage. For
                                                                                                  more information call the Mercer Island Fire
                                                                                                  Department at 206.236.3600
                                                                                                     Day: Saturday
                                                                                                     Date: October 6
                                                                                                     Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
                                                                                                     Fee: FREE!
                                                                                                  Location: Main Fire Station,
                                                                                                               3030 78th Ave. SE

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                                                                           MI Parks & Recreation Trips

MI Parks & Recreation Trips
All trips include transportation from the Community Center at Mercer View’s parking lot.
If you need transportation to the Community Center in order to attend these outings, please
contact Katie Borden at 206.236.3590. Lunch is on your own for all trips.

                                                   Bellevue Botanical
                                                    Can you imagine a garden of flowers
                                                   created entirely out of lights? There
                                                   will be just such a garden in Bellevue
                                                   this winter. Growing larger each year,
                                                   Bellevue Botanical Garden’s “Garden
                                                   d’Lights” will put you in the mood for
                                                   Holiday cheer with nearly half a mil-
                                                   lion twinkling lights. We will stop for
Tulalip Casino &                                   hot coffe/chocolate and a pastry before
                                                   heading home. (Min. Reg. 10)
Outlet Mall                                           Age: Adult
 Join us for a trip to the Tulalip Casino to win      Code: 7901
some money!! The outlet malls are right next          Day: Thursday
door and we will provide shuttle service back         Date: December 13
and forth. A day of fun at the Tulalip! Lunch         Time: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
is on your own.(Min. Reg. 10)                         Fee: $6.00
   Age: Adult
   Code: 7899
   Day: Friday
   Date: September 28
   Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
   Fee: $15.00

Seattle Aquarium
Listen to the calls of our region’s orca whales.
Stand within a circle of glowing jellyfish.
Run your fingers along a sea anemone’s soft
tentacles. Delight in the antics of the sea ot-
ters. At the Seattle Aquarium there’s always
something fun to discover, and inspiration
on how to help protect our marine environ-
ment. A great day to stroll the aquarium and
downtown Seattle. (Min. Reg. 10)
   Age: Adult
   Code: 7900
   Day: Friday
   Date: October 19
   Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm
   Fee: $12.00

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MI Parks & Recreation Trips

Collette Vacations Trips
Collette Vacations is partnering with Mercer Island Parks and Recreation to offer you
affordable amazing travel opportunities. Here are the upcoming trips for the next year.
Costa Rica, Colorado Rockies, San Antonio

Informational Meeting with Collette
Vacation Representative
Enjoy an exciting, informative presenta-
tion by Dave Plesha of Collette Vacations
complete with a narrated slide show of the
upcoming trips to the tropical Costa Rica,
the Colorado Rockies and San Antonio. Dave
will gladly answer any of your trip questions
and concerns throughout his presentation. You
don’t want to miss this if you are interested in
any of the upcoming trips!
   Age: Adult
   Code: 7895
   Day: Monday
   Date: October 15
   Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
   Fee: FREE!
Location: Community Center, Clarke Room

                                                   Mercer Island Arts Council
                                                   Mercer Island Arts Council mission is to nurture, promote, and support quality cultural arts
                                                   activities for the community of Mercer Island. The Mercer Island Arts Council was estab-
                                                   lished in 1985 as an advisory board to the City Council. The Arts Council meets on the second
                                                   Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Community Center at Mercer View.

  M.I.V.A.L. Holiday Show
     Multi-media show with holiday                  I-90 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
                                                    Walk through and enjoy the art sculptures at our award winning
            arts and crafts                         Sculpture Gallery. The I-90 sculpture gallery is located between
                                                    77th Ave. SE and 80th Ave. SE on the Lid. Many of the sculptures
                                                    are available for sale. For more information on purchasing a sculp-
                                                    ture contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 206-236-3545.

