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Welcome to the only comprehensive calendar of events in all of Southeast Seattle – your go-to place for community meetings, events, entertainment and more. To get listed, email your event information as text in the following format to editor@rainiervalleypost.com. Please, 50 words or less and no attachments. Thank you!

5/27: Southeast District Council Meeting at Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 S. Holly St.), 6:30-8 pm

5/27: Columbia City Farmers Market

5/30: Join Rainier Beach High School International Baccalaureate program for the final Community Cafe of the school year! Food, fun, and “lessons” led by our very own Rainier Beach High School students; 12-2 pm at Emerald City Bible Fellowship (7728 Rainier Ave. S.). RSVP cnelson@urbanimpactseattle.org.

5/30: “Play Ball” at Rainier Valley Historical Society’s 2015 Annual Meeting where local author Mark Holtzen will read from his book, “A Ticket to the Pennant,” about the 1955 Rainiers game. More: www.rainiervalleyhistory.org

5/30: Library Hosting African-American Film Series (Ghosts of Mississippi; 2 p.m. at Rainier Beach Branch)

5/31: Library Hosting African-American Film Series (Selma, Lord, Selma; 2 p.m. at Rainier Beach Branch)

5/31: Deadline to apply for Lakewood Seward Park Community College Scholarships

5/31: Bicycle Sunday

6/1: The Mt. Baker Community Club meets on the first Monday of every month, September-June. Join neighbors & MBCC Board Members for forums and discussions on topics relevant to Mount Baker and Southeast Seattle residents. Every meeting includes a meet and greet from 6:30-7 pm, coffee & snacks are provided. Agenda and discussion from 7-8:30 pm. More.

6/2: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am at the Seattle Rainier Lions Club (3714 S. Ferdinand St.). More.

6/2: The Columbia City Review Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 4 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Board. All meetings are open to the public. More.

6/3: Columbia City Farmers Market

6/4: Southeast Seattle Education Coalition to host Bell Time SE Community Meeting at Seattle Chinese Alliance Church (2803 S. Orcas St.); 5:30-7 p.m. Child care provided (please RSVP info@allfivesinfive.org), interpreters provided, light food.

6/4: FirstThursday Seattle invites you to join the discussion: ‘The Rift between Police and Community! Is it REAL?’ This informational meeting is FREE and open to the public. King County Sheriff John Urquhart and Chief, Fae Brooks, Criminal Investigations Division (retired) King County Sheriff’s Office and other community leaders are joining the discussion at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. More.

6/6: Library Hosting African-American Film Series (The Long Walk Home; 2 p.m. at New Holly Branch)

6/6: Mount Baker Neighborhood Yard Sale — Every year the Mount Baker Community Club organizes this humongous neighborhood sale, with over 40 participating households. The Mount Baker Community Club provides Yard Sale maps on their website the day before the Yard Sale, or you can pick one up at The Clubhouse the morning of the Yard Sale. Register your yard sale here.

6/8: The 37th District Democrats meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). Join us from 7 – 7:30 pm to socialize. Everyone is welcome. More.

6/9: Lakewood Seward Park Candidates and Issues Forum with Seattle City Council District 2 Candidates Tammy Morales and Bruce Harrell. More.

6/10: Columbia City Farmers Market

6/10: Beacon Bards, a monthly poetry reading series at The Station (2533 16th Ave. S.) on Beacon Hill — Featured readers: Michael Hickey & Taylor Springs. Open mic will follow. FREE event, hot/cold beverages & light refreshments for sale. Located near Beacon Hill Light Rail Station. Website: http://www.beacon-arts.org/#!beacon-bards/c13sn Contact: marthasilano@gmail.com

6/12: Rainbow Bingo WESTERN STYLE 6-9 pm at Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 S. Holly St.). Entertainment by Miss Sylvia  O’Stayformore. Tickets: $25 advance purchase, $28 day of event. Buy your tickets early, this event sells out! Wear your best Western gear and enter our costume contest! Tickets available now at www.sessc.org or phone SESSC: 206-722-0317. Wheelchair accessible, all adults welcome!

