Archive for September, 2015

HPIC Corner Bar welcomes back Dub Lounge International – This Friday 10/2

September 28th, 2015 Comments off

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

6 PM: DJ Evan spinning Island Vibes

7:30PM: Dub Lounge International  performs two sets, with the second one starting around 8:30


Draft beer, wine and special cocktail ‘The 206’, gin infused with grapefruit and rosemary, topped with sparkling lemonade and proseccoAs 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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Harvest Dinner – Call for Talent!

September 22nd, 2015 Comments off

We will be having a talent show at the HPIC Harvest Potluck dinner on October 10th and we need performers!

The talented duo of Chris Huson and Krissy Otis will be coordinating and hosting the talent portion. What are we looking for?

  • A performance that is no longer than three minutes. There will be a gong reminder, if needed.
  • A family friendly act (if you have a burlesque talent, that would be a different show).
  • No age restriction. Talent is talent, regardless of age.

Email us ( to sign up for the Talent Show! You know you want to…

If you would like to view pictures from a previous talent show, click here.

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Movie Night this Friday – September 18th

September 15th, 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 these 2011 animations ( about 25 minutes), we have a cat, we have a hat, and rhyming breaks out.

Movie hint: In this 2007 G (93 minutes) feature, Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world.


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Call for Vendors – Holiday Bazaar

September 10th, 2015 Comments off

Rhonda & Julie representing the HPIC


Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) member Christie Sjostrom is organizing the Holiday Bazaar again this year and is looking for vendors.

The cost is $25 ($20 if you are an HPIC member) to rent a table. We are looking for handmade arts and craft items to be sold – no commercial items please (such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, etc).

Bazaar will be on Saturday, November 14th from 10 am to 3 pm. Space is limited, so if you are interested, please email Christie at

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Announcing New Classes at HPIC. Yoga and Drawing!

September 5th, 2015 Comments off

Pre/Postnatal Yoga with Sarah Collier

Starting on September 17th , Thursdays at 11:00 am

This will be a one hour class for moms-to-be and moms with their babies up to 12 months.
Eight week series: $100 per student, paid at first class. Drop-ins welcome: $15

Attire: Comfortable, cool and easy to move in. Please bring blankets for babies. Yoga mats provided but students welcome to bring their own.

Prenatal yoga is a great way to relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy, as well as to prepare the body and mind for labor. Through safe modifications of yoga postures and breathing techniques we will strengthen, support and bring ease to the body as it grows and changes throughout pregnancy. There is no ‘right’ time to begin prenatal yoga. Some practitioners work with their doctors to determine an appropriate time, others believe that they will ‘feel’ when the time is right.

Postnatal yoga gives parents of new babies the opportunity to practice in a supportive community. Classes address the physical discomforts and energy challenges that new parents face. Babies up to 12 months (or too mobile to supervise) are welcome, however practitioners may also come alone.

Determining the return to physical activity is a personal decision and should be considered carefully. Each practitioner should always follow the advice of their health care provider and listen to their own bodies.

Both prenatal and postnatal students will benefit from postures that strengthen the legs and pelvic floor, as well as postures that gently strengthen the core. Flexibility is also addressed through gentle openers of the hips and heart. Gentle pranayama (breath work) is used to quiet the body and mind and bring focus inward.

Introduction to Drawing with Sarah Collier

Starting on September 22nd , Tuesdays at 5:30 pm

80 minute class – Eight week series – $120 per student paid at the first class

Students will learn how to represent what they see through studies in contour (outline) drawing, scale, positive/negative space and value. As students progress through the class they will develop a better understanding of the observed form and how to represent it.

Students will need to bring their own supplies:

1. 2B Pencil

2. Kneadable Eraser

3. 18×24 in Newsprint (for sketches)

4. 14×17 in (minimum size) Canson Drawing paper (for final sketches)

5. Blending tool: Chamois cloth, Q-tips or Blending Stump

6. Ruler

7. Pencil sharpener

Questions? Email: Sarah Collier


One Day Chakra Workshop with Kandie

Saturday September 26th , 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Harvest your energy! Let’s welcome in the new season by becoming more grounded and energized. Join me as we explore the chakras, with emphasis on the root chakra which is most closely related to Fall and the earth’s energy. We will learn to better connect our mind, body and spirit by beginning with an introduction to the chakras, followed by a gentle flow allowing us to experience the chakras and their connection with our physical bodies, we will end with a guided savasana. Sign up at – space is limited! $30 pre-register/$35 day of.


Other Classes at HPIC

Improv Alive 

First and third Wednesdays of the month at 7pm (Taking October off)

Yoga Basics

 Every Monday at 5:30pm

Yoga Flow – All Levels

 Every Monday and Thursday at 7:00pm

Yoga Gentle Flow

Every Sunday at 10:00am


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