A volunteer-powered neighborhood gathering place.



The Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) has been the heart of our community since 1919. HPIC belongs to our neighborhood and is powered by volunteers. 

We're your gathering place and your community. Join us for our next neighborhood event. We hold free movie nights, craft fairs and we turn into your local corner bar on the first Friday of every month. 


A few of our Trustees were busy working on some building improvements this past week, and having fun in the process!  Kay Kirkpatrick and Billy Markham, with the assistance of Peter de Lory, took to a Genie Lift to make a repair on the side of the building that had become an access point for birds to make their springtime nests. Hopefully, come nesting season, we'll remain "bird free."  The trio had a bit of fun rolling around the alley on the big Genie lift, and managed to whack some of the branches shading the streetlight in the alley by the dumpsters.

Thank you Kay, Billy and Peter!





Art Lounge - Friday November 10th

artloungelogo.jpgCOMMUNITY ART LOUNGE + HPIC BAR. Doors open at 7:00PM

HPIC opens every second Friday as the HPIC Art Lounge! Bring your art, craft project, sketchbook, coloring book, knitting needles, or just yourself to our community art room where you can relax, connect with like-minded neighbors, and set your imagination free. Creativity and spirits flow freely @ HPIC!  No class this month, so come join us in the lounge! 

Suggestions for classes or art-inspired events?  Let us know!  hpic1919@gmail.com


HPIC Holiday Bazaar - Saturday November 11th

holiday-bazaar.jpg Shop local at HPIC with our annual holiday bazaar, featuring over 20 local vendors and their homemade crafts & goodies.
HPIC Bar will be open, and lunch will be available as well, so come hang out with us! 

Doors open: 10:00AM - 3:00PM (vendor spots are sold out with a waitlist)


Family Movie Night - November 17th

The third Friday of every month, we open up as your local FREE movie theater! We pull down our big screen and show a double feature.  Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy, and other movie fare.  Bring blankets and pillows or sit on our chairs.  This is an all ages event.  Bring your friends, family, and neighbors!

JB.jpgMovie hint...  After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.

Doors open at 6:00PM.  Children's short at 6:15PM.  Feature movie at 7:00PM.


HPIC Annual Neighbor Wreath Making Event - Sunday November 19th

wreath.jpg Come make a holiday wreath with your neighbors at HPIC!  All ages welcome.

Bring your own tools, wreath forms, ornaments etc., as well as ideas, greens, pods, pine cones and treats to share!  Coffee, tea and hot cocoa provided!

Sunday, November 19th. 1:00PM - 4:00PM. This event is free!




View our full calendar and join us at our next event, everyone's welcome at HPIC!