Community calendar | French film is Friday, March 22 at Aljoya

Aljoya will host a free French film night on Friday, March 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The film “Quai des Orfevres” is in French with English subtitles.

Thursday | 21

DSHS Mobile Office: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 21, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The WA State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office will offer application interviews for food, cash and medical assistance; drug and alcohol treatment services; yearly reviews.

Medicare and New Health Care Law Event: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., March 21, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Lunch provided. Free. Sponsors: Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), AARP Foundation. Pre-registration required: 1-877-926-8300,

Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m., March 21, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications, emergency preparedness.

Friday | 22

French Film: “Quai des Orfèvres,” 7:30 p.m., March 22, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. When a wealthy businessman is found murdered, police inspector Antoine finds that an ambitious singer, her jealous husband, and her obsessive photographer friend all have motives. In French with English subtitles. Free.

Saturday | 23

Prenatal Yoga Workshop: 1:30-3:30 p.m., March 23, Yogabliss, 7803 S.E. 27th St. Well-being for pregnancy. Any trimester, any level of yoga experience. Ease pregnancy symptoms, prepare for labor, meet moms-to-be. Sign up in advance. Contact: (206) 979-3008,

Tour of Architects: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., March 23-24. The Tour of Architects is coming to Seattle, Mercer Island and the Eastside. Visit architecturally significant homes and meet the architects who designed them. Tours are led by architects. More info at

Tuesday | 26

Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., March 26, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Each weekly meeting covers club activities and features a guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend.

Cascade Lodge Sons of Norway Potluck, Program & Business Meeting: 6:30 p.m., March 26, Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th Street. Gay Engelsen presents: “Trolling for Salmon and Profit in Southeast Alaska.” Contact: (425) 957-7692.

Cercle Francophone - French Conversation Evening: 7-9 p.m., March 26, Howell residence. Sponsor: Mercer Island Sister City Association. Informal French conversation evening. All levels of French welcome. For location and driving directions, contact: Beth Brennen, 232-7650; Monica Howell, 232-2983.

Wednesday | 27

Matzoh Ball Soup Class: 4-5 p.m., March 27, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Preschool through fifth grade. Join SJCC Enrichment Coordinator Katie London to learn how the soup is made. Kidstown: $5 (anyone enrolled in cooking class is free). SJCC members and guests: $8.

YTN 30th Anniversary Summerstock Auditions: March 27, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Youth actors (grades 3-12) sought for “Godspell,” “Shrek: The Musical,” “Chaos Theory.” Audition appointment required. Contact: Jessi, (206) 232-4145, ext. 100.

Thursday | 28

SJCC Chocolate Family Seder: 5-6 p.m., March 28, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. A short traditional seder; everything will be made with chocolate. For families with kids of all ages. Cost: $30/family, $10/person (guests); $20/family, $5/person (SJCC members); Kidstown families free.

SJCC Young Family Passover Seder: 6-7:30 p.m., March 28, Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Ave. N.E. A seder for families with young children (under age 6); celebrate the Passover story with food, music, crafts. Cost: $25 (guests); $12 per child (ages 2-5). Cost: $15 (SJCC members/families); $8 per child (ages 2-5). Children under age 2 are free.

Saturday | 30

Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt: 5 p.m., March 30, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street and 78th Avenue S.E. Kids, hop on over to the park with your egg hunting basket. A separate section will be reserved for ages 1-3. Please, no children over age 6, and no parents on the field.

Flashlight Egg Hunt: 8:30 p.m., March 30, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street and 78th Avenue S.E. Kids, hop on over with your egg hunting basket and flashlight. No parents on the field. Ages 7-10.

Events | Ongoing

“Little Women”: ongoing through March 24, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. YTN continues its 2012-2013 school season with the classic by author Louisa May Alcott. Tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109.

MIYFS VOICE & SVP Registration: 10 a.m., March 27, through 5 p.m., April 24, at This summer, MIYFS offers two youth volunteer programs: VOICE (high school) and SVP (middle school). Contact: Tambi Cork,, 275-7755.

“Video Animated Storytelling” Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp: 10-11:30 a.m., April 1-5, Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club PEAK, 4120 86th Ave. S.E. Ages 7-13. Pick a fantasy scene and choose from computer animated avatars to tell a story. Cost: $139 (resident); $166 (nonresident).

“Green Screen Video Mania” Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp: 12:30-4 p.m., April 1-5, Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club PEAK, 4120 86th Ave. S.E. Ages 9-14. Bring home a DVD of the video you produce. Cost: $184 (resident)/$220 (nonresident).

Parks & Recreation Senior Golf Program: Mondays, April 1-Oct. 28. Nine hole, 18 hole options, local golfing courses. Transportation available ($5), green fees on your own. Fee plus tax: $24 (resident); $28 (nonresident). Contact: Katie, (206) 275-7862.

Events | Upcoming

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., April 3, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Ed Holmes, Mercer Island Chief of Police.

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce April Membership Luncheon: 12-1:15 p.m., April 4, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Informal networking: 11:45 a.m. Speaker: Earl Bell, author of “Winning in Baseball,” MI resident, business consultant and Little League baseball coach. RSVP:, (206) 232-3404. Deadline: April 2. Cost: $15 (members), $20 (non-members).

MIVAL 3rd Annual Treasures in Miniature Art Show and Artists Reception: 5:30 p.m., April 4, MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Exhibit open: April 4-27. Paintings are less than 8 inches; 3-D art is less than 6 inches.

Clothed Model Paintings Exhibition: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., April 6, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Winter Session Clothed Model Class’s first exhibition. Refreshments served; meet facilitator McAlister Merchant and artists. Spring class: Fridays, April 5-June 21. (206) 275-7609,


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 10 a.m., March 23. Get started with KCLS eBooks.

One-on-One Computer Assistance: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., March 23. Do you need extra help on the computer? A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Please register.

Saturday Film Series - A Place at the Table: “Kings of Pastry”: 1 p.m., March 23. Film historian Lance Rhoades leads lecture and Q&A. Discuss cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. Nonperishable food donations accepted for local food banks.

Children & Families

Wombat Stew Puppet Show: 7 p.m., March 25. Performed by Melody and Charlie Williams. A gooey, yummy, zany, funny puppet show with songs/stories, based on Marcia Vaughan’s popular books.


Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., March 26. Teens, voice your opinions on the programs and services the library offers you.

Study Zone: 4 p.m., Tuesdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Zone: Study and Games, Mondays–Thursdays, after school. Hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat.


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