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Boyscout Troop 457's Annual Pancake Breakfast

Come and be welcome at the 12th annual Troop 457 Pancake Breakfast. You can't beat all you can eat pancakes for $5 for a single, $15 for a family, and $3 for a senior. All cooking, cleaning and serving will be done by the scouts, so come out and support the boys in this annual fundraiser and get ready for the Super Bowl. Category: Charitable. Family. Food & drink. Organizations. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 for a single, $15 for a family, $3 for a senior. Contact Name: Allison Keeler. Contact Email: alkeeler@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 206-232-2010. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Emmanuel Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall 4400 86th AVE SE Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Monday, February 8, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Alzheimer's Association Long-Distance Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss long-distance? 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 long-distance with memory loss. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month, from 6:00-7:30 pm, at Full Life Care, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98112. For information call Marian Sheehan, (206) 323-2096. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Marian Sheehan. Contact Phone: 206-323-2096. Monday, February 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Full Life Care, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98112.

Jewish Genealogy Monthly Workshop

November's free presentation will be a "Beginning Jewish Genealogy Workshop". The speaker will be Nancy Adelson, a genealogist and frequent speaker on Jewish Genealogy. Please attend if you are interested in beginning your family's Jewish ancestral search or if you have already started and you have questions, brick walls, or want to learn more of where to research. Beginners, Intermediate researchers, and advanced researchers are all welcome! Information on December's free presentation will come soon. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free or you can join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Washington State. Contact Name: Karen Campbell. Contact Email: billkarenmax@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 206-790-2167. Monday, February 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The Factoria LDS Building at 4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (in Factoria, just off I-90 and I-405). For more info visit www.jgsws.org.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 11:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Voice your opinions on the programs and services the library offers you! Come with feedback and bring your ideas to discuss. Munch pizza, too. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Mindful Interactions

Tuesdays, January 12-June 7, 9:45-11:15 a.m. No class February 16 or April 26 Ages 7-14 months with parent/caregiver M $340; G $408 Taught by renowned parenting educator Vicki Smolke, this class provides an opportunity for parents to focus on nurturing and establishing an authentic and trusting relationship with their child through observation and interactions. Topics include developmental stages, positive discipline, play and learning, and sleep. Parents will engage in discussions to better understand their child’s point of view and respond respectfully and sensitively to the cues given by their child. The infant-oriented environment will encourage the infants to focus on exploring and mastering new tasks at their own pace. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 340-408. Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 9:45 PM – 11:15 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Listening Mothers

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon January 20-March 9 Moms with babies up to 6 months old The Listening Mothers™ program offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies, birth through six months of age, to discover the joys of parenting. Study after study shows that today’s parents are more stressed than ever before. Are you one of these well-intended but overwhelmed parents? If you are, we have a program just for you. Our researched-based curriculum will turn the present moment into a pleasant moment! Instructor: Hagit Golan. This eight-week series offers: mindful-based skills that help reduce stress and encourage balance an environment to discover your own inner wisdom skilled professionals and mindfully-trained facilitators parent and child self-awareness with a focus on self-regulation, self-compassion, and parent and child emotional development emphasis on the importance of parent/child attachment parental confidence and empowerment a community of like-minded parents who aspire to be the best parents… Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Play and Learn

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue 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. Starting in June, meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from1:30-3:00 pm, at the Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007. For information call Ruth Hansing, 206-232-2537. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ruth Hansing. Contact Phone: 206-232-2537. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Family YMCA 14230 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98007.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Reflections Art Celebration and Award Ceremony

Come enjoy the artworks of Mercer Island students, exhibited in an Art Gallery format,. The arts were created in connection with the national PTA Reflections program, and include photos, paintings, music compositions and more, created by kids in grades K-12. Light refreshments served. Category: Arts & entertainment. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island High School. Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Mercer Island High School.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Infant Story Time

Newborn to 12 months 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, February 11, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool ages 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, February 11, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Habitat Stewards Training

Are you interested in becoming a Habitat Steward in your community by creating areas for wildlife? The Habitat Stewards Training empowers volunteers to become stewards in their community by creating, preserving, and restoring wildlife habitat. Join the class to hear expert speakers present about Pollinators, Rain Gardens, Noxious Weeds and so much more! If you are interested in making a difference in your community, join like-minded individuals. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30, which includes classroom materials; scholarships available. Contact Name: Sarah Lane. Contact Email: WAeducationcoordinator@nwf.org. Contact Phone: 206-577-7809. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Newcastle Library, Mercer Island Library, Newport Hills Library and Newcastle Library respectively. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

“HistoryLines.com – A Story for Every Ancestor”. User, Glen McNay, will show the features of this website, which allows you to create an interactive timeline, follow an ancestor’s migration history on an interactive map, explore the lifestyle of your ancestors and more. History Lines currently includes information from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, US, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Poland, and Sweden, for 1600-1950. Doors open at 6:45 pm for networking. See our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE Bellevue 98004. For more info visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com.

