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Consult your community calendar.

  • a storytime for babies (Wed),
  • a class in computer basics (Wed),
  • a mosaic project (Thu),
  • a Lakewood/Seward Park club meeting (Thu),
  • a storytime and bilingual play-group for kids (Fri),
  • the C-City Runners (Sat),
  • a work party at Hitt's Hill (Sat),
  • a sidewalk garden cleanup (Sat, Sun),
  • gaming at the library (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

Everyone is sure enjoying Slumdog Millionaire, Milk and Frost/Nixon.

So this week starting Friday, March 13, we're continuing Slumdog and Frost/Nixon, and adding Rachel Getting Married and Revolutionary Road. And if you haven't seen it, here's your last chance: Milk leaves Thursday, March 12.

Revolutionary Road is a terrific period piece about a dissolving marriage starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet. Rachel Getting Married is about a young woman played by Anne Hathaway back from rehab who upstages her sister's wedding. Her performance is breath-taking. Both are high-quality movies. Remember we're your best value with the best popcorn, so make sure you see them here.

See you at the movies.

Cinema link

At the library

Preschool storytime Friday March 13th from 10:30 to 11am. Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Play and Learn Friday March 13th from 11:30am to 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.

Game On! Tuesday March 17th from 3 to 5pm. 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. For ages 10-18.

Computer Basics Class Wednesdays March 11th and 18th from 6-7:30pm. Sign up for this free class by calling 386-1908 or stopping by the library. Want to begin using a computer? Do you need practice using a mouse and keyboard? This is the class for you!

Homework Help Volunteers will assist students with homework on a drop in basis on Mon-Thu, 5-7:30pm, except for school holidays.

library link

Columbia City Theater

  • Wed — XIL Records presents Carries B-day Bash, Cry of Sickness, 3rd Wish, Season of Vision, Odan, Eaventil, Shades of Sanity
  • Thu — (theater) The Woodsmen, Naked Bacon, Aeoian & more
    (lounge) Women In Arts & Music Showcase featuring The Starlings, Sarah Burgess
  • Fri — Benefit for Childhood Cancer Research: The Kings, Gunn & the Damage Done, Dirty Dale, Lucky Suns, Guns of Nevada
  • Sat — House of Tarab, Dahlia Moon, Delilah, Bella Jovan
  • Sun — Accolade, Blues McNasty, The Barefoot Contingent, Open Rebuke, BOSS, Karen Andrews, Model 94, Dopemine
    (lounge) Caesars autopsy
  • Tue — (theater) free St. Patricks's Day Concert presented by KISW & Jaigermeister Witchburn, Drown Mary, Windowpane, Wren Drive, Subject 2 Change (S2C)
    (lounge) Open Mic Night w/ host Stephen Smartt

full details here

theater link

bootstrapping prosperity conference

April 18, noon-5pm

Rainier Valley Rotary Club is organizing this event. We're sending this out so you can think about what idea you would like to propose or discuss at this mini-conference.

This is an open invitation to attend "Bootstrap Prosperity" Conference on April 18, sponsored by the Rainier Valley Rotary Club. This isn't about buying local, or community gardening or starting a community currency. This is about getting some people together to discuss some out-of-the-box ideas, and see if there are some we could all get behind.


View the video of the conversation that sparked the idea for this event.


Rotary link

Seward Park play area updates

Help build an innovative, naturalistic and fun play space at Seward Park. You can catch up on the play area planning and make a donation to the project on the Seattle Parks Foundation website. (Click on the "Give to Parks" link and scroll down to Seward Park.)

With the help of the community during four public meetings, SPPIF completed the Design Concept phase in October. The Department of Neighborhoods just awarded SPPIF a second Small and Simple grant, which will enable us to move on to Design Development. We're also applying for a DON Large Construction grant. We plan to break ground right after Labor Day and open the new play area in Spring 2010.

We'll still need to raise about $100,000 to realize the community vision. Please consider making a donation of time and/or resources, however large or small. As we learned during the recent election, everyone can make a difference! Email moc.cam|FIPPS#moc.cam|FIPPS for more info.


