Wikli for 10/10/07


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Live locally. Consult your community calendar.

  • Farmers Market (Wed),
  • CC Landmark District Review Committee (ThuFri),
  • an urban dance-drama (Fri & Sat),
  • Brazilian music, dance & food (Sat),
  • a CC neighbors meeting (Mon),
  • and more.

In the calendar, you can click through to each event's online information.
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At the movies

Cinema link

Oh my goodness! The money just keeps rolling in and things are getting back to normal. Thank you everyone. It was like that scene in It’s a Wonderful Life with everyone throwing money at the Savings and Loan, only it was us. (Not a bad feeling by the way.) The whole weeklong experience was so touching and humbling, it made us teary eyed.

The Kingdom plays through Thursday at 3:00 5:00 and 7:00.
Michael Clayton starts Friday and is it ever good. Daily 2:00 4:30 7:00 with 9:15 shows Friday and Saturday.

See you At the movies.

Janet Hurt of the Farmers Market says there will be apple tasting today (10/10) at 4pm. You can sample a variety of heirloom apples and learn which ones are best for eating, baking, sauce, etc.

The CC Landmarks Review Committee meets on ThursdayFRIDAY (agenda is here).

First they'll review a signage proposal.

Most of the meeting is a review of two different townhouse projects at 4729 36th Avenue S (along the west side of Columbia Park commons) and at 3815 S. Angeline St (see map).

SEEDArts treats the neighborhood to an arts-packed weekend with two events.

  • HUMANATURE is an urban dance-drama that takes the audience on a powerful journey through the interconnected struggles of 13 people living in the Emerald City - a Black family moving out of the neighborhood. Two young lovers. A girl dealing on the streets. A single mother. Children playing. An angry father, his wife and her child. A security guard. A politician - All part of the diverse and rich tapestry of our human family and city.
  • Tudo Beleza is an exuberant music and dance group. The performance includes traditional Carnaval costumes, Capoeira movements and rhythms ranging from samba to Afro-Brazilian. A samba-reggae dance workshop will follow the performance along with a complimentary buffet of Brazilian food, catered by Tempero Do Brasil Restaurant.

Columbia City Neighborhood Meeting: Oct. 15 at 6:00 at the Columbia City library.

Join your neighbors in a discussion about a new neighborhood association. This meeting is a follow-up to our August meeting. See you there.

(tentative agenda)

  1. Outreach: How can we better connect to all of the residents of Columbia City?
  2. Community Affairs: What critical community affairs issues should we discuss? Crime & Safety, converting Rainier Avenue into a "Complete Street," or possible zoning changes?
  3. Community Building: Help plan a winter activity with the goal of bringing the community together for fun, food, and laughter.

At the library

library link
  • Not just story time, it's firefighter story time at the library this Friday, 10:30-11:15. Firefighters share a story and discuss fire safety, demonstrate putting on their gear, and answer questions. If the crew isn't called away to a fire, kids might even have a turn sitting in the fire truck!
  • Imagine that — the library's got a book group. Next month's title is Madame Bovary — Ooh la la!

CC in the news

  • The CC Cinema is buoyed by some positive press.

… now that's some news we needed.

CC in the blogossiphere

Columbia City / Hillman City Gateway Project — Connecting our Communities

2nd meeting to plan a Gathering/Art/Connection space to bridge our communities

October 23 2007 6:30-8:30 pm

Meet us at Whitworth School 5215 46th Ave. S
Snacks and child care available

Help us build on the ideas gathered at the last meeting. Bring your friends and neighbors.

It's cool to be part of a new community project aimed at facilitating connectivity, art, inclusiveness… you name it.

Preschool link

Columbia City Toy & Clothing Sale
sponsored by Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool

Used & new children's clothing, toys and books. Sizes infant - 5T. All proceeds benefit the RVCP's operating budget and scholarship fund. If you're looking for children's items or just have a deep love for nonprofits in our area, you don't want to miss this one.

Saturday October 27th, 9am - 2pm
3818 S. Angeline Street
(In the preschool's location, basement of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.)

Read more about us on the preschool website.

Hillman City Business Association has a brand new website.

Many people turned out at Tuesday's Early Design Guidance meeting for proposed new development at the St Gobain site, to the southwest of Rainier & Hudson.

Harbor Properties recently posted its interest in neighbors' input.

At Tuesday's meeting Steve Orser of Harbor Properties announced a community workshop they've planned for November 15 at 6pm. Details will be on the calendar soon.


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Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:

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