Highland Terrace February Newsletter 2020
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Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association
 Community Meeting

Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
Create a Valentine’s Day Card – all ages are invited to this fun activity!  
Updates about Highland Terrace, Save Shoreline Trees, and the City of Shoreline

Location: Highland Terrace Elementary School
100 N. 160th St. (in the library)
Friday, Feb 7 at 4pm & Saturday, Feb 8 at Noon
Location: Dayton Ave N between N. 155th and N. 160th
15700 Dayton Ave. N.
 Save Shoreline Trees 

Bring your own 3' wide x 2' high cardboard sign to staple to a frame
(frames and stapler assistance will be provided)

See information on the WSDOT Project below
WSDOT on Dayton Planning Renovation/New Building Construction
133 Trees Proposed for Removal
LINK to Save Shoreline Trees Press Release about the 133 trees at risk and the "Rally for the Trees" on Fri. Feb 7 (4pm) and Sat. Feb 8 (Noon).

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

City  and WSDOT Contacts:
City of Shoreline contact: Caleb Miller, Associate Planner,
email or call 206-801-2552

WSDOT: Chris Linden, WSDOT Project Manager, email
or call 206-440-4475 (WSDOT Communications)

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 contact name on the website.
Website: SaveShorelineTrees
Facebook: ShorelineTrees
Saturday Feb. 8 from 7pm to 9:30pm
4th Short Short Film Festival
at Shoreline Community College Theater
presented by Shoreline Arts Council

The Shoreline Short Short Film Festival aims to support emerging
and developing filmmakers in Washington State and
encourage appreciation for the art of
filmmaking in our community.
Admission $20.  Drinks and popcorn available.
Doors open at 6pm. Films start at 7 pm. 
Location: Shoreline Community College Theater
16101 Greenwood Ave. N. Building 1600
For more information go to Shoreline Arts.
Swift Blue Line proposing to connect to the
Shoreline North/185th Light Rail Station

Information and Survey at Swift Blue 2024
In 2024, the new Lynnwood Link extension will include a station in Shoreline at 185th St and I-5, less than two miles from the Swift Blue Line’s current southern terminal at Aurora Village Transit Center.  Community Transit is now considering options to extend the Swift Blue Line to connect to the Shoreline North/185th light rail station, as well as evaluating improvements to the entire Swift Blue Line corridor. Your input will help determine the direction of this project to ensure that it meets the needs of the communities we serve.
Share your thoughts and ideas by February 27.  Comment via this survey.
International Community Health Services Foundation
Lunar New Year 5k
Year of the Rat
Saturday, February 23
Interurban Trail, Shoreline. Register here
Registration opens at 8:30 am; 5k begins at 9:30 am.
$35 online registration; $50 on race day 
Free registration for 14 years and younger & 65 years and older
Lion dances and firecrackers will kick off the Lunar New Year 5k event!
 This is a charity 5k to raise funds for patient health care services
in our community.

REAL ID starts on October 1, 2020
A 2005 Federal law requires all states to comply with new identification standards for air travel and entrance to some federal facilities like military bases and nuclear plants.  REAL ID is a law not a piece of identification but REAL ID requires specific identification and after October 1, 2020 a standard driver's license will not be enough for domestic air travel.  On January 24, the Department of Homeland Security urged the American public not to wait until the deadline to become REAL ID compliant.

See more information about REAL ID compliance options at

"Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States."  See TSA identification

Here is a link to Q&A about REAL ID 

Your standard license will still be valid.  Washington will continue to issue standard driver's license and ID cards for driving and/or identification. However, standard licenses and ID cards will not be acceptable as stand alone identification for domestic art travel.

Documents are needed for application
You must bring several documents for your REAL ID application to prove identity, US citizenship, your social security number, and proof of WA residency (2 documents).

A WA Vehicle Licensing Office is located in Shoreline, 15809 Westminster Way N. (near Marshall's).  Closed on Sunday and Monday.  See website for wait times and hours.  Info about documents you will need for REAL ID enhanced driver license (EDL) or enhanced ID card (EID) at WA State Department of Licensing.
HTNA Annual Bloomin' Bulb Sale 
Coming up!
(date to be announced )
Four varieties each of tulips and daffodils will once again be offered for sale.
Planted in colorful wrapped pots with ribbon, each pot is labeled, along with care instructions.
These flower pots will be perfect for Spring gifts and please keep Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association (HTNA) in mind when buying gifts for Mother's Day. 
Donations support HTNA activities.
City of Shoreline asks if you have a great walking route
you want to share with others?
See or call 206-801-2638
for more information about becoming a walk leader
and leading free community walks around Shoreline.  
New walks start in April 2020.

From Shoreline Area News, Jan. 29, 2020:

Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees Meeting
"Shoreline Community College board of trustees approves measures to meet budget shortfalls form enrollment decline."
Construction Coming 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 being February 2020 with completion in the Fall of 2020.  For more information, email Leif Johansen, Project Manager or call 206-801-2489.


Volunteer Work Parties: There are volunteer restoration work parties at Twin Ponds North and South, Brugger's Bog, Hamlin Park and Richmond Beach Saltwater Park.  February dates and information can be viewed at Shoreline City Calendar or scroll to the end of this calendar section.

