Wikli 2008, 06/11

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a playground design workshop (Thu),
  • Lakewood-Seward Park monthly meeting (Thu),
  • Bicycle Saturday,
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • Columbia City Garden Tour (Sat),
  • Hitt's Hill work party (Sat),
  • Gather's opening (Sat),
  • A class for Paddies (Sun),
  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (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.

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Columbia City Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

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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

We're finally starting to see some cherries and strawberries — we expect more by next week.

This is the coolest, wettest spring we've seen in many years, and fruit crops are delayed as a result. Vegetables are plentiful though — fresh and healthy. Asparagus is still plentiful, and we've got all kinds of heirloom lettuces, unusual greens, fresh herbs, beautiful leeks, baby turnips. Plus plenty of organic eggs, poultry, and fabulous farmstead cheeses.

Live music this week from WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

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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 — live music by Andie Francoer in Lounge
    8pm, no cover
  • ThuOpen Mic Night every Thursday with prizes in Lounge
    signup begins at 7pm, no cover
  • FriThe Comedy Shop
    10:30pm, $10 adv or door
  • FriInfinity’s Neo-Soul Lounge
    8:30pm, no cover
  • FriKeri Carter — New Works art show
    7:30 - 10pm, no cover
  • SatThe Atomic Bombshells Burlesque, hosted by Jasper McCann every Saturday through June
    9pm, $20 adv or $22 door
  • Sat — live music by Chris Fagan in lounge
    9pm, no cover
  • Tue — live music by Dead Hot and The Hillman City High Society in lounge
    8pm, no cover

adv = brownpapertickets.com or as specified

theater link

Columbia City Garden Tour

It's time to enjoy the Columbia City Garden Tour: flora and likely some fauna will be on display and available for touring on Saturday June 14, 2008, from 10 am to 4 pm.

In its 8th year, the tour features unique neighborhood gardens with participation from a Master Gardener. Tickets ($5) are available for purchase at several venues around the city.

We need some volunteers in the afternoon between 1-4pm to sell tickets either at the Columbia City Gallery or take tickets at the entrance to individual gardens on the tour. If you're willing to volunteer a couple of hours for a shift, contact Sue Gibbs (723-6511 or moc.liamg|85sbbiges#moc.liamg|85sbbiges). It should be a fun way to meet neighbors and see some interesting gardens!

More info: http://columbiacitizens.net/garden-tour



Lakewood Seward Park monthly meeting

Representatives from the Seafair organization and the Danskin Triathlon will be at the Lakewood Seward Park meeting this month [Thursday] to talk about how what they do impacts Southeast Seattle. The Blue Angels fly on the weekend of August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and Danskin takes place on August 17th.

The Lakewood Seward Park clubhouse is located on the corner of 50th and Angeline just north of the PCC and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is invited. You don't have to live in the neighborhood.

Also, we're having a Refresh Your Garden Day on July 19th from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. We've lined up speakers, plants and seeds for sale, food, and fun. More to follow!


March for Youth

There is still time to help out and get involved. If you do not want to join either group heading out from the high schools, please just join us as we come through your neighborhood. Our number one goal is to include everyone! Following the march there will be a rally in Brighton Park — entertainment, speeches, and free food too! Please join members of many Seattle communities and come out to March For Youth on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at about 1:00pm.


March for Youth

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

street name-onics

We've got lots of great street names — how do we recall them? Downtown's got its Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Pressure. We need our own street mnemonic.

Just think, decades from now your submission could be the one Columbia Citizens will still be using to recall their streets!


Columbia City in the news

  • This week we look to Ballard for our neighborhood news, where they say goodbye to a longtime bus driver on the 48.

BNT link

Otherwise… nothing new in news.
(Thank goodness for your Wikli!)

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

Amber at the Rainier Valley Post says she doesn't want direct links from the Wikli's blogossiphere over her concern that gossip just isn't her brand. We still encourage you to check out her blog.

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Columbia Citizens updates

  • The garden tour page is weeded, beautiful, and ready for showtime.
  • Citizen Lisette Austin has posted a link to Tudo Beleza, a Brazilian dance troupe, in neighbors.
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