CJQ with David Booker

CJQ is a high energy showband with a fresh approach to jazz and contemporary music. It features four musicians (piano, sax, drums & bass) who have toured and played with countless well-known, national artists. Playing everything from Brubeck to the Beatles. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Music. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Shuga Jazz Bistro. Contact Phone: 425-274-3074. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Shuga Jazz Bistro 317 Main Ave. S Renton, WA 98057.

Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. Greater Tuna has been a favorite production for theaters throughout the country for many years and was even broadcast nationally on TV. So if you enjoy seeing quirky characters – and who doesn’t – then come visit, pull up a chair, and set a spell in Greater Tuna. Y’all will be glad you did! Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play's stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters and Howard directed. One year after its premier, Greater Tuna opened Off-Broadway, ran for over a year and went on to tour major theatres all over America and sp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line or purchased at the door; http://valleycenterstage.org/greatertuna/. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-200-8936. Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

You are invited to participate in the greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest! Come to Stanwood and Camano Island to search for unique hand-blown glass treasures by world-renowned glass artists, Mark and Marcus Ellinger. Dates: February 12 - 21, 2016 Plastic Clue Balls will be hidden in local businesses and parks during the 10-day event. The Official Guide Book shows you where to look for Clue Balls. You can pick up a Guide Book at one of the participating businesses or download it from the web at www.TheGreatNWGlassQuest.com. Hint: The Clue Balls will be partially visible without you having to move anything. Sometimes the clue balls are camouflaged to make them even harder to find! If you find a plastic Clue Ball, congratulations! You are a winner! Inside you'll find instructions on where to pick up your Glass Treasure! Bring your friends and family and have a great time exploring Stanwood and Camano Island while on your Quest! Bonus: All participants can Enter the Drawing to win a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Gayle Picken. Contact Email: gayle@66events.com. Contact Phone: 425-359-7974. Friday, February 12, 2016 – Sunday, February 21, 2016. All parks and businesses in Stanwood/Camano.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

CJQ at Castillo De Feliciana

CJQ is a high energy showband with a fresh approach to jazz and contemporary music. They will be playing as a duo for this night of music and wine. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Music. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Castillo de Feliciana. Contact Phone: 425-949-5088. Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 15114 148th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.

Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. Greater Tuna has been a favorite production for theaters throughout the country for many years and was even broadcast nationally on TV. So if you enjoy seeing quirky characters – and who doesn’t – then come visit, pull up a chair, and set a spell in Greater Tuna. Y’all will be glad you did! Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play's stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters and Howard directed. One year after its premier, Greater Tuna opened Off-Broadway, ran for over a year and went on to tour major theatres all over America and sp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line or purchased at the door; http://valleycenterstage.org/greatertuna/. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-200-8936. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Alzheimer's Association Long Distance Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone who has memory loss while separated by a long distance? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association Long Distance 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 who has memory loss while separated by a long distance. Meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of the month, from 10:00-11:30 am, at the Alzheimer’s Association, North Tower, 100 West Harrison St, N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information call Hana Binder at 240.741.8388. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Hana Binder. Contact Phone: 240-751-8388. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Alzheimer’s Association North Tower 100 West Harrison St, N200 Seattle, WA 98119.

Mini Mural Family Workshop

Here’s an opportunity for the whole family to work together on a work of art! Choose your own theme (My Family, Under the Sea, Outer Space, Winter Sports, etc.) and then bring your ideas to the workshop. We’ll work on getting those ideas onto panels which everybody can participate in arranging and painting. Wear old clothes or bring an old shirt to wear because this kind of fun can be a little messy. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $80.00-$170.00. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. KAC, 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033 Room: Skylight Studio. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Freedom Train

Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Songs include: “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” “Steal Away,” “Wade in the Water,” “Good News, the Chariot’s A-comin’” and many others still sung today. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit — a universal story for all. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10-$15. Contact Name: Sue Snyder. Contact Email: sue@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse. For more info visit tmp.org.

Critical Mass Big Band

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church is excited to present 18 of the finest local jazz musicians in concert in our beautiful Sanctuary. They will feature swinging arrangements by such notables as Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, and Maynard Ferguson. Please join us for a rousing evening of Big Band Jazz! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Will Offering; $10 - $20 Suggested. Contact Name: Steve Bosetti. Contact Email: steve.b.arch@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-232-5595. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. Greater Tuna has been a favorite production for theaters throughout the country for many years and was even broadcast nationally on TV. So if you enjoy seeing quirky characters – and who doesn’t – then come visit, pull up a chair, and set a spell in Greater Tuna. Y’all will be glad you did! Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play's stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters and Howard directed. One year after its premier, Greater Tuna opened Off-Broadway, ran for over a year and went on to tour major theatres all over America and sp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line or purchased at the door; http://valleycenterstage.org/greatertuna/. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-200-8936. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

