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3/26: Project seeks to improve pedestrian, bicycle safety near Mt. Baker Station

3/27: South-End Slice Celebrates One Year Exploring Seattle’s Better Half

3/27-28: SEED Arts Presents “Homegrown Documentaries”

3/28: Learn more about the Transportation Levy to Move Seattle

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

3/30: Rainier Health & Fitness is celebrating it’s 10th birthday and you’re invited to join in the celebration! Snacks, raffles, prizes, drill team and more from 4-6 pm. $0 sign up all day long (one day only)! https://www.facebook.com/events/343719982501064/

3/30: Health Care Access Made Easy–The Seattle Public Library has partnered with the Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) to offer a health care workshop aimed at removing barriers to health care access for low-income adults ages 55 and up. 10:30-11:30 am at Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Ave. S./206-684-4711). Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the lot on the west side of the building.

3/31: Orca Cooking Club presents Fundraising Dinner for the Rainier Valley Food Bank: Connecting our personal histories with the community through food; 6:30-8:30 pm at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club (4916 S. Angeline St.). Featuring Comfort Food: Adobo Chicken, Corn Muffins w/Mashed Potatoes, Rotini Pasta w/ Roasted Vegetables; Upside-down Cake and more! $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Seating limited to 60 people, so make your reservations in advance. Tickets available from Cooking Club members or Tamara Guyton (206-920-2507/tamara.guyton@gmail.com)

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

4/3: The Columbia City Community Chorus and Family Chorus, directed by Kathleen Tracy, presents their Spring Concert to benefit Mary’s Place Day Center for homeless women and children. The Chorus will be joined by local bluegrass band The Might Fallen, musician extraordinaire Linda Severt, and The Blue Janes, three women, three ukuleles, and intricate harmonies galore. It’ll be a great night of music and community, for a great cause. Hope to see you there! 7:30 pm at Columbia City Church of Hope (3818 S. Angeline St.); $10 – 20 suggested donation

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.

4/11: 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.

4/11: Youth Opportunity Summit at Rainier Beach High School (8815 S. Seward Park Ave.) 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Mayor Murray is convening an all-day Youth Opportunity Summit, focusing on improving outcomes for young men of color. The summit will explore how we can build on the good work of our community partners through better alignment of resources, better coordination across systems and agencies, and through lifting up the voices of young people to address longstanding disparities.

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.

4/23: Sharks at the Beach Social Ventures Competition

4/25: Meet the Artist + Community Conversation: “Growing Up Brown: How do we tell our stories?”

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

5/2: Kubota Garden’s Annual Spring Plant Sale

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.

5/9: Come to the Orca K8 Plant Sale! Get everything you need for a bountiful summer garden at the Orca K8 Plant Sale from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.!  Choose from organic veggies, famous Orca-grown tomatoes (over 15 varieties), berries, perennials, herbs, and flowers. You’ll also find garden art, activities for kids, delicious treats and refreshments, Mother’s Day gifts, and much more! All proceeds support the Orca Garden program which inspires our future leaders through experiential environmental learning and growing. Don’t miss it! Orca K8 School (5215 46th Ave. S.)

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.