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Seattle Glee Clubs, a local, nonprofit adult amateur singing organization is in the process of looking for new rehearsal space. We were wondering if you might be able to help spread the news to see if there is a local business or church that might have a space for us.

The Seattle Glee Clubs has been in existence for 25 years. We have rehearsed in West Seattle for over 11 years. We have had various singing and musical theater subgroups and currently have two: the Seattle Metropolitan Singers (The Met)and the Offbeats. The Met is a group of women of all ages singing as a chorus. The Offbeats are a vocal jazz ensemble with mixed voices. We rehearse from September through May, and perform concerts from October through June. We also sing at retirement communities, community centers, and The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition to benefit Pike Place Senior Center. In addition to bringing music into the lives of our community, we support other local nonprofits benefitting women and children such as Mary’s Place and LifeWire by collecting donations at our concerts.

We are looking for space for up to 35 people to rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. There may be occasions when additional evenings might be needed. We are also looking for secure storage for file cabinets of music, amplifiers, microphones and other accessory equipment.

We have been taking the next few months to find just the right fit for our organization. We are looking to forge a long-term relationship with a corporate sponsor, church, school, performance space or warehouse that would be willing to offer us a very low rate of rent for a tax write-off. Promotion of the corporate sponsor through our members, website, and concert programs would be one of the benefits.

More information about the Seattle Glee Clubs can be found on our website

I look forward to your reply and the possibility of creating a relationship with a local entity for a mutually benefitting proposal.


Phyllis Jantz

Board Vice President and Seattle Metropolitan Singers member

Hi there,

I am a recently divorced mama to 2 kids (10 and 4 yo).

We are selling our house and I am looking for temp apt (4- 6 months) while we figure out next steps. Do you have a rental in CC/Seward Park area? Looking in the $1200 - $1500 price range. Utilities included would be great and furnished if possible but not necessary.

My kids will be with me some of the time and I would be the primary resident. Thank you for any leads you have.

I can be reached via email at joeyjgraff at gmail dot com

Looking for Apt by SeattlegrrrlSeattlegrrrl, 04 Dec 2016 07:33
Joe Zajonc (guest) 01 Dec 2016 04:42
in discussion service & business / local referrals » Piano lessons for adults?

I have witnessed numerous lessons by Daisy. She has a wide ranging pedagogic approach. She adjusts her lessons to the interests and abilities of each student. All the while ensuring strong fundamentals and musicality. It is not an exaggeration to say that students were weeping when she took a sabatical some ten years ago. (disclaimer: this author is related to Daisy) She teaches in Mt Baker

by Joe Zajonc (guest), 01 Dec 2016 04:42


I’m a graduate student at the University of Washington. I’m conducting a study of Seattle homeowners’ attitudes about their homes and yards. Would you consider participating? Any information you share will be anonymized and incorporated as a critical part of my thesis. If you are selected for an interview, I will meet you at your location.

It’s important that this research includes a diversity of viewpoints within our city. I would love to include your unique perspective!

If you’d like to be considered for an interview, please complete the form at Please feel free to contact me with any questions at ude.wu|venkcin#ude.wu|venkcin.

Thanks for your time!


The Rainier Community Center Computer Lab is open again! Stop by from 10am - 6pm Mon-Thurs and from 9am - 5pm on Fridays to find out about new resources, do some work, or receive tech assistance! It's free!

Laila Taji (guest) 22 May 2016 01:21
in discussion CC living / schools » Arabic Preschools?

I know it's a little late, but Global Gardens International School in the U-District in Seattle is starting an Arabic immersion program this Fall. Please call Paige for details: (206) 861-6079 - feel free to call or email me as well, my daughter will be attending this fall 2016: 206-225-6620, moc.liamg|ijatalial#moc.liamg|ijatalial

by Laila Taji (guest), 22 May 2016 01:21
Laila Taji (guest) 21 May 2016 00:58
in discussion CC living / schools » Arabic Preschools?

