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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • a public health group (Wed),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a documentary (Wed),
  • library events (Fri, Sat)
  • a play (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • a garden workshop (Sat),
  • a picnic (Sat),
  • a "then & now" walk (Sat),
  • an artist reception (Sat),
  • Bicycle Sunday
  • a triathlon (Sun),
  • a reading circle (Mon),
  • 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

Batmania: The Bat Is BackThe Dark Knight starts Friday, July 18, with a special midnight showing Friday morning.

Hancock ends Thursday, July 17, and WALL-E continues through July 24.

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 we'll be seeing a more summer fruit on the market tables — raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots all getting sweeter and riper. Also, Sea Breeze Farm is back with their amazing meats, poultry, eggs and cheeses… And Loki has lots of wonderful salmon (time to fire up that grill if you haven't already…).

On the veggie front, there's way too much to list it all here, but here's a sample of what's ripe now: fava beans, new potatoes, string beans, broccoli, fennel, peas, squash blossoms, leeks.

Health experts tell us to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for good nutrition — that's easy advice to follow at the Farmers Market now!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Children's Story Time: Friday July 18th from 10:30 - 11am. Bring your children from birth to age 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Anna.

Book Arts: Create your own Folding Book: Wednesday July 23rd from 1 – 4pm. Create your own hand-made book at this workshop from the Seattle Center for Book Arts. Materials will be on hand, but feel free to bring any pictures or text that you'd like to include in your book. For ages 10-18.

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 Eric Apoe/Mishka's World in Lounge
    8pm, no cover
  • ThuShenandoah Davis CD release party
    8pm, $10 adv or door
  • FriThe Comedy Shop
    10:30pm, $10 adv or $15 door
  • Fri — The Sol Lounge Featuring The As One Band
    8:30pm, no cover
  • SatErowid Psychoactive Informational Event
    8pm, 21+ only fundraiser, donations encouraged
  • SatDJ Ry Long in Lounge
    9pm, no cover
  • SunBollywood Night music & dance
    9pm, 21+ only, $15 adv or $20/$25 door

coming soon: Sat, July 26, Brian Marshal & Guest Dana Little

adv = brownpapertickets.com

theater link

"Refresh Your Garden" Day

Saturday, July 19th, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the LWSP Clubhouse on Angeline and 50th. Not Your Ordinary Plant Sale! There will be speakers, demonstrations, plants for sale, a tool exchange, baked goods and box lunches for sale, and more! Donation of $5.00 requested. It should be a great day! Look for the posters in the neighborhood. Hope to see you there!!

LWSP flyer link

Two casual weekend events for Columbia Citizens.

Hang out in the shade with neighbors at a picnic on the green at Columbia Park, Saturday July 19, at noon. We'll spread some blankets on the west bank, toward the library. We can toss a few balls and frisbees into the mix.

At about 1:30, starting from the park, we'll take a Then & Now-style walk, with packets of historic photos to compare past perspectives with today's. Mikala Woodward has many surprising and amusing stories to share, and hopefully neighbors will lend their own insights. This is a chance to learn about this place we share, meet some neighbors, and stretch our legs. We'll post the route in the next couple days.

RVHS photo, Ralph Nichols Jr

Columbia City Gallery

We're pleased to announce three concurrent exhibits opening July 16, 2008.

"Poetry Revealed" features gallery artists Jacqui Beck, Dianne Bradley, Esperanza Grundy, Elizabeth Halfacre, Jim Madara, Fasika Moges, and Annie Moorehouse. In the Guest Gallery, thirty artists from the Seward Park Clay Studio exhibit their creations, ranging from ceramic sculpture to functional pots.

Also, we are pleased to introduce our Visiting Artist Program. This year we welcome the internationally renowned Zimbabwean artist Tendai Gumbo. On exhibit will be a selection of her ceramics, textiles, and paintings.


gallery link

Last-minute Zimbabwean Singing Workshop

I'm hosting Sheasby Matiure this week, a visiting Zimbabwean musician who recently got his PhD in ethnomusicology at Indiana University while on a Fulbright. He's a wonderful teacher, and I've decided to put on a very last-minute vocal workshop this Wednesday evening from 7-9pm – hopefully somewhere here in the neighborhood. Cost would be $20 for adults, or $30 for families (parent and child/ren). Sheasby's touring this summer to make money to get himself back to Zimbabwe.


Sheasby Miature link

Help build a new play area at Seward Park!

There's a tremendous groundswell of support for building a new play area at Seward Park. There is consensus in the community to create something unique that celebrates the natural beauty of the park and furthers the Audubon Center's mission for exploratory education. We heard a lot of fantastic ideas at our first community meeting and through our online survey.

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!

Please let our City Council members know how important this project is to you, email:


SPPIF link

Home Computer & Internet Security Workshop

Join your neighbors for a free workshop on home computer and internet security at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S, on Saturday, July 19th.

The workshop will start at 10am and be facilitated by Michael Hamilton & David Matthews of the City of Seattle's Office of Information Security. You will learn about the threats to your home computer and specific ways to be safe using email and the internet. The two-hour session will also include tools, tactics and information for the lay user. Our community center partner is RecTech, the group out of the Associated Recreation Council that runs programming and supports the community center computer labs.

If you are interested in attending the classes, please call Vicky Yuki at 233-7877, or vog.elttaes|ikuy.ykciv#vog.elttaes|ikuy.ykciv

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