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04 May 2011 14:29

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Here we go again… The Cinema's closing, apparently for good this time. That's the bad news. But there's BeatWalk, the Farmers Market, and many, many more neighborhood options this week to treat Mom to.


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ArtWalk, Bohemian Backstreets launch party

Community Arts Create will kick off Bohemian Backstreets, Southeast Seattle's inaugural art walk on Saturday May 19th.

To gather momentum leading into Bohemian Backstreets, Community Arts Create will host a launch party to celebrate local creativity in style with live art and music. Patrons can sample hosted drinks and appetizers while mingling with friends in one of the city's most unique venues, The Loft. In addition to great food and entertainment, we will also have a number of fantastic items to raffle off with proceeds benefitting our initiatives directly.

You can find event details here.

Bohemian Backstreets fuses visual art, music, film, culinary expertise, fashion, and performance art in a vibrant community celebration held every third Thursday through September 15th.

moc.liamg|wnetaercstra#retnuH neB, Co-Founder, Community Arts Create


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BeatWalk returns

Columbia City BeatWalk returns Friday, May 6! 7-10pm, $7 cover gets you into all the venues. Kids are free. Check out some cool new stuff this year, including interactive art activities from the Makery for the whole family at Starbucks, and a student group from Jazz Night School playing at Life Enrichment Bookstore. See the whole line-up.

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call for performing artists

SEEDArts and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center are seeking Performing Artists for Valley Vibes, a new music series focusing on jazz in 2011.

Valley Vibes is an event geared towards bringing together artists and audiences who might not otherwise cross paths. The event will feature a formal concert experience followed by a community conversation involving the performing artists and a featured speaker on a topic related thematically to the performance or performing group. The event artist(s) will perform in the auditorium and also participate in the conversation event after the performance.



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Cinco de Mayo & Ravenna Woods release

We're all about celebrations this week at Columbia City Theater: on Thursday we'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo and our new chef with special house-made tamales and tequila shots. Friday we'll be celebrating the highly-anticipated new record by Ravenna Woods, recently named one of the Top 10 Best Local Bands by City Arts Magazine. And to top it all off we're hosting a free dance party Saturday … so come shake your tail feathers.

See all the details.



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huge community garage sale

The Lakewood Seward Park Community Association is hosting our annual community garage sale on Saturday May 7th from 10am to 2pm.

In addition to the sale inside the clubhouse we'll be handing out a map to all of the neighborhood garage sales that will be taking place at the same time.

Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S Angeline St

moc.liamg|reganamccpsl#yevraH aliehS


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Kids' Bike Swap: renewed smiles

Bike Works' 15th annual Bike Swap benefits the local community and the environment!

Bike Works, Columbia City’s nonprofit bike shop and youth bicycle education organization, will hold its 15th annual Kids' Bike Swap on Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 10 am - 4 pm at Genesee Playfield (43rd Ave S and S Genesee St). This annual event is an opportunity for families to trade in a bike their child has outgrown for a larger bike — just in time for the summer riding season.

The Kids' Bike Swap helps to facilitate the flow of affordable bicycles within the community and keeps fully functional bikes out of our local landfills. This year, Bike Works has overhauled over 145 kids' bikes to kick-off the swap!

gro.skrowekib|sreetnulov#liO yevaD


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May Day celebration: stop the war on workers!

Inspired by massive worker demonstrations in the midwest and a week of labor-led protests in Olympia, a panel of unionists will explore what's next for the labor movement. Add your voice to the discussion and learn how to stay involved.

Speakers: Victor Hidalgo, Steve Hoffman, Jasmine Marwaha, Nikki Miller

Saturday, May 7, we'll serve a special dinner at 6pm for a $9 donation. Program starts at 7:30pm, $3 door donation requested. Sliding scale and work exchanges available.

moc.gnirpsdnim|elttaespsf#hctaH niveK

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new labyrinth hours

The labryrinth at Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S Angeline St) has new hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 12-2pm
Wednesday 1-3pm

Everyone is welcome! Stop by on your lunch break or on your way to the Farmers' Market.


Darla DeFranceDarla DeFrance


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Orca K-8 annual plant sale

Our famous annual plant sale will feature lots of starts for the garden, all planted by the kids, as well as native plants both edible and decorative. Music, food, kid crafts, etc. Come enjoy and support your local Environmental Education Program at Orca and for the community at large. May 14, 10am to 3pm right at the school on 46th and Dawson.

We'll have preorders on native plants including berries, etc.

moc.liamg|reuabfuh.haras#reuabfuH haraS


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Tanya Comerford trunk show at Andaluz

Join Andaluz for a day of bubbles and baubles, as we host jeweler Tanya Comerford and her gorgeous creations.

Those who are fans of Tanya's delicious baubles know this is an event not to be missed. She's returning to Columbia City for a one-day-only event, this Saturday, May 7 from 12 noon to 4pm — and just in time for Mother's Day shopping. We'll provide mimosas and treats.

moc.elttaeszuladna|tcatnoc#leviuqsE alraK

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the theology of happiness

On Wednesday May 4 Sustainable Seattle's John de Graaf is coming to Columbia City to talk about the Seattle Area's Happiness Initiative — a project to assess our city's wellbeing and to become the first "Gross National Happiness" city.

He is joined by two local faith leaders (John Helmiere from Columbia City's Valley & Mountain Fellowship and Lauren Cannon from Plymouth UCC) who will share insights on what faith traditions say about the concept of happiness, and lead a community conversation about happiness.

Come enjoy some Ethiopian food with your neighbors and join in an interesting conversation.

Awash Ethiopian Restaurant: 3808 S Edmunds St, 7:30pm

moc.liamg|ereiuqsehgrf#ereimleH eidderF


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trail crew at Cheasty Mt View

Come out and continue the great push towards our new trail system in Cheasty/Mt. View at this Saturday's work party, May 7. We'll be working on clearing the trail corridor and getting the trail leveled and ready for the next delivery of gravel and we need you to make this happen.

As always, work parties are from 10am-12pm. We meet at 2809 S Alaska Pl, one block west of the CCity Light Rail Station. We provide tools and gloves. Please bring a friend, a neighbor, sturdy shoes, and your own water. This is a great morning activity for families and a way to get your kids familiar with their urban woods!

ude.ups|gnojedm#gnoJeD yraM


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weeping willow coming down

It seems that the renovation of the P-Patch at 46th & Lucile will include the removal of the huge weeping willow tree.

As a longtime resident of Hillman City and lover of the P-Patch at 46th & Lucile Street, I was very sad to learn that the huge weeping willow tree is to be removed. My family and I have been looking forward to the transformation planned for this p-patch, we've watched some of the preparations, visited the community relations event last summer, and studied the onsite map of the new plans.

In all of that time we were under the impression that the p-patch was planning to welcome those neighbors close by and welcome that participation. In the early plans it was plain that the weeping willow and neighboring plum bushes were to be protected.

(A neighbor has since posted a clarification about this).

moc.nsm|zubid#zubiD aciM


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