Wikli 2009, 09/30

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Consult your community calendar.

  • farmers market (Wed),
  • a neighborhood plan update (Wed),
  • a County Council town hall (Wed),
  • a bilingual play group (Thu),
  • a community kitchen (Thu),
  • preschool storytime (Fri),
  • a running group (Sat),
  • a workparty at Cheasty (Sat),
  • an artists' reception (Sat),
  • a neighborhood brunch (Sun),
  • a CCBA meeting (Tue),
  • a Qigong class (Tue),
  • an HCBA meeting (Wed),
  • two evening book groups (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

Only four more weeks to enjoy the bounty of the Columbia City Farmers Market!

This week please join us in welcoming back Grant and Jackie Anderson, of Anderson Acres. They'll come supplied with their much-sought-after Tsugaru apples, as well as their multiple varieties of pluots.

Speaking of apples…the market is full of them! Next week, please join us for our annual apple tasting, where you can taste many different varieties and then vote on your favorite!

Coming soon: Mini Kiwis from Greenwater Farms. See you at the Market!

Janet Hurt
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

market link

Qigong Starts next Tuesday Oct. 6th

  • Boost Immune System
  • Improve Sleep
  • Balance the Body Systems
  • Enhance your Yoga/Meditation/Exercise

Yi Ren® Qigong is a form of experiential healthcare that originated in China thousands of years ago. It incorporates gentle movements, breathing, and focused intention. Everyone is welcome.

Entry Level Yi Ren® Qigong 8 week Class
Tuesdays 7-8pm, Oct. 6th - Nov. 24th
Rainier Valley Cultural Center, lower level
Health Care Reform Special $80
Register at the first or second class.

For more information please contact Sue at 938-7764 or visit CanyonEchoWellness.com.

Sue Reed

Canyon Echo Wellness link

Touch: 4th Annual Juried Exhibit

Sept 27 - Nov 15: Juried by Suzanne Beal (independent visual arts writer/curator), Lisa Harris (Director, Lisa Harris Gallery) and Jeffry Mitchell (artist), this exhibit includes the work of 18 regional artists:

Caroline Albert, Julie Alexander, Nola Avienne, Matt Barton, Sharon Birzer, Josh Burbank, Deb Casso, Alexandra Chaney, Lisa Conway, Eric Edgerton, Michael D. Frey, Sarah Musser Froyland, Susan Gans, Geoffrey Garza, Carol Gouthro, Emily Hannan, Pamm Hanson, Mary Elizabeth Hubbard, Patti King, Tom Koontz, Rachel Kotkin & Phoebe Rohrbacher, Julia Lowther, Bill Mohr, Christie Motley, Richard Nicol, Maylee Noah, Sandra Jo Palm, Emily Ann Pothast, Stan Raucher, Joan Schlichting, M. Bozorovich Sobir, Anita West, & Ellen Ziegler.

Please join us for the Artists' Reception on Sat, October 3rd from 5-8pm. This event is free and we encourage the public to attend.

The Columbia City Gallery is an artists' cooperative and a program of SEEDArts.
Gallery Hours: Weds - Sat (12 to 8pm), Sun (10-6pm)
Contact: Kathy Fowells, Gallery Manager, 760-9843

gallery link

Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View

We need you to come out this Saturday from 10-2pm to participate in transforming our neighborhood's backyard woods into a safe and wonderful wooded wonderland for all to enjoy!

Come pull out ivy and other invasive species with the Friends of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View crew — we provide all the tools and gloves! You just need to show up with some energy, your own lunch and some good, sturdy shoes.

Meet at 10:00am in front of 2809 S. Alaska Place (dead end street 100 yards west of the MLK/Alaska intersection).

This is a fantastic community effort to rally around!


Blood Drive in Columbia City

SEED & Homesight are teaming up to get a Puget Sound Blood Center mobile unit to Columbia City for a blood drive on Friday, October 16th from 8:30-12 noon.

If you are eligible to give blood and would like to commit to giving blood, please contact Abbey Norris (gro.elttaesdees|sirrona#gro.elttaesdees|sirrona) or call 760-4289


blood drive link

Public Transit Town Hall

Please join the King County Council for a special Town Hall Meeting: Public Transit

Wednesday, Sept. 30
6:00 pm — Public Reception, 6:30 pm — Program
Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, 4520 MLK Jr. Way S

The Town Hall will feature briefings and discussion on light rail, recent changes to Metro bus service, and the current Metro budget gap.

Town Hall Meetings are an opportunity for the Council to hear directly from you in your community. We hope to see you there!


KC town hall link

World Food Day + Free Acupuncture!

October 16th marks World Food Day. Join the Community Acupuncture Project of Columbia City in gathering donations for the Rainier Valley Food Bank and participate in free acupuncture as our way of saying thank you for supporting our community.

Food — like health care — is one of the most basic human needs. Did you know that 1 in 6 people on the planet suffer from hunger and malnutrition? That's 1 billion people, an increase of 105 million people from 2008!

You can make a difference by bringing your food donations to the Community Acupuncture Project of Columbia City between October 1st and 16th. All donations will be given to local food banks.

To say thanks, the Community Acupuncture Project of Columbia City, located at 3811 S Ferdinand @ Rainier, will be providing free acupuncture treatments all day on Friday, October 16th. Schedule appointments online at www.acupunctureforall.org.

CAPCC link

Board Game Group

OK, so it's been seven months since trying the first meetup — I think I wasn't paying attention and chose Oscar night… it was kind of a flop.

Is anyone still interested in doing this? I was talking with the guy at Full Tilt this evening and he was receptive of the idea of meeting up there. There are a ton of advantages to this place:

  • AMAZING ice cream AND beer!
  • Open late
  • Not too loud
  • a table in the back
  • vintage arcade games and pinball machines if you're waiting for another group to wrap up a game, or for a break between games.


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board game group

Columbia City Community Choir

Looking for a way to have fun, connect with your neighbors and make a joyful noise? Then come and help launch the Columbia City Community Choir (CCCC) on Tues., Oct. 13, directed by longtime Rainier Valley neighbor Kathleen Tracy.

The Columbia City Community Choir welcomes people of all ages and cultures to come together in a fun, inclusive and spirited singing community. There is no audition, and no singing experience is required, just a desire to sing in harmony with others. No music reading ability is necessary as much of the music is learned in the oral tradition. The repertoire includes a rich variety of songs and chants from many different cultures and singing traditions.

The Columbia City Community Choir's first month of rehearsals take place on Tuesdays 7:30-9pm Oct 13, 20, 27 & Nov 3 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (S Angeline St) in Columbia City ($10 suggested donation per rehearsal).



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