Archive for April, 2014

The HPIC Corner Bar Gets Jazzy this Friday – May 2nd

April 29th, 2014 Comments off

Friday, May 2nd, doors open at 6 pm.

6 PM to 6:30PM: DJ Evan spinning Soulful Latin Grooves. He will continue during live performance breaks and after they are done.

6:30PM: The Ellis Brothers Jazz Trio performs two sets, first as the trio and then as The Ellis Brothers Super Group

Below, the Ellis Brothers Jazz Trio performs at the 2013 Alki Art Fair

Draft beer, wine and special cocktail Chili Mango MargaritaAs 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.  Chasing games are discouraged.

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Join us at HPIC during the NW Green Home Tour! Saturday 4/26

April 25th, 2014 Comments off

You are invited to come to Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) to check out a gathering place becoming green!  HPIC is a Sustainability Stop on the NW Green Home Tour, an annual tour featuring sustainable homes.  We will be open from 11 am until 5 pm.

Visitors to the HPIC Sustainability Stop will get a chance to check out the newly completed features, participate in a “Design Your Own Rain Garden” activity, talk to RainWise contractors, and hang out with neighbors!  Plus, there will be a mini-self guided tour of nearby RainWise rain gardens.

Shuttles to South Park will be available between 1pm and 3pm so you can check out how that neighborhood is becoming a green village.  The site will be hosted by RainWise, Sustainable Seattle, Stewardship Partners, and the Highland Park neighbors.  Check out a full list of NW Green Home Tour stops here (

This is a great chance to see our new courtyard! We will see you there!


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Movie Night this Friday – April 18

April 16th, 2014 Comments off

Doors open at 6:30 pm, 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.

Movie hint: In this 2013 animation, fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.


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Highland Park UNCORKED – register online

April 6th, 2014 Comments off

On-line registration is now open!


If you have never been to one of our winetasting 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! Sponsorship is available, starting at the $100 level.

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

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.

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Corner Bar is Diggin’ Spring

April 1st, 2014 Comments off

We hope our new Courtyard (almost done!) helps make walking the neighborhood more pleasant. We encourage you to walk/bike to Corner Bar if you can!

Corner Bar April 4

Friday, April 4th, doors open at 6 pm.

7 PM to 8 PM: Back Porch Apostles

8 PM – ?: Le Sang Song

Draft beer, wine and special cocktail Nicole’s Famous Gin & Tonic. As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well.

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