I know it's a little late, but Global Gardens International School in the U-District in Seattle is starting an Arabic immersion program this Fall. Please call Paige for details: (206) 861-6079 - feel free to call or email me as well, my daughter will be attending this fall: 206-225-6620, moc.liamg|ijatalial#moc.liamg|ijatalial - we started pilot Saturday classes that have been awesome: you can see pictures on Global Gardens International School's Facebook page - last week they brought in a tabla/derbekeh player. It was awesome. :)

by Laila Taji (guest), 21 May 2016 00:58
Laila Taji (guest) 21 May 2016 00:56
in discussion CC living / schools » Arabic Preschools?

I know it's a little late, but Global Gardens International School in the U-District in Seattle is starting an Arabic immersion program this Fall. Please call Paige for details: (206) 861-6079 - feel free to call or email me as well, my daughter will be attending this fall: 206-225-6620, moc.liamg|ijatalial#moc.liamg|ijatalial

by Laila Taji (guest), 21 May 2016 00:56

Is the air you're breathing safe?

Are you concerned about asthma, allergies, mold, moisture, lead, dust, or household chemicals? The Master Home Environmentalist program can help! We offer FREE in-home air quality assessments to all Seattle residents. These visits are helpful for anyone with asthma or allergies, families with young children, older adults, or anybody who is concerned about their indoor air quality or wants to make their home as healthy as possible. Every home visited also receives a free walk-off mat and green cleaning kit.

For more information or to sign up for a visit, go to or call 206-512-3280.

Opportunity for a free one-hour presentation from the American Lung Association to parents or caregivers on ‘Talking to kids about tobacco’ includes e-cigs, vaping and hookah.

Topics discussed:
Current youth tobacco statistics
Tobacco marketing
Health effects
Tips on how to prevent youth tobacco use

Did you know?
Major tobacco companies spend $8.8 billion per year to promote their products directly to kids.

To schedule a presentation in your community contact
Aileen Gagney

Talking to Kids about Tobacco by emily polstein (guest), 11 May 2016 23:02

*no experience necessary
*gloves, tool, & education all PROVIDED

Cass Turnbull (guest) 15 Jun 2015 21:47
in discussion all other discussion / anything goes » SAVE Cheasty Greenspace!

As long as the trails usage is light, I doubt there will be much conflict or damage to the park. But as the population increases, mountain biker usage increases, and 200,000 more Seattle residents start looking for places that are green. Then the impacts will be felt. User group conflicts will escalate as they have in other parts of the country and BC, and more sports uses will be introduced (if mountain biking, why not Frisbee golf, laser tag, paint ball, a ropes course, obstacle courses?)
As more sports activity and mt bike trails are added, the environment will start to show wear and tear, losing wildlife diversity, causing more slides, ruts, compaction, etc.

Mostly it will change the essential nature of the natural park space. The birds, the seniors, those seeking solace and the peace of the woods will be aced out by all the activity. That's fine if that is what Seattle really wants to do with it's native areas. It would be a shame though. My feeling is that when user/population pressures are high, the land must, by default, be restricted to the lightest use possible. The most use is not the best use. In fact, Nature is such that if you overuse it, you will lose it! How many ways and times do we have to learn that lesson?

by Cass Turnbull (guest), 15 Jun 2015 21:47
Science & Math tutor
Ryan (guest) 30 Jan 2015 20:13
in discussion service & business / local referrals » Science & Math tutor

I'm comfortable tutoring students in the following subject areas:

  1. college level
      • biology
  2. high school level
      • biology
      • physics
      • chemistry
      • math

I am a biology professor at a local liberal arts college with over 10 years experience teaching undergraduate and high school students.

My general strategy for learning/teaching is to focus on the fundamentals underlying complex topics and to replace memorization with deeper understanding of the basics.

I charge $40/hr and I'm based in Columbia City; I'm available MWF 8am-5pm and willing to travel to you or meet at a convenient public location.

Ideally, I'd like to set up meetings on a continuing basis for the length of a course, but I'm also available for single session help.

Thank you.

Science & Math tutor by Ryan (guest), 30 Jan 2015 20:13

My primary instrument as a Music Education student at University of Washington was saxophone, and I also have over a decade of performance and teaching experience on fretted strings. Having studied wind instruments extensively I'm comfortable teaching trumpet, flute, and clarinet to beginning students. As an active songwriter/composer, I offer lessons in music theory/composition, songwriting, and beginning piano too.

