Wikli 2010, 06/23
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23 Jun 2010 13:06

Welcome to Week 104

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your Wikli-fix: Renewed

This week might be called midsummer, but it feels like a new beginning. The fickle sun thinks maybe we should hook up again, and the days seem boundless. After all, school's out, and we're reopening theaters, renewing cultural centers, old homes come back to visit, markets recreate themselves, and cinemas live to fight another day. The Wikli's got a whole new perspective.


Live locally.

  • Meet local politicos at SEDC on Wednesday.
  • The RVCC rededicates on Thursday.
  • The Theater reopens on Friday.
  • Saturday there's a centennial picnic.
  • Sunday you should get your licks.
  • Our music school kicks off again on Monday.
  • Watch out for sharks on Tuesday.
  • And look forward to your next Wikli Wednesday.

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Meet local author Peter Bacho

Saturday, June 26, 2010, 3 - 4 p.m. at the Columbia Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S.

Peter Bacho, award-winning Filipino-American author, reads from his first young adult novel, "Leaving Yesler."

"Leaving Yesler" encounters seventeen year-old Bobby Vincente in the wake of his older brother's military death; faced with the challenge of caring for his aging father, this young man from urban Seattle's housing projects is forced to take control of his life and identity as he traverses a period of life-altering change marked by new interests, new challenges, and ultimately, new life.

This program is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Rodney the Shark at the Columbia Library

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 1 – 2 pm

Rodney is a shark who is afraid of everything. Even his own shadow! His friends try to teach him some courage, with no success. But when another shark begins terrorizing the neighborhood, it's up to Rodney to save the day! Rowbes Puppet Productions brings this colorful undersea world to life. For ages 3 and up.

Library events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

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Art to Action talk, Haiti exhibit, silent auction

June 24 — In conjunction with the gallery's current exhibit, The HeArt of Haiti, Columbia City Gallery and Strength Through Unity (L'Union Fait La Force) present Art to Action, an evening talk about how art can help Haiti. David Pierre-Louis, a Haitian Seattle resident and Strength through Unity founder, and the nonprofit director Farah Ebrahim will discuss Pierre-Louis' most recent trip to Haiti, the artwork in the gallery's current exhibit, and their organization Strength through Unity. They'll also show a film about Pierre-Louis' most recent trip to Haiti.

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art-making at Full Tilt

I'm spreading the word about a wonderful drop-in art making opportunity. Every Saturday, from 12 - 2ish the Full Tilt ice cream shop in Columbia City hosts The Makery. This amazing roving studio has everything you and your kids need for creative inspiration.

This month the focus is on Joseph Cornell and making boxes filled with found objects. They have wonderful papers, vintage buttons, shells, fabric, and many little things that are of mysterious origin.

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City shuts down the Cinema

Ouch — When Paul Doyle expanded the Cinema, I'd wondered about permits… Here's Paul's latest message (Thursday, June 17):

The Cinema is Closing

Unless You Send an E-Mail

The Cinema's Last Stand

Yesterday the City declared war on our little cinema. Out of the blue, they shut us down, saying the building was unsafe. I've never felt unsafe here myself. How about you?



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Columbia City Farmers Market

This week at the Market: heirloom tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, and…St. Jude tuna!

news about the move… Next week is our last week ever in our original location since 1998!

Starting July 7th, the market will be on Edmunds St. between 36th & 37th every Wednesday from 3-7pm through the end of October.

The street will be closed off from 12pm - 8pm so farmers can set up shop. PAID PARKING is available in the Plaza pay lot — where the market used to be held.

See you at the market!

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Columbia City Theater Reopens Friday, June 25

The newly restored Columbia City Theater is preparing to re-open its doors on Friday, June 25 with a free show featuring Mash Hall, whose Larry Mizell, Jr. was recently appointed by Mayor McGinn to the newly formed Seattle Music Commission.

The re-opening celebration continues with more free shows by Grand Hallway (Saturday, June 26), The Maldives (Friday, July 2) and The Whore Moans (Saturday, July 3).

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Connor Desai rocks with ice cream

Connor Desai's official CD release show happened last week at ToST in Fremont, and she's following up with an all ages jam session at Full Tilt Ice Cream (5041 Rainier Ave S) on Sunday, June 27 at 6pm.

"I can't think of a better location for a kid-friendly show then a combination ice cream shop and arcade. When I told my daughter about the venue she just went nuts. I even bought a bunch of inflatable mics and guitars for the show because I want all the kids to be able to rock out with me."

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Lakewood Seward Park Community Club Centennial Picnic

Please join us on Saturday June 26 when we will be gathering as a community to celebrate Lakewood Seward Park Community Club's 100 year anniversary!

We're hosting a good old-fashioned family picnic as we continue the strong tradition of community involvement that began here in Lakewood Seward Park in 1910 and continues today. Come join us for a little ball playing, hot dog eating, bouncy house jumping fun. We will be starting at 11am and the community club is located at 4916 S Angeline (corner of S Angeline and 50th ave S). Hope to see you there!

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new Full Circle Farm CSA drop off

One of our good neighbors here at New Rainier Vista, Jay, successfully set up a drop off site for Full Circle Farms at the the Boys and Girls Club at MLK and Alaska. Read more for promo code discount!

Drop off is Thursdays between 2 and 6 pm (but I think that it would work to pick it up anytime until the Club closes) Visit Full Circle Farm's website for information or to sign up: www.fullcirclefarm.com.

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RV Heritage Parade & Summer Streets Party

Saturday, August 21 from 11am to 3pm

The Rainier Valley Heritage Parade celebrates life in America's most diverse zip code — 98118! Summer Streets Party follows the parade — Rainier Avenue will be open for people to play, walk, bike, shop, dance, relax and eat from S Brandon to S Alaska!

About the event:

  • The parade happens every year (this the 18th year)
  • Summer Streets helps people imagine what life could be like if fewer people drove and more people walk, bike, ride transit and shop locally
  • People can walk, have picnics, practice sports, ride their bikes safely and without the noise of cars

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RVCC dedication event

Please join us to celebrate our newly renovated arts facilities on Thursday, June 24, 4:30 - 6:30 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St.

With support from local individuals, foundations and public agencies, SEEDArts has made long-awaited renovations to both the Rainier Valley Cultural Center and the Columbia City Gallery. We'd like to share them with you.

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Salon Adidez invites you

I hope everyone is not forgetting the event that is happening on June 26 at 4:30pm — celebrating 9 years of being in the business. We have a lots of food, goodie bags and promotion and fun. Be a part of my Blessing.

We're at 3705 S Edmunds st. See you then.

Salon Adidez thanks everyone who came to help the fundraising we had for Columbia City Cinema.

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Southeast District Council Meeting

June 23rd, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S.

City Councilmember Sally Clark and County Councilmember Larry Gossett will be in attendance.

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Vacation Bible School

Columbia Lakewood Community Church will be holding a Vacation Bible School for 1st through 5th grades.

July 6 - 9, 9am - 11:30am
Register by June 25th
Free - No charge

Columbia Lakewood Community Church is located at 5005 S Ferdinand Street
in the Seward Park area.

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volleyball net: anyone have one to lend?

The Lakewood Seward Park Community Club is hoping a neighbor has a volleyball net that we can borrow for the Centennial Picnic on Saturday the 26th. If you can lend a hand we promise to buy you a hot dog and a beverage!

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