Highland Terrace November News
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Mail or drop off your election ballot by Tuesday, Nov. 6.
 (No postage necessary on mailed ballots.)
HTNA Meeting Thurs. Nov 8
Jason McMillan, City of Shoreline Emergency Management, will speak regarding the CERT* Program and ways to be prepared for emergencies.  
Speaker Time:  7pm-7:45pm with time for Q&A. 
*CERT is Community Emergency Response Team, a nation-wide training program to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters.  
Highland Terrace Elementary School Library, 100 N. 160th St., Shoreline


Help Fill the Food Pantry at

Shoreline Community College

by November 19

The Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association is helping Shoreline Community College fill their food pantry for students in need. This is our second (of two) food drive of the year. Below is a list of popular items requested for the food pantry, and following that is the location where you may drop off your food or hygiene items. Please help us help students in need!
To note, canned food items should have easy pop-open tops when possible for the food pantry. Also, preference is for smaller sized items or portions versus large quantities that need to be broken into smaller items. These make it easier for students to “grab and go.”
Please drop off your food and hygiene items by Monday, November 19th. Delivery to the college will be made the following day.
Should you need assistance to donate, such as needing someone to pick up your food from your home, please contact Lindsey Virdeh at 650-235-5004. Otherwise, please drop off your items at:
- 15524 Greenwood Ave N
- 16103 Evanston Ave N
As a reminder, this is an ongoing need and you may drop off food and hygiene items to the college at any time during the year. Also, you may drop off food and hygiene items at any HTNA events.
Popular Food Pantry Items:
(Pop-tops when possible)
• Canned corn, tomato, beans, tuna, vegetables, chicken, fruits, soup (hearty soup)
• Shelf-packaged meals for the microwave
• Shelf-stable milk
• Boxed juices
• Applesauce cups and pudding cups
• Microwave popcorn
• Dry cereal (cold & hot cereals)
• Pasta and pasta sauces
• Rice (white & brown)
• Spices & sauces (variety)
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly
• Fresh fruits and vegetables
• Hygiene Items
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lindsey Virdeh at 650-235-5004. Thank you so much!
Carol Morton, Morton Gallery, offers a collection of her photo cards at Central Market.  Carol is a national photographer who lives locally.  She captures wonderful moments in nature including landscapes, birds, and flowers. Carol’s standing display of photo cards can be found in the floral section at Central Market (or sometimes it moves to the card section).

HTNA Bylaws Update

Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association has formed a volunteer sub-committee to review and update the Association Bylaws.  This committee will meet in November and submit all proposed changes to our members in the December newsletter.  A vote on the proposed changes will take place at our January 10 meeting.  Here are the current Bylaws.  If you are interested in being on this sub-committee, send an email to
Shoreline Community College
Community Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6:30-8:00pm
You are invited to the next neighborhood conversation at Shoreline Community College.  
Location: PUB Building 9000, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N
Learn about SCC's future plans including the student resident hall that is now under construction.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to SCC leadership.
For more information, call 206-546-4552.

Thank you,
Top Pot Doughnuts

On a sunny Saturday morning in early October a number of Highland Terrace neighbors and their canine family members provided a friendly welcome to dog owners visiting the Off-Leash Dog Park just west of Shoreline Community College.  Top Pot doughnuts and spiced cider were offered to passersby and every four-legged friend had a small treat to enjoy.  The message to those present was this:
"Highland Terrace neighbors believe dog walkers make great neighbors and this is a chance to express our thanks for the watchful eyes and ears they offer."
Please express your thanks to 
Top Pot Doughnuts by visiting their new store in Edmonds at 150 Sunset Ave. S.  And, consider joining us next year for Doggies and Donuts.

News for Neighborhoods - There are so many amazing things happening in Shoreline!

