This Week on Mercer Island

In the swim

Get ready for summer at the Mercer Island pool by taking five lessons for the price of four for only $38 during Spring Break (March 30-April 3). Call Mary Wayte Pool at (206) 296-4370 for details.

Paws on parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Paw Promenade is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, along the I-90 Trail to the off-leash dog park at Luther Burbank Park. Meet at City Hall and follow the paved trail (a flat, easy walk suitable for families and people of all abilities) from City Hall to the Luther Burbank off-leash dog park, where there will be pet-related vendors, raffles, demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Plan to walk rain or shine. Prizes will be awarded to the “most spirited” dog, so don’t forget to wear green. Free. Call (206) 275-7791.

Help needed

Volunteers are needed to help pack and mail the new 2009 Children's Hospital Guild Mercer Island Directory at 9:30 a.m., March 20, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Free directory for volunteers. Karin Pangborn: 232-7046.

Theatre on the roof

“Fiddler on the Roof” performances run through March 22 at Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Performance times are 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m., Saturday, Sunday. For tickets, call 232-4145 ext. 109, or go to

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