Georgetown Art Walk/Art Attack: It happens the second Saturday of every month, 6-9 p. m. This is not your standard art walk. http://georgetownartattack.tumblr.com/ValleyVibes Jazz Series: A new jazz venue, second Fridays, 7-10 p. m. at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St. in Columbia City. www.seedseattle.orgGeorgetown Arts and Garden Tour: Sunday, July 8, 10 a. m.-5 p. m. Featuring hidden art studios, gardens, live music and
neighborhood barbecue. Free. Maps available at Bank of America parking lot, 1112 S. Bailey St.
Beacon Rocks; Summer music festival: Last Sundays in June, July and August, 1-5 p. m. on the Roberto Maestas Festival Street, next to Beacon Hill Light Rail station. Pista sa Nayon:
July 29, 9 a. m.-8 p. m.
Featuring Filipino entertainment, food and booths. Seward Park Amphitheater. www.pista.orgRainier Valley Heritage Parade and Summer Streets Party: Aug. 18: Parade, 11 a. m.-12:45 p. m.; Street party to 4 p. m. p. m. Rainier Ave. S., from South Brandon Street to South Alaska. Information: www.rainierchamber.com
Art Walk Rainier Beach, Sept. 15, 2012, 11 a. m.-3 p. m. A cross between street fair, an art walk and a tour of neighborhood art installations. Live entertainment, too. http://artwalkrainierbeach.com
Stan Sayres Memorial Park, 3808 Lake Washington Blvd S., also known as Stan Sayres Pits, and home of the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center. This is where Seattle hydroplaning got its start. Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. S., the beautiful old (1914) clubhouse with ballroom has seen many a wedding reception and social gathering.
El Centro de la Raza, 2542 16th Ave. S. in the former Beacon Hill Elementary School, is the hub for Seattle’s Latino community, founded in 1972 by its late director Roberto Maestas. Pacific Medical Center, 1200 12th Ave. S., a 1933 Art Deco building that strikingly punctuates Beacon Hill’s northwest brow.
Dr. José Rizal Park Park, 9.6 acres on the west slope of Beacon Hill named for the national hero of the Philippines. Directly across 12th Ave. S. from Pacific Medical Center. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. 1660 S. Columbian Way, dominates the western slope of Beacon Hill. Hat ‘n’ Boots, 6427 Carlton Ave. S., in Oxbow Park. A Seattle love object.
Rainier Valley Historical Society: 3710 S. Ferdinand St.
An indispensible resource for preserving the Valley’s memory. www.rainiervalleyhistory/org Museum of Flight: 9404 E. Marginal Way S. www.museumofflight.org
In the summer 2009 the Link light rail began service from Downtown Seattle to Tukwila (the link to Sea-Tac International Airport opened a few months later), providing a more convenient and faster way for Southeast Seattle commuters to get into and out of downtown.
The Link light-rail trains makes five stops in South Seattle. For those who live farther away from the line, Sound Transit also provides bus service throughout the various neighborhoods that will take passengers to the nearest station stop.
• Beacon Hill Station, Beacon Avenue South and South McClellan
• Mount Baker Station, Rainier Avenue South between South
Winthrop and Forest streets
• Columbia City Station, 4818 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
• Othello Station, 7100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
• Rainier Beach Station, 9132 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.