Upcoming: Doing Good and Twigs

There’s a lot coming up re: helping on Mercer Island. And on the subject, consider donating to MercyCorps or the Red Cross to help with relief in Haiti.

Doing Good with Breakfast

The Giving from the Heart Breakfast on February 10, 2010, 7 to 8:30 at the Community Center at Mercer View. It’s a fund raiser for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation. They say the get about 300 people per year and while it’s free to attend, take your checkbook. Email roger.kjos@mercergov.org.

Mmm, breakfast.

Doing Good with Food Generally

The Mercer Island Food Pantry in Luther Burbank Park needs boxed cereals, canned fruit, tuna and chili. You can stop by and donate during regular business hours, or call Cheryl Manriquez at 206-275-7869 to schedule drop offs or independent food drives.

New Environmental Conference

IslandVision, Emmanuel Episcopal Church and other organizations are hosting an environment conference all day on Saturday, January 30th. There’s a keynote speaker, workshops on Earth stewardship, and what IslandVision promises will be an “outstanding lunch.” Check it out and register.

Idenitfying Twigs

This again from IslandVision, who’s hosting a”Winter Twig Identification Walk in Pioneer Park” on January 16th from 10 a.m. to noon. From IslandVision:
How can you tell apart deciduous trees and shrubs when they don’t have any leaves? Join Rita Moore, an active Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) board member and Native Plant Steward, in exploring Mercer Island’s 113-acre Pioneer Park. Learn to identify plants in winter by looking at buds, bark, twig arrangement, and remnant fruits. Take home a 51-page guide to winter plant identification. Cost is $15 for WNPS members, $20 for nonmembers. Please sign up by calling 206-527-3210 or e-mailing maria@wnps.org.

Pioneer Park Rocks.

And thanks to Joy Johnston for keeping the City of Mercer Island calendar and adding me to her distribution list.

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