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Community calendar | Band together

National Night Out is coming up on Aug. 2. The city is hosting the fourth annual event to bring neighbors together to heighten crime prevention awareness, support emergency preparedness, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and community partnerships.

To register your neighborhood for and for additional event details, please contact Officer Franklin at (206) 275-7905 or jennifer.franklin@mercergov.org.

Friday | 22

Mercer Island Guild Summer Tea Party: 2-3:30 p.m., July 22, Wolcher residence, Mercer Island. RSVP to Victoria Hollern: islandrmom@aol.com. For more information contact Susie Wolcher: 236-2710.

“Macbeth”: Shakespeare In the Park, 7 p.m., July 22-24, 28-30, Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater.

Saturday | 23

Mozelle Spencer Art Exhibit: Enjoy the afternoon viewing three different styles of Mozelle Spencer's canvas art displayed in Cellar 46. Mozelle has been named "Best Artist" in the Best of 425 Magazine. Visit with artist Mozelle Spencer and guest wine maker Eric Dunham with Dunham Cellars. There will be wine specials and a no host Happy Hour menu available from 2-6 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Cellar 46 is opening 2 hours earlier than normal for this event.

Sunday | 24

All-Island Garage Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 24, True Value parking lot, 2615 76th Ave. S.E. No early sales. Cash or Mercer Island checks only. For information call De or Mari: (206) 232-2282.

Monday | 25

Emmanuel Episcopal Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., July 25-28, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Age 4 to (just completed) fifth grade. http://emmanuelmi.org.

MICC Vacation Bible Camp: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 25-29, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Basketball, soccer, cheerleading, crafts, drama. Age 4 through 6th grade. www.micc.org.

Wednesday | 27

Thrift Shop Summer Clearance Sale: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., July 27-Aug. 6, Mercer Island Thrift Shop, 7710 S.E. 34th St. Youth & Family Services summer clearance sale. www.mercergov.org.

Friday | 29

Wine Tasting: Rex Hill/A to Z Pinot Noir tasting from Oregon, 5-8 p.m., July 29, The Olde Wine Store, 7858 S.E. 28th St., Suite 110. Complimentary. www.theoldewinestore.com.

Library

eReader and Digital Downloads Demonstration: 2 p.m., July 23. Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer during this Digital Downloads demonstration. Drop in to look at popular eReaders, OverDrive and Adobe Digital Editions software and ask questions.

Children

Reading Buddies: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mondays, through July 25. Children ages 5 to 8 are invited to stop by the library for reading with a local teen. The teens have received training with librarians.

A World of Stories: 11 a.m., July 26. Presented by Whitman Story Sampler. Ages 3 and older with adult.

Summer Story Times: 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, through July 27. Ages 2 and 3 with adult.

Wonderful Wacky World of Science: 2 p.m., July 28. Presented by Mad Science. Ages 5 and older with adult. Take an imaginary science field trip and learn how science is used in different countries.

Teens

Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition & Read•Flip•Win: Summer video book review contest. Ask at the library for details.

Events | Ongoing

Qigong (Chi-Kung) Meditative Movement Classes: 6:15-7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, ongoing through Aug. 23 (no class Aug. 16). Quiet the mind and re-energize with simple self-healing movements. Drop-ins welcome. All ages and fitness levels also welcome. Contact: Rebecca, (206) 599-9270. www.elementalharmony.info.

Upcoming

National Night Out: 6-9 p.m., Aug. 2. The City of Mercer Island is hosting the fourth annual National Night Out (NNO), bringing neighbors together to heighten crime prevention awareness, support emergency preparedness, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and community partnerships. To register your neighborhood for NNO and for additional event details, please contact Officer Franklin at (206) 275-7905 or jennifer.franklin@mercergov.org and ask to be placed on the NNO registration list.

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Aug. 3, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Rob McKenna, Washington state attorney general, will describe “High Performance State Government — Not An Oxymoron,” an outline of his management and leadership philosophy. The public is welcome. Bob Simonds: (206) 236-2190.

Islander Aquathon: 6:15 p.m., Aug. 3 and Aug. 31, Luther Burbank Park. Pacific Aquathon Series. 500 meter swim/5k run or 1k swim/10k run. Presented by Dilettante.

Shakespeare in the Park: “The Comedy of Errors,” 7 p.m., Aug. 4-7. Sponsor: Mercer Island Arts Council. Presenter: Wooden O Theater.

The African Children’s Choir: 10:10 a.m., Aug. 14, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. The children in the choir are from Uganda and Kenya. www.mipc.org.

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