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Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Yoga Journeys

Join us for an hour of vinyasa flow yoga focused on Jewish holidays and themes. These all-level classes nourish body, mind, and soul. Each will have live music, meditation, and Jewish learning. Category: Classes & lectures. Sports & recreation. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

The Dickens Carolers

For over 35 years, The Dickens Carolers has been a local holiday tradition. Your holiday favorites, both traditional and contemporary, are sung in beautiful four-part harmony. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:30 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Christmas in Sammamish-Sammamish Symphony Orchestra

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra's annual celebration of the holidays has become a tradition in Sammamish, and now in Bellevue, too! This year The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will offer a blend of light classics, seasonal favorites, audience participation and a surprise or two. Don't miss the Eastside's most joyous and festive musical event of the season! Special guest for both performances is the Liberty High School's Choir, Liberty Singers, under the direction of Robin Wood. This perennial favorite is always sold out so tickets should be purchased early! Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 - $20. Contact Name: Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. Contact Email: info@sammamishsymphony.org. Contact Phone: 206-517-7777. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eastlake Performing Arts Center Eastlake High School 400 228th AVE NE Sammamish, WA 98074. For more info visit www.sammamishsymphony.org.

Kaleidoscope Dance Company's Gift of Dance Concert

Join Kaleidoscope Dance Company as they present the Gift of Dance, an afternoon of original, new modern dance works choreographed by youth ages 7-16. For the first time in the 36 year history of the Gift of Dance, the dancers will perform their own choreography to live classical music. Musicians Annie Chang-Center, pianist, and Erika Pierson, cello, curated a selection of classical music and the dancers chose pieces that sparked their creativity. Listen and enjoy as Kaleidoscope shares work inspired by a range of composers including Rachmaninoff (Russian), Debussy (French), Bartok (Hungarian), de Falla (Spanish), and Gershwin (American). Kaleidoscope Dance Company engages in a collaborative process in multi-age groups, using choreographic forms to compose work that is deeply personal yet universal in its appeal. Musicians Annie Chang-Center, violist and pianist, started performing as a pianist in her native Taiwan when she was six years old. Since coming to the U.S. at thirteen, Annie has conc… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10/ Adults, $6 youth / seniors. Contact Name: Anna Mansbridge. Contact Email: Anna@Creativedance.org. Contact Phone: 206-363-7281. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Shorewood PAC 17300 Fremont Ave N Shoreline WA 98133. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, December 5, 2016 – Sunday, December 11, 2016. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, December 5, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Talk Time Class

Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group. Learn more about American culture and meet people from around the world. Registration not required. Walk-ins welcome. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Expressive Drawing Class

Ever wanted to try drawing but felt it was too daunting? Join Gail Baker and learn to create marks and shapes in new and engaging ways. Together we will use black and white house paint, big charcoal, sticks, and colorful oil pastels on large sheets of paper to explore representational, symbolic, and non-objective drawing. Each 3-hour session will focus on mark-making exercises that develop a unique, personal and strong sense of expression. Six hours total instruction. Students who have taken this class before will deepen and broaden their skills with an expanded set of exercises. All materials provided. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $105 members/ $115 non-members. Contact Name: artEAST. Contact Email: education@arteast.org. Contact Phone: 425-392-3191. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 95 Front Street North Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit arteast.org.

STARS Workshop: Circle Time Success

Presented by Jocelyn Manzanarez. Whether a new teacher to early childhood or a veteran looking to "spice it up," even the most musically challenged educator will be empowered. By combining brain-based strategies with tried and true activities, participants will leave with a tool kit filled with ways to keep circle times fresh, fun and full of learning. Please register. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Swing Reunion Orchestra Big Band Christmas

Celebrate the holiday Big Band style, with Tacoma’s own SWING REUNION ORCHESTRA (SRO). This 18-piece big band can play! You’ll hear traditional standards and wonderful Christmas music from Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Chick Webb, Count Basie, Les Brown, and all the other stars of swing music. SRO includes vocalist Melanie Vail, Charles Stevens, Hali Hill and Master of Ceremony Paige Hansen. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Monday, December 5, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Senior Social Program

Senior Social is a Parks and Recreation program that has been serving the Mercer Island community for over twenty years. This program addresses the need for senior adults who have physical, memory, hearing, or visual limitations to socialize with one another and engage in an atmosphere that is safe, fun and interactive. The program creates socialization through physical and mentally stimulating activities, such as music, art/crafts, games, exercise, guest speakers, and education. It also fills a need for respite time for full time caregivers of the participants. The curriculum provides a well-rounded program with a variety of different activities in a structured setting, which is important to the well-being of the participants. Join us any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10am-2pm. The daily cost of the program is $50+tax for MI residents and $55+tax for Non-MI residents. A morning snack and lunch is provided daily. 206-275-7609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 per day MI res. $55 non-res. Contact Name: Amber Britton. Contact Email: amber.britton@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7841. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Fun by the Fireside Sing-Along Show

Presented by Elephant Umbrella, (Mike Gervais and Lisa Taylor). Family program, all ages welcome with adult. It might be cold outside but here's your chance to pretend you're enjoying hot cocoa and cozy up to an imaginary fire while singing and dancing along to memorable tunes about fall and winter. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Yoga - Hatha Style

This style of Hatha Yoga (Bikram-influenced minus the extreme heat) is a series of poses with variations to work the entire body, always done in the same progressive order. Work at your own pace. All levels of experience is welcome! Register with course #16638. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $18 (drop-in). Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Dream Team Cheer Squad (Eastside Dream Elite)

