Overlake Hospital Medical Center's Sonja Potter Senior Care Auxiliary is hosting a pancake breakfast and silent auction Saturday at the...

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Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Sonja Potter Senior Care Auxiliary is hosting a pancake breakfast and silent auction Saturday at the North Bellevue Community Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue.

The public is invited to come out and see Overlake Hospital Senior Health Center physicians cook up breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and find deals at the silent auction, which ends at noon.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5. The money raised will go to Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s senior-care programs.

For more information, call the senior-care auxiliary office at 425-688-5522.

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Mercer Island

“Dragon Park” gets grant from Starbucks

The Starbucks Neighborhood Parks Program has awarded a $15,000 grant to Deane’s Children’s Park on Mercer Island, better known as “Dragon Park” for its 50-foot-long plaster and metal dragon.

The nonprofit Mercer Island Preschool Association and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department say they’ll put the money toward a park renovation and new play area that are under way. The city is chipping in up to $20,000 for the project. The association has raised nearly $10,000 and plans to raise $62,000 more.

The city and association will replace bathroom fixtures, repair fences, renovate trails, add a new swing set and climbing rock and build a 50-foot-wide and 12-foot-tall castle to go with the dragon.

The association will host a walk, complete with cookies, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Dragon Park to discuss the project. In case of heavy rain, the event will move to the library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E.


Volunteers needed for half marathon

Volunteers are needed to help with the Kirkland Half Marathon on Sunday. People are needed to help set up the event, monitor the race course and help with registration and packet pick-up. Volunteer shifts start at 6 a.m. The race celebration ends at noon.

The half marathon, which will begin at Juanita Beach Park, will benefit the Kirkland Downtown on the Lake civic organization.

For more information, call Patty Tucker at 425-827-5542.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau