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News for Neighborhoods - September 2019

Post Date:08/28/2019 3:30 pm

September is just around the corner. Summer may be winding down, but the Shoreline Farmer’s Market is still in full swing.  Enjoy the bounty of harvest season on Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm, at Shoreline Place, near Central Market. 

Million Step Challenge Kickoff, Tuesday, September 3, 6 pm
Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Avenue NE
Get ready to stay fit and have fun into fall!  The Million Step Challenge is a free month-long event for people of all ages and abilities to walk as much as they can during the month of September in the name of health, fitness, and friendly competition. Participants compete against each other for prizes, as well as, competing for their Shoreline neighborhood. At the end of the challenge, awards will be given to top steppers and a trophy will be presented to the neighborhood that walked the most.  Find out more and start logging your steps online.

Rent Smart: Tenant Rights Workshop, Thursday, September 5, 6 – 8 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Solid Ground's tenant counselors offer a workshop for current and future renters. Know and assert your rights as tenants, navigate the housing search and landlord screening process, protect yourself from eviction and housing loss, and learn how to get deposits back and repairs made. Please register online or by calling the library, 206.362.7550.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, Friday, September 6, 1:30-3:30 pm
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE
Hosted by Scarecrow Video, the Silver Cinema Project is an opportunity to enjoy and then discuss golden age Hollywood classics.  This month’s film is The Pink Panther, considered by many to be Inspector Clouseau’s best, most bumbling adventure ever.  Henry Mancini’s music provides the right mood for Peter Sellers, David Niven, Capucine, Claudia Cardinale and Robert Wagner.  All film buffs welcome!

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Walk, Saturday, September 7, 10 am
Meet at Paramount School Park (East parking lot om 10th Ave NE and NE 155th)
Explore the Ridgecrest Neighborhood from the north to south end, visiting both Paramount and Northcrest Park.  Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks.

Ballinger Friendship Festival, Saturday, September 7, 1 – 5 pm
Brugger’s Bog Park, 19553 25th Avenue NE
The Ballinger Neighborhood Association invites you to their first Friendship Festival.  This cultural heritage and harvest celebration is free, fun, and family-friendly.  Enjoy music by JHP Legacy, kids' activities, world crafts, free food, games, and more. Check details on the Ballinger Neighborhood Association's website and Facebook page. The Ballinger Friendship Festival is supported in part by a City of Shoreline Neighborhoods Mini-Grant. 

Wisdom Café: What are Your Truths About Aging?, Tuesday, September 10, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
We live in an ageist culture. Messages about what it means to be older can be depressingly negative or unrealistically optimistic.  How have we pushed back to own our personal definitions of what it means to be older? Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Zentangle Opaque Media Designs Workshop, Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE #1
Instructor Laurie Bell introduces the Zentangle™ method, an easy way of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles. Registration required for this Create and Make workshop offered by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Parks Arts Council.

Almost Antiques Guild, Thursday, September 12, 2 – 3 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
If you like collecting and collectibles, this is the group for you!   Bring something to show and tell, and hear about what others are collecting. Co-sponsored by the Shoreline Historical Museum.

The Power of Planning: Taking Control of Your Own Aging Journey, Friday, September 13, 2 – 3:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Many of us have been there for parents and other loved ones as they have grown older. It is often through these experiences that we begin to recognize the wisdom of planning ahead for our own health, legal considerations, financial concerns, housing, and family issues as we age.  Through this seminar, you can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a Certified Care Manager and an Elder Law Attorney who will help you prepare for both the predictable as well as the What If’s of aging.

Musical Trip Around the World!, Saturday, September 14, 11 – 11:45 am
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Presented by Miho and Diego for ages 5 and older.  Learn songs from Latin America and Japan! Discover some rare instruments from other countries and play along by clapping and stamping out rhythms.  This program is presented in honor of Welcoming Week 2019.

The History of the Shoreline School District – 75th Anniversary, Saturday, September 14, 2 – 3 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Using stunning historical photos and research, Shoreline Historical Museum Director Vicki Stiles will tell how the Shoreline School District got its start 75 years ago. Stiles will take the audience all the way back to 1887, when the first school in the district was established, and forward to the present, as the school district meets the challenges of education today.

Wisdom Café: Being Grateful Today, Monday, September 16, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
What are you most grateful for? What brings joy to your daily life? Consider people, experiences, talents, and wisdom. Is there anything you are grateful for now that seemed a missed opportunity at the time?  Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Secrets to Success for “Solopreneurs”, Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 – 8 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Jeff Leisawitz, author, musician/producer, creativity coach. A "solopreneur" is a small business with only one employee—you! In this workshop, dig into the pros and cons of being a "solopreneur." Look at various business types, strategies and plans, to help you understand how your passions and skills could be a springboard to a new and empowering income stream.

Friends of the Shoreline Library Book Sale, Friday-Sunday, September 20 – 22
345 NE 175th Street
Members Only Preview Sale, Friday, September 20, 5-7pm. Membership forms available at the book sale entrance.  Everyone is welcome on Saturday, from 10am-4pm, and Sunday, from 11am-3pm. Most books priced $1 or less.  Bag Sale on Sunday.

Printmaking for the Season Workshop, Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE #1
Instructor Jess Graff leads this fun and engaging printmaking workshop to design, carve, and print your own linoleum block stamps. Techniques for safer carving and joyful creation will be discussed. Registration required for this Create and Make workshop offered by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Parks Arts Council.

Film Screening: A New Economy, Thursday, September 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
What if working together for the greater good was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business.  Stay for an informal discussion after the film.

Reporting on Homelessness in Seattle and King County, Saturday, September 28, 2 – 3 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
KUOW’s Kate Waters shares her perspective on the challenges of reporting on the complicated topic of homelessness, one of the biggest issues faced in this region.  There are a wide range of opinions on how to best tackle the issue, how much money should be spent, whether public dollars are being spent wisely, what works and what doesn’t.

Here are volunteer opportunities through the month of July to help restore urban forests across the City of Shoreline.

**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end), Saturday, Saturday, September 14, 10 am – 1 pm
Twin Ponds Park, 15401 1st Avenue NE
Meet at the south end parking lot along 1st Ave NE, but north of N 149th St, near the community garden. Contact RestoreTwinPondsSouth@outlook.com to RSVP or for further information to RSVP or for further information.

**Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party, Sunday, September 15, 10 am – 1 pm
Brugger’s Bog Park, 19553 25th Avenue NE
Meet at the end of the dirt/gravel path entrance to the park on the bridge Contact BruggersBogStewards@gmail.com to RSVP or for further information.

**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (north end), Saturday, September 21, 10 am – 12 pm
Twin Ponds Park, 15401 1st Avenue NE
Meet at the northwest corner of the park along the fence on N 155th St.  Contact NorthTwinPondsRestoration@gmail.com to RSVP or for further information.

**Hamlin Park Work Party, Saturday, September 21, 10 am – 1 pm
Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE
Meet at the far end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs.  Contact Hamlin.Restoration@gmail.com to RSVP or for further information.

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