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_______________________________,__.____.______.———————————- The deadline for calendar entries is Wednesday at 5 pm. the week before the intended date of publication. Calendar items may run up to three times when there is space available. LIBRARY Call 236-3537for information on these and other programs which take place at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Freelance Writing Seminar: Improve your chances of selling ar- ticles, short stories and poetry with the teaching of Ariele Huff, a free- lance writer, syndicated columnist and editor. At 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18 at the library. Adults are encouraged to attend. Fall Storytimes at the Library: Join the new librarian, Margaret Martin, every Tuesday from Sept. 22-Oct. 27. Register by calling the'library at 236- 3537. Toddlertime for two-year—olds will begin at 10 a.m. for 20-30 minutes of. stories, music, movement and fun. Preschool storytime for ages 3-5 will begin at 11 a.m. fer 30-45 minutes of stories, puppets, music and crafts. EVENTs Book Signing at Island Books: Stepping Stones To Jewish Spiritual Living; meet authors RabbiflJan’res L. j Mirel and Karen Bonnell Werth at 7 - p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 17. I As the Water Flows is a program 1 on watersheds from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. ; on Saturday, Sept. 19. Meet at Luther - Burbank Park. Find out the scoop on i watersheds and work with a water- shed model. Call 206-296—4171. Day-in-the-Park, a work party asponsored by Earth Share of Washington; 8:15 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19 at Luther Burbank Park, followed by environmental ex- hibits, children’s activities, and an his— torical tour of the park by Ted Rand. Sandy Koufax Team tryouts for Mercer Island 13 year olds will be held from 5 to 8pm., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, at Island Crest Park. Call 206-232-8681 for in- formation. Island Baseball Club ‘99 Jr. Babe Ruth for 13 or 14 and 15 year old Baseball Teams - contact Janis Honkawaro Paul Matsuoka at 236- l 983 for registration information. The Mercer Island Preschool Association Welcome Coffee for new and current members from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Margaret Galli‘more’s,,4105 93rd Ave. S.E. Children welcome. For more infor— mation Call Priscilla Ledbetter at 232- llih , James C. Buckley Attorney 052390913 HAS You‘ltjfii-IRYSLER/JEEP CHEROKEE 0R GRAND CHEROKEE EVER ACCELERATED UNCQNTROLLABLY BY ITSELF? We are searching for witnesses who own, or have driven, Jeep Cherokees, Grand Cherokees, or‘other Chrysler vehicles that have gggetgrgtgiunggntrgl: h . These incidents are reported as occurring even when the brake pedal is fully and completely engaged. Ibeln u This office represents a young woman Who lost a leg as a result of being hit by a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee the driver claimed unintentionally accelerated. Incidents of alleged sudden unintentional acceleration have led to Magi In the In .I de t throughout the United States. National news media, including ABC Prime Time Live, have reported extensively on this phenomenon. It you, or anybody you know, have had an experience like that explained above, please contact the individual listed below: 800-404-6200 “ 7465, or Mary Mazure at 236-2388. Fall Storytelling recommended for ages 3 and older, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at Island Books. Sept. 19, Cherie Trebon: Animated stories for Autumn; Sept. 26, Meg Lippert: Telling stories from and signing her new book, Why Leopard Has Spots. Mock SAT Test will be offered from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at Mercer Island High School Cost is $10, which includes a 90 min. follow-up session from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, also at MIHS. The proceeds will go to help fund the Senior Party. For information and to regis- ter, call Barbara Shulman at 236-2298 or Cindy McIntosh, 236-0134. Additional forms will be available at the. MIHS office. , [-90 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Fall Celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20. Entertainment by Andy Miskovich, Accordionist. Refreshments will be served. The community is invited. The Outdoor Gallery is located between 77th Avenue S.E. and 80th Avenue S.E., near Tully’s Coffee. - Logos Program registration will take place from 7 t0'8: 15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the Fellowship Hall at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. The Logos Program is an af- ter school “camplike” experience for elementary-age children. The Committee to Save the Earth of Mercer Island High School in- vites all Islanders to the Mercer Island Recycling Center at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 to celebrate the center’s 23rd birthday and to receive a special award from Weyerhaeuser Corporation. Mercer Island High School Reunion class of ‘68, Saturday, Sept. 19, at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina; Friday, Sept. 18 at The Roanoke and Sunday, Sept. 20, a noon picnic at Luther Burbank Park. Mercer Island High School Reunion class of ‘88, Saturday, Sept. ,26, at General Petroleum Museum. 1998 Fall Special Collection Event From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at Mercer Island City Hall (no ve- hicles may enter after 2:45 pm.) The Prep Choir, under the direc— tion of Mercer Island Children’s Choir’s Cheryl Falk, will begin rehearsals from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Mercer Island Covenant Church. The Prep Choir is an open admission choir for children current— ly in grades3, 4 and 5. For further in— formation call Marsha Woemer 206- 232—8007. Voters Forum at 7:30 pm. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at theCCMV. 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Not a trimmltmcnt m luntl.‘ North King County (425) 776-4266 s Wednesday, September 16, 1998 0C3 Artful whimsy at Tolles The Mercer Island Gallery presents Gallery hours: from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. Above is a watercolor by Rebecca Dickinson. "It’s a Whimsical World," featuring fifteen children’s book illustrators. . Monday-"Thursday, from 8:30am. to 5 p.m., Friday, and from 9 three big issues: The bond issue for a new community center, Referendum 49 on transportation funding, and Initiative 200 on affirmative action. For more information call the Reporter office at 232—1215. The Mercer Island Women’s Club: Welcome Coffee is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct."7. Mercer Island women are invited to attend. For information and directions, call Cindy Gebhart 232-8870; a lun- cheon will be held with a social hour at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland. Cost is $20. For reserva- tions call Irni, 206-232-4205. Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 7. The Regional Express bus tran- sit syStem will hold an open house for the public to hear about proposed a1- ternatives for each project. Drop by between 4 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 at Mercer Island High School. Auditions: Singers, musicians and dancers are invited to audition for the annual Seniors Cabaret Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24 at the CCMV. The program will feature an old-time showboat theme. Call Irv Zimmer, di- rector at 232-6970, or Rivian Smith, se- nior program director at 236-3543 GRAND OPENING ‘ 100/0 discodnt for seniOrs and youths Special 20% OFF FACIAL - 10% OFF MASSAGE until UG. 315i Reg. Price 555 per hour -.. Cindy 's NAILS " 2723 78thAve, Mercer Island (beside AgronlandDeIi) t 206 Open Mom-Sat. 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. “MEETING-S Brown Bag “Workshops For Success” at noon, Thursday, Sept. 17. Dave Williams, an attorney will talk about “Legal Stuff Ya Gotta Know." Bring your own lunch. Cost $5/non- members. RSVP to 206-232—3404. The Historical Society Will meet from 1 to 2:30, Monday, Sept. 21 at the Roanoke Inn. Phil Flash will show slides. Bring written “Life on Mercer Island: experiences” for our Memory File. Videotapes of past speakers are available for $15. The Island Players is holding its first organizational» meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24 at the CCMV. Callilrv Zimmer at 232—6970 or Kit Phillips atv236-0823 for more infor- mation. GALLERIES The Mercer Island Gallery pre— . sents It’s a Whimsical World. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Fifteen children’s book illustrators. Gallery hours: from 8:30 a.m. to 9 pm, Monday- Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. The Tolles Gallery. The Tolles Gallery Framing & Gifts will host “A STROLL THROUGH ITALY,” 451901” 30-8984 Broken Concrete Stairs?Cracked Driveway or Walkway? 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On Thursday, Sept. 17 there will be a special Italian opening night. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday‘through Saturday. CLASSES Windermere Smart Buyers Class for home buyers will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Get. 8, at the offices of Windermere Real Estate on Mercer Island. Call 232—0446 to sign- up. 'BOY, 8: GIRLS U3 5 CL Hours are 3 to 8:30 pm. Office hours are 3 to 6 pm. Club membership is $30. For information ca11232-4548. For information on child care pro— grams, or employment, call Sue at the Club. AM/PM PALS: Registration ac— cepted now for childcare programs for school-age children. AM Full time. $115/month; PM full time/$135 month; i$235/both AM and PM. Part time available. Call 232-4548. Power Hour Homework Assistance and :I‘utoring Program for students 1-6 gradesWill begin this fall. Accepting applications now for students as well as for volunteer home- work assistants and tutors. Call Sue Miller at 232-4548. ~ PA R K s A N D R E c Call 236-3545 for information on ‘ these and other Parks and Recreation Department programs. Live Model/Sculpture Teen/Adult, work with clay, from 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 29 to Nov. 3. Cost $36/6 weeks. Jitterbug for teens/adults iiom 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 29 to Oct. 27. Cost $38/5 weeks. Jitterbug Dance for 6-8 grades, from 4—5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 29- Oct. 27. Cost $38/5 weeks. . Painting with the Masters: For ages 6—7 years, from 4—5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 29 to Nov. 3; ages 8- 10 years, Wednesdays, Sept. 30 to Nov. 4. Cost $42/5 weeks. Talking Fingers: Manual Alphabet for hard of hearing, from 4—5 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 1 to Nov. 19. Cost $40/8 weeks. Ballroom Dance: Beginning from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 1 to Nov. 5; or Sampler, some of every- thing. swing, jazz or ballroom: from 8:30 to 9:30. Cost 3542/6 weeks. Ikebana: Japanese flower arrange- ment, intermediate: from 7—8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 1 to Nov. 19, or 10to noon. Friday, Oct. 2 to Nov. .20; Beginning: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Fridays. Call for more information. Cost $49/7 weeks. Live Model Studio Short and sus— tained poses, from 9:30 to 3 p.m., Fridays Oct. 2 to Nov. 6. Cost $4576 weeks. I Moving on Stage (new) Thursdays, Oct. 8 to Nov. 12. Cost $60/6 weeks. Call for more information. Portrait Sculpture Work with a live model, from 12 to 3 pm. SENIORS The following are special events through Parks and Recreation, Senior Adult Services. For information and reservations, call 236-3545 ' Vision Loss Support Group: Group meeting, from 2:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, “Access for Travel,” Carol Lee Power. Self Management of Chronic Conditions: From 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 16—Oct. 28. Pre—reg- istration required 236-3544. No fee. Mercer Island Volunteer Transportation: Help a home-bound senior adult needing transportation. Contact Tim Murphy, 236-3487." Senior Social Program: An op- portunity for volunteers to serve both Caregivers and families at our Adult Day Service. Call Patty Nelson 20'6- 236-3590. . JCC For information on the following program, call the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 232-7115.}All events take place'at the JCC Mercer Island. ‘ ~ Paintbrushes On Palettes ages 3- 5 from 12:45-l:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, Sept. 17. Limit six.- cest $90/member, $120/non—member. Kidnastics I ages 3-4, from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., Fridays, beginning Sept. 25. Cost $75/member, $104/non-mem- ber. Art Exhibit: Artists Chaim Bezael and Yonna’h Ben Levy will display Lintels and Portals, until Monday, Sept. 28 in the Polack and Feinberg Galleries, at the JCC. The ’ exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. n/ . our lilt‘lotfl Mark Harrington, 206.777.1461 cell phone. 849—4BMW (4269) .\ u r m I! II It'llll't’pl‘islw