Highland Terrace February News
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February Meeting This Thursday!

If you're curious about the Shoreline Schools Levy proposal on your ballot, come by our monthly meeting on February 8 to hear some information and get all of your questions answered.  We will be in the Highland Terrace Elementary Library from 7-9pm.  Short business meeting to follow.

As you have probably heard, there is some exciting news in our neighborhood!  Take the survey to give input of what types of businesses, housing, community spaces, etc. you would like to see in our neighborhood.  We will keep you posted as we learn about the process and timeline of this project.  The following is from a letter to HTNA from Merlone Geier Partners:

Merlone Geier Partners (MGP), recently purchased the portion of Aurora Square where Sears is currently located. MGP owns and operates retail properties in the Pacific Northwest and down the west coast—including the Shoreline Marketplace on 175th with the Trader Joe’s as well as the Town Center at Lake Forest Park. In all of our work, the goal is to create shopping experiences that meet the needs of the community and reflect the unique characteristics of the area.

In 2018, we want to bring you along as we transform Aurora Square into Shoreline Place. We studied the community input on the Aurora Square Community Renewal Area and saw that you commented on the environmental impact study conducted by the City in 2015.

You know your community best, and we value your opinion as we decide what shops, housing and other amenities will replace Sears. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey on what could make Shoreline Place “the spot” for all Shoreline residents:

You can stay up to date on Shoreline Place happenings by following us on Facebook and Instagram at /ShorelinePlace and checking the project website:

News for Neighborhoods
Fat Laces Breakdance Competition, February 9, 6:30 – 11:30 pm
Richmond Highland Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Avenue North
Whether you want to compete or just watch, come join the Shoreline Teen Program for our Winter Break Dance Battle. Questions? (206) 801-2600.
Under Our Skin Video and Discussion, February 10, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Shoreline City Hall,17500 Midvale Avenue North
Explore The Seattle Times’ Under Our Skin video project around race and
inclusiveness. Discussion will challenge your assumptions, inspire you to think and talk about issues of race in a deeper way and help build common ground. Please RSVP to Denise Bugallo ,King County Library System Regional Manager, or call 206-362-7550.
Tween Night, February 10, 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.
Real World STEM Challenge for Kids: Provide Access to Clean Water, February 11, 1 – 2 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Presented by Witty Scientists for ages 8 – 11.  The availability of quality water is a critical problem in many areas of the world. Learn about water polluters and design, build and test water filters. One more session will be held in this series on March 11. Registration begins two weeks before each program date. Please visit the library or call 206.362.7550 to register for this session, beginning January 28.
Shoreline Social Justice Book Group, February 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shoreline City Hall,17500 Midvale Avenue North
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSSB) group will be a rich opportunity to meet neighbors and build community by reading books focused 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. Discussions will be held on the second Sunday of each month at Shoreline City Hall. This first meeting will be to select books.  Please RSVP to Denise Bugallo, King County Library System Regional Manager, or call 206-362-7550.
The Unspoken Truths American History Traveling Museum, February 13, 4 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline City Hall,17500 Midvale Avenue North
Learn about the rich history of Africans in Africa prior to chattel slavery, the experiences and impact of chattel slavery, Jim Crow Era, and the many contributions African Americans have had on science, culture, and technological innovations in the U.S. and the world. Presentations at 4:30pm and 7:00pm by Delbert Richardson, founder of the American History Traveling Museum, community scholar and storyteller, winner of 2017 NEA Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award. Contact Suni Tolton or call 206-801-2256 for more information.
Health and Wellness Series – Housing Options for Seniors, February 13, 7 pm
Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th Street
Richmond Beach Community Association hosts speakers Julianna Fickeisen-Thal and Melissa Mather-Brown of Choice Advisory Services to explain the range of housing options available for seniors. They’ll discuss financial considerations, when a change in housing is appropriate, and how family, especially adult children, can help and hinder matters.
A New Spin on Valentines: Artist Trading Cards, February 14, 6:30 -8:30 pm
18560 1st Avenue NE
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council  offers you an opportunity to create artist trading cards for your Valentine, and explore beginning to intermediate collage techniques and design.  Instructor Ana Christensen is a cut paper artist from Mountlake Terrace.  Tickets required.
Palestinians, Israelis, Jerusalem – peace or Continued Conflict, February 15, 7 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N, Room 9208
The Middle East has been a hotspot for decades, full of seemingly intractable problems and frustration for every U.S. Administration since World War II. Speaker Dr. Joel S. Migdal, Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington has just returned from two years living and working in the Middle East. Free and open to the public, with registration requested. 
Winter Twig ID with Walt Bubelis, February 17, 10:30 am
Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens, 20312 15th Avenue NW
Hone your identification skills with a pro! Walt has been teaching horticulture for decades and was a former student of Dr. Kruckeberg. Join this expert as we learn about lenticels, buds, scales and other components of keying out twigs in a dormant state. Registration is required for this class. Members $25 | Non-members $35.  Register here.
Middle School Night, February 17, 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.
Wisdom Café: The Surprises of Aging, February 20, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Come share your wisdom! This is an opportunity to converse and connect with others in a discussion of aging. Most of us don't know what it will be like to be older. Research indicates we might be pleasantly surprised. What have you learned?
Health and Wellness Series – Financial Wellness and Elder Law, February 20, 7 pm
Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th Street
Richmond Beach Community Association hosts Maggie Knowles, who has been helping seniors manage their finance for years. She will talk about how seniors can take better care of their finances independently and the signs when they need additional help with their finances. Peggy L. Sanders of Sanders Law Group will talk about durable power of attorney, wills, planning for extended care and all about trusts.
Opera Preview – Beatrice and Benedict, February 21, 7 – 8 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175 Street
Inspired by Shakespeare, Hector Berlioz based his French operatic masterpiece in Much Ado About Nothing. The Seattle Opera will soon perform it for the first time, and this free lecture will be a great introduction, featuring speaker Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts.
Little Bugs, Big World Puppet Show, February 22, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Presented by Dragon Theater Puppets, this family program welcomes all ages.  A lady bug meets a caterpillar and they travel the world together, exploring new places and discovering different languages. But, will they get caught in Mr. Spider's web of deceit, or will they get home safely? Come find out. Space is limited; first come, first seated.
Shoreline Community College – Opera Workshop 2018, February 23,24,25, varying times
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline Community College Musical Theater and Opera program proudly presents Opera Workshop 2018, featuring Washington state stories and music. For more information please contact Dr. Charles Enlow, producer, at  Details and tickets available online.
Edith and Eddie: A Documentary Screening and Discussion, February 25, 2-3:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their unusual and idyllic love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart. Join us to watch this 30 minute film with a discussion to follow.
90th Academy Award Preview Party, February 26, 7 – 8:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
We all love a good party, especially the Oscars! In anticipation of the Academy Awards airing on March 4th, film historian Lance Rhoades will share highlights and controversies from previous ceremonies, discuss the current nominees–and offer his own Oscar predictions!  For more information, 206-546-3522.
Health and Wellness Series – Care Options, February 27, 7 pm
Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th Street
The Richmond Beach Community Association welcomes Tanya McGee, Regional Lead Coordinator with Sound Generations Pathways program.  She will offer information about programs especially for seniors and their caregivers that offer on-going support for overall wellness.
Westminster and 155th Intersection Design Public Meeting, February 28, 6 – 7 pm
Shoreline City Hall,17500 Midvale Avenue North
Help us transform Westminster Way into a place you’d like to stroll. Come comment on the plan.

Upcoming Events

March 8 - HTNA Monthly Meeting, Highland Terrace Elementary Library, 7-9pm

April 12 - 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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