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We are currently raising money to purchase a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano. The Yamaha Clavinova is a quality instrument that can be used by all ages and skill levels to create perform and record a variety of music. Hundreds of students have experienced using a Yamaha Clavinova piano at our summer Music Technology camps held at Island Park elementary. We would like to expand our musical educational and performance options by owning our own piano at the Community & Event Center. This new piano will enable us to offer performances at our Senior Social program, senior lunches, special events, gallery receptions, and lessons. The piano will also be available for use by special event rental users.
We are looking to our community to help make this a reality. For $100, you can “Buy” A Key. Our goal is to raise $6,500. When 65 keys are sold, we will have raised enough funds to purchase the piano. Everyone who "buys" a key will have their name recognized on a temporary piano key poster board at the Community & Event Center until after the fundraiser is over, as well as on a permanent plaque on the piano. What a great holiday gift idea for the music lover in your life! Call 206.275.7609, register at www.myparksandrecreation.com (course #14414) or donate via Paypal now.
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For the sixth consecutive year in a row the national nonprofit KaBOOM! recognized Mercer Island as a 2013 "Playful City USA." KaBOOM!, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy activity for children, selected Mercer Island as one of 217 cities across the country as a Playful City USA community for its continuing dedication to play.
"KaBOOM! Playful City USA" program highlighted the award-winning Adventure Playground, where kids create forts, swings, bridges, tree houses and more with staff supervisors facilitating the building. During each Friday of the summer, a Fun Mobile arrives at a different City park providing arts, crafts, music, entertainment, lawn games and a 'slip and slide.'
"The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in providing the highest quality facilities and services in partnership with the community to enhance livability on Mercer Island."
Comprehensive and diverse services include recreation, athletic, social, art, special event, park and facility operations/maintenance, open space acquisition, urban forestry management and other services.
Services are provided to preschool age children, youth, teen, adult, family and senior populations through partnerships with community agencies, businesses and institutions.
With over 35 parks and open space areas boasting over 400 acres and trails in excess of 50 miles, the Department maintains
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Recreation Classes & Programs Canceled Today - December 20
In accordance with the inclement weather policy, daytime recreation classes and programs are canceled as the Mercer Island School District is closed Friday, December 20.
The Mercer Island Community and Event Center is currently open and will remain open while weather conditions permit.
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Community Center Winter Closure Dates
The Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC) will adjust its normal operating hours for annual maintenance as follows:
Monday, December 23 through Friday, December 27: CLOSED
Saturday, December 28: Open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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City Seeking Public Input on 2014-2019 Parks Plan
The City of Mercer Island is updating its parks and recreation plan for 2014-2019. The new plan will include six years of potential projects that anticipate the community’s needs, stretch limited public funds, and fulfill legal obligations. A draft of the plan is available on the City of Mercer Isla... Read more...
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Senior St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Thursday, March 13, 2014Join us for a “bit of the blarney” as we celebrate this Irish holiday. Be sure to wear your green, or you’re sure to be pinched! Corned beef and cabbage lunch will be served at noon.
Reservations required. Call 275.7609 to reserve your spot. Transportation will be available.
Course #: 13645
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