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Community calendar | St. Patrick's lunch for Mercer Island seniors
The St. Patrick’s Day lunch for Mercer Island seniors will be held on March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The meal will feature corned beef and cabbage. The cost is $5 and reservations are required. Call 275-7609 to reserve a spot. Transportation is available.
Wednesday | 14
Turn the Page 2012: “Women of Character: A Celebration of Resilience and Renewal,” 5:30-8:45 p.m., March 14, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Gilah Kletenik, on “Recap, Rework, Recommit: Jewish Women and Justice.” Presenter: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Dinner, dessert. Cost: $36, $72 patron. email@example.com. www.jewishinseattle.org.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Roanoke: Pliny the Younger beer will be served at 4 p.m., March 14, Roanoke Inn, 1825 72nd Ave. S.E. Green beer, shamrock champagne and Guinness will be served Wednesday and Saturday. Food special: hot corn beef and cabbage.
Thursday | 15
Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., March 15, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness. www.mirohams.org.
Friday | 16
Mercer Island Directory Mailing Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., March 16, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. The Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital needs volunteers to help stuff and seal envelopes for the 2012 MI Directory. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday | 17
Basic Disaster Preparedness Class: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., March 17, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. First class in the 2012 Emergency Volunteer CERT Training Series. The series is 10 monthly classes with a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team Base. Free. RSVP to Officer Franklin, to attend: (206) 275-7905.
First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., March 17, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $35 (check or cash). Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. Parking is available behind the fire station. This is not a health care provider class.
22nd Annual Ikebana Exhibition: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., March 17; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., March 18, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Demonstrations both days at 2 p.m. Free. Nonprofit organization dedicated to Japanese-style flower arranging: www.misogetsu.org.
Dave Ramsey Simulcast: 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m., March 17, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and New York Times bestselling author, Dave Ramsey, presents his common sense debt reduction and wealth-building strategies in a live simulcast of the “Total Money Makeover” show. www.daveramsey.com.
Emerald City Basketball Academy Annual Spring/Summer Girls Tryouts: 3:30-5:30 p.m., March 17-18, Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club, PEAK, 4120 86th Ave. S.E. Tryouts for Preston, Mercer Island, Seattle, Kirkland, Edmonds, Auburn locations. Cost: $5. email@example.com, (206) 248-9730. www.ecbahoops.com/teams/tryouts.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Roanoke: Green beer, shamrock champagne and Guinness will be served, March 17, Roanoke Inn, 1825 72nd Ave. S.E. . Food special: hot corn beef and cabbage. Anyone who brings bagpipes is welcome to play.
Monday | 19
Dr. Edward Hallowell - “Crazy/Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap!”: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., March 19, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Presented by Mercer Island Parent Edge. Cost: $10 (Mercer Island and St. Monica PTA members), $20 (nonmembers). Contact: Tammy Federman, (206) 232-8283, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.miparentedge.org.
Dr. Edward Hallowell - “Shine: How to Get the Best from Your Children”: 7-9 p.m., March 19, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. Presented by Mercer Island Parent Edge. Cost: $10 (Mercer Island and St. Monica PTA members), $20 (nonmembers). Contact: Tammy Federman, (206) 232-8283, email@example.com. www.miparentedge.org.
Tuesday | 20
The Strivers “Time Banks - Time Well Spent”: 1:45 p.m., March 20, Mercer Island Library, Large Meeting Room, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Speakers: Drs. Kim Kendall and Karen Jensen will present a slideshow and discussion. As members of Transition Initiative Mercer Island, they are working with MIYFS to launch a Time Bank in Mercer Island. Free. (206) 232-9161.
Wednesday | 21
SJCC Seattle Jewish Film Festival: “Like a Bride,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., March 21, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival and the SJCC present a movie screening and lunch for seniors ages 55+. Cost: $7. Contact: Kim Lawson, Klawson@sjcc.org, (206) 388-0823. www.sjcc.org.
Seattle World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Slideshow & Book Presentation: 7-8:30 p.m., March 21, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Share your stories at this slideshow and talk on “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy,” by authors Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein. Fundraiser benefits the Senior Foundation of Mercer Island. Free. (206) 232-6920, www.mercerislandbooks.com/event/2012/03/21/day.
Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., March 21, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $20 (check or cash) at event. Call (206) 275-7607 to reserve a space. This is not a health care provider class.
