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 smile.amazon.com 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: parentchildyogaclass@gmail.com

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: parentchildyogaclass@gmail.com

 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:  parentchildyogaclass@gmail.com

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HPIC Corner Bar Welcomes Back the Yada Yada Blues Band as well as DJ Dr.Lehl! – This Friday 3/4

February 29th, 2016 Comments off

Friday,  March 4th, doors open at 6 pm. 

DJ Dr. Lehl will be setting the mood until 7:30 pm, between and after band sets.

7:30 PM: Yada Yada Blues Band  performs their first set.

 

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 and Jalapeno Infused Margarita!

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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Movie Night this Friday, February 19th

February 16th, 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 2006 animation (22 minutes) take a journey back to medieval Bikini Bottom, land of fair maidens, evil knights, fire-breathing jellyfish and daring rescues. Thou art in for an exciting ride.

Movie hint: In this 2014 PG feature (89 minutes), a trio of teen pals make an out of this world discovery via encoded messages on their cell phones.

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Join the Highland Park Uncorked Planning Committee!

February 5th, 2016 Comments off

It’s that time of year again where we start planning for our largest fundraising effort of the year, our 8th annual Highland Park Uncorked Fundraiser, where all proceeds go towards the building fund for much-needed renovations so the club can serve the community for the next 100 years! 

It’s a fun event to plan, however, it takes a lot of effort and coordination, and many hands make the load light!  Whether you want to help with the planning, have connections for raffle donations, or are a foodie that wants to help with food, we welcome your support. 

If you are interested in joining our fun committee or wanting to help out in any other way, please reach out to Nicole Mazza at hpicwine@gmail.com.  Committee meetings are every other Tuesday evening and will start on Feb 16th, and run through May 10th, with additional time required as the event draws near.  More details will be provided at the kick-off meeting.

Let the fun begin!

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Remember – Corner Bar this Friday and Yes, There are Rules

February 2nd, 2016 Comments off

 

Breaking News – HPIC is getting a new Liquor License!

Until now, Corner Bar has always operated under a Special Occasion License which allows non-profits to sell alcohol up to 12 times a year; hence the once a month event. We will now be operating under a temporary Non-Profit Arts Organization liquor License with the hope that this will be made permanent. This type of license allows us to sell alcohol at any art event. Obtaining this permit has been a tremendous amount of work and has great value to HPIC. In order to get and keep the permit, we want to remind you of some basic rules.

 

Rules?! There are no…OK, there are a few rules…

Keep in mind that we did not make these rules. Violation of these rules could cause us to lose our ability to hold Corner Bar and similar events. Everyone that works at Corner Bar is a neighbor and a volunteer. Please do not make them have to enforce the rules. If you see a neighbor violating a rule, please let them know so that they can avoid the awkwardness of someone they do not know telling them.

1. Bring your ID

 If you have never looked in the mirror and asked “When did I get old?” or “When did I turn into my Mother (or Father)?” then you need to be ready to be asked for your ID.

2. No Intoxicants from Outside HPIC

You cannot bring in your own beer, wine, or cannabis. We do not sell cannabis and the permit does not allow it to be consumed on the HPIC property (building or lot). If you feel the desire for this, you will have to consume it elsewhere

Keep in mind that this is a fundraising event. There is no cover charge, so we are relying on the purchase of beverages, alcoholic or not. That is not the reason for the rule, but it could be! As it is, we get to blame the State.

3. No Alcohol Outside

We are working on a permit to allow us alcohol in the courtyard, but alcohol must stay inside until then.

Corner Bar this Friday February 5th!

 

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HPIC Corner Bar Welcomes Marco de Carvalho and welcomes back DJ Dr.Lehl! – This Friday 2/5

January 30th, 2016 Comments off

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

DJ Dr. Lehl will be setting the mood until 7:00 pm, between and after band sets.

7:00 PM: Marco de Carvalho  performs their first set, playing chill Brazilian jazz.

Beverages Draft beer, wine, and special cocktailAs always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well.

This month’s special cocktail– Mojitos!!!!!

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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Movie Night this Friday – January 15th, Tailgate on Sunday!

January 12th, 2016 Comments off

Movie Night this Friday – January 15th

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 2006 animation (25 minutes) Tyrone must train apprentice Austin to make the Great Pie for Empress Tasha, while fending off a raid from pie stealing Ninjas Uniqua and Pablo.

Movie hint: In this 2012 PG (93 minutes) animation, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

 

Tailgate Party this Sunday – January 17th

Come join your 12th neighbors in celebrating your favorite team, no matter which one that is. Bring some food to share and your own beverages.

This is an all ages event. HPIC is an inclusive organization, so everyone is welcome at HPIC, even if you come as a large blue cat.

Schedule:
9:00 AM – Doors Open
10:05 AM – Kick-off

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Collage Cure with Deborah Faye Lawrence begins next Tuesday – 1/12

January 5th, 2016 Comments off

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