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The 'Excerpts From The Nutcracker' performance is an annual tradition at Youth Theatre Northwest on Mercer Island.
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Wednesday | 1

Probus Club of Mercer Island Holiday Luncheon: Dec. 1, Covenant Shores. Buses will shuttle members and guests between 11:15 and 11:45 a.m. from the MI Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Performance by baritone Matthew Kuehnl. $30. Bob Simonds: (206) 236-2190.

Friday | 3

Holiday Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch: 7-9 p.m., Dec. 3, Mercerdale Park and North Fire Station. An evening of holiday merriment at lighting ceremony with caroling at Mercerdale Park. Santa photos and treats will follow at the firehouse. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots drive. For all ages. Free.

Saturday | 4

Breakfast With Santa: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Dec. 4, Community Center at Mercer View, Mercer Room, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Includes pictures with Santa. Reservations required. Call 275-7609 to reserve a spot. For all ages. $5.

Santa’s Workshop Helping Animals in Need: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 4, Studio 904 Salon, 3041 78th Ave. S.E. Make-and-take stations, cookie decorating, make holiday tags and ornaments. Fundraising event for Pasado Safe Haven. Contact: (206) 232-3393, www.studio904.com.

Children’s Craft Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Dec. 4, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. All children are welcome. Advance sign-up is recommended. Registration forms showing craft selections are available at www.micc.org or 232-1015, ext. 105.

Sunday | 5

Coming Home for Hanukkah: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 5, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. A communitywide Hanukkah celebration with a candle-lighting ceremony. Gather with family and friends, light the menorah, sing songs. Contact: Roni Antebi, (206) 388-0832, RoniA@sjcc.org.

Tuesday | 7

Mercer Island Women’s Club Holiday Bazaar: Dec. 7, Glendale Country Club. Bazaar opens at 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:45 a.m. RSVP is required. Contact: Vanessa Quiroz, vanessamquiroz@comcast.net.

Performances

“Excerpts From The Nutcracker”: 2 p.m., Dec. 11-12, 18-19; 7 p.m., Dec. 17, 19, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Island Youth Ballet and the Children’s Dance Conservatory of MI perform. Tickets: $20. www.iybnutcracker.com.

“Christmas Town”: Dec. 11-12, MIHS Performing Arts Theater, 9100 S.E. 42nd. The Island Children’s Choir and Prep Choir perform. Saturday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 2, 7 p.m. Tickets: $14. www.islandchoralexperience.com.

“A Dickens Of A Christmas”: Dec. 18-19, MIHS Performing Arts Theater, 9100 S.E. 42nd. Island Sound performs. Saturday: 7 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m. Tickets: $14. www.islandchoralexperience.com.

Holiday Art

MIVAL Holiday Art: MIVAL Gallery is serving hot cider and refreshments during December. Gallery show runs through Dec. 17: CCMV, 8236 S.E. 24th St. www.mival.us.

Holiday Art Show: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 6829 96th Ave. S.E. Features paintings, prints and cards by Island artist Marsha Karr, and handcrafted wood bowls by Carl Bloom. (206) 992-9948.

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