Wikli 2009, 01/28

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Consult your community calendar.

  • story time for babies (Wed),
  • a Brazilian dance class (Wed),
  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • a transit open house (Thu),
  • a bilingual play group (Fri),
  • C-City runners (Sat),
  • our monthly neighborhood brunch (Sun),
  • Columbia City Community Council (Mon),
  • the CCBA meets Tue,
  • there's a training — how to change City policies (Tue),
  • 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

Almost February? Already? Yes, and we are going to usher it in with three of the hottest movies ever, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Taken, a new suspense thriller starring Liam Neeson. The first two you know. The third is the story of a man whose daughter is kidnapped and who possesses very specific skills on how to hunt people down. Extremely suspenseful and well done with, thank goodness, no graphic violence. All three will be showing through Thursday, 2/5.

Gran Torino heads out this Thursday, 1/29. Stop in and see if here before it leaves.

See you at the movies.

Cinema link

At the library

Baby storytime Wednesday Jan 28th from 12 to 12:30pm. Bring your baby to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Play and Learn Friday Jan 30th from 11:30am to 1pm. Grupo Bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de Nacimiento hasta 5 años. / Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.

Homework Help Volunteers will assist students with homework on a drop in basis on Mon-Thu, 5-7:45pm.

library link

Metro open house in Columbia City

Tell Metro what you think: Open House this Thurs, 1/29, 6:30pm Talk with staff from Metro & Sound Transit at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S.

Metro has recently released revised proposals for changes to bus routes in the southeast Seattle area. You may get more information and complete an online questionnaire.

You can also email comments to vog.ytnuocgnik|es-kcabdeef-ortem#vog.ytnuocgnik|es-kcabdeef-ortem. Or call Metro's message line, 684-1146. The deadline for receiving comments, questionnaires, and messages is February 6th.

Metro link

Only three days left to place a bid!

The Columbia City Gallery is hosting a silent auction by secret bid of Gallery artists' Work from January 21 -31, 2009. This is a secret, silent auction, which means you won't know what other people have bid. Artists have given each artwork a minimum bid, and you can bid any amount above the minimum bid. You may make bids in person at the Columbia City Gallery (4864 Rainier Ave S), on the phone by calling 760-9843 or via our online silent auction gallery.

gallery auction

C-City Runners

Need some inspiration for your fitness New Year's resolutions? Come join the CCity Runners for a Saturday morning run!

We meet at the Columbia City Bakery every Saturday morning (rain or shine) at 8:30 AM. Look for the morning host and introduce yourself. Routes vary depending on the runner. We have everything from a short to a long route. Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Heather Henricks at moc.liamg|skcirnehh#moc.liamg|skcirnehh. You can also check us out at www.ccityrunners.com.

C-City Runners link

Weaving for beginners

Learn to warp a loom, weave cloth using plain weave and twill, and how to plan a project and calculate your usage. Students will complete several sample swatches. All materials included. Some scholarships are available. SE Seattle Senior Center (4655 S Holly). Mondays (10am-1:30pm with lunch break) Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 23 $40.00 members / $45.00 non-members

For more information, contact: Ruth Egger, 722-0317. This event is co-sponsored by SEEDArts

weaving classes

paper collage workshop

For two days Columbia City Gallery artist Kate Harkins will teach you how to turn everyday scraps into art! Bring anything that inspires you: plants, fabric, paper scraps, photos, etc. Or just bring yourself and be ready to create. The February class is perfect for Valentine's Day gifts!

Saturdays, Jan 31 and Feb 7 (2-4pm) - $30 SE Seattle Senior Center (4655 S. Holly)

For more informaation, contact: Ruth Egger 722-0317. This event is co-sponsored by SEEDArts

collage classes

Columbia City in the news

  • The South Seattle Beacon is back online, with news from the New School and from Audubon's Environmental Learning Center at Seward Park.
  • Flying Squirrel Pizza hits a high note with the Times.

SSB link

… That's the news.

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