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16 May 2012 11:52

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This week is the third Bike Sunday along Lake Washington.

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blessing of the bicycles

Sunday, May 20, 11:30am

Ride your bicycle over to Church of Hope for a blessing, then join us as we head down to Lake Washington Boulevard for a group ride on Bicycle Sunday.

3818 S Angeline. All faiths (and none) welcome! Come to the patio on the west side of the church at 11:30 for the blessing, or join us at 10:30 for the worship service.

Darla DeFranceDarla DeFrance

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Columbia City ArtWalk starts Thursday

Community Arts Create (CAC) is bringing back its flagship initiative, Bohemian Backstreet — the art walk considered the first and only of its kind in Southeast Seattle. Starting Thursday, May 17, we'll invite people from all over Southeast Seattle to share a diverse and rich amalgam of culture and art in the streets of Columbia City.

moc.liamg|wnetaercstra#retnuH neB, Executive Director

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Columbia City Farmers Market

This Wednesday, May 16th at the Farmers Market on Edmunds St, just off Rainier, from 3-7pm… Rhubarb Fest!

  • 3-5pm Accepting sweet or savory entries
  • 5:30pm Winners announced for Best in Show, Best Sweet & Best Savory with prizes
  • 4-5:30pm Chef Demo w/Chef Nat of Cafe Flora
  • 4-6pm Music in the Park w/ Marc Smason

C'mon down!

Catherine BurkeCatherine Burke

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Columbia City merchandising consultant

The Columbia City Business Association "CCBA" is now accepting applications for a merchandizing consultant to assist neighborhood businesses with various aspects of their physical presence, including lighting, signage, and product display. Experience with lighting will include both external and internal lighting. The ideal candidate will have experience working with small businesses on these and other areas relating to their physical presence, as well as familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of doing business in a designated historic district. This is a paid position.

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Columbia School fence beautification project

The Columbia City Business Assocation (CCBA) is now accepting artist proposals to lead the design, installation, and overall management of a project to beautify the north-facing fence at the northeast corner of the Columbia School property, located on the 3500 block of S. Edmunds St. The CCBA's goal is to transform as much as 430 feet of the existing rusted chain-link fence into an attractive backdrop for the enjoyment of the school’s students, Columbia City Farmers Market customers, and pedestrians walking to light rail. Funds available for this project are $3,800.

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community day of service at Hawthorne Elementary

Join the Emerald City Rotary and Friends of Hawthorne PTA for another Community Day of Service at Hawthorne Elementary. Saturday, May 19 from 10am-2pm — 4100 39th Ave S

An opportunity for parents, families, friends, staff, neighbors and local businesses to build community around a great neighborhood school!

Pete IPete I

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Feminists out loud: Open mic night

Thursday, May 17, 7:30pm · Dinner served at 6:30pm
Feminists out loud: Open mic night

Bring your raps, rants, spoken word, music, and performances in celebration of women's courage and tenacity in the fight for liberation! Come share — everyone will get their 5 minutes of fame! All genders welcome. Admission free.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
For more info, rides or childcare, please call in advance 722-6057 moc.gnirpsdnim|elttaeSWR#moc.gnirpsdnim|elttaeSWRRadicalWomen.orgFacebook

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I-103 corporations are not people

Meet-up at the Jus Bar (4908 Rainier Ave S), 6-7 pm on Wednesday May 23 to learn more about this initiative.

I-103 seeks to ban corporate spending in elections, restrict corporate lobbying to public forums and establish a community bill of rights including rights for workers and rights for nature.

We're currently gathering signatures to place Initiative 103 on the November ballot.

L GibbonsL Gibbons

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Laws of Nature: Laws of Man discussion series

The Rainier Valley Cultural Center is piloting a science and law discussion series in May and June. Featuring Morton and Phillip Tavel, scientist father and lawyer son, the series will explore the phenomena of the natural universe and the principles of society and how they affect us on Tuesdays, May 22 through June 12 at 7pm.

These discussions will be presented in lively, 50-minute talks, followed by a brief question and answer period. The discussions are independent of each other and audiences don't need to attend one to understand another. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Rainier Valley Cultural Center is located at 3515 S Alaska St.

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second annual volcano party at st.dames

Food and drink specials on this fun and festive night! 9pm to midnight, Wednesday May 16, at St. Dames, 2535 MLK Jr Wy S.

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spring plant sale

Neighbor Sally's Nursery 16th Annual Guest Grower's Sale
May 19 2012, 10am to 3:30pm, 6924 55th Ave S

Join us in our charming backyard nursery to choose from an assortment of organically grown plants, natural herbal products, seeds and gifts. Enjoy Sally’s famous lavender lemonade and herbal cookies while you shop. Our guest growers are experienced horticulturists who love to share their expertise and knowledge.

more details here

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Stash Quilt Shop

Please join Stash Quilt Shop for our grand opening on Thursday May 17. We're celebrating our grand opening from 6-9 pm by participating in the Columbia City Art Walk with an exhibit of children's quilts in our lovely courtyard. We are also sponsoring a community quilt project. Design your own quilt block to be included in this fun community project. Please stop by to check out the exhibit and store, find out about classes, and enter to win fabric, books, and more.

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