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Camp Burbank community campout is Saturday, Aug. 10 | Community calendar
On Saturday, Aug. 10, Islanders are encouraged to get away, while staying close to home, with the annual Community Campout in Luther Burbank Park. Just bring a tent, sleeping bags, and come prepared for activities such as fishing, swimming, volleyball and more.
A campsite, dinner on Saturday night, Sunday morning breakfast, s’mores and snacks are provided. Reservations are required. Call (206) 275-7609 to learn more or make a reservation.
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.
Thursday | 8
“Shrek: The Musical” Opening Night Gala: 2 p.m., Aug. 8, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Performances are Aug. 8-24. Tickets available at www.youththeatre.org or (206) 232-1445, ext. 109.
Music in the Park Concert Series: Swamp Soul (Cajun/Zydeco), 7 p.m., Aug. 8, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd St. Bring a picnic dinner and chair.
Friday | 9
Parks & Recreation Funtastic Friday: ‘Alien Invasion,’ 1 p.m., Homestead Park, S.E. 40th Street and 80th Avenue S.E. Join the Parks & Recreation Fun Mobile crew at Funtastic Fridays in August. The crew will be at various parks with a different theme, new games, crafts or other activities every week.
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. Features kids’ hands-on activities, master gardeners and more. www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Tuesday | 13
Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Aug. 13, 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.
Events | Ongoing
“The Tempest” - Free Shakespeare: 7-9 p.m., Aug. 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., Aug. 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.
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 barbecue lunch for $5. Transportation available. Reservations required for lunch. Call 275-7609 to reserve your spot and request a ride. For ages 65+.
10th Annual Island Books Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 22, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Presented by the Senior Foundation of Mercer Island. Theme: “Sneak Preview,” featuring the soon-to-be published book by Jane Meyer-Brahm, “Mercer Island History: from Haunted Wilderness to Coveted Community.”
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
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.
The Gustafer Yellowgold Show: 2 p.m., Aug. 15. Presented by Apple Eye Productions. Ages 3 and older with adult. Multimedia adventure with live music and illustrations.
Teen Movie Night: 5 p.m., Aug. 14. Contact library for movie title; PG-13.