Wikli 2008, 10/08

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Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • Sustainable South Seattle (Wed),
  • library storytime (Fri),
  • C-City runners (Sat, Tue),
  • Hitt's Hill work party (Sat),
  • SAT practice test (Sat),
  • Tutta Bella, You Art What You Eat (Tue),
  • 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 Farmers Market

This Wednesday at the farmers market we're hosting an apple tasting: shoppers can sample some of the many varieties of apples grown by local farmers and vote for their favorites… as well as learn which apples make the best pies, sauce, snacks, etc.

With cooler weather we're seeing more root vegetables, winter squashes and hearty greens, but we've still got an abundance of tomatoes, peppers, summer squashes and dozens of other vegetables — everything you need for salads, soups, stir-fries, grilling. The market will be loaded with fresh, local produce right through Oct 22, when we say good-by till next year!

Also looking ahead: the annual pumpkin decorating for kids is on Oct 22.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

preschool storytime Bring your preschoolers on Fridays at 10:30am to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian.

Homework Help Except for school holidays, volunteers will assist students with homework on a drop-in basis. Monday - Thursday from 5 - 7:45pm.

library link

You Art What You Eat at Tutta Bella, Oct 14th!

Dine at Tutta Bella in Columbia City on Tuesday, Oct 14th anytime between 6am-10pm and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit SEEDArts! Bring your family and friends and make it a fun outing!

The SEEDArts Annual Fund supports

For more information or to donate now, please contact Abbey Norris or call 760-4289.


First Annual Fitness & Strength Competition

Columbia City Fitness Center hosts the First Annual Fitness and Strength Competition at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St) on Saturday, October 18. This event is open to the anyone to participate. Signup starts at 9am at the door. We are seeking additional sponsors. Community support is welcome!

Sponsors: Columbia City Fitness Center & Rainier Valley Cultural Center
For more information, contact Bull Stewart at Columbia City Fitness Center


Purchase Advance Tickets for Ozya: An Urban Odyssey

Saturday, October 25 (7:30pm) — Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St)

An all-ages musical play: Ozya, a larger-than-life West African Griot guides Rainier Valley families through the divides of immigration, school rivalry and gangs. Featuring Auntmama, Big World Breaks & Massive Monkees. Community dialogue & global hors d'ouerves to follow performance. Tickets availalble at the door or you purchase discounted advance tickets online!

Join us for a free workshop on Sunday, October 26th (2-6pm) with Big World Breaks, Massive Monkees, 206 Zulu Nation & spoken word artists, as they teach the elements of hip hop in a culture of justice.

For more information or to learn more about upcoming Arts Gumbo events, call 725-7517


African Dance Classes with Live Drumming

Classes are starting on October 7th at Columbia City Fitness (4860 Rainier Ave S) and will run every Tuesday from 6:30 - 8pm. Punch cards available for members and non-members. Call for more information: 725-7894.

African drum

Call to Artists & Craftspeople

The Columbia City Gallery is preparing for its 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Shop of Contemporary Crafts. We're taking applications from local artists and craftspeople to sell their work on consignment in the gallery. We're looking for artists who create unique, handmade pieces for the holiday gift season.

The gift shop will open from November 12, 2008 through January 18, 2009. The deadline for submissions is October 19, 2008. Download an application form. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy at 760-9843 or moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra#moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra

gallery gift shop

Register Now for Swing & Waltz Classes

Northwest Dance Network offers classes at the Mt. Baker Community Center, and the fall session begins October 28th. Swing 1, Swing 2 (Slave to the Groove) and Waltz 2 (Turning Tiger, Dancing Dragon) taught by local favorites Sean Donovan and Jodi Fleischman. Classes are on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, 7:35pm and 8:30pm. No partner needed. Register online.

NW Dance Network

Columbia City in the news

  • Citizen Selma Waldman's posthumous show: torture is anything but pretty.
  • Jerry Large pens a sympathetic piece as Naomi Smith closes the door at Villa Victoria.
  • Tutta Bella owner Joe Fugere gets a word in about sidewalk caf├ęs.

Real Change link

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