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12 Oct 2011 17:07

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What's in a name? Today is October 12, Columbus Day, Día de la Raza, the day of contact. Columbia City draws its name and many of its place names from the storied explorers of yore. So let's take some time to consider the effects of those historic connections, and what awaits through our own exploration and discoveries.


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2012 Chinook book

The Chinook Book is back! It's Seattle's guide to simple, approachable, affordable ideas for local living. As a coupon book, it's incredibly easy to use. I penciled it out — last year our family saved about $150 without even trying.

This is a win-win-win — for you, for the local scene, and for Graham Hill School. It's a no-nonsense fundraiser for southeast Seattle's most integrated public elementary.

Here's a sampling:

Books are $20, and there's a handy mobile app too. Last year these sales helped Graham Hill Elementary fund tutors, the Powerful Schools program, and busing for after-school programs.



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community center public meetings

Due to 2012 city budget cuts, all the community centers will be operated differently next year. Please attend these meetings to give your input and ideas on what you would like to see at your local center.

Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S, Wednesday Oct 19, 6:30pm.

Click through to see attached flyer for dates and times of all the meetings in south Seattle.

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cycling through india: an evening of stories and photography

Thursday, October 13, 6pm
Columbia City Church of Hope
(3818 South Angeline St)

In 2011 Leigh Pate cycled 4000 km through India. Traveling by bicycle took her far off the tourist path and into beautiful rural areas rarely seen by Westerners. The photographer will talk about her trip and show slides of her photographs. Some prints are framed and available for sale, and a percent of profits will be donated to BikeWorks.

Presented by Columbia City Church of Hope & BikeWorks

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free voice lessons -- community project

In preparation for an expansive outdoor performance in Spring of 2013, I am teaching free voice lessons to potential participants. This is open to people of all ages. Considering the timeframe, I can likely work with anyone, though some music ability would be appreciated. Experienced singers are welcome, as I teach to a professional standard. I can be reached in person on Wednesday afternoons at Columbia City Gallery.

The performance will occur in May of 2013, behind the Columbia City Library. The title, "In Buried River," is related to the stream that once flowed below what is now a path.

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fright on 44th

The Roberson family will again create a fright on Halloween that will scare and entertain adults and youth on Halloween day, October 31, 2011.

At 5036 44th Ave S, a Halloween haunt for folks in the Columbia City neighborhood. The Fright begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:30pm.

We invite adults and children of all ages to be "tricked or treated" in what has been an annual Halloween event for the Robersons. A special place will be set aside for those tiny ones who are not ready for being scared.

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Halloween trick or treating in Columbia City

Come celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31 in Columbia City. Trick or treating will take place in several neighborhood businesses from 3:30 to 6:30. Hope to see you there!

Look for the orange and black balloons in front of participating businesses.

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LSPCC candidates forum

Lakewood Seward Park Community Club candidates forum Tuesday October 18, 6pm. 4916 S Angeline (corner of 50th Ave S and S Angeline)

Candidates for City Council Forum

  • Position 3: Bruce Harrell and Brad Meacham
  • Position 9: Sally Clark and Dian Ferguson

Get to know the candidates before the November general election on Tuesday, November 8th! Candidates for City Council Positions 3 and 9 will be featured at Candidates Night at the Clubhouse. Bring your questions, and compare the candidates' answers to help you decide. Our city council faces many important, cost cutting measures right now. Share your views with them and with your neighbors and see what we can accomplish!

We'll provide refreshments.

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make your place: nontoxic house cleaners with Raleigh Briggs

Which is better: paying a lot for environmentally friendly cleaning products, or paying a little for products full of who knows what? Neither! In this workshop, we'll share easy, affordable recipes for products you can use to clean your home, your body, even your four-legged friends. Learn how easy it is to go green the DIY way! Recipe sheet is included.

Saturday October 15, 2pm. The Columbia Library

This program is part of the 2011 Urban Self-Reliance Series at the Seattle Public Library

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ukulele group classes with Kathleen Tracy

The rain has arrived, the long dark days of winter are approaching, and you know what that means — it's ukulele time! Come learn the fundamental skills to get you playing this versatile, portable, and fun instrument. Each four week session costs $52. Bring your ukulele tuned G-C-E-A.



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Up Late reading performance

An evening of theatrical readings by Northwest authors as you've never seen them before! Join your hosts Garth Stein and Erik Larson as they lead you through an evening of hilarity, theatrics, music and excitement, all to raise money for literacy in the Northwest. Performing authors include Nancy Rawles, Kevin O'Brien, Susan Wiggs, Jennie Shortridge, Dave Boling, Deb Caletti, and more! Music by the Jose "Juicy" Gonzales Trio.

Saturday, October 15, 7pm
Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St
doors at 6pm



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Valley Vibes jazz concert

Valley Vibes Concert and Conversation features two outstanding regional jazz groups led by women musicians on Friday, October 14 at 7pm.

Correo Aéreo will open the concert, followed by headliner Elspeth Savani. We'll hold the concert at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center as a free event (donations welcome). Following the concert, we invite audiences to join the artists in a conversation (topic: Women in Jazz; Breaking the Glass Ceiling) with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception.



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women's guide to money matters

You're invited — In today's world, a strong financial strategy is important for women of all ages. Your potential for success is limitless — especially when you have a financial strategy that fits your lifestyle.

Join us and bring your sister, mother, daughter, or friends to our free seminar to learn more about:

  • What you can do now to prepare for retirement
  • Your options to pay for a child's or grandchild's education
  • Developing a strategy to reach your financial goals

Wednesday October 26, 2011, 11:45am - 1pm, Rainier Community Center

Ali ZuberiAli Zuberi, 725-0448


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