Wikli 2008, 06/25

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • library events (Fri, Tue),
  • movie night at Seward Park (Fri),
  • C-City Runners (Sat, Tue),
  • an architecture walking tour (Sat),
  • an owl prowl (Sat),
  • bike Sunday,
  • a bicycle expo (Sun),
  • CCBA 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 Farmers Market

This Wednesday the Farmers Market celebrates its 10th Anniversary! Join us for a fun-filed day of cooking demos (Chef Julie Andres of La Medusa), live music, activities for kids, free birthday cake and other goodies for market shoppers. Plus, enjoy our beautiful market produce and say thanks to our farmers for bringing us fresh, healthy, local produce.

On the market tables this week: more berries (strawberries) and cherries, sugar-snap peas, fava beans, wild salmon. Just two more weeks for asparagus — enjoy it while it's here!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Friday, June 27, 10:30 – 11am. It's story time at the Columbia Branch! Bring your children from birth to age 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun.

Hands-On Henna! at Columbia Branch: Tuesday, July 1, 2-3pm. Create and wear great-looking art! Learn about the history and traditions of henna with artist Krysteen Lomonaco. For families and children age 5 and up.

Evening Book Group: Wednesday July 2, 6:45-7:45pm. Join us for a lively book discussion. Everyone is welcome. This month's title is The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey.

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 Hectophonic & Glenn Bell 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
    9pm, $20 adv or $22 door
  • Sat — live music by Origin Jazz Artist in Lounge
    9pm, no cover
  • Tue — live music by James Coates in Lounge
    8pm , no cover

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

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

survey for Seward Park play space

Calling all Columbia Citizens to take a moment to fill out a survey for the Seward Park play space. Your opinion matters — tell the designers what you'd like to see:


Also, save the date for the next public meeting where you will see several design ideas:

Thursday, July 24th
Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center

Finally, swing by the old play space to check out the temporary equipment: a couple of diggers, spring toys and a merry-go-round.

Happy Summer from SPPIF! (that's Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation)

SPPIF link

Summer Movie Nights!

Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center
8pm Friday, June 27

Nothing says summer like a picnic and a movie! Combine both activities at the Center's Summer Movie Nights and bring the whole family along. Picnic in the park and then join us in the Center for some great movies. Upstairs, we'll be showing The Gods Must Be Crazy and downstairs we'll have Happy Feet for our younger audience. Childcare will be provided for the downstairs movie. If you have a comfortable folding chair, bring it. If not, borrow one of ours!


audubon calendar link

Valley on the Rise Architecture Walking Tours

Seattle Architecture Foundation is offering three architecture walking tours on June 28, August 30 and October 25.

Description and details: Once a neighborhood in decay, Columbia City has become a Seattle hotspot, with a lively business district, lovely homes and a new Light Rail station. The two-hour walking tour begins at 10:00am outside the entrance to the Columbia City Library at 4721 Rainier Ave S.



WALL-E Premiere and Breast Cancer Fundraiser

  • Looking for something to do with your kids on Sunday, June 29th?
  • Want to help raise money for Breast Cancer Research and Support?

We have reserved the Columbia City Cinema for our private showing of the movie WALL*E. All profits will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation.

  • where: Columbia City Cinema
  • time: Movie starts at 10:30am, arrive early for auction
  • when: Sunday, June 29th
  • cost: Tickets are $10 each at the door, all profits to Susan G Komen


fundraiser post

Columbia City in the news

  • A reported rape at Aki Kurose

… in news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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