Wikli 2008, 05/29

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • City Council in Columbia City
    to talk money (Thu),
  • library play group (Fri),
  • an auction at Orca (Sat),
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • the Circus comes to town (Sat),
  • a neighborhood brunch (Sun),
  • a CCBA meeting (Tue),
  • a HCBA meeting (Wed),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a library book group (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

Starting Friday, May 30, we'll be showing Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in the new, partly-finished second screen downstairs and Sex and the City in our flagship theater upstairs.

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

Wednesday June 4th: Evening Book Group at the Columbia Branch, 6:45 – 7:45pm. Join us for a book discussion at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell. You can pick up a copy of the book at our reference desk.

Thursday June 5th: First Thursday Family Night at the Columbia Branch, 6:30 – 7:30pm. It is family night! Bring your children from birth to age 12 to enjoy stories and literary craft activities with our children's librarian.

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.
  • ThuOpen Mic Night every Thursday with prizes!
    signup begins at 7pm, no cover
  • FriThe Comedy Shop with Honest John
    10:30pm, $10 adv or door
  • FriInfinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge
    8:30pm, no cover
  • SatThe Atomic Bombshells Burlesque every Saturday through June!
    8pm, $7 door
  • Sat — live music by David White Trio & Guests in Lounge
    9pm, no cover
  • Tue — live music by Mark Smason in Lounge
    8pm no cover
  • Wed — Seattle Channel's Big Night Out, the live variety show
    8pm, $10 adv or door (benefits music program at First Place School)

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

Build a new playground at Seward Park!

The Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation SPPIF has teamed up with the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Parks and Recreation Department to help design and build a new playground at Seward Park. This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods.

Make your voice heard, attend the first Design Workshop!

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6-8pm
Graham Hill Elementary School Cafeteria
5149 S Graham St

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.


SPPIF link

The Circus is Comin' to Town!

The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts is puttin' on a show.

The SANCA Annual Spring Showcase! (It’s SASSy!) Two unique variety shows featuring the Youth Company, instructors and friends of SANCA.

Saturday May 31, 2008 2pm & 7pm
Cost: youth (12 & under) $14, adults $19

Rainier Valley Cultural Center
3515 S Alaska St

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets, or call (800) 838-3006

The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds benefit the SANCA scholarship program.

SPPIF link

City Council comes to Columbia City

How would you choose to spend your tax dollars while balancing the City’s need for: Police and Public Safety? Open Space and Parks? Human Services and Housing for the Homeless?

Join us at an upcoming Budget Community Meeting and talk directly to your elected Councilmembers about how you want your city tax dollars spent.

Thursday, May 29, 5:30-7:30pm
Rainier Valley Cultural Center


South Seattle Crime Prevention Council

SSCPC's next meeting is June 4, SE Senior Center, 4655 S Holly St, 7pm

On the agenda: Graffiti and the office of Civil Rights.

It's better to be proactive than reactive, so come join us in making SE a wonderfully safe community. We are designing a brochure for new residents to the area, if there is something you think should be in the brochure please contact me or better yet, volunteer to help!

Creative Genius summer camps for kids

These camps are offered by long-time teaching artists Darwin Nordin and Powerful Writers' Arni Adler. These visual art and writing camps will be held July 7-11 at the New School @ Columbia and July 21-25 at Graham Hill Elementary. Camps take place 9-3 each day and cost $175, including materials (some scholarships available).

free writing class for teachers

Creating the Write Habit
With special guest presenter Angela Fountas
June 3, 5-7pm at the Richard Hugo House

Hugo House

The only way to grow as a writer, and a great way to grow as a writing teacher, is to sit down and write. The hard part is the sitting down. In this workshop we'll talk
about ways to create a writing habit that is easy to sustain — and fun! We'll also do a number of writing exercises that you can carry over into the summer months and the school year, and that you can use with your students too. This workshop is
appropriate for teachers of all grade levels, and the writing exercises are designed to inspire short fictions, prose poems or mini essays.


Powerful Writers, a program of the nonprofit Powerful Schools, brings in-class professional development in writing instruction to southeast Seattle public elementary schools.

RSVP to Arni Adler

Columbia City in the news

  • Someone shot someone at Rainier & Hudson.
  • Meanwhile, at Rainier & Hudson, Joe Fugere gets more press.
  • In Hillman City, folks are asking about smoking & card-playing at a new deli.

KOMO link

… all in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

You'll need a blogarithmic scale to measure the explosion of local content (thanks in no small part to the Rainier Valley Post). So now we're telling it like it is … straight from the source.

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Columbia Citizens updates

  • Sustainable South Seattle has some exciting planned events, including neighborhood fruit tree mapping (think future harvest for food banks) and a climate action lab.
  • The Columbia City Garden Tour will be on June 14, and their page is of course well tended.
  • Lori at the Refugee Women's Alliance (REWA) has updated their volunteer opportunities, alongside several other cool ways to give back to the neighborhood.
  • Mariana has posted the South Seattle Crime Prevention Council's June 4 agenda.
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