Wikli 2009, 01/21

Wikli click Wikli click Columbia City's
Neighbor News

Welcome to Week LXV

of the Columbia Citizens' WikLi

Whatsa Wikli?

The Wikli is an informal e-flyer with news for neighbors. Anyone can contribute, and anyone can edit.

Subscribe to the Wikli. You'll get one email per week.

Past — there's a Wikli archives,
Current — the next Wikli is taking shape,
Future — to reserve a post in a future Wikli, use the Wikli tickler.


Singing with Barack by mandymama

More photos in the
gallery — share yours!

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • baby storytime (Wed),
  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • a dance class — but Lisette's partying in DC! (Wed),
  • Comixtravaganza at the library (Thu),
  • children's storytime, and a play group (Fri),
  • C-City runners (Sat, Tue),
  • Audubon bird banding (Sat),
  • a musical open-house (Sat),
  • Drinking liberally (Tue),
  • Theater for a Change fun-draiser (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.

Expand this view Post your own Columbia City event

Columbia City Cinema

Seattle's Coolest Neighborhood Theater

Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button start Friday, 1/23.

Gran Torino continues through Thursday, 1/29.

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

Baby Storytime Wednesday January 21st 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 23rd at 10:30am to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian.

Comixtravaganza: Comic Workshop with Shary Flenniken Thursday January 22nd from 6 - 7:30 pm. Try your hand at comic-making with a pro! Come make your own comic and enjoy our free food. All supplies will be provided. (Ages 10-18)

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

library link

Columbia City Theater

  • Wed — XIL Records presents Gebular, Godfed Static, Spun, Cry of Sickness
  • Thu — (theater) Voyager One, Obscured By Clouds CD Release
    (lounge) Women In art & Music Showcase: Jiffy w/ Kristina Speed, SeaStar, & more
  • Tue — The Soul Flies, Whitney Lyman & guests

More details here...

theater link

Bird Banding Demonstration on Saturday

Seattle Audubon's BirdWatch Service Corps will host their next bird banding demonstration this Saturday. December's demo was snowed out, but the forecast looks good for this one!

Don't miss this chance to see science in action as BirdWatch student naturalists assist Puget Sound Bird Observatory volunteers in capturing and banding live birds. The demonstration is free and open to the public. It will run from 9am-12pm at the Audubon Center in Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S.

more information

Seattle Audubon

Seward Park trails

Friends of Seward Park will hold public meetings 6:30 - 8pm at the Seward Park Audubon Center, with a light dinner offered at no charge, at dates listed just below. Columbia City landscape architects Johnson Southerland are managing the process. Please come to any of the meetings you can. Whether you can attend or not, please tell us your views by filling out the online survey:

Please take the survey.

Public meeting dates:

  • Thursday, January 22nd
  • Tuesday, February 24th
  • Tuesday, April 7th
Friends of Seward Park

Rainier Valley Rotary Club

Rainier Valley Rotary Club is a re-start of the old Rainier Rotary. We meet at Tutta Bellas on Tuesday mornings. Meetings are 7:30 to 8:30am, and come earlier if you want to network, or tell us about your projects.

First two meetings are free, $10 after that.

  • Jan 27 — Feng Shui In The Workplace Trying to get more momentum at work, or in your home office? Come hear Piper Lauri Salogga.
  • Feb. 3 — Make Simple YouTube Videos For Your Organization Steven Bradford of Seattle Film Institute will give a step-by-step process from concept to upload. Dust off that digital camcorder in your closet and produce a short documentary, how-to, or testimonial.



Rotary link

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


Columbia City in the news

Seems our reporters are distracted elsewhere. That's OK — for this week, we're all engrossed in the other Columbia… of that other Washington.

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.

{"module":"feed\/FeedModule","params":{"src":"http:\/\/pipes.yahoo.com\/pipes\/pipe.run?_id=ef14422aefc53751225aedd85d5b515f&_render=rss&tag=blogossip&startdate=1\/15\/2009&enddate=1\/22\/2009","module_body":"%%linked_title%%\n[[span style=\"color: #666; font-size: smaller;\"]] %%custom author%% [[\/span]]"}}

Columbia Citizens' posts


Hillman City Posts


new members

  • Site members can update their own posted comments, send private messages, upload small files, and have broader write-access across the wiki. It's easy to join.

site updates

  • Kate at Verve posted a good review of the wine bar from back in Oct 2008, in news.

New photos in the Citizens' gallery.

Trying to edit this WikWikli-icon-red.pngi?

This Wikli's content is now fixed, but anyone can post to the next one.

Get your WikWikli-icon-red.pngi fix

Subscribe to the Wikli
Columbia City's
neighbor news

To get weekly alerts, you've got choices:

Email_48x48.png a weekly emaillearn more
Facebook_48x48.png in your facebook news feedlearn more
Twitter_48x48.png follow @CCitizens on twitterlearn more
Feed_48x48.png in a blog readerlearn more
Subscribe to get updates by email

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License