Father’s Day & Fenders on Front Street

Father’s Day & Fenders on Front Street

With Father’s Day this coming Sunday, what better way to grab your dad and spend your afternoon at Fenders on Front Street!

This classic car show will take place in Issaquah, June 17th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Hundreds of vintage and classic automobiles will be displayed all along Front Street. This free car show will feature live music, family activities, and a trophy and award ceremony.

To get the morning started, there will be a Father’s Day and Fenders Breakfast beginning at 7:00 am and will be served until 11:00 am. You can indulge in a hearty breakfast including scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. The cost for adults is $9.00 and the cost for children and half-orders is $5.00.

Judging will begin at 12:30 pm and the trophy presentation will begin at 2:00 pm. A few of the winning categories will include Best of Show, Favorite Original, Favorite Classic, Favorite Foreign Truck, and Most Unique. If you are interested in participating in the car show, you can pre-register online now. There is no cost to register and you will have the change to win a $200 gift certificate from Griot’s Garage! If you prefer to register on-site, registration will begin at 6:00 am at the Historic Shell Station. Don’t forget – you can register motorcycles! When registering, it is suggested to make a donation. Donations will benefit the Downtown Issaquah Association, Life Enrichment Options and the community efforts.

To peek at photos from previous car shows, view the photo gallery here. Again, this event is open to the public with free admission. We are wishing you a Happy Father’s Day!


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Grand Reopening of South Mercer Playfields

Grand Reopening of South Mercer Playfields

With the “Rainbow Park” on Mercer Island closing at the end of 2017, the South Mercer Playground will be having a Grand Reopening on Friday, June 15th. At 12 PM, there will be a ribbon-cutting. The Mercer Island community is welcome to enjoy a frozen treat and explore the refurbished playground. This park is like no other on the island!

The new community park features a nature theme including a web climber, a rock slide, a hollow log, a log jam climbing structure and more! South Mercer Playfields are located at the South end of Mercer Island behind Mercer Island Middle School. In addition to the one-of-a-kind playground, the community can continue to use the playfields and track.

Don’t miss the Grand Reopening of the South Mercer Playfields!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

If you are hoping to take cover from the Seattle rain this weekend, you may want to round up the family and head to the Seattle Musical Theatre. Each day this weekend, there will be a live performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.

Originally produced in 1967 by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown was based on the characters in his well-known comic strip “Peanuts”. The whole gang, including Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus, Snoopy and the man himself, Charlie Brown will be brought to life on-stage. When the play was first staged in 1967 in New York, there was no official script. The six actors performed ten songs and based their performance off ten years’ worth of Peanuts cartoons. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary last year, the play remains to stay true to its charm and wit. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his beloved friends. From Valentine’s Day to baseball season, and positivity to despair, this play captures memorable little moments from Charlie Brown. It is guaranteed to capture the hearts of all ages in the audience!

There will be a show this evening and Saturday, June 9th beginning at 7:30 PM and a show Sunday, June 10th at 2:00 PM. With the convenience of purchasing tickets online, you can also select your seating at the same time! Adult tickets cost $40 and Youth, Senior and Military tickets cost $35.

If you are interested in volunteering, the Seattle Musical Theatre is always looking for new volunteers. For more information, please visit the volunteer page.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Big Backyard 5K

Big Backyard 5K

Don’t miss the Big Backyard 5K run at Marymoor Park, this weekend! Founded in 2010, this run and walk benefits the parks throughout King County. The funds raised from the annual event will be go towards the maintenance and operations in your “Big Backyard”. Whether you run or walk the 5K, the Big Backyard welcomes dogs, strollers and family members of all ages!

Even though the race is only two days away, it is not too late to register! For $35, you will receive your BBY5K tee and a bib number. Youth under the age of 14, can register for $20. If you are feeling competitive, you can sign up for competitive teams which will combine the times of your “Fastest 5” finishers. Scoring will be based off the collection of the fastest five to cross the finish line. There will even be an award for the Top-3 “Fastest-5 Teams”. Gather your co-workers, classmates, and the whole family – the Largest Team will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.

