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3/5: Family Diversity Workshop; 6:30 to 8:00 at Giddens School (620 20th Ave S); Join Tracy Flynn from Welcoming Schools (http://www.welcomingschools.org/) leading an interactive workshop about Family Diversity.  “Family is the most basic element of self-identification for young children; it shapes and informs their sense of self and who they are in the world. It is important for students to see their families reflected in the world around them, while at the same time seeing the diversity of families that also exists in our communities.” Learn how to be prepared for the teachable moment, share ideas about talking with children about marriage and family structure, and learn from real life scenarios. Questions? Contact Teri Barnett (tbarnett@giddensschool.org).

3/7: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents THE HARMONICA POCKET at Mt. Baker Community Club; 10:30-11:30 am. Tickets: $15/family with advance ticket purchase or $5/person day of the show. Tickets available here.

3/9: 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.

3/10: Columbia City Chorus Winter Session runs Tuesdays, Jan. 6-April 7; 6-7 pm: Columbia City Family Chorus; 7:30-9 pm: Columbia City Community Chorus; Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.). More: www.kathleentracy.com

3/13: Family Movie Night at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

3/17: 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.

3/17: Columbia City Chorus Winter Session runs Tuesdays, Jan. 6-April 7; 6-7 pm: Columbia City Family Chorus; 7:30-9 pm: Columbia City Community Chorus; Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.). More: www.kathleentracy.com

3/20: Join us from 7-10 pm at the Columbia City Gallery for an Anything is Possible Theatre Company fundraiser! Enjoy fine wine and delicious appetizers as we showcase musical numbers from AIP’s past musicals. Throughout the evening we will offer special raffle items, including a “dine out” package to our wonderful Columbia City restaurants. You will be helping to make two things possible: 1. Our theatre camp–this summer! 2. A new production: “Pickle – the Dog Who Loved to Read!” coming in 2016. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets here. Help send a child to theatre camp and support live, local theatre by and for our community!

3/21: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents RECESS MONKEY at Mt. Baker Community Club; 10:30-11:30 am. Tickets: $15/family with advance ticket purchase or $5/person day of the show. Tickets available here.

3/21: Local trees need YOU; help reclaim the slopes of Mapes Creek

3/21: World Dance Party — 6:06-9:27 pm at the Rainier Beach High School Gym. Learn 8 styles of dance from around the globe and bring some food to share at the potluck! Come build community right here in Rainier Valley. More info at worlddancepartyseattle.org or email worlddanceparty@gmail.com. See you there!

3/24: Columbia City Chorus Winter Session runs Tuesdays, Jan. 6-April 7; 6-7 pm: Columbia City Family Chorus; 7:30-9 pm: Columbia City Community Chorus; Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.). More: www.kathleentracy.com

3/28: Pied Piper Family Event Series presented by Mount Baker Community Club — All shows are 10:30-11:30 am and just $3 per person. More.

3/28: South Shore PTSA is excited to host our 2nd annual auction at the Rainier Beach Community Club located at 6038 S Pilgrim St. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets and more information please go to: www.southshoreauction.org

3/29: Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at the Studio at Rainier Valley

3/31: Columbia City Chorus Winter Session runs Tuesdays, Jan. 6-April 7; 6-7 pm: Columbia City Family Chorus; 7:30-9 pm: Columbia City Community Chorus; Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.). More: www.kathleentracy.com

4/1: The South Seattle Crime Prevention Council (SSCPC) meets at the SE Senior Center (4655 S. Holly St.) on the first Wednesday of the month to work on issues of crime and public safety that affect the community’s quality of life and spirit. More.

4/3: Family Movie Night at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse: How to Train Your Dragon 2

4/6: 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.

4/7: 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.

4/7: 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.

4/7: Columbia City Chorus Winter Session runs Tuesdays, Jan. 6-April 7; 6-7 pm: Columbia City Family Chorus; 7:30-9 pm: Columbia City Community Chorus; Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.). More: www.kathleentracy.com

4/11: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents JOHNNY BREGAR at Mt. Baker Community Club; 10:30-11:30 am. Tickets: $15/family with advance ticket purchase or $5/person day of the show. Tickets available here.

4/13: 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.

4/25: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents CASPAR BABYPANTS at Mt. Baker Community Club; 10:30-11:30 am. Tickets: $15/family with advance ticket purchase or $5/person day of the show. Tickets available here.

4/25 & 26: Bridge 2 Beach Clean-Up

5/3: Bicycle Sunday

5/4: 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.

5/5: 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.

5/5: 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.

5/6: The South Seattle Crime Prevention Council (SSCPC) meets at the SE Senior Center (4655 S. Holly St.) on the first Wednesday of the month to work on issues of crime and public safety that affect the community’s quality of life and spirit. More.

5/11: 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.

5/17: Bicycle Sunday

5/19: 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.

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.

6/8: 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.

6/21: 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.

6/28: Bicycle Sunday

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

7/5: Bicycle Sunday

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.

7/12: 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.

7/21: 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.

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.

8/16: 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.