Community calendar | Piano quartet brings classical Russian music to Mercer Island

The community is invited to bring a picnic lunch to the Russian Chamber Music Piano Quartet in Residence Family Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater, located at 2040 84th Ave. S.E.

The concert will feature pieces by Borodin, Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, performed by artistic director/pianist Natalya Ageyeva with Brittany Boulding, Mara Gearman, Kevin Krentz and Artur Girsky — presented by the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle and the Mercer Island Arts Council.

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.”

Music in the Park Concert Series: KoKo Jo, 7 p.m., Aug. 22, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd St. Popular classic and country music. Bring a picnic dinner and chair.

Friday | 23

Parks & Recreation Funtastic Friday: “Wipeout,” 1 p.m., Aug. 23, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Join the Parks & Recreation Fun Mobile crew for the last Funtastic Friday in August.

Saturday | 24

Volleyball 4 Cause: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 24, Park on the Lid. Benefits Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County, partnering with SideOut Seattle Volleyball Association. Contact:

Sunday | 25

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 25, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd St. Music: Bass Jazz Trois, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Local Mercer Island group will entertain and perform. Washington grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. Features kids’ hands-on activities and master gardeners.

Tuesday | 27

TEDx Talk: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 27, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Hear MISD School Board Member Brian Emanuels and watch Salman Khan’s TEDx video address the explosive potential of technology into the existing education system. Community discussion follows with appetizers and drinks. Free and open to all; please RSVP as seating is limited. RSVP to: Ben Elliott,

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.

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

“Shrek: The Musical”: ongoing through Aug. 24, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Tickets available at 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.

Events | Upcoming

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Sept. 4, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Probus member, Werner Glass, will describe his adventurous years, “Growing Up In Shanghai: 1933-1947.” The public is welcome.

MIVAL General Meeting: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Socializing starts at 11:30 a.m. Followed by general meeting and demonstration by Kathy Collins, a watercolorist:


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

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.

Summer Reading Program: Get reading, earn prizes and enjoy fun programs. Ask at the library for details.


“Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Reading Program: Visit or ask at library for details.


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