Wikli 2008, 12/17

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Consult your community calendar.

  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • You Art What You Eat… at Verve (Wed),
  • Jazz Night School at the Theater (Thu),
  • library events (Fri),
  • Landmarks review (Fri),
  • a holiday party (Fri),
  • C-City runners (Sat, Tue),
  • South Seattle Solstice (Sun),
  • African Dance (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

Happy Holidays from everyone at Columbia City Cinema!!

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

At the library

Preschool Storytime Bring your preschoolers on Friday Dec 19th at 10:30am to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. There will be no storytime on Dec 26th and Jan 2nd.

Grupo Bilingüe de Juegos / Bilingual Play and Learn Group Friday Dec 19th and 26th 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 This is the last week of Homework Help before we take a winter break — volunteers will assist students with homework on a drop in basis. Dec 15th-18th, Mon-Thu, 5-7:45pm. Homework Help will start again on Jan 5th.

library link

Columbia City Theater

Tamara this Saturday, Dec 20

  • Wed, December 17 — XIL Records Friday Knights, Nasty Left, F.S.A., and Urban Evergreen
  • Thu — (theater) Jazz Night School performances
    (lounge) Women in Art, Music featuring Jiffy
  • Fri — private party
  • Sat — Tamara the Trapeze Lady presents Columbia City Cabaret
  • Sun — Leonard Howze Fashion Show

More details here...

theater link

South Seattle Solstice: Festival of Lights

Join us on Sun, Dec 21st for the first South Seattle Solstice: Festival of Lights. We will meet at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center parking lot at 4pm with our lanterns and noisemakers and head south to Hillman City to celebrate community on the darkest day of the year, with light, music & refreshments.

Contact: Abbey Norris, Public Art Manager, 760-4289

Learn more...

solstice celebration

Jazz Night School Performance Thurs. Dec. 18

At Columbia City Theater from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, $5 admission. See jazznightschool.com for more info.

Join us for our end of session performance and good cheer. Hear what people have been learning and share their fun! Featuring private instruction students, ensembles, vocalists from Singing with Jazz Trio class, special guests, and a holiday sing-along.

Jazz Night School

Include Columbia City in your year-end giving

Columbia Citizens benefit from the effective hard work of many community organizations. As you complete your year-end giving, please include one or more of our neighborhood nonprofits in your plans. Thank you.

Landmarks review for Columbia Plaza

Department of Neighborhoods has posted the agenda for the neighborhood landmarks review committee. They meet Friday the 19th at 3:30 in the Library. The first items seem to be cosmetic changes to existing structures in the District. (These are classic historic homes in the heart of the district, background is here and here).

At 4pm, the Landmarks Preservation Board's Architectural Review Committee joins the neighborhood committee. They're reviewing new development at Columbia Plaza.


CCRC agenda

Join a Dream Circle with June BlueSpruce

Starts Jan 13.

  • Share your dreams and receive their healing messages.
  • Find out how to remember more of your dreams.
  • Learn to recognize the spirit allies and ancestors who come to you in dreams.
  • Experience the deep connections that come when we share dreams in a circle.


June BlueSpruce

Gather — One Hundred Dresses

Gather presents One Hundred Dresses by Kumiko Ishida and Sanae Ishida. January 10 - February 8. Toddler wear meets haute couture in the unique auction of Kumiko Ishida's beautifully handcrafted dressed made from recycled textiles. We'll donate all proceeds from the auction to the Boys and Girls Club and the Food Bank, both in South Seattle!

Opening Reception: 2pm Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Gather is located at 4863 Rainier Ave S



Columbia City in the news

  • The Times looks forward to Gather's next show.
  • The P-I takes a walk along Lake Washington Blvd.

PI link

… That's the news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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