Community calendar | World’s Fair event at Island Books on Wednesday

Island Books is hosting the “Where Were You in ’62” event at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. - Contributed Image
Island Books is hosting the “Where Were You in ’62” event at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21.
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The “Where Were You in ’62” event at Island Books begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at 3014 78th Ave. S.E. There will be a 50th anniversary slideshow and presentation centering around the book, “The Future Remembered," by authors Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein. The event, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., benefits the Senior Foundation. (206) 232-6920,

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,, (206) 388-0823.

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,

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.

Saturday | 24

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

Tuesday | 27

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,

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,

Wednesday | 28

Circle of Friends Luncheon 2012: 12-1 p.m., March 28, SJCC Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. 2012 Samuel and Althea Stroum Spirit of Inspiration Honoree: Nate Ross. Suggested donation. Please register at

Saturday | 31

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:

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.


Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., April 4, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Jane Meyer-Brahm. Topic: “Unhistory” of Mercer Island, the results of past ideas if they had panned out. The public is welcome. Bob Simonds: (206) 236-2190.

MIVAL Meeting & Demonstration: 12-2 p.m., April 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. MIVAL presents Barbara Benedetti Newton, demonstrating pastel painting. All are welcome.

MIVAL Treasures in Miniature Show: opens April 5. Opening reception: 5:30-8 p.m. MIVAL seeks artists to enter and show their unique artworks. People’s Choice $200 award will be given. Contact: Sandra Parsons, (425) 445-3771.

Events | Ongoing

“Urinetown: The Musical”: ongoing through March 25, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. For information and tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109.

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.

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,, (206) 230-9050.

Wild Wednesday: ongoing through April 30, Wednesdays, 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,



Great Singers: Great Italian Voices: 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 Zone: 1:45 p.m., Mondays, ongoing through March 26. 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;



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