Wikli 2008, 01/09

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Johnny, Cupcake, Molly, and Milo, all by lleugh

Sixty Citizens are sharing their photos in the [[[photos

Live locally. Consult your community calendar

  • HCBA's general meeting (Wed),
  • Sustainable South Seatthe (Wed),
  • Bilingual Play & Learn (Fri),
  • a free arts class for kids (Fri),
  • Lalibela, a documentary film (Sun),
  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • Drinking Liberally (Wed),
  • and Citizens post more events all the time!

In the calendar, you can click through to each event's online information.
If a local event is missing, please send a Citizen's alert.

At the library

library link
  • Play & Learn, the bilingual program for children 5 and under and their parents and caregivers returns to the library this Friday, Jan. 11 from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Neighborhood House teachers provide the activities for this program each week.
  • Storytime begins again on Friday, January 18 from 10:30-11:15 am. Storytimes will continue through the end of February before the next break. Join us each week for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts!
  • Watch for the unveiling of our true crime and forensics book display, coming this week!

Nancy Pew

Columbia City Theater

Columbia City Theater is Seattle's oldest historic Vaudeville Theater complete with a recording studio and the Hendrix Electric Lounge. We're still booking events for 2008! So whether you enjoy catching a show or are looking for the perfect place to host one, give us a try!

theater link

This week:
Wed — live music by Karlson in Lounge, 8pm, no cover,
Thurs — live music by Dr. Richard Kimball & The Fugitives in Lounge, 8pm, no cover,
Fri — Columbia City Cabaret, Hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady, 8pm, $20 adv, $25 door,
Fri — Marquis 1000 in Lounge, 9pm, no cover
Sat — live music by Nepotistas in Lounge, 10pm, no cover
Tues — live music by Dawn Smithson in Lounge, 8pm, no cover

note: advance tickets through brownpapertickets.com

Coming up:
Wednesday, February 6 — Big Night Out, with the Seattle Channel. The live-taped return of our local Seattle-style variety show!!

Columbia City Writers' Group

Are you a local writer? Interested in a group to help you evaluate and refine your writing? A new writers' group is forming in Columbia City. All types of writers welcome. Please contact moc.airelediclod|anitsirhc#moc.airelediclod|anitsirhc if you are interested and/or for more information.

Lalibela -- the Wonders and Mysteries


Eleven magnificent 800-year-old churches, each cut out of solid rock 8,000 feet up in the highlands of Ethiopia! Who made them? How were they constructed? Why were they built here? Lalibela: The Wonders and Mysteries explores these and many other fascinating questions surrounding this astonishing and enigmatic place. See this film review.

Join us as we discover the historical, architectural and cultural significance of a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sunday, January 13. Doors open at 4:00pm, Film screening promptly at 4:30 pm
Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St
Tickets: $8 General Admission, $6 for 12 & under/seniors

Kathya Alexander, RVCC manager

How to keep up with Citizen discussion posts?

forum posts, RSS feed

Now that there are a healthy number of discussions in the Citizens discussion board, how are you going to keep track of all the good, neighborhly conversations? Here are some ideas:

  • Use the recent posts link in the sidebar. That gives you a running list of posts, with the newest at the top. Often you'll need to click on the comment to understand its discussion context.
  • Use RSS. Have the internet come to you! It's easy to set up a feed reader, and you can view updates by signing up for Columbia Citizens feeds. The R and the S stand for "Really Simple". Just click on the image at right and add the URL to your reader as a subscription. You can also use RSS to track on any single discussion thread.
  • Or you're welcome to browse all the discussions when you visit the site. ;-)


Columbia City in the blogossiphere

Riley Group, Rainier Vista

Columbia Citizens' posts

Magic Lantern

Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:

Sustainable South Seattle has created its own wiki-page.
On the Saint Gobain site's land use project page, Rebecca Frestedt at Department of Neighborhoods has updated her contact info.
A Citizen has posted a link to Sunnyside Montessori's new website, in schools.
A Citizen has created a list of useful local resources.
New photos in the Citizens' gallery. Share yours! flickr:2156881351 flickr:2156877793 flickr:2156876427
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