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A dinosaur with his bike hanging out at Brighton Park by missjenn

More in the gallery.

Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • Hillman City businesses meet (Wed),
  • baby story time (Wed),
  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a book group (Wed),
  • a crime prevention meeting (Wed),
  • a mosaic project (Thu),
  • a documentary screening (Thu),
  • a running group (Sat),
  • a preschool rummage sale (Sat),
  • Orca K-8's plant sale (Sat),
  • Bike Works' bike swap (Sat),
  • Vietnamese story time (Sat),
  • Bicycle Sunday,
  • a photography workshop (Mon),
  • Sustainable South Seattle (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

We're looking forward to going where no man has gone before this week, backward to the beginning of Star Trek Nation and the first voyage of the Starship Enterprise as Star Trek, the prequel, docks this Friday at the cinema. Everyone is invited to take the checkout cruise. No one thought Star Trek would sail on forever either, but it sure has, becoming part of our national consciousness on the way. You gotta be there. There will be a gala 9:30 opening of Star Trek, Thursday night, 4/7.

Docking at adjacent berths are The Soloist and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The sweet little Cleaning ends Thursday, May 7.

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

NO Preschool Story time in May!

Baby Story Time Wednesday May 6 from 12-12:30pm
Bring your baby to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Book Club Wednesday May 6 from 6:45-7:45pm
This month’s title is "Remembering Babylon" by David Malouf.

library link

Columbia City Theater

We have some great events this week.
  • Thursday night is Parallels, a YES tribute band with special guest, Alan White, YES's drummer!
  • Mikey Spice Friday night, a nationally known Reggae artist.
  • Saturday night is Tamara's Columbia City Cabaret. Always a good time.
  • And of course this Sunday is Mother's Day. What better way to treat your mom or special lady than to listen to some of the area's best budding jazz musicians. Sunday at 7pm.

Here's the full list of events.

theater link

Don’t miss Bike Works' 13th Annual…

Kids Bike Swap!

Saturday, May 9th
10am to 4pm
Genesee Playfield

We'll hold the Kids Bike Swap at Genesee Playfield, where 43rd Ave S meets S Genesee St.

Families can come to this annual spring event and trade in kids bikes that they have grown out of, for bigger ones that fit! All kids bikes are welcome (24" or smaller) — please, no adult bikes! If you are looking to buy a bike, but don't have a bike to trade in, you're welcome to come after noon.

You can find more information about these and other programs that Bike Works provides to the community at www.bikeworks.org or by calling 725-9408. Questions? Email Jayanthi at gro.skrowekib|hcaertuo#gro.skrowekib|hcaertuo

Bike Works link

Orca K-8 garden plant sale

We'll have live music, raspberry starts, decorative planters (great mothers day gifts), good eats and more, come rain or shine!

Come on by and get veggie starts the children have planted and transplanted to get your garden going this year. Tomatoes, we got 'em and so much more. Come take a tour of the Orca K-8 digs!

a complete veggie start list

This fundraiser helps keep our incredible sustainability focus at Orca K-8 School in the heart of Hillman City/Columbia City.

5215 46th Ave. S.
May 9th 10am-3pm

Orca Garden link

documentary film screening: Traces of the Trade

Thurs, May 7, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @ Columbia City Cinema

Muse-Indigo and Columbia City Cinema present the documentary film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. Elly DeWolfe Hale, a featured family member in the film, will take part in a community discussion facilitated by KBCS FM Daily Planet host Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo following the free public screening.


gallery link

Columbia City Gallery

Columbia City Gallery's Artists Enrichment Series presents: Photographing Fine Arts and Craft Workshop

Learn how to photograph your artwork with instructor Steve Meltzer, on Monday, May 11 (11am-5pm). Steve Meltzer has written about and photographed artwork for over 25 years. He is the author of "Photographing Arts, Crafts & Collectibles," the complete guide to the digital photography for artists, craftspeople, collectors and photographers and "Capture the Light," a guide for beginning digital photographers.

Fees: $25 gallery members; $30 public. See the workshop schedule or register today by calling 760-9843.

gallery link

Invite us all to your sustainable garden:

Formerly known as the Columbia City Garden Tour, this year we're celebrating sustainability in the diverse gardens of the Rainier Valley. Thus the name has changed to the Rainier Valley Garden Tour.

Please let us know if you'd like to show off your pride and joy in the Garden Tour. To submit your garden for consideration, send an email to [*gro.ruoTnedraGyellaVreiniaR|snoissimbus#gro.ruoTnedraGyellaVreiniaR|snoissimbus submissions @RainierValleyGardenTour.org] by 11am May 15.

We'll hold the tour on Saturday, August 22 and will include gardens from Martin Luther King Way east to Lake Washington, and I-90 south to the city limits.

What does "sustainable" mean to you in your garden? From worm bins and organic veggies, from community enrichment to personal enjoyment, from natives to site-appropriate exotics, tell us why your garden is sustainable and why you want to share it with others.


garden tour link

volunteer, May 16 & 17 food drive

Hi neighbors — I'm rounding up volunteers for a food drive to benefit the clients of Rainier Valley Food Bank. This has proven to be a great family activity — even kids as young as 5 years old enjoy helping out (especially the more outgoing kids). Please contact me if you're interested in helping.

