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10 Nov 2010 15:03

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arts & crafts sale

Sat & Sun, November 13th & 14th, 12 - 5pm
Cultural Corner at Columbia School (NE Wing — enter off of S Edmunds)

We've got nine vendors, including three artists from the Columbia City Gallery, selling a wide range of items: jewelry, painted gourds, handmade soap, knitted items, canvas bags, photo calendars and cards, candle lanterns, holiday decorations, chocolate truffles.

Also, live music provided by the Jazz Night School (Saturday at 2pm) and Arts in Motion faculty band (Sunday at 3pm).

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Arts Gumbo -- The Rhythms of Sole

Arts Gumbo presents Rhythms of Sole on Saturday, Nov 13 at 6pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center. This family focused event features Northwest Tap Connection in a cultural journey through African American music guided by rhythm tap dance. After the performance, a variety of traditional African American desserts will be offered.

Led by Louisiana native and tap dance historian Melba Ayco, Northwest Tap Connection is a distinctive urban dance studio specializing in Rhythm Tap. NW Tap Connection’s dancers perform works by emerging and master choreographers and incorporate a variety of dance styles such as African, jazz, modern, ballet, swing, ballroom, and hip-hop.

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Arts In Motion community tree

Our Community Tree Project got off to a great start with many AIMFest guests painting their own personally crafted leaf. You can still participate. Help Arts In Motion to finish decorate our first community art installation this Saturday!

Please come Saturday, November 13, 3-4pm for our tree dedication and hanging of the leaves.

Arts In Motion, 3405 S Alaska St

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BlogsGiving Comes to Columbia City

Join the crowd on November 15, from 6-9 pm, at Columbia City Theater's Bourbon Bar for BlogsGiving III. It's a night of bloggy socializing, bourbon and beer tasting, YouTube favorites, and raising money for Northwest Harvest, with the writers and readers of Capitol Hill Seattle, CD News, Seattlest, Rainier Valley Post, and SouthendSeattle! It'll be the biggest BlogsGiving yet, but it's still just $5 suggested donation or 2 cans of food.



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Danny Fink

from last week's South Seattle Beacon:

Daniel Fink — husband, father, friend, carpenter, baseball coach, brother, uncle and cousin, and famous for saying, “It won’t be as long as it has been” — passed away Oct. 1, 2010. He was 57.

Please read the full obituary.



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funny signs

The most diverse zip code in the country can produce some things you only expect to see in non-English speaking countries!

This sign is at Brandon and Rainier — click here for a larger view. Very entaintering.



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Lakewood Seward Park community meeting

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 7pm at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S Angeline (50th Ave S and S Angeline)

The Lakewood Seward Park Community Association & The Othello Neighborhood Association will Co-Host a discussion with Seattle City Council Members Sally Clark and Bruce Harrell.


  1. Michael Murphy introduces the Climate Coop Initiative for our community
  2. Seattle City Council Members Sally Clark and Bruce Harrell update the community on the topics of budgets, road diets and other areas of interest
  3. An open Q and A with our community members.

We'll serve refreshments.

Please join your neighbors, learn what is happening that impacts our community and share your ideas and concerns with your city council representatives.

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neighborhood brunch

After a year's hiatus, Vivian and Jay have stepped up to reincarnate the neighborhood's Sunday brunch tradition.

Sunday, November 14, 10-12ish. They live at 4932 42nd Ave S. Here are this month's details. Please join us!


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new nibbles and kitchen at The Bourbon Bar

Starting this week, we'll be serving more than delicious Tutta Bella pizza at The Bourbon Bar. We've just completed work on a brand new kitchen and will be debuting our new menu this Thursday. You can look forward to sandwiches, sliders, salads and more!

Here's just a sample of some of the new offerings we'll be serving at the Bourbon: Blackened Catfish Po Boy, Bourbon Pulled Pork with Jicama Slaw Slider, and Dungeness Crab with Citrus Aioli Slider. Yum!

Happily, you'll be working up an appetite during this weekend's awesome shows.

  • Friday November 12th: The Courage, Kelli Scarr and The Empty Space Orchestra — 9pm/21+/$10
  • Saturday November 13th: The Atomic Bombshells' Residence Continues! — 9pm/21+/$20



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SPLAB Living Room: Writer's Critique Circle

Want intelligent feedback on your writing, or a critique on a poem or bit of prose? Join us for SPLAB's acclaimed Tuesday night writer's critique circle, Living Room at 7pm.

Writers of all ages and skill levels gather Tuesdays to read new work, the work of someone else or to just be in the engaging company of other writers.

Living Room happens at SPLAB in the Cultural Corner of the old Columbia School. (Enter from Edmunds between Rainier AV S and S 36th. 2 blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail Station. Parking is available on the school grounds.)

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