Highland Terrace April News
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Next HNTA Meeting at City Hall April 12

Join us at City Hall (17500 Midvale Ave N, Room 302) on Thursday April 12 for our next HTNA meeting.  We have not yet confirmed a speaker, but will announce it on our web page, Nextdoor, and Facebook as soon as we know.  We will likely be discussing crime and neighborhood safety, as well as gardening as our Spring Plant Sale gets closer.  We will meet at 7pm for a business meeting, then we will walk to Jersey's at 8pm (next door) for some beverages and socializing.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Annual Highland Terrace Plant Sale/Exchange

May 5;  2nd NW at 159th 10:30 - 2:00 

For the sale we have outdoor ceramic planters, indoor pot containers (jardinières), peonies, clematis, Lilies, Iris (potted), Crocosmia bulbs, Lavender, thyme, grasses, Dahlia tubers, lilac starts, seeds, and more. We need your quality plant donations.  We also would love vegetable and annual seedlings if you are starting seeds for your garden or have extra, plus yard ornaments, planters and useful items. We would love some volunteers to set up and help neighbors at the sale. Contact Fran at 206 779-7794 with plants or if you need gallon pots.


It's That Time of Year Again - Help Fill the Food Pantry
at Shoreline Community College!

The Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association is helping Shoreline Community College fill their food pantry for students in need. This is our first (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 Thursday, April 12th. 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 the store or 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
• Apple sauce 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.

HTNA Met with SCC

HTNA Representative, Lindsey Virdeh, met with Mary Brueggeman, Vice President for Advancement/Shoreline Community College Foundation Executive Director on March 30, 2018 to get some updates from the College.

Some highlights:

  • The next Neighborhood Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 13th at 6:30 – 8:00 PM in Room 9208 in the PUB, Building 9000.
  • The ground breaking and construction of the new residential dorm will hopefully begin in May 2018.
  • SIFF is coming to the SCC campus May 25th through June 2nd.

Full notes are available here.



Shoreline Public Schools and Shoreline PTA Council are co-hosting the 3rd Annual LGBTQ & Allies Family Potluck Dinner on Thursday, April 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Shoreline Center (18560 1st Ave NE). ( 26&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=14095&PageID=1). All are welcome to join members of your Shoreline Schools community in support of LGBTQ families as we share a meal and fun activities for all ages! Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish to share and to RSVP online. We look forward to seeing you! Please contact Kim Darcy at 206-393-4217 or for more information and questions. 
If you are unable to attend this event but would be willing to offer practical support to the Gay Straight Alliance groups at Shoreline's secondary schools please contact Scott Shiebler as there is a need for baked goods and other refreshments to supplement the potluck offerings.  The dessert items will be used to raise funds for these student groups at Shoreline schools.  Scott can be reached at

April 21 Social Bike Ride

Are you interested in an opportunity to meet neighbors who enjoy cycling?  
Interested riders can meet at 8:30AM at Diva coffee shop at Greenwood and 145th for coffee and a snack. 

Riders will depart Diva at 9AM.  The route will go through the University District and cross the 520 bridge, then turn north through Kirkland and Juanita.  After a long up and down on Juanita Dr NE, the route will join the Burke Gilman/Sammamish River Trail to return to Lake Forest Park.  From Lake Forest Park riders will climb Perkins Way to Shoreline.  After a quick cross town on 195th, riders will return to Highland Terrace via the Interurban Trail.

Distance: approximately 35 miles
Pace: 13-15 MPH average
Terrain: flat to gently rolling EXCEPT Juanita Hill and Perkins Way

Please just show up if you are interested, but if you have questions, please contact

Merlone Geier Partners, new owners of the Sears site at Aurora Square, held a Meet and Greet with the public on March 20 at  Shoreline Community College.  Read the Shoreline Area News article about it here:

We also posted the pictures of the information boards posted that night on our Facebook page.


News for Neighborhoods
Friday Afternoon at the Movies, April 6, 1:30 – 4 pm
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE
Hosted by Scarecrow Video, the Silver Cinema Project is an opportunity to enjoy and then discuss golden age Hollywood classics.  This month’s film is Steamboat Bill Jr., directed by Buster Keaton.  In this silent comedy, college student william Canfield Jr. reunites with his boat captain father in a Misssissippi River tiwn.  Hijinx ensue when he falls in love wit the daughter of his father's business rival.

