Wikli 2008, 04/16

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • Genesee Park Blockwatch (Wed),
  • HCNA neighborhood walk (Thu),
  • a public meeting about parks (Thu),
  • library events (Fri),
  • a landmark committee meeting (Fri),
  • C-City runners (Sat, Tue),
  • a Hillman City cleanup (Sat),
  • a free pancake breakfast (Sat),
  • a Columbia City spring clean (Sun),
  • Southeast District Council (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.

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Columbia City Cinema

Seattle’s Coolest Neighborhood Theater
Now Showing: The Other Boleyn Girl (showtimes)
Starting Friday, 4/18: The Forbidden Kingdom

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

  • SNAP! The Columbia Library is hosting the City of Seattle's SNAP Program: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare. It's the newest preparedness program for disasters being offered by the City. Come learn how your family and your neighborhood can be better prepared for the next disaster. Learn how to put together a disaster supplies kit, create a family disaster plan and organize with your neighbors to take care of each other when disaster strikes. It would be great to have all our neighborhoods represented. Thursday, May 8th 6:30-8 pm.
  • Storytimes continue on Fridays from 10:30-11:15 with Miss Nancy.
  • Play & Learn meets from 11:30-1 with Janice from Neighborhood House. Children 5 and under and their grownups are welcome to come an play!
library link

Columbia City Theater

Columbia City Theater offers a classic show stage, a multi-track recording studio, a video production facility and an elegant cocktail lounge. Come enjoy a show and a cocktail Tuesday - Saturday and consider our venue the perfect place to host your event.

  • Wed — Live Music by Glenn Bell in Lounge, 8pm, no cover
  • Thu — Open Mic Night every Thursday with prizes! 7pm signup, no cover
  • Fri — Infinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge, 8:30pm, no cover
  • Fri — The Comedy Shop with David Arnold, 10:30pm, $10 adv/door
  • Sat — live music with David White Trio in Lounge, 9pm, no cover
  • Sun — Kym Tuvim CD Release Party, 6:30pm, 21+ Onl,y $10 adv/door
  • Tue — live music by Kurt Crandall in Lounge, 8pm, no cover

Wed, May 7Big Night Out Seattle Channel’s Live Variety Show/Taping, 7:30pm $10 adv/door

Beginning Tues, May 27 – We are proud to announce Columbia City Drinking Liberally every last Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm, no cover. Please see website for additional info and show listings through the month of April.

theater link

The Columbia City Community Council presents

A Free Community Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, April 19, 10am-1pm
at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.)

Come meet your neighbors, get involved in the community, eat! Jim Diers, neighborhood activist and former Director of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods will be speaking at noon. E-mail or call me at 255-6608 for more info.

pancake breakfast link

Join your neighbors for Earth Day!

who: Anyone that wants to help clean up the neighborhood!
what: A neighborhood garbage cleanup. We'll have garbage bags and tools for you to pick up garbage on the streets around our area.
where: Meet at Orca at Whitworth (Dawson and 45th) at the playground
when: Sunday, April 20 10am-noon Bring your kids and friends and enthusiasm! We look forward to seeing you there.

spring clean link

Development of Columbia Plaza

The Columbia City Review Committee meets Friday, April 18, at 4:15pm in the Columbia Library. The only item on its agenda:

Briefing on proposed demolition and redevelopment of the Columbia Plaza site. The presentation by representatives from Weinstein AU will include a summary of the historic properties report and discussion of scale and massing details for the proposed mixed-use project.

This is the project's second meeting with the committee. The site is large and centrally located — between the historic core, the school, the park, and the library. The review committee is made up of community members, and they welcome your thoughts.

Columbia Citizens have a new page about the project. There's also a discussion thread. Share your insights.

Columbia Plaza development info

Retroactive Kids — arts & craft classes

exploring art, new art classes

  • toddler & parent art class, Tuesdays 10:30- 11:30 am, April 22-June 10
  • kids ages 7-11, Thursdays: 3:30-4:30, April 24-June 12
  • drop-in art class, Saturdays, 10:30-11:30, Ages 5-10
    starting April 19th, $10 + $1 material fee
    (drop child off for an hour to yourself)

Call or email, Retroactive Kids or Kathy Quenzer for sign-up
moc.sdikevitcaorter|ofni#moc.sdikevitcaorter|ofni or moc.oohay|rezneuqyhtak#moc.oohay|rezneuqyhtak 932-3154 or (901) 634-2155

Retroactive link

Glass Heron Unveiling & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

date: April 26, 2008
time: 12pm
location: 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S

Please join us at the newly remodeled Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center for the unveiling of a donor wall of cast glass and stainless steel, created and installed by SEED's Public Art Program, with local glass artist Mark Ditzler, metal artist Benson Vess, and sandblasting by Cathy Shilts at Dimensional Imaging.

The donor wall features a 5'-tall cast glass heron and recognizes over 150 donors whose contributions made the remodel of the historic landmark building at the entrance the Seward Park a reality. Building tours & nature walks will also be available!

For more information, please contact Abbey Norris, Public Art Manager at 760-4289. Or visit the SEEDarts website.

Audubon Center 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 in the news

  • a murder in Hillman City
  • yummy bread and vegan sandwiches at Lola's
  • Seattle Magazine features Columbia City, with some great photos.
  • Columbia City blogger-gardener Bridget Lamp profiled in the Times.

Seattle Magazine link

… mostly in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere


Columbia Citizens' posts


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Hillman City's been abuzz…

neighborhood de-fence

This place has been busy — Columbia Citizens updates

Columbia City Community Council has created a page about its upcoming pancake breakfast, April 19.

There's a new page about the proposed development at Columbia Plaza.

In neighbors

The Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation (SPIFF) has been busy and have posted recent minutes.

Friends of Columbia School have posted their recent minutes.

Mary Travers recommends Serena Heslop in real estate professionals.

MissJenn has posted photos from the recent sidewalk garden spring clean and has created a new page about graffiti removal. She's also started a new page devoted to arts & culture.

Rachel has created two new pages for restaurants and kids stores, and has updated the takeout breakout.

New photos
in the Citizens' gallery.

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