Highland Terrace December Newsletter 2019
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"Holiday Baskets":  Donate Food, Toys and Teen Gifts
This donation drive continues through December 13.  Help Shoreline families by donating food, gifts, money or your time to the community Holiday Baskets program. Donations of non-perishable food and teen gift cards are accepted at Shoreline schools. Monetary donations can be made online at
This program provides holiday support to Shoreline School District families who have challenges in providing holiday food and/or gifts to their children.
Holiday Baskets is a combined effort of the Shoreline PTA Council, Shoreline Fire Department, Hopelink, Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park, City of Shoreline, and Dale Turner Family YMCA.  
WSDOT on Dayton Planning Remodel/New Building Construction
130 Trees Proposed for Removal
WSDOT has applied for a permit to remodel their existing facility located on Dayton Ave N, between 155th and 160th.  This remodel will allow for the relocation of the State Department of Ecology (DOE) to this site, including a new building which will store DOEs fleet vehicles.  Due to the size of this remodel and construction, the City requires improvements along Dayton Ave N (WSDOT side only) including street pavement widening for on-street parking and bus stops; new curbs; 5' wide amenity zone (typically a landscaping strip), and 8' wide sidewalk.

According to information provided by the City to the community on Nov. 18, approximately 130 of the 378 existing trees along Dayton Ave. N are proposed for removal, "though this is not the final count of trees to be removed/retained".  A plan for tree replacements is part of this project, however not all replacements will be on-site. Public notices will be placed on-site in early December and a Notice of Application will be mailed to all property owners within 500 feet.  
For more information contact Caleb Miller, email 
or call 206-801-2552.

A community group has formed to address concerns to the City and the Department of Transportation regarding proposed tree removal on Dayton Ave N.  
Contact Save the Dayton Trees for more information:  or
City of Shoreline CityWise Project and Volunteer Opportunities
Shoreline CityWise Project - Find out how the City of Shoreline operates and how decisions are made.  This program is free to Shoreline residents, business owners and employees, and students; ages 16 and up.  Class meetings are on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm, January 21 to March 3, with one Saturday class on Feb 8 and graduation on Monday March 9.  Please submit application by January 6.
For more information contact Constance Perenyi or call 206-801-2253.
Volunteers needed for Planning Commission 
4-year term begins in April 2020.  Application and contact information.
Volunteer needed for Landmarks & Heritage Commission
One volunteer needed for 3 year term beginning in April 2020.  This volunteer member is a voting member on all matters relating to landmarks within the City. Application and contact information.
Applications for these Commission volunteer positions are due by 5pm, Friday, January 10, 2020.  For more information email Steve Szafran or call 206-801-2512.
Shoreline Teen Center at Richmond Highlands Rec Center.
Location:16554 Fremont Ave. N.
Schedule:  Tues-Thurs 2:30pm to 7pm; Fri 2:30pm to Midnight;
Sat 7pm to Midnight; closed on Mondays.
Activities include hoops, pool, ping pong, breaking, board games, art, movies and more.  Free Wifi and free food.
'Tween Night for 5th - 6th grades every second Saturday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Middle School Night for 7th - 8th grades every third Saturday from 7pm to 11pm.
All teens welcome Fri and Sat through 12/28 from 7pm to Midnight.  
Free program.  For more information call Austin at 206-801-2673.
Shoreline Little League 2020 
Registration for the 2020 Baseball and Softball Spring Season is now open.
Registration Information
Holiday Pet Food Drive to benefit Seattle Area Feline Rescue in Shoreline.  Bring in any cat food (in original un-opened containers) to Cats Exclusive Veterinary Clinic at 192nd and Aurora Ave N in Shoreline and help fill the collection box in the lobby. The food will be donated to the Seattle Area Feline Rescue, 14717 Aurora Ave, Shoreline.  Cats Exclusive Veterinary will match each pound donated through December 24.  For more information contact or call 206-546-2287.


Volunteer Work Parties: There are volunteer restoration work parties at Twin Ponds, Brugger's Bog, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park and Hamlin Park.  December dates and information can be viewed at Shoreline City Calendar.

Census Recruiting for 2020 Jobs
Wed Dec 4 from 1pm to 5pm
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff to assist with the 2020 Census count. Learn more about these job opportunities, requirements and how to apply.
Location: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St.