Prom Queen

Prom Queen's sound is cinematic, vintage and dark: drawing comparisons to classic artists such as the Roy Orbison, Nancy Sinatra and Loretta Lynn as well as contemporary artists such as Lana Del Rey, Broadcast and Dirty Beaches. “Churning out sickly sweet pop tracks inspired by pinup girls and 1960s house-wives, PROM QUEEN is, naturally, everything Lana Del Rey tries too hard to be. A multi-instrumentalist with sultry vocals and a killer retro style" - SEATTLE WEEKLY. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: College Students. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25. Contact Name: Skye Stoury. Contact Email: kpc@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258939900. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Jim Malcolm - Valentine's Day Concert

As both singer and songwriter, Jim Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music, "one of the finest singing voices in Scotland in any style". He was lead singer of the phenomenal Scottish band Old Blind Dogs for seven years, touring extensively throughout Europe and North America and playing at many of the biggest folk festivals. In 2004, Jim was songwriter of the year in the Scots Trad Music Awards, and he has been nominated three times for Scots Singer of the Year. He has a huge repertoire of songs from the Scottish tradition and is a noted interpreter of Burns. These old songs are complemented by his own original and award winning songs, which are at once completely modern and accessible, yet an authentic addition to the cannon of Scottish music. Location of the concert will be the Vino Bella's Wine Bar in charming downtown Issaquah. This is a 21 and over venue. The address is 99 Front St S, Issaquah, WA 98027. Driving instructions to follow with purchase of ticket. To find out mor… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $16.00 plus service fee or $20 cash at the door. Contact Name: Cynthia. Contact Email: cynthiaonthemove413@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-372-7058. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Vino Bellas 99 Front Street Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit jimmalcolm.brownpapertickets.com.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Monday, February 15, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Community Blood Drive

Join Megan Shay and John L. Scott Mercer Island in giving blood! Help ensure this precious resource is available for ill and injured people in our community by giving blood. Plus, get free cookies AND burn ~650 calories just by laying there. Category: Charitable. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Megan Shay, REALTOR. Contact Email: megans@johnlscott.com. Contact Phone: 2064370732. Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 2807 78th St SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Young Onset 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 Mondayof the month, from 7:00-9:00 pm, at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Room 1E2, 2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. For information call Bill Lukov at 206.367.4895. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bill Lukov. Contact Phone: 206-367-4895. Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. St Andrew’s Lutheran Church Room 1E2 2650 148th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Young Onset 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 Mondayof the month, from 7:00-9:00 pm, at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Room 1E2, 2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. For information call Bill Lukov at 206.367.4895. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bill Lukov. Contact Phone: 206-367-4895. Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. St Andrew’s Lutheran Church Room 1E2 2650 148th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Alzheimer's Association Younger Onset Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with younger-onset memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association younger-onset 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 younger-onset memory loss. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, from 7:00-9:00 pm, at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Room 1E2, 2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. For information call Bill Lukov at 206.367.4895. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bill Lukov. Contact Phone: 206-367-4895. Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. St Andrew’s Lutheran Church Room 1E2 2650 148th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Eastside CHADD: Tues, Feb 16, Tues, Mar 15: IEP Training - Enrollment limited.

Tuesday, February 16, Tuesday, March 15: IEP Training - Enrollment limited. Register at eastside@CHADD.net. Include name, e-mail, and phone number. This class is designed to respond to the questions generated by the participants. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the information they need to understand and to navigate the Special Education process. You MUST attend BOTH sessions. You must attend part 1 to attend part 2. This class creates a framework used to create programs for students with disabilities. It outlines the responsibilities for educators and the rights for students with disabilities. Violations of the laws can cause school districts to lose money or be required to do additional work through complaint and/or monitoring processes. Participants in this workshop develop understanding of how laws, rules, and regulations affect practice in providing programs for students in special education. Discussions include: * Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), * Appropriate student e… Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: CHADD Members - Free; Non-Members: Suggested Donation - $5. Contact Email: Eastside@CHADD.net. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:45 PM – 9:15 PM. Evergreen Healthcare (Formerly Evergreen Hospital Medical Center) Surgery & Physicians Center 12040 NE 128th Street Kirkland, WA 98034 Room TAN 101 (downstairs). For more info visit www.eastside-chadd.org.

