Community calendar | YTN presents an ’80s spin on 'Cinderella'

Youth Theatre Northwest will close out its summer season with a retro spin on a classic fairy tale. “Cinderella Rockin’ the ’80s” will run through Sunday, Aug. 26. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (206) 232-4145, ext. 109, or by visiting

Wednesday | 15

Study Skills Workshop: Workshop 3, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 15, high school students. Workshop 4: 12:30-3 p.m., Aug. 15, middle school students. Mercer Island Learning Center. For children who struggle with test-taking strategies, organization, note-taking or time management. Cost: $25 per student. To register: (206) 659-4156,

Thursday | 16

Mostly Music in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 16, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street and 77th Avenue S.E. Ruzivo performs high energy Afropop music with Zimbabwean and South African influences.

Saturday | 18

Volunteer Search and Rescue Training: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 18, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This training focuses on light search and rescue taught by the Mercer Island Fire Department. Classes are held monthly at no cost. RSVP to Officer Jennifer Franklin if you wish to attend. (206) 275-7905.

Sunday | 19

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 19, Mercerdale Park. Taste the difference between the market and the grocery store with a nectarine sampling. Convergence Zone Bluegrass Band will play all day. Kids can come make a carrot top garden with Judy.

Pet Blessing Service: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Aug. 19, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. All are invited to bring pets to this service to be blessed by Rev. Mark Travis. Live pets, photos of pets and stuffed animals are welcome. (206) 232-7800.

Agape in Concert: 11 a.m., Aug. 19, Mercerdale Park. Christian hip hop artist David Scherer, aka Agape, is launching his 100 Wells Tour on Mercer Island. Opportunities for cash donation to ELCA World Hunger, with a goal of $1,000. Also bring nonperishable food for local food banks. Come early — Agape will participate in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s Worship in the Park at 9 a.m. (206) 232-3270.

Mostly Music in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 19, Mercerdale Park. Smilin’ Scandinavians performs a mix of polka, Scandinavian folk, traditional country western, Dixieland and big band swing.

Events | Upcoming

Mercer Island Emergency Volunteer Drill: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 25, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. RSVP to Officer Franklin.

Computer Class on Microsoft Word Level 1: 9:30 a.m., Aug. 25, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Please register. (206) 236-3537,

Free Outdoor Movie Night: 7-10 p.m., Aug. 25, Mercerdale Park. “How to Train Your Dragon,” rated PG. Movie begins at approximately 8 p.m. 98 minutes. Starring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. This animated film is set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons. Staff will be on site with special activities inspired from the movie beginning at 7 p.m.

Events | Ongoing

Eastside Women’s Photo Forum: ongoing through Sept. 7, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Featured artists include Nancy Abel, Lorraine Day, DeAnna Foran, Barbara Lewis and Betty Span. For more information, call (206) 275-7609.

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

Mercer Island Farmers Market: Volunteers are needed for set up, take down and during the market, Sundays. Set up: 8-10 a.m. Take down: 3-5 p.m. During the market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There are a variety of fun jobs to do together with friends. Give back to the community while surrounding yourself with great food. Please contact if interested.

“A Year With Frog and Toad”: ongoing through Aug. 19, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Follow two friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the passionate Toad, through four, fun-filled seasons. Tickets: $15 (adults), $13 (youth/seniors). Call the box office at (206) 232-4145, ext. 109, or visit to buy tickets.


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537


PSAT Test Results Workshop: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 20. Find out how you scored on the Aug. 11 test and learn some strategies for improvement. Teens are encouraged to attend with their parents. Registration not required.

Teen Zone Open: 1:30 p.m., Aug. 29. Welcome back! The meeting room will be open on Wednesdays this year for teens to hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat.

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,


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