Wikli 2009, 01/14

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Consult your community calendar.

  • baby storytime (Wed),
  • Sustainable South Seattle (Wed),
  • children's storytime and a library play group (Fri),
  • Landmark District Review Committee (Fri),
  • C-City Runners (Sat, Tue),
  • Game On! at the library (Tue),
  • African Dance (Tue),
  • Healthy and 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 Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Starting Friday, 1/16 is Australia and Seven Pounds. Gran Torino continues through Thursday, 1/22, and coming on Friday, 1/23 is Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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

Baby Storytime Wednesday January 14 from 12 to 12:30 pm. Bring your baby to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Preschool Storytime Bring your preschoolers on Friday January 16 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.

Teen Gaming Tuesday January 20th from 3-5 pm. Come by for open play on the Wii (including MarioKart!), sing to stardom on American Idol, and practice your dance skills with Dance Dance Revolution. (Ages 10-18)

Homework Help Volunteers will assist students with homework on a drop in basis starting January 5th on Mon-Thu, 5-7:45pm.

Remember, the library will be closed on Monday January 19th, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

library link

Make MLK a Day of Service for RVFB

To honor Martin Luther King, City Year and Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church have partnered with Rainier Valley Food Bank to make MLK Day a very special day of service. Volunteers will hold food drives on MLK Day to ensure that the RVFB shelves are well stocked. We need more volunteers to help out!

  • When: Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 19, from 10am – 4pm
  • Where: The Safeway at 3820 Rainier Ave S
  • What volunteering looks like: Volunteer shifts are two hours long. You pass out a "shopping list" to people entering the store. Some people will purchase items inside the store and drop them off with you. You give a warm thank you and pack the groceries into the containers provided by RVFB.

Email Michele at ten.tsacmoc|tsiegniewm#ten.tsacmoc|tsiegniewm to sign up. Thanks so much for your interest. Hope we see you at the food drive!


Sustainable South Seattle (S3) monthly meeting

Wednesday, January 14, 6-8pm at the Columbia City Library

On tap for January is a discussion with Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin about the Seattle's Local Food Initiative.

If you want to learn what you can do to help get locally-grown food into your home and your neighborhood, come to the meeting!


Questions? Contact Murph at moc.liamg|hprum.mfm#moc.liamg|hprum.mfm.



Landmarks review for Columbia Plaza

The next Landmarks Preservation committee meeting is a re-do, as the last meeting happened during the blizzard of '08. DON has posted the agenda. 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

Theatre for a Change Fun/Fundraiser

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 7pm at the Columbia City Gallery

Join us for a benefit for the Rainier Valley Youth Theatre, featuring food, fun and festivities at the Columbia City Gallery (4864 Rainier Ave S). The Rainier Valley Youth Theatre is a multicultural, community-based theatre that fosters the personal and artistic development of youth through teaching the total craft of theatre.

Tickets: Single $20, Couple $35, and Family $50
Purchase tickets online or call Kathya Alexander at 725-7517

All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Rainier Valley Youth Theatre's Young Playwrights Program, Theatre Camps and SummerSTAGE program. The Rainier Valley Youth Theatre is a program of SEEDArts


Join a Dream Circle with June BlueSpruce

Start date changed to Jan 27.

  • 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

Pure Alchemy Salon stylist building clientele

We are an eco-friendly organic salon located at 3811 S Ferdinand, Suite A, right next to the $1 parking lot. I am currently building clientele and would love to do your hair. I am in the salon Tues-Sat and walk-ins are welcome. I love cutting hair and on Tuesdays I'm offering new clients $25 haircuts. For an appointment call Traci at 914-5397.

Pure Alchemy

Columbia City in the news

We're losing the P-I. We looked, but we found nada for news. Did you?

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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