Mindful Interactions

Tuesdays, January 12-June 7, 9:45-11:15 a.m. No class February 16 or April 26 Ages 7-14 months with parent/caregiver M $340; G $408 Taught by renowned parenting educator Vicki Smolke, this class provides an opportunity for parents to focus on nurturing and establishing an authentic and trusting relationship with their child through observation and interactions. Topics include developmental stages, positive discipline, play and learning, and sleep. Parents will engage in discussions to better understand their child’s point of view and respond respectfully and sensitively to the cues given by their child. The infant-oriented environment will encourage the infants to focus on exploring and mastering new tasks at their own pace. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 340-408. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:45 PM – 11:15 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 17-21, 2016

“America the Beautiful” is the theme for the 2016 Northwest Flower & Garden Show as the 28th annual event celebrates the National Parks Service Centennial and famous American landmarks. Set for February 17-21, 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, the show will spotlight the theme in over 20 spectacular display gardens and other feature attractions. The nation’s second largest flower and garden event will again boast a big line-up of attractions, including blooming gardens big and small; over 100 free seminars for newbie and veteran gardeners alike; shopping for diverse and unusual products in the bustling Marketplace and its 350 vendors; media personalities battling it out for their favorite charities in the “Garden Wars,” special displays from Subaru, and much more. Showgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy new food and beverage options, including a selection of craft beers and regional wines. Show dates and hours for the five-day show are Wednesday through Saturday (Feb.… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Early Bird - $17; Adult (at the door) - $22; Youth (13 to 17 years) - $5; and Children (12 and under) are FREE. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – Sunday, February 21, 2016. Washington State Convention Center. For more info visit www.gardenshow.com.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Listening Mothers

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon January 20-March 9 Moms with babies up to 6 months old The Listening Mothers™ program offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies, birth through six months of age, to discover the joys of parenting. Study after study shows that today’s parents are more stressed than ever before. Are you one of these well-intended but overwhelmed parents? If you are, we have a program just for you. Our researched-based curriculum will turn the present moment into a pleasant moment! Instructor: Hagit Golan. This eight-week series offers: mindful-based skills that help reduce stress and encourage balance an environment to discover your own inner wisdom skilled professionals and mindfully-trained facilitators parent and child self-awareness with a focus on self-regulation, self-compassion, and parent and child emotional development emphasis on the importance of parent/child attachment parental confidence and empowerment a community of like-minded parents who aspire to be the best parents… Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Play and Learn

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Alzheimer's Association Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group

This support group is for people diagnosed with early stage memory loss (ESML) and meets on 3rd Thursdays at 10:00am in Bellevue. Memory loss support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for people with memory loss. Discover that you are not alone and learn from the experiences of others. There is no cost to attend support groups sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Pre-registration is required. For registration and more information about ESML programs, contact Katherine Painter at 206-529-3868. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Katherine Painter. Contact Email: kpainter@alz.org. Contact Phone: 206-529-3868. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Infant Story Time

Newborn to 12 months 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, February 18, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool ages 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, February 18, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Habitat Stewards Training

Are you interested in becoming a Habitat Steward in your community by creating areas for wildlife? The Habitat Stewards Training empowers volunteers to become stewards in their community by creating, preserving, and restoring wildlife habitat. Join the class to hear expert speakers present about Pollinators, Rain Gardens, Noxious Weeds and so much more! If you are interested in making a difference in your community, join like-minded individuals. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30, which includes classroom materials; scholarships available. Contact Name: Sarah Lane. Contact Email: WAeducationcoordinator@nwf.org. Contact Phone: 206-577-7809. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Newcastle Library, Mercer Island Library, Newport Hills Library and Newcastle Library respectively. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

PFLAG Bellevue Eastside

PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside is a support and advocacy group, uniting members of the LGBTQ community with friends, families, and allies. PFLAG does not promote one political or religious view and is inclusive to people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths. Our monthly meetings offer support and education in a safe, confidential, and welcoming atmosphere. This PFLAG chapter serves East King County communities including Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Bothell, Woodinville, Duvall, Snoqualmie, and Carnation. Many eastside residents have benefitted from its services. The first half of each meeting is dedicated to support and the second half is generally reserved for a guest speaker. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month from 7-9pm. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free (membership available). Contact Name: PFLAG Bellevue Eastside. Contact Email: info@bellevue-pflag.org. Contact Phone: 425-483-6642. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue First United Methodist Church 1934 108th Avenue NE Bellevue, Washington 98004. For more info visit community.pflag.org.

PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside

PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside is a support and advocacy group, uniting members of the LGBTQ community with friends, families, and allies. PFLAG does not promote one political or religious view and is inclusive to people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths. Our monthly meetings offer support and education in a safe, confidential, and welcoming atmosphere. This PFLAG chapter serves East King County communities including Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Bothell, Woodinville, Duvall, Snoqualmie, and Carnation. Many Eastside residents have benefitted from its services. The first half of each meeting is dedicated to support and the second half is generally reserved for a guest speaker. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month from 7-9pm. Category: Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free (membership available). Contact Name: PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside. Contact Email: info@bellevue-pflag.org. Contact Phone: 425-483-6642. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue First United Methodist Church 1934 108th Avenue NE Bellevue, Washington 98004.

