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Weed and Weeders

Weed by Matt Westervelt
Garden Spring Clean Up…
by MissJenn

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • HCBA meeting (Wed),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • an evening book group (Wed),
  • a crime prevention meeting (Wed),
  • Big Night Out (Wed),
  • a disaster planning meeting (Thu),
  • story time at the library (Fri),
  • Saturday you'll have to make some tough decisions, or divide yourself in thirds…
    • Bicycle Saturday,
    • a running group (Tuesday too)
    • a sidewalk garden cleanup,
    • a neighborhood walk,
    • a bike swap,
    • a Hitt's Hill work party,
    • a bakery party,
    • a reading at the library,
    • and a wine tasting and silent auction,
  • a Mother's Day climate walk (Sun),
  • a Hillman City neighbors meeting (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.

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Columbia City Cinema

Seattle’s Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Leatherheads continues through Thursday, May 8.
Starting Friday, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date movie information! Or, better yet, sign up for our weekly newsletter and get movie times delivered straight to your inbox. See you at the movies.

Cinema link

Columbia City Farmers Market

This Wednesday, you'll find all kinds of delicious spring lettuces, greens, asparagus, fresh herbs, baby carrots, green garlic, sugar snap peas and other spring veggies. Also a good selection of vegetable starts for your garden, and georgeous spring flower bouquets. Check out the fresh eggs, organic chicken, goat meat (very similar to lamb) and wild salmon too!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

  • Emergency Preparedness (City of Seattle SNAP Program, for individuals, families and neighborhoods). Please join your neighbors Thursday, May 8 at 6:30.
  • Seattle Reads The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears: Meet author Dinaw Mengestu and join in a discussion between readers and writer at the Columbia Branch. Saturday May 10th from 4 – 5:30pm. The event is free, but you'll need to stop by the Columbia Branch to pick up a ticket — limit 2 per person.
  • Miss Nancy says goodbye: I've accepted a position as children's librarian at the Lake City Library. My last day at Columbia will be May 12. It's been wonderful to have been your children's librarian for so many years. I'll miss being part of this wonderful community. Thank you for all you have shared with me in so many situations and stages of life.
  • Nancy's last storytime will be held on Friday, May 9, at 10:30. There will be no Play & Learn that day due to staff training.
library link

Columbia City Theater

We offer a classic show stage, a multi-track recording studio, a video production facility and an elegant cocktail lounge. Come enjoy a show and a cocktail Tuesday - Saturday and consider our venue the perfect place to host your event.
  • Wed — Seattle Channel presents Big Night Out variety show
    8pm $10 adv/door
  • Wed — live music by Dorthman birthday party in Lounge
    9pm no cover
  • Thuopen mic night every Thursday with prizes!
    7pm signup, no cover
  • FriThe Comedy Shop with Pierre
    10:30pm $10 adv/door
  • FriInfinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge
    8:30pm no cover
  • SatMuwungira music and dance, Zimbabwe relief benefit
    8pm $12 adv/door
  • Sat — live music by Tim Armacost & Chris Fagan in Lounge
    9pm no cover
  • Tues — live music by Ember Knight in Lounge
    8pm no cover

beginning Tuesday, May 27, Columbia City Drinking Liberally, every last Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm, no cover

returning Sat, May 31, The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque, every Saturday through June, 9pm 21+ only

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

Join the CCity Runners

Columbia City's uber friendly and uber chill running club

It's almost summer (we hope) and we're willing to bet you have a health fitness goal or three. Sticking to a plan is always easier with company — and even better when that company is the Columbia City Runner's Club.

Want to tighten in a few places for that new swimsuit? Thinking about trying running as a way to stay in shape? Just want to get OUTSIDE? We won't question your motivations — we'll just make sure you're having fun along the way. Check out our weekly running schedule at www.ccityrunners.com.

C-City Runners link

Bike Works annual kids' bike swap

Bike Works, a local nonprofit organization, will hold its 12th annual Kids' Bike Swap on Saturday May 10th from 10am to 4 pm at Genesee Playfield, located at 43rd Avenue South and South Genesee Street.

This annual event helps to facilitate the flow of affordable bicycles within the community while simultaneously preventing fully functional bikes from ending up in local landfills. It provides your family a cost-effective opportunity to trade a bike that your child has outgrown — for a larger bike that's both a better fit a better ride for your child's next summer season of riding!

If your family is looking to buy a bike, but you don't have a bike to trade in, you're welcome to come after 12pm.

Questions? Feel free to email gro.skrowekib|hcaertuo#gro.skrowekib|hcaertuo or call 725-9408 ext. 1

Bike Works link

upcoming exhibit at the Columbia City Gallery

On exhibit from May 14 - July 13: Green, featuring works by Mark Ditzler, Rick Duque & Drew Forsell, Eric Edgerton, Joan Engelmeyer, Sarah Lavin, Elinor Maroney & Joan Robbins.

In the guest gallery: The Book as Art: Beyond Words — works by Susan Aurand, MalPina Chan, Bina Donakowski-Jones, Joe Feddersen, Lucia Harrison, Marie Hassett, Margrey Hellmann, Bonnie Thompson Norman, Sharon A Sharp, Fruma Shrensel & Ailie Snow.

Please join us for an Artist's Reception on Saturday, May 17, from 5-8pm. This event is free and is open to the public.

The Columbia City Gallery is an artists' cooperative and a program of SEEDArts.

gallery hours: Wed-Sat (12 to 8pm), Sun (10 - 6pm)

gallery link

Welcome Loft Custom Framing to the Columbia City Gallery!

Loft Custom Framing offers full service custom framing, including design consultation, matting, mounting and canvas stretching. All work is done on site.

The loft is open Wed-Sat (12-8pm) and Sundays (11-4pm) and is located inside the Columbia City Gallery.

Columbia City in the news

  • Here are two stories about a house fire that's left 13 Columbia Citizens in need. Contact the Seattle Red Cross if you'd like to help.

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