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Consult your community calendar.

  • baby story time (Wed),
  • Southeast District Council (Wed),
  • planning for Brighton playfield (Wed),
  • a class about email (Thu),
  • a mosaic project (Thu),
  • story time and a playgroup for kids (Fri),
  • Are we all socialists now? (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat),
  • Audubon bird banding (Sat),
  • a community cleanup (Sat),
  • a Jami Sieber concert (Sat),
  • expanding Rainier Valley Gardens (Tue),
  • Northwest author lecture (Tue),
  • farmers market opening (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, 4/24, is The Soloist, about a homeless street musician played by Jamie Foxx and a reporter, Robert Downey, who befriends him. We're one of the few independent cinemas in the area to get a print of this excellent and absorbing film.

Also on Friday, is the sweet little comedy, Sunshine Cleaning, about a down on her luck young woman, who starts a crime scene cleanup business. Hilarious and thoughtful, with the most darling little Amy Adams you've ever seen.

Duplicity and the surprisingly good Adventureland will stay through Thursday, 4/30.

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 April 22nd from 12 to 12:30. Bring your baby to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Preschool storytime Friday April 24th from 10:30 to 11am. Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Play and Learn Friday April 24th 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.

Homework Help Monday from 5:30-7:30 and Tuesday-Thursday from 5-7 pm. Volunteers will assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays.

Email Basics 1 class Thursday April 23rd from 10 to 11:30 am. This class will help you set up and begin to use your own email account. Call 386-1908 to sign up, or stop by the library.

library link

90@90 Sale at Columbia City Gallery

Only 3 more days to find 90 pieces of original art for sale at $90 apiece! A great opportunity to buy that special piece you've been waiting for!

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat (12-8pm), Sun (10-6pm)
Contact: Kathy Fowells, Gallery Manager, 760-9843

gallery link

Rainier Valley Rotary

April 28 Program: Fred Quarnstrom - Dentist and member of the Washington State Dental Quality Board, "Open Wide — your wallet, not your mouth".

Fred will share some of his experiences reviewing dentists' questionable practices. Fred says "Yes, there are some bad apples in this barrel, and you're wise to seek a second opinion on expensive dental work."

RVRC meets Tuesday mornings 7:30 - 8:30 at Kallaloo, 3820 S Ferdinand. Guests are welcome to attend twice for free, then $10.


Rotary link

Come to a free Musikgarten class!

We'll offer two classes on Tuesday April 28th:

Musikgarten for Babies at 9:30 a.m., come join us for singing, rocking and bouncing songs, and dancing. For babies newborn to 18 months with caregiver.

Musikgarten for Toddlers at 10:15 a.m., come sing, dance, listen, play rhythm instruments with your toddler, age 18 months to 3 years.

Classes located in the Seward Park/Columbia City neighborhood. Contact Ann to reserve your space, 722-8962, or ten.tsacmoc|omisja#ten.tsacmoc|omisja

See www.annsmusikgarten.com for more info.

Ann's Musikgarten

Celebrate Earth Day at Retroactive Kids

Come into Retroactive Kids, Wednesday-Saturday this week and receive a FREE Earth Friendly Plan Toys Doll House Kit. No purchase necessary. (While supplies last.)

Also enter to win prizes from Sprig Toys! And if you are one of the first 5 people to purchase a Sprig Toy you will recieve a FREE Gift from Sprig. Our Sprig Discover Rigs are 50% off this week. We also have the really cool new Sprig Sand Toys.

Happy Earth Day!

Retroactive Kids link

Arts Adventure Camp at Arts In Motion

Explore your creativity during summer break, dabbling in fun art, music, dance and drama activities. Each week is a different experience, where creativity and fun unite! The expressive elements of music, art, drama and movement combine to make each week come to life with new art adventures. There's also plenty of time for outdoor play. Students bring their own lunches each day, all supplies and a snack are provided. Before- and after-care are available from 8am to 5pm for an additional fee. Scholarships available for qualified students in financial need.

Arts Adventure Summer Camp:
4 weeks July 6-July 31, 2009 (Monday-Friday)
$135.00 per full week (9-3pm) Grades K-5



AIM link

concert/fundraiser for the homeless

Harmonic Humanity, a local music outreach organization, has formed a strategic partnership with The Real Change Newspaper, to put music CDs into the hands of homeless, disabled and low income residents of the "City of Music" to sell and keep the profits.

Harmonic Humanity will conduct a CD release party and fundraiser on 4/30, from 7pm to 2am, with notable Seattle musicians in attendance who have supported the volunteer organization's outreach efforts since 2005.

Harmonic Humanity CD Release Party & Fundraiser
In association with The Real Change Newspaper
April 30th at Columbia City Theater 8pm - 2am
4916 Rainier Ave S


HH link

Southeast District Council

A forum for all neighborhood associations, business associations, and other organizations active in the valley.

Wed, April 22nd 6:30 to 8:30pm
Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S

Yun Pitre


Bird Banding Demo on Saturday 4/25

This Saturday will be the last regular bird banding demonstration of the season! Don't miss this chance to see science in action as student naturalists from Seattle Audubon's BirdWatch program 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).

For more information, check out our website.

Hope to see you there! And don't forget to mark your calendars for International Migratory Bird Day at Seward Park on May 23rd. More details to come, but expect lots of fun, family-friendly activities and a special banding demo.

Seattle Audubon

Jami Sieber concert

Jami Sieber will hold a benefit concert at the SE Seattle Senior Center on Saturday, April 25th at 7:30. The concert will be at 4655 S Holly, corner of Rainier and Holly.

Tickets are $20, and they're going fast. Call 722-0317 for info.

RVP link

Northwest author lecture series

Please remember to join us at the Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center on Tuesday, April 28th, 6-8:30pm, for the second part of our three part author lecture series. This is a free event.

Nicholas O'Connell—"On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature."

Please join us at the Center for a delightful evening with Nicholas as he helps us discover and how the relationship between people and place can be traced though the history of Pacific Northwest literature. This event is free and open to the public and includes a catered reception, an author led talk about the book, and a signing with the author.

For more information about Nicholas and his work, please visit: thewritersworkshop.net.

lectures link

Salon Vibe

$25 Tuesdays are back! Salon Vibe will be offering $25 haircuts to new clients every Tuesday.

Call 722-VIBE today to guarantee a spot. Don't worry about parking, save the ozone layer and walk on down. Walk-ins are always welcome. Go to www.salonvibe.com to learn about your new neighborhood salon.

Vibe link

Columbia City in the news

On the weekend he and his daughter go south to the old neighborhood to shop at "the butcher, the bakery," specifically Bob's Meats and Columbia City Bakery. When he and his late wife, Signe, arrived in Seattle back in the mid-1940s they lived off of Rainier Avenue South.

Times link

… That's more news than we're used to.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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