CJQ with Keely Whitney

CJQ is a high energy showband with a fresh approach to jazz and contemporary music. It features four musicians (piano, sax, drums & bass) who have toured and played with countless well-known, national artists. Playing everything from Brubeck to the Beatles. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Music. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Shuga Jazz Bistro. Contact Phone: 425-274-3074. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Shuga Jazz Bistro 317 Main Ave. S Renton, WA 98057.

Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. Greater Tuna has been a favorite production for theaters throughout the country for many years and was even broadcast nationally on TV. So if you enjoy seeing quirky characters – and who doesn’t – then come visit, pull up a chair, and set a spell in Greater Tuna. Y’all will be glad you did! Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play's stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters and Howard directed. One year after its premier, Greater Tuna opened Off-Broadway, ran for over a year and went on to tour major theatres all over America and sp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students; Tickets may be pre-purchased on-line or purchased at the door; http://valleycenterstage.org/greatertuna/. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-200-8936. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

Comedian Gary Gulman

A finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Gary Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. He marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time Tour,” selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 - 25.00. Contact Name: Lori Ceyhun. Contact Email: loric@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0833. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Captain's License Training

Getting your OUPV and Master 100 Ton license is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional, and for many pursuits afloat, is also a legal requirement. February 8 - 16 56-hour OUPV (6-Pack) - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for seven weekdays. February 17 - 19 24-hour Upgrade to Master 100 Ton - This class runs 8:00AM to 5:00PM for three weekdays. Tuition includes all course materials, nautical charts, student workbooks, navigation tools, and reference materials. USCG examinations are administered in class at no additional cost, and Flagship's exclusive credentialing service is included. Experience the Flagship Difference for yourself -- enroll today!!!! Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Jan Anderson. Contact Email: registrar.flagship@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 253-905-5972. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8426 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Greater Tuna Dinner Theater

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. Greater Tuna has been a favorite production for theaters throughout the country for many years and was even broadcast nationally on TV. So if you enjoy seeing quirky characters – and who doesn’t – then come visit, pull up a chair, and set a spell in Greater Tuna. Y’all will be glad you did! Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play's stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters and Howard directed. One year after its premier, Greater Tuna opened Off-Broadway, ran for over a year and went on to tour major theatres all over America and sp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Pre-purchased: $42.50 General, $39 for senior/students or purchased at the door for $47.50 (Adults)/ $44.00 (Senior/Student) All tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/1U2G7CQ. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-200-8936. Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

Amateur Radio License Class

This FREE 2 Saturday radio class is for everyone with little or no radio knowledge. You just need how to multiply and divide. You will get everything to pass the test and get an amateur radio license. You don’t need to learn Morris Code or CW. This is a very exciting cutting edge hobby. You can talk around the world on a radio that cost only $50. The VEC Test cost $15. 7 year olds have passed the test. Many families attend. There are 60 pages of handouts with 160 illustrations and quizzes and many items to see, feel and handle. 4 or 5 instructors will answer your individual questions. There is over a 90% pass rate, and many pass the second level test also. Video songs and informative Utubes will make this a fun class for all. Do something exciting for yourself, this year. Get your radio license. Ham radios are great for Emergency preparedness and Survivalist, Hiking, Camping, and Boating. Please register so your handouts can be prepared. Register by sending your name and class dates in an email to… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE, but the test cost $15. Contact Name: Daniel Stevens. Contact Email: KL7WM@aol.com. Contact Phone: 206 228 9274. Saturday, February 20, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016. PC Center 2363 NW 80th Street Seattle, WA 98117.

Introduction to Watercolor

This hands-on workshop presents all the basics for the first-time watercolor painter or a great review of color mixing, brushwork, and painting techniques for the out-of-practice painter. You'll learn how to set up your work area and arrange your palette. We'll discuss different types of paint, brushes, and paper. You'll get to compare student and professional grade paint, cold and hot press paper, and different types of brushes. Learn how to do dry brush, wet in wet, flat washes, and graduated washes. Discover how to mix and layer colors and how to mix a complete color wheel from just three colors. Continuous hands-on demonstrations will show techniques first hand. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Cost: $170.00. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. KAC, 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033 Room: Skylight Studio. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Teen Ceramics Workshop

In this two day workshop, we'll focus on creating with the extruder. We'll start with square, triangular, hexagonal, and round tubes to create soap dispensers, oil and vinegar bottles, cups, vases, animals, and more. We'll spend the second day glazing and, if the weather permits, fire up the raku kiln to have a finished piece ready to take home. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: $105.00. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. KAC, 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033 Room: Ceramics Studio. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Felted Flowers

Presented by Flora Carlile-Kovacs, Felt Designer and Instructor. Ages 18 and older. Wet felting is an ancient textile technique that combines hand-dyed wool fibers, soap, water, and agitation. Create a unique, durable felt piece that will be used to make flowers. All supplies provided. Registration required. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Greater Tuna Dinner Theater

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals. Greater Tuna has been a favorite production for theaters throughout the country for many years and was even broadcast nationally on TV. So if you enjoy seeing quirky characters – and who doesn’t – then come visit, pull up a chair, and set a spell in Greater Tuna. Y’all will be glad you did! Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play's stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters and Howard directed. One year after its premier, Greater Tuna opened Off-Broadway, ran for over a year and went on to tour major theatres all over America and sp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Pre-purchased: $42.50 General, $39 for senior/students or purchased at the door for $47.50 (Adults)/ $44.00 (Senior/Student) All tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/1U2G7CQ. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-200-8936. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit valleycenterstage.org.