Thursday | 22
SJCC Business Track Lecture/A Ten-Carat Diamond Anniversary: “The Ben Bridge Story from a 1912 Start-Up to Warren Buffet and Beyond,” 6:30 p.m., March 22, SJCC, 3801 E. Mercer Way. An evening with Herb and Jon Bridge about building their family business. Contact: Kim Lawson, (206) 232-7115, KLawson@sjcc.org. www.sjcc.org.
Friday | 23
Revival Night: 7:30 p.m., March 23, New Hope International Church, 9170 S.E. 64th Street. Spend the evening in prayer and worship. www.newhic.org.
Mercer Island Spring Recycling Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 24, Mercer Island Boat Launch, 3600 East Mercer Way. Safely dispose of old equipment and household items. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable items, go to www.mercergov.org.
Art Making Demonstration: 5-8 p.m., March 27, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) presents eight artists for an art-making demonstration during the MIHS Fine Arts Showcase. Free.
Artrageous Annual Fine Arts Showcase 2012 Fundraiser: 5:30-9 p.m., March 27-28, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. Celebrate students’ achievements in the arts. Cost: $10 (pre-sale tickets online), $15 (at door). Children, students enter free. Contact: Marina Moscovici, (203) 981-5560, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mifineartsed.org.
Planning for Long-Term Care: 7:30-8:30 p.m., March 27, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Free. Contact: Maria Myers, (206) 963-3459, email@example.com.
Lyric Arts Ensemble Concert at MIPC: 7 p.m., March 31, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Music of Angels, Flos Campi and Music of Gypsies. 16 vocalists, chamber orchestra conducted by Kenneth L. DeJong. Free admission. The public is invited. Contact: Sue Sherwood, 236-0740, or MIPC, 232-5595.
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. Grad-only event: Friday, July 27, Roanoke Inn. RSVP: Shellybholt@hotmail.com.
Senior Golf Program: Mondays, April 2-Oct. 29, with Mercer Island Parks & Recreation. 9 and 18 hole options. Round trip bus transportation for a $5 fee; green fees on your own. Contact: Katie Herzog, (206) 275-7862.
Events | Ongoing
Wild Wednesday: Wednesdays, March 14-April 30, All The Best Pet Care, 3037 78th Ave. S.E. Free samples of raw pet food are offered. Learn about the mother nature model and what a “biologically appropriate” diet is. Free. (206) 232-4377, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mothernaturemodel.weebly.com.
“The Adventures of Peter Rabbit”: ongoing through March 18, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Thursdays, Fridays: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. (206) 232-4145, ext. 109. www.youththeatre.org.
“Urinetown: The Musical”: ongoing through March 25, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. For information and tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109. www.youththeatre.org.
MIVAL Gallery “Color and Fun”: ongoing through March 31. Art by Marianne Bond. Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-4 p.m. www.mival.org.
Tricking and Cinematic Martial Arts Workshop: 7-7:45 p.m., Mondays (teens, adults); 4:15 p.m., Fridays (children), ongoing through April, Mercer Island Martial Arts, 2630 77th Avenue S.E. Learn how to do a martial arts “tricking” or cinematic martial arts. Cost: $225 for three months of lessons. Contact: MeLisa Strongheart, email@example.com, (206) 230-9050. www.mercerislandmartialarts.com.
Great Singers: Great Italian Voices: Amelita Galli-Curci, 7 p.m., March 14; Giulietta Simionato, 7 p.m., March 21; Cesare Siepi, 7 p.m., March 28. The preview lectures are presented by Norm Hollingshead, who supplements his commentary with recorded musical excerpts.
Drop-In to Learn About eBooks: 3 p.m., March 24; 10 a.m., April 2. Library staff is available to get you started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.
Saturday Matinee Film Series: “Good Night and Good Luck” (George Clooney, 2005), 1 p.m., March 31.
Children & Families
Alleyoop Musical Concert: 7 p.m., March 26. All young children welcome with adult. Music, stories and puppets.
Baby Rhyme Times: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, ongoing through March 27. Ages 3 to 12 months with adult.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays, ongoing through March 27. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.
Wonderful Ones Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, ongoing through March 28. Ages 12 to 23 months with adult.
Story Times for Terrific Two’s and Three’s: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, ongoing through March 28. Ages 2 and 3 with adult.
Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., March 20. Voice your opinions on the library’s books, magazines, programs and services for teens and earn one volunteer credit hour. Light refreshments served.
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.
Teen Zone: 1:45 p.m., Mondays, ongoing through March 26. Hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat.