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CCBA seeks program manager

The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) is seeking a program manager to assist the CCBA in implementing a multi-faceted business district "Action Plan". The opportunity is an 8-month-long contracted position, with the potential of continued work in subsequent years depending on funding and performance.

The Action Plan consists of some 25 strategies grouped into five topical areas: organization and outreach; business development; safety and cleanliness; marketing and promotion; and pedestrian environment. A base contract amount of $40,000 is anticipated, with the potential for an additional performance-based incentive. The program manager will work as an independent contractor.

Rob MohnRob Mohn


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Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day At Columbia City Theater

We're getting our best all-green get-ups ready for Saint Patrick's day and our celebratin' shoes for another great weekend of shows at Columbia City Theater. We're especially excited to present the first Round at the Theater this Saturday highlighting some of our favorite musicians, poets and painters.

We'll be celebrating Saint Patrick's Day far away from the frat boys and green beer with a night of local rock, Guinness and special corned beef sandwiches from the kitchen. It'll be all whiskey drinking on Friday night as Sunday Evening Whiskey Club and Pufferfish take the stage. And Saturday we're honored to host one of our favorite Seattle events, The Round, with some of our favorite musicians, painters and poets.



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Columbia City Cinema Presents!

On the third Wednesday of the next three months, the Columbia City Cinema presents From Reel to Real, a live event series that features some of Columbia City's most talented performers. The series will be held at the historic Rainier Valley Cultural Center.

The line-up includes The Vagina Monologues performed by the New Amerikan Theatre (March 16), an evening with best-selling author Garth Stein (April 20) and a night of standup humor with legendary comedian John Keister and friends (May 18).

Doors open at 7pm, shows start at 7:30pm. Tickets $12 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Cinema box office (Daily 1-7pm, 4816 Rainier Ave S) or at BrownPaperTickets.

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Columbia City Community Chorus spring session

Looking for a place to connect with your neighbors, have fun, make a joyful noise, and make a difference? Come sing with us!

The Columbia City Community Chorus spring session starts Tuesday March 22 and runs til June 14. Open registration through April 5. We rehearse Tuesdays 7:30 - 9pm at the Columbia City Church of Hope 3818 S Angeline.

For more information contact director Kathleen Tracy at 725-0341 ten.ysaekaeps|ycartneelhtak#ten.ysaekaeps|ycartneelhtak or visit kathleentracy.com.

Kathleen TracyKathleen Tracy


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debate for beginners

Public Speaking Workshop for Opinionated People!

Want to improve your speaking and listening skills as a social advocate? Feel nervous talking about controversial subjects in front of people you know, or don't know? Come work out your public speaking jitters with hands-on practice in a friendly environment.

Saturday, March 19, 1-4pm
New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Ave S

moc.liamg|eciffopsfnivek#hctaH niveK


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Lenten soup and bible study series

Columbia Lakewood Church is hosting a six-week Lenten Soup and Bible Study series, every Wednesday night, starting March 16th thru April 20th.

A light supper of soup and bread will precede the bible study. The gathering time is 6:30 pm.

Columbia Lakewood Church is located at 5005 S Ferdinand St

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Seattle Reads: Little Bee

Seattle Reads has begun and the Columbia Branch library book club kicks off the season on Monday, March 21 at 6:45 p.m. by reading and discussing the book, Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

Little Bee tells a story of two intertwined lives and the hidden world of refugees. Little Bee, a young Nigerian, is released from a British immigration detention center where she has been held under horrific conditions for two years. She seeks out the only English person she knows: Sarah, a posh young mother and magazine editor. Eventually, what happened on a beach in Nigeria, when the two first met, is revealed. Their brief encounter, a traumatic event, has haunted each woman ever since.

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spring art classes at City Art Farm

Home school and after school classes start March 21 and run through May 25. Ages 7-13. Check out www.cityartfarm.com for more information, or email Joan at moc.liamg|mraftraytic#moc.liamg|mraftraytic.

after school: 3:30 - 5:30pm
Monday: Peter and the Wolf marionettes
Tuesday: master works
Wednesday: drawing 101

home school: 10am - 12pm
Monday: blasting color
Tuesday: scientific drawing

joan engelmeyerjoan engelmeyer

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spring yoga series at LSPCC with Julie

Are you new to yoga or looking to expand your practice? Join our friendly community of yogis close to home!

The style of yoga is primarily a gentle flow or vinyasa yoga, where movement and breath are united. Practice ends with deep relaxation and guided visualization. Modifications are always offered.

Wednesday nights, six classes, beginning March 23rd, at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Center.

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St Patrick's Day celebration at LSPCC

Come join the party featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, dessert and Irish beer! Special performance by the Onlies.

Thursday March 17, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Admission Prices:

  • Food and Two Beer Tickets: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
  • Children 6 and under admitted free

Additional beer tickets may be purchased at the
event for $3 each

Tickets available at lspcc.org or at the door.

The Lakewood Seward Park Community Club is located at 4916 S Angeline St.

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The Orchestra of Flight seeks violin and viola players

The Orchestra of Flight, a community orchestra rehearsing in the Columbia City neighborhood, is seeking violin and viola players.

Have an instrument sitting in the closet that you haven't played for a few years but want to get back into it? Fiddling around with the idea of playing with a small orchestra? Currently play in a group and want to play in another? We're the group for you!

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ukulele group classes

Strum your way into summer! Come learn the fundamental skills to get you playing this versatile, portable, and fun instrument. We'll learn a song or two each week along with some basic strums. Bring your uke tuned G-C-E-A.

beginner/advanced beginner, March 22 - June 16 (no class April 19 or 21)

  • Tues 6:15-7pm Columbia City Church of Hope, 3818 S Angeline St.
  • Thurs 1:00-1:45pm Kathleen's home

Kathleen TracyKathleen Tracy


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Waiting For Superman

Rainier Valley Rotary Club hosts a free showing/discussion of the award-winning film Waiting For Superman at MC Electric Vehicles, 1200 S. Dearborn St, 6:30pm on March 24.

Are Our Schools Getting The Job Done?

Researchers are continually coming up with comparisons that show our kids aren't getting as good an education as kids in Singapore, France, or Poland. Are our public schools giving our kids a track on success? Are they "failure factories"?

Waiting for Superman asks troubling questions, looks at schools that don't work, and teachers who don't teach. It challenges us to ask more questions. And to discuss what we can do to improve our kids' educations.

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