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Pianist Natalya Ageyeva will perform works of romantic composers at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 27, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. A freewill offering will be taken. The public is invited. For more information, go to www.natalyapiano.com or www.mipc.org, or contact Sue Sherwood, 236-0740, or MIPC, 232-5595.
Wednesday | 25
Community Dinner: 5:30-7 p.m., April 25, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd Street. Mercer Island Food Revolution, a PTA group, and Chartwells invite all Mercer Islanders to a springtime community dinner. Admission is first come, first served, and by donation. Contact: Linda Floyd, (206) 755-3527, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April in Paris at Island Books: 7 p.m., April 25, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Complimentary wine and cheese tasting. Features French-related items, including French Moulin Roty stuffed dolls and animals. Sales will benefit the Mercer Island Sister City Association scholarship fund. Contact: Judy Leithe, 232-5413.
Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED: 7-9 p.m., April 25, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. Cost: $20 (check/cash at event). Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space.
Thursday | 26
IMS Night at Island Books: 7-9 p.m., April 26, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Free admission. Benefit for Islander Middle School. Proceeds will help raise money for the IMS PTA. Social event for adults only, with appetizers and beverages.
Planning for Long-Term Care: 7:30-8:30 p.m., April 26, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. An unexpected illness, accident or the normal process of aging could wipe out your retirement nest egg. How do you protect yourself, your family or parents from financial disaster? Cost: Free. Contact: Maria Myers, (206) 963-3459, email@example.com.
Friday | 27
MIHS Blood Drive: The MIHS Senior Service Club is hosting a blood drive with the Puget Sound Blood Center on Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Saturday | 28
Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) Circus: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd Street. Pony rides, bouncy house, Ronald McDonald and more. Admission is free. Tickets are sold for games and prizes. www.mipreschoolassociation.org/circus.
Medicine Takeback Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28, City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Dispose of expired or unused medication. The city will safely dispose of them, no questions asked. Sponsor: Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. Contact: Sharon Broz, MI Youth & Family Services, (206) 275-7743.
Earthcorps Island Crest Park Volunteer Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28, Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way. Remove invasive plants. Snacks, tools and gloves provided. Register at www.earthcorps.org.
Saturday Matinee Film Series: “Page One: Inside the New York Times,” 1 p.m., April 28, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E.
Sunday | 29
All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast (Annual Boy Scout Fundraiser): 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., April 29, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. This annual fundraiser is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 457 members. Pancakes, ham, fruit salad, juice, coffee, tea and hot cocoa served. (206) 922-3009.
Wednesday | 2
Probus Club of Mercer Island: 10:30 a.m., May 2, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Former U.S. senator Slade Gorton will discuss the Island’s future in the new 9th congressional district. The public is welcome. Bob Simonds: (206) 236-2190.
Thursday | 3
MIVAL Meeting: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 3, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Free. Social: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Potluck and high school scholarship winner luncheon: 12-2 p.m. www.mival.org.
Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon: 12-1:15 p.m., May 3, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Guest speaker: Mercer Island Congressman Adam Smith (D). After redistricting, Mercer Island is now part of the 9th District, which now extends from Tacoma to Kirkland. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 232-3404. Cost: $15 (Chamber members), $20 (nonmembers). Reservations deadline: 12 p.m., May 1. It is the Chamber’s policy to bill for reservations not cancelled 24 hours in advance of the event.
SJCC Parenting Center Class: Birthing From Within, 6:30-8 p.m., May 3, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. A holistic approach to birth preparation to help you build pain-coping techniques for a meaningful birth. Contact: Dana Weiner, (206) 388-1992, email@example.com.
Friday | 4
4th Annual MIPC Rummage Sale: 6-8 p.m., May 4, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Shop early at 5 p.m. with a $10 donation. Sale is also 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 5; everything is half price from 12 to 1 p.m.
SJCC Community Shabbat hosted by Kids B’Kef: 5:30-7 p.m., May 4, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Features prayers and songs led by SJCC Kids B’Kef classes and ECS music specialist Joe Johnson. Picnic dinner in the Kesher Community Garden. Cost: $12-$17. Contact: Katie London, (206) 388-0828, Katiel@sjcc.org.
Mark Thallander Organ Concert: 7:30 p.m., May 4, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Accompanied by James Whitman. The public is invited. Free will offering. Contact: Sue Sherwood, 236-0740, or MIPC, 232-5595. www.mipc.org.
“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”: French movie, 7:30 p.m., May 4, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. English subtitles included. Documentary about the discovery in 1994 of cave paintings many thousands of years old in southern France. Free, community invited. Sponsor: Mercer Island Arts Council and Aljoya. Contact: Judy Leithe, 232-5413.
Saturday | 5
Earthcorps Pioneer Park Volunteer Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 5, Pioneer Park, Island Crest Way and S.E. 68th Street. Remove non-native plants, plant native conifer trees and do site maintenance. Snacks, tools and gloves provided. Register at www.earthcorps.org.
Sunday | 6
Mountains to Sound Greenway Luther Burbank Park Volunteer Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 6, Upper Luther Burbank Park, 84th Ave. S.E. and S.E. 33rd St. Removal of invasive plant species such as blackberry, ivy, holly. Half day shift available. Register at www.mtsgreenway.org or call (206) 812-0122.
Mercerwood Shore Club Annual Open House & hot dog BBQ: 1-4 p.m., May 6, Mercerwood Shore Club, 4150 East Mercer Way. Swim in the pool, play tennis. Free. www.mercerwood.com.
Kaffeeklatsch with Karrin Klotz: 2 p.m., May 6, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, Groveland Room #101, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa meeting with Karrin Klotz, J.D. Cost: $5. Light refreshments served. Please RSVP by May 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lively Saints of Mercer Island Covenant Church: 12 p.m., May 8, MICC, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. The Lively Saints (50+ years young) presents The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound luncheon program, old-time radio entertainment featuring the series “Vic and Sade” (1932-1946). Cost: $7. Tickets: (206) 232-1015, www.micc.org.
Town Hall Meeting: Mercer Island Communities That Care, 7-8:30 p.m., May 8, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For more information, call: (206) 275-7743.
Mercer Island Sister City Association Soirée à Thonon et Mercer: 6:30 p.m., May 12, Kaspar’s Restaurant, 19 West Harrison, Seattle, 98119. 6:30 p.m.: No host wine bar reception. 7 p.m.: Gourmet dinner with wines. The community is invited. Ticket deadline: May 1. Contact: Linda Todd, 232-4570.
Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., May 17, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness. www.mirohams.org.
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: (206) 442-1684.