Community calendar | Children’s choirs to perform

Performances by The Island Children’s Choir of “That’s Entertainment” is set for 7 p.m., Saturday, June 11, and 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, June 12, at Mercer Island High School. The choir includes 88 girls from grades 4, 5 and 6.

The show will feature classical pieces followed by a medley of contemporary and familiar songs and dances. The 50-member Island Prep Choir will also perform. Tickets are $15 at the door. Contact Marsha Woerner at (206) 232-8007 or at

Thursday | 9

Fill the Boot for MDA: June 9, Island Crest Way and S.E. 40th Street. Firefighters will collect donations from drivers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Grief & Loss Support Group for Senior Adults: 1-2:30 p.m., June 9, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The MI Youth & Family Services group is for any senior adult who has experienced the loss of a spouse, partner, friend or family member. Registration required: contact Betsy Zuber, (206) 275-7752.

Saturday | 11

EarthCorps Volunteer Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 11, Pioneer Park, at Island Crest Way and S.E. 68th Street. Restoration goals include planting native conifer trees, removing non-native plants. Snacks, tools and gloves provided.

MI Emergency Volunteer Drill: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 11, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Emergency preparedness class. Contact: Officer Jennifer Franklin, (206) 275-7905.

Sunday | 12

Mercer Island Farmers Market Opening Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 12, Mercerdale Park. The farmers market is ongoing through Oct. 9, on Sundays. Parking is available at the Farmers New World Insurance Company, Wells Fargo Bank and Maloof Building (south of Wells Fargo).

Monday | 13

Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., June 13, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. Call (206) 275-7607 to reserve a space. $15.

Carved In Stone, Tips For Cemetery Research: 7:30 p.m., June 13, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Doors open: 7 p.m. Speaker: Deb Freedman. Presenter: Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State. Members: free. Nonmembers: $5.

Thursday | 16

Third Thursday Art Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., June 16, North end. Each event has art and music; some locations offer light snacks and business discounts. Drawing: 8 p.m.

Mercer Island Radio Operators meeting: 7 p.m., June 16, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness.

Saturday | 18

Disaster First Aid Training: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 18, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Fourth emergency preparedness class in the Emergency Volunteer Series. This training focuses on disaster medical first aid. RSVP to Officer Franklin: (206) 275-7905.

Mountains to Sound Greenway Volunteer Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 18, Upper Luther Burbank Park. Invasive plant removal.

Sunday | 19

“Jews and Baseball” Movie: 3-4:30 p.m., June 19, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Admission: $5 (kids 10 and under), $8 (general). “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,” highlights the historic and cultural contributions of Jewish major leaguers.


First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 25, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. $30 (check or cash). This is not a health care provider class. Call (206) 275-7607 to reserve a space.

Summer Celebration Fireworks Cruise: 7:30-11 p.m., July 9. Passengers will board the historic Virginia V at Luther Burbank Park, where they will return. The ride will feature desserts and a no-host bar. Sponsors: Mercer Island Sister City Association, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce. To purchase tickets, call the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce at 232-3404 or go to Tickets: $50/person (by July 5) or $55 (after July 5).

Events | Ongoing

SJCC Kesher Community Garden: 5-7 p.m., June 10, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Hear about the programs and vision for the garden. Lecture series: learn about home and organic gardening, and gardening with your family. “Children’s Wellbeing Garden”: 7 p.m., June 9. “Compost Happens”: 7 p.m., July 14. “Herbavoracious Cooking”: 7 p.m., Aug. 17.

“Gulliver’s Travels”: ongoing through June 12, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Performances: 7 p.m., Fridays. Matinees: 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109.

Islander Hoop Camp: June 20-23, June 27-30, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. For boys entering grades 1-12. Cost: $140/session.


Intro to Bike Commuting, It’s How We Roll: 7 p.m., June 9, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club. Learn about riding through traffic safely or arriving in style for the first meeting of the day. Register online or call (206) 236-3537.

One-on-One Computer Assistance: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., June 14, 28; 6-8 p.m., June 29. A KCLS volunteer instructor offers one-on-one assistance. Please make an appointment.

America the Beautiful: 19th Century Landscape Painting: 7 p.m., June 29. Susan Olds offers a lecture on the artists who introduced images of the American wilderness, in relation to Seattle Art Museum’s “Beauty and Bounty: American Art in the Age of Exploration.”


Summer Reading Sign-Up Party: 2:30 p.m., June 13. Ages 3 and older with adult. Build an ice cream sundae and watch a presentation on the library’s summer events.

Magic Around the World: 7 p.m., June 20. Presenter: Jeff Evans. Ages 5 and older with adult. Learn about the people, landmarks and history of countries around the world with maps and artifacts from each area.

Reading Buddies: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 27. Children ages 5 to 8 are invited to the children’s area for reading with local teens who have received training with librarians.

Jack and the Dragon Puppet Show: 2 p.m., June 30. Ages 4 and older.


Silent Study Time: 3:30 p.m., June 8-10, 14. Come to the small meeting room for silent study.

Group Study Time: 3:30 p.m., June 8-10, 14. Bring your books to the large meeting room.

Training for Reading Buddies: 2 p.m., June 20. Training for Reading Buddies is a mandatory orientation for teens volunteering to read with children this summer. Completed application is required. Applications are available in the library.

Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., June 21. Voice your opinions on teen materials, services and programs while earning one volunteer credit hour and munching on light refreshments.

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