Meet Wendy

Every Thursday night at 7p you will find Wendy Colton teaching Punk Rock Aerobics 
1. How long have you lived in the area?
12 years in Arbor Heights/White Center
2. What's your dream job? and what's your "real" job?
dream job - travel show host. real job - wellness empire practitioner
3. What are 3 things you can't live without? 
after loved ones duh...sumptuous vegan desserts, heavy metal music, and PNW summers
4. What would you bring to a potluck?
veggie hot dogs for the grill
5. What are 5 words your best HUMAN friend OR your best dog/cat/hamster/bird/PET friend might use to describe you? 
goofy, loyal, creative, compassionate, rockin
6. What’s the last book you read?
7. What are you currently (binge) watching on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Cable?
Antiques Roadshow... a 20 year binge
8. What's your favorite event or program at the Highland Park Improvement Club and why? 
Punk Rock Aerobics, why? please.
9. When you are not at Highland Park Improvement Club, what other community spots do you like to go to?
White Center new hot spots, Alki, anywhere on my vintage Sting Ray bike
10. If there was one thing you wanted people to know about Highland Park Improvement Club, what would it be? 
Feel the love and culture of 1000 polka songs gone by, and enjoy a sumptuous modern cocktail today.

Each Month We Ask a Neighbor 10 Questions
This month meet Flower Grosskopf!


Every Monday night at 7p you will find Flower Grosskopf teaching HPIC's Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class.
1. How long have you lived in Highland Park?
Six Years
2. What's your dream job? and what's your "real" job?
I am living the dream! I create and make all natural aromatherapy beeswax candles. This has led me to pursue other styles of handmade craft, including natural soap making perfumery and pottery. Look for an exciting new adventure soon! (check out Big Dipper Wax Works to see her amazing stuff!)
3. What are 3 things you can't live without? 
Well that is a deep question and as the resident yoga teacher at HPIC let me lay down some truths. I am not my garden, my money, my car, my career or my family. Those things can slide away at any given moment and then where are you? What do you have? So, I will embrace the ever changing aspect of life and say water, breath and food (preferably tacos AND pizza or taco pizza).
4. What would you bring to a potluck?
Most recently homegrown roasted carrots in rose water. I will forever kiss the person with enough patience who made the deviled eggs.
5. What are 5 words your best HUMAN friend OR your best dog/cat/hamster/bird/PET friend might use to describe you? 
Energetic, creative, kind, loving and willing
6. What’s the last book you read?
I would love to tell you it was some intense spiritual book but honestly I just finished the epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time.
7. What are you currently (binge) watching on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Cable?
People constantly ask me how I get so much done. I don't watch TV. No judgements!
8. What's your favorite event or program at the Highland Park Improvement Club and why? 
I love the variety of events at the club but the New Years Eve party is my favorite way to ring in the new year. And its within walking distance!
9. When you are not at Highland Park Improvement Club, what other community spots do you like to go to?
I love the Greenbelt! I have done a lot of foraging for medicinal and edible plants. It is a great place to walk and relax!
10. If there was one thing you wanted people to know about Highland Park Improvement Club, what would it be? 
Highland Park is a diverse neighborhood in what is quickly becoming a pretty homogenized landscape. The Improvement Club offers a place for everyone to come together without judgement or bigotry and do what we do best, be a supportive community. I have learned so much about myself by being a part of this vast and dynamic neighborhood. Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity to keep learning, contributing and growing!

Welcome to Who Are The People In Our (HPIC) Neighborhood?

"Who Are The People In Our (HPIC) Neighborhood?"

Just who are all these wonderful folks that live in our neighborhood and hang out at Highland Park Improvement Club?
Each month we will feature a neighbor who could be a trustee, a volunteer, a supporter, a teacher, your neighbor or you! Interested in being featured - Great! Fill out our (fun) 10 question interview ​via google forms. There is also a place to upload a photo/headshot as well.
Click HERE to answer our interview questions. Questions? Reach out to hpicweb@gmail.com.

New Signage At HPIC!

The 98-year-old Highland Park Improvement Club, a neighborhood gathering place, finally has permanent signage! This is something we've been wanting and needing for many years.

The design was developed by committee: Kay Kirkpatrick, Dina Johnson, Julie Schickling, and Nicole Mazza over the past year or more. And the sign was funded by the generous contributions from the Highland Park Neighborhood!

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