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3/6: Senior Policy Advisor for Seattle Mayor Murray to meet with Black business owners at FirstThursday. If you are a small business owner or thinking about starting a small business in Seattle, consider joining in this unique opportunity to meet interesting business owners just like you! Share marketing ideas and learn how FTS’ new technology is helping FTS members become prosperous and successful. Noon to 1:30 at the Boys & Girls Club (4520 Martin Luther King Jr Way S). RSVP to email@example.com or check out www.firstthursdayseattle.org for more information.
3/6: Attend Seattle Public Utilities Public Meeting/Open House to learn more about how SPU plans to manage Southeast Seattle. So much rain in Seattle! Ahh, it’s heading for Lake Washington! During heavy rains, stormwater can enter the sewer system, combine with untreated sewage and overflow into the lake. In 2012 alone, nearly 2 million gallons of raw sewage and stormwater overflowed into Lake Washington from one outfall near Rainier Ave S. These sewage overflows pose health and environmental risks. Learn more about options SPU is considering to help prevent future sewage overflows into the lake. At this meeting, you can also find out whether you might be eligible for rebates to install a rain garden or cistern on your property. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Post (6038 S Pilgrim St). If you are unable to attend, call with your thoughts – 206.233.7861 or visit the project website at www.seattle.gov/cso/SouthHenderson. For more information on the RainWise program visit http://www.seattle.gov/util/RainWise.
3/6: Music at the Columbia City Theater; Black Waat3r, Timothy Bloom, Rough People; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $8 advance; $10. 21 and up.
3/7: Music at the Columbia City Theater; Dead Ship Sailing, Fey Moth, I Will Keep Your Ghost; 9:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $8 advance; $10 at the door. 21 and up.
3/8: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents: The Not-Its! Kids, get ready to ROCK! The Not-Its return to the Kindiependent Kids Rock Series at the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse. The Not-Its celebrated New Year at the clubhouse to a near sell-out crowd. Don’t miss their last appearance of the 2014 Kindiependent Kids Rock series. The Not-Its! are on a mission to give kids their very first rock experience with high-energy performances that make the ENTIRE family want to jump up and down and dance along. (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S); 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 per family advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/516751 or $5 per person at the door.
3/8: Music at the Columbia City Theater; & Yet, Pablo Trucker, COHO; 9:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $8 advance; $10 at the door. 21 and up.
3/9: All are invited to join Rainier Valley Greenways and Rainier Avenue Church at Haramain Market (on the corner of Rainier Ave S and S Juneau St) for a round table discussion about how Hillman City can become a more pedestrian friendly neighborhood. What would help you walk or bike around the neighborhood? 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Let your voice be heard while grabbing a sambusa and chai at the cafe! Somali translation available.
3/10: Seattle Public Schools are hosting community meetings to share information on the District’s five-year strategic plan. These meetings, hosted by Superintendent Jose Banda, are designed to engage families, students, staff and community members in ideas to ensure academic success for every student. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at South Shore K-8 (4800 S Henderson St). Interpreters in Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese and Tagalog will be available; supervised children’s activities and light refreshments provided.
3/12: Rainier Beach Community Club meeting at the RBCC Clubhouse (6038 Pilgrim St). Come hear and give feedback on Seattle’s Department of Transportation “Trees and Sidewalks Operations Plan,” a citywide project that will also address conflicts between trees and sidewalks on Rainier Ave S and S Henderson. Also at the meeting will be Mark Temmel From Rainier Valley Greenways; a group bringing people together to create safe and healthy streets in our diverse neighborhoods. Get involved, be part of the conversation. Go to http://www.gorvgreenways.com to take a survey about the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Come early for socializing from 6:30 to 6:55; meeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
3/13: Music at the Columbia City Theater; Hearth Music presents Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $14 advance; $18 at the door. 21 and up.
