This week’s events – February 12 – 18

February 11, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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Here’s our weekly round-up of events from February 12 – 18 on Mercer Island:

Story Times at the Library
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Join the Mercer Island Children’s Librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun in these programs designed especially for you and your young child.

Tuesday, February 12
Young Toddlers (12 – 24 months) – 10:30 – 11 am
Toddlers (2 – 3 years) – 11:30 am – Noon

Wednesday, February 13
Play & Learn (ages 5 and younger) – 10:30 am – Noon

Thursday, February 14
Infants (0 – 12 months) – 10:30 – 11 am
Preschoolers (3 – 6 years) – 1 – 1:30 pm

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Mercer Island Art Guide
Monday – Sunday, February 11 – 17
Stop by and check out the art currently on display at the art galleries around Mercer Island!

Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts
7605 SE 27th St, Suite 105
“Powerful Perspective” – a celebration of our 2018 artists
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Suzanne Zahr / SZ Gallery
2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160
“Light Revealed” – paintings by Debra Van Tuinen
“Love Birds” – paintings by Mehdi Ghanbeigy 
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MIVAL Gallery
Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave SE
“Whatever Your Heart Desires” – group show by local artists
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Mercer Island Community & Event Center Gallery
8236 SE 24th Street
Works of art by Northwest Artists in Action Guild
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House of Posie Pop Up at Island Treats
Tuesday, February 12 – Thursday, February 14, 10 am – 6 pm
Island Treats, 7605 SE 27th Street, #106

House of Posie & Island Treats are partnering up to provide you with locally made sweets & flowers for Valentine’s Day!  Stop by and pick up a special gift for your Valentine!

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Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, February 12, 7 – 8:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Talk about books and topics of the day. Express your opinion. Plan events for the community and focus on issues that are important to you. Light snacks provided. You can also earn volunteer credit.

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Play Around with Circuits!
Wednesday, February 13, 3 – 5 pm
Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, 4120 86th Ave SE

Stop by the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club to create circuits and explore electronics. Play around or work on a project. Bring a friend and work in pairs! Squishy Circuits, Little Bits, and Snap Circuits kits provided.

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Tabletop Thursdays
Thursday, February 14, 4 – 7 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St

Drop by for an afternoon of board games, video games, playing pool or ping-pong, and hanging out. There’s a huge selection of games, and the staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly, and more. Free for ages 7 – 14.

For more information, call MICEC at 206-275-7909 or email at [email protected]

Live Music with Chris Stevens and Jack Cook
Friday, February 15, 6 – 8 pm
Barrels Wine Bar, 7605 SE 27th Street 

Stop in for a glass of wine and enjoy live music featuring Chris Stevens and Jack Cook.

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Restoration Event
Saturday, February 16, 10 am – 1 pm
Homestead Park playground, 8100 SE 40th Street

Join our partners at Earth Corps and Mountains to Sound Greenway to shower our forested parks and open spaces with love! We will be doing lots of winter planting and some invasive plant removal. Dress for the weather and get ready to have fun in the park!

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Explore the Rhineland-Palatinate
Saturday, February 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

The wine-making area of the Rheinland-Pfalz, or Rhineland-Palatinate, in southwest Germany is rich in history, museums, local festivals, and wine tours. This presentation offers an overview of some of the most intriguing aspects of the region for travelers, genealogists, and those who enjoy learning more about other cultures, places, and times. Presented by local author, genealogist and historian, Claire Gebben.

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Drop In to Learn about eBooks
Saturday, February 16, 2 -3 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

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Wine Tasting with Lawrelin, Maloney, and Radix
Sunday, February 17, 1 – 4 pm
Barrels Wine Bar, 7605 SE 27th Street 

Come in for a wine tasting in Eastern Washington without leaving the Island. We welcome three outstanding wine producers – Lawrelin, Maloney, and Radix.  Some of you have had these wines and know how special they are.  These wines are made in small quantities, often with less than two hundred cases!  Their wines will be available for tasting and sale.  Expect to see some new releases!

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91st Annual Academy Awards
Sunday, February 17, 2 – 3:30 pm
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

We all love a good party, especially the Oscars! In anticipation of the Academy Awards airing on February 24th, film historian Lance Rhoades will share the highlights and controversies from previous ceremonies and discuss the current nominees. He will even offer his own Oscars predictions!

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Dinner at Our House
Sunday, February 17, 5 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way

Whisk, simmer, flip, bake, and blend as we cook a Sunday dinner in the SJCC kitchen for homeless teens. A great family activity to help make a difference for homeless teens. Dinners are delivered to YouthCare, a Seattle organization working to get homeless teens off the streets and prepared for life.

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School’s Out Camp: Camp Kef
Monday, February 18 – Friday, February 22, 9 am – 4 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way 

Kef means fun in Hebrew and just like J Camp in the summer we will have active group games, do creative art projects, celebrate with song and swim. This week we’ll travel to Cougar Mountain Zoo and get a visit from the Reptile Man. For kids in Kindergarten – 5th Grade. Cost is $64 members/$72 guests (daily rate).

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