                                                    Indoor Art Gallery
                                                    The Indoor Gallery displays beautiful paintings and art work of
                                                    regional visual artists at the Mercer Island Community Center
                                                    located at 8236 SE 24th Street. The Indoor gallery is open to the
                                                    public with the exhibits updated every two months. The art work
                                                    is for sale with a percentage of the sale going to support arts and
                                                    cultural programming by the Mercer Island Arts Council.
                                                                     2007 Exhibit Dates: Aug. 13 – Oct. 5
                                                                             Gallery exhibits By:
                                                         Nancy Bogni, Marianne Harlor, Marlene Marczewski & Barbara
                                                                             VanDyke Shuman.
    Dates: Oct. 15 – Dec. 15
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                                                                ARTS COUNCIL - Special Events

                                                 The Birds (1963)
Classics on Film
Presented by: MI Arts Council, MI Library
                                                 Saturday, Oct. 27th                           ADULT -
                                                                                               Special Interest
                                                 at 1:00pm
and Friends of the MI Library. Films are
                                                 Written by:
screened at the MI Library, FREE admission
                                                 Daphne du Mauier
and popcorn. *Please note Sept. 6th date is at
                                                 Screenplay by:
the Community Center
                                                 Evan Hunter                                   Taking Care of Your
                                                 Starring: Rod Taylor,                         Aging Family
Alfred                                           Tippy Hedron                                  There are many issues to consider when tak-
Hitchcock                                                                                      ing care of an aging family member. Come
Thursday,                                                           Vertigo (1956)             learn effective techniques and pertinent infor-
Sept. 6th                                                           Saturday, Nov. 10th        mation regarding all issues of care including
7:00pm,                                                             at 1:00pm                  emotional, physical and changing family
Community                                                           Written by: Pierre         roles. Current resources for housing, in-
Center at                                                           Boileau, Thomas Narcejac   home care, financial and legal resources will
Mercer View*                                                        Screenplay by: Alec        be discussed. Plenty of time will be allowed
Film historian,                                                     Coppel, Samuel Taylor      for questions and discussion. (Min Reg. 9)
Lance Rhoades,                                                      Starring: James Stewart,      Age: Adult
will present a multi-media overview spanning                        Kim Novak                     Code: 7745
50 years of film making by the undisputed                                                         Day: Thursday
Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.                                                             Date: Sept. 27
Lance will also host stories of award winning    North by                                         Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Hitchcock mysteries for our Saturday             Northwest                                        Fee: Donation
                                                                                               Location: Comm. Ctr., Slater Room
matinees at the MI Library (schedule follows)    (1959)                                        Instructor: Betsy Zuber, MS, GMHS- MI
                                                                                               YFS Geriatric Specialist, Karen Miller,
                                                 Dec. 8th                                      MSW – MI Senior Health Center Social
                                                 at 1:00pm                                     Worker
                                                 Written by:
                                                 Ernest Lehman                                 Ebay I- The Basics of
                                                 Screenplay by:
                                                 Ernest Lehman                                 eBay Selling
                                                 Starring: Cary                                Whether you simply want to get rid of
                                                 Grant, Eva Marie                              “stuff,” desire additional part-time income
                                                 Saint, James                                  or a serious eBay business, this class is your
                                                 Mason                                         foundation. Sellers learn how to set up an
                                                                                               eBay Seller account, create successful eBay
                                                                                               auction listings, take and upload pictures
Rear Window (1954)                               Mercer Island Arts Council                    and accept credit card payments online
Saturday, Sept. 8th at 1:00pm                    and Mercer Island Sister City                 with PayPal. Learn buying and selling tips,
Written by: Cornell Woollrich                    Association Present:                          tricks, strategies, determine shipping costs,
Screenplay by: John Michael Hayes                                                              and where to get FREE shipping boxes and
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma     Les Demoiselles De                            supplies!
Riteer, Raymond Burr                             Rochefort (1967)                                 Age: Adult
                                                                                                  Code: 7805
                                                 Tuesday, Oct. 16th at 7:00pm at
                                                                                                  Day: Monday
Rebecca (1940)                                   Community Center at Mercer View                  Date: Sept. 24
Saturday, Oct. 6th at 1:00pm                     Written by: Jacques                              Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Written by: Daphne du Mauier                     Demy, Julian More                                Fee: $40.00
Screenplay by: Phillip MacDonald                 Musical Score by: Mi-                         Location: Comm. Ctr., Clarke Room
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontane         chael Legrand                                 Instructor: Kevin Boyd
                                                 Starring: Catherine
                                                 Deneuve, Gene Kelly,
                                                 George Chakiris

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