This week's events – Feb 8 – 14

February 8, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s my weekly round-up of upcoming events for the week of February 8th – 14th for 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 30 to 45-minute programs designed especially for you and your young child.

Tuesday, February 9
Young Toddlers (12 – 24 months) – 10:30 – 11:15 am
Toddlers (2 – 3 years) – 11:30 am – Noon
Thursday, February 9
Infants (0 – 12 months) – 10:30 – 11 am
Preschoolers (3 – 6 years) – 1 – 2 pm

GFTH-Invitation-for-EmailMIYFS ‘Giving from the Heart’ Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 – 8:30 am (Doors open at 7 am)
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

Please join the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation at one of Mercer Island’s most important community gatherings of the year. Our annual “Giving from the Heart” fundraiser is a show of support and celebration for the services provided by the City’s Youth and Family Services Department (MIYFS).  The programs are available to all Islanders: kids, teens, individuals, families, and seniors alike. Honorary Co-Chairs Sandy and Ken Glass welcome all Islanders (and friends) to attend the 14th annual breakfast, learn about MIYFS, and make a donation to support future programming.
Learn more & register >>

shop-miyfsGiving from the Heart – Shop for MIYFS
Wednesday, February 10
Various shop locations

In addition to our breakfast event at the Community Center, Youth & Family Services extends our invitation to GIVE to you, the community. There are 15 locations on the Island – these business owners “Give from the Heart” by donating 20% of their proceeds on the 10th. if you are not able to join us at our Breakfast event, please consider shopping here. This year, we welcome four new locations to our short list of business partners: Mercer Island Florist, Au Courant | The Den | POSH, Mercer Island Athletic Club and Clarke & Clarke.

Storybook Corner
Wednesday, February 10, 10:30 – 11 am
Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE

Bring your little ones in to enjoy popular picture books read by our staff.
Learn more >>

Mercer Island LibraryPlay and Learn at the Library
Wednesday, February 10, 10:30 am – Noon
Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English. Sponsored by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library.

mos_pizza_logoMusic at Mo’s
Wednesday, February 10th, 5:30 – 8 pm
Mo’s Pizza, 2630 77th Ave SE

Come enjoy music at Mo’s every Wednesday evening through February.  This week, On the Rock, a swing/roots band, will be performing, featuring Patrick Daugherty (Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica), Mark Gibbs (Bass), and Edgar Steinitz (Clarinet/Sax). No cover. All ages welcome. Reservations encouraged.
Mo’s website >>

Super Sitters Class
Saturday, February 13, 9 am – 2 pm
Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

This program is designed to train young people (ages 11 to 15) in basic babysitting and home-alone skills. Students completing this course will be better prepared to provide a safer and more positive infant/child care experience. Participants receive a Babysitting 101 handbook and certificate upon completion. Registration required. Cost: $49 (resident); $58 (non-resident).

MICEC registration website >>

MIPC Concert Series: The Critical Mass Big Band
Saturday, February 13th, 7 – 9 pm
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE

The Mercer Island Presbyterian Church will host 18 of the finest local musicians directed by North City Jazz Walk founder Keith McClelland. Learn more about the Critical Mass Big Band.
MIPC Concert Series website >>