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Cavalia Adds Dates, Baby and Me Story Time at MI Library and More: Play Date!

Fun activities and some sweet deals for the whole family on Mercer Island and the Eastside this upcoming week.

Feb. 15: Indoor Playground at the

  • 9:30 am to Noon
  • Kids six and under accompanied by an adult caregiver will enjoy zipping around on scooters and playing with balls, giant blocks and other fun toys. A great place for you and your child to get out of the rain and run, play, socialize and have fun.
  • Questions? Call 206 275-7609
  • Cost: Mercer Island residents, $3.25 per child, non residents, $4.50 per child. Program sponsored by the .

Feb. 15: Parent Lecture at the – Ensuring Your Child is Ready to Read

  • 7 pm to 9 pm
  • For parents.
  • Presenters Maren Ostergard, Early Literacy/Outreach Librarian for the King County Library System and CiKeithia Pugh, Early Literacy Program Manager at the Seattle Public Library, will discuss how to help your babies and toddlers get ready to read.
  • Learn techniques for reading aloud to your child, five simple practices and six skills to help your child get ready to read, discover new books and resources to support story telling and learn what support your local library has to offer.
  • Cost: $5 for PEPS and JCC members, $10 general public
  • Pre-registered required online

Feb. 17: The Secret World of Arrietty Anime Adventure at the sponsored by the

  • 7 pm to 9:30 pm 
  • For teens only.
  • Meet up with fellow teen anime fans for the U.S. movie premier of writer Hayao Miyazaki’s The Secret World of Arrietty, based on the novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
  • Questions? Contact Jennifer Fleck at 206 236-3537
  • Cost: Free as admission is donated by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library but you must pre-register and a signed permission form required.  Register online and download, fill out and sign and have your teen bring this permission form

Feb. 19: Drop In Gym at the for Special Needs Kids and Teens

  • 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Enjoy a new program for special needs kids and teens ages five to fifteen.  Meet up with friends and family to enjoy playing in facility with your child or teen. The facility is not staffed so supervision by a parent or caregiver is required at all times. Program is offered every other Sunday this fall so next drop in gym will be Dec. 4.
  • Questions? Call 206 275-7609
  • Cost: $3.25 per resident, $4.50 for non-residents of Mercer Island.

Feb. 21: Baby and Me Story Time at the

  • 10 am to 10:30 am
  • For ages three months to one year with an adult caregiver
  • Introduce your baby to books and the library! Stories, rhymes, music, tickles, bounces and fun!
  • Cost: Free

Feb. 21: Preschool Story Time at the

  • 11 am to 11:35 am
  • For ages three to five with an adult caregiver.
  • Stories, music, rhymes and fun alphabet activities.

Feb. 22: Wonderful One’s Story Time at the

  • 10 am to 10:40 am
  • For babies with an adult caregiver.
  • Enjoy stories, music, rhymes and fun!
  • Cost: Free

Extended to Feb. 26: Cavalia at

  • Don’t miss this magical show featuring beautiful horses, extraordinary riders, live music, amazing aerial stunts and acrobatics.
  • Cost: $17.50 to $189.00
  • For the horse lover in your family there are ticket options that include the experience of a visit after the performance with the show’s equine stars in their stable.
  • See available seating and order tickets for all remaining shows online

Save the Date 

Feb. 25: Media Literacy Workshop at the 

  • 2 pm
  • For tween and teen boys and girls and parents
  • Laura Heck presents a fun, interactive workshop that encourages self-esteem in tweens and teens by deconstructing unrealistic expectations of them as demonstrated in mass media.
  • Questions? Contact Carrie Bowman at clbowman@kcls.org or 206 236-3537 
  • Cost: Free. No pre-registration required 

Sweet Deals

  • Deal: $5 for any regular FOOTLONG.
  • Good Through: Feb. 29, 2012

Studio 904

  • Deal: Save $20 off your first visit to for any service valued over $40 by printing the online coupon
  • Good Through: ongoing

Hanna Andersson in

  • Deal:  Early spring sale including buy one get one 50% off on any second baby item purchase. Also bring in your gently worn Hannas for the Hanna Me Down event and receive 20% off your purchase.
  • Good Through: February 26, 2012

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