My wife and I live in the Central District of Seattle and my studio is set up out of our house. I also give plenty of lessons in my students' homes. To schedule lessons, contact me by clicking the envelope icon in the upper right.

Please visit to schedule a lesson, or for more information.

10 year classroom writing coach with nonprofit Powerful Schools available for tutoring, one-to-one and parent group workshops for helping kids write.

I also facilitate an ongoing women's writing workshop.

Please contact me at 206.669.9753

Powerful Schools Writing Tutor by Arni Adler (guest), 15 Oct 2014 18:15

Hey guys,
This is a post from our awesome nanny, who is also an accomplished writer and owner of Frog Hollow School, a writing program for kids;

Writing tutoring now available in Columbia City. Becca Hall is a writing teacher, writer, and the director of Frog Hollow School, a writing program for homeschoolers. She is offering writing tutoring for students of all levels, basic writing skills through college admissions essays. For more information check out the website, or email moc.liamg|loohcswollohgorf#moc.liamg|loohcswollohgorf.

Awesome writing tutor available by Alice Franck (guest), 08 Oct 2014 00:24

Available Oct. 1st.

Ground level two bedroom suite in historic 1909 Craftsman home.
Full kitchen and bath (vintage claw-foot tub and sink in bathroom).
Shared laundry and storage space in cellar.
Separate backyard entrance.
Eight foot ceilings.
~750 sq ft
Street parking.
Two blocks from shops/restaurants of Columbia City / Rainier Ave

$35 credit check, $500 fully refundable damage deposit, first month's rent.

Good credit and rental history is an absolute must.
1 year lease.

No smoking.


About us: we are a young family of four (two children aged 5 & 1) living on the main & upper floor above. House is on a hill: suite opens at ground level and there are windows in every room.

If interested, email jamesmoes(at)gmail(dot)com


Pictures show furnished suite. SUITE WILL NOT BE FURNISHED.


The University of Washington’s Fibromyalgia Research Program is currently conducting a study to compare the benefits of combining pharmacological and behavioral health treatments for Fibromyalgia. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and may be interested in participating in this study, please contact the Fibromyalgia Research Program at (206)221-1737. For more information, visit our website at

Fibromyalgia Study Needs Participants by fibroctr (guest), 26 Aug 2014 21:31

Dear Neighbor,

My name is Sarah Boone and I am an alumna from the University of Washington and a current graduate student at the University of Oxford. I am writing now because I am conducting some exciting new research on water conservation in your area, and would like to invite residents in Columbia City to participate.

This research involves a short online survey (less than 10 min!) that looks at how a number of different factors influence our use and conservation of water. Research like this is important as it gives academics and policy-makers insight into how to manage our resources more sustainably and how to improve services in your community. This study meets the highest standards of ethics for participatory research as set by the University of Oxford. Also, all answers to the survey questions are completely anonymous. I have attached more information about myself and the study to this email if you would like to know more.

To participate in this study, you and your friends/neighbors can simply follow this public link:


(Note: If you are like me and don't like to click on links, then just type this URL into your browser.)

After participating in this study, please feel free to share this link with others in your community. Thank you very much for supporting this important work! As a fellow Seattleite, I hope that through this research we can help improve decision-making about water and our stewardship of this precious resource.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments!

Kind regards,

Sarah Boone
MSc Student in Water Science, Policy and Management
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford, United Kingdom||enoob.haras
+44 (746) 221 8182

Important survey on local water use!!! by Sarah Boone (guest), 23 Jul 2014 16:18
Stolen vehicle genesee park
Liam (guest) 09 Jul 2014 22:01
in discussion CC living / safety » Stolen vehicle genesee park

Our car was stolen yesterday afternoon. please keep a lookout for a green toyota yaris(olive green metallic) it is missing the passenger side mirror and has lots of stickers about community. It has an asheville yoga sticker on the gas flap. Thank you for your support!

Stolen vehicle genesee park by Liam (guest), 09 Jul 2014 22:01
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