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Community calendar | ‘Shrek’ at Youth Theatre Northwest through Aug. 24
The latest Youth Theatre Northwest production, ‘Shrek,’ will continue this week through Aug. 24. Performances run Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (206) 232-1445 ext. 109 or by visiting www.youththeatre.org.
Thursday | 15
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+.
Music in the Park Concert Series: Nowhere Men - Beatles Tribute, 7 p.m., Aug. 15, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd St. Bring a picnic dinner and chair.
Friday | 16
Parks & Recreation Funtastic Friday: Rock ‘n’ Roll at Mercerdale Park, 1 p.m., Aug. 16, 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 | 17
Luther Burbank Park Restoration: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 17, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers will join Mercer Island parks for an ecological restoration event. Remove various invasive species such as blackberry, ivy, holly, and more to ensure the survival of the native vegetation.
Sunday | 18
Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 18, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd St. Music: Strange Nails, a mix of funk rock with a jazzy flair. Features kids’ hands-on activities, master gardeners and more. www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Tuesday | 20
Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Aug. 20, 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.
Thursday | 22
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.” Features refreshments and beverages; a video presentation, “The Un-History of Mercer Island”; question and answer exchange; and a raffle.
Sunday | 25
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.
Tuesday | 27
Mercer Island School District Listening Session: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 27, Islander Middle School multi-purpose room. Learn about the middle school expansion plan.
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.
Wednesday | 28
Mercer Island School District Listening Session: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 28, North Campus Gym. Learn about elementary school No. 4 and the high school expansion.
Events | Ongoing
2014 Mudville Pinnacle Tryouts: Aug. 17-19, Island Crest Park North. 18U and 16U/15U Tryouts. Register at www.mudvillebaseball.org.
“Shrek: The Musical” Opening Night Gala: ongoing through Aug. 24, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Tickets available at www.youththeatre.org or (206) 232-1445, ext. 109.
Chinese Songs & Stories: 4-4:45 p.m., Mondays, through Aug. 26, Shorewood Heights Community Center, 9011 West Shorewood Drive. www.singanddraw.com.
4400 88th Ave. S.E.
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.
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 library for movie title; 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.