Wikli 2009, 07/08

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Live locally.

Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • Dawn Mason's fish fry (Wed),
  • a sustainable picnic potluck (Wed),
  • a bilingual playgroup (Thu),
  • Community Kitchen (Thu),
  • storytime for preschoolers (Fri),
  • a magic show (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat),
  • a work party at Hitt's Hill (Sat),
  • Vietnamese storytime (Sat),
  • Shakespeare in the Park (Sat, Sun),
  • Bicycle Sunday,
  • the Burke Circus (Tue),
  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (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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At the library

Play and Learn Thursday July 9th from 10:30am to 12pm. 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.

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

Creative Conjuring Magic Show Friday July 10th at 1 pm. Black belt magician and "Creative Conjuror" Jeff Evans celebrates summer reading with science stunts, wacky inventions and magical mayhem that add up to total fun! For ages 5-10.

Burke Circus Tuesday July 14th from 1-2 pm. Join the Burke Museum for this interactive game with familiar storybook characters, real museum specimens, puppets and prizes. For ages 10 and under.

Summer Reading Come to the library to sign up, find out about summer events, and win prizes!

Library programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend.

library link

Sustainable South Seattle

Potluck/Picnic Wednesday 7/8

Please join Sustainable South Seattle for our 2nd Annual Picnic in the Park. Kids and dogs are welcome. Please bring something to share and a smile. We'll talk about upcoming events and activities and hopefully get your input of what else we could be doing in our southend community to make a difference. Feel free to extend an invite to anyone else that may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you! Find us at Genessee Meadows near the playground, under the covered picnicing area at 6:30pm Wednesday 7/8.


SSS link

Sign up for youth arts camps

There's still time to sign up for Fishy Tales: Undersea Adventures! (ages 5-7) at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center from July 13-17 (9am -12pm). Join Simone Segundo (Haida) and Maria Glanz as they take students on a dive into the worlds of orcas, fish, dolphins, turtles and more! Explore underwater tales from Native American cultures through acting, movement, art and music. Cost: $130

Join us the following week, July 20-24 (9am -2pm), for Spooky Stories of the Pacific Northwest: for kids who think scary is fun (ages 8-11). This camp is for brave actors and creators to explore stories featuring scary legends and ferocious creatures (and sometimes gentle hearts). We'll learn about acting, play construction, movement and mask-making and create our own play to perform! Cost: $240

To register, contact Maria Glanz at 276-6471.
For more info visit: http://rvytcamp.blogspot.com

RVYT link

Hitt's Hill Work Party

We'll be having our monthly work party at Hitt's Hill Park this Saturday, July 11th, from 10am to 1pm. There's lots of work to do and we desperately need your help so I hope you can join us. Come see our new entrance rock/sign at the 37th St entrance, up the hill from Dawson Street. Lunch will be served.

Hitt's Hill

Light Rail Sale @ Columbia City Gallery

The Columbia City Gallery will be participating the neighborhood's Light Rail Sale to celebrate the grand opening of the light rail. The gallery will hold a sidewalk sale and pass out lemonade to all thirsty art lovers on Sat, July 18 (12-5pm) and Sun, July 19 (10-3pm). For more info email moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra#moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra or call 760-9843.

Gallery link

Food Drive: July 18 & 19 for Rainier Valley Food Bank

Hello Neighbors! I hope the summer finds you all well, warm and happy. It is Safeway Food Drive time again — and for those of you who have braved volunteering in 38 degree weather in the past, I'm hoping you'll be thrilled with the idea of volunteering in 75 degree weather!

The Safeway drives tend to be busy and lively — so this is a great activity to do with the kids, with friends or with your boy or girl scout troop. We need a large number of volunteers for these drives, so I hope you will join us. Here are the details.

Where: Safeway at 3820 Rainier Ave S
When: Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2009 from 10-4

Thanks so much for all of your help! I look forward to seeing you at the food drive.


Rainier Valley Food Bank

Call to Artists — TOUCH

The Columbia City Gallery encourages artists in all media to submit artwork which reflects the theme touch for the Columbia City Gallery's 4th Annual Juried Show.

For a $25 entry fee, applicants may enter up to 3 pieces for consideration. All entries must be received by July 31. Download the call to artists and an entry form at http://www.ColumbiaCityGallery.com

Questions? 760-9843 or moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra#moc.yrellagyticaibmuloc|tra

Gallery link

Rainier Valley Heritage Festival

August 8th is the Rainier Valley Heritage Festival, and Sustainable South Seattle is going to need some helping hands to give sustainability the attention it deserves. This year it will take place in conjunction with a Car Free Day on Rainier, and will include good food, music, a street soccer game and whatever else the community brings to the street.

Sustainable South Seattle is hoping to maximize recycling and composting, host an alternative vehicle rally, show a solar panel demonstration, create Undriver's Licenses and give folks an opportunity to plan a bucket garden to take home. To top it off, we're organizing a wheel barrow drill team for the parade.

In order to pull this off, we'll need lots of help the day of. If you can donate a few hours of your time on August 8th to help with one of these great activities, please contact Josie Clark at moc.oohay|eisojkralc#moc.oohay|eisojkralc. Thank you!


SSS link

Reserve a space for Art in the Alley

The Columbia City Gallery is accepting applications from artists and craftspeople in all media to participate in Art in the Alley, Southeast Seattle's outdoor visual arts festival. Art in the Alley is on Friday, August 7th from 4–9 pm, in conjunction with BeatWalk.

All work must be handmade and the artist must be on-site. Each artist will have a 10' long x 3' wide space. For more information and to download an entry form, please visit http://www.ColumbiaCityGallery.com or call 760-9843.


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