Ridgecrest and Northcrest Parks Walk, April 8, starts at 9 am Meet at the Crest Theater, 16505 5th Avenue NE
Join us for a springtime walk around the Ridgecrest Neighborhood and visit two of the areas less visible parks. Rain or shine we’ll meet at the Crest Theater – if it’s raining, bring your umbrella.  Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks opportunities.
Paper Quilling Mother’s Day Cards, April 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
18560 1st Avenue NE, Cromwell Room
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council invites you to learn basic techniques of quilling or paper filigree which is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Instructor Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys inspires creativity in her students.  Tickets required
Boeing Creek Interpretive Plant Walk, April 12, 5:30 pm
Meet at Boeing Creek Park Entrance on NW 175th
Join us on a hearty walk learning about the various plant species that grow throughout the wooded trails of Boeing Creek Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, trails are uneven and rugged. Kids (with parents) and teens are encouraged to attend this walk. Parental waiver required for youth under 18. No bathroom available on this walk.
Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks opportunities.
Tween Night, April 14, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
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 places for Tweens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.
Wisdom Café: Tapping into Gifts and Talents, April 17, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Do you have skills to offer and don't know where to share them? We'll share how we find outlets for our talents.
Make a Creative Flower Arrangement, April 17, 7 – 8:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Learn to create a unique flower arrangement for special occasions or add color and whimsy to your house anytime with uncommon flowers and odd containers. Bring flowers from your garden and an interesting or unusual container, or use materials provided. Presented by Eve Phillips.  All ages are welcome.
Get Creative with 3-D Pens, April 20, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Drop-in and learn how to bring your doodles to life with 3-D pens! This hands-on program will allow you to create your very own 3-D art, which you can then take home.
Registration not required, but space is limited.  For more information, call 206.546.3522.
Earth Day Every Day Event, April 21, 9 am – 2 pm
Central Market, 15505 Westminster Way North
Celebrate Earth Day and be inspired to make a difference throughout the year.  Come try out new eco-living tools and learn how to protect our climate and reduce pollution.  This year, attendees will get to choose from three giveaway packages designed to reduce waste and prevent water pollution.
There will be activities for all ages.
Lightweight Hypertufa Container Making Workshop, April 21, starting at 10:30 am
Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens, 20312 15th Avenue NW
This annual favorite DIY class is a must for the container garden enthusiast. Whether it’s your first time or your third, you’ll have a great time and go home with your own creation. Supplies are provided and included in your registration. We hold this class outside, so dress accordingly. In the event of rain, we will have a canopy set up. Registration required.
LatinX Art Share, April 21, 3 – 5 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
Come enjoy a fun, afternoon of art featuring: a Poetry Reading by Maiah Alicia Merino & Raul Sanchez (Lobby); Printmaking Aztec Motifs by ArtMaranth Mobile (3rd Floor); and PUZZLE OUT 9 ACROSS, a Mixed media group exhibition (4th Floor).
Middle School Night, April 21, 7:30 – 11:30 pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Avenue North
Calling all 7th and 8th Graders! Aged out of Tween Night but still looking for something fun to do on the weekend? This is your night to hang out with friends in a familiar setting. Parents, this program offers a safe and fun place for your teens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. There will be fun games, activities, crafts, music, and food! And it's free! For more information, contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.
Paramount Park Star Party, April 21, starting at 8 p.m.
Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Avenue NE
Weather permitting, this is a fun opportunity to see views of the universe through telescopes while volunteers explain the wonders. All are welcome.
Made in Puget Sound: Underwater Photography of Drew Collins, April 23, 7 – 8 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Through still photography and videography, Drew will introduce you to the spectacular color and diverse life and creatures that abound in local waters. From the Giant Pacific Octopus, to Wolf eels, to tiny Sculpins and many others, Drew's award winning, internationally published images will impress and engage you.

Home Improvement Workshop, Tuesday, April 24, 6 - 8 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue North
Do you have a home improvement project in mind, but need some guidance to get it started? Technical reviewers will be available to help with questions regarding your house, land uses, city requirements, property, street, permit information. Sign up here, and get more information from Jarrod Lewis or (206) 801-2521.

Million Step Challenge Kickoff Event, April 28, 9 am
Paramount School Park Picnic Shelter, 15300 8th Avenue NE
The Million Step Challenge takes place during the month of May in Shoreline and is an opportunity for everyone to walk or run in the name of health, fitness and fun.  Kick off the challenge with some early steps, and learn more about how you can help Shoreline reach the community goal of 30 million steps in May.
Parkwood and Twin Ponds Walk, April 28, 10 am
Meet in front of JoAnn Fabrics, 15236 Aurora Avenue N
Explore the Parkwood Neighborhood starting at Joann Fabrics, the interurban trail, some neighborhood public and Twin Ponds Park and Community Gardens. Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks opportunities.
KING FM’s Instrument Petting Zoo, April 28, 1 – 2 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Curious what it's like to hold a violin bow or try a clarinet? Now you and your family can find out! Through this hands-on program you can touch, hear and play many instruments and be introduced to the world of music!  This family program is presented by KING FM Radio, all ages welcome.

Upcoming Events

April 12 - HTNA Monthly Meeting, Shoreline City Hall Rm 302, then Jerseys 7-9pm

April 21 - HTNA Social Bike Ride (see above)

May 5 - HTNA Plant Sale (see above)

May 10 - HTNA Monthly Meeting, Highland Terrace Elementary Library, 7-9pm

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.
  • Get together with neighbors on your block to plan for emergencies, form a block Watch, or organize a block party.
For more information about how to get involved with the neighborhood, please visit our website or contact us at
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