Calendar | Mercer Island community

Friday | 14

Winter Classics on Film Series: “The Stranger,” 7:30 p.m., Jan. 14, Aljoya Theater, 2430 76th Ave. S.E.

Adult Flag Football League: Friday nights, Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 2011, South Mercer Playfields turf. Games: 6:15, 7:30, 8:45 p.m. Cost: $525. Contact: (206) 275-7609,

Saturday | 15

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

Monday | 17

“Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism” Lecture Series: Jan. 17, 24 and 31, Island Crust Cafe, 7525 S.E. 24th St. Presenter: Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld of Congregation Shevet Achim. Topics: Shabbat, holy day (Jan. 17), Kashrut, holy food (Jan. 24), Taharat Hamishpacha, holy intimacy (Jan. 31). The community is welcome to attend. Free. Island Crust offers half price on selected entrees.,

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!” Features Diane Matson. $7 per guest. For ages 50 and up. (206) 232-1015.

Wednesday | 19

P.E.A.C.E. of Mind organization child safety workshop: 7 p.m., Jan. 19, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. This seminar will teach proactive parenting strategies to keep kids safe. Cost: $10 per person. Contact: Julie Steel, (206) 232-1015, ext. 105.

Thursday | 20

MIVAL Gallery 3rd Thursday Art Night: 5-8 p.m., Jan. 20, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Meet Genny Rees, watercolor artist. A portion of sales creates annual giving of art scholarships for MIHS emerging art students. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 12-6 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m.

Mercer Island Radio Operators meeting: 7 p.m., Jan. 20, MI Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness.

Friday | 28

“Bugsy Malone” Opening Gala: 7 p.m., Jan. 28, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Performances: Jan. 28-Feb. 13. Tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109.

Sunday | 30

St. Monica Parish School Open House: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4320 87th Ave. S.E. The school is accepting pre-K and kindergarten registration through Jan. 31. (206) 232-5432.

Groups | Ongoing

Mercer Island Community Fund Grants: Grant applications are being accepted from organizations. Deadline: Jan. 31. Contact: Grants Chair Gail Steinitz,

New Mercer View Gallery Show: now through Feb. 11, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Scott Moore and Catherine Foster.

Stroller Strides Class: 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Saturday; 4 p.m., Tuesday, Friday, Club Emerald, 3028 78th Ave. S.E. Stroller Strides is a nationally acclaimed program that allows moms to exercise with their babies. This program encourages mothers to make strides not only in fitness but in motherhood and life by offering its registrants play groups and moms’ nights out, fostering a sense of community and support. (425) 466-3737,

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,

Library | Ongoing


Saturday Matinee Film: “The Bicycle Thieves,” 1 p.m., Jan. 29.

One-on-One Computer Assistance: Do you need extra help on the computer? A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Call (206) 236-3537 to make an appointment.

Children & Families

Very Young Toddler Times: 10 a.m., Jan. 19, 26. Ages 12 to 24 months with adult.

Toddler Story Times for Terrific Twos: 11 a.m., Jan. 19, 26. Ages 24 to 36 months with adult.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Jan. 18. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.

Baby Rhyme Times: 10 a.m., Jan. 18, 25. Ages 3 to 11 months with adult.

Pajamarama Story Time: 7 p.m., Jan. 31. Ages 3 to 7 with adult.


Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., Jan. 18. Voice your opinions on teen materials, services and programs while earning one volunteer credit hour. Light refreshments served.

Silent Study Time: 3:30 p.m., Jan. 18-21. Come to the small meeting room for silent study.

Group Study Time: 3:30 p.m., Jan. 18-21. Bring your books to study in the large meeting room.

Teen Zone: 1:45 p.m., Jan. 24, 31. Hang out, do homework, play board games or chat. Teen Zone is a place to complete group work for school or catch up with friends. Ages 12 and older.

Online Teen Readers: OTRs (ott-ers) are teens reading and talking about books on their own schedule online. Do you love to read, but never seem to have the time or the motivation? Would you like to read more, but you can’t think of a “good” book? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join OTRs.

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