Community calendar | Shakespeare in the Park this Thursday

Shakespeare in the Park begins on Thursday, July 12, with a performance of “A Winter’s Tale” at the Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater, 2040 84th Ave. S.E., at 7 p.m. The two plays featured this summer are “Twelfth Night” and “A Winter’s Tale.” The performances, presented by the Arts Council, will continue through Aug. 12. Learn more at

Wednesday | 11

Probus Club of Mercer Island July Meeting: 10:30 a.m., July 11, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Jennifer Wieland, project manager of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Elliot Bay Seawall Project, will discuss the planned replacement of the aging 75-year-old structure. The public is welcome. Contact Bob Simonds at (206) 236-2190 or with questions.

Thursday | 12

South End Cash Mob: 6-8 p.m., July 12, Mercer Village Shopping Center, 8451 S.E. 68th St. Participate in the “cash mob” to help local community small business owners by shopping in their stores and eating in their restaurants. Bring the family and enjoy dinner, a frozen yogurt, a foot massage, or just a coffee/hot chocolate.

Friday | 13

“The Sound of Music” Opening Night: 7 p.m., July 13,  Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Performances run through July 29 and take place on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and weekday matinees on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. Tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109.

Saturday | 14

Calling all dachshunds: Join Betty and Wilma and friends and march with the Island Wieners in the Summer Celebration Grand Parade on July 14. Wear a red T-shirt, bring a leash and meet behind Tully’s at 9:30 a.m. before the parade on Saturday morning. The Wieners parade number will be printed next week. Call Marianne Bond at (206) 236-2469 for more information.

Calling all Westie dogs: Come and be part of the Mercer Island West Highland Terrier Club to march in the Summer Celebration Grand Parade on July 14. Wear a blue T-shirt and a smile, meet behind Tully’s at 9 a.m. Westies do not have to live on Mercer Island to participate. Call Miriam Beck at (206) 232-4217 for more information.

Veterans Appreciation Event: 11 a.m., July 14, Veterans Pergola, Mercerdale Park. Mercer Island veterans will lead Mercer Island’s Summer Celebration Parade through downtown Mercer Island. They will march to the entrance of Mercerdale Park and meet at the Pergola for the community’s chance to say, “Thank you for your service.” The VFW Blue Star banner and live music by the Dave Irish Combo will be included.

MIVAL Raffle at Summer Celebration: July 14 and 15, Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. Art works will be exhibited in two tents at the Wells Fargo Bank, Mercer Island Branch parking lot. There will be a raffle for two $25 gift certificates to be used at the MIVAL Gallery. Entry forms may be picked up at the Gallery or at the tents during Summer Celebration. Drawing: 4 p.m., July 15, MIVAL Gallery.

Thursday | 19

Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., July 19, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness.

Events | Ongoing

Senior Golf Program: Mondays, ongoing through Oct. 29, with Mercer Island Parks & Recreation. Nine and 18 hole options. Register: (206) 275-7609,

Emergency Preparedness Display: Albertsons grocery store, 2755 77th Ave. S.E., through July 15. Albertsons has partnered with the City of Mercer Island and emergency preparedness volunteers to demonstrate how you can prepare yourselves and your family to shelter in place for seven days.


5th Annual National Night Out: 6-9 p.m., Aug. 7, neighborhood event. This is the city’s crime prevention and preparedness event. Neighborhoods across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and fire officials, and city staff. To register your neighborhood, contact Officer Franklin at (206) 275-7905 or and ask to be placed on the registration list.


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Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 7 p.m., July 11; 1 p.m., July 15. Library staff is available to get you started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone and questions.

Computer Class: Email Level 2, 9:30 a.m., July 14.


Summer Time Stories for Wonderful Ones: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, July 11-25, Aug. 1. Ages 12 to 23 months with adult.

Summer Stories for Terrific Twos and Threes: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, July 11-25, Aug. 1. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Create Nocturnal Clay Creatures: 1 and 2:30 p.m., July 12. Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys. Ages 5 and older. Register online or by calling the library.

Reading Buddies: 2-4 p.m., July 16. Children ages 5 to 8 are invited to stop by for a 20-minute reading session with a local teen. Drop in.


SAT and ACT Test Results Workshop: 4:45 p.m., July 18. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep. This practice test will help you decide which test is right for you. You will receive feedback that compares your performance on each of the sections of the two exams. Please register.


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