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Community calendar | Egg hunts coming up
The annual egg hunts at Mercerdale Park, organized by the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department, are set for April 7. The Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt for kids, ages 1-6, starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Flashlight Egg Hunt for kids, ages 7-10, at 8:30 p.m. During both hunts, children who find the golden egg receive special prizes.
Wednesday | 28
Artrageous Annual Fine Arts Showcase 2012 Fundraiser: 5:30-9 p.m., March 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.
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: Shellybholt@hotmail.com.
Sunday | 1
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Spring Volunteer Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 1, Luther Burbank Park. Remove various invasive species such as blackberry, ivy, holly and more to ensure the survival of native vegetation. Register at www.mtsgreenway.org or call (206) 812-0122.
Wednesday | 4
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.
Thursday | 5
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. www.barbaranewton.net.
MIVAL Treasures in Miniature Show: opens April 5. Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. MIVAL seeks artists to enter and show their unique artworks. People’s Choice $200 award will be given. Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday. Contact: Sandra Parsons, (425) 445-3771.
Saturday | 7
Spring Eggs-travaganza! Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt: 5 p.m., April 7, Mercerdale Park. For ages 1-6. Bring a basket and your sweet tooth and get ready to hunt for goodies — eggs, candy and prizes. Find a golden egg for an “eggstra” special surprise. A separate section will be reserved for the 1 to 3-year-old hunters. Please, no parents on the field.
Flashlight Egg Hunt: 8:30 p.m., April 7, Mercerdale Park. For older kids ages 7-10. Bring your flashlight and a basket to haul off your loot. Lots of eggs, candy and prizes foreveryone. Find the golden egg during the Eggs-travaganza for an “eggstra” special surprise. No parents on the field.
Tuesday | 10
Mercer Island Women's Club General Meeting and Luncheon: 11 a.m., April 10, Seattle Yacht Club. Guest speaker: Roseanne Olson, award-winning portrait photographer. Presentation title: "This Is Who I Am." Reservations required. Lunch tickets: $25. Contact Betsy Wiecks, email@example.com, to attend.
Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m., April 16, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Topic: When Do You Know It's Time? A discussion about when it is time for seniors to move. Speaker: Betsy Zuber, Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. (206) 232-6187, www.mihistory.org.
Senior Adult Tulip Festival Trip: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., April 20, carpool from Mercer Island Community and Event Center lobby, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. 29th annual Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley. Bring your camera. Visit Roozengaarde gardens and gift shop, and have lunch in LaConner. Lunch is on your own. Fee: $16.
Leap for Green Family Fair: "The Food Edition," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 21, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Features indoor/outdoor activities, fresh food. Bring your own water bottle for water consumption on site, and a nonperishable food item for the YFS Food Pantry. Presented by City of Mercer Island and Island Vision. (206) 275-7609, www.mercergov.org/leapforgreen.
An Evening of Kosher Wine Appreciation & Tasting: 7-9 p.m., April 22, Northwest Yeshiva High School, 5017 90th Ave. S.E. A fundraiser for the Morrie Buttnick Fund for Child and Adult Torah Education. The community is welcome. Snacks provided. RSVP to (206) 232-1919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost per person: $25.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Lectures: "Breaking Through Brick Walls," by Michael Goldstein; "Researching Israeli Resources From Your Couch," by Daniel Horowitz, 7 p.m., Stroum Jewish Community Center Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Members: free. Nonmembers: $5. www.jgsws.org.
Natalya Ageyeva Concert: 7:30 p.m., April 27, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Pianist Natalya Ageyeva performs works of romantic composers. Previous performances include Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Carnegie Hall and the Rachmaninoff Hall. Freewill offering. The public is invited. Contact: Sue Sherwood, 236-0740, or MIPC, 232-5595.
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 email@example.com, or send check to MIHS Reunion, 1425 4th Avenue #300, Seattle, Wash., 98101.
MIHS Class of 1972 Reunion: Aug. 10-11, VFW Hall and Roanoke (MIHS Annex). Come join “A Celebration of the Lives of One of the Finest Graduating Classes to Come Out of Mercer Island High School: The Class Of 1972.” On Facebook: MIHS Class of 72. RSVP to MIHSclassof72@gmail.com. Contact: Pat Di Julio, (206) 730-6986.
Events | Ongoing
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. Register: (206) 275-7609, www.MyParksAndRecreation.com.
Abrakadoodle Art Enrichment: 10:15-11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, April 3-June 19, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Visual arts education: each art class offers a unique educational experience. For children ages 3-6. Contact to register for classes: www.abrakadoodle.com.
V.O.I.C.E. & S.V.P. Registration: ongoing through 3 p.m., April 16. Mercer Island Youth and Family Services offers two youth volunteer programs: Volunteer Outreach in Communities Everywhere for high school youth, and Summer Volunteer Program for middle school youth.Registration and payment take place at the same time. Contact: Tambi Cork, (206) 275-7755, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mothernaturemodel.weebly.com.
Great Singers: Great Italian Voices: Cesare Siepi, 7 p.m., March 28. The preview lectures are presented by Norm Hollingshead, who supplements his commentary with recorded musical excerpts.
Saturday Matinee Film Series: “Good Night and Good Luck” (George Clooney, 2005), 1 p.m., March 31.
Drop-In to Learn About eBooks: 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.
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.