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Banner Bank's annual Community Appreciation Day Aug. 6 | Community Calendar

Thursday | Aug. 1

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m., Aug. 1, Mercer Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Free. Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of the disease, share their feelings and find emotional support, as well as exchange information and educate themselves about Alzheimer’s disease.

Monday | 5

Free Chinese Class for the Family: 4-4:45 p.m., Aug. 5, Shorewood Heights Community Club, 9011 West Shorewood Drive. Oral Chinese class for kids and families - free. Class is every Monday. Space limited. freechineseforkids@gmail.com.

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

Banner Bank Mercer Island Branch Annual Community Appreciation Day: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 6, Mercer Island Branch, 2918 78th Ave. S.E. Free hotdogs, chips and pop. (206) 232-2804.

Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Aug. 6, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Weekly meeting covers club activities and features a guest speaker. The general public is welcome.

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 jennifer.franklin@mercergov.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.

Saturday | 10

Community Emergency Response Team Class: Emergency Well operation training, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 10, Rotary Park, 8800 S.E. 44th St.

Investors & Options Open House of Classes: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 10, U.S. Bank Building, 2755 77th Ave. S.E. Free. This is an open house about the classes that Investors & Options Trading Institute offers on Mercer Island for the fall, ranging from basic investing to options trading.

Camp Burbank Community Campout: Aug. 10, Luther Burbank Park Meadow, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. “Get-away-from-it-all” and still be close to home. Parks & Recreation provides cooking, cleaning and fun activities. Bring your tent, personal items, sleeping bags. Activities include fishing, beach play, swimming, volleyball and more. Campsite, Saturday night dinner, s’mores, snacks, drinks and Sunday breakfast provided. Reservations required: call (206) 275-7609 to register (course #13998).

Sunday | 11

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 11, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd St. Music: Summer Januaries, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., a musical duo comprised of guitarist/vocalist Sean Michael Robinson, and fiddler/vocalist Rachel Erin Sage. They fiddle tunes into densely harmonized arrangements of their favorite songs, and these inventive arrangements define their sound. Washington grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. Kids’ hands-on activities, master gardeners and more for whole family. www.mifarmersmarket.org.

Events | Ongoing

“Henry V” - Free Shakespeare: 7-9 p.m., 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

National Senior Citizen’s Day Celebration: 12-1:30 p.m., Aug. 15, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Features free activities, and a barbecue lunch for $5. Transportation available. Reservations required for lunch.  Call 275-7609 to reserve your spot and request a ride. For ages 65+.

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.

Library

4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

www.kcls.org/MercerIsland

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.

Children

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.

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