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Community calendar | Meet the author event at Island Books, Feb. 28
On Thursday, Feb. 28, Island Books will host a meet the author event starting at 7:30 p.m. Stop by to meet Seattle author Tara Conklin, author of “The House Girl,” which debuted on Feb. 12. Wine and refreshments will be served.
Friday | 22
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.
Sunday | 24
‘Stand With Us’ Israeli Soldiers Stories with Hen and Shai: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 24, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Two Israeli college student reservists will speak candidly about growing up in Israel, the mandatory three-year service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and life at an Israeli university. Open to the public. Free. www.standwithus.com.
Tuesday | 26
Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m., Feb. 26, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend.
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 directions, contact Beth Brennen, 232-7650; or Monica Howell, 232-2983.
Thursday | 28
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.
“Books and Bottles” Meet the Author Event: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Meet Seattle author Tara Conklin, whose first novel, “The House Girl,” debuted Feb. 12. Sponsored by the Arts Council and Island Books. Wine and refreshments served.
Saturday | March 2
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.
Monday | 4
Mercer Island CERT Search & Rescue Meeting: 7-8 p.m., March 4, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Topic: Damage assessment. Join the Mercer Island CERT Search & Rescue volunteers for team training. www.mercergov.org.
Wednesday | 6
Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., March 6, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Topic: “How Boeing Got Into the Jet Business.” Speaker: Barry Latter, Museum of Flight docent. The public is welcome.
Events | Upcoming
MIVAL Meeting: 11:30 a.m., March 7, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Social: 11:30 a.m. General meeting: 12-2 p.m., features watercolor demonstration by Kathy Collins. All are welcome. www.kathycollinswatercolors.com.
MIVAL Gallery Artist Reception: 5-8 p.m., March 7, Avellino building, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. MIVAL Gallery presents Susanne Foster as the March featured artist. Refreshments served. Foster’s show, “Inter-twinings,” may be viewed March 7-31.
Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., March 7, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $20 (check or cash at event). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday. Parking available behind fire station.
Community Emergency Response Team Class: Fire Safety, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., March 9, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. The series reviews for the October CERT test. Series is six classes plus one summer class on Emergency Well Operation. www.mercergov.org/emergencyprep.
Mercer Island Directory Mailing Day: 9 a.m., March 15, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Volunteers are needed to help the members of the Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital prepare the 2013 Directory ready for mailing. Interested in joining the Guild? Contact the membership chairwoman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
Opera Preview: “La Boheme,” 7 p.m., Feb. 20. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. Opera composer: Giacomo Puccini. Story of doomed couple, Mimi and Rodolfo.
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 who 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
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.
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.
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.