The Big Backyard 5K run will take place Sunday, June 3rd at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:00 AM. The 5K will begin at 9:00 AM with a free Kids Dash beginning at 10:00 AM. And of course, it wouldn’t be a finish line without a post-race celebration! The Awards Recognition will begin at 10:15 AM. While enjoying sponsor booths, fitness activities and food, DJ Danny will keep the fun alive with his music. The awards ceremony will recognize overall winners, division prizes, top teams, and fastest dogs.

Keep in mind – the times to beat! For male, Shaun Frandsen ran 15:32 in 2014 and Sophia Liu for female, ran 17:54 in 2017. Whether you are running, walking or competing, the Big Backyard 5K is a fun way to give back to the community and to your own “Big Backyard”.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Mercer Island’s June Events

Mercer Island’s June Events

National Trails Day & Letterboxing 
WHEN: Saturday, June 2nd 2018
WHERE: Pioneer Park SE 68th and Island Crest Way, Mercer Island
TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

City Council Regular Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 5th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM

Planning Commission Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 6th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Community Point of Distribution and Well Operation Training
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th 2018
WHERE: Rotary Park 4320 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

First Aid and Adult CPR
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th 2018
WHERE: Main Fire Station 3030 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
$80 per student

Utility Board Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Arts Council Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13th 2018
WHERE: Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Design Commission Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13th 2018
WHERE: Main Fire Station 3030 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$55 per student

Mercer Island Radio Operator (MIRO) Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, June 14th 2018
WHERE: Main Fire Station 3030 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Restoration Event
WHEN: Thursday, June 16th 2018
WHERE: Please see link for details
TIME: 12:00 PM

City Council Regular Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM

Planning Commission Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HAM Radio (MIRO) Field Day
WHEN: Saturday, June 23rd & June 24th 2018
WHERE: Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Restoration Event 
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th 2018
WHERE: Please see link for details.
TIME: 12:00 PM


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Annual Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show

Annual Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show

Come spend Memorial Day weekend at Lake Union Park for the annual Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show! Known as the museum of the region’s workboats, Northwest Seaport will feature tugboats, fishing boats, and emergency response vessels for attendees to step aboard and experience. You will have the opportunity to chat with captains and tour the engine rooms.

Northwest Seaport is a non-profit organization which focuses on the preservation and understanding of Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1964, the Seaport is now one of the oldest maritime heritage organization in the United States. A few of the boats moored at the Seattle Lake Union Park include the tugboat Arthur Foss, the world’s oldest wooden tugboat and the Lightship No. 83, dated 1904. Both vessels have National Historic Landmark status with great significance to our local region. The interactive museum offers public tours, family & children’s programming, occupational training, workshops, event rentals, music programs, annual festivals and so much more. They even offer a Tugboat Overnight Experience program!

The Classic Workboat Show will run May 26th and May 27th, beginning at 10:00 AM. There will be a fishing boat serving fish tacos and a nearby floating beer garden. Round up the family and hear to the Classic Workboat Show this weekend!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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The Mercer Island Farmer’s Market is Set to Open June 3rd

The Mercer Island Farmer’s Market is Set to Open June 3rd

The Mercer Island Farmer’s Market is set to open June 3rd and we hope to see you there!

We’ve outlined a ton of other Eastside Farmers Market openings in a LiveOnGuides.com post a few weeks back, but we’re excited that the Sunday morning Mercer Island market is gearing to open! Starting June 3rd, they’ll be open Sundays 10am-3pm on market day from June through October 7th, with a Harvest Market on November 18th!

Located on the north end of Mercer Dale Park, Mercer Island’s market offers farm-fresh produce, prepared foods, fresh-cut flowers, local wines and hard ciders, and other delights, like jams, kombucha, honeys, and fresh pastas!

They’ve for weekly entertainments, including the Mercer Island High School bands, Silk Road String Quartet, The Birdwatchers, and more! Music runs from 11am-2pm on market days.

They’re entire schedule has been posted, starting with their June 3rd Opening Day, so be sure to check it out!

