Big Dates

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 bigdates@rainiervalleypost.com. Please, no attachments. Thank you!

4/21: Vote! King County Elections will have a van next to Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S); drop off your ballot and save yourself the postage! 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. April 19, 21 & 22.

4/22: Don’t Forget to Vote! King County Elections will have a van next to Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S); drop off your ballot and save yourself the postage! 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

4/22: Kids Yoga Classes at Lotus Yoga in Columbia City. Ongoing Tuesdays; 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. for kids 3-6 years old. 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. for kids 6-10 years old. Drop off classes. 5 classes for $45. New student special, 5 classes for $45. http://www.lotusyoga.biz

4/22: Rainier Valley Community Development Fund 2014 Annual Meeting. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Ethiopian Community Center(8323 Rainier Ave S). Food and refreshments will be provided by local restaurants. For more info and to RSVP contact Michelle McGuire at mmcguire@rvcdf.org or 206.722.5280.

4/22: Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System, 5:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. City Council and the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) will jointly host a public hearing on the effectiveness of the City’s police accountability system in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. Sign-up sheets for public comment will be available at 5:00 p.m. More.

4/24: Save the Date for a Rainier Beach Town Hall Meeting; 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Location TBD. Join the Rainier Beach Empowerment Coalition & Rainier Beach Moving Forward in re-establishing the tradition of building relationships and moving forward on shared priorities. For more info, onsite interpretation or accommodations please contact Patrice Thomas at Rainierbeachmovingforward@gmail.com or 206.434.9649.

4/24: Music at the Columbia City Theater; Kingdom of the Holy Sun; Weed; Our Mother of the Mountain; 8:30 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $8. 21 and up.

4/25: Kids Yoga Classes at Lotus Yoga in Columbia City. Ongoing Tuesdays; 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. for kids 3-6 years old. 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. for kids 6-10 years old. Drop off classes. 5 classes for $45. New student special, 5 classes for $45. http://www.lotusyoga.biz

4/25: Family Movie Night presents: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Mount Baker Community Clubhouse presents $5 Family Movie Night! Come see a movie with the kiddos on the new sound system and plasma screen. Kids, bring your sleeping bags, wear your pj’s, sit back and relax. Parents, bring your own dinner or buy some tasty snacks, including beer and wine for the grown ups. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7:00 p.m. (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S); $5 for the whole family.

4/25: Music at the Columbia City Theater; Pigs on the Wing (Pink Floyd Tribute) performing “Dark Side of the Rainbow.” 9:30 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $13 advance; $16 at the door. 21 and up.

4/26: Recycle and Shred Event: the 3rd annual event sponsored by Windermere hosted at the Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S). Dispose of washers and dryers, metals, electronics, lawn equipment, batteries, cell phones and more – Free! Clothing donations also accepted and benefit Sight Connections for the Blind. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

4/26: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents: Caspar Babypants. Chris Ballew from the President of the United States of America makes high quality, intelligent, simple acoustic music for kids and their parents to enjoy together. Caspar Babypants will be taking time off from performing to focus on the President’s new CD release so don’t miss him at the clubhouse! Get your tickets early, this show will likely sell out! 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S). $15 per family advance tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event516757 or $5 per person at the door.

4/26: Music at the Columbia City Theater; The Showbox Presents: Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band; Chimurenga Renaissance: Magic Mouth; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $12 advance; $15 at the door. 21 and up.

4/27: Bridge to Beach (B2B). This is the Rainier Valley Day of Service, with neighbors out picking up trash, weeding planting strips, painting out graffiti, building benches, art projects…any project to help beautify our neighborhoods. Got a project in mind? Interested in pulling together a team? The City of Seattle will provide supplies; just register here so they know what you need. Contact Jenny Frankl at jenny.frankl@seattle.gov or 206.396.0200 for more info.

4/29: Kids Yoga Classes at Lotus Yoga in Columbia City. Ongoing Tuesdays; 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. for kids 3-6 years old. 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. for kids 6-10 years old. Drop off classes. 5 classes for $45. New student special, 5 classes for $45. http://www.lotusyoga.biz

4/30: From Birth of a Nation to Smoke Signals: African Americans and American Indians in Film, a Think & Drink conversation, 7 p.m. at The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave. S.) No age restrictions. Free. More.

5/3: Rainier Valley Historical Society Annual Meeting for members and guests; 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Southeast Senior Center (4655 S Holly St). The theme will be Remembering the 70′s, featuring a special presentation by Denis Law, photojournalist in the Rainier Valley through the 70′s and 80′s and currently serving as Mayor of Renton. You are encouraged to look through your old photographs and bring any from the 70′s you could share!

5/3: Check out Seward Park Audubon’s Owl Prowls on the Full or New Moon. 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. at Seward Park Audubon (5902 Lake Washington Blvd S);  $10; scholarships available; ages 8 and up. Register here.

5/3: Get ready for Mount Baker’s annual Neighborhood Yard Sale! Register now and get your sale listed on the neighborhood yard sale map. If you’re not selling, be sure to stop by the clubhouse (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S) the day of the event to get a yard sale map! 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

5/4: Bicycle Sunday

5/7: The South Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at the SE Seattle Senior Center (4655 S Holly) at 7:00 p.m.

5/11: Bicycle Sunday

5/16: Join Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S) as we host our monthly community dinner. This dinner is prepared by dedicated volunteers for the community. Each dinner has a theme and is exceptionally healthy and delicious! Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; volunteers wanted starting as early as 3:00 p.m. If interested contact carl.bergquist@seattle.gov. donations are strongly encourage to help offset the food costs.

5/18: Bicycle Sunday

6/1:  Bicycle Sunday

6/4: The South Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at the SE Seattle Senior Center (4655 S Holly) at 7:00 p.m.

6/15:  Bicycle Sunday

6/20: Join Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S) as we host our monthly community dinner. This dinner is prepared by dedicated volunteers for the community. Each dinner has a theme and is exceptionally healthy and delicious! Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; volunteers wanted starting as early as 3:00 p.m. If interested contact carl.bergquist@seattle.gov. donations are strongly encourage to help offset the food costs.

6/29: Bicycle Sunday

7/6: Bicycle Sunday

7/13: Bicycle Sunday

7/19: SEEDArts Cinema presents “Cinema Under the Stars”

8/10: Obliteride, the bike ride fundraiser for Fred Hutch, will spin through Rainier Valley this summer! The 50 and 100-mile routes go through Rainier Beach.  Supporters are asked to “Go Orange” in support of the fight against cancer. See obliteride.org/community for fun ways to get involved. And to sign up, volunteer or fund raise go to obliteride.org/join-us. Detailed route information, maps and training tips available at obliteride.org/ride.

8/10: Bicycle Sunday

8/16: SEEDArts Cinema presents “Cinema Under the Stars”

8/16: Rainier Valley Heritage Parade! This year’s theme is “Heritage!” It’s not too early to enter the parade. Applications are being accepted now, and all entrants will be judged on their amazing interpretations of the theme. Get more information by clicking here!

8/24: Bicycle Sunday

9/14: Bicycle Sunday

9/21: Bicycle Sunday