Breakfast with Santa
Pre-registration required: call 206-801-2600
Sat Dec 7 - Two seatings: 9am or 10:45am
Adults $17; Kids $12
Breakfast, games, prizes, activities, photo with Santa and gift bag included. 
For more information email or call 206-801-2600.
Location: Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE.

Holiday Craft Party - All Ages Welcome
Sat Dec 7 from 10am to Noon
The Richmond Beach Community Association is hosting a craft party for children to create holiday decorations. Among other craft activities, children will have an opportunity to make cards, which will be handed out to residents at Richmond Beach Rehab during a community caroling event later in the day.
Location: Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave. NW

Film: Motherload
Cargo bikes as a catalyst for change
Sat Dec 7 from 2pm to 4pm
This film follows director and new mother Liz Canning on her quest to understand the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and how cargo bikes offer a solution.  The 90-minute film will be followed by a short discussion. Bring your family to this Sustainable Shoreline event. RSVP for free tickets
Location: Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N.

Social Justice Book Discussion
Sun Dec 8 from 2pm to 4pm
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir 
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele 
For more information contact Suni Tolton, City of Shoreline Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, or 206-801-2256. 
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N

Sense and Sensibility
by Kate Hamill; based on the novel by Jane Austen
Dates: Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm
Dec 8 and Dec 15 at 3pm
Tickets can be purchased at the door or at
Location: Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N/Campus Theater
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne, after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality.
Refreshments available. No children under the age of 5.
For more information, contact John Nold at

Argosy Christmas Ship Visit
Wed Dec 11 from 7:30pm to 9pm; ship expected around 8:20pm.
Festive evening of outdoor celebration: choirs; beach bonfire.
Location: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St.

Solstice Stroll at Kruckeberg Garden Dec 13,14,15 and Dec 20,21,22
(scroll down for featured information)

Fun by the Fireside Sing-Along Show
Sat Dec 14 from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Family program, all ages welcome. 
Presented by Elephant Umbrella (Mike Gervais and Lisa Taylor). 
Sing and dance along to tunes about fall and winter.
Location: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier, A Story Ballet
Sat Dec 14 at 2pm & 7:30pm and Sun Dec 15 at 2pm
This family-friendly show delights with its engaging and tender retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Enjoyable for all ages, its length of 1 hour and 15 minutes makes it a perfect introduction to the theater for young audience members.  Presented by Dance Fremont.
Admission: $25 for adults and $15 for Children under 12 years and Seniors 65+.  
Brown Paper Tickets.
Location: Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave. NE

Wisdom Cafe: What Has Made Your Life Fun?
Mon. Dec 16 from 10:30am to Noon
Come share your wisdom! These cafés provide an opportunity to converse and connect with others in discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. Come for one session or more in a facilitated small group conversation. 

What did your family do for fun when you were growing up? What was considered a "treat?" What was the best present you ever received as a child? Can you repeat some of those things now, or something like them, either for yourself or to give to others? 
Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging
Location: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St.

Miracle on 34th Street
Thurs Dec 19 to Sun Dec 29
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"...
Seattle Musical Theater
Location:  18560 1st Ave NE
For more information call 206-363-2809
Coming up in 2020: Rock of Ages from Feb 7 to March 1; 
In the Heights from April 7 to May 3


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

Richmond Highlands Rec Center: activities for teens and tweens

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

Third Place Books Lake Forest December Calendar

Solstice Stroll at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 
December 13th to 15th & December 20th to 22nd

Visit the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden aglow with whimsical light displays. This is an evening event, rain or shine. Parking: on-site parking lot will be closed.  Please park at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St. Free shuttle service to and from the garden. There is no street parking directly adjacent to the garden.

Admission: Free (suggested donation of $10 encouraged)

Parking: Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St.
(free shuttle about every 15 minutes).

Please note: The garden will be closed on these dates during our regular operating hours due to this evening event. Regarding pets, dogs on a leash are allowed, but be aware this event draws a crowd and is not the best fit for all animals. Regarding accessibility, this event is not wheelchair-accessible due to the steep grade of the path into the lower garden.  Please be mindful of Kruckeberg Garden neighbors and their driveways.

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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