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Community calendar | Cajun band this Sunday at MI farmers market
Add some spice to your Sunday with the Folichon Cajun Band at this Sunday’s farmers market from noon to 2 p.m. From 10:30 to 11 a.m., there will be special acoustic music by Caspar Baby Pants with Chris Ballew. Learn more online at www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Sunday | 21
Folichon (Cajun) at Mercer Island Farmers Market: 12-2 p.m., July 21, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd Street. Authentic Cajun music with Folichon Cajun Band. Caspar Baby Pants, with Chris Ballew (Presidents of the United States of America), will perform acoustic music for kids and parents from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Enjoy music, foods, produce. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Tuesday | 23
Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m., July 23, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Weekly meeting covers club activities and features a guest speaker. The general public is welcome.
Friday | 26
Martial Arts Overnight For Kids: July 26-27, Mercer Island Martial Arts, 2630 77th Ave. S.E. #106-108. Learn martial arts, play games, watch movies, glow-in-the-dark weapons. Bring a uniform, MIMA T-shirt (new students or non-students may purchase one), water bottle, pajamas, sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight. Staff: Master Strongheart, Master Wells, Instructor Vicek, Ji Do Merly. Cost: $75. www.mercerislandmartialarts.com.
Saturday | 27
Free Electronics Recycling Event by 1 Green Planet: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., July 27, Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. Bring your old computers, printers, scanners, appliances, televisions, stereos, bicycles, barbecues, lawn mowers and anything else metal and electronic. Benefits local charities, homeless, shelters and food banks, including Seattle Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Sunday | 28
Zach Lombardo Trio at Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., July 28, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd Street. Washington-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. Features music, kids’ hands-on activities, master gardeners and more for the whole family. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Events | Ongoing
“The Tempest” - Free Shakespeare: 7-9 p.m., July 18-20; Aug. 4, 8, 10-11, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. During the summer, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor productions of classical plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. www.seattleshakespeare.org.
“Henry V” - Free Shakespeare: 7-9 p.m., July 21, 25-27; Aug. 1-3, 9; 2 p.m., Aug. 11, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Seattle Shakespeare Company’s free summer outdoor series in local parks. www.seattleshakespeare.org.
Mercer Island Covenant Church Vacation Bible Camp: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 22-26, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. All kids ages 4-11 are invited to join the fun. Activities to choose from include basketball, soccer, drama, crafts. Also included are Bible stories, songs, snacks. Register online at www.micc.org under “Give/Registrations.” Cost: $55 per camper.
Chinese Songs & Stories: 4-4:45 p.m., Mondays, through Aug. 26, Shorewood Heights Community Center, 9011 West Shorewood Drive. www.singanddraw.com.
Events | Upcoming
TEDx Talk: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 27, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Topic: “Implementing Technological Advances Into Our Schools.” TED Talks are devoted to spreading positive ideas from the most creative members of our society. Theme: “Evolving Education.” Features two videos, discussion and appetizers. www.facebook.com/TEDxMercerIslandLibrary, www.ted.com.
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
Opera Preview - “Ring” by Richard Wagner: “Gotterdammerung,” 7 p.m., July 23. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. “The Ring of the Nibelungen” was first performed at Bayreuth in 1876.
Computer Class - Microsoft Word Level 2: 10 a.m., July 26. Registration required.
Computer Class - Microsoft PowerPoint: 1 p.m., Aug. 7. Registration required.
Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 1 p.m., Aug. 11. Come in and learn about KCLS eBooks.
Computer Class - Email Level 1: 7 p.m., Aug. 22. 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.
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.
Reading Buddies: 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays. Help your child practice reading while making a new friend. Ages 5-8 are invited. 20-minute reading session with a local teen.
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.
Dig Into Magic Show: 2 p.m., Aug. 6. Presented by Jeff Evans. Ages 5 and older with adult. Discover secrets of the deep in this subterranean summer reading spectacular. Learn about mining for precious metals, facts about aquifers of drinking water and the world’s deepest super cave while seeing some amazing magical stunts.
The Gustafer Yellowgold Show: 2 p.m., Aug. 15. Presented by Apple Eye Productions. Ages 3 and older with adult. Go on a multimedia adventure with live music and illustrations.
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.
Teen Movie Night: 5 p.m., Aug. 14. Contact the library for movie title. Rated PG-13; 169 minutes, not including the break.
“Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Reading Program: Visit www.kcls.org/teens/summer or ask at library for details.