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Highland Terrace March NEWS 2020
 
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Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association
 Community Meeting
Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Review of By-Laws and Re-Structure 

Note: This meeting will be held at Shoreline City Hall

The HTNA leadership team, with guidance from Constance Perenyi, City of Shoreline, Neighborhoods Coordinator, plans to streamline the current structure
of Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association.  
Here are the current HTNA By-Laws.
All Highland Terrace neighbors are invited to participate in this conversation. 
Get involved and make a difference in our neighborhood! 
If you are unable to attend this meeting, or additional meetings continuing this discussion, revised by-laws will be posted for review prior to vote of acceptance.

 
New Location: Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N.
This meeting is in Room 301
Save Shoreline Trees Meeting
Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.

Guest:  Eric Friedli, City of Shoreline
Director of Parks, Recreation, Cultural Services/Tree Board
Information and Q&A about public trees on City owned properties
including right-of-way trees.
From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mr. Friedli will review the City's
2020 plan for public owned trees and will answer questions.
To ensure everyone has the opportunity to ask a question,
this will be a timed question format.
Please note: Mr. Friedli will not be addressing trees on private property.
All are welcome.
Location:  Highland Terrace Elementary School, 100 N. 160th St.
Parking in front of school and behind school.
Save Shoreline Trees is a WA State Non-Profit Corporation
Bloomin' Bulb Sale 
March 14 & 15 / March 21 & 22
Yes, we are repeating our successful Bloomin' Bulb fundraiser!
Dates: March 14, 15, 21, 22 from 11am to 3pm.
Gorgeous tulips and daffodils. Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association has 3 kinds of tulips and 3 kinds of daffodils.
Prices: $7 for a four bulb pot; 3 pots for $20; 4 pots for $25.
Location: On Greenwood Ave. N between N. 155th and N. 160th.  
Your choice of the following:  
Tulips: Queen of the Night (purple/black), Passionale (violet purple), Pinocchio (red and white).
Daffodils: Red Devon (classic), Sir Winston Churchill (white double),
Yellow Cheerfulness (yellow double).
You can pre-order! Email fmcsea@msn.com to order and for pick-up info.
WSDOT Renovation/New Building Construction
   
133 Public Trees Proposed for Removal

 
LINK to Save Shoreline Trees Press Release about the 133 trees at risk.

UPDATE:  Here is the February 4, 2020 WSDOT Project Update from the City of Shoreline.  Waiting for the next update from the City.

City and WSDOT contacts:
City of Shoreline contact: Caleb Miller, Associate Planner,
email cmiller@shorelinewa.gov or call 206-801-2552

WSDOT: Chris Linden, WSDOT Project Manager, email NWDaytonRemodel@wsdot.wa.gov
or call 206-440-4475 (WSDOT Communications)
WSDOT is located at 15700 Dayton Ave. N.

Save Shoreline Trees
A WA State Non-Profit Corporation
This community group has formed to address public concerns to the City and WSDOT regarding the proposed removal of trees on N. 160th, N.155th and Dayton Ave N.  For more information, enter your name and email on the website.
Website: SaveShorelineTrees   https://saveshorelinetrees.com
Facebook: ShorelineTrees  https://www.facebook.com/shorelinetrees/
2020 Census 
2020 Census Day is April 1, 2020.  Information and a 2020 Census invitation will be delivered by mail between March 12 through March 20.  Once an invitation is received, response can be online, by phone or by mail.  By law, everyone who lives in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories, is required to be counted.  During May, June and July, households not completing census forms will receive reminders by mail, followed by visits from census takers.  
Note: the Census Bureau does not ask for a social security number, bank account, credit card, money or donation.  All official census workers carry identification badges including a photo, U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.  If someone comes to your door and claims to be a census taker and you have questions, you can reach a local Census Bureau representative at 800-923-8282 (8am to 5pm EST).  For more information go to Census 2020.
March Events at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 
Click on this link https://www.kruckeberg.org/events-tours/ 
for more information about March events.

Leprechaun Hunt:  March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.  Hours: 10am to 5pm.
Spring is coming and leprechauns are popping up in the Garden. This is a free, family-friendly scavenger hunt. Four things attract leprechauns: Shamrocks, Mischief, Rainbows, and Gold. Find all four to win a prize, and possibly catch a glimpse of a leprechaun! 

Leprechaun Trap Workshop:  Sunday, March 15, two one-hour sessions: 10:30am and 12pm.  We’ve been trying to catch leprechauns
in the garden for years and have perfected our leprechaun traps. Join this fun family workshop and make your own trap. The trap is a small planter designed with materials from the garden and other whimsical items to lure in leprechauns. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is geared toward ages 4-8 but all are welcome. Cost is per trap built. Two sessions are available. Registration required. Members $25; non-members $35. 

Mindfulness in the Garden:  Wednesday, March 18 from 9am to 11am. 
Taught by Jessica Hancock, ND. Stroll through the garden, and engage your senses to open and deepen your connection to the wonder and healing power of nature. This class will utilize mindfulness meditation and shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help calm mind, body and spirit. Registration required. Members $25; non-members $35.  

