Community calendar | Fruit market at the SJCC on Tuesdays

The SJCC will host a fresh organic fruit stand on Tuesday afternoons from noon until 6 p.m. The stand is located at the SJCC Mercer Island campus at 3801 East Mercer Way.

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KidsQuest Museum Free Night: 5-8 p.m., July 19, 4091 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue.

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.

Sunday | 22

Jazzercise at MI Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., July 22, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street and 77th Avenue S.E. Get something other than food at the market: exercise. Stretch out with free yoga from Yoga Bliss and burn a few calories in a Jazzercise demo. Fred Feast and His Frettin' Fools will perform music.


5th Annual National Night Out: 6-9 p.m., Aug. 7, neighborhood event. This is the city’s crime prevention and preparedness event. Neighborhoods nationwide 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.


4400 88th Ave. S.E. • (206) 236-3537 •


Summer Time Stories for Wonderful Ones: 10 a.m., July 18 and 25, Aug. 1. Ages 12 to 23 months with adult.

Summer Stories for Terrific Twos and Threes: 11 a.m., July 18 and 25, Aug. 1. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Batty Over Bats Science Workshop: 2 p.m., July 19. Presented by Nature Vision. Ages 4 and older with adult. Come learn the real story of bats and why this creature of the night is really important to our healthy ecosystem. Register online or by calling the library.

Monster Dreams Puppet Show: 10:30 a.m., July 24. Presented by Rowbes Puppet Productions. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. In this exciting, heartwarming and hilarious puppet show, one little monster decides to follow his dreams.

Rocking, Reading, Dreaming Concert: 2 p.m., July 26. Presented by Not-Its. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. This up-tempo, rockin’ performance will have you bouncing around with fun, danceable music, movement and audience participation.

Dream a Dream Concert: 10:30 a.m., July 31. Presented by Caspar Babypants. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Enjoy songs about bedtime, sleepy time and dream time mixed with traditional folk songs, nursery rhymes and original music. Tickets given out 1/2 hour before the concert as space is limited.

Dream It, Read It, Do It Magic Show: 2 p.m., Aug. 9. Presented by Jeff Evans. Ages 5 and older with adult. In this show of mysterious tricks, discover that anything you dream about and want to learn can be found in books.


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.

Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition & Read-Film-Win: Read three books, write three thoughtful reviews and get a prize book, free. Turn in your forms by Aug. 31 to be entered in the prize drawings on Sept. 7. This summer will also feature a video book review contest, Read-Film-Win. Ask at the library for details.

Online Teen Readers: Join local teens reading and talking about books on their own schedule online. Facebook: KCLS Online Teen Readers,


Computer Class: Introduction to Computers: 7 p.m., July 26.

Opera Preview: “Turandot,” 7 p.m., Aug. 1. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. “Turandot” (1926) is Puccini’s last opera. He died after finishing the first scene of the last act, leaving the final scene to be completed by another hand. But there is enough vintage Puccini in “Turandot” to keep audiences thrilled.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 7 p.m., Aug. 8; 1 p.m., Aug. 12. Library staff is available to get you started with KCLS eBooks.


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