…and, for sanitary and safety reasons, non-service dogs aren’t allowed at the market, though they can be walked on the sidewalk around the perimeter of the market.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival

44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival

Today marks the first day of the 44th Annual Seattle International Festival. As a 25-day event, this festival features more than 400 films from 90 countries, with over 145,000 attendees. It is no surprise that it has become the largest and most highly-attended film festival. The mission of the festival is to bring individuals together to explore one-of-a-kind films from all around the world.

This festival was created to be fun and easy. You can view the schedule for daily screenings and browse films by genre including action, history, comedy, nature, food and so much more! Once a film catches your eye, you can purchase an individual ticket for $14. However, there are discounts for weekday matinees, students, seniors and Seattle International Film Festival Members. Once purchased, you can avoid the lines and print your ticket at home! If preferred, you can also download the SIFF Ticket App and have the cinema staff scan your purchased ticket from your phone. This year, there will be 16 venues to host the festival. A few of these venues include House Studios, Lincoln Square, Ark Lodge Cinemas, Triple Door and Nordic Heritage Museum.

To celebrate and honor films, the Seattle International Film Festival presents tributes, galas, live music and film parties. This year, you can catch a tribute to Ethan Hawke, an up close and personal interview with Melanie Lynskey and watch a documentary that focuses on Fred Rogers and his influences on children. To best plan your visit, you can view a complete list of the special events and details.

Offering more than just films and special events, the Seattle International Film Festival is proud to provide education and knowledge for the local community. There are several camps, training, workshops, and courses offered to support learning and creativity. Whether you are a youth, an educator, a filmmaker or just a movie guru, you may find an education program to enjoy!

 Whether you are catching a movie after work or planning a weekend with the family, there is so much that the Seattle International Film Festival has to offer. With 25 days, you have a lot of variety to explore!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Another Successful City of Mercer Island Spring Recycling Event + the Windermere Mercer Island Annual Recycling & Shredding Event on May 19th

Another Successful City of Mercer Island Spring Recycling Event + the Windermere Mercer Island Annual Recycling & Shredding Event on May 19th

The City of Mercer Island had a highly successful turnout for their Spring Recycling Event, which was held early last month on April 7th. These annual recycling events are great for our community and easy for all to take advantage of.

This year’s highlights include:

  • 24,900 pounds of appliances, scrap metal, and electronics
  • 7,148 pounds of reusable household goods
  • 10,730 household batteries
  • 76 used tires
  • 13,516 pounds of confidential paper shredded onsite
  • 7,920 pounds of cardboard
  • 35 cubic yards of Styrofoam
  • 2,560 pounds of scrap wood

Were you unable to make this event? Have no fear – the FREE Annual Windermere Mercer Island Recycling & Shredding Event is here (almost!) On Saturday, May 19th from 9am-2pm, join Windermere Mercer Island agents and staff for our annual event. We hope to see you there!

WHEN Saturday, May 19th 9am-2pm
WHERE 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island (in the front parking lot)

Bring your recycling items (working or not) to the event, where ALL recycling services are free! We’re also sponsoring a Confidential Data Disposal truck for free, secure shredding of sensitive documents. Click the link below for a complete comprehensive list of all the things we’re accepting (and the few items we can’t accept.)

Find out all the details at WindermereMercerIsland.com/Recycle.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Hosts It’s 2nd Annual Family Night – May 19th

Don’t forget that Family Night is right around the corner! Created to encourage the community to gather for an evening of music, food, crafts, active fames, and overall fun, this year the City of Mercer Island hopes to draw more people to the event. Last year when it was started, their kickoff drew over 90 participants!

WHEN Friday, May 19th 6:30pm-8:30pm

This year, participants will enjoy an “unforgetting trip around the world,” where people will “taste international treats, play multicultural activities and games, and dance to music from all around the world.” Such a great family-friendly, all-ages event – and it’s free!

You’ll have to register for the event, so please check out their website to create an account and sign up! Registration cutoff is May 15th, 2018.

Curious about other Mercer Island events? Try checking out the calendar on their website!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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