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Community calendar | Annual preschool fair is Saturday
The Mercer Island Preschool Association Preschool Fair is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Jan. 28, at Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. The fair offers an opportunity to decide which of Mercer Island's preschools or day care programs might be best for your child, while enjoying a fun-filled children’s event. www.mipreschoolassociation.org.
Wednesday | 25
Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Jan. 25, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $20 (check or cash, at event). Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. This is not a health care provider class. www.mercergov.org.
Friday | 27
“Hairspray: A Musical” Opening Night: 7 p.m., Jan. 27, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Performances: Fridays through Sundays, through Feb. 12. Directed by Seattle artist Isiah Anderson, Jr. Tickets: $13-$15. www.youththeatre.org.
Ssaturday | 28
Mercer Island Preschool Association Preschool Fair: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 28, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Features a selection of preschool or day care program options on Mercer Island, with children's events. www.mipreschoolassociation.org.
Wednesday | 1
Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 1, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: David Dye, Washington State Department of Transportation deputy secretary, will outline the upcoming replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The public is welcome.
Thursday | 2
Mercer Island Visual Arts League General Meeting: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 2, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. There will be a demonstration on monotypes by Susan Waite.
Sunday | 5
Our Words, Our Songs Concert: 1 p.m., Feb. 5, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Features Cantor Marina Belenky, cantorial soloist Julie Mirel, and Temple Beth Am music director Wendy Marcus. Explore the ways that women carry out Jewish traditions in song. Admission: $10 (general); $5 (SJCC members, seniors and students). Contact: Roni Antebi, (206) 232-7115.
First Aid/CPR Training: Feb. 5, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. For teenagers, but all ages are welcome. Leave with a First Aid workbook and two wallet cards that certify you as trained in first aid and CPR for two years. Contact: SJCC Teen Program Coordinator Ben Starsky, BenS@sjcc.org.
Monday | 6
MIWC Lunch with Tom Douglas Fundraiser: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Feb. 6, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Social Hour and Check-In: 11 a.m. Lunch served: 12 p.m. Guest speaker: 12:45 p.m. Mercer Island Women’s Club will host a fundraiser luncheon with guest speaker Tom Douglas, owner of 13 Seattle restaurants. All proceeds will be donated to local charities selected by MIWC. Luncheon provided by MIPC. Purchase tickets at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/220253.
Wednesday | 8
Giving from the Heart Breakfast 2012: 7-8:30 a.m., Feb. 8, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A benefit for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. Contact: Development Officer Kris Kelsay, (206) 275-7751, email@example.com. www.tinyurl.com/GFTH2012.
Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Feb. 8, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $20 (check or cash at event). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607. Please note that if less than three students sign up for a scheduled class, it may be cancelled due to lack of participation. If that happens, you will be notified via telephone the day before the event. This is not a health care provider class.
First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 25, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $35 (check or cash at event). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607. Please note that if less than three students sign up, it may be cancelled. If that happens, you will be notified via telephone the day before. This is not a health care provider class.
MIHS Class of 1992 Reunion: Register by March 31 for the reunion, Saturday, July 28, The Garage, Seattle. Spouses are invited. Cost: $50 per person, by March 31. No entry will be granted at the door. There will also be a 1992 grad-only event on Friday, July 27, at the Roanoke Inn. RSVP to Shellybholt@hotmail.com.
MIHS Class of 1962 Reunion: July 28, Broadmoor Golf & Country Club. Celebrating 50 years. Spouses invited. Cost: $80 per person by May 15. RSVP to Charlie Burdell at (206) 442-1684 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or send check to MIHS Reunion, 1425 4th Avenue #300, Seattle, Wash., 98101.
Events | Ongoing
Opening: first week of each month. Artwork is refreshed with new, evolving, thought-provoking artwork. MIVAL Gallery supports more than 24 emerging and well-established Northwest local artists. Hours: 12-6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. 12-4 p.m., Sunday. www.MIVAL.org.
Money Matters, Jewish Business Ethics: 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, through Feb. 28, Friendship Circle Offices, 2737 77th Ave. S.E., Suite 101. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) presents the new course. Six-session series is accredited for nine CLE ethics credits. Instructor: Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky of The Friendship Circle.
Paul Gauguin and the Search for Paradise: 7 p.m., Jan. 25. The Seattle Art Museum presents a blockbuster exhibit, “Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,” opening in February. Art historian Susan Olds presents a slide lecture covering Gauguin’s years in Paris and the Pacific Islands.
Saturday Matinee Film Series: “A Face in the Crowd,” 1 p.m., Jan. 28. “All the President’s Men,” 1 p.m., Feb. 4. “Network,” 1 p.m., Feb. 11. “Absence of Malice,” 1 p.m., Feb. 18.
eReader and Digital Downloads Demonstration: 10 a.m., Feb. 6, 25. Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer.
Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War: “Part Two, Choosing Sides,” 2 p.m., Feb. 12. The five-part reading and discussion series in commemoration of the Civil War continues. Each discussion is led by project scholar, Dr. Lorraine McConaghy, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) public historian. (206) 236-3537.
Opera Preview Lecture: “Orpheus and Eurydice,” 7 p.m., Feb. 22. Presented by Norm Hollingshead, who supplements his commentary with recorded musical excerpts.
Children & Families
Baby and Me Story Times: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 31-Feb. 21. Ages 3 to 12 months with adult.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 31-Feb. 21. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.
Wonderful One’s Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 1-22. Ages 12 to 24 months with adult.
Terrific Two’s and Three’s Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 1-22. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.
Teen Zone: 1:45 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27. Hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat.
Online Teen Readers: Wonder what other teens in the area are reading? Online Teen Readers are teens reading and talking about books on their own schedule online. Facebook: KCLS Online Teen Readers; blogs.kcls.org/onlineteenreaders.