Wikli 2008, 07/09

Wikli click Wikli click Columbia City's
Neighbor News

Welcome to Week XLIII

of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi

Whatsa Wikli?
The Wikli is an informal e-flyer with news for neighbors. Anyone can contribute, and anyone can edit. Subscribe to the Wikli. You'll get one email per week.
Past — there's a Wikli archives,
Current — the next Wikli is taking shape,
Future — to reserve a post in a future Wikli, use the Wikli tickler.
Cannot fetch Flickr photo (id: 16823437). The photo either does not exist, or is private

point, counterpoint

Columbia Hotel 2004
by the partisan
and raspberry w/cream cheese - coffee cake
by J0mammma

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • library events (Wed, Fri, Sat, Mon),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a documentary (Wed),
  • BeatWalk (Fri),
  • a performance (Fri - Sun),
  • Bicycle Saturday,
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • a work party (Sat),
  • a sustainability event (Sat),
  • 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.

Expand this view Post your own Columbia City event


Still only $5 and kids are free.

We've got a great line-up this Friday with our very special guest, Indian sitar player Padit Debi Prasad Chatterjee who will play at the Columbia City Gallery. We'll have Cuban dancing with Los Supersones at Awash, Brazilian grooves with Urban Oasis at Columbia City Fitness, jazz with Marc Smason and Joanne Klein at the Bookworm, and toe-tappin' folk music with the Wiretappers at Retroactive Kids and Columbia City Cuts.

Hungry for more? Consider having dinner at Kallaloo and listen to Trio Caribe, or Island Soul who'll have Shan Rock.

or, consider having a free dinner at Tutta Bella and volunteer to help us collect cover charges at the venues. To volunteer, contact Joanne at su.ogidniesum|klawtaeb#su.ogidniesum|klawtaeb.

Complete BeatWalk info online at columbiacitybeatwalk.org


Columbia City Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Now Showing: Hancock and WALL-E

Coming Soon: The Dark Knight

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

Summer is really heating up and we're seeing more and more awesome veggies and fruits on the market tables. Berries are still late this year, but stawberries are plentiful now, and we're starting to see more raspberries. Also look for apricots this week, as well as sweet fresh cabbage, Romanesco broccoli, crisp cucumbers, and some lovely squash blossoms and baby summer squashes (the blossoms are excellent stuffed with goat cheese, or sliced and sauted in an omelet). Dozens of other summer veggies too (from greens to beans).

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Barquito de Papel/Paper Boat Wednesday July 9th from 10:30 – 11:30am. This bilingual (Spanish/English) multimedia show highlights original voice, guitar and percussion music with shadow puppetry.

Children's Story Time: Friday July 11th from 10:30 - 11am. Bring your children from birth to age 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun and meet our new children's librarian, Anna.

Dance Around the World on Saturday July 12th from 2 – 2:45pm. Jennifer Carroll with Thistle Theatre opens a trunk in the middle of the room to reveal costumes and uses music and visual cues to teach the audience about 16th-century English country dance with Lulu the Library Mouse. For ages 3 and up.

Book Arts: Create your own Double-Sided Book Monday July 14th from 4 – 7pm. Create your own hand-made book at this workshop from the Seattle Center for Book Arts. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any pictures or text that you'd like to include in your book. For ages 7-14.

All library programs are free and open to the public. No registration is 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 Ember Knight in Lounge
    8pm, no cover
  • ThuLa Stella Party & Music Jam for Kids
    7pm-12am, must RSVP @ (800) 359-6118
  • ThuOpen Mic Night every Thursday with prizes
    signup begins at 7pm, no cover
  • FriThe Comedy Shop with Cocoa Brown
    10:30pm, $10 adv or $15 door
  • FriThe Sol Lounge featuring The As One Band
    8:30pm, no cover
  • SatKarin Blaine & The Groove Dudes
    8pm, $13.50 adv or $15 door
  • SatDJ Ry Long in Lounge
    9pm, no cover
  • Tue — live music by Pegues Project in Lounge
    8pm, no cover

coming soon Sat, July 17,
Shenandoah Davis CD Release Party

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

South Seattle Climate Action Lab

Come to this hands-on event where you and your neighbors work with transportation experts and policy makers for a climate-friendly future.

  • Build support for transportation improvements underway in your neighborhood.
  • Imagine and plan for an economical and environmentally-friendly transportation future.
  • Learn about key climate actions regionally and nationally.
  • Learn how to make your voice heard by elected officials and policy makers.

When: July 12 10am-2pm (doors open at 9:30)
Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S


Sustainable South Seattle link

Columbia City land use

The City's Department of Planning and Development has published a notice of recommendation for a proposed rezone at the northwest corner of S Alaska & Martin Luther King Jr Way S.

Public hearing: July 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Office of the Hearing Examiner


4551 MLK

Help build a new play area at Seward Park!

Attend the second of three public Design Workshop meetings:

Thursday, July 24, 6:30-8:30
Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center
5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
(building adjacent to former play area)

All are welcome!

www.sewardparkplayground.org — email: moc.cam|fipps#moc.cam|fipps

SPPIF link

Columbia City in the news

The Beacon Hill News delivers!

  • Sustainable South Seattle's Climate Action Lab
  • Citizen Garth Stein's NYT bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • an award for a local teacher
  • Island Soul
  • the farmers market's 10th anniversary

BHN/SDJ link

… all in news.

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.

{"module":"feed\/FeedModule","params":{"src":"http:\/\/pipes.yahoo.com\/pipes\/pipe.run?_id=ef14422aefc53751225aedd85d5b515f&_render=rss&tag=blogossip&startdate=7\/3\/2008&enddate=7\/10\/2008","module_body":"%%linked_title%%\n[[span style=\"color: #666; font-size: smaller;\"]] %%custom author%% [[\/span]]"}}

Columbia Citizens' posts


Hillman City Posts


Columbia Citizens updates

  • Citizens have set up pages for four "Night Out" block parties. Take a look and pitch in. If you'd like to start your own, you can use the wiki to help get it going.
  • The Columbia librarians have updated their page to include the new children's librarian, Anna Wiggs.
  • Across the site, the sidebar now has a recent updates module, which includes new edits, comments, events, and photos.
Lots of Garden Tour photos from DawnOfTheRead They're all in the Citizens' gallery. Share yours!

Trying to edit this WikWikli-icon-red.pngi?

This Wikli's content is now fixed, but anyone can post to the next one.

Get your WikWikli-icon-red.pngi fix

Subscribe to the Wikli
Columbia City's
neighbor news
To get weekly alerts, you've got choices: Email_48x48.png a weekly emaillearn more
Facebook_48x48.png in your facebook news feedlearn more
Twitter_48x48.png follow @CCitizens on twitterlearn more
Feed_48x48.png in a blog readerlearn more
Subscribe to get updates by email

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License