Be a part of the Mercer Island Parks beginning-to-intermediate level cheer squad! You'll learn dances, cheers, and beginning tumbling. There will be opportunities to perform, too. Dream Team has performed at halftime for the Seattle Storm and University of Washington basketball games. Previous experience is not required. Category: Classes & lectures. Music. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $87-$104. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Middle and high school ages. Join us to talk about books and topics of the day. Express your opinion! We plan events for the community and focus on issues that are important to you. Light dinner provided. You can also earn volunteer credit. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Senior Social Program

Senior Social is a Parks and Recreation program that has been serving the Mercer Island community for over twenty years. This program addresses the need for senior adults who have physical, memory, hearing, or visual limitations to socialize with one another and engage in an atmosphere that is safe, fun and interactive. The program creates socialization through physical and mentally stimulating activities, such as music, art/crafts, games, exercise, guest speakers, and education. It also fills a need for respite time for full time caregivers of the participants. The curriculum provides a well-rounded program with a variety of different activities in a structured setting, which is important to the well-being of the participants. Join us any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10am-2pm. The daily cost of the program is $50+tax for MI residents and $55+tax for Non-MI residents. A morning snack and lunch is provided daily. 206-275-7609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 per day MI res. $55 non-res. Contact Name: Amber Britton. Contact Email: amber.britton@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7841. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Open House SJCC Early Childhood School

Learn more about our curriculum, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers at an open house. Category: Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Play & Learn

Newborn to age 5 with adult. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

The Holiday Show

This is the annual HOLIDAY SHOW from the Northwest Sound Men's Chorus. We promise two hours of locking chords and beautiful harmonies from the Northwest Sound, the Barbershop Harmony Society's 13th highest ranked chapter. With guests Jet Cities Women's Chorus and top quartets. It's great entertainment for the whole family. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 and $15. Contact Name: Joe Hage. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Bellevue High School Performing Arts 10416 Southeast Wolverine Way Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit bit.ly.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Senior Social Program

Senior Social is a Parks and Recreation program that has been serving the Mercer Island community for over twenty years. This program addresses the need for senior adults who have physical, memory, hearing, or visual limitations to socialize with one another and engage in an atmosphere that is safe, fun and interactive. The program creates socialization through physical and mentally stimulating activities, such as music, art/crafts, games, exercise, guest speakers, and education. It also fills a need for respite time for full time caregivers of the participants. The curriculum provides a well-rounded program with a variety of different activities in a structured setting, which is important to the well-being of the participants. Join us any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10am-2pm. The daily cost of the program is $50+tax for MI residents and $55+tax for Non-MI residents. A morning snack and lunch is provided daily. 206-275-7609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 per day MI res. $55 non-res. Contact Name: Amber Britton. Contact Email: amber.britton@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7841. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Special Story Time

Ages 3 to 6 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free help with homework and study skills. Proofreading help is also available. Volunteer tutors are trained by KCLS. Ask at the desk for location. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

One-on-One Computer Help

Have computer or software questions? TechTutor volunteers provide basic level help to you. You may bring your own laptop, but TechTutors cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance. No appointment necessary, assistance provided on a drop-in basis. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage is excited to announce the return of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless story of joyful redemption written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Paul Sills. This heartwarming holiday tale for all ages follows the life of Scrooge, a miserly elderly man rigid with resentment, who finds his loving heart by way of the Christmas spirit. The multi-talented Gary Schwartz, founder of Valley Center Stage, returns as the director. Told in story theater style, Gary Schwartz introduced this unique production to the Valley with great success. Now in its 9th season, "A Christmas Carol" has earned a special place in the hearts of our audiences with sold out performances throughout the run of the show. Don’t be a humbug and make us a part of your holiday tradition! Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line http://bit.ly/2f8qEXz or purchased at the door. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

Christmas in Bellevue-Sammamish Symphony Orchestra

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra's annual celebration of the holidays has become a tradition in Sammamish, and now in Bellevue, too! This year The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will offer a blend of light classics, seasonal favorites, audience participation and a surprise or two. Don't miss the Eastside's most joyous and festive musical event of the season! Special guest for both performances is the Liberty High School's Choir, Liberty Singers, under the direction of Robin Wood. This perennial favorite is always sold out so tickets should be purchased early! Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 - $20. Contact Name: Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. Contact Email: info@sammamishsymphony.org. Contact Phone: 206-517-7777. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Meydenbauer Theatre 11100 NE 6th ST Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.sammamishsymphony.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, December 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Community Baby Shower

Join us to gather valuable resources for new or expectant parents. Learn more about Bright Horizons’ infant program and celebrate your baby with other community parents in a fun, supportive environment. Event Highlights -Tour of our “State of the Art” facility -Attendees will receive a free “5 Minute Massage” provided by Mercer Island Chiropractic -Meet Dr. Elizabeth Evans of Mercer Island Pediatrics -Connect with new and expectant parents from your community -Enjoy refreshments, prizes and more -Bring a friend, we are open to the community RSVP by 12/5/16 to mercerisland@brighthorizons.com. Category: Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Danielle Gibson. Contact Email: mercerisland@brighthorizons.com. Contact Phone: 2062322035. Friday, December 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Bright Horizons at Mercer Island 9555 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit www.brighthorizons.com.