3/14: Family Movie Night presents: Planes. Mount Baker Community Clubhouse presents $5 Family Movie Night! Come see the 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.
3/14: International Women’s Day Celebration: Sisters Stand Up to Political Repression and Mass Incarceration. Public celebration will honor grassroots movements mobilizing to free political prisoners and end wrongful convictions. Will highlight cases being fought by Marissa Alexander, Rasmea Odeh, Nestora Salgado, and Lynne Steward. 7:00 p.m. at the New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave S). Doors open at 6:30; door donation $2; snack plates $7. All are welcome. For more information please call 206.722.6057.
3/14: Music at the Columbia City Theater; Naomi Wachira (record release), Hannalee, Vaudeville Etiquette; 9:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $8 advance; $10 at the door. 21 and up.
3/15: Mount Baker Preschool’s annual Family Dance and Silent Auction. All ages are invited to come learn simple line dances, enjoy delicious treats and bid on terrific auction items. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m; (2800 S Massachusetts). $5 per person or $15 per family; all proceeds to benefit the preschool.
3/15: The Hillman City Collaboratory is putting together an Urban Farm Coalition to turn its backyard space into a food producing, art inspiring, music hosting, education providing, community promoting bonanza! Come join in this Garden Work Party; noon to 4:00 p.m (5623 Rainier Ave S).
3/15: Music at the Columbia City Theater; Lesbian, Sandrider, Lords of the North; 9:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $8 advance; $10 at the door. 21 and up.
3/17: Help create a radio station for the Rainier Valley. Calling all people of diverse experience, culture and ages to join the Rainier Valley Radio Advisory board. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S Alaska St). Please call Jerri Plumridge at 206.760.4286 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
3/20: Southeast Seattle Education Coalition Spring Meeting at the Filipino Community Center (5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way); noon to 2:00 p.m.
3/20: Preschool for All Community Meeting. Come learn about the Seattle City Council’s action plan to develop voluntary, affordable and high-quality care to all 3 and 4 year olds in Seattle. Learn about this process and weigh in about program features such as health, cost for families, teacher education, curriculum, assessments, langugage and culture and more. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at South Shore PreK-8th School (4800 S Henderson St). Dinner and child care provided.
3/20: What’s the Scoop on the Gender Wage Gap? Seattle has the biggest pay gap between men and women of any major US city. Women in Washington make 73% of men’s earnings. Be part of the discussion on the facts and causes of economic inequality. Brainstorm for local action on this issue on Equal Pay Day in April. 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave S). Dinner, with vegan option, served at 6:30 p.m. for $8.50 donation. Radical Women public meeting; everyone welcome. Call 206.722.6057 for more info.
3/21: Fun at the Columbia City Theater; Stripped Screw Burlesque presents Disney After Dark; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $25 advance; $30 at the door. 21 and up.
3/22: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents: Recess Monkey. Kids, get ready to ROCK! Recess Monkey returns for their last show of the Kindipendent 2013/2014 series. Get your tickets early because this show will likely sell out! Known for their contagiously exciting live shows, Recess Monkey strives to strike a balance between kid-centric ideas and musical authenticity. Lyrically, they weave jokes and puns together with universal childhood themes, speaking to both kids and their parents with catchy, melodic songs. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S). $15 per family with advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/516754. $5 per person at the door.
3/22: Financial Resource Day at the Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S). Don’t miss this unique event that offers one-on-one help for many financial issues, all in one location! More than 30 community partners will be in attendance providing a wide array of free servies to help people understand, manage and improve their financial situations – brought to you by the Financial Empowerment Network of Seattle-King County. Get help filing your tax return, print free credit reports and review them, create a household budget, develop plans to get out of debt, understand options to foreclosure, apply for public benefits such as child care, food stamps and utility assistance, learn to write a resume or apply for a job online, get info on starting or growing a business, shred confidential documents and more. 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Free! To learn more visist www.facebook.com/SeattleFinancialResourceDay.