SPPIF link

Lakewood Seward Park Community Club

Please plan to attend the Lakewood/Seward Park Neighborhood Association meeting this Thursday, 3/12 at 7pm. We need your assistance. We are located at the corner of 50th Ave S. & S. Angeline St.

We had many people show up to our February meeting in which we received wonderful feedback. The meeting attendees discussed a large array of issues & provided additional suggestions about the future of the Neighborhood Association and the Facility.

The 3/12 meeting will discuss four topics:

  • Building Utilization
  • Membership Drive/Fundraising/Dues
  • Branding/Marketing/Newsletter/Website
  • Program Development



new Listening Mothers group forming

Listening Mothers will begin a new group at Seattle Home Maternity Service starting Fridays March 27th. Please join us for this 8-week small group program for mothers and their babies ages 0-6 months.

Listening Mothers has been supporting mothers and their babies for over 10 years. The group focuses on the mother's and baby's experience and the important relationship they share. If you or someone you know is entering the transition to parenthood, please check us out.

When: Fridays, starting March 27th, 1:00 - 2:30pm
Where: Seattle Home Maternity, 3830 S Ferdinand
To register: Visit us online at www.listeningmothers.org, call 275-0104 or email me


listening mothers

C-City Runners

Need some inspiration for your fitness New Year's resolutions? Come join the CCity Runners for a Saturday morning run!

We meet at the Columbia City Bakery every Saturday morning (rain or shine) at 8:30am. Look for the morning host and introduce yourself. Routes vary depending on the runner. We have everything from a short to a long route. Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Heather Henricks at moc.liamg|skcirnehh#moc.liamg|skcirnehh. You can also check us out at www.ccityrunners.com.

C-City Runners link

Hitt's Hill Park

This Saturday, March 14th, we will be having our monthly work party at Hitt's Hill Park. You can just mark your calendars for every second Saturday of the month through November. We meet at the park and work from 10:00a.m. until 1:00p.m. Refreshments are provided by Columbia City businesses. Join us and enjoy taking care of this neighborhood treasure. For those that don't know, the park is accessible one lot up from the corner of 39th Ave. S. and S. Brandon St. We hope to see you on 2nd Saturdays.

Friends of Hitt's Hill

Harris Painting & Maintenance

Need Painting? An established painting company in the greater Seattle and especially Columbia City area for over 13 years. Providing fast, fair and efficient services. The services provided are painting, drywall, plaster repair, texture coating, fine oil and acrylic spray finishes, staining and clear finishes, interior/exterior restoration, light plumbing, carpentry, pressure washing, roofing and hauling.

No job is too small. Estimates are always free!

Dan Harris-Manier, ten.tsacmoc|m-psirrah#ten.tsacmoc|m-psirrah
Owner Lic. bonded and insured
Lic. harripo21la
4518 S. Ferdinand st.
Seattle, WA. 98118

Harris Painting & Maintenance

green home tour

Sunday March 15th 1 - 4pm. Join architect Tony Case for a hard-hat tour of his latest green home project under construction, Columbia City Green, just a few blocks from downtown Columbia City.

Discover the best in efficient building systems and sustainable materials, with a behind the walls look at the most innovative aspects of the project. From the foundation to the roof, learn about green building techniques using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Advanced Framing, Rainscreen Siding and Green Roof installation. Discover how to save money using solar hot water panels, radiant heat and superior insulation.

Learn about site protection features, underground rainwater storage & use, passive solar design, low-toxic finishes, and more! These homes are available for presale and will be complete in May 2009.

RSVP: Eva Otto 235.6925 moc.DERitinifni|ave#moc.DERitinifni|ave

Eva Otto

Behind the Walls

Garden clean up time

Hi friends and neighbors. It's that time… garden clean-up. I'm planning two work parties to get the Edmunds St Flower Garden strip in shape for the spring and the Farmers Market. Woo-hoo!

Come join on either or both Sat Mar 14 and Sun Mar 15 from 9am until whenever you want to stop. Bring hand tools, shovels, loppers, etc., garden gloves, and clean green bags if you have any to spare.

Any questions please call me at 723-5925 or 384-9123.

See you there. Thanks.


Columbia City in the news

  • Arts In Motion inspires the South End with music.
  • The spirit of Patsy Cline rocked the Columbia City Theater.

SSB link

… That's the news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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