A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage is excited to announce the return of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless story of joyful redemption written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Paul Sills. This heartwarming holiday tale for all ages follows the life of Scrooge, a miserly elderly man rigid with resentment, who finds his loving heart by way of the Christmas spirit. The multi-talented Gary Schwartz, founder of Valley Center Stage, returns as the director. Told in story theater style, Gary Schwartz introduced this unique production to the Valley with great success. Now in its 9th season, "A Christmas Carol" has earned a special place in the hearts of our audiences with sold out performances throughout the run of the show. Don’t be a humbug and make us a part of your holiday tradition! Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line http://bit.ly/2f8qEXz or purchased at the door. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

A Tuna Christmas

Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 3 at 7:30PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 17 at 7:30PM The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard's hilarious holiday sequel to Greater Tuna: A Tuna Christmas. It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We meet 22 of Tuna's denizens who join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All tickets $18 when purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Spire 710 South Anderson St. Tacoma, WA 98405. For more info visit tmp.org.

Federal Way Chorale Presents: "Song of Mary"

The Federal Way Chorale is excited to bring you one of John Rutter's most popular works: the Magnificat! He describes this contemporary classic as a "bright Latin-flavored fiesta!" YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE THIS LIVE!!! Rutter fills this celebratory work with a lot of energy, powerful melodies and joy! The chorale complements it with one of Shaw's timeless favorites and all-time gems, "The Many Moods of Christmas" and many others! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Category: Arts & entertainment. Faith. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: General Admission: $18 Seniors & Students: $15 (with ID) Youth 18 & Under FREE $20 at the door. Contact Name: Federal Way Chorale. Contact Phone: (253) 250-3326. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM. St. Luke's Lutheran Church 515 So 312th Federal Way, Washington. For more info visit www.fwchorale.com.

Meet Me in St. Louis

November 25 - December 18, 2016 FRI & SAT 7:30 PM SAT & SUN 2:00 PM Join the Smith family, this holiday season, at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Like the 1944 film, the stage version features a magical score of memorable musical numbers, including The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and several songs created especially for the stage version of this celebrated Family Classic! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $31 Adult | $29 Senior, Student, Military | $27 Groups of 10 or more | $22 Child 12 & Under. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

MIHS Midnight Blues Jazz Choir

Come to the library to hear our local high school jazz choir! The Mercer Island High School Midnight Blues Jazz Choir will perform holiday favorites. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

The Holiday Show

We promise two hours of locking chords and beautiful harmonies from Northwest Sound, the Barbershop Harmony Society's 13th highest ranked chapter. With guests Jet Cities Women's Chorus and top quartets. It's great entertainment for the whole family. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 and $15. Contact Name: Joe Hage. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:30 PM. Bellevue High School Performing Arts 10416 Southeast Wolverine Way Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit bit.ly.

Parent's Night Out

It may be called Parents Night Out, but let’s be honest… it’s really for the kids! All evenings will be gym and swim: your favorite games and splashin’ in the pool, followed by dinner and a movie. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: SJCC members: $40 for the first child, $20 for siblings Guests: $45 for the first child, $25 for siblings. Contact Name: Karli Schiller. Contact Email: Karlis@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0828. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

The Holiday Show

This is the annual HOLIDAY SHOW from the Northwest Sound Men's Chorus. We promise two hours of locking chords and beautiful harmonies from the Northwest Sound, the Barbershop Harmony Society's 13th highest ranked chapter. With guests Jet Cities Women's Chorus and top quartets. It's great entertainment for the whole family. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 and $15. Contact Name: Joe Hage. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue High School Performing Arts 10416 Southeast Wolverine Way Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit bit.ly.

A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage is excited to announce the return of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless story of joyful redemption written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Paul Sills. This heartwarming holiday tale for all ages follows the life of Scrooge, a miserly elderly man rigid with resentment, who finds his loving heart by way of the Christmas spirit. The multi-talented Gary Schwartz, founder of Valley Center Stage, returns as the director. Told in story theater style, Gary Schwartz introduced this unique production to the Valley with great success. Now in its 9th season, "A Christmas Carol" has earned a special place in the hearts of our audiences with sold out performances throughout the run of the show. Don’t be a humbug and make us a part of your holiday tradition! Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line http://bit.ly/2f8qEXz or purchased at the door. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Northwest Boychoir presents 38th Annual - 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 10-22, 2016 The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience. For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $11-28. Contact Name: Kathleen Payne. Contact Email: NWC@northwestchoirs.org. Contact Phone: 2065243234. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church 6215 196th Street SW Lynnwood, WA 98036. For more info visit nwchoirs.org.

A Tuna Christmas

Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 3 at 7:30PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 17 at 7:30PM The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard's hilarious holiday sequel to Greater Tuna: A Tuna Christmas. It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We meet 22 of Tuna's denizens who join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All tickets $18 when purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Spire 710 South Anderson St. Tacoma, WA 98405. For more info visit tmp.org.