Introduction to Watercolor

This hands-on workshop presents all the basics for the first-time watercolor painter or a great review of color mixing, brushwork, and painting techniques for the out-of-practice painter. You'll learn how to set up your work area and arrange your palette. We'll discuss different types of paint, brushes, and paper. You'll get to compare student and professional grade paint, cold and hot press paper, and different types of brushes. Learn how to do dry brush, wet in wet, flat washes, and graduated washes. Discover how to mix and layer colors and how to mix a complete color wheel from just three colors. Continuous hands-on demonstrations will show techniques first hand. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Cost: $170.00. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. KAC, 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033 Room: Skylight Studio. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Sammamish Symphony Orchestra-Energy, Life, Affirmation

For the third concert of the 2015/2016 Season the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra displays virtuosity performing compositions from three different centuries. Featuring Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia Espansiva by Carl Nielsen Nielson’s Symphony No. 3 is exhilarating and irresistibly sunny in character. The perfect antidote for the grey of winter. Also on the program: Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in c, originally for organ but transformed into an imposing work for orchestra by Edward Elgar. Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale, a miniature symphony given an all-too-rare performance. Category: Arts & entertainment. 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, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eastlake Performing Arts Center 400 228th Ave. NE Sammamish, WA 98074.

Amateur Radio Licensing Class

Registration is required. This FREE 2 day radio class is for everyone with little or no radio knowledge. You just need how to multiply and divide. You will get everything to pass the test and get an amateur radio license. You don’t need to learn Morris Code or CW. This is a very exciting cutting edge hobby. You can talk around the world on a radio that cost only $50. The VEC Test cost $15. 7 year olds have passed the test. Many families attend. There are 60 pages of handouts with 160 illustrations and quizzes and many items to see, feel and handle. 4 or 5 instructors will answer your individual questions. There is over a 90% pass rate, and many pass the second level test also. Video songs and informative Utubes will make this a fun class for all. Do something exciting for yourself, this year. Get your radio license. Ham radios are great for Emergency preparedness and Survivalist, Hiking, Camping, and Boating. Please register so your handouts can be prepared. Register by sending your name and clas… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE, but the test cost $15. Contact Name: Daniel Stevens. Contact Email: KL7WM@aol.com. Contact Phone: 206 228 9274. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Schwab Reserve Center 9700 Tank Trail Road JBLM, WA 98443.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 11:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Mindful Interactions

Tuesdays, January 12-June 7, 9:45-11:15 a.m. No class February 16 or April 26 Ages 7-14 months with parent/caregiver M $340; G $408 Taught by renowned parenting educator Vicki Smolke, this class provides an opportunity for parents to focus on nurturing and establishing an authentic and trusting relationship with their child through observation and interactions. Topics include developmental stages, positive discipline, play and learning, and sleep. Parents will engage in discussions to better understand their child’s point of view and respond respectfully and sensitively to the cues given by their child. The infant-oriented environment will encourage the infants to focus on exploring and mastering new tasks at their own pace. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 340-408. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:45 PM – 11:15 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Listening Mothers

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon January 20-March 9 Moms with babies up to 6 months old The Listening Mothers™ program offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies, birth through six months of age, to discover the joys of parenting. Study after study shows that today’s parents are more stressed than ever before. Are you one of these well-intended but overwhelmed parents? If you are, we have a program just for you. Our researched-based curriculum will turn the present moment into a pleasant moment! Instructor: Hagit Golan. This eight-week series offers: mindful-based skills that help reduce stress and encourage balance an environment to discover your own inner wisdom skilled professionals and mindfully-trained facilitators parent and child self-awareness with a focus on self-regulation, self-compassion, and parent and child emotional development emphasis on the importance of parent/child attachment parental confidence and empowerment a community of like-minded parents who aspire to be the best parents… Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Play and Learn

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Alzheimer's Association Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with Lewy Body Dementia? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for Lewy Body Dementia caregivers to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with Lewy Body Dementia. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the St. Benedict, Benedict House, 1805 North 49th St. Seattle, WA 98103. For information call Rena Ferretti at 206.473.2565. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Rena Ferretti. Contact Phone: 206-473-2565. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Benedict, Benedict House, 1805 North 49th St. Seattle, WA 98103.

