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Friday | 23
“Othello”: Shakespeare in the Park, 2 and 7 p.m., July 23-24, 29-31, Luther Burbank Park Amphitheater. Free.
“The Big Bad Wolf”: 7 p.m., July 23, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Performances of Greg Palmer’s musical comedy run through July 25. Saturday: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday matinees: 2 p.m. For age 5 and up. www.youththeatre.org.
Saturday | 24
Mountains to Sound Greenway Volunteer Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 24, Mercerdale Hillside. Half-day options available. (206) 812-0122, www.mtsgreenway.org.
Sunday | 25
Mercer Island Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., July 25, Mercerdale Park, S.E. 32nd Street. Celebrate Mercer Island’s 50th birthday at the market with food, live music and a kids activity table. www.mifarmersmarket.org.
Tuesday | 27
Kids Create Art Class: “Drawing and Painting for Children,” 9:30-11:30 a.m., July 27, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Ages 5-8. Create a book about a personal experience. Presented by MIVAL. $35. To register and for materials list, contact: Pat Taylor, (206) 236-0207, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday | 29
Kids Create Art Class: “Drawing and Painting for Children,” 9:30-11:30 a.m., July 29, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Ages 8-11. Add color and value to paint a portrait. Presented by MIVAL. $35. To register and for materials list, contact: Pat Taylor, (206) 236-0207, email@example.com.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Volunteer Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 29, Mercerdale Hillside. Half-day options available. (206) 812-0122, www.mtsgreenway.org.
Saturday | 31
Mountains to Sound Greenway Volunteer Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 31, Luther Burbank Park. Half-day options available. (206) 812-0122, www.mtsgreenway.org.
Probus Club of Mercer Island meeting: 10:30 a.m., Aug. 4, MI Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Probus member and gerontologist, Chuck Wischman, M.D. Topic: Getting the most out of your first 100 years. The public is welcome. (206) 236-2190.
Garfield High School Class of 1965 Reunion: Aug. 27-28. Contact: Doris Stephens-Hill, (206) 236-2738, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events | Ongoing
Mostly Music in the Park: opening night, 7-8:30 p.m., July 22, Mercerdale Park. Magnolia Road performs ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll. July 25: Moodswings performs jazz as an all-women band. Bring a picnic dinner to a free evening of entertainment, every Sunday and Thursday through Aug. 15.
Men’s & Coed Softball Leagues: 6-9:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, through August. Location: Homestead Park. Intermediate and advanced. Games are played once a week. Ryan Daly: (206) 275-7863. $677/team.
Master Gardener Plant/Information Clinics: 1-5 p.m., Fridays, through Aug. 27, Rite Aid, 3023 78th Ave. S.E. Bring your gardening questions to the clinic or to the MI Farmers Market clinic, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, through Oct. 17.
Groups | Ongoing
Grocery Shopping Transportation for Seniors: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Parks & Recreation offers transportation to a North-end grocery store and one errand. Call 275-7895, press 1, leave a message by 4 p.m. the day before shopping. $2.
Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery: Marcella Diamond presents two color stories at the Chamber Gallery during July, through Aug. 5. Works include acrylics, watercolors, pastels and encaustic.
Library | Ongoing
One-on-One Computer Assistance: A KCLS volunteer instructor can provide computer assistance. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Mercer Island library: (206) 236-3537. All assistance is provided using a library laptop.
Children & Families
Fire and Ice: 2 p.m., July 22. Science demonstrations presented by Mad Science. Ages 5 and up with adult.
Reading Buddies: 2-4 p.m., Mondays, through July 26. Ages 5 to 8. Read with a local teen with literacy training.
20,000 Volts Under the Sea: 10 a.m., July 27. Deep-sea rock musical includes interactive games. Presented by Brian Waite Band. Ages 3 and up with adult.
Story Time for Wonderful Ones: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, through July 28. Ages 12-24 months and caregiver.
Story Time for Terrific Twos: 11 a.m., Wednesdays, through July 28. Ages 24-36 months and caregiver.
Water Wildlife: 2 p.m., July 29. Learn about local freshwater and marine ecosystems. Presented by Nature Vision. Ages 6 and up with adult. Please register.