Meet Me in St. Louis

November 25 - December 18, 2016 FRI & SAT 7:30 PM SAT & SUN 2:00 PM Join the Smith family, this holiday season, at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Like the 1944 film, the stage version features a magical score of memorable musical numbers, including The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and several songs created especially for the stage version of this celebrated Family Classic! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $31 Adult | $29 Senior, Student, Military | $27 Groups of 10 or more | $22 Child 12 & Under. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Hands-On Hanukkah

Doing some holiday shopping? Stop by Northgate Mall for a fun hands-on Hanukkah experience for the whole family! Make edible dreidels, decorate Hanukkah placemats, spin a giant dreidel, make a photo book, win prizes, and more! Families of all backgrounds are welcome! Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Northgate Mall 401 NE Northgate Way Seattle, WA. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

The Dickens Carolers

For over 35 years, The Dickens Carolers has been a local holiday tradition. Your holiday favorites, both traditional and contemporary, are sung in beautiful four-part harmony. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1:30 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

A Christmas Carol

Craig has been doing Dickens' Christmas Carol so long that he remembers that during the first few years these Victorian costumes were just our everyday street clothes. After a hiatus of four years, he tells me that he's very much enjoying playing these characters again and relishes the rich dialogue. Some of the plays which Craig has performed in are Anything Goes, Dracula, The Foreigner (three different productions), Night Must Fall, Death Of A Salesman, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. God bless us, everyone! Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line http://bit.ly/2f8qEXz or purchased at the door. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

Sephardic Delicacies: Cheesy Potato Fritters

Hanukkah is just around the corner. Gather in the SJCC kitchen to learn a Sephardic cooking tradition using oil. Instead of latkes, make mouth-watering cheesy potato fritters with Seattle's Rachel Almaleh, author of "A Legacy of Sephardic, Mediterranean, and American Recipes." Almeleh shares her collection of nurturing and delicious traditional and revided recipes from her Sephardic family, immigrants from the Isle of Rhodes. Category: Classes & lectures. Food & drink. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $20 General Admission / $15 SJCC Members. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Federal Way Chorale Presents: "Song of Mary"

The Federal Way Chorale is excited to bring you one of John Rutter's most popular works: the Magnificat! He describes this contemporary classic as a "bright Latin-flavored fiesta!" YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE THIS LIVE!!! Rutter fills this celebratory work with a lot of energy, powerful melodies and joy! The chorale complements it with one of Shaw's timeless favorites and all-time gems, "The Many Moods of Christmas" and many others! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Category: Arts & entertainment. Faith. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: General Admission: $18 Seniors & Students: $15 (with ID) Youth 18 & Under FREE $20 at the door. Contact Name: Federal Way Chorale. Contact Phone: (253) 250-3326. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:00 PM. St. Luke's Lutheran Church 515 So 312th Federal Way, Washington. For more info visit www.fwchorale.com.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Northwest Boychoir presents 38th Annual - 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 10-22, 2016 The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience. For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $16-$28. Contact Name: Kathleen Payne. Contact Email: NWC@northwestchoirs.org. Contact Phone: 2065243234. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 4805 NE 45th Street Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit nwchoirs.org.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, December 12, 2016 – Sunday, December 18, 2016. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, December 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Talk Time Class

Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group. Learn more about American culture and meet people from around the world. Registration not required. Walk-ins welcome. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Monday, December 12, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Open House SJCC Early Childhood School

Learn more about our curriculum, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers at an open house. Category: Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Expressive Drawing Class

Ever wanted to try drawing but felt it was too daunting? Join Gail Baker and learn to create marks and shapes in new and engaging ways. Together we will use black and white house paint, big charcoal, sticks, and colorful oil pastels on large sheets of paper to explore representational, symbolic, and non-objective drawing. Each 3-hour session will focus on mark-making exercises that develop a unique, personal and strong sense of expression. Six hours total instruction. Students who have taken this class before will deepen and broaden their skills with an expanded set of exercises. All materials provided. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $105 members/ $115 non-members. Contact Name: artEAST. Contact Email: education@arteast.org. Contact Phone: 425-392-3191. Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 95 Front Street North Issaquah WA 98027. For more info visit arteast.org.

Sing with Our Kids Holiday Sing-Along with Nancy Stewart

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Celebrate the songs, stories and traditions of the season. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:30 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Senior Social Program

Senior Social is a Parks and Recreation program that has been serving the Mercer Island community for over twenty years. This program addresses the need for senior adults who have physical, memory, hearing, or visual limitations to socialize with one another and engage in an atmosphere that is safe, fun and interactive. The program creates socialization through physical and mentally stimulating activities, such as music, art/crafts, games, exercise, guest speakers, and education. It also fills a need for respite time for full time caregivers of the participants. The curriculum provides a well-rounded program with a variety of different activities in a structured setting, which is important to the well-being of the participants. Join us any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10am-2pm. The daily cost of the program is $50+tax for MI residents and $55+tax for Non-MI residents. A morning snack and lunch is provided daily. 206-275-7609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 per day MI res. $55 non-res. Contact Name: Amber Britton. Contact Email: amber.britton@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7841. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Yoga - Hatha Style

This style of Hatha Yoga (Bikram-influenced minus the extreme heat) is a series of poses with variations to work the entire body, always done in the same progressive order. Work at your own pace. All levels of experience is welcome! Register with course #16638. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $18 (drop-in). Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Dream Team Cheer Squad (Eastside Dream Elite)

Be a part of the Mercer Island Parks beginning-to-intermediate level cheer squad! You'll learn dances, cheers, and beginning tumbling. There will be opportunities to perform, too. Dream Team has performed at halftime for the Seattle Storm and University of Washington basketball games. Previous experience is not required. Category: Classes & lectures. Music. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: $87-$104. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Senior Social Program

Senior Social is a Parks and Recreation program that has been serving the Mercer Island community for over twenty years. This program addresses the need for senior adults who have physical, memory, hearing, or visual limitations to socialize with one another and engage in an atmosphere that is safe, fun and interactive. The program creates socialization through physical and mentally stimulating activities, such as music, art/crafts, games, exercise, guest speakers, and education. It also fills a need for respite time for full time caregivers of the participants. The curriculum provides a well-rounded program with a variety of different activities in a structured setting, which is important to the well-being of the participants. Join us any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10am-2pm. The daily cost of the program is $50+tax for MI residents and $55+tax for Non-MI residents. A morning snack and lunch is provided daily. 206-275-7609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 per day MI res. $55 non-res. Contact Name: Amber Britton. Contact Email: amber.britton@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7841. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Play & Learn

