HPIC Corner Bar Welcomes Back the Back Porch Apostles! – This Friday 7/3

June 30th, 2015 Comments off

 

Friday, July 3rd, doors open at 6 pm.

7:30PM: Back Porch Apostles  performs the first of two sets.

We are excited to welcome back these HPIC favorites, this time for an whole evening of Americana, harmony and surprising covers!

 

 

Draft beer, wine and special cocktail LibertyAs 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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HPIC seeking new Club Manager – Update: Position has been filled

June 18th, 2015 Comments off

Michelle Silver, our current Club Manager, is resigning at the end of June. We thank Michelle for her innovations and ideas and for her committed and meticulous service. The HPIC Board is now looking for someone to continue in that role.

The nitty-gritty: the Club Manager is responsible for booking the club and maintaining the club by overseeing janitorial services. The Club Manager

  • fields rental inquiries through the HPIC gmail account, telephone messages and occasionally in-person
  • shows the club to potential renters/teachers and explains the amenities along with the club rules and regulations
  • makes rental agreements per HPIC’s rental rates
  • meets renters as required to collect fees/manage keys
  • makes deposits to the HPIC checking account of all monies collected
  • does a walkthrough after each private rental to assess the renters’ compliance with club rules, determining whether and what amount of damage deposit will be refunded (usually there are no issues and the deposit is fully refunded)

Pay: $300 per month

The big picture: HPIC is evolving and along with that, the Club Manager’s role is evolving too. With Michelle’s help, our private party rentals have become smaller and more neighborhood-friendly. We continue to shape and develop our rental capacity to offer accommodations and services that benefit the neighborhood, supporting the club’s mission to be the heart of the neighborhood, bringing arts and education programming, while also supporting operational costs.

Club Manager qualities: likes to work with people, collaborative with renters and with the Board/club members, good communication skills, a problem-solver, organized.

Club Manager requirements/skills: access to a computer and scanner, knowledge of or able to learn Google Gmail, Drive and basic Excel spreadsheet entry. Living near the club or in nearby neighborhoods is desired.

Position is open  July 2015 and will remain open for applications until filled.

To apply, please email hpic1919@gmail.com

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Movie Night this Friday – June 19th

June 16th, 2015 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 2004 PG (90 minutes) feature,  Oscar, a lowly tongue-scrubber at the local Whale Wash, becomes an improbable hero when he tells a great white lie.

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HPIC Corner Bar Welcomes McTuff and welcomes back DJ Rich! – This Friday 6/5

June 2nd, 2015 Comments off

Friday, June 5th, doors open at 6 pm.

 

DJ Rich will be setting the mood until 7 pm, between band sets and after McTuff is done.

Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring the incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums and Skerik on saxophone. Their first set will start at 7pm and they will play until 9:30, with a break (two sets).

Draft beer, wine and a Bourbon Ginger Lemonade cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well.

Award Winning Wines! We have been calling them “wines of distinction” and now we have confirmation. The Seattle Wine Awards has just awarded medals to four of the wines that we will be serving you this week. Ancestry Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (SILVER), Ancestry Cellars Riesling(DOUBLE GOLD), NW Wine Academy Zinfandel (GOLD) and NW Wine Academy Chardonnay (DOUBLE GOLD). Corner Bar is the ONLY place that you can still taste the NW Wine Academy winners!

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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Uncorked 2015 Slideshow

May 18th, 2015 Comments off

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Highland Park Uncorked is SOLD OUT!

May 13th, 2015 Comments off

Highland Park UNCORKED is SOLD OUT!

 

 

We have reached our capacity through the preregistration. Please feel free to contact hpicwine@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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

We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday! Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine ($15 or less) per person.

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RainWise “Meet the Contractor Fair” this Saturday (5/9) at HPIC

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

Learn about rain garden and cistern installation at a free ‘Meet the Contractor’ fair

 

Summary

Seattle residents seeking to install rain gardens or cisterns through the RainWise Program are invited to meet qualified contractors at a free event on Saturday, May 9, at the Highland Park Improvement Club in West Seattle.

Story

King County and City of Seattle will host a “Meet the Contractor” open house to share information about installing rain gardens and cisterns through the RainWise Program.

The event is set for Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden St., Seattle. It is the last RainWise contractor fair for this spring.

RainWise is a joint effort by King County and the City of Seattle to fight water pollution by offering rebates to eligible Seattle property owners that could cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install a rain garden and/or cistern.

Rain gardens are more than just beautiful, they help solve one of the largest sources of pollution for Puget Sound by naturally cleaning and controlling stormwater. Cisterns are large rain barrels that collect runoff from rooftops, which homeowners can use for watering yards and landscaping.

People will also be able to see actual examples of rain gardens and cisterns in the  Highland Park Improvement Club’s courtyard, which won Sustainable Seattle’s prestigious Transforming Spaces  Award. The project, which was partially funded by the RainWise Program and a King County Green Grant, entailed two rain gardens, a cistern, and the replacement of impervious parking blacktop with permeable pavers and plants.

The RainWise Program serves a number of Seattle neighborhoods. To receive a rebate, residents must live in an eligible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basin. For more information about the program call the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224 or go to www.rainwise.seattle/gov.

By encouraging eligible Seattle residents to manage stormwater runoff through the RainWise Program, King County and Seattle Public Utilities can meet their goals to reduce CSOs that occur in local water bodies during heavy rains.

Additional information about King County’s CSO Control Program is available on the Web at www.kingcounty.gov/csocontrol.

Customer testimonials about the program are also available at: https://youtu.be/gpzkfe5iKsM

 

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Starting May 18th, 2015 -5:30-6:30 pm – Intro to Yoga with Kandie Trenary

May 1st, 2015 Comments off

Starting May 18th, 2015 -5:30-6:30 pm – Intro to Yoga with Kandie Trenary.
Drop-ins welcome.

HPIC is pleased to announce a new INTRO to YOGA class being offered on Monday Nights starting May 18th 

If you are new to yoga and want to stick to the basics, this class will be a great introduction! Fundamental postures, breath work, and relaxation techniques are introduced. Expect a slow pace and detailed instructions. No yoga experience necessary! Come give it a try!

Classes will be held at Highland Park Improvement Club, every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm starting May18th!

Visit www.kandieyoga.com for more information.

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HPIC Corner Bar Welcomes The Cold 102′s Band! – This Friday 5/1

April 27th, 2015 Comments off

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

 

Formed out of the need to further expose the Chicago Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk sound to the South Sound, The Cold 102′s are poised to cut down any who dare to contend. A deadly line-up of seasoned vets and young blood alike, theirs is a unique sound that’s sure to make you move! Their first set will be from about 7pm until 8. The second set will be from about 8:30 until…?

Draft beer, wine and a Passion Fire cocktail (a chili-infused vodka with passion fruit juice & hints of lime and ginger)As 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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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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