Annual Senior Center Holiday Bazaar, Saturday-Sunday, November 2 and 3,
10 am–4 pm at Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE
Get a jump on your holiday shopping at this popular bazaar. Find the perfect presents created locally; visit the silent auction to bid on baskets and gift certificates; and don’t forget the bake sale.

Growing Cities Movie Matinee, Saturday, November 3, 1–4:30pm
Shoreline City Hall,17500 Midvale Avenue N
Diggin’ Shoreline presents another community movie matinee. Showings at 1:15pm and 3pm.  Discover ways to “Grow Where You Are.”  Activities for kids and adults, with free popcorn and apple cider.
Remembering the Songs, Saturday, November 3, 2–3:30pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NW 175th Street
Join International World Flute Recording Artist and Storyteller Gary Stroutsos, who will share his time honored stories and traditional Native American flute songs in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Gary has dedicated his life to carry forward Native American music and culture on the request of many elders he has worked with over the past 25 years.

Shoreline Arbor Day at Darnell Park, Saturday, November 3, 10am–2pm
Darnell Park, 1125 N 165th Street
Join the City of Shoreline and EarthCorps as we celebrate Arbor Day in Darnell Park, a small park nestled into a residential area alongside the Interurban Trail in Shoreline. It houses a natural area and a wide variety of native plants and trees.  EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Be sure to sign in at registration when you arrive.

Urban Trails Seattle: Shoreline, Renton, Kent, Vashon Island, Thursday, November 8,
7–8:30pm at Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Hear directly from outdoors and hiking guidebook writer Craig Romano as he talks about his new book and where you can discover new places to enjoy the outdoors close to home.

Friends of the Richmond Beach Library Book Sale, November 10, 10am–4pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Come to the annual Friends' Book Sale, the perfect holiday shopping event for book enthusiasts that supports your community library. The sale offers titles for every interest, and has a collectible section, featuring rare and unusual titles, along with a Northwest section devoted to local publications.

Get Enrolled: Health Insurance and ORCA LIFT, Tuesday, November 12, 2–6pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Healthcare open enrollment starts November 1 and ends on December 15. Don't miss out! Get your insurance questions answered by a Navigator, get enrolled, and save on your transit fare with ORCA LIFT. Registration not required. First come, first served.

Radium Girls, Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, November 17 at 7pm
Shorewood Performing Arts Theater, 17300 Fremont Avenue N
In the 1920s, hundreds of young women took jobs painting radium onto doll eyes, house numbers, and watch dials. As these young women developed mysterious illnesses and died in enormous numbers, nobody wanted to believe that it might be due to this miracle element. Radium Girls covers the true-to-life story of Grace Fryer, a dial painter fighting for her day in court as she and her coworkers draw closer to death. Will justice be achieved? Visit Brown Paper Tickets for calendar details and to reserve your tickets.

Veteran’s Day Celebration, November 12, 2–3pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
The Shoreline Veterans Association, with support from the Starr Sutherland, Jr. American Legion Post 227 and the City of Shoreline, will hold its annual Veterans Day Celebration honoring all U.S. military veterans. The event is open to the public. All veterans of any U.S. military service and all who want to honor their service are invited to this annual recognition event. A short program will be followed by refreshments.

Holiday Crafts Market, Saturday, November 17, 9am–4pm
Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th Street
For one special day each year, just in time for the holidays, 65 juried artisans transform two rooms of the Spartan Recreation Center into a festive gallery of handcrafted treasures and treats.  Shop local and find unique gifts.

The Gingerbread Man Puppet Show, Saturday, November 17, 10:15–11am
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Presented by Penny's Puppets, this family program welcomes all ages. The gingerbread man longs for fun and escapes from Granny's kitchen to have an adventure. Will he find a safe place for his heart? First come, first seated. Space is limited.

Rake and Bake Volunteer Work Party, November 18, 1–4pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
Join our community of staff and volunteers for an afternoon of raking in the garden, fueled by delicious baked goods. This is an annual event to support the care and maintenance of the garden. A limited number of rakes will be provided – we suggest you consider bringing your own. Leave power tools at home, please. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring something to share if you wish. We hope to see you there!

