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14 Sep 2011 18:30

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This week our basket brimmeth over. There's news of a community potluck lunch and a dinner, an arts fair, a celebration of Ethiopian culture, a historical tour, a photo exhibit and much, much more.


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a night of bicycle photography for Bike Works

Join Bike Works and Leigh Pate, photographer and cyclist, on Thursday, September 15th between 5 and 9pm at the Columbia City Church of Hope on Angeline between 38th and 39th.

Leigh recently cycled over 4000 kilometers through India. Her photographs capture the vibrant color and energy of India as it can only be experienced by bicycle. Travel by bicycle opens the doors to rarely traveled rural areas and local people.

Liz NixonLiz Nixon


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Arts Gumbo: Experience Ethiopia

On Saturday, October 8 Rainier Valley Cultural Center presents Experience Ethiopia, the second event of our Arts Gumbo 2011 series. Starting at 2 pm, Experience Ethiopia features national and regional performance groups, Ethiopian food demonstrations, a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, a youth dance competition and a catered dinner.

Experience Ethiopia takes place at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (RVCC), 3515 S. Alaska St. in Columbia City and is co-presented by RVCC and Salon Ethiopia.



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Arts in Motion community arts fair

Food, fun, family & fine arts, Saturday, Sept 17 — 11am-2pm

Teachers offer mini classes, performances & booth activities. Fair features yard sale, plants, children's items, food, fun, family and fine arts and a bouncy house.

See the AIM debut of our summer student created film. This event is a great way to learn about our programs. Proceeds go to support our scholarship fund.



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back alley walking tour

Explore the history of Columbia City from the back side with the Rainier Valley Historical Society. What went on in all those alleys?

This once-a-year event will take place Sunday, October 2, from 11am to noon (or so). Meet at our office at 3710 S. Ferdinand. No reservation necessary. Cost: $5 per person; free to RVHS members.

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celebration with Valley & Mountain

Valley & Mountain is a spiritual community/church based in Columbia City with a mission to build a radically hospitable community, rooted in grace, that practices deep listening and creative liberation. We celebrate the diversity of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, primary language, and spiritual identity in our community and our neighborhood and strive to create an inclusive environment.

Celebrations are one manifestation of what this community is, and involve a mix of meditation, yoga, art, poetry, music, making sandwiches for the food bank, a reflection, and a shared meal. Sunday, September 18, 4-5:30pm, at the Cultural Corner in the old Columbia School, 3651 S Edmunds St (new location).



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Columbia City Farmers Market

Zucchini 500 from 3-6pm!, Wednesday Sept 14, 2011

We provide the hardware — you build the car. Kids of all ages race their zucchini cars on our track — everyone's a winner! C'mon down.

Catherine BurkeCatherine Burke


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community potluck in Columbia Park

Salon Adidez invites you to enjoy a potluck Lunch in Columbia Park with other CCBA members on Monday, September 19th 2011 from noon – 3pm. We will provide some food and beverage, but also encourage you to bring a dish or goodies you want to share. Most important – bring yourself. So, please come to celebrate this fun and casual gathering of the Columbia City business community.

zed aschenakized aschenaki, 725-3841


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Eat, shop, play and buy local on MLK

The free 2011 MLK Business Association Business District Tour is here, September 17th @ Graham 10:30 - 12:00

Sign up for the tour by contacting Sarah Valenta @ 760-4213, emailing @ gro.awthgisemoh|haras#gro.awthgisemoh|haras or by visiting our facebook page.

Register for the 7/30 tour and be entered for a chance to win a $15 gift card to Viet Wah.

gro.awthgisemoh|haras#atnelaV haraS


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fall art classes at City Art Farm

Check out what's being offered at City Art Farm for fall session. Go to cityartfarm.com for more information or call Joan at 327-3297. Classes in painting, drawing, ceramic and felting start September 26.

joan engelmeyerjoan engelmeyer, moc.liamg|mraftraytic#moc.liamg|mraftraytic

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fall yoga series at Lakewood with Julie

Fall is a wonderful time to renew your commitment to yourself and your health. No yoga experience necessary. The style of yoga is primarily a gentle flow or vinyasa yoga, where movement and breath are united.

8 classes, Wednesday evenings, 5:45pm - 7pm, @ Lakewood Seward Park Community Club. September 21st - November 9th. Make-up class on November 16th.

$120 for the whole series; $90 for a 5-class card.

Sign-up by emailing moc.rettubagoy|eiluj#moc.rettubagoy|eiluj

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Rainier Valley Eats! community dinner

Rainier Valley Eats! is working to increase growing, sharing and cooking up of great food in SE Seattle. We have hands-on training, offer free technical assistance and have mini-grants for up to $10,000. To learn more visit our site at rainiervalleyeats.org.

Every third Friday is a fresh and tasty community dinner at the Rainier Community Center. If you'd like to help cook come at 3, if you want to just eat come at 5:30. Kids are especially welcome!

Diana Vergis VinhDiana Vergis Vinh


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See an iconic Seattle song-writer ...

… like you've never seen him before!

With one last hurrah of Seattle summer behind us, fall doesn't seem so bad, especially when we've got so many great things to keep us cozy and indoors. We're especially excited this week to dance with Viper Creek Club and to welcome back special guest Jacket Summer to our stage. While we've hosted this iconic local singer-songwriter before under his real name, we promise Friday is going to be a performance like you've never seen him before and you don't want to miss it.


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Seward Park photographs

If you like Seward Park and like photography, I invite you to participate in this flickr group dedicated to Seward Park.

It's such a beautiful place: since we can't be there as often or as long as we would each like to be, perhaps this group can help extend the experience.



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