Mercer Island Reporter


Community calendar | Library renovation meeting is June 13

June 10, 2013 · 3:49 PM

Plans to renovate the library building will be discussed during a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Mercer Island Library. No preliminary plans are available. For more information, call 232-8736 or go to www.kcls.org/bond.

Wednesday | 12

Senior Lunch & Conversation: 12-1 p.m., June 12, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Reservations due by 4 p.m. on the day before. Call (206) 275-7895, prompt #2. Transportation available. Lunch fee: $5 plus tax.

Thursday | 13

Mercer Gallery Early Summer Show Artists’ Reception: 6:30-8 p.m., June 13, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Show open through July 19. Artists: Patricia Tamburini, Beni Chen O’Donnell, Ed McCarthy, Anna Macrae.

Mercer Island Library Renovation Public Meeting: 6:30-8 p.m., June 13, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Review and offer input about the design for a renovated library as presented by the architectural team Miller-Hull Partnership.

“Excerpts From Cinderella”: 7 p.m., June 13, Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. Members of Island Youth Ballet and Children’s Dance Conservatory perform. General admission: $20. www.ChildrensDance.org.

2nd Annual “Live vs. Recorded” Event: 7:30-9:30 p.m., June 13, Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way. Presented by Pacific Northwest Audio Society, featuring Seattle Opera soprano Kimberly Giordano and violin soloist Marie Rossano. Open to the public. Food, drinks provided. www.audiosociety.org.

Friday | 14

Child Car Seat Check-up: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 14, Renton Public Health Center, 3001 N.E. 4th St. Free. Bring your car, car seat and child, and learn how to properly install your car seat.

Saturday | 15

Free Recycling & Shredding Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 15, Windermere Real Estate, 2737 77th Ave. S.E. Presented by Mercer Island Youth & Family Services and local nonprofit Green Planet. For more, go to www.mercerislandpulse.com/freerecycling or contact (206) 232-0446. Free, secure shredding of old documents will also be available.

Sunday | 16

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 16, 7700 S.E. 32nd Street. Washington grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. Features weekly children’s table, music and master gardeners. Free parking. www.mifarmersmarket.org.

Monday | 17

Islander Hoop Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 17, MIHS and IMS. Basketball hoopsters (grades 1-12), join MIHS boys varsity coach Gavin Cree and his staff for basketball camp. Participants will work on skills, drills and fundamentals. Cost: $140. Register at: www.mibasketball.org.

Tuesday | 18

Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m., June 18, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Weekly meeting covers club activities and features a guest speaker. The general public is welcome.

Meeting of the Strivers: 1:45-3:45 p.m., June 18, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. A talk by Dr. Jim deMaine, retired pulmonary and critical care physician. Topic: end-of-life issues. Free, open to public.

Wednesday | 19

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED: 7-9 p.m., June 19, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. This is not a health care provider class. Call 206-275-7607, Monday through Friday, to reserve a space. Cost: $20 (check or cash). www.mercergov.org.

Saturday | 22

Mercer Island Radio Operators Amateur Radio Field Day Event: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., June 22, Rotary Park, 4320 88th Ave. S.E. Radio amateurs set up Ham radio operations at an outdoor location without commercial power. Visitors are invited to come and learn about amateur radio. Sponsor: American Radio Relay League (ARRL). www.arrl.org/field-day.

Events | Ongoing

Pilates Mat Classes: 6 p.m., Mondays, June 17-24; 10 a.m., Wednesdays, June 12-26, 5 Elements Fitness & Pilates, 7785 Sunset Highway #126. Free classes during the month of June, open to new and existing clients. Register at: www.5-elementsfitness.com.

Events | Upcoming

Pie & Dessert Baking Contest: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 23, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street and 77th Avenue S.E. Mercer Island Youth & Family Services (YFS) Advisory Board will host the second annual baking contest during the Mercer Island Farmers Market. Pies or desserts must be homemade, and include seasonal fruits. Rules are at www.mercergov.org.

Cours de Cuisine à Thonon: Register by July 15 to travel with the Mercer Island Sister City Association to our sister city, Thonon-les-Bains, France, Oct. 11-20. The trip will focus on cooking classes for adults at Thonon’s famous Lycee École Hôtelière Savoie-Léman. www.mercerislandsistercity.org.


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537


Computer Class - One-on-One Assistance: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., June 14. A KCLS volunteer instructor will provide one-on-one assistance. Registration required.

Drop-In to Learn About eBooks: 1 p.m., June 16. Get started with KCLS eBooks.

Computer Class - Microsoft Word Level 1: 7 p.m., June 19. Registration required.

Mercer Island Friends of the Library Hardback Bargain Sale: June 20-23. During library open hours. Get great bargains on books while supporting the library.

A Place at the Table - Meet Author Rick Browne: 7 p.m., June 20. Join Rick Browne, host of the PBS television show, “Barbeque America,” and author of four books. Demonstration, tasting included. Nonperishable food donations accepted for local King County food banks. www.kcls.org/cooks.

Opera Preview - “Ring” by Richard Wagner: 7 p.m., Tuesdays. “Das Rheingold,” June 25; “Die Walkure,” July 9; “Siegfried,” July 16; “Gotterdammerung,” July 23. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. “The Ring of the Nibelungen” was first performed at Bayreuth in 1876.


Big Dig Concert: 10:30 a.m., June 18. Presented by Eric Ode. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Award-winning songwriter and author; high-participation music and poetry program.

Thumbelina Puppet Show: 2 p.m., June 25. Presented by Oregon Shadow Theatre. Ages 4 and older with adult. Enjoy a shadow puppet show with live music. Performance is held in a dark room; not appropriate for very young children.

Miss Margaret’s Bon Voyage: 2-4 p.m., June 30. Come wish farewell to longtime Mercer Island children’s librarian Margaret Martin as she pursues new adventures in Cambodia. Drop by to say goodbye and enjoy cake, refreshments and a musical performance with Nancy Stewart.


Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., June 18. Teens, voice your opinions on the programs and services that the library offers.







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