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Community calendar | Mostly Music in the Park begins Thursday, July 25
The first Mostly Music in the Park show of the summer will take place on Thursday, July 25, at Mercerdale Park. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and features the Portage Bay Band playing swing hits.
Thursday | 25
Emergency Volunteer Lead Quarterly Meeting: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., July 25, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Quarterly meeting held on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings consist of team leads from committees, but all interested emergency volunteers are welcome to attend.
Rock and Roll Science Show: 2 p.m., July 25, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Features the Pacific Science Center on Wheels. The show will look at the underground geological forces in the Northwest.
Mercer Gallery Artists’ Reception: 6:30-8 p.m., July 25, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. Oil paintings by Louise Britton, photography by Greta Nehrenberg, mixed media by Sandi Bransford, acrylic paintings by Lisa Snow Lady.
Mostly Music in the Park Series Opening Night: 7-8:30 p.m., July 25, Mercerdale Park. The Mercer Island Arts Council’s annual summer concert series features various bands and artists from around the region and a variety of music styles. Concerts will be held only on Thursdays (Sunday concerts have been eliminated due to lack of funding).
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. Benefits local charities, homeless shelters and food banks, including Seattle Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Sunday | 28
Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., July 28, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd Street. Music: Zach Lombardo Trio, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 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. www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Monday | Aug. 5
Mercer Island CERT Search & Rescue: 7-8 p.m., Aug. 5, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Join the CERT search & rescue volunteers for team training. Training topic: Water/marine/near shore SAR. https://sites.google.com/site/mercerislandcertsar/home.
Tuesday | 6
National Night Out: 6-9 p.m., Aug. 6, Mercer Island community event. Residents in Island neighborhoods are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and fire, city officials and city staff. To register your neighborhood for National Night Out, contact Officer Franklin at (206) 275-7905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be placed on the registration list.
Wednesday | 7
Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Aug. 7, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. David Sowers, WSDOT Engineering Manager of SR-99 tunnel project that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, will discuss project history and current status. The public is welcome.
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Reading Program: Get reading, earn prizes and enjoy fun programs. Ask at the library for details.
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.
Events | Ongoing
“Henry V” - Free Shakespeare: 7-9 p.m., July 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.
“The Tempest” - Free Shakespeare: 7-9 p.m., 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.
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
Russian Chamber Music Piano Quartet in Residence Family Concert: 3 p.m., Aug. 25, Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Presented by Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle and the Mercer Island Arts Council. Features pieces by Borodin, Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, performed by artistic director/pianist Natalya Ageyeva with Brittany Boulding, Mara Gearman, Kevin Krentz, Artur Girsky. Bring a picnic. www.russianchambermusic.org.
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.