Newborn to age 5 with adult. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Alzheimer's Memory Cafe

A social opportunity for individuals with memory loss and their caregiver, friend or family to socialize in a relaxed environment free of judgement and expectations, just companionship, good food and fun. No reservation needed. Free parking garage with entry on 77th Avenue SE. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Seniors. Cost: Only items ordered from menu. Contact Name: Carolyn Kelso. Contact Email: carolynkelso@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 206-356-0271. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mo's P{izza 2630 77th Mo's Pizza 2630 77th Avenue SE Mercer Island.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Senior Social Program

Senior Social is a Parks and Recreation program that has been serving the Mercer Island community for over twenty years. This program addresses the need for senior adults who have physical, memory, hearing, or visual limitations to socialize with one another and engage in an atmosphere that is safe, fun and interactive. The program creates socialization through physical and mentally stimulating activities, such as music, art/crafts, games, exercise, guest speakers, and education. It also fills a need for respite time for full time caregivers of the participants. The curriculum provides a well-rounded program with a variety of different activities in a structured setting, which is important to the well-being of the participants. Join us any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10am-2pm. The daily cost of the program is $50+tax for MI residents and $55+tax for Non-MI residents. A morning snack and lunch is provided daily. 206-275-7609. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Cost: $50 per day MI res. $55 non-res. Contact Name: Amber Britton. Contact Email: amber.britton@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7841. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free help with homework and study skills. Proofreading help is also available. Volunteer tutors are trained by KCLS. Ask at the desk for location. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage is excited to announce the return of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless story of joyful redemption written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Paul Sills. This heartwarming holiday tale for all ages follows the life of Scrooge, a miserly elderly man rigid with resentment, who finds his loving heart by way of the Christmas spirit. The multi-talented Gary Schwartz, founder of Valley Center Stage, returns as the director. Told in story theater style, Gary Schwartz introduced this unique production to the Valley with great success. Now in its 9th season, "A Christmas Carol" has earned a special place in the hearts of our audiences with sold out performances throughout the run of the show. Don’t be a humbug and make us a part of your holiday tradition! Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line http://bit.ly/2f8qEXz or purchased at the door. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage is excited to announce the return of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless story of joyful redemption written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Paul Sills. This heartwarming holiday tale for all ages follows the life of Scrooge, a miserly elderly man rigid with resentment, who finds his loving heart by way of the Christmas spirit. The multi-talented Gary Schwartz, founder of Valley Center Stage, returns as the director. Told in story theater style, Gary Schwartz introduced this unique production to the Valley with great success. Now in its 9th season, "A Christmas Carol" has earned a special place in the hearts of our audiences with sold out performances throughout the run of the show. Don’t be a humbug and make us a part of your holiday tradition! Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line http://bit.ly/2f8qEXz or purchased at the door. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Northwest Boychoir presents 38th Annual - 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 10-22, 2016 The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience. For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $11-35. Contact Name: Kathleen Payne. Contact Email: NWC@northwestchoirs.org. Contact Phone: 2065243234. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Holy Rosary Church 4210 SW Genesee Street Seattle, WA 98116. For more info visit nwchoirs.org.

A Tuna Christmas

Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 3 at 7:30PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 17 at 7:30PM The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard's hilarious holiday sequel to Greater Tuna: A Tuna Christmas. It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We meet 22 of Tuna's denizens who join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All tickets $18 when purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Spire 710 South Anderson St. Tacoma, WA 98405. For more info visit tmp.org.

Meet Me in St. Louis

November 25 - December 18, 2016 FRI & SAT 7:30 PM SAT & SUN 2:00 PM Join the Smith family, this holiday season, at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Like the 1944 film, the stage version features a magical score of memorable musical numbers, including The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and several songs created especially for the stage version of this celebrated Family Classic! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $31 Adult | $29 Senior, Student, Military | $27 Groups of 10 or more | $22 Child 12 & Under. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Friday, December 16, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Alzheimer's Association Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, North Tower, 100 West Harrison Street, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information call Karin Miller at (206) 384-0096. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Karin Miller. Contact Phone: 206-384-0096. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, North Tower, 100 West Harrison Street, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119.

Hanukkah Mania

Join us for our annual community-wide Hanukkah celebration featuring delicious food vendors, Hanukkah games and crafts, and a concert with the Klezmatics. Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

A Christmas Carol

Valley Center Stage is excited to announce the return of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless story of joyful redemption written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Paul Sills. This heartwarming holiday tale for all ages follows the life of Scrooge, a miserly elderly man rigid with resentment, who finds his loving heart by way of the Christmas spirit. The multi-talented Gary Schwartz, founder of Valley Center Stage, returns as the director. Told in story theater style, Gary Schwartz introduced this unique production to the Valley with great success. Now in its 9th season, "A Christmas Carol" has earned a special place in the hearts of our audiences with sold out performances throughout the run of the show. Don’t be a humbug and make us a part of your holiday tradition! Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line http://bit.ly/2f8qEXz or purchased at the door. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Northwest Boychoir presents 38th Annual - 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 10-22, 2016 The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience. For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $11-35. Contact Name: Kathleen Payne. Contact Email: nwc@northwestchoirs.org. Contact Phone: 2065243234. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Saint Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit nwchoirs.org.

