Wikli 2009, 04/01

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Hillman City Business Association (Wed),
  • a library book group (Wed),
  • a class in internet basics (Thu),
  • a mosaic project (Thu),
  • storytime at the library (Fri),
  • C-City runners (Sat),
  • a neighborhood brunch (Sun),
  • CCCC (Mon),
  • a safe-routes to school meeting (Tue),
  • CCBA (Tue),
  • Sustainable South Seattle (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

Monsters vs. Aliens continues this week through Thursday, 4/10. Knowing, Slumdog Millionaire, and The Wrester end this Thursday, 4/2.

Starting Friday, 4/3, we open Watchmen, the phantasmagorical movie of the amazing graphic novel that some call the best thing written in the past ten years. Also opening on Friday is an encore showing of Taken, the tense, tightly-plotted, classy thriller starring Liam Neeson.

On Facebook? Join the Columbia City Cinema group. Just another great way to stay on top of all that’s happening at Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Cinema.

See you at the movies.

Cinema link

At the library

Preschool storytime Friday April 3rd from 10:30 to 11am. Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Evening Book Group Wednesday April 1st from 6:30-7:45. Join us for a book discussion. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov. Pick up your copy at the Information Desk.

library link

Columbia City Theater

  • Thu — Roman Holiday, Ionesco, James Germain, Miracle Max
  • Fri — Pop Culture, Rock Steady, Devorah, Amican Idol Finalist Amanda T
  • Sat — Dragstrip Riot, The Boss Martians, Hard Money Saints, The Black Crabs
  • Sun — Ravages Of Time, ODAN, Predator, Tygerrs Lair
  • Tue — Reggae Night

full details here

theater link

Now about your emailed Wikli alert

The small-plane runway, the naked bikers, the buried fireworks, and the landmarked Columbia Plaza — we technically haven't yet substantiated any of those rumors

But we'll get back to you if they pan out. Enjoy this first day of April.


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Bridge to Beach Makeover - register today!

Is there a corner of your community that needs a little TLC? Of course there is! The 2009 Bridge to Beach Makeover — the first annual Rainier Valley Day of Service — is coming up on Sat., April 25, and neighbors across the Rainier Valley — from Mt. Baker to Rainier Beach — are planning to celebrate Earth Day by joining in a one-day community-wide clean up and beautification effort.

Learn more about how to register a team.

RVYT link

new gentle - moderate flow yoga class!

Wednesday evenings 5:45 - 6:45pm at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club with certified Yoga instructor Julie Dillon.

Have you been looking for that hour of me time in your week to relax and unwind that's also close to home? Then please join us for this Gentle - Moderate Flow Yoga Class Series at our local community club.

Try it out! FREE Yoga class this Wednesday, April 1st for new students. Beginners are welcome!

  • Ten-class series; April 8 – June 17 (no class April 22nd)
  • $100. One make-up class offered each series.
  • No Yoga experience needed.
  • Bring your own Yoga mat and Yoga props (email me for more info.)

To register, email moc.rettubagoy|eiluj#moc.rettubagoy|eiluj or call 325-2475


Yoga Butter link

register for summer arts camps

The Rainier Valley Youth Theatre & Maria Glanz present four summer arts camps from July 6-August 31 for youth ages 5-7 & 8-17.

Camp themes include: "Imagination Station: for the kid who loves trains", "Fishy Tales", "Goblins, Animals & Gargoyles: for kids who think scary is fun" and "SummerSTAGE: Family Tales in the Rainier Valley". For more information and to register, call 276-6471 or email moc.liamg|dduj.znalg#moc.liamg|dduj.znalg

RVYT link

new art show — Joan Engelmeyer

Come see new work by local artist and Powerful School teacher Joan Engelmeyer at Retroactive Kids. This fun show features encaustic on recycled vintage wooden puzzles. Bright, fun, vintage and cool. And if you mention this post Joan will give you 10% off your purchase!

Wikli sales This week, if you mention this post:

Thank you for shopping local! 932-3154

Retroactive Kids link

Music for Everyone

Parent/Caregiver & Child Music Classes

Now enrolling for the spring music series beginning April 9! Thursdays 10:30-11:15 am. Wednesdays suit your schedule better? Drop me a note and I can add you to the 10 or 11am wait-list.

Music for Everyone's parent/caregiver and child music classes offer musical activities that are playful, interactive and educational. Seward Park classes meet at The Lakewood/Seward Park Community Club. All classes are for ages 2-5 with an accompanying parent/caregiver.

To register or find out more contact Jana at: moc.liamg|1yreverofcisum#moc.liamg|1yreverofcisum or www.musicforevery1.com

Music4every1 link

expressive acrylic painting workshop

Mon - Fri, Apr 6-10 (10am-4pm) at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center

Learn to paint more expressively and personally with instructor Jaqui Beck. Focus on working in a series, personal graphic language, and the meaning of your art. The workshops are open to participants with all levels of experience. Fee: $325.

To register, email moc.kcebiuqcaj|iuqcaj#moc.kcebiuqcaj|iuqcaj or call 325-7267.

Jacqui Beck link

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