Wikli 2009, 03/25

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by MikalaCC

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • a publicity workshop (Thu),
  • a mosaic workshop (Thu),
  • storytime at the library (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat),
  • bird banding and a children's book reading at Seward Park (Sat),
  • a food drive (Sat, Sun),
  • a town hall with Senator Kline (Sun),
  • 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, 3/27 we will be showing the long-awaited Monsters vs. Aliens, the new animated Dreamworks' family flick.

Knowing, Slumdog Millionaire, and The Wrestler continue through Thursday, 4/2.

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

Preschool storytime Friday March 27th from 10:30 to 11am. Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Play and Learn Friday March 27th 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, 5-7:30pm, except for school holidays.

library link

Columbia City Theater

  • Thu — (theater) StayC's 35th Birthday Party!! — 80s theme costume party, Furniture Girls with AWIM, Haiku-Chi, The Glistening Moments
    (lounge) Women In Arts & Music Showcase featuring Jerin Faulkner, Jean Mann & more
  • Fri — New Monsoon, Ice Cream Social, Banjo Killers
  • Sat — New Monsoon, Ice Cream Social, Banjo Killers
  • Tue — (theater) Tuesday Night Matinee
    (lounge) Open Mic Night with host Stephen Smartt

full details here

theater link

Southeast District Council

A forum for all neighborhood associations, business associations, and other organizations active in the valley.

Wed, March 25 6:30 to 8:30pm
Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

Yun Pitre


March house concerts at Bruce & Bonnie's

We have a series of three house concerts in the next two weeks at our house near Columbia City. All concerts are $12 suggested donation (kids half). For reservations, directions, and more info, contact us at wbandbonnie.com or 723-7684.

Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm Pop Wagner. Minnesotan cowboy fiddler, singer, and spinner of tall tales and lariats. It's been a number of years since Pop's been out here to Seattle. Part of the original Prairie Home Companion crowd, Pop's been entertaining in the old-fashioned way for decades. See his website.

Hope to see you.

Pop Wagner

Bird Banding Demo on Saturday 3/28

It's time once again for Seattle Audubon's BirdWatch Service Corps to host their monthly bird banding demonstration in Seward Park. Don't miss this chance to see science in action as BirdWatch student naturalists assist Puget Sound Bird Observatory volunteers in capturing and banding live birds. The demonstration is free and open to the public. It will run from 9am-12pm at the Audubon Center in Seward Park (5902 Lake Washington Blvd S., Seattle WA, 98118).

For more information, check out our website.

Hope to see you there!

Seattle Audubon

Musikgarten classes beginning in April

Come join us as we sing, jump, bounce, dance, and laugh together! I have been a piano teacher in the neighborhood for almost 20 years, and am now starting up Musikgarten classes for babies and toddlers, with classes for preschoolers coming in the fall. Come to your first class free — visit www.annsmusikgarten.com for complete details, or call Ann at 722-8962.

Family music for babies (newborn to 18 months)

  • tuition and materials: $128 for the 10-week spring session
  • classes offered Tuesdays at 9:30 and Wednesdays at 10:00

Family music for toddlers (18 months to 3 years)

  • tuition and materials: $139 for the 10-week spring session
  • classes offered Tuesdays at 10:15 and Thursdays at 10:30
Ann's Musikgarten

Retroactive Kids' Wikli Sale

Wikli readers, mention this post and get the following:

New Items: Uncle Milton Ant Farms, Visible Man and Woman Kits, Visible Horse Kit, Wiffle Ball, Ed Emberley Art Books, Arrowheads, Rubiks Cube

Thank you to all for shopping local!

Retroactive Kids link

Senator Adam Kline Town Hall March 28

Senator Adam Kline (37th LD) will host a Town Hall meeting from 3-5 PM this Saturday, March 28, at the Columbia City Library meeting room.

While the focus will be on the budget (Senate budget may be released by March 27), Senator Kline will listen to citizens' concerns and answer questions. Senator Kline particularly wants to hear about how budget cuts will affect people.

Show up a little early — the meeting room only holds 130.

The 37th Legislative District covers Columbia City, Mt Baker, Hillman City and most of SE Seattle, Skyway and part of Renton.

Adam Kline

Full Tilt Ice Cream is coming to Columbia City!

We expect/hope to be opening in May, at 5101 Rainier Ave S #105, in the building that has Rainier Billiards and Tina Nails.

We will be bringing our house-made organic ice creams, old school pinball and arcade games, and a few choice microbrews! If you can't wait to try us, you can check out our White Center location (9629 16th Ave SW) to see what we are all about! We are very excited to join our favorite Columbia City businesses in serving the neighborhood that we live in and love!


Full Tilt Ice Cream

Northwest Author Lecture Series

As part of our Spring Pacific Northwest Authors lecture series, The Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center will be featuring three local authors and their work related to environmental issues. Our three authors include: Children's Author Jen Heger, Nicholas O'Connell, and David Montgomery.

Jen Heger—I'm Nocturnal. How About You? Saturday, March 28th 10am-12pm

Jen will join us for a morning of special readings from her book I'm Nocturnal. How About You? This enhanced Toddler Tales and Trails will include a light brunch finger food, special children's activities and arts and crafts, a reading given by the author at 10:30, and a reception afterwards. Bring your family down to the Center for a delightful morning with Jen and Audubon Center naturalists, staff, and volunteers.


Jen Heger

Columbia City in the news

Yolinda Ward and her partner Lynn moved into a 620-square-foot cottage behind their Columbia City house last summer, and Ward's godson took over the house with his wife and baby.

"My partner and I always liked small spaces," Ward said. "The house always felt way too big for us."

Every Sunday, Ward goes over to the "big house" and makes popovers for everyone, and every Wednesday is family night, she said. "It's the best."

Times link

… That's the news.

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