Opera Preview: Mary Stuart/Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti

This free lecture, provided to increase enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Music. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Infant Story Time

Newborn to 12 months 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, February 25, 2016, 10:30 AM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

The Business Lunch: The Business of Golf & Major Tournaments

Fees/Admission: Individuals: $40 members, $60 non members Corporate Table of 10: $400 members, $600 non members What’s the economic impact of a world-class sporting event on the local economy? Sean Riley, Championship Director for the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will explore the significance of this major sporting event coming to Sahalee Country Club in June 2016. An event of this magnitude draws spectators, participants, and volunteers that spend millions locally and attracts worldwide attention. Join us as we look at the business of golf and the importance of positioning the Eastside as a premier location and host for select sports competitions. Cancellation Policy: Due to hosting facility guarantees, cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to event. Monthly events subject to availability and additional charges at the door apply. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Lexi Obenchain. Contact Phone: (425) 213-1209. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Red Lion Hotel Bellevue 11211 Main St Bellevue, Washington 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuechamber.org.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool ages 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, February 25, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Habitat Stewards Training

Are you interested in becoming a Habitat Steward in your community by creating areas for wildlife? The Habitat Stewards Training empowers volunteers to become stewards in their community by creating, preserving, and restoring wildlife habitat. Join the class to hear expert speakers present about Pollinators, Rain Gardens, Noxious Weeds and so much more! If you are interested in making a difference in your community, join like-minded individuals. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30, which includes classroom materials; scholarships available. Contact Name: Sarah Lane. Contact Email: WAeducationcoordinator@nwf.org. Contact Phone: 206-577-7809. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Newcastle Library, Mercer Island Library, Newport Hills Library and Newcastle Library respectively. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

18th Annual RMHC Hockey Challenge

On February 27, hockey players from throughout the Puget Sound area will gather on the ice at ShoWare Center in Kent for Hockey Challenge 2016, presented by the Seattle Thunderbirds. The 18th annual event features local corporate and recreational teams raising money for the privilege to take part in some friendly on-ice battles prior to the Thunderbirds evening game. The day concludes with an All Star game, featuring ex-NHL players and local celebrities. All proceeds from the event benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska. Category: Charitable. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $16-$40. Contact Name: Kaylee Donahue. Contact Email: kaylee@rmhcseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2068380629. Saturday, February 27, 2016. ShoWare Center, Kent, WA. For more info visit www.rmhcseattle.org.

Higher Ground Men's Conference

Christian music artist Clay Crosse will speak at Higher Ground Men’s Conference Saturday, Feb. 27 at Westminster Chapel, Bellevue. Higher Ground is the premier gathering of men of faith in the Pacific Northwest for encouragement, straight talk and practical tools for living with resiliency and integrity in today’s fragmented culture. Crosse will be joined by KCIS/Spirit 105.3 radio host Carrie Abbott and Bellevue Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor Dr. Scott Dudley. Higher Ground is for men and young men (age 13 and above). Great for fathers & sons! For tickets and event detail visit http://highergroundmen.com. Category: Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Cost: $44.00 - group and early bird discounts available. Contact Email: info@highergroundmen.com. Saturday, February 27, 2016. Westminster Chapel 13646 NE 24th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit highergroundmen.com.

Everyone's Talking About It: 88th Academy Awards Preview Party!

We all love a good party, especially for the Oscars! In anticipation of the Academy Awards Ceremony to be held on February 28, film historian Lance Rhoades will share highlights and controversies from previous ceremonies, discuss the current nominees, and even offer his own Oscars predictions! Come dressed in your own "red carpet" outfit if you choose--and if your prefer to dress down, that's great too! Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library. What’s on YOUR mind? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs at KCLS libraries. From pop culture to pot, from education to alternative energy—and even elections—talk with other community members about what fascinates you. www.kcls.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Photoshop Design Helper Workshop

Learn to use Photoshop to resolve problems in your art. Learn ways to change your image so that you can go back into the studio with fresh ideas for making your art sing. Laptops with Photoshop will be provided for each student. This workshop will cover an array of Photoshop skills and tools including an overview of the application layout and structure, adjusting colors and values, and moving and resizing shapes. Students will also learn about: The tool bar The lasso, magic wand, and color selector tools The paint bucket and eye dropper tools The skew tool The pencil tool The layer tool Cropping, coloring, cutting, and pasting Importing, saving, printing, and exporting Difficulty: beginning, beginner, novice, first-time student, first time student, intermediate, continuing, returning Medium: digital arts, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe CS, Adobe Photoshop, 2D Class Type: adult workshop, some supplies included. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $55.00. Contact Name: LIZ VANBEMMEL. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Location KAC, 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033 Room: Print Studio. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Teen Ceramics Workshop

In this two day workshop, we'll focus on creating with the extruder. We'll start with square, triangular, hexagonal, and round tubes to create soap dispensers, oil and vinegar bottles, cups, vases, animals, and more. We'll spend the second day glazing and, if the weather permits, fire up the raku kiln to have a finished piece ready to take home. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: $105.00. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. KAC, 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033 Room: Ceramics Studio. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Sammamish Symphony Orchestra-Energy, Life, Affirmation

For the third concert of the 2015/2016 Season the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra displays virtuosity performing compositions from three different centuries. Featuring Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia Espansiva by Carl Nielsen Nielson’s Symphony No. 3 is exhilarating and irresistibly sunny in character. The perfect antidote for the grey of winter. Also on the program: Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in c, originally for organ but transformed into an imposing work for orchestra by Edward Elgar. Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale, a miniature symphony given an all-too-rare performance. Category: Arts & entertainment. 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. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Meydenbauer Theatre.

