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Community calendar | Learn cartoon drawing in weekend workshop
Jeff Johnson's annual Cartooniversity Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 8, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The workshop is for kids of any skill level to learn all aspects of cartoon drawing from local editorial cartoonist Jeff Johnson. All supplies are provided. Bring a sack lunch. Age: 9-14. Fee: $56 (residents), $66 (nonresidents).
Thursday | 6
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m., Dec. 6, Mercer Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings, find emotional support and exchange information. Free.
Mercer Island Freemasons: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6, VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Annual installation of officers, a rare opportunity for non-Masons to attend a Masonic ceremony, Mercer Island Lodge #297. Contact: John Gebhart, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mercerislandmasons.org.
Monday | 10
“How To Interview Aunt Marcy” With Dr. Stephen Adler: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Doors open: 7 p.m. Stephen Adler is a member and past chair of the Jewish Archive Committee of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. Presented by JGSWS. Admission: $5 (nonmembers); members free. www.jgsws.org.
Tuesday | 11
Reflective Parenting Class: 9:45-11:45 a.m., Dec. 11, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Eight-week workshop for parents of children ages 1½-8. Purpose: help parents develop skills to enhance their ability to understand and build stronger relationships with their children. www.communityofmindfulparents.com.
Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Dec. 11, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The club meets every Tuesday. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend.
Events | Ongoing
“Really Rosie”: ongoing through Dec. 16, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. 7 p.m., Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. YTN continues its 29th season with a tribute to children’s writer Maurice Sendak. Tickets: $10. www.youththeatre.org.
Events | Upcoming
Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., Dec. 20, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications, emergency preparedness. www.mirohams.org.
SJCC Jewish Touch Lecture Series: “Jewish Comedians in 1950s Hollywood,” 2 p.m., Jan. 6, 2013, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Speaker: Foster Hirsch, professor of film at Brooklyn College, will explore some of the Jewish comedians in 1950s Hollywood including Danny Kaye, Judy Holliday, Jerry Lewis etc. Tickets: $8 (members), $12 (nonmembers). www.sjcc.org.
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
Sing with our Kids for Adults Only: 7-8:45 p.m., Dec. 6. Remember your favorite songs and learn fun and creative ways to share them with your children, grandchildren or kids you work with.
Computer Classes: Facebook Basics - 9:30 a.m., Dec. 7. Email Level 2: 9:30 a.m., Dec. 21.
“Occupied With Wall Street” Saturday Matinee Film Series: “Margin Call,” 1-4 p.m., Dec. 8. Includes an educational lecture and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
Art Preview: “A Century of Women Artists, presented by Susan Olds,” through January 2013. The Seattle Art Museum presents “Elles: Women Artists” from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. SAM is the only U.S. venue in the exhibition’s world tour.
Children & Families
Little Ditties Music for 2 and 3-Year-Olds: 10:30 a.m., Dec. 5 and 12. Ages 2-3 with adult. Enjoy musical activities and fun. Registration required.
Ducks and Drakes Winter Waterfowl Journal Workshop: 1-2:30 p.m., Dec. 9. Learn how to sketch and paint in watercolor. For students in grades 4 and up. Please register.
Study Zone: 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 11-18. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Teen Zone: Study and Games, 2 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays. Teen Zone is not open during the week of Christmas. Hang out, read, homework, games.