Arthur Kruckeberg Memorial Statue Dedication  
Saturday, March 21 at 2pm.
Dedication of a beautiful piece, “The Conversation” by Tony Angell honoring Dr. Arthur Rice Kruckeberg. This year would have been Dr. Kruckeberg’s 100th birthday and it is appropriate to dedicate this statue on his birthday. The statue is located at the top of the main path down to the lower gardens. 

Annual Spring Ephemeral Plant Sale 
Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29, from 10am to 5pm. 
Start your gardening year off right by adding seasonal interest, spring color, and native plants. There is always room for a few new plants, and spring is a great time to refresh! 
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is located at 20312 15th Avenue NW 
Do you want Pickleball at Shoreline Park?
Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is asking for community input on a proposal to add lines for Pickleball to the Shoreline Park tennis courts in 2020 and possibly others in the future.
In 2019, Shoreline overlaid permanent pickleball lines on four of the tennis courts at Shoreview Park making them usable for both sports. Currently at Shoreline Park and at other tennis courts in Shoreline, pickleball players are using temporary tape to mark pickleball lines.
Tell us what you think.  Comments are welcome by March 20, 2020. 
How to Grow a Healthy Lawn Naturally  
Wednesday, March 25, from 6:30pm to 8pm
Saturday, March 28 from 10:30am to 12pm 
Do you want a healthy, attractive lawn that is less work to maintain and safer for kids, pets, and the environment? Join Ladd Smith, co-owner of In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes at Shoreline City Hall for easy-to-follow tips on how to create and maintain a vibrant, healthy lawn space. Class sessions are free for Shoreline residents but registration is required. RSVP for March 25; or, RSVP for March 28.  
The Saturday class features an outdoor hands-on aerator demonstration.  
For more information, contact Cameron Reed or call (206) 801-2455.
Location: Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N.

Home Improvement Workshop and Vendor Fair  
All workshops are from 6pm to 8pm.  Dates: March 31, April 28, and May 19.
The City is offering free workshops in March, April, and May to help with your home improvement project.  Staff and technical reviewers will be available to answer your questions. For more information or to sign up for an appointment, visit this Home Improvement Workshops page. No appointment is necessary to attend this Vendor Fair and talk with outside vendors and building industry representatives to discuss your project. These vendors include a local designer, local contractor, master gardener, material suppliers, and more.
For more information, contact Jarrod Lewis or call (206) 801-2521.
Location: Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N. 
 
Construction Starting Soon!
Westminster Way N & N 155th St Intersection Project
The City of Shoreline will be starting construction on the Westminster Way N and N 155th St Intersection Project.  The work includes a new traffic signal system, utility upgrades, new curb and sidewalk, pavement and rechannelization.  Construction will complete in Fall 2020.  
For more information, email Leif Johansen,
Project Manager or call 206-801-2489.

CALENDARS

City of Shoreline Calendar 
Information about Shoreline meetings, events, and volunteer work parties at Shoreline parks.

Richmond Highlands Rec Center: activities for tweens and teens

Shoreline Library and Richmond Beach Library (click on "Events")

Shoreline/Lake Forest Arts Council Calendar

Shoreline Community College Calendar

Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center Calendar

Calendars: Third Place Books (Lake Forest) and Commons 


Three Penny Opera at Shoreline Community College Theater continues March 6 & 7 at 7:30pm; and, Sunday, March 8 at 3pm and 7:30pm. (Tickets also available at the door.)
Location: SCC Theater, 1600 Building, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N.

Sound Transit Drop-in Session – NE 185th Street Construction Impacts Friday, March 6, from 8:30am to 4:30pm (drop by anytime)
North City Elementary, 186 NE 190th Street 
Sound Transit is hosting this drop-in session to share information about construction impacts around the NE 185th Street and 5th Avenue NE area. Residents can find out more about this construction and work schedule, and provide input.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, Friday, March 6, from 1pm to 2:30pm 
Wilderpeople, a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama.
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE 
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center and Scarecrow Video’s Silver Cinema Project partner to show movie classics. 

Coming Home: Youth Art Exhibition - Opening Night  Friday March 6, from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm 
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N 
In 2019, Taylor Wang and Alice Mao co-founded Student Art Spaces (SAS) in an effort to give a platform to underserved youth artists. This is their second gallery, COMING HOME, featuring 45 local works of art. The Gallery is open 8am to 5pm through April 1. 

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion  Sunday, March 8, from 2pm to 4pm 
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline 
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group reads and discusses books written from diverse perspectives. This month’s book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. 

Wisdom Café: What Keeps Us Stuck? Tuesday, March 10, from 2pm to 3:30pm 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW 
What thoughts keep you from doing what you say you want to do?
How have you changed your thinking about things in the past?
What might work for changing now? 
Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Getting Out of Our Corners: Seeking Dialogue in an Age of Tribalism
Tuesday, March 10, from 7pm to 8pm 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW 
Presented by Amy Radil, KUOW. Join the conversation on the editorial process, how journalists decide what to cover, and whether just watching a few minutes of the “opposing” TV network is helpful for building understanding. Audience participation welcome! 

