A design meeting for the new Luther Burbank Park playground will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The meeting will go from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The Parks & Recreation Department needs public input on the design of the new playground. Contact Jason Kintner, parks superintendent, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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Pacific Northwest Audio Society with Jim Merod: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Feb. 14, Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way. Free. Jim Merod, organizer of the SOKA University Jazz Monsters concert series in Orange County, Calif., is a jazz and blues recording and mastering engineer, and co-author of legendary Benny Golson’s autobiography. www.audiosociety.org.
Friday | 15
Mercer Island Directory Work Party: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Feb. 15, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Come help members of the Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital get ready to mail the 2013 Directory. Label 5,000 envelopes; no licking required. All volunteers are welcome. If you are interested in joining the Guild, this is an opportunity to learn about activities firsthand.
Tuesday | 19
Luther Burbank Park Playground Design Meeting: 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 19, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Comments are welcomed, accepted. Contact: Jason Kintner, parks superintendent, email@example.com.
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Mercer Island Arts Council “Classics in Film Noir” Series: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (Tay Garnett, 1946), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, Aljoya on Mercer Island, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Open to all.
Tuesday | 26
Cascade Lodge - Sons of Norway: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 26, Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th St. After potluck supper, Don Campbell will present a program: “Sami Roots: Replacing the Silence.” Following the program there will be a business meeting. For more information, call (425) 957-7692.
Cercle Francophone - French Conversation Evening: 7-9 p.m., Feb. 26, Brennen residence. Sponsor: Mercer Island Sister City Association. Informal French conversation evening for anybody who wants to improve his/her French. The only “rule” is to speak French. All levels welcome. For address and driving directions, contact Beth Brennen, 232-7650; or Monica Howell, 232-2983.
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. Cost: $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+. Cost: $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. Cost: $156 (resident), $186 (nonresident).
Events | Upcoming
Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Feb. 28, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Non-health care provider class. Parking is available behind fire station. Cost: $20 (check or cash at event). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday.
Eastside Reciprocity P.E.O. Founders’ Day Annual Luncheon: 10 a.m., March 2, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. The marketplace and registration begin at 10 a.m. Tickets: $18 per person. Reservations deadline: Feb. 26. For reservations, contact Kathie Wilbert at (425) 313-2429.
“Starry Night”: 6-9 p.m., March 2, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The evening includes dinner, an auction and performances by Youth Theatre Northwest. Benefits YTN. Tickets: $125.
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Opera Preview: “La Boheme,” 7 p.m., Feb. 20. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. Popular opera composer Giacomo Puccini’s genius at finding just the right melody to depict the happiness and heartache of the doomed couple, Mimi and Rodolfo, draws sell-out crowds wherever it is performed.
Sing with Our Kids: 7 p.m., Feb. 21. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Remember your favorite songs and learn fun and creative ways to share them with your children, grandchildren or kids you work with.
Computer Class: Internet Level 2, 10 a.m., Feb. 23. Please register.
Saturday Film Series “Feast Your Eyes! Movies About Food”: “Big Night,” 1 p.m., Feb. 23. Saturdays in February, March and April. Each screening will include an educational lecture and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
“Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master on Puget Sound”: 7 p.m., Feb. 28. Presented by Lorraine McConaghy. The story of a 13-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in Canada on the West’s ‘Underground Railroad,’ a steamer bound for Victoria.
Children & Families
Infant Story Times: 10 a.m., Feb. 19. Ages 3-12 months with adult.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Feb. 19. Ages 3-5 with adult.
Young Toddler Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 12-24 months with adult.
Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 2-3 with adult.
French Story Times: 10:30 a.m., Saturdays. Ages 3-7 with adult. Please register.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: 7 p.m., Feb. 25. Ages 4 and older with adult. Enjoy stories, songs and activities celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
Study Zone: 4 p.m., Feb. 26. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., Feb. 26. Voice your opinions on the programs and services the library offers.
Teen Zone: “Study and Games” is every day after school, with some exceptions.