Mercer Island High School Drama will present the winter production “Antigone,” beginning Jan. 24. The play will run Jan. 24 through Jan. 26 and the following weekend, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door at the MIHS Performing Arts Center.
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Parks and Recreation Senior Trip: Black Diamond Bakery & Outing, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 25. Depart and return from Mercer Island Community and Event Center parking lot at 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Cost: $12 plus tax.
Christie Neal Hogue Art at Mercer Park Dentistry: 4-6 p.m., Jan. 25, 3003 Island Crest Way, Suite 2. Event features Mercer Island trail scenes and wine and cheese. Open to the community.
Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” Musical Opening Night Gala: 7 p.m., Jan. 25, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Performances run through Feb. 10. For ages 3+. Tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109. www.youththeatre.org.
French Film on Mercer Island: “Les Diaboliques” (1955), 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. English subtitles included. Presented by the Mercer Island Sister City Association and Mercer Island Arts Council. Lance Rhoades, an instructor of cinema studies at the University of Washington, will provide an introduction and post commentary.
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Kix and Spinz Grand Opening: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 26, 8451 S.E. 68th St., Suite 105. New fitness studio offers group classes, boot camps and one-on-one personal training for adults and youth. www.facebook.com/kixandspinz.
14th Annual MIPA Preschool Fair: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 26, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd Street. Looking for a preschool, enrichment program, or child care on Mercer Island? Representatives from various programs on the Island will be present to answer your questions about their curriculum, enrollment, tuition and program options. Free, open to interested parents and caregivers. www.mipreschoolassociation.org.
Saturday Film Series Feast For Your Eyes - Movies About Food: “Tampopo,” 1 p.m., Jan. 26, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Includes an introduction and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
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St. Monica School Open House: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 27, St. Monica Parish School, 4320 87th Ave. S.E. Free informational tour of school for parents and families. www.stmonicasea.org.
Drop In to Learn About eBooks: 1 p.m., Jan. 27, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet or phone for an introduction to downloading from the library’s growing catalog of titles.
Disney & Dessert: 2 p.m., Jan. 27, Mercer Island High School Commons, 9100 Southeast 42nd Street. Classic Disney tunes, sweets and fun. All proceeds benefit the 2013 MIHS Orchestra trip to the Anaheim Heritage Festival. Cost: $15 (donation in advance), $20 (at door). Tickets at Island Books or from orchestra students. Presented by Team O and the MIHS Orchestra.
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Mom’s Mornings: 9:30-11 a.m., Jan. 29, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 S.E. 40th Street. A safe, happy place for moms to gather every Tuesday, presented by the HTLC Christian Education Committee. Child care provided. Schedule follows MISD schedule. www.htlcmi.org/momsmornings.
Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m., Jan. 29, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Anna Liotta, of Generationally Savvy Communication Solutions. The general public is welcome to attend.
I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment: 4-7 p.m., Jan. 29, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The community can provide input during the WSDOT scoping period, through Feb. 22, online, by mail or in person at the meeting. Additional meetings are in Bellevue (Jan. 30) and Seattle (Jan. 31). www.wsdot.wa.gov/Tolling/I90.
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I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment: 4-7 p.m., Jan. 30, Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E. The community can provide input during the WSDOT scoping period, through Feb. 22, online, by mail or in person at the meeting.
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I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment: 4-7 p.m., Jan. 31, Yesler Community Center, 917 East Yesler Way, Seattle 98122. Parking is accessible from Washington Street. The community can provide input during the WSDOT scoping period, through Feb. 22, online, by mail or in person at the meeting.
Friday | Feb. 1
MIVAL Gallery Artist Reception: 5-8 p.m., Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. “Passion From The Heart” is open through Feb. 26. www.mival.org.
Saturday | Feb. 2
Chinatown International District Lunar New Year Opening Celebration: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wing Luke Museum, S. King Street/8th Ave. S. Lion Dance: 11 a.m. New Year games, crafts, stuffed petting zoo. www.wingluke.org/2013newyear.
Events | Upcoming
Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 6, MI Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Scott Oki, former Microsoft executive, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author, will discuss his book, “Outrageous Learning.” The public is welcome.
Chinatown International District Lunar New Year Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 9, Hing Hay Park, S. King Street/Maynard Ave. S. Food walk with $2 tasting menu, dragon/lion dances, kids’ costume parade contest, live reptile show. www.cidbia.org.
Mercer Island Women’s Club Annual Fundraising Luncheon: 11 a.m., Feb. 11, Covenant Shores, 9150 Fortuna Drive. Speaker: Erica Bauermeister, author. Benefits MIYFS, Parks & Rec., etc. Reservations deadline: Feb. 1. $26. Contact: JoAnne Jones, (206) 232-3903, mercerislandwomensclub.com.
Giving From The Heart Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m., Feb. 13, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Join MIYFS for breakfast and shop all day at select Island shops/restaurants to benefit MIYFS.
Events | Parks & Recreation
Hatha Yoga: 10:30-11:45 a.m., Tuesdays; 9-10:15 a.m., Thursdays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For adults. Fee: $143 (resident), $170 (nonresident).
Yoga for Seniors: 9-10:15 a.m., Tuesdays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Age: 65+. Fee: $81 (resident), $96 (nonresident).
Beginning Pilates: 10:45-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street.
For adults. Fee: $156 (resident), $186 (nonresident).
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
Saturday Film Series Feast For Your Eyes - Movies About Food: “Tampopo,” 1 p.m., Jan. 26. Includes an introduction and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
Drop In to Learn About eBooks: 1 p.m., Jan. 27. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet or phone for an introduction to downloading from the library’s growing catalog of titles.
Children & Families
Pajama Story Time: 7 p.m., Jan. 28. Ages 3-7 with adult.
Baby And Me Story Times: 10 a.m., Tuesdays. Ages 3-12 months with adult.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays. Ages 3-5 with adult.
Wonderful Ones Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 12-24 months with adult.
Terrific Twos Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 2-3 with adult.
Teen Zone: Study and Games, 2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No Teen Zone on Jan. 30. Hang out, do homework, play board games or chat.
Study Zone: 4 p.m., Tuesdays. Drop in for free homework help from volunteer tutors.