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!

10/24: Mt. Baker Community Club to host Simple Measures 10th Anniversary; 7:30 pm. Bringing back a masterpiece from the very first Simple Measures concert: Mendelssohn’s Octet with Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond as the featured violinist. On his famed Lipinski Stradivarius, he will play the incomparable solo Bach Chaconne in D and the Mendelssohn, joined by a host of local all-stars. Tickets: www.SimpleMeasures.com

10/25: King County Youth Action Plan South Seattle Community Conversation; 3-5 p.m. at Smilow Rainier Vista Club (4520 Martin Luther King Jr Way S). More.

10/25: Kubota Garden Art Walk at 10 am. All are welcome. Questions: 270-792-1057

10/25: Hillman City Community Clean Up

10/25: Meet with School Board member Betty Patu about the state of SE Seattle schools, 10 am – noon at Caffe Vita (5028 Wilson Ave. S.). More.

10/25: Annual Day of Service in Mt. Baker; 10 am-12 pm at Charleston Hillclimb. This year we expect to put in more than 200 plants–completing the landscaping on the top of the hill, replacing some plants that didn’t make it through the summer, and filling in some empty spots. Join us for fun and service, some or all of the day. Coffee and pastries complements of Tutta Bella. The Hillclimb is on the west side of 37th Ave S between Court and Andover streets. Gloves and tools supplied.

10/25: Seward Park’s annual Native Plant Sale. Come learn about native plants and perhaps bring home a local, hardy, and beautiful new addition to your garden. Proceeds support both the Nursery and the Seward Park Torii Project. 10am – 4pm. South portico of the Audubon Center building (5902 Lake Washington Blvd), near the park entrance.

10/25: Bull Stewart’s Columbia City Classic Powerlifting Competition, 9 am – 4 pm. $5. Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 S. Holly St.)

10/25: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

10/26: Lakewood Seward Park Halloween Ice Cream Social

10/29: Columbia City neighbors host safety walks to combat street crime

10/29: Columbia City Comedy Show Presents Yogi Paliwal: A Self-Portrait

10/30: Seattle Firefighter Story Time at New Holly Library (7048 32nd Ave. S.), 11 am

10/31: Trick or treat in Columbia City

10/31: Boo Bash: Screech at the Beach, 4-9 pm at Rainier Beach Safeway

11/1: SE Seattle Climate Justice Forum — Got Green’s Young Leaders in the Green Movement team up with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment to learn together about the impacts of climate change to our community in SE Seattle and what we can do about it. Southside Commons, 2-5 pm. More.

11/1: Cheasty Greenspace First Saturday Work Parties

11/1: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

11/1: Lantern Walk in Cheasty Greenspace/MtView

11/2: Kubota Garden Art Walk at 2 pm. All are welcome. Questions: 270-792-1057

11/4: Rainier Valley Rotary Club meets 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. @ Light for Life (3820 S. Ferdinand St. Ste #102). Enjoy cup of Java & Continental breakfast 7:15 am. More.

11/4: The Columbia City Business Association (CCBA) membership meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am. More.

11/5: ATTN: Business Owners: Public Meetings to Inform Minimum Wage Ordinance — Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2015. Many local employers and employees have questions about how the Minimum Wage Ordinance will be implemented. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is hosting three public meetings to gather information for the administrative rule-making process; 7-9 pm at NewHolly Gathering Hall.

11/6: MATHFEST is back! Experience MATH like you’ve never seen it before! 5-8 pm at Rainier Community Center. More.

11/6: Arts Gumbo Book Chat at Columbia Branch Library (Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad, The Caribbean)

11/8: SE Seattle Senior Center’s 3rd Annual Dinner & Auction

11/8: Arts Gumbo 2014: Music & Dance of the Islands – The Caribbean

11/8: Arts Gumbo Free Cooking Workshops (The Caribbean) — learn about cultural cuisine from an expert!

11/8: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

11/10: The 37th District Democrats hold regular monthly membership meetings on the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00pm.  At our meetings we hear from guest speakers on a range of important topics, as well as elected officials and candidates for elected office.  Join us from 7:00 – 7:30pm to socialize!  Everyone is welcome.  Meetings take place at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). More.

11/12: Rainier Beach Community Club meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at the VFW - Upper Rainier Beach. Contact info@rainierbeachcommunityclub.org for details.

11/15: Beacon Bike Park Work Party

11/15: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties 

11/15: Beacon Bike Park 3rd Saturday Work Parties

11/18: Lakewood Seward Park Community Club to host SNAP at 7:30 p.m. JoAnn Jordan of Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management will present Seattle Neighborhood’s Actively Prepare (SNAP). Go here for an interesting study about Seattle’s probability of having a major earthquake. LSPCC is working toward becoming an emergency hub for the neighborhood, and this community meeting is the first step in learning what we will need to create the hub. More.

11/20: 2014 Holiday Art Sale at Pratt Fine Arts Center, 2D/Print Studio (1902 S. Main St.) Opening Night First Dibs Party, 6-9 pm, $50 admission, get tickets here.

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

11/22: 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.

11/22: A Celebration of Music at Paul Robeson Theatre/Rainier Beach High School. Performances at 2 and 6 pm. Tickets $15.00 advance and $18 at the door. More.

11/22: Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Saturday Work Parties

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.

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

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

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.

12/6: 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

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

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

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.

2/28: 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: 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.