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05 Oct 2011 18:51

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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 Friday nights out

Need a night off from the kids?, Oct 7 — 6pm-9pm
K- 5 grader kids get a supervised night of fun artistic / musical or movin' creative seasonal activities. Parents get a night out (or off!) to take time for themselves. Shop, dine, catch a movie or just relax without the kids for a night.

Spaces are limited. The cost of admission is by donation. We'll serve snacks.



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blessing of the animals

Bring your dog, cat, hamster, or other furry friend for a special worship service at Columbia City Church of Hope! On October 9 at 10:30am, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, we are celebrating the wonder of love between God's creatures and the blessings they continually bestow on us. Please bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier.

Columbia City Church of Hope
3818 S Angeline St.
(206) 722-5651


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Columbia City Farmers Market

This Wednesday, Oct 5th at the market…

The Represent 98118! film crew will be on-site to celebrate the Farmers Market's contribution to the neighborhood. Also, local filmmakers will be asking shoppers a surprise question to archive answers from our fantabulous zip code!

  • After weeks of waiting, Fishing Vessel St. Jude returns with TUNA! Now take heed when they say, "stock up!" That goes for jonboy caramels too. Welcome back y'all.
  • Music, CC Thornley - banjo player
  • Kids Tent, Salon Adidez - fun braiding, spray hair color and some styles

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hard times house concert

Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm

A special hard times house concert featuring Gerry & Leslie Tenney (from Oakland, CA) and WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow plus Elena DeLisle-Perry and likely mystery guests. Details below; info and photos on our website.

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make your place: nontoxic house cleaners with Raleigh Briggs

Which is better: paying a lot for environmentally friendly cleaning products, or paying a little for products full of who knows what? Neither! In this workshop, we'll share easy, affordable recipes for products you can use to clean your home, your body, even your four-legged friends. Learn how easy it is to go green the DIY way! Recipe sheet is included.

Saturday October 15, 2pm. The Columbia Library

This program is part of the 2011 Urban Self-Reliance Series at the Seattle Public Library

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October is national sensory awareness month

Free community talk: Do you have a child who’s been diagnosed with or shows signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Learning Disorders or other Neurodevelopmental Disorders? If so, you will not want to miss this informative free lecture on brain and nervous system function, nutrition and movement and their critical roles for social, emotional, motor and academic learning.

At the Rainier Community Center on Thursday, October 27 from 6:30-7:30pm.

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Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool fall festival

On your mark your calendars, get set aside time, GO to the the Rainier Valley Co-op Preschool fall festival!

Saturday, October 8, 10am to 2pm
1700 Block of Forest Street, Festival in front of Beacon Lutheran Church, recycled toy shop in the basement.

Incredible fun in store for your family: block party, dj dance party, live music by Eli Rosenblatt, bike parades on the hour, hot dogs, bake sale, games for kids, treasure hunt in the sand box, face painting and tattoos.

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ukulele group classes with Kathleen Tracy

The rain has arrived, the long dark days of winter are approaching, and you know what that means — it's ukulele time! Come learn the fundamental skills to get you playing this versatile, portable, and fun instrument. Each four week session costs $52. Bring your ukulele tuned G-C-E-A.



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Valley Vibes jazz concert

Valley Vibes Concert and Conversation features two outstanding regional jazz groups led by women musicians on Friday, October 14 at 7pm.

Correo Aéreo will open the concert, followed by headliner Elspeth Savani. We'll hold the concert at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center as a free event (donations welcome). Following the concert, we invite audiences to join the artists in a conversation (topic: Women in Jazz; Breaking the Glass Ceiling) with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception.



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Vets & soldiers speak out against war

An event marking the 10th anniversary of the US incursion into Afghanistan. Army Reservist LeAnna Waldbauer, who has served in Iraq, Navy veteran and labor organizer Steve Hoffman, and Gulf War conscientious objector Warren Davis will examine the human and economic costs of U.S. military actions, including the rise of anti-war sentiment and suicide rates among the troops.

Friday, October 7 7:30 - 10:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be held at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S.



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We welcome back Ivan & Alyosha, burlesque & Betsy Olson

We've got a busy week ahead of us at Columbia City Theater. Thursday we've got Betsy Olson, joined by Sera Cahoone on drums and Cahoone's old bandmate from Carissa's Wierd, Jenn Ghetto will be opening the evening with a solo set of sad songs. Friday we welcome Ivan & Alyosha back to our stage and back home after a long tour. Their last visit here they sold the place out and they're on their way to doing it again. Saturday we're bringing burlesque back to the theater and Blvd Park will wrap up your weekend nicely come Sunday.

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