A Tuna Christmas

Friday, December 2 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 3 at 7:30PM Friday, December 9 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 10 at 7:30PM Sunday, December 11 at 2:00PM Friday, December 16 at 7:30PM Saturday, December 17 at 7:30PM The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, presents Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard's hilarious holiday sequel to Greater Tuna: A Tuna Christmas. It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. We meet 22 of Tuna's denizens who join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening. A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: All tickets $18 when purchased in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 253-565-6867. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Spire 710 South Anderson St. Tacoma, WA 98405. For more info visit tmp.org.

Meet Me in St. Louis

November 25 - December 18, 2016 FRI & SAT 7:30 PM SAT & SUN 2:00 PM Join the Smith family, this holiday season, at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Like the 1944 film, the stage version features a magical score of memorable musical numbers, including The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and several songs created especially for the stage version of this celebrated Family Classic! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $31 Adult | $29 Senior, Student, Military | $27 Groups of 10 or more | $22 Child 12 & Under. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

The Klezmatics in Concert

For 30 years, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, inspiring future generations, creating enduring hybrid work, and helping change the face of modern klezmer and Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. They have performed in more than 20 countries and released 12 albums to date, the latest, “Apikorism/Heretics,” just out. They won a Grammy in 2006 for a hybrid CD featuring Woodie Guthrie lyrics. They have collaborated with such brilliant artists as violinist Itzhak Perlman, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, and Israeli vocal icon Chava Alberstein, plus many other prominent artists working within multiple genres. What better way to celebrate Hanukkah! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30 GA / $25 SJCC Members. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, December 19, 2016 – Sunday, December 25, 2016. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, December 19, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Monday, December 19, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. For full-day camps, bring a bathing suit, towel, and non-perishable dairy, peanut-free lunch. Monday, December 19 Elevated Sportz Tuesday, December 20 Master Chef J Wednesday, December 21 We Are Washington! Thursday, December 22 A Frozen Hanukkah Friday, December 23 Harry Potter Day. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $70 GA / $60 GA. Contact Name: Karli Schiller. Contact Email: karlis@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0828. Monday, December 19, 2016, 9:30 PM – Friday, December 23, 2016, 4:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Holiday Art Market

​Kirkland Arts Center presents our annual Holiday Art Market featuring local artists and craftspeople. Come shop for unique, handmade gifts and keepsakes while supporting the arts in our community. We will have ceramics, prints, paintings, cards, jewelry, and more! Market runs November 26 through December 23*. This event is free to the public. Come enjoy live music, art activities for children and adults, festive food and drink, and more! Free parking is available.​ *Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM-6 PM and Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM​. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission! Contact Name: Volunteer. Contact Email: gallery@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland WA, 98033 Gallery. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

Oh Sugar Sugar: Sweet and Healthy Hanukkah

Hanukkah is known for sweet treats like chocolate gelt and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by sugar at this time of year. Let nutritionist and PCC employee Nick Rose teach you how to identify added sugar in packaged food, how to reduce the amount of sugar in your home cooking and baking, and share tips to help tame your sweet tooth. Plus, learn about the holiday of Hanukkah. Category: Faith. Family. Food & drink. Holiday. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Issaquah PCC 1810 12th Ave NW Issaquah, WA. For more info visit sjcc.org.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Northwest Boychoir presents 38th Annual - 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 10-22, 2016 The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience. For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $11-35. Contact Name: Kathleen Payne. Contact Email: nwc@northwestchoirs.org. Contact Phone: 2065243234. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Saint Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit nwchoirs.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Holiday Art Market

​Kirkland Arts Center presents our annual Holiday Art Market featuring local artists and craftspeople. Come shop for unique, handmade gifts and keepsakes while supporting the arts in our community. We will have ceramics, prints, paintings, cards, jewelry, and more! Market runs November 26 through December 23*. This event is free to the public. Come enjoy live music, art activities for children and adults, festive food and drink, and more! Free parking is available.​ *Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM-6 PM and Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM​. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission! Contact Name: Volunteer. Contact Email: gallery@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland WA, 98033 Gallery. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

La Leche League Meeting - Bellevue PM

La Leche League is a non profit organization dedicated to supporting moms who are breast-feeding their babies. We offer monthly group meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month. Our meetings are located at Overlake Hospital below the Childbirth Center on the 1st floor in the Vision room. We meet from 7-8:30 pm and Leaders are available to answer questions and share information. Please call Edee @ 206-310-7609 for more information. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Edee Phillips. Contact Email: teamphillips5@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 206-310-7609. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Overlake Hospital-PACCAR Education Center 1035 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.lllofwa.org.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Northwest Boychoir presents 38th Annual - 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 10-22, 2016 The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience. For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $11-35. Contact Name: Kathleen Payne. Contact Email: nwc@northwestchoirs.org. Contact Phone: 2065243234. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Saint Mark’s Cathedral 1245 10th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit nwchoirs.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Holiday Art Market

​Kirkland Arts Center presents our annual Holiday Art Market featuring local artists and craftspeople. Come shop for unique, handmade gifts and keepsakes while supporting the arts in our community. We will have ceramics, prints, paintings, cards, jewelry, and more! Market runs November 26 through December 23*. This event is free to the public. Come enjoy live music, art activities for children and adults, festive food and drink, and more! Free parking is available.​ *Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM-6 PM and Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM​. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission! Contact Name: Volunteer. Contact Email: gallery@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland WA, 98033 Gallery. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.org.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

