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13 Oct 2010 14:29

Welcome to Week 118

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your Wikli-fix: pride

What's the common thread that draws together this week's diverse offerings? Let's say it's the warm sense of pride in what we've nurtured. Whether it's a brand new playground, a fledgling congregation, a sensational show, a quality service, a super kid, or some creative handiwork — we're pleased with the result, and we invite you to share in it too.


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A Chinook Book, direct to your door

The Chinook Book is back! It's Seattle's guide to simple, approachable, affordable ideas for local living. As a coupon book, it's incredibly easy to use. I penciled it out — every year we save just under $100 without even trying.

Here's a sampling.

This is a great fundraiser for Graham Hill School, southeast Seattle's most integrated elementary. We're selling the book for $20, and the school gets $10 of that. Last year these sales helped us fund tutors, the Powerful Schools program, and busing for after-school programs.

May I sell you one? I'll bring it right to you. Let me know — moc.liamtoh|nalpttocs#moc.liamtoh|nalpttocs, 329-5912. Thanks.



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Arts Gumbo - The China Experience

On Saturday, Oct 16 at 6pm, Arts Gumbo presents The China Experience at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center featuring the Seattle Chinese Orchestra. The event includes an energetic performance of traditional and contemporary Chinese instrumental music, a Make Music With Us workshop and Chinese pasties and tea.

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Celebrate Halloween with Columbia City Theater

Even though we have Everclear in the theater this weekend and a great local record release, it's Halloween weekend we can't stop thinking about. Once you've got the perfect costume planned, Columbia City Theater is the perfect place to celebrate.

Of course, there's a lot happening at the Theater before Halloween weekend!

Saturday October 16th: Let's Get Lost, Drew Victor (CD Release show), Passenger Pilot and To The Sea. ($8) Buy your tickets.

Sunday October 17th: Barry Sebastian plays at 9pm for free in the Bourbon Bar



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Columbia City Farmers Market

Two weeks left to fill up the pantry with local, long term goodness… Ask your farmer what's best for storage; drying, salting or fermenting.

Music: MoZo! — acoustic americana
Kids: Salon Adidez — ribbons and up-dos

Visit new vendor:
Foraged & Found — wild mycelium

Blue Ribbon Apples — Jonathan, Ashmeads Kernel, Ambrosia

Catherine BurkeCatherine Burke


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kids Halloween story & pottery painting

All ages welcome! Come Saturday Oct 16th at 11am or 12pm for a Halloween story, treats, and pottery painting. The cost is the price of the piece(s) you wish to paint. Choose from ghosts, candy dishes, candle votives and more! RSVP for a reserved spot, otherwise first come first served.

Event to be held at "The Basement Studio", 4057 34th Ave S (just a few blocks north of Columbia City proper). Street/driveway parking. Rain or shine!

Questions or RSVP:

Sarah Rankin

moc.uoy2oiduts|haras#niknaR haraS


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progressive new church in Columbia City

Columbia City Church of Hope is just getting started, meeting monthly for worship services on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We're meeting this Sunday, October 17, at 10:30am at 3818 S Angeline St (formerly Bethlehem Lutheran Church).

All people are welcome here: old, young, gay, straight, believers, doubters, fence-sitters, activists, scientists, poets, and slackers. There is a place here for you!


Darla DeFranceDarla DeFrance

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Seward Park Playground Opening Celebration

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new playground at Seward Park!

Sunday, October 24th, 1-3pm

Free music, art activities, magician, ice cream, cookies and cider! Come explore your new playground!

We're extraordinarily proud of the results of this true community collaboration and consider it a testament to what Seward Park means to all of us in south Seattle and beyond. It is more than just a playground — it's an innovative showcase that combines active play, environmental awareness, and art appreciation.

moc.liamtoh|snommisaniteb#enialB snommiS aniteB, SPPIF Co-Chair


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South Seattle Climate Coop event

Want to learn how to save money, build community and all while protecting the environment by tackling climate change?

Come to our first Climate Coop event October 20, from 6-8pm at the Southside Commons in Columbia City.

Guest speakers include Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith, Brooks Kolb, Michael Murphy and more.

Climate CoopClimate Coop


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The SPokenword LAB begins its 2nd season in Columbia City in the former Columbia School on October 26. That will be the first night for Living Room, a writer's critique circle starting at 7PM. Come to read new work, come to read the work of someone else, or come to be in the engaging company of other writers or fans of writing. Details at www.splab.org Your donation of $5 helps keep SPLAB open.

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The Bel Canto Choir is back

Don't miss a wonderful opportunity this Sunday, Oct 17th at 2pm to experience the musical legacy of Franklin High School as the Bel Canto Choir performs at Daniels Recital Hall downtown at 5th and Marion. The Van Asselt School Choir will also perform.

The original Bel Canto Singers from Franklin High toured Europe 40 years ago with their esteemed director, Dr. Richard Koehler. The group has reformed and added new singers, many also from the Rainier Valley area. And, Dr. Koehler is back to direct this 8-part harmony, 60-member group.

Shelley MorrisonShelley Morrison


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this week at the Columbia City Library

Storytime Wednesdays from 11 to 11:30 am. Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Game On! Tuesday October 19th from 3 to 5 pm. Come by for open play on the Wii (including MarioKart!), sing to stardom on American Idol, rock out with Rock Band and practice your dance skills with Dance Dance Revolution. Free food! For ages 10-18.

Evening Book Group Monday October 18th from 6:45-7:45 pm. Join us for a book discussion at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month's title is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren. Pick up your copy at the Information Desk!


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