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, 50 words or less and no attachments. Thank you!

11/21-30: 2014 Holiday Art Sale at Pratt Fine Arts Center, 2D/Print Studio (1902 S. Main St.), 11 am-7 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving Day). Free and Open to the Public!

11/22-23: Seward Park Audubon Center’s Annual Book & Gift Fair

11/23: Men of Columbia Fashion Show – to benefit Movember! Hot local dudes sporting hot local duds furnished by Hunt Men’s Store. $5 suggested donation to benefit Movember Men’s Health. More.

11/23: Just one week left to vote your favorite neighborhood businesses in the RVP’s Best of Southeast Seattle Reader’s Choice Poll – your chance to show your neighborhood pride and vote for your all-time favorite gym, happy hour, dog walker, real estate agent, date-night restaurant and more. It only takes a few minutes, you’ll be contributing to the  definitive list of who to know, where to go and what to eat in one of  America’s most diverse zip codes AND you could win a 2015 “I heart Rainier Valley” calendar! Vote now!

11/26: Rainier Beach Merchant Association meetings are held every fourth Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 to 7 pm at various Rainier Beach businesses. Contact cindy.jones@wafd.com for details.

11/27: Rainier Beach Action Team Meetings are hosted by Rainier Beach Moving Forward every fourth Thursday of the month, from 6:30 to 8 pm at Rainier Beach Medical/Dental Clinic. Contact David Sauvion at Rainierbeachmovingforward@gmail.com for meeting details.

11/28-12/23: 4th Annual Christmas Tree Sale at El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill

11/29: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

11/30: Deadline to vote your favorite neighborhood businesses in the RVP’s Best of Southeast Seattle Reader’s Choice Poll – your chance to show your neighborhood pride and vote for your all-time favorite gym, happy hour, dog walker, real estate agent, date-night restaurant and more. It only takes a few minutes, you’ll be contributing to the  definitive list of who to know, where to go and what to eat in one of  America’s most diverse zip codes AND you could win a 2015 “I heart Rainier Valley” calendar! Vote now!

12/1: 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.

12/2: Community Conversation about Seattle Preschool Program @ New Holly

12/2: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) membership meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am. More.

12/3: Winter’s Eve Hayrides at Seward Park Audubon Center

12/3: Winter’s Eve Community Open House at Seward Park Audubon Center

12/3: Argosy Christmas Ship at Pritchard Beach Park and Seward Park

12/3: 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.

12/3: Cheasty Greenspace Community Outreach Meeting

12/4: SEEDArts Winetasting & Silent Auction — Join us for an educational wine tasting, original Holiday auction items and a dinner buffet by Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria. More.

12/4: Franklin High’s production of “A Zombie Wedding”

12/4: 5th Annual ToyCycle Sale at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club

12/5: Cool Yule: BlueStreet Jazz Voices Holiday Concert & Party — Cool Yule — featuring jazzy holiday tunes from the ensemble, soloists and the band at Mount Baker Community Club. Enjoy festive nibbles, sweets and treats, and no-host bar. Food and beverages at 7; music at 7:30. More. Tickets.

12/5: 30th Annual Seward Park Clay Studio Holiday Sale — Meet Pacific Northwest clay artists. See and purchase ceramic art by more than 40 local artists. Opening Friday Dec 5th, 6:30-9:30 PM.  Enjoy light refreshments, beverages and first pick of the great selection of ceramic art. More.

12/5: Light Up the Beach Holiday Challenge Open House

12/5-6: Holiday Craft Bazaar at Tin Umbrella

12/6-24: 30th Annual Seward Park Clay Studio Holiday Sale; free entry; 10 am-6 pm weekends, noon-7 pm weekdays at 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S. More.

12/6: Winter Wonderland Hayrides at Seward Park Audubon Center

12/6: Kubota Garden Art Walk at 3 pm. All are welcome. Questions: 270-792-1057

12/6: Lakewood Seward Park Holiday Bazaar

12/6: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

12/6: Cheasty Greenspace First Saturday Work Parties

12/6: “Soul-Tending in Times of Transition” at Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.); 8:30 am – 4 pm (half-day option: 8:30 to noon). Do you find yourself in the midst of transition and in need of some direction? Join Dr. Joe Sherman, pediatrician, and Philip Pascual, a new counseling psychology student at Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, as we explore how to tend to our souls while we navigate these transitions and come to know ourselves more fully. Free with suggested donation of $20. More: pjpascual.ccch@gmail.com

12/7: Argosy Christmas Ship at Ferdinand Street Park, Stan Sayres Memorial Park and Mt. Baker Beach Park

12/7: FREE Christmas Ships Holiday Party at Mount Baker Community Club. Follow the beautiful path of luminarias from the beach up to MBCC for a festive holiday celebration with refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! Argosy Christmas Ships from 6:45-7:05 pm; 7-9 pm Holiday Celebration at the Clubhouse. More.

12/13: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

12/13: Kindiependent & Mount Baker Community Club present THE NOT-ITS! The Kindiependent Kids Rock series is back for its FIFTH season at MBCC, 10:30-11:30 am. More.

12/20: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties 

12/20: Beacon Bike Park 3rd Saturday Work Parties

12/27: Kubota Garden Art Walk at 10 am. All are welcome. Questions: 270-792-1057

12/27: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

12/27: Ring in the New Year with Recess Monkey at the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse. The show starts at 11 am. We’ll countdown to noon and ring in the New Year with a balloon drop and other fun festivities. New Year’s Eve “mocktail party attire” is highly encouraged. 11 am-12 pm. More.

2015

1/5: 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.

1/7: 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.

1/12: 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.

1/16: Family Movie Night at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse: The Lego Movie

1/20: 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.

1/31: 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.

2/2: 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.

2/4: 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.

2/9: 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.

2/27: Family Movie Night at Mount Baker Community Clubhouse: Double Feature Night featuring The Land Before Time (for Tots) & The Amazing Spiderman 2 (for Teens)

2/28: 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.

3/2: 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.

3/4: 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.

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.

3/13: 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.

3/28: 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.

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.

4/13: 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.

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.

5/6: 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.

5/19: 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.

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.

6/8: 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.

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.

8/10: 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.

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.

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.

11/9: 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.