This week's events – November 16 – 22

November 16, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s my weekly round-up of upcoming events for the week of November 9th – 15th on Mercer Island:

 Exterior-DaylightMercer Island Historical Society Meeting
Presentation: Original Social Media – Face-to-face
Monday, November 16, 1 pm
The Symphony House, 2740 West Mercer Way

Presented by Clay Eals, executive director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, (Log House-West Seattle). Clay is a graduate of MIHS, and University of Oregon,worked on the Portland Oregonian and other papers, before returning to Seattle area. He will show old film of Mercer Island in the 1960s and discuss history preservation today.
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Storybook Corner
Wednesday, November 18, 10:30 – 11 am
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Bring your little ones in to the charming children’s section of Island Books to enjoy popular picture books read by our staff.
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Ten Thousand Villages Sale
Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21, 9 am – 5 pm
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE

The Mercer Island Presbyterian Church will also be hosting its annual Ten Thousand Villages sale with all proceeds going back to the organization to support artisans throughout the developing world. The sale has been going over 20 years strong and generates over $20,000 each year.

Dolly poster (1)Hello Dolly! Performance
Presented by MIHS Drama Department
Performances Thursday through Saturday, November 12th – 14th & November 19th – 21st, at 7 pm
Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center, 9100 SE 42nd St

Please come join the MIHS Drama Department in our fall musical, HELLO, DOLLY!, as Dolly Levi does her best to bring love and companionship to the citizens of New York. A production filled with upbeat dance numbers and memorable songs like Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Hello, Dolly!, and It Only Takes a Moment, audience members of all ages are sure to enjoy their time watching this show.

Youth Theatre Northwest presents: Robin Hood & His Band
November 6 – 22; Friday & Saturday evening shows at 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2 pm
YTN Black Box Theatre at Emmanuel Church, 4400 86th Ave SE

Fighting for justice and compassion, Robin, Marian, and their merry band of outlaws triumph over evil and greed with selflessness and courage. Sword fights, bows and arrows, rough and tumble rogues, and a dashing romance drive this remarkable tale. After taking in this adventurous spectacle, your youthful brood will be shouting, “To the life of Robin Hood!” Best for ages 8+

lyric-artsMIPC Concert Series: “Twas a month before Christmas”
Saturday, November 21, 7 pm
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE

The Lyric Arts Ensemble, with its 16 voices and chamber orchestra, opens the holiday season just before Thanksgiving with “Twas a month before Christmas.” Conducted by Kenneth DeJong, the ensemble is celebrating their 18th season with music you know by composers you’ll love. The program features arrangements of both old and new seasonal tunes. The concert is free with good will donations accepted and appreciated.

Baladino in Concert
Saturday, November 21, 7:30 pm
SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way
$25 | SJCC members $20

Hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, this Mediterranean folk band makes traditional Sephardic melodies fresh with rock improvisation, stunning vocals, Gypsy rhythms, and electronic grooves.
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MIFM-Harvest-MarketMercer Island Farmers “Harvest” Market
Sunday, November 22, 10 am to 3 pm
SE 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park (between 77th and 78th Avenue SE)

At its annual Harvest Market, MIFM brings you great produce, delicious prepared foods as well as creative crafters! Get ready for Thanksgiving with local produce from Alvarez Farms, Farmbox Greens and Growing Washington, cranberries from Starvation Alley, and don’t forget the poultry at Sky Valley! If you’re wanting to shake things up this year, why not cook a salmon from Jeb’s or a ham from Olsen Farms? Chocolate-covered caramels and other swoon-worthy sweets will be provided by Island Treats. You can also get a head start on your holiday gift shopping with artisan soaps from Emily’s Handmade soaps, locally made jewelry from Linda Boyce Jewelry and bags from Impwear.
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