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09 Mar 2011 15:52

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Sunday, Mar 13th, 4pm: We gather at the Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S) to celebrate life, love and the source of it all. Our format involves song, meditation, yoga, art, poetry, service, reflection, conversation, and even a meal! All are welcome to this service put together by Valley & Mountain Fellowship, a spiritual community/church based in Columbia City.

John HelmiereJohn Helmiere


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Columbia City Farmers Market

The 2011 Farmers Market season opens on Wednesday, April 27th. It runs every Wednesday from 3-7pm till October 19th.

Last year, after more than a decade in the same location, the Columbia City Farmers Market moved out onto Edmunds Street. This year, with the support of the entire market community including farmers, shoppers, neighbors and staff, we'll continue to set up on Edmunds Street …every Wednesday.

Catherine BurkeCatherine Burke


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ecumenical Ash Wednesday service

Please join us tonight as we begin the season of Lent with an ecumenical Ash Wednesday at Church of Hope in collaboration with our neighbors at Columbia Lakewood Church. This service will include prayer, reflection, communion, and imposition of ashes.

Every Wednesday in Lent (March 16- April 13) we will gather at 6pm (or when you can get there!) for a simple meal of soup and bread, followed by a lovely sung service called Holden Evening Prayer.


Darla DeFranceDarla DeFrance


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free tax preparation

Need help filing your tax return? The United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation at Rainier Community Center, now through April 18th, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Beat the rush and come in soon.

Taxes are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers and e-filed for quick refunds. Tax sites can also prepare tax returns for up to 3 prior years, and help clients apply for Individual Taxpayer ID Numbers. Services are available in many languages. We provide this service in partnership with the City of Seattle to households making less than $50,000 in 2010.

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Labor Revival!

We'll hold the 37th District Democrats' monthly meeting on Monday, March 14 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St). Our program this month will feature labor union members sharing what being a union member means to them, how that fits with being a Democrat, and what we need to do to win in 2012. Join us!

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Mid-March Massage Move

Later this month, Columbia Citizen Wendell Dyck will be moving his massage practice (Massage For Seattle Inc.) out of his home and into the Weed Bldg in the heart of Columbia City.

Five years ago I started seeing massage clients in my home. For the first several years, while I was still practicing law during the day, that was a wonderful option. Now that my focus is squarely on my massage practice it's time to move the business a few blocks to a larger (and cat free) space.



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music lessons

My teaching schedule has opened up to allow a few spaces for private piano lessons — I teach both children and adults.

Musikgarten classes are also in session. Join a toddler class Wednesday mornings for the last month. Fees are prorated. We'll start up a new session at the end of April.

Private lessons can start any time. To learn more, visit annsmusikgarten.com, send me an email at ten.tsacmoc|omisja#ten.tsacmoc|omisja, or give me a call at 722-8962.

Ann SimonsonAnn Simonson


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Nathaniel Mackey @ SPLAB

SPLAB welcomes legendary poet, essayist, novelist and editor Nathaniel Mackey to Columbia City for a reading and workshop at the new SPLAB location and a Friday night talk at the NW African-American Museum at 2300 S. Massachusetts Av. at 7PM.

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Mackey will lead an afternoon writing workshop from 1 to 4pm, followed by a public reading at 7:30pm. The workshop cost is $75 per person, and there is one space left. Admission to the public reading is $5. We'll hold the Saturday workshop and reading at SPLAB, 3651 S Edmunds in the Cultural Corner of the former Columbia School.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, please contact Paul Nelson at pen (at) splab (dot) org or call 422-5002.

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Rainier Community Kitchen

Rainier Community Kitchen is an opportunity for neighbors to gather to cook good food together and go home with meals for their families. Our combined shopping dollars go to healthy, vegetarian ingredients and we enjoy learning new recipes as we cook together. Currently, we meet on the second Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm.

Register by 5pm Wednesday, March 9 for the class on March 10. The fee is $25 and you'll enjoy two hours of camaraderie with your neighbors, a sense of accomplishment, and 4-6 servings of 4 menu items to take home.

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spring yoga series at LSPCC with Julie

Are you new to yoga or looking to expand your practice? Join our friendly community of yogis close to home!

The style of yoga is primarily a gentle flow or vinyasa yoga, where movement and breath are united. Practice ends with deep relaxation and guided visualization. Modifications are always offered.

Wednesday nights, six classes, beginning March 23rd, at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Center.

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St Patrick's Day celebration at LSPCC

Come join the party featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, dessert and Irish beer! Special performance by the Onlies.

Thursday March 17, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Admission Prices:

  • Food and Two Beer Tickets: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
  • Children 6 and under admitted free

Additional beer tickets may be purchased at the
event for $3 each

Tickets available at lspcc.org or at the door.

The Lakewood Seward Park Community Club is located at 4916 S Angeline St.

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"Waiting for Superman" community showings

The Lakewood Seward Park Community Association is a partner with Rainier Valley Rotary Club in showing the 2010 Award Winning Documentary Film Waiting for Superman.

Please see the attached flyer for more information, and for dates and times when this film will be presented in the neighborhood. Each showing will be followed with a facilitated discussion.

We'd love to see you at the Community Club on Thursday, April 7th, 6:30pm or at one of the other showings in the local community. The Lakewood Seward Park Community Club is located at 4916 S Angeline St, lspcc.org

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