Wikli 2009, 06/10

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • crochet at the Gallery (Thu),
  • library storytime (Fri),
  • Whatchamadoozie at the RVCC (Fri, Sat, Sun),
  • C-City runners (Sat),
  • a Hitt's Hill work party (Sat),
  • a mosaic project (Sat),
  • Vietnamese story time (Sat),
  • bicycle Sunday,
  • a benefit concert (Sun),
  • healthy & active Rainier Valley (Wed),
  • park planning (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

There's a pause in the blockbuster parade of new movies this week so we're staying with the sweet and touching animated treasure Up, the surprisingly funny The Hangover, and bringing in a week of Terminator Salvation for those who haven't seen it yet.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian heads out Thursday, 6/11.

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

Columbia City Theater

Man, I just love this time of year. That big glowing orb in the sky decides to show its face and the daylight lasts seemingly forever into the night. Speaking of into the night…

Stop by and check out some of the cool events we have going on this week. Be sure to check out Friday nights Professional Flamenco Singing & Guitar and the West Africa Foundation benefit!!

Also, if you're looking for a great place to host a party, weekly/monthly meeting, or just a reason to get some friends together give us a call and let us know how we can help: 723-0088.

  • Thu — PD Elementary, Doctor, Juicebox
  • FriArte Profundo Flamenco, flamenco music and dance with special guest Jesus Montoya
  • Sun — (theater) West Africa Foundation presents Malian singer Adama Yalomba, WAF: save the children of West Africa charity
    (lounge) Open Mic Night with Martin G.
  • Mon — KOKANE — Hip-Hop & R&B, Jay Barz, Motamouth Jones, Skuntdunanna, Seattle's First Family, White Trash, Make a Mill Records, Outrageous
  • Tue West Africa Foundation: save the children of West Africa charity

Here's the full list of events.

theater link

Rainier Valley Rotary

Commercial Real Estate In South Seattle — Tish Johnson is a Commercial Real Estate Broker with Colliers, Intl. She will present data on current real estate realities and trends in South Seattle, plus some side-by-side comparisons.

  • How does Rainier Valley compare with South Park/Duwamish?
  • Why is there so much empty/abandoned commercial property in Rainier Valley and not in South Park?

Rainier Valley Rotary meets on Tuesday mornings 7:30-8:30 at Kallaloo, 3820 S Ferdinand St. Guests may attend twice for free, $10 thereafter.


Rotary link

Mater Matrix Mother and Medium

Join artist Mandy Greer, and with your fellow Citizens, crochet, knot and twist recycled fabrics into a 200-foot long fiber river. The project celebrates the splendor of Seattle's urban creeks and encourages stewardship of essential watersheds.

We invite you to contribute to a free-flowing dialogue about our watersheds with both your ideas and your hands. To find out more about the project go to Mater Matrix Mother and Medium.

Mandy Greer will be at the Columbia City Gallery (4864 Rainier Ave S) on Thursday, June 11 from 6 - 8pm. This event is free and open to the public.

MMMM link

It's a Whatchamadoozie with a Whaddayacallit with a Thingamajigit on Top!

Only 2 more weeks to see a new children's musical It's a Whatchamadoozie with a Whaddayacallit with a Thingamajigit on Top! at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St). Performances will be on Friday evenings at 7pm, Saturday and Sundays at 2pm until June 21st.

The musical is set in Tremble Town. When a suspicious glow is spotted in the sky and an ominous musical note permeates the air, the adults are paralyzed by fear andthe Mayor orders all of the children inside for the summer. It takes Lucy Margaret and her plucky pals Cecil and Gracie to save the day by transforming fear into wonder and fiction into fact!

Tickets are $6/child and $12/adult and you can purchase them at brownpapertickets.com.

For additional information, please go to our website.

AnythingIsPossible link

Hitt's Hill Work Party

Hello Everyone,

This is a reminder that our monthly work party is coming up on June 13th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Since a few of us will be out of town that weekend, we will also have a work party the following weekend, June 20th, at the same time.

As you all know, this wet, warm weather has really gotten the weeds and everything else growing so there is lots to do to try and keep a handle on the park maintenance. I hope you can join us on either or both of the next two Saturdays at Hitt's Hill Park.

Hitt's Hill

Orca K-8 Rummage Sale and Bazaar

9am-3pm, Saturday June 13th
@ the Orca K-8 Cafeteria, 5215 46th Ave S (corner of 46th & Dawson)

Bazaar will feature hand crafted items by local artists including:

  • original, museum quality linoleum block prints by local artist Emily Nagel
  • Casual and fancy dresses for girls, tweens, and teens by TittaMe (etsy.com)
  • Hand painted shoes, jewelry, & signed prints from upcoming children's book Killer Whale Eyes by Sondra Segundo, NW Coast Native Haida Artist
  • handmade, heirloom quality cabled slouch berets by local mom Kristin Wood
  • handmade flip flops and matching hair bows for moms and girls by Karina Sequinot
  • art from Orca middle school students


Killer Whale Eyes

Columbia Lakewood Community Church

Treat yourself to an evening of beautiful and inspiring Christian music. Please plan on joining us for a fundraising concert event on Sunday evening June 14th at 5pm.

Columbia Lakewood Community Church, 5005 S Ferdinand St
5pm start (approximately 2 hrs with intermission)
suggested minimum donation: $5 per person (larger donations gratefully accepted) Artists performing: The Called; Triiiune, Shu-Jen Chen and others


Columbia Lakewood Church link

Retroactive Kids

Write a note to yourself to remember to come to Seattle's 2nd Children's Boutique Sale!

Visit 18 of the finest children's shops, one location, one day!

Baby Nouveau, Birth and Beyond, Bootyland, Buggy, Bump, Georgia Blu, Izilla Toys, Lambs Ear, Mon Petit Shoe, Once Upon a Time, Plum Shoes, Pop Tots, Retro Active Kids, Spoiled by Nana, Sugar Lump, Two Owls, Tottini, and Urban Kids Play

Saturday, June 13th, 10 am - 2pm.
2913 E Madison St

Retroactive Kids link

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