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News for Neighborhoods - January 2019

Post Date:01/04/2019 9:56 am

Happy New Year! 

Are you interested in learning how the City of Shoreline works?  You still have an opportunity to apply for the 2018 CityWise Project.  The deadline for applications is January 4.  For more information, and the online application, visit the City website.

Wisdom Café: Who Is Your Family?, Tuesday, January 8, 2 – 3 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
We often assume older people have or have had partners, children and grandchildren, and belong to "typical" families.  But our assumptions can be wrong, and people can feel hurt and excluded.  What determines "family" for you?  Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Chess @ the Shoreline Library, Wednesday, January 9, 3 – 4:30 pm, and Sunday, January 13, 1 – 3 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Join the club! Play chess, learn chess or teach chess to others. Drop in to enjoy a casual and fun atmosphere with snacks provided. Ages 6 and older, tweens and teens, and all skill levels are welcome.  We’ll have chess boards and people willing to teach those who want to learn.  Chess Club will be held on one Wednesday and one Sunday each month.

Experimental Process Painting, Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE #1
Start the New Year with an Arts Council Create and Make Workshop taught by Heather Danso.  Break out of your routine and find a way to play with color, shape, line, and texture. Beginning with cotton paper, you’ll work through varied media ranging from pencil and charcoal to watercolor and acrylic. You’ll use water, squeegees, brushes, and droppers in this process-based experiential painting workshop. No experience necessary, and all supplies provided.  Register online.

MLK Program with Live Paint!, Saturday, January 12, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Learn about the big words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This program combines storytelling, theater arts and creative writing to create a unique experience that will inspire, empower, educate and entertain people of all ages!  This family program is presented by Cindy Arnold of Live Paint.  All ages welcome.

Tween Night, Saturday, January 12, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Avenue N
5th and 6th Graders, this is your night to kick it with your friends without younger sibs or older kids. Parents, this program offers a safe and fun places for Tweens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. There will be fun games, activities, crafts, music, and food! And it’s free! For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.

Coloring for Adults, Friday, January 18, 2 – 4 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Many adults use coloring as a way to relax and relieve stress. Drop-in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring utensils, or bring your own materials to work with.

Middle School Night, Saturday, January 19, 7:00 – 11:30 pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Avenue N
Calling all 7th and 8th Graders! Aged out of Tween Night but still looking for something fun to do on the weekend? This is your night to hang out with friends in a familiar setting. Parents, this program offers a safe and fun place for your teens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. There will be fun games, activities, crafts, music, and food! And it's free! For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.

Polaroid Emulsion Lifts, Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE #1
Participants will create a beautiful and unique image in this workshop taught by Thelma Harris. After observing a demonstration on Polaroid emulsion lifts, you will learn how to deconstruct a Polaroid photo by removing the emulsion (image) and transferring it to watercolor paper or other surfaces. Impress your friends with your new skills by creating hand-made photographic gifts!  No experience necessary, and all supplies provided.  Register online.

Help for Seniors and Their Family Members, Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
We would all like to live a very long, healthy life being independent until the end of our days. What if that doesn't happen for us or for someone we love?  Hear from an Elder Law Attorney,  Home Care Advisor Senior Housing Referral Specialist, and  Seniors Real Estate Specialist and licensed Broker.

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Annual Meeting, Thursday, January 24, 7:30 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
All are welcome to our annual meeting off-site at Shoreline City Hall. To start the meeting, KBGF members will approve new board members and officers, followed by our engaging guest speaker, Lynda V. Mapes, author of “Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak” at 7:30. Not a member yet or your membership has lapsed? You can become a member of the garden or renew your membership at this event. Membership is not required to attend. The evening will include time to connect with other community members and plant enthusiasts. Admission: FREE to members, $5 for non-members.

CPR/Stroke Workshop for Seniors, Friday, January 25, 2 – 3 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Did you know that cardiac arrest is the 3rd leading cause of death in King County and stroke is the 5th? Come learn how to be prepared in case someone near you experiences this health event.
King County Emergency Medical Services and the University of Washington Public Health undergraduate capstone students are providing this free one-hour workshop to teach how to perform "hands-only" CPR (no mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). You'll also learn how to identify stroke symptoms and what happens when you call 9-1-1.  Space is limited. Registration required, 206.546.3522.

Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life: Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century, Saturday, January 26, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
In partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program presents an exhibition of artwork inspired by the life and ideas of Edwin Pratt, the civil rights pioneer who lived in Shoreline. Join us to celebrate the legacy of Edwin Pratt with literary readings and presentations in the City Hall lobby from 6:30-7:30, food & beverages, and art exhibit on the third floor.

Drop-In Genealogy Help, Wednesday, January 30, 1 – 3 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Have you hit a wall in your research? A volunteer from the Seattle Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

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