3/22 Rainier Chamber Benefit Auction. Enjoy an elegant evening of fun and fund raising! Be a SE Seattle community investor and join your friends. Auction benefits the youth scholarship program; Bridge to Beach All Valley Community Clean-Up; Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Summer Streets Party and more. Enjoy the dinner and bar; music; silent & live auctions; and a raffle. 5:00 p.m. at the Royal Esquire Club (5016 Rainier Ave S).
3/22: Fun at the Columbia City Theater; Stripped Screw Burlesque presents Disney After Dark; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $25 advance; $30 at the door. 21 and up.
3/23: Fun at the Columbia City Theater; Stripped Screw Burlesque presents Disney After Dark; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $25 advance; $30 at the door. 21 and up.
3/24: Coffee with the Sallys in Southeast Seattle! Grab a coffee and join Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Sally Clark for conversation and caffeine out in your neighborhood. Drop in to talk about any issue of importance to you! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Huarachitos (4219 S Othello S). Questions? Sally.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/25: Ark Lodge Cinemas‘ Dark Lodge series returns with “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.” As Laura Palmer warns in the film, “See you in 25 years,” Ark Lodge has decided to honor those words by seeing her exactly 25 years later. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with Cherry Pie and Damn Fine Coffee. Cash bar available; show up as your favorite Twin Peaks character! Film to begin at 8:00 p.m.
3/28: Green Genius: Green Building – The Marketing Advantage. This course examines the “what” and “why” of green building. Learn who’s interested in buying green homes and how selling green homes is THE marketing advantage. 9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at the Mount Baker Community Club (2811 Mount Rainier Dr S); $19, breakfast included. Registration at http://www.pnwgreengenius.com/seattle.html.
3/28: Fun at the Columbia City Theater; Stripped Screw Burlesque presents Disney After Dark; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $25 advance; $30 at the door. 21 and up.
3/29: Pied Piper Family Event Series presents: Eli Rosenblatt. This singer brings stories about silly animals, love, friendship and freedom that inspire movement, joy and a celebration of life. Pied Piper is a family event that has been bringing excellent entertainment for kids and families to the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse for over 35 years. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S). $3 per person.
3/29: Fun at the Columbia City Theater; Stripped Screw Burlesque presents Disney After Dark; 8:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $25 advance; $30 at the door. 21 and up.
3/30: Fun at the Columbia City Theater; Stripped Screw Burlesque presents Disney After Dark; 5:00 p.m. (4916 Rainier Ave S); $22 advance; $26 at the door. 21 and up.
3/31: You’re invited to attend a Community Safety Meeting. Interact with your neighbors and local police, share your concerns and ideas. Emerald City Bible Fellowship (7728 Rainier Ave S); 6:00 p.m.
4/4-5: SEEDArts Cinema presents “Homegrown Documentaries,” a series of locally made documentaries.
4/12: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents: Harmonica Pocket. The Harmonica Pocket plays music for kids and their grownups, delivering highly interactive experiences that get children (and grownups) singing and moving in their seats. With swinging story-songs, hula hoops, and a suitcase of props, The Harmonica Pocket mixes up music, dance, and imagination games into a igglish jambalaya. 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/event/516755. $5 per person at the door.
4/12: Community Potluck hosted by the Mount Baker Community Club (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S). Come meet your neighbors at this wonderful community event! This event includes games and activities for the whole family, an open mic starring your talented neighbors, live music, and a community raffle featuring items from all our great neighborhood businesses. Beverages will be provided and there will be a hosted bar serving beer & wine. Please bring a salad, side dish or desert to share. Sponsored by GBK Realtors, Madres Kitchen and BluWater Bistro Leschi. $15 per family or $5 per person.
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.
4/26: 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.
4/27: 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 email@example.com or 206.396.0200 for more info.
7/19: SEEDArts Cinema presents “Cinema Under the Stars”
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!