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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a public meeting about bus changes (Thu),
  • storytime (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat, Tue),
  • a fitness and strength competition (Sat),
  • a community health fair (Sat),
  • a class in African dance (Tue),
  • a house concert (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 Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Continuing through 10/23: The Express and Burn After Reading.

Starting Friday, 10/17: Max Payne and The Secret Life of Bees.

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, check out the fresh salsa at Billy's stand (made from their own organic tomatoes, peppers, garlic and herbs), plus their fresh roasted peppers; fresh shelled canellini beans from Stoney Plains Farm; dozens of potato varieties from Olsen Farm; plus more apples, pears and winter squashes on the market tables.

The market is only open two more weeks — so now's a good time to stock up for winter (one idea: make a hearty vegetable soup with plenty of greens, freeze it in large jam jars in your freezer…and just thaw, heat and serve in January when you're craving a taste of market bounty). You can also stock your freezer with delicious salmon fillets from Loki Fish; goat, lamb and beef from Toboton and Olsen Farms; and chicken from Stokesberry Farm.

Next week: Pumpkin Decorating for kids! The market supplies the pumpkins, paint, glue, feathers, glitter and other decorations — just bring your imagination and make a beautiful or scary pumpkin for Halloween.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

New to Columbia City: Listening Mothers

Starting on Friday, October 17, Listening Mothers will begin a group at Seattle Home Maternity Service (map).

Listening Mothers is a small group for moms with babies 0-6 months of age. It's an opportunity to connect with other moms in a safe and supportive environment with a trained facilitator to learn about the emotional development of babies, as well as the rich and sometimes intense emotional experience as a mom. This group will meet from 2-3:30 PM on Fridays for 8 sessions. For more information about this valuable program, you can check out their website or e-mail me at moc.liamg|oerbma#moc.liamg|oerbma.

If you or someone you know has had a baby in the last six months, please spread the word. We welcome the opportunity to help parents and children deepen their relationship, come to know themselves and their babies better, and find more confidence in their own native parenting wisdom.

listening mothers

Columbia City Community Council

Concerned about crime? So is Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess. On Monday, October 20th at 6:15 pm at the Columbia City Library, Councilman Burgess will give a presentation on the Safer Streets Initiative. South Seattle has been hit particularly hard by an increase in violent crime. Come to the meeting and let the city know you're ready for some results! Bring your neighbors, everyone welcome.

Tim Burgess

Dog-o-ween at Genesee Park

Dog-o-ween is the most important fundraising event for Citizens for Off-Leash Areas. We'll hold it this year on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 11am-2pm at the Genesee Park off-leash area. There will be fun, food, and fashion galore with prizes, raffles, and vendor booths catering to every pampered pet. The grand finale is a costume contest where all the most creatively dressed pooches strut their stuff for celebrity judges to win great prizes!

Please take a moment to download our 2008 Dog-O-Ween Information Packet at www.dogoween.org.


COLA Dog-o-ween

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. The submission deadline is October 19, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy at 760-9843 or moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra#moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra

gallery gift shop

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, 725-7894


10% discount on holiday rentals!

SEEDArts offers two great spaces for holiday events, parties or celebrations.

  • The Columbia City Gallery offers 2,000 sq feet of space with high ceilings, lots of light and is filled with fabulous art which creates an uniquely distinctive atmosphere for your event. Call us at 760-9843 or visit us online for details.
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center** borders pristine Columbia City Park and offers the elegance of a former church. We have two spaces available for rent: our newly renovated banquet hall that seats 100 and includes a catering kitchen; or a theatre space with fixed seating, sound system and a stage. Call us at 725-7517 or visit us online for details.

Columbia City in the news

  • Harbor Properties, developer of the St Gobain site, contends with uncertain investors.
  • The Times agrees, we're wining and dining finely with Verve and Maki & Yaki.

Times link

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