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by Columbia Citizen K

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • library events (Fri, Sat),
  • landmarks committee (Fri),
  • a walk for rice (Sat),
  • C-City runners (Sat, Tue),
  • coyotes at Seward Park (Sat),
  • a march for youth (Sat),
  • auditions for kids (Sat),
  • drinking liberally (Tue),
  • Southeast District Council (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

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater just got cooler! Starting Friday, June 20, we'll be playing Get Smart in the larger auditorium upstairs, and Sex and the City will continue in our new smaller auditorium. Stop by and check out our new addition!

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 Farmers Market look for sweet, local strawberries, Japanese heirloom greens, fresh fava beans, beautiful heads of cauliflower, local hothouse tomatoes, asparagus and dozens of other veggies. Also look for early cherries and apriums!

Estrella Creamery has a new cheese: small goat crotin — rich and creamy. Fresh Gnocchi (potatoes and flour) from La Pasta. King and Coho Salmon from Loki. Goat meat from Toboton Farm — excellent flavor, very close to lamb, and sustainably-produced.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Summer Reading has begun at the library! Stop by and sign up to win a free book (kids and teens) or a chance to win a Booklover's Bag (adults).

Gaming: Friday June 20th from 2-4 pm. Kick off your summer with gaming! Drop by for open play on the Wii and practice your dance skills with Dance Dance Revolution. Refreshments will be provided. For grades 3-12.

Gaming for Adults: Saturday June 21st from 2-4 pm. Can you play Dance Dance Revolution or Wii? Or have you been wanting to learn? Come to this kick-off program for Adult Summer Reading. Prizes and refreshments will be provided. No gaming experience required!

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 — live music by Tess Jubran in Lounge
    8pm, no cover
  • ThuOpen Mic Night every Thursday with prizes
    signup begins at 7pm, no cover
  • Frithe Comedy Shop
    10:30pm, $10 adv or $15 door
  • FriInfinity's Neo-Soul Lounge
    8:30pm, no cover
  • Satthe Atomic Bombshells Burlesque
    hosted by Jasper McCann every Saturday through June
    9pm, $20 adv or $22 door
  • Sat — live music by David White Trio in Lounge
    9pm, no cover
  • TueColumbia City Drinking Liberally
    6pm, no cover
  • Tue — live music by Marc Smason in Lounge
    8pm, no cover

coming soon, Sat, July 5
ryry Productions Presents: The Collective Art Project

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

Music for Everyone

Parent and child music classes at the Lakewood/Seward Park Community Clubhouse

Wednesdays, July 2-August 13
2-5 yr. old classes, 10-10:45 & 11-11:45
Cost for the 6 week series is $65. Sibling discounts available

Music for Everyone offers music classes that inspire young children and their parents/caregivers to dive into music exploration together! Musician and teacher Jana Vitols has taught families since 1998, encouraging them to sing, play instruments, and discover the connections between music and movement. Music fundamentals are woven into games, songs, stories, and puppet play. Children are given opportunities to play instruments and dance, with the live accompaniment of guitar, violin, and banjo. The curriculum draws from classical, folk and world music and dance traditions.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact 329-8674, moc.liamg|1yreverofcisum#moc.liamg|1yreverofcisum


Build a new playground at Seward Park!

Make your voice heard! Your opinion matters.

Complete a survey to share your ideas for a new play space at Seward Park:


Also, check out the story the PI did about SPPIF's efforts.

SPPIF link

Development of Columbia Plaza

The Columbia City Review Committee meets Friday, June 20, at 3pm in the SEED conference room, 5117 Rainier Ave S
(Note the change in time and venue).

On its agenda.

  1. Façade alterations to the Hepler Block (formerly Twinks space)
  2. Briefing on proposed demolition and redevelopment of the Columbia Plaza site. The proposed mixed-use project will include ground floor retail, live/work units and residential units above. The briefing will include a discussion about traffic access and the proposed siting, setbacks, and massing/scale of the new construction.
  3. Future townhouses for this site.

The review committee is made up of community members, and they welcome your thoughts.

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

Columbia Plaza development info

Southeast District Council

The June Southeast District Council meeting will be devoted to transportation issues. Grace Crunican, the Director of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will join us to talk about the Southeast Transportation Study (SETS) and to give us an overview of the capital improvement dollars already committed to Southeast Seattle for the foreseeable future.

This is an excellent opportunity for the community to get some useful info, ask questions, and share our thoughts with a Director of one of the city's major departments.

Date and time: Wednesday, June 25th from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

More info on SETS can be found at:

SETS link

Rebel Reading Circle

Share ideas as you study Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance, by Yolanda Alaniz and Megan Cornish. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farmworker and Chicana feminist organizing at the University of Washington, in the Yakima Valley, and in the Seattle community. Examine the strategies used in historic labor strikes and boycotts.

We're meeting first and third Mondays at 7pm, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Columbia City. Free. Come to any or all sessions.

Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. For more information call 722-2453, email moc.gnirpsdnim|elttaesPSF#moc.gnirpsdnim|elttaesPSF, or visit www.socialism.com.

New Freeway link

Light Rail: Before and After Photos

These photographs focus on the urban changes that have been occurring on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. Old commercial and residential spaces have been torn down to make way for the new. The end result will change the physical urban landscape but possibly the social, economic and racial composition of the neighborhood. Please click the photo to see more (slide show version). Here's the non slide show version.

slideshow link

Columbia City in the news

  • The Lions awarded scholarships.
  • The farmers market squeeze
  • SPPIF in the PI

BHN/SDJ link

It's all in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere


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Columbia Citizens updates

  • SPPIF has posted a design survey to collect community ideas for a new playspace at Seward Park. Have you weighed in yet?
  • Drafts now feature a few more deserving pages — won't you adopt one?
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