|Columbia City's Neighbor News|
Welcome to Week XIII
of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi
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Live locally. Consult your community calendar.
- a free art class for kids (Wed),
- various shows at the Columbia City theater (all week),
- two events at the Columbia City gallery (Thu, Sat),
- story time & bilingual playtime at the library (Fri),
- a Vaudeville variety show at RVCC (Sat),
- and more.
Our last Friday Story Time of 2007 will be held this Friday at 10:30 am. Join us for Thanksgiving themed stories. Bilingual Play and Learn will follow from 11:30-1:00 and continue each Friday until Seattle Public Schools' winter break.
This week brings a myriad of colorful events:
- Thurs — Eqlateral, Psyche Classical String Ensemble with Wolfgang Del Toro & DJ Baba James, 8pm, $10
- Fri — Columbia City Cabaret, Hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady, 8pm, $20
- Fri Late Show — The Naked Folk Singer — Moorea Malatt, 10:30 pm, $5
- Sat — The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque, 9pm, $20 advance/$22 door.
- Sun — Café Opera presents Allegra Italia, hosted by Soprano Alicia Murillo, 7pm, $25.
We're now booking for 2008, so visit our website for further information or give us a call. As always, we offer a cozy and nostalgic venue for theatrical & live music shows, as well as private parties/fundraisers/benefits & audio/video recording… complete with our Hendrix Electric Lounge!
Give Locally: support neighborhood nonprofits
When neighbors pull together and bring their interests, their effort, leadership and personalities to the community, it defines Columbia City. A successful community is much more than the sum of its parts.
Several nonprofit organizations work in our neighborhood and strengthen our community ties. Their sustained local commitment is clear, and as neighbors we know them and share in their interests.
Columbia Citizens have compiled a growing list of neighborhood nonprofits. As we enter this season of giving thanks, please include some of these organizations in your annual giving.
Just as it's worthwhile to buy locally, so there’s also special value in giving locally. Thank you.
Arts in Motion (AIM) has moved into Columbia City. AIM is a non-profit arts education organization committed to bringing affordable, quality arts education to Seattle's diverse Rainier Valley and its surrounding area.
In addition to providing a comprehensive art and music curriculum to accommodate all skill levels and ages, AIM offers unique arts education and performance opportunities to schools and community organizations. Taught by a faculty of professional arts educators, musicians and artists, our programs stimulate critical thinking, curiosity and creativity, as well as develop cultural understanding.
YOU ARE INVITED to one of our free classes at our new site in Columbia City: 3405 S Alaska St
Call (206)723-3131 for questions or to reserve your place in class.
We serve about 550 families each week with emergency food. We serve seniors and disabled people on Wednesdays and the general public on Saturdays. Please consider donating to our annual toy drive. Throughout the year, we gladly accept food and baby items, from formula to diapers. Your cash donations are also accepted. We are located in the Genesee area: 4205 Rainier Ave S. Please visit our new website.
No news is… no news.
Columbia City in the blogossiphere
- The Captain sighs a somber sayonara for his salads and scones, as the sun sets on Solstice.
- Karin Bolstad, neighbor artist: "look Both Ways".
Columbia Citizens' posts
- "I have seen the future, and its name is Lola."
- A letter from a neighbor
- Creative feedback from the Columbia City/Hillman City Gateway Project
- A letter to the developer, Saint Gobain site
- Free firewood
- Don't live here yet? Here's your big chance.
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Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:
|Compiled a new page for neighborhood nonprofits. As you plan your year-end giving, please consider giving locally.|
|Added clarifying pictures in how to edit the wiki — stripping you of your very last excuse for not getting in here and tinkering with this site!|
|Two new neighbor blogs: Muse Flash and Managing Life Transitions. The neighbor website list has grown too — See Mary Murray consulting.|
|Are you a new mom? Dina can help you connect — see baby arrivals.|
|New photos in the Citizens' gallery. Share yours!|
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