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Mercer Island firefighters will be using their boots on Thursday, July 24, to help local adults and children with neuromuscular diseases in the 53rd annual “Fill the Boot” drive. Firefighters will be at 40th & Island Crest Way on Mercer Island from 7 to 11 a.m. Motorists are encouraged to donate cash and checks to help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The money raised will support research, clinic services, equipment and a week-long summer camp for kids. “Fill the Boot” events throughout King County will contribute more than $150,000 to these services this year alone.

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2008 2:31pm
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‘Fill the boot’ for muscular dystrophy

Mercer Island firefighters will be using their boots on Thursday, July 24, to help local adults and children with neuromuscular diseases in the 53rd annual “Fill the Boot” drive. Firefighters will be at 40th & Island Crest Way on Mercer Island from 7 to 11 a.m. Motorists are encouraged to donate cash and checks to help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The money raised will support research, clinic services, equipment and a week-long summer camp for kids. “Fill the Boot” events throughout King County will contribute more than $150,000 to these services this year alone.

Summer music

Mostly Music in the Park continues on Thursday, July 24, with the Craicmore band (Celtic music), and Sunday, July 27, with the group How’s Bayou (Zydeco/Cajun) at 7 p.m. in Mercerdale Park. The concerts are free.

“Charlotte’s Web” drama

Youth Theatre Northwest’s popular spin on the classic children’s story “Charlotte’s Web” will be performed at 7 p.m., Fri.-Sun., Aug. 1-10; 2 p.m., Sat.-Sun.; and 2 p.m., Aug. 7, at 8805 S.E. 40th St. Tickets cost $13 ($15, opening night). 232-4145 ext. 109, www.youththeatre.org.

Shakespeare

in the Parks

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is being performed at 7 p.m., July 24-25, 27, 31, Aug. 1-3, in Luther Burbank Park. This Seattle Shakespeare Co. Wooden O Production is free. Contact: Jeff Fickes, (206) 733-8228 ext. 214, JeffF@seattleshakespeare.org.

Farmers Market meeting

The community is invited to an IslandVision Mercer Island Farmers Market meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the MI library. For information, call Callie at 232-8402.


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