Calendar | Mercer Island community

Opera Preview: 7 p.m., “Barber of Seville,” Jan. 5, Mercer Island library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Norm Hollingshead’s commentary includes recorded musical excerpts from his collection.

Thursday | 6

Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Jan. 6, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. $15 at event (check or cash). Call (206) 275-7607 during weekdays to reserve a space.

Friday | 7

Artists’ Reception: 6-8 p.m., Jan. 7, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. New gallery show of Asian-inspired styles: Jan. 3-Feb. 22, 2011. Meet the local artists, Scott Moore and Catherine Foster.

Saturday | 8

Mercer Island Lacrosse Club Tree Recycling: Jan. 8-9. Lacrosse players will pick up undecorated Christmas trees from the curb for club fundraiser. Attach a Ziploc bag; suggested donation is $20 per tree. Schedule pick-up: (206) 232-8775,

Monday | 10

MIHS Open House: 7-9:30 p.m., Jan. 10, Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. Upcoming 9th grade parent information night. Overview of school for students not enrolled in MISD schools and their parents, interested in enrolling for fall 2011.

Thursday | 13

Widow and Widowers Grief & Loss Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Jan. 13, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. For senior adult men and women who have lost a spouse/partner in death. Free. Reserve a spot: (206) 275-7752.

Saturday | 15

First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 15, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. $30 at event (check or cash). This is not a health care provider class; the city offers private classes for health care providers. (206) 275-7607.

Tuesday | 18

Lively Saints of Mercer Island Covenant Church Luncheon: 12 p.m., Jan. 18, MICC, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Program: “Let Me Entertain You!” $7 per guest. For ages 50 and up. (206) 232-1015.

Events | Ongoing

Holiday Tree Chipping: through Jan. 10. Bring your undecorated holiday tree to the city’s Maintenance Shop at 9601 S.E. 36th St. during daylight hours for the holiday tree chipping service. City staff will repurpose the tree for use in city parks, trails and open spaces. Remove all objects from trees; flocked or artificial trees not accepted. (206) 275-7608.

Christmas Tree Collection: Yard debris customers can set holiday trees out on their regularly scheduled collection day. Trees must be free of flocking and all objects, cut to 4-foot lengths and tied into bundles less than 2 feet by 3 feet wide. Use biodegradable string or twine; do not use nylon, plastic or other synthetic materials. Flocked trees are not recyclable and should be put in the garbage.

Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital: The Guild is preparing the 2011 Mercer Island Directory. Residents may send an update for the directory to: Karin Pangborn, (206) 232-7046,

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