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7/6: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

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.

7/8: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/8: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

7/8: The Rainier Beach branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) of the Seattle Public Library hosts a Teen Space event every Wednesday from 3-5 pm for teens 12 – 18 years old, including food, refreshments, video games, board games, music and computers. More.

7/10: Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing (7 pm; Seward Park) More.

7/11: Shakespeare in the Park: The Two Noble Kinsmen (7 pm; Seward Park) More.

7/11: Volunteer with EarthCorps as we restore the forests of the Rainier Valley! We will be working from 10am-2pm in the forests of Genesee Park. Sign up on our volunteer calendar: http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php and contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with any questions. No previous experience necessary,  groups and families welcome!

7/12: Bicycle Sunday

7/12: Shakespeare in the Park: Double feature with Macbeth and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (3 pm; Othello Park) 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.

7/13: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

7/15: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/15: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

7/15: The Rainier Beach branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) of the Seattle Public Library hosts a Teen Space event every Wednesday from 3-5 pm for teens 12 – 18 years old, including food, refreshments, video games, board games, music and computers. More.

7/15: Big Jazz in the Park – Jazz Night School’s Performance Big Band will be performing at Columbia Park in Columbia City, 6 pm. Admission is free. More.

7/16: Firefighter Story Time at Beacon Hill Library

7/16: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to special story times that highlight fire safety. Firefighters from the Seattle Fire Department and special guest Fire Chief Harold Scoggins will conduct story times with books on fire safety and display firefighting equipment and trucks. Free and everyone is welcome. Registration not required. 10:30-11 am at Beacon Hill Branch (2821 Beacon Ave. S./206-684-4711)

7/18: SEEDArts 3rd annual Cinema Under the Stars, free outdoor movies for families

7/19: Shakespeare in the Park: Double feature with Macbeth and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (3 pm; Othello Park) More.

7/19: ‘Wandering and Wondering’ – Butoh in Kubota Garden featuring choreography by Diego Pinon. FREE at Kubota Garden (9817 55th Ave. S.)

7/20: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

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.

7/22: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/22: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

7/22: The Rainier Beach branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) of the Seattle Public Library hosts a Teen Space event every Wednesday from 3-5 pm for teens 12 – 18 years old, including food, refreshments, video games, board games, music and computers. More.

7/24: Dig in and Volunteer at Genesee Park! Join EarthCorps for this special summer event as we restore the forests of the Rainier Valley. We will be working at Genesee park from 10am-2pm. Come early for some morning yoga and enjoy a free Bahn Mi lunch! Sign up on our volunteer calendar: http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php and contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with any questions. Groups and families welcome!

7/27: Music Under the Stars – free classical music in Columbia Park. Bring a picnic, stretch out on the lawn, and hear great music. At 7:15 pm, outstanding student ensembles perform live, followed at 8 pm by KING-FMs audio broadcast of a Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert live from Benaroya Hall. A free, family-friendly event! Columbia City Park, Rainier Ave S. at Alaska S. (between the Library and the Rainier Valley Cultural Center).

7/28: Chow Down 2015 — Join the Rainier Valley Food Bank (RVFB) and participating restaurants. See how many spots you can hit with your passport as you sample the best food, treats and beverages Columbia City and Hillman City establishments have to offer (one passport gives you access to sample over 15 different items). More.

7/29: Columbia City Farmers Market

7/29: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

7/29: The Rainier Beach branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) of the Seattle Public Library hosts a Teen Space event every Wednesday from 3-5 pm for teens 12 – 18 years old, including food, refreshments, video games, board games, music and computers. More.

7/31: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ at Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Ave. S./206-684-4711/AC) Food, Family, Fun Movie Series; 5:30-7:30 pm.

8/4: Night Out Against Crime

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.

8/5: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

8/5: The Rainier Beach branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) of the Seattle Public Library hosts a Teen Space event every Wednesday from 3-5 pm for teens 12 – 18 years old, including food, refreshments, video games, board games, music and computers. 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.

8/12: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

8/12: The Rainier Beach branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) of the Seattle Public Library hosts a Teen Space event every Wednesday from 3-5 pm for teens 12 – 18 years old, including food, refreshments, video games, board games, music and computers. More.

8/12: Big Jazz in the Park – Jazz Night School’s All-Star Big Band will be performing at Columbia Park in Columbia City, 6 pm. Admission is free. More.

8/14: SEED’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Jefferson Park Golf Course to benefit SEEDArts

8/15: 23rd Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade

8/15: SEEDArts 3rd annual Cinema Under the Stars, free outdoor movies for families

8/15 & 8/16: 3D Printing Basics workshop at Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711) 1 – 5 pm

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.

8/19: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

8/19: The Rainier Beach branch (9125 Rainier Ave. S.) of the Seattle Public Library hosts a Teen Space event every Wednesday from 3-5 pm for teens 12 – 18 years old, including food, refreshments, video games, board games, music and computers. More.

8/26: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

9/2: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

9/9: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

9/16: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

9/20: Bicycle Sunday

9/23: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

9/30: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

10/7: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

10/14: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

10/21: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

10/28: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

11/4: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

11/11: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

11/18: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

11/25: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

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.

12/2: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

12/9: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

12/16: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

12/23: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors

12/30: Take A Walk In Othello Park With Local Doctors