One-on-One Computer Help

Have computer or software questions? TechTutor volunteers provide basic level help to you. You may bring your own laptop, but TechTutors cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance. No appointment necessary, assistance provided on a drop-in basis. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Northwest Boychoir presents 38th Annual - 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols Concert Series A Northwest Holiday Tradition December 10-22, 2016 The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience. For Tickets and More Information: www.nwboychoir.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $16-35. Contact Name: Kathleen Payne. Contact Email: nwc@northwestchoirs.org. Contact Phone: 2065243234. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. St. Alphonsus Church 5816 15th Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107. For more info visit nwchoirs.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Holiday Art Market

​Kirkland Arts Center presents our annual Holiday Art Market featuring local artists and craftspeople. Come shop for unique, handmade gifts and keepsakes while supporting the arts in our community. We will have ceramics, prints, paintings, cards, jewelry, and more! Market runs November 26 through December 23*. This event is free to the public. Come enjoy live music, art activities for children and adults, festive food and drink, and more! Free parking is available.​ *Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM-6 PM and Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM​. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission! Contact Name: Volunteer. Contact Email: gallery@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Friday, December 23, 2016, 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland WA, 98033 Gallery. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, December 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Friday, December 23, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Friday, December 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Saturday, December 24, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Saturday, December 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, December 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Kung Pao Christmas: THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

Why do American Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas? Join us as we overindulge in a night of “kung powerful” food and community, as we watch the film THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO and eat Chinese food. We’ll also celebrate the second night of Hanukkah. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 GA / $20. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Sunday, December 25, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Sunday, December 25, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, December 26, 2016 – Sunday, January 1, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, December 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Mercer Island Library Advisory Board Meeting

Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Monday, December 26, 2016, 6:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Monday, December 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. For full-day camps, bring a bathing suit, towel, and non-perishable dairy, peanut-free lunch. Tuesday, December 27 Disney Carnival Wednesday, December 28 J Ninja Warriors (Maccabiah) Thursday, December 29 Candy Land Friday, December 30 Weird Science. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $70 GA / $60 GA. Contact Name: Karli Schiller. Contact Email: Karlis@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206388-0828. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:00 AM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. For full-day camps, bring a bathing suit, towel, and non-perishable dairy, peanut-free lunch. Tuesday, December 27 Disney Carnival Wednesday, December 28 J Ninja Warriors (Maccabiah) Thursday, December 29 Candy Land Friday, December 30 Weird Science. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $70 GA / $60 GA. Contact Name: Karli Schiller. Contact Email: Karlis@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206388-0828. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 9:30 PM – Thursday, December 29, 2016, 4:00 AM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. For full-day camps, bring a bathing suit, towel, and non-perishable dairy, peanut-free lunch. Tuesday, December 27 Disney Carnival Wednesday, December 28 J Ninja Warriors (Maccabiah) Thursday, December 29 Candy Land Friday, December 30 Weird Science. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $70 GA / $60 GA. Contact Name: Karli Schiller. Contact Email: Karlis@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206388-0828. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 9:30 PM – Friday, December 30, 2016, 4:00 AM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, December 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Taproot Theatre Company presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge By Mark Brown Playing on Taproot Theatre’s Jewell Mainstage November 18 - December 30 In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits with trespassing, kidnapping, assault and battery: certain proof that he’s reverted to his old disagreeable self. Can the goodness and grace of Christmas survive? Full of laughter and goodwill, this is a delightful twist on Dickens’ classic tale. Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25-46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 206.781.9707. Friday, December 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Taproot Theatre Company 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98133. For more info visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. For full-day camps, bring a bathing suit, towel, and non-perishable dairy, peanut-free lunch. Tuesday, December 27 Disney Carnival Wednesday, December 28 J Ninja Warriors (Maccabiah) Thursday, December 29 Candy Land Friday, December 30 Weird Science. Category: Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $70 GA / $60 GA. Contact Name: Karli Schiller. Contact Email: Karlis@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206388-0828. Friday, December 30, 2016, 9:30 PM – Saturday, December 31, 2016, 4:00 AM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

MI Fire Department Coat Drive

Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1776 will be hosting a coat drive through the month of December, beginning December 2 at the Firehouse Munch. If you would like to participate, please donate a new coat (with gift receipt). Drop off location will be at Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station. Coats will be donated to families in need on Mercer Island, as well as the Treehouse Foundation. AFTER DEC. 2, COAT DRIVE DROP-OFF WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING ALL FIRE STATION ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS. The Firehouse Munch will begin at Mercerdale Park, also on Mercer Island, December 2, with tree lighting and caroling from 6:30-7:00 pm, and arts and crafts, Santa photos, treats and musical entertainment from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (located at the North Fire Station). Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brent Horschman, Lieutenant, MIFD. Contact Email: brent.horschman@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7963. Saturday, December 31, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Mercer Island Fire Headquarters Station 3030 78th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit mercergov.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, January 1, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, January 2, 2017 – Sunday, January 8, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, January 2, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Winter Arts Courses are Open for Enrollment

​Visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com to sign up for all the winter classes! There are ceramics classes offered, as well as acrylic, watercolor, and so many others for people of any and all ages with any level of experience! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies from class to class. Contact Name: Seth! Leary. Contact Email: gallery@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 9:00 AM – Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland WA, 98033.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Open House SJCC Early Childhood School

Learn more about our curriculum, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers at an open house. Category: Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery Opening

Local Artist Local Artwork Community Organization that supports all artists and MIHS student scholarship fund since 1961 Gallery changes every month with new artists and artwork. Come one or come often. All are welcome to browse and be inspired. Proceeds from purchases fund annual scholarship funds Open Thur - Sunday. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nannette Bassett. Contact Email: Nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-232-8148. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.

