Wikli 2008, 05/14

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Columbia City Red Pipes
by jenchansen

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • library events (Fri, Mon),
  • Landmarks committee (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • an artists' reception (Sat),
  • Bike Sunday,
  • two simultaneous meetings about improving schools (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

Forgetting Sarah Marshall ends Thursday, May 15.

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian starts Friday, May 16, with a special midnight opening at 12:01 Friday morning.

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 at the Columbia City Farmers Market we'll be seeing more luscious greens: arugula raab (aka rapini), flowering mustard raab, lacinato kale raab, red and green cabbage raab, sorrel, mustard greens, collards, kales, plus tender baby field greens: mizuna, arugula, sorrel. All kinds of lettuces, sugar snap peas. And sweet, nutty asparagus - roast or saute, squeeze a little lemon on top and enjoy. Also a visit from B&H Farms alpacas. Kids Tent sponsored this week by RetroActive Kids.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Newest information on children's programs.
  • The next storytime will be on Friday, June 27, at 10:30am. We've canceled storytime for May 16.
  • We'll hold First Thursday Fun Night on June 5 — last one of the school year.
  • We'll continue to offer Play & Learn for children 5 and under and their grownups on Fridays from 11:30-1:00 through June 6.

Staff changes

  • Catherine Lord, Branch Manager, has accepted a position at the brand new Black Diamond Library. Her last day is May 20.
  • Steve DelVecchio, Branch Manager for Greenlake and Fremont Branches, has graciously offered to be Interim manager for a projected three months. Steve's e-mail is gro.lps|oihcceVleD.evetS#gro.lps|oihcceVleD.evetS.
  • An interim Children's Librarian should be coming soon. No one has yet been appointed to the position.
  • Children's Librarian Nancy thanks everyone for the kind outpourings of appreciation and affection. Thank you for all the wonderful years! You're all invited to stop by the library in the next few weeks to sign her going away/memory book. Her last day was May 12 and her new assignment at Lake City Library starts May 14.
library link

Columbia City Theater

Columbia City Theater offers 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 Tues–Sat and consider our venue the perfect place to host your event.
  • Wed — live music by Zoe Muth in Lounge
    8pm, no cover
  • Thu — open mic night every Thursday with prizes!
    7pm signup, no cover
  • FriThe Comedy Shop starring Esau
    10:30pm, $10 adv/door
  • FriInfinity's Neo-Soul Lounge
    8:30pm no cover
  • SatSeattle Hempfest 2008 Benefit — live bands
    7pm, $10 adv/$12 door
  • Sat — live music with Chris Fagan Group in Lounge
    9pm, no cover
  • SunThe Galaxy Machine — music video, dance, lasers
    8pm, $15 adv thegalaxymachine.com / $20 door
  • Tue — live music by Larry Murante 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

Columbia Plaza, public meeting

The Columbia City Review Committee meets Friday, May 16, at 3:30pm in the Columbia Library. The agenda covers a lot of ground.

Around 4:20, the Columbia Plaza site is back in the limelight.

This is our third view of this project. Notes from the first two are here and here. The site is large and centrally located — between the historic core, the school, the park, and the library. The review committee is made up of community members, and they welcome your thoughts.

Columbia Citizens have a page about the project. There's also a discussion thread. Share your insights.

Columbia Plaza, click to expand

Southeast Transportation Study

This is a very comprehensive study that has many recommendations that would affect the way we get around and between our neighborhoods. The study seeks to address safety for pedestrians and vehicles alike. As well as address the changes in traffic and pedestrian needs with the addition of the Link light rail system next year.

Some of the interesting recommendations include changing Rainier avenue south from Alaska to Rainier Beach from four lanes to three lanes (center lane for turning).


Gallery exhibits and artists' reception

The Columbia City Gallery is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibits opening May 14, 2008.

The Book As Art: Beyond Words features the imaginative works of eleven artists from Washington, North Carolina, and New Zealand.

Green, featuring Mark Ditzler, Rick Duque and Drew Forsell, Eric Edgerton, Joan Engelmeyer, Sarah Lavin, Elinor Maroney and Joan Robbins will be on display in the main gallery.

The Artists' Reception is on Saturday, May 17, 5 – 8pm. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.


gallery link

School funding conversation with our legislators

Tuesday May 20, 6:30-8pm at Orca @ Whitworth

Kimball and Orca parents are collaborating on this community event, which will bring together Reps Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew, a staff person from Senator Adam Kline's office, and PTAs from all over the 37th District. We'll hear from the legislators about progress they've made and the challenges they face in Olympia as they try to secure more funding for schools. Childcare and refreshments provided.


Suzanne Wastier

Hello Columbia City neighborhood women!

There's a new fitness offering in town. Check out www.southsidebootycamp.com. This is an outdoor fitness program for women that takes place mornings in Seward Park. Start times are 6:30am, 7:45am, or 9:45am. Contact is moc.pmacytoobedishtuos|acissej#moc.pmacytoobedishtuos|acissej or 779-5071.

booty camp link

Food bank seeking new director

Northwest Community Services Food Bank is looking for a new Agency Director, starting July 1, 2008. Please email your resume or send it to 4205 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118. Deadline is May 27, and interviews start in early June.

For a full job description, email Rhonda James at moc.q|secivresytinummoCWN#moc.q|secivresytinummoCWN.

Franklin High School Arts Festival

Saturday, May 17, 10am - 3pm

Franklin High School community welcomes you to step inside and see the creative energy bursting from within. The festival will showcase student arts, including photography and mixed media displays, dance, poetry, and music! In addition to art, we'll also have —

  • A silent auction that will make you want to shout for joy!
  • A huge rummage sale,
  • Community programs will showcase their creative endeavors,
  • Incredible food for sale (gumbo & barbeque, just to mention a few!),
  • Vendors selling crafts, including amazing woodwork to support the ACE (Apprenticeship and Construction) program.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Marni Levy

Columbia City in the news

  • In Pacific NW magazine, Citizens Larry and Vicki Butler share their story about Seattle's high cost of living
  • Colors NW features Hillman City's Mawadda Cafe (thanks RVP)

Pacific NW link

… all in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

Paul Doyle (BHN/SDJ photo)

Columbia Citizens' posts

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