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Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • Community Kitchen (Thu),
  • C-City runners (Sat),
  • Hitt's Hill work party (Sat),
  • Juneau St park cleanup (Sat),
  • bicycle Sunday,
  • 37th Dist democrats (Mon),
  • canning classes (Tue),
  • Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition (Wed),
  • a traffic safety meeting (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 Farmers Market

Nectarines are back! Rama Farms with their signature nectarines, F.V. St Jude with sushi grade tuna, Sound Bites with fiercely local hummus, and Trevani Truffles with handmade chocolate truffles.

Working on your native plant garden? Mariposa Naturescapes can help with everything from plants to design and installation. This week's music from Squirrel Butter. Get ready for next week's annual Zucchini 500 Races!

See you at the market!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

Girls Volleyball Team at Rainier CC

My 10-yr old daughter Gracie is putting together the first-ever Rainier Community Center girls volleyball team for 10-11 yr olds. Would your daughter like to join her?

  • Who: all 10-11 yr old girls
  • What: a super fun volleyball team as part of the Citywide Volleyball League
  • When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7pm, Sept 14 - Nov 16
    Practice begins the week of September 14
  • How: Register at Rainier Community Center, $35 registration fee

Open to all 10-11 yr old girls who are interested in volleyball and want to have fun! Have a great time learning basic skills, team work, and sportsmanship skills needed to participate in league play.


Get Wired for SEEDArts!

Please join us for a jewlery-making workshop and fundraiser for SEEDArts on Sunday, September 20 (3 -5pm). Enjoy coffee or tea and baked goodies while you learn how to make wire-wrapped jewelry (workshop begins at 4pm).

Bring your own wire and beads to use or share, or use supplies that we provide. We'll request contributions to SEEDArts. Invite your friends and RSVP today — space is limited to 35 people. For location details or to RSVP please email Abbey Norris (gro.elttaesdees|sirrona#gro.elttaesdees|sirrona) or 760-4289.

SEEDArts link

Help us collect food for our neighbors

Where: Safeway at 3820 Rainier Ave S
When: Saturday Sept 12th & Sunday Sept 13th, 2009, from 10-4

To sign up, send email to gro.bfvr|newg#gro.bfvr|newg

What volunteering looks like: Volunteer shifts are two hours long. During this time, you 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. The stronger of our volunteers may wish to help load bags, boxes or barrels of food into our waiting vehicle.


Rainier Valley Food Bank

Join us on PARK(ing) Day!

On Friday, September 18, SEEDArts will be taking over a parking space in front of Lotus Yoga (4860 Rainier Ave S) in Columbia City for PARK(ing) Day. This is a "one-day, global event to highlight the need for more urban open space, rethink the way green space can happen, and improve the quality of urban human habitat". Come by and visit between 9-3pm!

The SEEDArts parking space is sponsored by Lotus Yoga with design collaboration from Alex Martin (Jubilee Event Engineers) and Mary Coss (Wit Visuals).
For more info contact Abbey Norris at 760-4289.

SEEDArts link

Chili Cook-Off, Work Party at Juneau Street Park

The Juneau Street Park (located at 46th Avenue South and South Juneau Street) needs you! The first of 4 work parties is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept 12th from 10am - 2pm.

Bring your shovels, clippers, gloves, and gardening tools. We'll be having the first Best Darned Chili in Hillman City Cook-Off during the work party so make sure to bring your best chili to share and bring your appetite! Judging of the fabulous chilis will be at noon.

Have fun and get to know your neighbors! Help clean up the future Juneau Street Park! Eat lots of chili!


Juneau park link

Columbia City Gallery presents…

The Columbia City Gallery features Masked, new works by gallery artists Mark Ditzler, Elizabeth Halfacre, Elinor Maroney, Sultan Mohamed.

In the Guest Gallery, we present Out of the Fire: works by the Washington State Enamellists Society. This exhibit highlights the work of 18 artists who create sculptures, two-dimensional wall art and jewelry in enamel. The exhibit includes various techniques of enamel work, including: cloisonné, basse taile, and plique-à-jour. Exhibits end Sept 27th.

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

gallery link

Seward Park play area open house & fundraiser

Thursday, Sept 24, 2009, 6-8pm (open house format with two formal presentations @ 6:30 & 7:30)
Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center

Refreshments provided, children welcome

Please join us to see the final plans for a cool new play area and learn how you can help get it built by June 2010! Our project's budget is $700,000. We have just $50,000 left to go and we need to raise this by Halloween. Will you please help?


SPPIF link

History on the Web

The Rainier Valley Historical Society is proud to announce the unveiling of our newly redesigned website, one that will allow us to provide much more information about our services and programs, as well as a wealth of information on the history of Rainier Valley and its people.

Read the "Days Gone By" articles by former RVHS President Marvin "Buzz" Anderson, view slide shows on topics such as baseball in the valley, get information on our latest research projects, and browse through our collection of historic photographs. History mavens may also share their own memories of the Rainier Valley via our "Tell Us a Story" webpage.


Visit our website at www.rainiervalleyhistory.org.

RVHS link

Arts Gumbo Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Sept 24, 6:30pm
Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke, Columbia Branch Library
Discussion leader Georgia McDade. Books available at no charge at Bookworm Exchange, 4860 Rainier Ave S. Call 722-6633 to pick up your book.

Arts Gumbo link

Dine Out for Art

Support SEEDArts programs and local restaurants at the same time! Just dine at a participating restaurant during a "Dine out for Art" event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit SEEDArts Annual Fund!

Sept 22: Mioposto Caffe e Pizzeria (5-9pm)

Mioposto link

Southside Booty Camp

A new session of Booty Camp starts September 21!

Booty Camp is a no-nonsense fitness program designed to help women feel strong and confident in their bodies. Revitalize yourself with morning work outs in Seward Park!

Please visit our website for more information: southsidebootycamp.com.


booty camp link

C-City Runners

We're a group of Columbia City residents and other south enders who share a love of running. Runners of all levels will feel welcome.

We meet every Saturday morning at 8:30 (Parking lot outside The Verve) and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 (In front of the Pottery Studio at Seward Park). Saturday we generally run together the first mile and then split into groups to suit everyones' wants/needs. And we always meet back at The Verve or Empire Espresso for water, coffee, socializing and maybe a bite to eat.

Tuesdays are a 2-3 mile run broken up with various strength training excercises.


C-City Runners link

Kidical Mass family bike ride

Kidical Mass Seattle will head South of the Ship Canal this month for Bicycle Sundays on Lake Washington Boulevard!

Next Sunday, Sept 13th, we'll meet at 2:15pm at the north end of the Lake Washington Boulevard (LWB) street closure, which is where Lake Park meets LWB, at Mount Baker Beach. Look for the blue bucket bike. We'll leave at 2:30, and ride down the closed-to-car-traffic boulevard all the way to Seward Park, where we'll enjoy a treat of some kind, as we are wont to do.

But wait! The bike fun doesn't stop there … we'll also ride back up the boulevard and up into the Central District for a 5pm "Endless Summer" family-friendly bike scavenger hunt to benefit the Bikery, followed by an outdoor bike-in screening of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure!

See the Totcycle / Family Biking website for more information …

Totcycle link

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