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Live locally. Consult your community calendar

  • the library's evening book group (Wed),
  • South Seattle Crime Prevention Council (Wed),
  • family night at the library (Thu),
  • a public meeting about parks (Thu),
  • Beatwalk (Fri),
  • a holiday magic show (Sat),
  • free arts class for kids (Sat),
  • an international festival (Othello, Sun),
  • a new group, Sustainable South Seattle (Wed),
  • and more.

In the calendar, you can click through to each event's online information.
If a local event is missing, please send a Citizen's alert.



Friday, December 7 — last of the season. Here's the lineup.
Awash: Zydeco Locals
Bookworm Exchange: Katy Bourne Quartet
Columbia City Bakery: Foglite
Columbia City Fitness Center: Lora and Sukutai
Columbia City Gallery: Correo Aereo
Lottie's Lounge: Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers
Verve: Lost Pedro

At the library

library link
  • Children from birth to age 12 are invited to bring their grownups for Family Night on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. We will start off with 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs and then have a wintery craft time. We will have a cozy area for the littlest ones and a dollhouse with dolls, furniture and household accessories available to play with.

Nancy Pew

Columbia City Theater

theater link

Columbia City Theater is Seattle's oldest historic Vaudeville Theater. We're now booking events for 2008. So whether you enjoy catching a show or are looking for the perfect place to host one, give us a try!

This week:

  • Wed — Toys for Tatas, a burlesque benefit show, 8pm, $15 adv, $20 door;
  • Wed — Origin Jazz records presents the John Bishop Group, 8pm, $5 suggested donation;
  • Fri — Columbia City Cabaret, hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady, 8pm, $20 adv, $25 door;
  • Fri — Marquis 1000, 9pm, free;
  • Sat — Musica Entertainment presents A Winter Wonderland Extravaganza, hosted by Frosty the Snowman; Geoffrey Castle, pictures & food drive, 10:30am-1pm, $10 adult, $7 student/military, $5 children;
  • Sat — Burning Hearts Burlesque presents Naughty or Nice, hosted by Miss Anita Goodmann — comedy, antics, stars & special guests, 10pm, $15 adv, $20 door;
  • Sat — Live music by The Silicone Implants in the lounge, 10pm, free;
  • Sun — Opera CafĂ© presents Gypsy Christmas with Soprano Alicia Murilla, pianist, aerialist, puppets & more, 3pm & 7pm, $25 adv & door;
  • Mon — Karaoke in the Hendrix Electric Lounge, 9pm, free;
  • Tues — Live music by Mishka's World in the lounge, 8pm, $5 suggested donation.

GP Action link

Think globally — give locally

Global Poverty Action is a local organization working to aid communities in southern Ethiopia. The Refugee Women's Alliance provides culturally relevant services to local immigrant families and communities. They're this week's additions to Columbia Citizens' neighborhood nonprofits page.

Columbia City has several strong local organizations, made stronger by your support. Please consider including them in your year-end giving.

Northwest Community Services toy drive

For a child in the Rainier Valley, help us make the holidays brighter!!! Bring your new toy to us by December 8 at 2pm. We have 500 children this year signed up to receive toys from us. We're at 4205 Rainier Ave S. If you dread shopping, we accept checks.

We're open for delivery on Wednesdays and Saturdays 7am-2pm and Fridays 7am-11am. Check out our new website, where we appreciate your online donations.

…toy drive drop-off boxes in Columbia City

Now there are drop-off boxes at Sweet Peas, Retroactive Kids, Bookworm Exchange, Columbia City Bakery, Pet Elegance, plus a countertop donation jar at the Columbia City Cinema. Northwest Community Services will pick up the items on Dec 8. NWCS needs even more volunteers on Dec 13th & 14th when the Christmas toys will be handed out. Please open your checkbooks and hearts to this worthy cause. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

SSCPC meeting

This is a notice for the monthly meeting of the SE Seattle Crime Prevention Council. It is Wednesday the 5th of Dec. at 7:00 PM at the SE Senior Center, 4655 So. Holly St. The speaker is Assistant Chief Kimerer, and the topic is Neighborhood Policing.

View the agenda.

Sustainable South Seattle

Neighbors from South Seattle (all neighborhoods south of downtown) have come together to address sustainability in our neighborhood. We are designing projects to preserve the businesses and residents of our communities, increase transit and transportation choices in our neighborhoods and to outreach and educate our neighbors about environmental, social and economic choices that enhance our community. This group is modeled after Sustainable Ballard, Phinney EcoVillage, or Sustainable Communities all over Puget Sound (SCALLOPS).

Our next meeting is Wed, Dec 12, 6-7:30pm, Columbia Library meeting room.

Please join us! Everyone is welcome.

Columbia City Community Council

At the December 3 meeting, attendees voted to formally adopt the name: Columbia City Community Council. We also discussed draft bylaws and a mission statement and neighborhood boundaries. The Bylaws Committee's next meeting is on December 10 at 6:00 at Lotties Lounge and the next Columbia City Community Council is on December 17 from 6:00 to 7:45 PM (location tbd).

P-I link

Columbia City in the news

  • A new community group focuses on sustainability in South Seattle;
  • the Rowing and Sailing Center reopens after its major renovation;
  • a local assault has become a Metro bus lawsuit;
  • Denise Gloster promotes Hillman City on KUOW;
  • a lineup of Columbia City holiday events;
  • and Villa Victoria is here and everywhere…

… all in news.

Columbia City Chickens

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

And the Captain's had a good tailwind this week:

festival link

Columbia Citizens' posts

Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:

tqn69 has posted a great new map in parks.
Columbia Citizens' welcome page has a new feature — tabbed pages to encourage Citizen browsing. Also check out the new "venues" tab, tucked behind the calendar.
Some members of the Columbia City Community Council have proposed draft bylaws and proposed neighborhood boundaries, and they're asking for your comments.
Molly Magai has linked to her art in neighbors.
Two local nonprofits have posted their information.
Citizen K recommends her realtor.
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