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Community calendar | YTN’s ‘Enchanted Tales’ opens May 18
Youth Theatre Northwest’s newest production, "Enchanted Tales," will open on Friday, May 18, with performances through June 10. The opening night gala includes a dessert buffet at intermission. The production is based on fairy tales adapted by Gillian Jorgensen. Performance times: 7 p.m., Fridays; 2 p.m., Saturday/Sunday matinees. To learn more, visit www.youththeatre.org.
Thursday | 17
Island Park Elementary Book Fair: May 17-23, Island Park Elementary School, 5437 Island Crest Way. Scholastic Book Fair — library fundraiser. Family shopping: 3-4 p.m., every day; and all day, May 21.
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.
Friday | 18
Team Survivor Northwest Fundraiser: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E., and Stopsky’s Delicatessen, 3016 78th Ave. S.E. Event includes book sale and dinner. www.teamsurvivornw.org.
Classics on Film: “Eames: The Architect and the Painter,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., May 18, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. This documentary is an inside look at the creative workings of Charles and Ray Eames.
Saturday | 19
Volunteer Emergency Communications: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 19, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Third disaster preparedness monthly class of 10 in the Emergency Volunteer Series, with a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team Base. This class focuses on emergency communications. Free. RSVP to Officer Franklin if you wish to attend: (206) 275-7905.
Super Sitters Babysitting Course: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For ages 11-15. Cost: $40 (residents), $47 (nonresidents). Register: www.myparksandrecreation.com or (206) 275-7609 ext. 1.
First Aid and Adult CPR with AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $35 (check or cash at event). Call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. This is not a health care provider class. Parking is available behind the fire station.
Kicks-4-Kids Fundraiser: 1-3 p.m., May 19, Mercer Island Martial Arts, 2630 77th Ave. S.E., #106-108. Open to the community. Benefits YouthCare. Event features prizes and categories for both martial artists and nonmartial artists to participate. www.mercerislandmartialarts.com.
Sunday | 20
Mercer Island Farmers Market Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction: 5:30 p.m., May 20, Lilly’s Restaurant (Chef Nathan Zielsk), Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Reception and silent auction: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Musical entertainment provided by local students. Tickets: $50/person, http://mifarmersmarket.wordpress.com. Seating is limited.
Monday | 21
Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m., May 21, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Chip Wall, retired MIHS teacher. Perspective on past and future of Mercer Island school system.
Tuesday | 22
Mercer Island Farmers Market Informational Meeting and Training: 10:30 a.m., May 22, and 7 p.m., May 24, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Farmers market opening day: June 10. MIFM is seeking volunteers. Contact: email@example.com.
“Green Fire,” Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time: 6:30 p.m., May 22, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Presented by Friends of Luther Burbank Park. Documentary film about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Free screening. Donations welcome. www.greenfiremovie.com.
French Conversation Evening: 7-9 p.m., May 22, Beth Brennen residence. Sponsor: The Mercer Island Sister City Association. The evening will be informal, intended for anybody who wants to improve his/her French. All levels of French are welcome. For more information, address and driving directions, contact Beth Brennen, 232-7650, or Monica Howell, 232-2983.
Wednesday | 23
Fair Trade Judaica Fair: 5:30-8 p.m., May 23, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Features over 50 products from Africa, Asia, Latin and South America. This is the largest gathering of all the Fair Trade Judaica products currently available in the marketplace, including Kippot, Tallitot, home decorations, Tzedakah boxes, Chanukah menorahs, chocolate/coffee/tea. www.fairtradejudaica.org.
Special Education and Learning Support Symposium: 7 p.m., May 23, Mercer Island School District Administration Building Board Room, 4160 86th Ave. S.E. Pat Turner, special education director, and Kathy Morrison, director of Elementary Learning Support, will attend. Opportunity for parents to share thoughts, concerns and ideas for improving school’s services for struggling students.
Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., May 30, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. $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. There is parking in the back of the fire station.
MIHS Class of 1962 50th Reunion: July 28, Broadmoor Golf & Country Club. Spouses invited. RSVP to Charlie Burdell: (206) 442-1684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIHS Class of 1972 40th Reunion: Aug. 10-11, VFW Hall and Roanoke (MIHS Annex). On Facebook: MIHS Class of 72. RSVP to MIHSclassof72@gmail.com. Contact: Pat Di Julio, (206) 730-6986.
Events | Ongoing
MIVAL Gallery “Road to Paradise”: ongoing through May, MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Pat Howie will be featured throughout the month. Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday.
Computer Classes: “Drop-In to Learn About eBooks,” 3 p.m., May 19. “Internet Level 1,” 7 p.m., May 23.
Children & Families
“Cenerentola: The Italian Cinderella,” 7 p.m., May 21. Presented by Carter Family Puppets. Ages 4 and older with adult. This performance is based upon a 19th century Venetian puppet script.
Words into Music, Dance and Fun!: 1 p.m., May 23. Join award-winning singer/songwriter Charlie Hope for this interactive concert with loads of music and dancing.
Discovery Garden Program: Nature Garden Discoveries, 10 a.m., May 16. Ages 4 and older with adult. Listen, touch and smell the things that are growing in the garden. Enjoy stories about nature and create your own garden using natural materials and air dry clay. Registration required.
Teen Zone: 1:45 p.m., May 21. 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.