Community calendar | Dueling pianos at SJCC event on May 19

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will host a “Jewish Dueling Pianos Revue” on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will feature music performed by Cantor David Serkin-Poole and Peter Pundy, the music director, on two pianos.

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will host a “Jewish Dueling Pianos Revue” on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will feature music performed by Cantor David Serkin-Poole and Peter Pundy, the music director, on two pianos. Learn more at

Thursday | 16

“It’s Your Money, Make It Work” Open House: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., May 16, S.R. Schill & Associates, 2448 76th Ave. S.E. Suite 107. Meet Bob Toomey, vice president. S.R. Schill staff will be available to answer questions about investing and financial planning. Refreshments served.

Aging on the Rock Forum: 6:30-8 p.m., May 16, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Presented by representatives from the Mercer Island Senior Advisory Board and the Mercer Island Senior Foundation. A survey of seniors was taken for comment on Mercer Island living. Hear the survey results. Everyone welcome. Snacks, beverages served. Contact: Patti Murphy, (206) 232-4597.

Friday | 17

“The Neverending Story” Opening Night Gala: 7 p.m., May 17, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. The gala includes an intermission dessert buffet. Final play of current school season; May 17-June 2. For ages 8 and up.

Saturday | 18

Eastside Symphony Concert: 7:30 p.m., May 18, Redmond Performing Arts Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St., Redmond. Last concert of season. Features Islander Natalya Ageyeva on piano.

Sunday | 19

College Prep Seminar: 1:30-3:30 p.m., May 19, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Eastside Education offers a presentation about college preparation and admissions. Guest speakers: Eastside high school seniors will talk about their school and college prep experience. Limited space; reservations required. RSVP to

Prenatal Yoga Workshop: 1:30-3:30 p.m., May 19, Yogabliss, 7803 S.E. 27th Street, #174. Open to all moms-to-be at any trimester. Learn ways to ease pregnancy-related symptoms, get ready for labor and meet other moms. No yoga experience necessary; all levels welcome.

“A Jewish Dueling Piano Revue” – SJCC Jewish Touch Lecture Series: 4 p.m., May 19, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Musical entertainment featuring Jewish greatest hits and popular music. Performers are Cantor David Serkin-Poole and Music Director Peter Pundy at the two pianos, with Chava Mirel as guest performer and Rabbi Bob Maslan as commentator.

Mercer Island Farmers Market For The Love of Food Benefit Dinner: 6-9 p.m., May 19, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Eat, shop and learn about 2013 MIFM season, which opens June 9. Online registration:

Monday | 20

Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m., May 20, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Scott Greenberg, director of Mercer Island Development Services, to discuss his perspective on how Island city planning has changed since the 1980s, when he was the principal planner.

Tuesday | 21

Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m., May 21, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Weekly meeting covers club activities and features a guest speaker. General public welcome.

Events | Upcoming

Cercle Francophone – French Conversation Evening: 7-9 p.m., May 28, residence of Monica Howell. Sponsor: Mercer Island Sister City Association. The only “rule” is to speak French. All levels welcome. For address and driving directions, contact: Beth Brennen, 232-7650; Monica Howell, 232-2983.

Z-Ultimate Self-Defense Anniversary Weekend: May 31-June 1, Z-Ultimate Self-Defense, 7858 S.E. 28th St. The studio is offering a weekend full of martial arts activities for all ages and abilities, in addition to specials for new students who would like to try it over the summer.

Mercer Island Library Renovation Public Meeting: 6:30-8 p.m., June 13, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Review and offer input about the design for a renovated library as presented by the architectural team Miller-Hull Partnership. For more information, contact Dri Ralph: (425) 369-3487.

MIHS Class of 1993 20-Year Reunion: Aug. 16-17. RSVP, payment due: May 15. Contact: Becca (Culver) Bishop,


4400 88th Ave. S.E.

(206) 236-3537

Computer Class – One-on-One Assistance: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., May 18, June 14. A KCLS volunteer instructor will provide one-on-one assistance. Registration required.

Drop-In to Learn About eBooks: 1 p.m., May 19, June 16. Get started with KCLS eBooks.

Parenting Teens – Internet Safety and Cyberbullying: 7 p.m., May 21. Join Seattle Police Department’s Stefanie Thomas to learn about the reality of teens as targets online. Learn how to recognize and prevent cyberbullying and how to monitor your teen’s social networking behavior.

Discover Your Family History – An Introduction to Genealogy: 2 p.m., June 9. Claudia Breland, a professional genealogist with over 35 years of experience, will walk you through the early steps of tracing your family history. For beginners. Registration required.

Computer Class – Microsoft Word Level 1: 7 p.m., June 19. Registration required.

Mercer Island Friends of the Library Hardback Bargain Sale: June 20-23. During library open hours. Get great bargains on books while supporting the library.

A Place at the Table – Meet Author Rick Browne: 7 p.m., June 20. Join Rick Browne, host of the PBS television show, “Barbeque America.” He is the author of four books. Demonstration, tasting included. Nonperishable food donations accepted for local King County food banks.


Young Toddler Story Times: 10 a.m., May 15. Ages 12-24 months with caregiver.

Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., May 15. Ages 2-3.

Musical Fun with Alleyoop: 7 p.m., May 16. Ages 3 and older with adult. Join storyteller and musician Al Hirsch for stories, music, activities and fun.

Big Dig Concert: 10:30 a.m., June 18. Presented by Eric Ode. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Award-winning songwriter and author; high-participation music and poetry program.


SAT Practice Test: 1 p.m., May 18. Practice for the May SAT. Receive the test back with answers the same day. Presented by Kaplan Pre-College Test Prep. Get tips and your scores back at 6:30 p.m., May 23, at library. Please register.

Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., May 28. Teens, help plan programs in the library and in the community.

Study Zone: 4 p.m., Tuesdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.