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Consult your community calendar.

  • the season's last farmers market (Wed),
  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • Good Food, a documentary (Wed),
  • storytime at the library (Fri),
  • family night at the community center (Fri),
  • C-City Runners (Sat, Tue),
  • A toy sale for RVCP (Sat),
  • Pumpkin Push at Seward Park (Sat),
  • Dog-o-ween at Genesee (Sat),
  • Arts Gumbo at RVCC (Sat, Sun),
  • African Dance (Tue),
  • Drinking Liberally (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 this week and through Thursday, 10/30, we're playing Burn After Reading, The Secret Life of Bees, and Max Payne.

Starting Friday, for one week only, is The Duchess. The Express ends this Thursday, 10/23.

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.

On Facebook? Join the Columbia City Cinema group. Just another great way to stay on top of all that's happening at Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Cinema.

See you at the movies.

Cinema link

Columbia City Farmers Market

This Wednesday is the last market day of the season! Stock up on long-storing crops (potatoes, winter squashes) and great locally-produced meats and seafood (frozen cuts of beef, lamb, goat and salmon), and enjoy our beloved neighborhood market one last time before it's closed for the winter.

This Wednesday the market also hosts the annual Pumpkin decorating (no knives or cutting — just lots of paint, glitter, feathers, and other safe and fabulous decorations). Kids of all ages can take home their very own market pumpkin, all dressed up for Halloween.

A very big thank you to all our shoppers for supporting local, sustainable agriculture in our region. Have a safe and cozy winter, and don't forget to check out the year-round farmers markets in West Seattle (Sundays) and U-District (Saturdays). The 2009 Columbia City Farmers Market opens in late April, same location.

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

At the library

Preschool Storytime Bring your preschoolers on Fridays at 10:30 am 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. Mon - Thurs from 5:00-7:45pm.

library link

Good Food, the movie

Wednesday, October 22, 7pm
Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St

We will have food donation barrels for the Rainier Valley Food Bank at the film showing. Please bring non-perishable food items for the barrels.

Bring your friends and neighbors to see Good Food, about sustainable food and farming in the Pacific Northwest. A small part of Good Food was filmed at the Columbia City Farmers Market, and also Marra Farm and the food bank at South Park Neighborhood Center. This film was first shown in June to packed audiences at the Seattle International Film Festival. Since then it has been shown at the Seattle City Council, in university courses, and at local theaters, with many more screenings scheduled.


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Good Food

Ozya: An Urban Odyssey

Oct 25th, an all ages musical play: Ozya, the brainchild of KBCS storyteller Auntmama (Mary Anne Moorman) tells the story of high-schooler Fred Ordona as he navigates between the dreams of his immigrant family and the streets of Southeast Seattle. Ozya, a larger-than-life West African griot, steers the families across the great divides between immigration, migration and gentrification. Ozya Leadership Lab youth will lead a community discussion following the show and HIDMO Restaurant will provide hors d'oeuvres.

Free workshop on October 26th: we invite all generations to a dance and social justice workshop led by One Family, 206 Zulu Nation and other artists on Sunday, October 26 from 2–6pm at RVCC.

Advance tickets are available online or at the door (3515 S. Alaska St) one hour before the production. Advance ticket prices are $7 for children 12 and under; $10 for students and seniors; $12 for adults; $30 for family (up to 4 people). For more information on the 2008 Arts Gumbo Series, visit SEEDArts or call 760-4286.


part-time IT Specialist wanted

Harris & Smith Public Affairs is a small Columbia City professional services firm. We're looking for computer maintenance and technical services for our five-person office and home-based network of CPUs/laptops. Server updates, general troubleshooting, advice on updating basic office-related software. Currently using MS Office, Goldmine, QuickBooks, etc. Looking for hourly based contract with individual or small tech services company. Contact moc.htimsdnasirrah|enaid#moc.htimsdnasirrah|enaid

Harris & Smith

African dance on Tuesday evenings

This class features live drumming and is 75% African dance, 25% fitness, and 100% fun. Drop-ins welcome, and punch cards are available for gym members and non-members. Call for more information: 725-7894.

African dance

Pumpkin Push 5K & Family Walk

Sat Oct 25 at Seward Park. A one-of-a-kind 5K & Walk to benefit healthcare for Seattle's homeless at Neighborcare Health.

Enjoy scenic views at Seward Park while participating in either the USATF-certified 5K course or 2 mile walk. Join the post-race celebration emceed by John Curley, host of KING TV's Evening Magazine. Enjoy treats from our sponsors, participate in the annual costume contest, and be sure to pick up a complimentary pumpkin before you go!

For information and to register, visit pumpkinpush.com.


pumpkin push

Columbia City in the news

For meaty neighborhood issues, the blogossiphere sizzles. Our beef with the traditional media… there ain't any.

  • The newly renamed South Seattle Beacon has begun to post online, and includes an alert about Bull's fitness challenge.

… that's 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.

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