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Consult your community calendar.

  • a Hillman City business meeting (Wed),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a library book group (Wed),
  • a crime prevention meeting (Wed),
  • Big Night Out (Wed),
  • family night at the library (Thu),
  • a bilingual play group (Fri),
  • an artist's opening (Fri),
  • BeatWalk (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • learn to row for free (Sat),
  • Super Saturday at Seward,
  • auditions for a play (Sat),
  • a wine-tasting fundraiser (Sat),
  • the Furry 5K (Sun),
  • a public meeting about Lake Washington Blvd (Tue),
  • a Design Review 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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the June line-up

New Venues!!

  • Heartical at Island Soul; Roots reggae
  • Linda Severt at Retroactive Kids; this woman can do it all - songwriting, juggling, storytelling and with a great voice to boot

Columbia City Farmers Market

This Wednesday you'll find peas — sweet, crunchy, delicious, both sugar-snap and shelling peas from Alvarez and Willie Greens; plus asparagus, caulifower, broccoli, carrots, garlic, leeks, radishes, celery; and plenty of fresh greens for salads and stir-fries.

Two things that give veggies their optimal nutritional content are: soil quality and freshness! There's nothing much fresher than produce brought straight from our local farms, where it was cultivated in good, healthy soil… Eat well to be well.

Live music this week from Moe Provencher, plus marble painting in the kids tent sponsored by Graham Hill Elementary.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Homework Help: This Thursday will be the last night of Homework Help this school year. Drop by from 5-7 pm for help with your homework from our friendly volunteers.

Play and Learn this Friday June 6th from 11:30 am - 1 pm. Join us for a play group for parents or caregivers and children between the ages of birth and five. Children and adults will be led through activities designed to promote early learning.

A Secret Genocide at the Columbia Branch on Thursday June 12th from 6:30 – 8pm. The Karen Burmese are one of the most recent refugee groups to resettle in King County. This film examines the genocide perpetrated against them by the Myanmar military junta. Staff from the International Rescue Committee and refugees will lead a post-film discussion.

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 Tuesday – Saturday and consider our venue the perfect place to host your event.
  • Wed — Seattle Channel’s Big Night Out
    8pm $10 adv or door (proceeds to First Place School)
  • Wed — live music/CD release by Track 19 in Lounge
    8pm, no cover
  • ThuAngels Whisper In Me US debut concert
    8:30pm $10 adv or $12 door
  • ThuOpen Mic Night every Thursday with prizes
    signup begins at 7pm, no cover
  • FriThe Comedy Shop with Jay
    10:30pm $10 adv or door
  • FriInfinity's Neo-Soul in Lounge
    8:30pm no cover
  • SatThe Atomic Bombshells Burlesque hosted by Jasper McCann every Sat through June
    9pm $20 adv or $22 door
  • Sat — live music by John Stowell Trio in Lounge
    9pm no cover
  • SunFirefly Concert Series Presents: Adrianne CD release party with guest duo Ter-ra
    6:30pm $25 adv fireflyconcertseries.com or $27 door
  • Tue — live music by The Coyotes in Lounge
    8pm no cover

adv = brownpapertickets.com or as specified

theater link

Design Review for apartments at Rainier Vista

From the DPD Land Use Information Bulletin: The proposal is for a four-story structure with 83 residential units, three live-work units and 8,333 sq. ft. of retail space at ground level. Surface parking for 24 vehicles to be provided.

This is the third Design Review meeting for this project, an apartment building for the Seattle Housing Authority. The most recent updates to the design packet aren't available online, but you can look at the packet from last month (all 26 megabytes).

The meeting is at Aki Kurose Middle School at 8pm on Tuesday June 10. You too could influence new development in Columbia City.

DPD notice

Build a new playground at Seward Park!

The Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation SPPIF has teamed up with the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Parks and Recreation Department to help design and build a new playground at Seward Park. This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods.

Make your voice heard, attend the first Design Workshop!

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6-8pm
Graham Hill Elementary School Cafeteria
5149 S Graham St

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.


SPPIF link

Viscosity Gallery Opening

Viscosity Studio & Gallery in Hillman City will be featuring the work of glass artist Leana Quade for the month of June. Join us for the opening reception on friday June 6 from 6-9pm. Enjoy snacks, beverages & live glassblowing demos.
5720 Rainier Ave S, 760-1762

viscosity link

SummerSTAGE 2008

Rainier Valley Youth Theatre is auditioning youth ages 12-21 this month for our 2008 SummerSTAGE production of Callejón (The Alley). Auditions will be held at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska Street, on Saturday June 7 and Saturday, June 21 from 3-5pm.

The play is an original bilingual musical with international choreographer Luis Sandoval and Grammy award-winning guitarist Roberto Arguedas of Teatro Del Milenio of Peru.


For more information, please contact at 725-7517 or email Kathya

RVYT link

Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center

This Saturday, June 7 from 10 am to 2 pm, brings us yet another awesome Super Saturday! The theme this week is People, Plants, and Ethnobotany. Come enjoy 2 nature walks; at 10 am join the Friends of Seward Park on a walk about the natural and cultural history of the area, and at 1 pm join Audubon naturalists for an interpretive walk in our native plant garden, which is fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.

We will also open up the Center and have activities, games, arts & crafts related to the native botanical wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

Call 652-2444 to register.

Seward Park Audubon link

The 9th Annual Furry 5K

This Sunday, June 8th is the 9th Annual Furry 5K at Seward Park. This event benefits the Seattle Animal Shelter's 'Help the Animals Fund' which provides veterinary care for the sick, injured and abused animals that arrive at the shelter throughout the year. For more information or to register online, go to www.furry5k.com.

The race starts at 10 a.m., registration opens at 8:15 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Furry 5K link

Magic Lantern Art at Columbia City Bakery

Come see some bright, fun art by local preschoolers from Magic Lantern Montessori (ages 3-5) at Columbia City Bakery until June 22nd. We are happy to report that ART is alive and well in the hearts of our young ones in our community.

Magic Lantern link

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  • Columbia City was on TV this week. Seattle Channel featured Beatwalk and Columbia Citizens, and we've excerpted the clip for you. You'll need RealPlayer to watch it — you can get that here.
  • MissJennMissJenn has updated the P-patch page with information about the Brandon St Orchard.
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