Parents 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. For more information, contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Emily Schankerman at EmilySc@sjcc.org or 206-388-0828. 5 years through 5th grade SJCC members: $40 for the first child, $20 for siblings (ages 5+) Guests: $45 for the first child, $25 for siblings (ages 5+) 9 months through 4 years Younger kids can participate through our drop-in babysitting program. SJCC members: $50 per child Guests: $60 per child. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $40-$60. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 3801 East mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Family Dessert Theater: “Mercer Girls”

The 5th Ave. Adventure Musical Theatre for Kids presents an original show about the first eleven “Mercer Girls,” recruited by the University of Washington’s President in 1864 to work as teachers in the Washington Territory. This original musical tells the story of the women who became the teachers, wives, mothers and grandmothers of the founding families of the Puget Sound region. Desserts included! Category: Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 - 10.00. Contact Name: Lori Ceyhun. Contact Email: loric@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0833. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 6:30 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Brian Doyle, author of Children and Other Wild Animals

Island Books is proud to welcome bestselling Northwest writer Brian Doyle to our store on Saturday, February 27th at 7pm. Best known as a novelist for his beloved modern classics such as Mink River and The Plover, he is also an essayist par excellence, and in his award-winning new collection Children and Other Wild Animals, he describes encounters with astounding beings of every sort and shape. These true tales of animals and human mammals (generally the smaller sizes, but here and there elders and jumbos) delightfully blur the line between the two. His short vignettes explore the seethe of life on this startling planet, the astonishing variety of our riveting companions, and the joys available to us when we pause, see, savor, and celebrate the small things that are not small in the least. Doyle’s trademark quirky prose is at once lyrical, daring, and refreshing; his essays are poignant but not pap, sharp but not sermons, and revelatory at every turn. Throughout there is humor and humility and a palpabl… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: James Crossley. Contact Email: info@mercerislandbooks.com. Contact Phone: 206.232.6920. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:00 PM. Island Books 3014 78th Avenue SE Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit www.mercerislandbooks.com.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting of passionate artists Open to the public Join the meeting Learn about the activities and values of MIVAL and how this group of visual artists support visual arts in the community through Art Shows, Art venues, MIVAL Art Gallery, Fine Arts Showcase, Art UnCorked and more. Connect with other artists and gain insights. More info: www.MIVAL.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Nannette Bassett. Contact Email: nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-232-8148. Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Episcopal Church Mercer Island 4400 86th Ave.

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, March 3, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mommy Matters

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. New Dates: January 26-March 29 Mommy Matters is an opportunity for moms to get support and learn about what matters most as your child moves through the toddler and preschool years. Mommy Matters blends Love and Logic Parenting, Positive Discipline, and Gottman principles with personal coaching. Contact instructor Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, for more information and to register, melissa@growparenting.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting of passionate artists Open to the public Join the meeting Learn about the activities and values of MIVAL and how this group of visual artists support visual arts in the community through Art Shows, Art venues, MIVAL Art Gallery, Fine Arts Showcase, Art UnCorked and more. Connect with other artists and gain insights. More info: www.MIVAL.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Nannette Bassett. Contact Email: nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-232-8148. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Episcopal Church Mercer Island 4400 86th Ave.

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, April 7, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Tween Fitness

Tween Fitness is for kids who want to be active. Kids will learn to use bands, balls and their own body weight to work on cardiovascular and weight training as well as balance, stability, and stretching. This class is appropriate for all levels so preteens learn the skills to work out safer and more efficiently, empowering them to want to exercise on their own. Geared toward ages 9-13. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: guest price $10; free for SJCC members. Contact Name: Dana Azose. Contact Email: DanaA@SJCC.org. Contact Phone: 206.388.0836. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting of passionate artists Open to the public Join the meeting Learn about the activities and values of MIVAL and how this group of visual artists support visual arts in the community through Art Shows, Art venues, MIVAL Art Gallery, Fine Arts Showcase, Art UnCorked and more. Connect with other artists and gain insights. More info: www.MIVAL.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Nannette Bassett. Contact Email: nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-232-8148. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Episcopal Church Mercer Island 4400 86th Ave.

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, May 5, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.