Spring has Sprung in the HPIC Parking Lot

May 9th, 2014 Comments off

Thanks to Carolyn Stauffer for some shots of HPIC in bloom.

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June Collage Workshop with Deborah Faye Lawrence

May 4th, 2014 Comments off

To Register Now or ask questions, contact Deborah at deedeeart@juno.com 

To View Deborah’s artwork: www.deedeeworks.com

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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 (www.nwgreenhometour.com).

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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HPIC Depave Day is this Saturday – March 22

March 19th, 2014 Comments off

We’re building an oasis in the asphalt – a courtyard, replacing a portion of the parking lot with permeable pavers and more gardens. So we have some asphalt that needs to be ripped up and taken away. Bring your muscles and whatever you need to vent this Saturday and help us hoist chunks of asphalt outta here. The asphalt will be prepped, scored and ready to rumble into a big Dumpster that will cart it away.

We will start at 10am till however long it takes. Lunch will be provided and activities for all ages. And yes, there will be beer and other refreshments after all that hard work.

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Movie Night this Friday – March 21st

March 17th, 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: A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world. This 2009 movie is rated PG.

 

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Highland Park UNCORKED is coming May 17th!

March 14th, 2014 Comments off

Highland Park UNCORKED is now seeking Sponsors

 

and Raffle Donations!

 

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 Corner Bar, Tailgate parties, weekly fitness classes and special events.

On May 17th, we are having a REALLY special event, Highland Park Uncorked, which is our annual wine tasting event. Pre-registration will start soon, but first we need sponsors to help make this event a reality. Following are the different levels of sponsorship packages. As you will see, ALL come with at least one entrance to the event! This event will sell out fast so this is your quickest way to secure entrance into Highland Park Uncorked.

Highland Park Supporter $100

  • Honorable mention on website, press releases and advertisement at the event
  • Recognition at the event
  • HP Uncorked t‐shirt
  • Free admission for 1

Bronze Medal Sponsor $250

  • Honorable mention on website, press releases and advertisement at the event
  • High Recognition at the event
  • Free admission for 2, including commemorative wine glasses to take home

Silver Medal Sponsor $500

  • Highlighted placement of logo on website, press releases and advertisement at the event
  • High Recognition at the event
  • VIP seating at the event
  • Free admission for 4, including commemorative wine glasses to take home

Gold Medal Sponsor $1000

  • Premier placement of logo on website, press releases and advertisement at the event
  • Top Recognition at the event
  • VIP table at the event, including take‐home gifts
  • Private spread of appetizers and desserts at your table
  • Free admission for 8, including commemorative wine glasses to take home
Please contact hpicwine@gmail.com to make your donation or donate on our Sponsorship page.

 

This is the perfect opportunity for you to support the club, and attend an awesome event!

Raffle Item Donations! 

We are also in need of raffle items. In addition to, or instead of, your sponsorship, we are hoping that you can donate a raffle item. Raffle items will have signage to identify who made the donation, unless you prefer to be anonymous.

WHAT TO DONATE: We are looking for donated gifts that are of a wine and/or food theme. We also appreciate donations that highlight art (especially local artists), home goods, and gift baskets from local Seattle businesses. We also accept gift certificates to your business (preferably paired with a tangible gift item). We regretfully can’t accept ‘gift with purchase’ or ‘discounts’ as raffle items.

Please contact hpicwine@gmail.com to make your donation.

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