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4/25: Support the rigorous educational opportunities that Rainier Beach High School’s successful International Baccalaureate (IB) Program provides and learn more about the vision for advanced learning in Rainier Valley. See a mini-lesson led by one of the IB teachers, hear from students about their experience with the IB program, and offer input by brainstorming ways for all of us to better support our community youth. 12-2 pm. More: cnelson@urbanimpactseattle.org.

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: Shred day @ Beacon Hill branch! 1-5 pm (2821 Beacon Ave. S.) Bring your old financial documents to this public shred event at the library and have them shredded on the spot! 5 box maximum please. More. The complete list of the library’s Money Smart Week events is here.

4/25 & 26: Bridge 2 Beach Community Clean-Up

4/26: Seward Park Tree Walk — Join Seattle’s Tree Ambassadors to explore Seward Park’s beautiful trees – including the flowering cherries – and learn about the historical events, peaceful and otherwise, they’ve witnessed. 10-11:30 am. Start: Audubon building (5902 Lake Washington Blvd. Boots or waterproof shoes recommended. Free!

4/28: Solicitud de Asistencia Financiera Médica / Applying for Medical Financial Assistance 5:30-7pm (2821 Beacon Ave. S.) More.

5/2: Lakewood Seward Park Wine Tasting

5/2: Asian Craft, Food Fair & Auction at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church! Over 20+ specialty vendors will be selling unique gifts such as jewelry, clothing, art, stationary, specialty foods and so much more. This year’s silent auction has some great items up for bid such as gift cards, services, and entertainment to name a few! Please join us! 3001 24th Ave S. More: 206-723-1536.

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.

5/14: Rainier Beach Town Hall Meeting

5/16: Spring Community Potluck at Mount Baker Community Club. PCC Natural Markets will be providing the main dish. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. This year’s Potluck will feature live Cuban dance music by South Seattle band, The Supersones. We’ll also have our tango instructor, Travis Boothe, here providing free dance instruction. There will be games, treasure hunts, and all kind of fun for kids of all ages. And we’ll have our fabulous Mount Baker Raffle, featuring items from all your favorite Rainier Valley stores, restaurants and bars. 6:00-10:00PM. Admission is FREE!

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: Deadline to apply for Lakewood Seward Park Community College Scholarships

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.

6/6: Mount Baker Neighborhood Yard Sale — Every year the Mount Baker Community Club organizes this humongous neighborhood sale, with over 40 participating households. The Mount Baker Community Club provides Yard Sale maps on their website the day before the Yard Sale, or you can pick one up at The Clubhouse the morning of the Yard Sale. Register your yard sale here.

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.

6/9: Lakewood Seward Park Candidates and Issues Forum with Seattle City Council District 2 Candidates Tammy Morales and Bruce Harrell. 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.

8/15: 23rd Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade

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.