Free Community Tailgate Party this Sunday, with a potluck Chili Cook-off!

January 28th, 2014 Comments off

Join us this Sunday, February 2nd, as we cheer on the Hawks!

Photo courtesy of the West Seattle Blog

 

Come to HPIC and watch the game with your neighbors, AKA The 12th Man!

 

We will have potluck, including a “Chili Cook-Off” . The winner will receive a trophy, a Highland Park Hoodie and (of course) bragging rights. If you would like to participate, please bring a dish: Chili, to compete, or any dish to share.

Please bring your own refreshments. There is no cover charge. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends and neighbors!

Schedule:

2:00 – Doors Open

2:30 – Chili Cook-Off begins

3:30 – Kick-off

 

Coming up on February 7th: Watch for our Corner Bar announcement for the following Friday, which will be a Burns Supper. We will have Haggis, Scottish dancing and much more! Stay tuned.

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Movie Night this Friday – January 17th

January 13th, 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: When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. This 2010 movie is rated PG.

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THE COLLAGE CURE – Starting Tuesday February 4th

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Celebrate 2014 with New Years Eve at HPIC!

December 27th, 2013 Comments off

Friday night comes early with our Corner Bar opening for the New Years Eve celebration!

 

Join us for our 5th Annual New Years Eve celebration, including our Corner Bar!

6 pm. The Not-So-Silent Night Parade.
Assemble in the parking lot at 6pm. Bring noisemakers, flashlights, lanterns, umbrellas – whatever is necessary! Parade starts when everyone is ready!

7 pm-ish. The Sage Comet Fire Performance.
The performance will begin after everyone has returned from the Parade.

After the Sage Comet Performance – come inside to our second Annual New Years Eve Corner Bar!

 

Live music from Choroloco! Brazilian jazz. 8-10 pm.


 

DJ Rich and DJ Evan will rock your world from 10 pm until 2014.

Your favorite local beer on tap, wine by the glass and a Champagne Bar with liqueurs and fresh fruit. Non-alcoholic drinks also available.

Let’s rock this New Years Eve!

We may need a few volunteers to help direct traffic and keep the parade marchers safe.  To volunteer as a crossing guard, please contact Dan Mullins:  danmullins10@gmail.com

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Movie Night this Friday – December 20th

December 16th, 2013 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: An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars. This 1990 movie is rated PG.

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Corner Bar this Friday – December 6th

December 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Aloha Friday at Corner Bar!

 

Kama’a Ole at Jaques Moiteret’s Riptide Lounge

Friday, December 6th, doors open at 6 pm.
All ages 6-9 pm
21+ after 9

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

Kama’a ‘Ole will be providing live music and the DJ content. The band’s name means “laidback” or ”barefoot”. This will be a special evening, as it will be all Hawaiian from start to finish. The performers will be giving hula lessons and playing Hawaiian Christmas songs. There will be audience participation segments (time to shine, you karaoke fans) . Schedule is as follows:
6 PM to 6:45 PM: DJ
6:45 to 7:30: Kama’a ‘Ole plays their first set
7:30 PM to 8:00 DJ
8:00 PM to 9:00: Kama’a ‘Ole plays their second set
9:00 PM to ?: DJ

So, wear your Hawaiian shirts, dresses, snorkeling gear and flip-flops. It may be freezing outside, but HPIC will give you a lovely warm evening in paradise.

Parental Guidance – Kids welcome until 9 PM.  There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities.  Chasing games are discouraged.

Hoodies! Hoodies! Hoodies!

Photo courtesy West Seattle Blog

We will also have our hoodies available for sale. $30 for Adult sizes/$25 Child sizes. These make the perfect Christmas gift. They also make an ideal additional garment when you discover how cold it is before heading home in your hula skirt and flip-plops.

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Movie Night this Friday – November 15th

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

Doors open at 6:30pm, 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: Set during the Ice Age, a saber-tooth tiger, a sloth, and a woolly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe. This 2002 animated movie is rated PG.

