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Mercer Isl : REPORTER Wednesday, December 15, 2004 B3 Having Fun In Your Backyard ? Give Gifts That Will Bring a Smile! Cool Feeders Garden Accents Fresh Seed Nature Gifts Unlimited Fun Your Bockyard Birdfeeding Specialist O~erlake Square NE 24th St. Redmond (425)747-8908 EVENTS Parents' night out or morn- ing out, is from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Children will be entertained with activities, movies, healthy snacks and reliable supervision. Call 232-1711, or e- mail office @ redeemerluther- anchurch.us to register. Second annual "Animal Band" alumni game, 7:30 p.m Friday, Dec. 17, at Mercer Island High School. Join friends and for- mer band directors for this year's event. MIHS band alumni from all years are encouraged to attend. R.S.V.P. to Dave Sanford at dsan- ford @ stanford.edu. Rabbi Henoch Plotnik will speak at two public lectures: 7:15 p.m. Sdturday, Dec. 18, "Educating Our Children and Ourselves: Evolving Obligations Through Life;" and 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, "Growing in Torah: How Should We Monitor Our Progress?" at Northwest Yeshiva High School. Hosted by Mercer Island's Congregation Shevet Achim and the Seattle Kollel. Island Youth Ballet and Children's Dance Conservatory present "Excerpts from the Nutcracker" at 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 and 7 p.m Sunday, Dec. 19 and 7 p.m Monday, Dec. 20, Tuesday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St 232-4145. For tickets, call 947-7483. Recycle your Chrisanas tree. Mercer Island High School boys lacrosse team will pick up your tree for recycling on Dec. 29, Jan. 1, 2, 8 or 9. Call the tree pick-up voice mail at 275-3725 and leave your name, address, telephone number and the day you want your tree picked up. No tinsel or flock- ing. Leave your donation attached to the base of the tree in a sealed bag. Checks should be made payable to the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club. Storytelling at Island Books is at 1 1 a.m. Saturdays. Jan. 8, Ria Potter, "Stories of Light and Snow" and Jan. 15, Meg Lippert, "Folktales and Fun." LIBRARY The following events take place at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E unless otherwise noted. Please call 236-3537, for more information. Classics on Film: "Gary Grant 100th anniversary ex- travaganza" is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. A se- lection of movies from a five- decade career. Free math tutoring for teens from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays. A tu- tor will be available for haft-hour sessions. Registration is required. CLUBS Mercer Island PeaceMakers will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Mercer Island Library. For more infor- mation or to join, go to www.mi- peacemakers.org. the Balr'iFar, he "We are all the leaves of one tree, the waves of one ocean." From the Bahai Sacred Writings 1-800-22-UNITE www.bahai.org St. Monica Catholic Church 4315- 88th S.E M.I. 232-2900 Sunday Vigil: Saturday, 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am 11:30 ara & 6:00pro Rev. Dennis Kemp MEP CER I$LAND COVENANT CHURCH www.micc.or~ LOVING GO0 AND ONE ANOTHER December 19. 2004 7:30 AM Breakfast Buffet 8:15 AM Worship in the Fellowship Hall 9:15 AM All Family Carol Sing in the Sanctuary 10:35 AM Worship in the Sanctuary 5:00 PM Acoustic Christmas in Sanctuary Nursery Available Regular Proarams Include: Bible/Book Studies Children & Teen Programs Caring & Support Ministries Mission Opportunities Fellowship & Hospitality First Taiwanese Presbyterian Church 9:15 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Worship in the Fireside Room Worship @ 9:00ara & lO:30ara Sunday School @ 9:00ara Children'e Church @ 10:3Oam Modern Worehip Service @ 6:OOpra Middle School Youth @ 7:OOpra Community Dinner @ 5:45pm Alpha Claee, ee @ ~5:3Opra High School Youth Women'e Miniet;ry @ 9:lSam FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST lS/ crest way at s.E. 7th st. HOLY TRINITY [ LJTHERJ~N CHURCH Welcome to Worship/ SATURDAYS 5:00 pm Saturdays@5 - Informal Worship with Eucharist SUNDAYS 8:00 & 10:15 am - Worship with Holy Communion 9:00 am Education for all Ages Childcare Provided WEDNESDAYS in Advent (12/1-22) 8:15 pm - Dinner 7:09 pm - Advent Vesper Service 8501 SE 40th 206.232.3270 www.htlcmi.org Congregational 206-232-7800 Rev. Dr. Samuel Sawitski, Pastor Redeemer Worship Service Lutheran Church and Sunday School 10:30 a.m. 6001 Island Crest Way 232-1711 Childcare, Sunday School, Youth Groups, Logos Bible Fellowship 9:00 AMwww.ucc-ccmi.org Worship 10:00 AM Pastor Bill Clements http://RedeemerLutheranChurch.us/ BEIT MESSIAH for Jews and non-Jews meets every Friday at 7:30pm 1-866-742-5662 www.beitmessiah.com Mercer Island United Methodist Church Sunday Schedule 9:45am Sunday School Worship Doers of the word 7070 SE 24th Street 206-232-.3044 Art-y-fact Congrat- ulations to Susan Ogilvie for correctly identifying last week's art-y-fact, "Green Onions in a Basket," by Richard Beyer, near the northend of QFC. Photos by Julie PefialMercer Island Reporter CLASSES at 425-558-0889 or the Parks and Naginata is from 8:15 to 9:45 Recreation Department at 236- p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 21, 3545 to register, at the Boys & Girls Club gym. The cost is $72.50. Money managementsemi- PARKS & REC nar will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 in the meeting room at Mercer Island Library. The following are programs Subjects to be discussed include run by the Parks & Recreation how money works, taxes and how Department. For updated loca- to win, retirement, sending your tions, check www.miparks.net or children to college and estate plan- call 236-3545. ning. Call Ida Zhu, Waddell & Reed, Inc. at 425-455-4020, ext. Dazzling holiday light tour 123. No cost. Open to the public, and dessert theater is from 1:30 Sogetsu School of Ikebanato 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. The Japanese flower arrangement cost is $52.50. Call to register. class is at 10 a.m. Fridays begin- Eastside stroke group is from ning Jan. 21 at the Mercer Island 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, Boys & Girls Club. The cost is at Andrews Lutheran Church in $43 for six weeks. Call Shirley Bellevue. SENIORS For locations, check www.mi- parks.net or call 236-3545. Lodge. Bring your favorite craft hobby and meet new friends. The cost is $3.50. Senior pool playing is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parkinson's exercise class is from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ongoing class- es. Call for dates and fees. JCC Unless noted, all events take place at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. For more information, call 232- 7115. Photography show: Davis Freeman Portraits will be on dis- play through Thursday, Jan. 6, in the Health and Fitness wing at the JCC. GALLERIES The Mercer Island Visual Arts I~eague (MIVAL) art show will be held at the Mercer Island Chamber Art Gallery. The work of Don Stewart, Susan Kilka and Helen Schwendenberg will be on exhibition at the Washington Mutual building through December. Pia Messina and Susanne Wemer are showing their paintings at Ana's Mexican Restaurant through January. Artworks for sale in the Mercer Island Arts Council 1-90 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery at 78th Avenue S.E. and Sunset Highway, behind Tully's. Solemates will walk from 8:30 OFF THE ISLAND to 11:30 a.m. today, from Luther Burbank main parking lot. The In conjunction with the Seattle cost is $2. premiere of David Hare's "The Caregivers support group is Judas Kiss"' ArtsWest will offer a from 3 to 4:40 p.m. Thursday, special panel discussion, free and Dec. 16, at the Mercer Island open to the public, entitled "Gross Library. Call Carin Mack, 230- Indecencies? A Discussion of 0166, for information. Homosexuality and the Law," Parkinson's disease support Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005 at 7:30 group is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. p.m. The forum is intended to Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Mercer shed light on the history of ho- Island Library. "Update on Deep mosexuality with regard to the Brain Stimulation" with Peggy law and as reflected in art, politics Short, NWS, DBS. Call Carin and society, from the Victorian Mack, 230-0166, for information, era to modem times. ArtsWest is Grief and loss for senior adult located at 4711 California Ave widows and widowers is from 1 S.W 938-0339. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Mercer Island Library. To sign up, call Betsy Zuber at 236-3525. Low vision support group is Please send calendar items to from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, joan.allen@mi-reporter.com by Dec. 23, at the Mercer Island Library. Call Carin Mack at 230- the Wednesday before the de' 0166 for information, sired pubJication date. Items run "Crafts on your own" for on a space-available basis only. seniors is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, at Covenant Shores TUKWILA- 17500 W. Volley Ihvy. ~ FIFE - 6300 Pacific Highway East Ste.D ~ EDMONDS - 23005 live/. 99 Tired of Shaving or Waxing? Remove unwanted hair pemnanently with laser light technology! 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