Archive for March, 2016

HPIC Corner Bar brings back Karaoke with Baby Ketten! – This Friday 4/1

March 29th, 2016 Comments off

Friday,  April 1st , doors open at 6 pm. 

Signups begin at 6 pm. You can be ready with your song selections by going to:



Beverages Draft beer, wine, and special cocktailAs always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please remember that no outside alcohol is allowed and no alcohol is allowed outside at this time.

This month’s special cocktail– Strawberry Basil Lemondrop!

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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Volunteer Bartenders Needed

March 23rd, 2016 Comments off

HPIC is looking for Bar Crew!

Have you always wanted to be a bartender? Well, we are looking for Corner Bar Crew and more! This is a chance to be more involved in the events, meet some new people and help support HPIC. We also will need people to assist during our annual wine event that is coming up.

We need people that have a MAST (Mandatory Alcohol Server Training) permit. If you don’t already have it, the permits are available online or through classes for a small fee.

To get a MAST permit:

A nice bonus would be to have a Food Worker card. To get a Food Worker card:

If you are interested or have questions, please email us Email:

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Explorative Flow Yoga Class this Wednesday Only – March 23rd at HPIC

March 21st, 2016 Comments off

When: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: Doors open at 
1:30 pm, Class from 2 – 3:30 pm

Bring comfortable clothing, yoga mat (we will have some to use)
Donation appreciated 

Teacher Bio: 

Sonja Spinarski has been practicing yoga and movement for over a decade as a means of personal exploration and healing.  She recently completed her 200 YTT at Pavones Yoga Center in Costa Rica, emphasizing on Iyengar methods as well as Yin and Restorative.  Anatomy, breath, and the therapeutic nature of movement are incredibly valuable components to her practice and a passion she hopes to share with her students.
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Donate to HPIC while shopping at Amazon!

March 21st, 2016 Comments off

If you shop on Amazon, there is another way for you to donate. Shop on AmazonSmile instead. It is still Amazon, using your existing account, but a percentage of your purchases go to the charity of your choice. You will first need to set up the charity. Then you just need to remember to shop through AmazonSmile whenever you are shopping Amazon.

To change your charitable organization:

  1.  Sign into on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2.  From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Search for “Highland Park Improvement Club”, then click “Select” next to the correct listing.
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Movie Night this Friday – March 18th

March 15th, 2016 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 circa 1970 animation (30 minutes) the starring great dane and the gang investigate the happenings of several freighters that are getting raided by the ghost of Redbeard the pirate and his crew.

Movie hint: In this 1994 G (89 minutes) feature, a lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

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New Classes Coming to HPIC! Introducing Rachel Erickson

March 12th, 2016 Comments off

 Two New Classes

Family Dance – Last Sunday of the month – 10am (two hours) – Beginning April 24th!

Come twirl, boogie, skip, waltz or jam out. No previous dance skills necessary. There will be a range of styles of dance music and circle time at the beginning and end. Fun for the whole family! All ages are welcome. Dance with others or solo. Breath, stretch, and practice being present. Dance like nobody is watching! There will not be dance instruction, but this is your opportunity to dance the way you want to!

This is free-form dance with influences from the practice of ecstatic dance and similar to 5 Rhythms. This practice is a means for expression, exercise, and fun. No talking or shoes. It is a safe place to dance without judgment or alcohol. A place where you can free your mind and move freely.

Price: $10.00 per class per family (everyone is welcome)

Please let Rachel know if you plan to join! It is not required, but would be helpful for planning. Contact Rachel via email:

Parent Child Yoga – Every Friday – 10am (one hour) – Beginning April 15th (Note change from original announcement of April 1st)

Come relax, stretch and breath with your kiddos! Practice reaching your center and help your children to reach theirs. Help build body awareness, focus, concentration, and confidence. Movement and imaginative play will be provided for both parent and child.

Best for kids age 2 and up but feel free to come with your baby and stretch!

Price: $10.00 per class

Please let Rachel know if you plan to join! It is not required, but would be helpful for planning. Contact Rachel via email:

 One New Instructor

Both of these new classes are being created and taught by Rachel Caplan Erickson. Rachel received her yoga teacher certification in 2005 with the Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas and has been practicing and studying yoga for over 15 years. She is a mother of an active two-year-old and wife of an educator. As a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist, the wellness of parents and children is central, representing a focus in her yoga classes and dance practice. Rachel has participated in many forms of movement over the years including yoga, Qi gong, ecstatic dance, Tai Chi, Acroyoga, and others. She believes that expressing yourself through movement and being truly present in your body are pathways to health. To let Rachel know you plan or attending or to ask any questions, please contact her via email:

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