Where: Safeway, located at 3820 Rainier Ave S
When: Sat May 16 & Sun May 17 from 10 am–4 pm

What volunteering looks like: Volunteer shifts are two hours long. During this time, you will pass out flyers to people entering the store (the flyers contain a grocery list with our most needed items). Some people will purchase items inside the store and drop them off with you. You give them a warm thank you and a smile and pack the groceries into the containers provided by RVFB.


Rainier Valley Food Bank

Jazz Night School Mother's Day performance!

Cheaper than a movie — real people, real adventure, real thrill — hey, they could be friends of yours! Come hear them make music!

Jazz Night School’s Mother Day Performance at the Columbia City Theater, is Sunday, May 10, 7-8:30pm, featuring students, ensembles, and the Singing with Jazz Trio class. All ages welcome.

only $5, cash at the door, or you can pay by credit card online at brownpapertickets.com (not available day-of-show).

Tell us you saw it in the WikLi. Questions? Call Erik at 722-6061 or email moc.loohcsthginzzaj|kire#moc.loohcsthginzzaj|kire.

Summer Programs just announced!: JazzNightSchool.com

JNS link

Hitt's Hill Work Party

Hi neighbors,

This Saturday, May 9th, we'll be having our monthly work party at Hitt's Hill Park.

The weather is supposed to be beautiful, the park is at its peak but there is always lots of work to be done. Please join us to lovingly care for this treasure and share conversation and refreshments. The park is located north of S Brandon St, between 37th and 39th Aves S.

See you Saturday between 10am and 1pm.

Hitt's Hill

Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool rummage sale

Saturday, May 9th, 9am - 2pm
3818 S Angeline St, one block east of Rainier Ave and one block south of Alaska
at Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool

Examples of items for sale:

  • infant, toddler and kids clothing and shoes
  • adult clothing (including maternity clothes)
  • toys, puzzles, books, stuffed animals and games for kids
  • baby gear (including strollers, baby monitors, cribs and gliders)
  • small appliances, housewares and electronics
  • furniture (including shelves, chairs)
  • sporting goods
  • tools and yard care items (including trimmers and edgers)


RVCP link

Franklin High School Arts Festival

Join us Saturday, May 9th from 11-3 at Franklin High School.

We've got it all!

  • Displays of student drawings, ceramics, painting, woodcrafts and amazing murals
  • Live performances including the FHS Lion Dancers, bands and creative acts
  • Community and student vendors selling creative crafts and food!
  • Games and face-painting for the kids!

For more information, call 383-0827.


Franklin HS

Pure Alchemy Salon

Did you know that you can get great highlights and full color results without damaging chemicals and harsh ammonia? At Pure Alchemy we use only the best organic hair color and care products. Organic Salon Systems hair color offers excellent grey coverage and a wide range of color options. Your hair and the salon will smell great after using our color line. We offer fantastic color that will leave your hair feeling healthy and shiny.

Check out our retail products to keep your hair looking good all summer long. If you’re thinking about a change give Pure Alchemy a call for a consultation today.

  • Now through June 1st new Pure Alchemy clients can receive 10% off by mentioning this posting.
  • Returning clients can receive 20% off by recommending four people (*offer applies after clients have received hair service).

PureAlchemySalon.com, or call 723-6064 to schedule your appointment.

Pure Alchemy link

Salon Vibe

"Re-Vibe" your hair during the month of May and participate in our referral program.

Salon Vibe appreciates your business and referrals, so from now until June 30th we would like to reward everyone who refers 4 new clients to Salon Vibe with a complimentary 10 oz bottle of Pravana shampoo and conditioner (valued at $30).

Check out our website at www.salonvibe.com for updated information about your new neighborhood salon and our specials. We now accept Visa/Mastercard.

Walk-ins are always welcome, or to book an appointment call 722-VIBE(8423). We're located at 4547 Rainier Ave S, right next to Columbia Funeral home. We're open 11 to 7 Tuesday thru Friday and 10 to 5 Saturdays. See you soon and be sure to tell us who sent you!

Vibe link

Introduction to Shamanic Dreaming

Tuesday, May 19, 7-9:30pm in Columbia City with June BlueSpruce

The messages you receive in your dreams can transform your life.

After this session you can join an ongoing dream circle.


June BlueSpruce

unleashing creativity

A New Generation of Compassionate and Creative People

Arts In Motion, the Rainier Valley's first and only Community School of the Arts, engaged the community with a creative fundraising event called the Create-A-Thon, culminating in an artistic flurry of activity at AIM on Sunday Mar. 22, with over 30 students participating.

Students gathered pledges from family, friends, and neighbors to raise funds for this year's student scholarships. A true community event, the Create-A-Thon involved faculty, parents and volunteers donating over 50 hours of their creative energy. Local businesses donated prizes, parents brought snacks and the AIM Teen Leaders guided and mentored younger students.



AIM link

Give the gift of massage

Purchase a gift of massage (for Mom or anyone special in your life) between now and Mothers Day and receive a $50 credit towards your next massage booked before June 30.

Wendell Dyck, Massage For Seattle Inc.
Home studio in Columbia City

Massage can be an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. I provide high quality non-sexual massage therapy services at convenient morning, evening, weekday and weekend times.




Columbia City in the news

You'll find similar attitudes at venues all over Seattle. Chris Cottingham, who owns the Columbia City Theater, says they're not too worried about the disease, but they are cleaning a bit more carefully these days, disinfecting microphones, posting signs about sneezing, and even providing hand sanitizer at the bar counter.

KING5 link

… That's the news.

Columbia City in the blogossiphere

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