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Community calendar | Coalition of Open Government to hold meeting at MICEC Saturday, March 9
The Washington Coalition of Open Government will hold a meeting on Saturday, March 9, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Speakers will include the newly elected Washington state attorney general, Bob Ferguson. For registration and information, go to www.washingtoncog.org.
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 | 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. 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.
Tuesday | 5
Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., March 5, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The club meets every Tuesday. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend.
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.
Thursday | 7
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.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m., March 7, Mercer Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A consistent, caring place for group members to discuss Alzheimer’s challenges and problems.
"Inter-Twinings" 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 art may be viewed March 7-31.
Mercer Island Freemasons: 6:30 p.m., March 7, VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Mercer Island Lodge #297, Free & Accepted Masons of WA, meets every first Thursday. The March meeting will welcome the Academic Achievement Award and Scholarship applicants from Mercer Island High School. Pizza party followed by awards ceremony. www.mercerislandmasons.org.
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.
Saturday | 9
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.
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
St. Patrick’s Day Senior Lunch: 12-1 p.m., March 14, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Join Parks and Recreation for a “bit of the blarney” to celebrate this Irish holiday. Be sure to wear your green. Corned beef and cabbage lunch will be served. Cost: $5 plus tax. Reservations required. To reserve your spot, call 275-7609. Transportation will be available.
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.
23rd Annual Sogetsu Ikebana Annual Exhibition: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., March 16; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., March 17, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Demonstration both days at 2 p.m. (free admission). Group arrangement display is at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., March 11-24. www.misogetsu.org.
Medicare and New Health Care Law Event: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., March 21, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Learn about Medicare options, costs, coverage. Lunch provided. Free, open to the public. Sponsors: Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), AARP Foundation. Pre-registration is required at 1-877-926-8300 or www.aarp.org/wa.
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
“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
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.
Teen Zone: “Study and Games” is every day after school, with some exceptions.