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Community calendar | Hennie McPennie hosts bake sale to benefit hungry kids
A 'No Kid Hungry Bake Sale' will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at Hennie McPennie Shoes, located at 3043 78th Ave. S.E. Join Hennie McPennie Shoes in helping end childhood hunger in America. The sale will feature cupcakes, cookies, muffins, breads, and perhaps even cakes and pies. All proceeds will be donated to nokidshungry.org, a national organization.
Sunday | 30
Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 30, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd Street. Washington grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. A summer of music, kids’ hands-on activities, master gardeners. www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Monday | July 1
Islander Hoop Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 1, MIHS and IMS. Basketball hoopsters (grades 1-12), join MIHS boys varsity coach Gavin Cree and his staff for morning and afternoon sessions. Participants will work on skills, drills and fundamentals in a fun environment. Registration is open and spots are filling up. Cost: $140. Register at: www.mibasketball.org.
Tuesday | 2
Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m., July 2, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Weekly meeting covers club activities and features a guest speaker. The general public is welcome.
Wednesday | 3
Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., July 3, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Dr. James P. AuBuchon, Puget Sound Blood Center president and CEO. Public is welcome.
Saturday | 13
Summer Celebration Mercer Mile Fun Run: 9:30-9:45 a.m., July 13, Mercerdale Park. A one-mile dash at Summer Celebration. Register at www.myparksandrecreation.com #14021.
Summer Celebration Sunset Fireworks Cruise Aboard Argosy Ship ‘Celebrations’: 7-11 p.m., July 13. Appetizers, desserts, no-host bar and chance to win a raffle basket. For tickets ($60/person) or more information, call the MI Chamber Office at 232-3404 or view online: www.mercerislandsistercity.org.
Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) at Summer Celebration: July 13-14. Look for a large and small tent exhibiting artwork. MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E., will host its Summer Celebration artists throughout July. Artist Reception: 5-8 p.m., July 11, with raffle. Enter raffle at the Gallery or Summer Celebration tents. www.mival.org.
Events | Upcoming
MIPC Vacation Bible School 2013: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., July 8-12, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. ‘Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.’ Scholarships available with advance registration. Experience God’s love at VBS. Adventures include interactive Bible fun, great music, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, global games and more. www.mipc.org.
Cours de Cuisine à Thonon: Register by July 15 to travel with the Mercer Island Sister City Association to the Island’s sister city, Thonon-les-Bains, France, Oct. 12-20. The trip focuses on cooking classes for adults at Thonon’s famous Lycee École Hôtelière Savoie-Léman. www.mercerislandsistercity.org.
Chinese Songs & Stories: 6-6:45 p.m., Wednesdays, July-August, Shorewood Heights Community Center, 9056 E. Shorewood Drive. www.singanddraw.com.
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Opera Preview - “Ring” by Richard Wagner: 7 p.m., Tuesdays. “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.
Computer Class - Microsoft Publisher: 1 p.m., July 10. Registration required.
Computer Class - One-on-One Assistance: 3, 3:30 and 4 p.m., July 10. A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Registration required.
Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 10 a.m., July 13. Come in and learn about KCLS eBooks.
Computer Class - Microsoft Word Level 2: 10 a.m., July 26. Registration required.
A Place at the Table: KCLS invites everyone to find ‘A Place at the Table.’ Toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. Nonperishable food donations accepted for local King County food banks.
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.
The Enchanted Garden Story Workshop: 10:30 a.m., July 1. Presented by Live Paint! A Theatre & Creative Arts. Ages 3 and older with adult.
Young Toddler Story Times: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, July 10-31. Ages 12-24 months with adult.
Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, July 10-31. Ages 2-3 with adult.
Reading Buddies: 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays, July 10-31. Help your child practice reading while making a new friend. Ages 5-8 are invited. 20-minute reading session with a local teen. Teen volunteers have literacy training.
Make a Meerkat Pop-Up Puppet Art Workshop: 2 p.m., July 11. Presented by Cheryl Hadley. Ages 8 and older with adult. Create a pop-up meerkat puppet. Please register.
“The Barber’s Wife, A Play”: 10:30 a.m., July 16. Presented by Last Leaf Productions. Ages 3 and older with adult. Punjabi folktale.
Rock and Roll Science Show: 2 p.m., July 25. Presented by Pacific Science Center on Wheels. Ages 7 and older with adult. Take a glimpse into the underground geological forces throughout the Northwest.
Tops and Bottoms Drama Workshop: 2 p.m., July 29. Presented by Youth Theatre Northwest. Ages 3-7 with adult. “Tops and Bottoms” is a story by Janet Stevens.
Summer Reading Program: Get reading, earn prizes and enjoy fun programs. Ask at the library for details.
Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., July 23. Teens, voice your opinions on the programs and services the library offers you.
“Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Reading Program: Visit www.kcls.org/teens/summer or ask at the library for details.