City of Shoreline Calendar 
Information about Shoreline meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities.

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 

Shoreline School District’s Black Voices in the Community Week of Events Feb 3 - Feb 7.
In recognition of Black History Month, you are invited to join Shoreline Public Schools and the City of Shoreline in our inaugural Black Voices: A Community Opportunity.
Celebrate Black Arts on Thurs., February 6 from 6pm to 7:30pm.  
Click on the above link to see the week of events and locations.

Tween Night Saturday, February 8, 6:30pm to10:30pm
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. There will be fun games, activities, crafts, music, and food! It's free! For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643. 

2020 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival
Saturday, February 8, 7pm to 9:30pm
Shoreline Community College Theater, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N, Building 1600. The Shoreline Short Short Film Festival aims to support emerging and developing filmmakers in Washington State and encourage appreciation for the art of filmmaking in our community. Tickets available online.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion Sunday, February 9, 2pm to 4pm 
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline
(NOTE LOCATION CHANGE – book discussions will now be at the library)
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group is an opportunity to build community by reading and discussing books written from diverse perspectives. February’s meeting will discuss the book The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilderson.  Contact Suni Tolton, City of Shoreline Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, at to receive discussion questions before the meeting or if you have any other questions.

Wisdom Café: How Do We Know What to Do?  Tuesday, February 11,
2pm to 3:30pm at Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.  Think about some of the big decisions you have made in your life. How did you know what to do? What combination of planning and intuitive guidance led to these decisions?

Create and Make Workshop: Light and Shadow Collage
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue, #1
The art of paper-cutting is found in cultures around the world. Join instructor Jess Graff to explore techniques for drawing with blades to create layered story-filled artworks. Tickets required.

Middle School Night, Saturday  Saturday February 15, 7pm to11:30pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center,16554 Fremont Avenue N.
Calling all 7th and 8th Graders!  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. 

Mini Edition Arts Camp  Monday, February 17, 9am to 3:30pm
Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE
Students from 1st to 6th grades will explore the “What happens if…” in art while using watercolor paint techniques with salt, alcohol inks and other materials to answer their art + science questions. They will also create a Yarn Wrapped Resist Painting. Students will work through colorful process-based projects and take home multiple unique creations. Get ready for some artful surprises!  Registration required.

School’s Out Recreation Swim
February 17 – 21 (Winter Break), 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Shoreline Pool, 19030 1st Avenue NE
The Shoreline Pool is pleased to offer special afternoon public recreational swims during Shoreline School District scheduled breaks. A great way to burn off extra energy, practice important swimming skills, and have some fun in a safe and welcoming environment.

What is Money? Tuesday, February 18, 3:30pm to 4pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Ages 5 to 8. Presented by Kelly Anderson, AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union. What is money? How do you get it and what can you do with it?  Learn about money and then make a moonjar to keep.  A moonjar is a way to divide your own money so that you have some to spend, some to save and some to share! Register online beginning February 4.

Introduction to Yoga: Yoga for Beginners 
Wednesdays, February 19 and 26, from 7pm to 8pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Learn about yoga and how it can benefit your body and mind. Each week there will be a focus on an aspect of yoga, and the class will close with  meditation. Come for one session or all. A few mats and blankets will be provided. February 26: Yoga for Relaxation.

Amate Paper Painted Birds Art Workshop 
Friday, February 21, 10:30am to 12pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street, (206) 362-7550
Ages 6 and older. Presented by Amaranta Sandys, ArtMaranth Mobile School. Amate Bark paintings are made by artists of the Otomi communities in Mexico. Use special paper and paint to create a simple bird with flowers in this folk tradition. Register online or call the library beginning February 7: (206) 362-7550.

Create and Make Workshop: Polymer and Copper Jewelry 
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue, #1
Discover creating glass-like effects, patterns and textures, combined with copper wire to create pins or earrings! Instructor Meredith Arnold will provide a variety of texture tools for you to design your unique pieces of beautiful jewelry for you, or as a gift for someone special.  Tickets required.

STEAM Story Fun for Preschoolers: Colors 
Friday, February 28, 10:30am to 11:15am; and 1pm to 2:15pm
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! In this session, we will focus on Colors. Space is limited. Please register online or by calling the library beginning Friday, February 14: (206) 362-7550. Register children only; attending adult does not need to register.

North Camp Fair  Saturday, February 29, 10am to 12:30pm
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Count down to summer ... and their next adventure! Start planning now for a summer of fun and learning for your child. Bring the kids to ParentMap's FREE community Camp Fair events to explore hundreds of ideas for camps and classes they're sure to love. With options for pre-schoolers to teens, close to home or across the country, there's so much to explore!

Here are volunteer opportunities in the month of February to help restore urban forests and natural habitats across the City of Shoreline 

Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end)  Saturday, February 8, 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 to RSVP or for further information to RSVP or for further information.

Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party Sunday, February 9, 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 to RSVP or for further information.

Twin Ponds Park Work Party (north end) Saturday, February 15, 10am to Noon. 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 Work Party Saturday, February 15, 10am to 1pm
Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE
Meet at the far end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs.  Contact to RSVP or for further information. 

Comments about this newsletter and suggestions of events for future newsletters can be emailed to

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
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