Shoreline Social Justice Book Club Discussion, Sunday, November 18, 2–4pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group is a rich opportunity to meet neighbors and build community by reading and discussing books written from diverse perspectives. Books selected focus on the experiences of people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, as well as social issues such as immigration and poverty. November's book choice is All the Real Indians Died Off and 20 Other Myths about Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.  Please contact Suni Tolton, City of Shoreline Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, at for more information

Make New Friends and Keep the Old, Sunday, November 18, 2–3:30pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Stree
We all know how important friendship is to our lives. What have you learned about making friends as you get older? What kind of a friend are you?  Wisdom Cafés invite groups of older adults to engage in intentional dialogues led by trained facilitators. Participants engage with others, are motivated to try new things, and are inspired by sharing life experiences.

Neighborhood Community Meeting, Thursday, November 29, 6:30–8pm
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue NW, PUB Building 9000
Please join us for the next neighborhood conversation at Shoreline Community College. Learn about the College’s future plans – including the student residence hall that is now under construction – and have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to College leadership. Open to all. Parking is free. We hope to see you there!

Naturopathic Approach to Better Living, Friday, November 30, 11:30am–1:30pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Join us for a free lunch as we explore the benefits of naturopathic medicine and the effects on healthy senior living. Meet Dr. Jessica Anderson, a licensed naturopathic physician with special interests in aging, hospice and palliative care. She is an advocate for families grappling with the progression of dementia and hosts monthly support groups throughout the Seattle area. Enjoy a fabulous lunch, learn something new and meet new friends! RSVP to 206.367.6700 or by November 28.

Here are volunteer opportunities through the month of November to help restore urban forests across the City of Shoreline
**Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Volunteer Work Party, Saturday, November 10, from 9am–12pm; 2021 NW 190th Street
Join the University of Washington Ecological Restoration Students and your neighbors as we continue to restore Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. Contact Susana Villamarin, PRCS Senior Management Analyst,, or call (206) 801-2603 for more information.
**Boeing Creek Volunteer Work Party, Saturday, November 10, 10am–2pm
Boeing Creek Park, 179229 3rd Avenue NW
Meet at the north end of the Shoreview Park Off Leash Dog Park, just off the Shoreline Community College campus. Contact Sheraden at to RSVP or for further information.
**Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party, Sunday, November 11, 9am–1pm
Brugger’s Bog Park, 19553 25th Avenue NE
Meet at the end of the dirt/gravel path entrance to the park on the bridge Contact to RSVP or for further information.
**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end), Saturday, November 17, 10am–12pm
Twin Ponds Park, 15401 1st Avenue NE
Meet at the south end parking lot along 1st Ave NE, but north of N 149th St, near the community garden. Contact to RSVP or for further information.
**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (north end), Saturday, November 17, 10am–2pm
Twin Ponds Park, 15401 1st Avenue NE
Meet at the northwest corner of the park along the fence on N 155th St.  Contact to RSVP or for further information.
**Hamlin Park Volunteer Work Party, Saturday, November 17, 10am–12pm
Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE
Meet at the far north end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs. Contact to RSVP or for further information.


Upcoming Highland Terrace Events
November 8 - HTNA Meeting, Highland Terrace Elementary School Library, 7-9pm
January 11 - Bingo for Books

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us for more details.
  • Join the HNTA Board! Build community by organizing events, communicating information to residents, and making improvements around the neighborhood. Elections coming up in April!
  • Get together with neighbors on your block to plan for emergencies, form a Block Watch, or organize a block party.
  • We are starting to organize informal meet-ups to facilitate people with similar interests getting to know each other.  If you would like to organize one - let us know!
For more information about how to get involved with the neighborhood, please visit the HTNA website or contact us at
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