Wikli 2008, 11/19

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • "It's a walk in the park", public meeting (Wed),
  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • Arts Gumbo, Odunde Festival (Thu-Sun),
  • library story- and playtime (Fri),
  • landmarks committee (Fri),
  • family night (Fri),
  • C-City runners (Sat, Tue),
  • African dance class (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

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

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.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Play and Learn Group Fridays from 11:30 - 1pm. Grupo bilingüe de juegos para padres y cuidadores con niños entre las edades de nacimiento hasta 5 años. / Bilingual play group for ages birth to 5.

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

library link

Columbia City Theater

happy hour specials daily 3-8 PM
  • Wed — The Pegues Project, 8 - 11pm in the Lounge (more info)
  • Thu — Joshua Melum and the Powers that Be, Pacific Remedy, MaxGrossWeight, Riding Paper Airplanes, Your Brain On Music, Tygerrs Lair, Logos, Rosie Okumura, 6:15pm, all-ages & bar w/ID, tickets $9 in advance, $10 door
  • Fri — The Comedy Shop, live standup with guest comic Tiffany Hadish, two shows: 8pm & 10:30pm, tickets $10 in advance, brownpapertickets.com.
  • Sat — 7 Smart Fellers with guest Dan Freund, bringin' country into the city, show starts at 8pm
  • Mon — The Showdown!, Hip-Hop/R&B open mic night starts 7pm
  • Tue — salsa dancing lessons and open dancing in the theater. lessons 6:30 - 9pm, open dancing 9pm - close
    Deseo Carmen in the lounge, 8:30 - midnight
theater link

The Odunde Festival: Thu, Nov 20 - Sun, Nov 23

An African Harvest Celebration for Families at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St)

Join Adefua African Music & Dance Company for their 23rd Annual Odunde Festival at Arts Gumbo 2008. Don't miss four days of events, including an African marketplace with clothing, artifacts, books & cuisine (Thu & Fri); an African Spirituality Lecture & Fashion Show with Chief "Babalawo" Bode Fasuyi (Sat), African Dance & Drumming Workshops (Sat & Sun), and three performances of Homeland — a dance musical, directed by Kibibi Monie' (Thu, Fri & Sun). For a full schedule of events, please visit: planetafua.com

Purchase Advance tickets for The Odunde Festival! Tickets also available at the door. Discount rates available for groups over 10 people.

Contact: Jerri Plumridge, 760-4286


Save the date & your tin cans!

All-Ages Luminary-Making Workshop — Sat, Dec 13
Make your own tin-can luminary to carry in the South Seattle Solstice Procession by attending our FREE workshop on Saturday, December 13th from 10-1pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center. Bring a large tin can and your ideas!

Save your large tin cans and bring them to the luminary-making workshop or drop them by SEED (5117 Rainier Ave S) anytime before December 12th.

Or make your own tin-can luminary at home! Follow this link for instructions.

solstice celebration planning

Brew Your Own Biodiesel Workshop

Nov 23, 2008, 1-5pm
Lakewood Seward Park Community Club (50th & Angeline)

A hands-on workshop to learn all the basics to make your own high quality fuel for about $1 per gallon. In this workshop you will do titrations, make small batches of biodiesel with different oils, and learn the tricks to make quality biodiesel every time. We will also operate a small-scale "Appleseed" reactor during class. The class will also cover topics, such as chemistry of the reaction, quality control, vehicle compatibility, cold weather issues, methanol recovery, disposal of wastes, and how to run a successful coop.


BioLyle link

C-City Runners

a great way to get in shape for the holidays!

Join us for our regularly scheduled run at 8:30 Saturday morning, starting at the Columbia City Bakery. We don't care if you're slow, fast or in between — we have a variety of routes available based on your own fitness level. Look for the CCity Runners host at the bakery and introduce yourself — we'll get you all set up for a fabulous neighborhood run. Check us out at www.ccityrunners.com.

C-City Runners link

Columbia City in the news

  • The Boys & Girls Club opened at Rainier Vista, to enthusiastic crowds.
  • The food bank gets some needed support.

Sean Watson photo

… that's it for news

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