Open House SJCC Early Childhood School

Learn more about our curriculum, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers at an open house. Category: Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Friday, January 6, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, January 6, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Bellevue College 50th Anniversary Gala

Join us for the Bellevue College 50th Anniversary Gala! Enjoy cocktails, a delicious dinner, silent and live auctions, and an after party called Kickoff 51. Tickets are $250 and available at https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/50years/gala. Black tie optional. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Bellevue College Foundation, whose mission is to raise funds to support quality education and learning opportunities for all students at Bellevue College. If you are unable to join us, please consider making a contribution to the BC Foundation at https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/foundation/donate. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $250. Contact Email: foundation@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2945. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 6:00 PM. The Golf Club at Newcastle. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

150 YEARS OF OBAMACARE: Author Daniel E. Dawes

This year marks a critical juncture for our country – one that presents both opportunities and challenges for health care coverage and reform. To shed light on the creation and implementation of the most sweeping equalizer in the history of American health care, Attorney Daniel Dawes wrote “150 Years of ObamaCare” to share his insider’s backstory as a key player in a large coalition of organizations that helped shape the Affordable Care Act (or ObamaCare). Daniel Dawes is a nationally recognized health care lawyer and administrator and is the executive director of government affairs and health policy at Morehouse School of Medicine. Book sales and signing at the event. Co-sponsored by Northwest Health Law Advocates, State of Reform, and Island Books. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $12 General Admission $8 SJCC Members. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, January 9, 2017 – Sunday, January 15, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, January 9, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Dive-In Movie: Finding Dory

Come watch “Finding Dory” while you swim and relax in the J pool. Bring a floatie or hang out on ours. Plus: we’ll have popcorn! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, January 16, 2017 – Sunday, January 22, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, January 20, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Alzheimer's Association Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, North Tower, 100 West Harrison Street, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information call Karin Miller at (206) 384-0096. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Karin Miller. Contact Phone: 206-384-0096. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, North Tower, 100 West Harrison Street, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119.

La Leche League Meeting - Bellevue PM

La Leche League is a non profit organization dedicated to supporting moms who are breast-feeding their babies. We offer monthly group meetings on the 3rd Monday of every month. Our meetings are located at Overlake Hospital below the Childbirth Center on the 1st floor in the Vision room. We meet from 7-8:30 pm and Leaders are available to answer questions and share information. Please call Edee @ 206-310-7609 for more information. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Edee Phillips. Contact Email: teamphillips5@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 206-310-7609. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Overlake Hospital-PACCAR Education Center 1035 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.lllofwa.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, January 23, 2017 – Sunday, January 29, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Open House SJCC Early Childhood School

Learn more about our curriculum, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers at an open house. Category: Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Open House SJCC Early Childhood School

Learn more about our curriculum, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers at an open house. Category: Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, January 27, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, January 30, 2017 – Sunday, February 5, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, January 30, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Introduction to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving

Canning is all about locking in great local, fresh, seasonal flavors, so that you can enjoy them throughout the year! During Tu B’Shevat (the Jewish holiday of trees) participants will learn canning science and safety, and leave with jars of food and the skills to continue pickling at home! Taught by instructor Josh Furman. Prices include $5 canning supply fee. Category: Classes & lectures. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $25 GA / $20. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: adrianh@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, February 3, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, February 6, 2017 – Sunday, February 12, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Board Game Thursdays

Come drop in for an afternoon of board games and hanging out. We will play the best board games and miniatures games around. We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include: Codenames, Mission Red Planet, Carcassonne, and all your favorites- Ticket to Ride, Connect 4, Monopoly and MORE. Category: Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tabletop Thursdays

Come drop-in for an afternoon of fun, which include board games, interactive video games, or play some pool in the Game Room! We have a huge selection of games and our staff is always up to taking on a new competitor. Games include classics such as Checkers, Connect 4, Monopoly, and Bananagrams. New favorites include Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Scattergories, and MORE! Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Email: miparks@mercergov.org. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit digital.nexsitepublishing.com.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Friday, February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Science Programs Available for Your Classroom

Teachers and schools! Nature Vision is offering free in-class water education programs for your classroom due to a sponsorship from the Saving Water Partnership! Nature Vision is a local award winning environmental education nonprofit. We offer in-class 45 minutes to one hour science programming that supports the Next Generation Science Standards and WA State Learning Standards. Programs available includes ● Water conservation ● Water cycle ● Water supply ● Salmon cycle ● Soil quality ● Watershed field trip experiences ● Aquatic insects ● and much more! Visit: http://naturevision.org/saving-water-partnership for programs available for your school. Register at: http://naturevision.org/program-registration Or contact info@naturevision.org for more information. Naturevision.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Linda Kohlmeier. Contact Email: info@naturevision.org. Contact Phone: 425-836-2697. Monday, February 13, 2017 – Sunday, February 19, 2017. 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit naturevision.org.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Monday, February 13, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Indoor Playground

Socialize and have fun! We provide balls, scooters, toys and more in our gym! A great place for little ones to run and play. No preregistration, but check in at the front desk is required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. Call the Open Gym Hotline for specific availability or closures. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Cost: $3.25-$4.50. Contact Name: MICEC Customer Service. Contact Phone: 206-275-7609. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040.