Wikli 2008, 03/26

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Welcome to Week XXX

of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi

This is a tri-Wikli,
spanning March 26 - April 16.
Time for Columbia Citizens to regroup.

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • open mic: Powerful Writers (Wed),
  • a painting workshop (Fri),
  • library events (Fri, Wed),
  • a square dance (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat, Tues),
  • Friends of Columbia School (Sat),
  • Columbia City Business Association (Tue),
  • Crime Prevention Council (Wed),
  • Big Night Out (Wed),
  • and Citizens post more events all the time!

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.

calendar link

Columbia City Cinema

Seattle’s Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date movie information! Or, better yet, sign up for our weekly newsletter and get movie times delivered straight to your inbox. See you at the movies.

Cinema link

At the library

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1st & 2nd, Columbia Branch's teen librarian Kate Sellers will offer a resume/interview skills workshop for teens at the NewHolly Branch from 2-4 pm. Learn skills that will help you land a job. Attend one or both days. Refreshments!
  • Monday, April 14. Teen Gaming at the Columbia Branch, from 3-5 pm. Come by for open play on the Wii and practice your dance skills with Dance Dance Revolution. Check out hot new teen books, and enjoy hanging out with your friends. There'll be snacks, and you may win a prize just for coming!
  • Evening book group at the Columbia Branch meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to join us on April 2 from 6:45 - 8PM. This month's title is The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu.
  • First Thursday Family Night is April 3 from 6:30-7:30 PM. We'll focus on stories and activities involving compassion and kindness in coordination with the citywide Seeds of Compassion project later in April. We'll read the book, The Kindness Quilt and make our own kindness/compassion quilt squares for a library quilt, too. Check out our display beginning in April.
  • Storytimes with Miss Nancy resume on Fridays from 10:30-11:00 on April 4th. The series will run through the 3rd week in May.
  • Play & Learn is facilitated by Janice of Neighborhood House. It will meet on March 28 from 11:30 AM-1:00PM. They will take a break on April 4 as Seattle Public Schools are on spring break and will resume the program on April 11.
library link

Columbia City Theater

We're Seattle's Historic Vaudeville Theater, complete with a recording studio & lounge. Whether you enjoy catching a unique show and a few tasty beverages or are looking for the perfect place to host an event, we're ready to accommodate!

  • WedSean Hennessey in Lounge, 9pm, no cover
  • ThuA Naughty Prom Burlesque Show, 9pm, 21+ only, $15 adv/$20 door
  • FriColumbia City Cabaret w/Tamara The Trapeze Lady, 8pm, 21+ only, $20 adv/$25 door
  • FriThe Comedy Shop w/Daniel Dugar, 10:30pm, $10 adv/door
  • FriInfinity's Neo-Soul Lounge, 8:30pm, no cover
  • Sat — live music w/Chris Fagan & Friends in Lounge, 9pm, no cover
  • Tue — Live Music by Curtis Seals in Lounge, 8pm, no cover
  • Wed, Apr 2BIG NIGHT OUT, Seattle Channel's live variety show/taping, 7:30pm, $10 adv/door

Please see our show listings for additional info on events through the month of April.

theater link

Join the CCity Runners

Columbia City's uber friendly and uber chill running club

You love living in Columbia City, so why not show your support for your local community and join the CCity Runners for a fabulously invigorating run?

We are young, we are older, we are fast, we are slow, we are FUN, we are supportive, we run long, we run short, we are motivated and we are uber groovy. What's not to like?

We have regularly scheduled weekly runs on Saturdays at 8:30 AM (meet in front of the Columbia City Bakery) and Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM at Seward Park (it's light at night now!).

Check us out at www.ccityrunners.com.

C-City Runners link

Columbia City Business Association

CCBA meets on Tuesday, April 1 at 9am at Tutta Bella.

Speakers will include the Director of King & Kitsap Counties' Red Cross, Alex Voss from Books4Cars and Crystal McMeans with what's new at the Columbia City Theater.

All are welcome!

Powerful Writers Open Mic

Last Wed of every month through May, at Columbia City Starbucks

Sign-up begins at 6; readings from 6:30 - 8:00.

Students from Powerful Writers partner South Seattle Public Elementary schools (Dunlap, New School, Beacon, Graham Hill and John Muir) are invited to read their original writing in front of an audience of their peers and families. Free hot chocolate for all student readers.

To learn more about Powerful Writers, a professional development writing instruction program for public elementary school teachers and students, and one of four literacy and arts programs of Powerful Schools, please visit our website or call 722.5543

Powerful writers link

Help plan the next use of the Columbia School

Meeting on Saturday, March 29 at 10am at Tutta Bella.

In the summer of 2009, the New School will leave the Columbia School for its new facility in Rainier Beach. For the first time in more than 100 years, a public school may not be operating in the heart of Columbia City. Over the coming year, the Seattle School District will likely decide what to do with the soon-to-be-vacant Columbia School building.

The community has founded Friends of Columbia School (FoCS)… Read more.

RSVP for March 29 meeting to: Rebecca Cate at ten.tsacmoc|etackr#ten.tsacmoc|etackr or 760-8078

Columbia School

Organic Gardening Class starting April 13

Learn to grow organic vegetables and fruits in your own yard — healthy for you, for your kids, and for the planet, and satisfying for your soul!

Class will meet for four Sunday sessions, 3-5 pm, beginning April 13, in my garden just south of Columbia City. At each class we'll cover some theory, get our hands in the soil, and answer your questions. Classes will be kept small so that we can address your needs. Cost for the four sessions is $85, or sliding scale, or $10 off if you register and pay by April 5.

Taught by Elizabeth Walker, experienced gardener and teacher. Here's more information, or contact ten.ysaekaeps|reklawce#ten.ysaekaeps|reklawce.

gardening link

Southeast District Council Meeting

The next District Council meeting will be on Wednesday, March 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S. Everyone is welcome! The agenda is below.

  • Rules of Conduct (5 mins)
  • Introductions (5 mins)
  • Presentation: Pamela Green, Dir. of Community Outreach, Office of the Mayor (15 mins)
  • Presentation: Becky Bicknell, Housing Resources Group (15 mins)
  • Review minutes for February 2008 (5 mins)
  • Presentations from Neighborhood Matching Fund candidates (45 minutes)
  • Review and approval of work plan for 2008 (10 mins)
  • Public comment period (10 mins – longer if required)
  • Membership committee update from Denise Gloster, Chair (5 mins)
  • City Neighborhood Council (CNC) update from Sarah Valenta, SEDC rep to the CNC (5 mins)

Join us for the 2008 Columbia City Spring Clean

Spring Clean is a citywide program that runs from April 5 to May 31, 2008. Come on out, get some fresh air, and roll up your sleeves.

Want to pull another activity together? Columbia Citizens can use the wiki to organize events.

2008 Spring Clean

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jacqui Beck

March 28, 2008, 10am - 4pm, Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St)

Join artist Jacqui Beck for an acrylic painting workshop on What Shall I Paint? Finding Meaning and Creativity in Your Painting Process. All ages and skill levels welcome.

To register, call or email : Jacqui Beck, 325-7267. Tuition: $75

More information here.

Jacqui Beck link

Columbia City in the news

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… some of it's in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

Columbia Citizens' posts

This week Hillman Citizens have a lot to say.


Columbia Citizens updates

There's a new page to help Citizens organize the 2008 Spring Clean.

There are two new neighborhood videos via the Seattle Channel:

Mariana has updated the SSCPC agenda.

Carrie has updated the front page of Sustainable South Seattle.

This week Columbia Citizens got a makeover. It's slimmer, trimmer, and hopefully even easier to read and to use. Basic web design ain't our strong suit, so if you see anything that's out of whack, please point it out.

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