Wikli 2008, 10/29

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River of horror: Jack o'lanterns by tqn69

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • storytime at the library (Fri),
  • trick or treating, in the landmark district and at the community center (Fri),
  • the C-City Runners (Sat, Tue),
  • deadline for Guest Gallery proposals (Sun),
  • CCCC (Mon),
  • Election Day and Election Night parties (Tue),
  • CCBA (Tue),
  • African Dance (Tue),
  • HCBA (Wed),
  • an evening book group (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.

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Columbia City Cinema

Happy Halloween at the Cinema

Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date movie information! 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

Preschool Storytime Bring your preschoolers on Fridays at 10:30am to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian.

Homework Help Except for school holidays, volunteers will assist students with homework on a drop in basis. Mon - Thurs from 5:00-7:45pm.

Evening Book Group Wednesday November 5th from 6:30-7:45. This month's book is To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf — pick up your copy at the Information Desk!

library link

Show Us Your Inner Ghosts and Goblins

Friday, October 31st — 3-6pm

The Columbia City Business Association will be having trick-or-treating again this year. Just look for the orange and black balloons to go in and get your treats (no tricks, really) along and near Rainier Avenue between S. Angelina and S. Dawson. Be sure to poke around the side streets for any ghouls that might be lurking …

Geraldine's Counter will be hosting their annual costume contest, and will award prizes for Cutest Costume, Most Creative Handmade Costume, and Best Group of Costumes. The winners get free dinner for them and their immediate families. Yum.

Retroactive Kids will have local photographer Bellen Drake available to take pictures from 4-6pm. Ooooh, spooky!

And last, but not least, the Rainier Community Center will be hosting a free Harvest Festival from 5-7. Join us in playing games, meeting new friends, and celebrate the season! The Center is located just NE of the post office.

goth bride

Volunteer at the Rainier Valley Food Bank

Estimated time: 3 hours/week — or more!
Location: 4205 Rainier Ave S

Rainier Valley Food Bank provides food to approximately 5000 people every month, and three part-time employees and a team of incredible volunteers do all that work. As the economy declines, need for our services increase, as does our need for more fantastic volunteers. If you have the time, muscle and a smile to contribute, we'd love to talk to you about our volunteer positions.

The average shift is three hours and we have both morning and afternoon shift. We would love to have regular volunteers and encourage you to volunteer once a week, or once a month, or just occasionally, as your schedule allows.

Contact Rainier Valley Food Bank, Volunteer Info, 723-4105.


internet crimes against children

a "must see" for parents

presenter: Detective Malinda Wilson, SPD
location: Southeast Senior Center, 4655 S Holly St
date: Wednesday, Nov 5, 7pm

Detective Malinda Wilson, started her career with the Seattle Police in 1987 as a patrol officer and has since worked in the Inspectional Services Division, Narcotics Section and is currently assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

Malinda has been the lead investigator or assisted in the investigation of hundreds of cases involving the sexual exploitation of children, child exploitation and the internet, the possession and production of child pornography.

facilitated by SE Seattle Crime Prevention Council


internet safety

Columbia City in the news

This week our traditional news media seem to have their hands full elsewhere. Good thing we can post some of our own!

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Columbia City in the blogossiphere

Amber at the Rainier Valley Post says she doesn't want direct links from the Wikli's blogossiphere over her concern that gossip just isn't her brand. We still encourage you to check out her blog.

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New members

  • Site members can update their own posted comments, send private messages, upload small files, and have broader write-access across the wiki. It's easy to join.
  • Tom & JD have updated Sunday brunches, moving the next one to November 9.

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