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Join with your neighbors to celebrate the rain garden installation

November 9th, 2013 Comments off

Come and Celebrate!

 

When: November 16, 12pm – 2pm

Where: HPIC

Questions/RSVP   Hannah, Hannahk@sustainableseattle.org

 

Have you seen it?  Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) is busy transforming the parking lot with green infrastructure. Since January, the HPIC Greening Committee has been working with Sustainable Seattle to design and install the rain garden that is now there for everyone to enjoy.  Almost 150 people showed up on June 1 to be a part of the Community Planting Day.

In August, the cistern was connected and is now busy collecting water from these Fall storms. Stay tuned as a community team creates an art piece that describes what this rain garden is doing to help keep the Duwamish River clean.  Once the art piece is complete, we will install it with a community-wide celebration.  Details coming soon.

The rain garden and cistern are just the launching point for the transformation of this community center – and now HPIC is ready to start the next step: a second rain garden and a community courtyard.  The second rain garden is already going in the ground, collecting excess water from the cistern. The community courtyard, which will be built using permeable pavers, will surround the current rain garden and is funded by a second Green Grant to Sustainable Seattle from King County Wastewater Treatment. These developments will not only beautify the parking lot but potentially provide a way for HPIC to reduce their surface water fees through the stormwater credit program.

As part of this project, Stewardship Partners will be working with Sustainable Seattle and HPIC to hold a community Depave event, funded by a King County Green Grant to Stewardship Partners.  The event will bring the community together to break up a portion of the asphalt in the parking lot, setting the stage for permeable pavers and more planting areas. The project will not only beautify HPIC and draw attention to this neighborhood gem, it will also provide the launching point for a Depave campaign across the county that will remove tons of unnecessary pavement from our communities. Details about all the changes coming to the parking lot are still in the design phase – and you will have a chance to add your voice to that process.

Do you want to stay in-the-loop about the project?  Here are a couple of ways you can participate right now:

-          Come to the Celebration on November 16! Details above.

-          Join the HPAC mailing list to stay in the know

-          Be a part of the Greening Team and add your voice to the design process

-          Connect the Team to local resources that would expand the project

-          Tell your neighbors about the project

-          Enjoy the new green features

-          Help launch our region’s depave movement

-          Adopt the actions at the club on your property – contact Hannah at Hannahk@sustainableseattle.org to learn how.

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The Annual HPIC Holiday Bazaar! – This Saturday 11/9

November 7th, 2013 Comments off

Our First Annual Holiday Bazaar – 2010

 

Don’t miss the Holiday Bazaar, this Saturday, from 10am to 3pm.  We will have vendors selling:

  • Hand-made Soaps
  • Jewelry
  • Baked goods
  • Knitted Crafts
  • Magnets
  • Pin Cushions
  • Russian Nesting Dolls
  • And More!

Shop super local for handmade treasures made in the ‘hood. Arts, crafts, raffle and concessions for sale. This is a great chance to get your holiday shopping started early and support your local neighbors and friends. Come on out and get into the holiday spirit!

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Corner Bar this Friday – November 1st

October 28th, 2013 Comments off

Día de Muertos at Corner Bar!

 

Friday, November 1st, doors open at 6 pm.
All ages 6-9 pm
21+ after 9

Draft beer, wine and special cocktail Chili-infused Margarita, as well as Mexican Tequila shots.

DJ Rich brings the Funk from 6-7:30 pm, then Accidental Rhino will perform vintage acoustic jazz from the 1920′s and 30′s!

In the spirit of Día de Muertos, we will have an Altar de muertos upon which you may place a small memento of someone who has passed that you would like to remember. This can be a (small) photo, a poem, or just their name. Between sets of the band (8:30 or so) people can come up to the mic and share a short (30 seconds) remembrance. This can be merely saying their name, a humorous story, or whatever you would like others to know about this person. It should be a celebration. Barry, our master of ceremonies, will read something for you, if you desire.

Parental Guidance – Kids welcome until 9pm.  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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