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1/24: 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. Get your tickets today because this show is likely to sell out!

1/27: 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

1/28: State & Federal Contract Certification class with the Rainier Chamber of Commerce. More.

1/29: Graham Hill Elementary School Tours for Prospective 2015-16 Students–Graham Hill is a vibrant neighborhood elementary school serving Southeast Seattle. Graham Hill uniquely offers two instructional models of instruction:  Montessori and Contemporary, which are designed to fit the education needs of our diverse learners. 9 am to 10:30 am at Graham Hill Elementary (5149 S. Graham St.).

1/29: Learn more about South Shore, home of the Sea Dragons. South Shore PreK-8 School offers a full day PreK program, a strong focus on early learning from PreK-3rd grade, a robust commitment to Social-Emotional learning and leadership, small class sizes, a rigorous math curriculum in 5-8th grade, and a seamless transition from elementary to middle school. More info: Laurie Morrison, Principal lemorrison@seattleschools.org; 9-10 am (Coffee Chat and tour)

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.

1/31: South Seattle Info Session: Join the Sound Steps team, training with other adults age 50+ to complete a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon Walk this new year! FREE Saturday morning training walks from February through June in south Seattle prepare you to accomplish your goal. Open to all fitness levels. Find out more by attending this information session, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave. S.) Direct questions and your RSVP to Mari Becker, (206) 684-4664, mari.becker@seattle.gov.

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.

2/3: 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.

2/3: 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

2/3: 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.

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.

2/4: Learn more about South Shore, home of the Sea Dragons. South Shore PreK-8 School offers a full day PreK program, a strong focus on early learning from PreK-3rd grade, a robust commitment to Social-Emotional learning and leadership, small class sizes, a rigorous math curriculum in 5-8th grade, and a seamless transition from elementary to middle school. More info: Laurie Morrison, Principal lemorrison@seattleschools.org; 8-9 am (Coffee Chat and tour); 6-6:45 pm (Information only, no tours)

2/5: FirstThursday Seattle will kick-off the New Year with a very special BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015 B2B GATHERING at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. More: http://firstthursdayseattle.org

2/7: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents BRIAN VOGAN & HIS GOOD BUDDIES 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.

2/8: Local trees need YOU; help reclaim the slopes of Mapes Creek

2/8: Open Studios & the Makery, The artist community at SEEDArts Studios will open their doors from 4 to 7 pm for an Open Studio Tour. The public is invited to explore the studios and meet the artists. At the same time, The Makery, an all-ages, Southeast Seattle mobile art lab, will host a free art-making event in the the SEEDLab, a creative community workspace at Studio 21. Get updates and more information by liking our Facebook Page “SEEDArts Studios“.

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.

2/9: Southeast Seattle Senior Center Proudly Hosts the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens Coffee Hour; 10-11 am; 4655 S. Holly St.; Special Guest: Captain Dave Proudfoot of the Southeast Police Precinct will share information and take questions; Coffee and refreshments.

2/10: Lakewood Seward Park Community Meeting; SDOT’s Michael James and Bill LaBorde will address traffic calming plans for Rainier Ave South and “Accessible Mt. Baker,” a project underway to make North Rainier pedestrian and bicycle friendly, while being mindful of freight and commuter demands; 7 pm at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club (4916 S. Angeline St.). More.

2/10: 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

2/14: Neighbor Appreciation Day

2/14: Share the Love — Free open House at Southeast Seattle Senior Center (4655 S. Holly St.); 10 am – 1 pm; snacks, tours, resources, information, raffle, hands-on demonstrations of yoga, crafts and more. Call to RSVP 206-722-0317

2/17: 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

2/21: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents THE NOT-ITS! 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.

2/22: Local trees need YOU; help reclaim the slopes of Mapes Creek

2/24: 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

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.

3/3: 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.

3/3: 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.

3/3: 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

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.

3/7: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents THE HARMONICA POCKET 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.

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.

3/10: 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

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.

3/17: 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

3/21: Kindiependent Kids Rock Series presents RECESS MONKEY 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.

3/24: 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

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.

3/31: 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

4/6: 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.

4/7: 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

4/11: 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.

4/13: 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.

4/25: 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.

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.

5/11: 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.

6/2: 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.

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.

7/13: 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.

8/10: 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.

9/1: 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.

9/14: 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.

10/6: 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.