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THIS WEEK @ CCMI: Through February 17


Men's Breakfast

Time again for some good conversation and exciting grub. If you plan to join me and our Feb 15th Chef Charles Nishida, please reply back to either of us with your “yes I’ll be there”. We will after the breakfast itself have a short presentation/conversation lead by Roberta regarding an Environmental Voter Project, a partner initiative of the UCC. See you Saturday. Hans Fredrikson 1-(206)-406-2187

Sunday, February 16th, is CCMI’s day to help serve at “Shared Breakfast.” The breakfast for the homeless is held at the First United Methodist Church downtown, 180 Denny Way, Seattle. We work from about 7:30-9:15 am, although that is flexible. There is a free parking garage connected to the church, or if you would like to carpool, we meet at 6:45 at the Mercer Island Park and Ride. Email Colleen Mohn if you would like to carpool, or if you have questions about what we do.

Please come on Tuesday, February 18th at 7 pm to hear Recology, our recycling partner. Recology is working hard to sort and keep as much material out of the landfill as possible. Ask all your recycling and composting questions. Next, Maria Phillips, the artist in residence at Recology will show slides of her current show, Hidden in Plain Sight, which is at the Bellevue Arts Museum. We'll see how trash can be transformed inito art. We'll also hear from Ridwell, an exciting new service that recycles lots of things Recology can't take. Then we'll turn it over to you for questions and answers. Bring along any cords, chargers and printer cartridges, you want to discard - that's Ridwell's February appeal. Here is what Ridwell will be collecting in the next two months. February 10 Maternity clothes (including nursing bras, sanitary napkins, and adult diapers) These will go to Global Perinatal Services, supporting low-income women and immigrant/refugee women in the Puget Sound area. February 24 Cords, chargers and printer cartridges Clean out that drawer! And if your chargers are for small devices you no longer use… March 9 Small electronics (cellphones, mp3 players, tablets, modems, GPS and gaming devices, e-readers)

Climate Action Team Summer Street Fair We are excited about the Street Fair. In preparation for our projects, we need clean clear plastic bottles and white plastic lids. Please bring them to CCMI. The box is located in the foyer. Thank you.

CCMI Upcoming/Community Events

Movie Group Discussion Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30 p.m. The movie this month will be “Just Mercy.” Join us for a discussion and dessert. We will meet at the Lodge at Covenant Living at the Shores (formerly Covenant Shores), in the Multi-Purpose Room. The Lodge address is 9150 Fortuna Drive. Take the elevator to the basement, turn right and we will be in the next to last room on the right. Please RSVP Julia Olsen if you would like to come or have questions

Showtune's 20th Anniversary Gala February 22, 2020 Showtunes is celebrating all that we’ve accomplished together –every audience member, actor, musician, technician,production team member, donor, volunteer, and board member –and we want YOU to be there! Join us for a fabulous night of laughter, music, memories and surprises!And let’s raise the money to build a firm foundation for the next 20 years! More information and tickets at

Opera News Our own Shelly Traverse has a lead role in Seattle Opera’s next production, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, playing February 22nd through March 7th. More information here:

Sunday, Feb. 23rd 11:45 a.m. Jay Mavoori will be showing photos of his “Clipper Round the World” yacht race at CCMI

3rd Annual Canciones para Puerto Rico

Saturday, March 7th

Seattle's finest opera singers, accompanied by Glenda Williams & Luke Raffanti, return to CCMI along with local guitarist Lucas Victor and more! Enjoy an unforgettable night of Spanish canciones, romantic zarzuelas, tangos, and a silent auction to raise support for container homes and storage units for those who are unable to return to their earthquake damaged homes in Puerto Rico.

Enjoy delicious latin food from our event sponsor, Mojito. Yakima Valleys Paradisos del Sol Winery and Organic Vineyards will offer their full, rich wine pours(available for purchase with ticket or a la carte)and bottles and cases available for purchase to take home. Coffee and tea will be served during intermission.

Doors open and silent auction starts at 5:30 p.m. with the performance beginning at 6:00 p.m. Silent auction closes at intermission.

Proceeds benefit families in the south who are unable to return to their damaged homes from recent earthquakes.

More about the Boriken Foundation:In September 2017,volunteers in the Puget Sound area created the Boriken Foundation, formerly La Isla Foundation, a non-profit organization, to help respond and rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. We have helped individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations on the island to establish more sustainable methods of long-term recovery. More recently we have been helping families with food, water, blankets, hygiene products, and storage container homes for those left homeless by the earthquakes in the southern part of the island.

Online pricing*:$20 youth$30 adult general$40 adult w/wine pourVIP $50 (limited number) includes reserved seating with service and wine pour in commemorative take-home glass*prices increase $5 at the door.

To donate to our Boriken Foundation Go Fund Me page, visit

Enjoy an unforgettable night of Spanish Canciones, romantic zarzuelas, tangos, and a silent auction to raise support for container homes and storage units for those who are unable to return to their earthquake-damaged homes in Puerto Rico. For more information

Allan Rumpf 16-Feb

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