Create & Make Workshop: Persian Patterns  Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE 
Geometric patterns are one of the major components of Islamic art, which reached its peak of perfection in Persia. Learn from instructor Amina Quraishi how to draw and paint a star-shaped tile pattern from 15th century Persia using just a compass and ruler. Then transfer the pattern to watercolor paper and paint a beautiful, final piece. Fee: $40. Ticket required. 

Almost Antiques Guild  Thursday, March 12, from 2pm to 3pm 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW 
If you like collecting and collectibles, this is the group for you!  Bring something to show and tell, and hear what others are collecting. Sponsored by the Shoreline Historical Museum and the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Tween Night  Saturday, March 14, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm 
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center,16554 Fremont Avenue N 
5th and 6th Graders! This is your night to kick it with your friends without younger sibs or older kids. Parents, this program offers a safe and fun place for Tweens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. Games, activities, crafts, music, and food! And, it’s free!  For more information, contact Austin at (206) 801-2643. 

STEAM Story Fun for Preschoolers: All About Me!  Friday, March 20, two sessions: 10:30am to 11:15am; and, 1pm to 1:45 pm 
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street 
Ages 3 to 6 with participating adult. Explore fun themes using math, science and art. Enjoy stories, songs and hands-on activities. Space is limited. Please register online or call the library beginning Friday, March 6: (206) 362-7550. 

Specialized Recreation Spring Fling Dance  Friday, March 20, from 6pm to 8pm 
Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th Street 
Dance the night away with friends!  A DJ will be cueing up the dance tunes so bring your favorite song request. Come with a date or solo. Light refreshments will be provided (please eat dinner before you come). Registration is helpful, but you are also welcome to pay at the door. 

Middle School Night, Saturday, March 21, from 7pm to 11:30pm 
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center,16554 Fremont Avene N 
Calling all 7th and 8th Graders! Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? This program offers a safe and fun place for teens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. It's a free drop-in event. For more information, contact Austin at (206) 801-2643. 

A World of Music  Tuesday, March 24, from 10:30am to 11:15am 
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street 
Family program, all ages welcome. Presented by Eli Rosenblatt. Beats and melodies from around the world inspire messages of acceptance, unity and human connection. This high-energy concert celebrates our beautiful planet. 

Create & Make Workshop: Art Journaling  Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE 
The journal is a free place to experiment, express and explore your inner landscape. Instructor Christine Soja will guide you through multiple creative ways to engage in art journaling using many materials you may already have at home: ink, acrylic and watercolor paints, collage, stencils, markers and more. Ticket required

Wiggle, Waddle, Stomp and Sing  Thursday, March 26, from 11am to 11:30am 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW 
Ages 2 to 5 with adult.  Jump like a frog. Crawl like a bug. Fly like a bird! Join award-winning singer, songwriter and poet Eric Ode along with his fuzzy friend, Sticky the Fly, for a movin' and groovin' concert. Stories, songs, poems, puppets and props make this a celebration. 

Sketching and Painting Birds  Tuesday, March 31, from 1pm to 2:30pm 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW 
For adults. Join Seattle artist and author Molly Hashimoto and learn how she observes birds in many different habitats, including her back yard, neighborhood parks, wildlife refuges and national parks. She will discuss various art mediums and how she uses them to represent the many aspects of birds. After a brief talk, learn how to sketch and paint a kingfisher, using toned paper, pencil, watercolor and white gouache. Online registration required and opens on March 10 at 10am. For more information call (206) 546-3522. 

Help restore urban forests and natural habitats in Shoreline.  Here are volunteer opportunities in the month of March:

Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party  Sunday, March 8, from 10am to 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 BruggersBogStewards@gmail.com to RSVP or for more information. 

Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end)  Saturday, Saturday, March 14, from 10am to 1pm 
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 RestoreTwinPondsSouth@outlook.com to RSVP or for more information.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Volunteer Work Party  Saturday, March 21, from 9am to 12pm
2021 NW 190th Street 
Volunteers will work with University of Washington students and Friends of Saltwater Park to remove invasive plants, stabilize steep areas, and plant native species. For more information, contact Diane Brewster at touchstoneeco@gmail.com or Tony Hamilton at thamilton@shorelinewa.gov 

Twin Ponds Park Work Party (north end) Saturday, March 21, from 10am to 12pm 
Twin Ponds Park, 15401 1st Avenue NE 
Meet at the northwest corner of the park along the fence on N 155th St. Contact NorthTwinPondsRestoration@gmail.com to RSVP or for more information. 

Hamlin Park Work Party  Saturday, March 21, from 10am to 1pm 
Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE 
Meet at the far north end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs. Contact Hamlin.Restoration@gmail.com to RSVP or for more information. 

 

Comments about this newsletter and suggestions of events for future newsletters can be emailed to info@highlandterraceneighborhood.org

Volunteer Opportunities with HTNA

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. 
  • Get together with neighbors on your block to plan for emergencies, form a Block Watch, and organize a National Night Out block party in 2020.
  • 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 info@highlandterraceneighborhood.org
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