6/13: Library Hosting African-American Film Series (Mississippi Burning; 2 p.m. at Rainier Beach Branch)

6/17: Columbia City Farmers Market

6/20: Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at Kim’s Tae Kwon Do Rainier Valley

6/20: Library Hosting African-American Film Series (Pride; 2 p.m. at Columbia Branch)

6/21: Bicycle Sunday

6/22-26: “Jedi Training” summer camp at the Studio at Rainier Valley, 9 am to 3 pm. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your spot.

6/24: Columbia City Farmers Market

6/27: LLibrary Hosting African-American Film Series (42; 2 p.m. at Beacon Hill Branch)

6/28: Bicycle Sunday

6/28: Seattle Parks and Recreation’s 8th Annual Big Day of Play at the Mt. Baker Rowing & Sailing Center

7/1: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/5: Bicycle Sunday

7/6: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

7/7: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am at the Seattle Rainier Lions Club (3714 S. Ferdinand St.). More.

7/7: The Columbia City Review Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 4 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Board. All meetings are open to the public. More.

7/8: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/12: Bicycle Sunday

7/13: The 37th District Democrats meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). Join us from 7 – 7:30 pm to socialize. Everyone is welcome. More.

7/13: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

7/15: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/20: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

7/21: PCC Packing Party for Rainier Valley Food Bank (4205 Rainier Ave S.); 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Package bulk foods donated from PCC Seward Park. Think beans, rice and oats, oh my! Great group opportunity for youth and adults alike! Volunteer groups and individuals welcome! Email info@rvfb.org to sign up. More.

7/22: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/27: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

7/29: Columbia City Farmers Market

8/4: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am at the Seattle Rainier Lions Club (3714 S. Ferdinand St.). More.

8/4: The Columbia City Review Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 4 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Board. All meetings are open to the public. More.

8/9: Bicycle Sunday

8/10: The 37th District Democrats meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). Join us from 7 – 7:30 pm to socialize. Everyone is welcome. More.

8/15: 23rd Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade

8/16: Bicycle Sunday

8/17-21: “Jedi Training” summer camp at the Studio at Rainier Valley, 9 am to 3 pm. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your spot.

8/30: Bicycle Sunday

9/1: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am at the Seattle Rainier Lions Club (3714 S. Ferdinand St.). More.

9/1: The Columbia City Review Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 4 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Board. All meetings are open to the public. More.

9/13: Bicycle Sunday

9/14: The 37th District Democrats meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). Join us from 7 – 7:30 pm to socialize. Everyone is welcome. More.

9/15: PCC Packing Party for Rainier Valley Food Bank (4205 Rainier Ave S.); 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Package bulk foods donated from PCC Seward Park. Think beans, rice and oats, oh my! Great group opportunity for youth and adults alike! Volunteer groups and individuals welcome! Email info@rvfb.org to sign up. More.

9/20: Bicycle Sunday

10/6: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am at the Seattle Rainier Lions Club (3714 S. Ferdinand St.). More.

10/6: The Columbia City Review Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 4 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Board. All meetings are open to the public. More.

10/12: The 37th District Democrats meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). Join us from 7 – 7:30 pm to socialize. Everyone is welcome. More.

11/3: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am at the Seattle Rainier Lions Club (3714 S. Ferdinand St.). More.

11/3: The Columbia City Review Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 4 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Board. All meetings are open to the public. More.

11/9: The 37th District Democrats meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9 pm at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). Join us from 7 – 7:30 pm to socialize. Everyone is welcome. More.

11/17: PCC Packing Party for Rainier Valley Food Bank (4205 Rainier Ave S.); 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Package bulk foods donated from PCC Seward Park. Think beans, rice and oats, oh my! Great group opportunity for youth and adults alike! Volunteer groups and individuals welcome! Email info@rvfb.org to sign up. More.

12/1: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am at the Seattle Rainier Lions Club (3714 S. Ferdinand St.). More.

12/1: The Columbia City Review Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 4 pm, at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee is advisory to the Landmarks Preservation Board. All meetings are open to the public. More.