Highland Park Uncorked – Volunteer! Become a Sponsor!

April 23rd, 2015 Comments off

Our 7th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, May 16! If you’ve wanted to volunteer, now’s your chance.

Food: Prepare and deliver something savory or sweet in 75+ individual one-two bite sized pieces to HPIC kitchen day of event. Every year attendees of the event think that our delicious hors d’ouevres and small bites are prepared by professional caterers. But they are prepared by a cadre of Highland Park/Riverview foodies, and if you are one, join the fun. If you don’t have time to cook but you want to help, we are looking for volunteers to set up the food tables too.

Set-up: Friday, May 15th from 10am-noon. Move tables and chairs, put on tablecloths and other table accoutrements, help with final touches.

Photographer: We are looking for someone to photograph the event that enjoys taking pictures of people having fun with their friends (or making new ones!), tasting delicious food and wine, and winning raffle prizes. The event starts at5:30pm and ends around 10:30pm.

 

Please contact hpicwine@gmail.com if you want to volunteer or know a photographer.

 

Become a Sponsor! Consider becoming a Highland Park Supporter. For $100, you get a seat at the event and a commemorative wine glass to take home. And there are more levels, too! Check out http://www.hpic1919.org/events/2015-highland-park-uncorked/become-a-sponsor/ .

What is the money for? http://www.hpic1919.org/ for more information about Fundraising for Building and Site Improvements.

Do you still need to register for the event? Go here to register.

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HPIC 2015 Spring Clean this Sunday!

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Green Spring Clean this coming Sunday. April 26th at HPIC

Bring your garden gloves, tools and rain slicker. We start at 9am in the courtyard.

  • Weeding and weed eating
  • Mulching garden beds
  • Mystery Tree removal and donation to an interested member
There will be some refreshments for everyone that volunteers. Hope to see you there!
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Fundraising for building and site improvements

April 20th, 2015 Comments off

HPIC has been the recipient of several generous grants and donations. We have two raingardens, a cistern and a beautiful courtyard thanks to Rainwise, Sustainable Seattle, King County Green Grants and DePave (plus a lot of hardworking volunteers). Now, thanks to Northwest SEED, Solarize Washington, Artisan Electric and Puget Sound Solar, we are preparing the HPIC roof for installation of a donated 4.4 kw solar photovoltaic system.

The Courtyard installation required us to replace broken parts of the sidewalk – this partial replacement cost us just over $9000. The partial roof replacement, in preparation for the solar panels, will cost over $6700. These improvements, to support the tremendous site and building improvements that have been donated  to us, are necessary and significant. We will continue to improve the building and site through grants and donations – please help support your neighborhood club by becoming a sponsor of Highland Park Uncorked, making a donation to HPIC via the donate button on our front page or sending us a check (HPIC, 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106).

Part of the new sidewalk replacement – wish we could do it all…

Preparing for solar panels – and for the rest of the roof when we save up the money.

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Movie Night this Friday – April 17th

April 14th, 2015 Comments off

Doors open at 6:00 pm  with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.

Double Feature!

Children’s Movie Hint: This 1962 TV cartoon makes us all ask why we don’t yet have flying cars.

Movie hint: In this 1998 PG-13 (85 minutes) feature, a doctor finds out that he can understand what animals are saying. And the animals find out that he understands.

 

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2015 Highland Park UNCORKED – register online

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

On-line registration is now open!

 

If you have never been to one of our wine-tasting events (or have a somewhat hazy recollection), here is the overview. Each person brings a bottle of their favorite wine, priced at $15 or less. You are assigned a table. The bottle is placed in a brown paper bag, given a number and eventually placed somewhere on your assigned table. You don’t worry about that, as you relax with the wines from the award winning Northwest Wine Academy, mingle with your neighbors, and munch on a wonderful spread of food prepared by our talented gastronomes.

For much more information, please go to our About the Event page.

The tables fill up fast, so register now to ensure that you have a seat.

Become a sponsor! Each sponsorship level includes between one and ten admissions! And now that HPIC is a recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 nonprofit, your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

Lots of great prizes have been donated for the raffle drawings, so be sure to bring some cash or credit cards to buy tickets.

New this year – The Wine Aroma Challenge! Reggie Daigneault of the Northwest Wine Academy will be setting up the same challenge that she gives students in her Sensory Evaluation class. There will be neutral wines infused with aromas that are commonly found in wine. For $20 you can test yourself and get a chance of winning a case of wine!

Did you know that the HPIC is owned by the neighborhood and run by members of the club, who volunteer their time? We are the ONLY club in Seattle like this, making Highland Park a truly unique place to live. A community creates a sense of camaraderie, belonging, security and support and the club is here to support the spirit of community by bringing neighbors together for wonderful events like UNCORKED, Corner Bar, Tailgate parties, weekly classes and special events.

All proceeds from Highland Park UNCORKED go towards improvements for your Highland Park Improvement Club.

All photographs by Matt Cedergreen.

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It is Game Night at HPIC Corner Bar! – This Friday 4/3

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

Friday, April 3rd, doors open at 6 pm. Yes, we have game.

 

Bring your favorite game! From “Candy Land” to “Cards Against Humanity”, we will be playing games this Friday. Bring a couple. HPIC will have some games for you, but everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite. You can play cards as well. If you are playing poker, be sure to play only for chips.

Draft beer, wine and a Raspberry Lemon Drop cocktailAs always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well.

Green Guidance – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

Parental Guidance – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities.  Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

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Movie Night this Friday – March 20th

March 17th, 2015 Comments off

Doors open at 6:00 pm  with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.

Double Feature!

Children’s Movie Hint: In this 1970 26 minute short,  Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

Movie hint: In this 2011 G (96 minutes) feature, when Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

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Meet the new HPIC Board!

March 13th, 2015 Comments off

 

Elections were held at the last HPIC Board meeting, with the board being sworn in by Martha. Pictured from left to right is Nickie Jostol (Secretary), Billy Stauffer (Trustee), Rhonda Smith (President), Julie Schickling (Treasurer), Christie Sjostrom (Trustee), Blair Johnson (Trustee), Martha Mallet (Board Member Emeritus – performed the swearing in), Kay Kirkpatrick (Trustee) and Theresa Beaulieu (Trustee).

 

  Not in the picture above is Gretchen Heiden (Vice President).
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Karaoke at Corner Bar! – This Friday 3/6

March 3rd, 2015 Comments off

Friday, March 6th, doors open at 6 pm.

 Poster courtesy of Rich Lehl Design

Karaoke begins at 7:30, so practice up! You can confirm your favorite songs will be available by checking Baby Ketten’s songbook at babykettenkaraoke.com or book.babyketten.com. We were having some difficulty with the first link and added the second one which goes straight to their songbook.

 

Draft beer, wine and Nicole’s Kiss the Blarney Stone cocktailAs always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well.

 

HPIC has sidewalk repairs over the next two weeks. We will do our best to have the parking lot accessible, but walking is always encouraged.

Green Guidance – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!

Parental Guidance – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities.  Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.

Pictures from the event, courtesy of Peter de Lory:

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Movie Night this Friday – February 20

February 18th, 2015 Comments off

Doors open at 6:00 pm  with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.

Double Feature!

Children’s Movie Hint: Shhhh! It’s a surprise!

Movie hint: “One day, a talented lass or fellow, a special one with face of yellow, will take the Piece of Resistance found from it’s hiding refuge underground, and with a noble army at the helm, this Master Builder will thwart the Kragle and save the realm, and be the greatest, most interesting, most important person of all times. All this is true because it rhymes.”

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