Wikli 2008, 01/23

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Fabulous Ovaries,
by blinque_blinque

So many more photos in the gallery.
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Live locally. Consult your community calendar.

  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • storytime and bilingual Play & Learn (Fri),
  • a square dance (Fri),
  • a community design workshop & open house (Sat),
  • a preschool open house (Sat),
  • a left-leaning wine tasting event (Sat),
  • Columbia City Community Council (Mon),
  • an ongoing African dance class (Tue),
  • 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.

Columbia City Cinema

Now playing through January 24 — The Great Debaters (showtimes)

On Friday, January 25, we open the kooky, off-beat comedy, Juno, starring an amazingly appealing newcomer, Ellen Page, as a young woman unexpectedly pregnant. Roger Ebert named it Best Movie of the Year and others have called it "a thing of grace and beauty" and "this year's Little Miss Sunshine". So get on down here for the time of your life.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get movie times delivered straight to your inbox. See you at the movies.

Cinema link

At the library

  • We will have storytime on Friday at 10:30am, as well as bilingual Play & Learn from 11:30am-1:00pm.
  • Homework Helpers continue to be available to help students from 5-7 pm Monday through Thursday during weeks Seattle Public Schools are in session.
  • Tax help is available for free at the library on Tuesdays from 4 till 7:45 pm starting in February. You can make an appointment in person or by phone: 386-1908. You are asked to fill out a short information sheet before your appointment to help the tax preparer.
library link

Columbia City Theater

Columbia City Theater is Seattle's oldest historic Vaudeville Theater, complete with recording studio & Hendrix Electric Lounge.

This week:

  • Wed — live music by The End Times in Lounge, 8pm, no cover,
  • Wed — Water, 10 live bands, all ages, 9pm, $15 door,
  • Thurs — live music by Dr. Richard Kimball & The Fugitives in Lounge, 8pm, no cover,
  • Fri — Columbia City Cabaret (burlesque, aerialists & more), hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady, 8pm, $20 adv, $25 door,
  • Fri — the Comedy Shop (nationally recognized comedians), 10:30pm, $10 door,
  • Fri — Infinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge (open mic, poetry/spoken word) in Lounge, 8:30pm, no cover,
  • Sat — Grim Records Presents: Goly Grim CD Release, with 6 live bands, all ages, 8pm, $5 door
  • Sat — live music by Big Neighborhood in Lounge, 10pm, no cover
  • Sun — Opera Kabaret with Alicia Murillo (music, guest artists, puppets & more), all ages, 7pm, $25 adv/door
  • Tues — live music by Eric Apoe in Lounge, 8pm, no cover

note: advance tickets through brownpapertickets.com

coming up:

  • March 5th, Big Night Out with the Seattle Channel. The return of our local Seattle-style variety show, live taping!!
theater link

Columbia City land use

The City's Department of Planning and Development has published a notice of application for a proposed rezone at the northwest corner of S Alaska & Martin Luther King Jr Way S. Seattle Housing Authority seeks to rezone the corner lot from residential Lowrise 4 (37' heights) to Neighborhood Commercial 1-40 (40' heights), including a pedestrian overlay. SHA has requested the rezone to facilitate the development of ground-level commercial space next to the Columbia City light rail station. You can become a party of record by contacting vog.elttaes|crp#vog.elttaes|crp and referencing project 3008163.


Rainier Valley Growers' Co-operative meeting

Are you interested in sustainable local agriculture? Are you interested in meeting fellow gardeners or potential gardeners? Are you interested in marketing your produce? Would you like to hear the findings of a recent community research project? Come discuss these ideas and more!

when: Thursday, January 31st from 6-7:30PM
where: Columbia Library meeting room, 4721 Rainier Ave S

Katherine, 694-6791

Join the C-City Runners!

Started by a few close friends (who also happen to be Columbia City neighbors) C-City Runners was created out of a need for a low-key and highly social running club with a focus on enjoying the experience of running. A running club where being competitive with yourself is encouraged, but where anyone who has a passion for running or an interest in getting started would find a supportive and welcoming crowd.

Our first group run is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 8:00 AM. Meet in front of the Columbia City Bakery. Find out more.

C-City Runners link

Northwest Community Services Food Bank

Are you looking to help the community behind the scenes? Northwest Community Services Food Bank is looking for board members.

  • We need individuals to help make guiding decisions for our agency, help set policy, and help raise funds and awareness.
  • We seek only serious candidates who are willing to make a minimum one-year commitment.
  • Desire attendance at monthly board meetings, and average 5 hours a month outside meetings working on agency projects.
  • Skills and Expertise: accounting/auditing; banking/finance; fundraising; nonprofit; public service.

For more information please contact Michael Wilson, 722-5585, or Rhonda James, 723-4105

Rent the RVCC or the Gallery

Imagine having your next event, community meeting, or party at the Columbia City Gallery or the Rainier Valley Cultural Center. Rates and information are available via the above links or by calling SEEDArts Director Jerri Plumridge at 760-4286.

SEED rental link

Columbia Citizens now have an online neighborhood video library

The wiki points to a variety of information about the neighborhood, its people and events. This week there's a new medium: neighborhood video. Right now our video library includes 15 segments, including an inspiring profile of Zed Ashenaki, a visit to Roy's Barbeque, a piece about the Royal Esquire, some neighborhood history, and more.

To watch the videos, you'll need RealPlayer, which is free. Right now all segments are from the Seattle Channel. There's more out there. Why not share some of your own neighborhood footage?

neighborhood video link

Columbia City in the news

  • The P-I quoted Citizen Larry Montgomery (wiki-photographer extraordinare) related to a citywide decrease in crime.

otherwise, not much is new in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

Columbia Citizens' posts

Columbia Citizens wiki-updates:

Molly Magai has posted her online exhibit in the Citizens' art gallery.
There's a new "health & fitness" section in Columbia City Online.
Columbia Citizens have a new neighborhood video library, with more clips on the way. Stay tuned.
New photos
in the Citizens' gallery.
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