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News for Neighborhoods - October 2019

Post Date:09/30/2019 2:47 pm

Get into the spirit of the month with many October happenings in Shoreline.

Shoreline Proposition 1 Informational Meeting, Tuesday, October 1, 7 – 8 pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Avenue N
Shoreline City Council has placed a bond measure, Shoreline Proposition 1, on the November 5 general election ballot. Approval of Proposition 1 will allow the City to construct a new aquatics, recreation, and community center. It will also allow the City to make improvements to four community parks. The City would issue up to $103,600,000 in general obligation bonds to be paid back through an increase in property taxes.To learn more about Proposition 1, come to this informational session.

Whisker City Benefit Film Showing, Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 – 9 pm
AMS Lowes Alderwood Mall, 18733 33rd Avenue W, Lynnwood
Join Shoreline Cat Rescue Whisker City for an exclusive, one night showing of “The Cat Rescuers,” a documentary honoring the work of volunteers who have stepped up to save the lives of the street cats of New York City.

Becoming American Film Discussion: Welcome to Shelbyville, Thursday, October 3, 6 – 7:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Join us for a screening of this documentary to be followed by a short, facilitated discussion led by Dr. Wilson Reed. Shelbyville's long-time residents are challenged with how to best integrate the recent arrival of hundreds of Somali refugees of Muslim faith hired by the local Tyson chicken-processing plant.

Planning Commission Meeting – Public Hearing, Thursday, October 3, 7 pm
Council Chambers, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
On the agenda: Townhouse Design Standards Code Update.  For more information, and a link to the full meeting packet, check the calendar listing.

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services/Tree Board Special Meeting, Thursday, October 3, 7 – 9 pm
Room 303, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
This is a special meeting of the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services/Tree board called at the end of the September 14, 2019 Board retreat to continue the discussion of the Board's priorities and objectives.  Full agenda and comment link online.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, Friday, October 4, 1-2:30 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 Ulee’s Gold starring Peter Fonds, Patricia Richardson, and Christine Dunford.  Fonda won a Golden Globe Award for this portrayal of a reclusive beekeeper who slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together. All film buffs welcome!

STEAM Story Fun for Preschoolers: Apples, Friday, October 4, 1 – 1:45 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
For ages 3 to 6 with participating adult to explore fun fall themes using math, science, and art.  Enjoy stories, songs, and hands-on activities.  Space is limited.  Please register online or call the library at (206) 362-7550.

Comic Memoir, Friday, October 4, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Seniors Creating Art for adults. Engage in memory, drawing and writing activities to identify the best of your personal stories. Learn the basics of comics-making, such as creating a character, facial expressions, sense of place and page layout.  No drawing or writing experience required. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Monster Mash Dash, Saturday, October 5, 8 am
Interurban Trail, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
The Monster Mash Dash is a family 5K fun run and walk along Shoreline's Interurban Trail. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best costume in each age group as well as best group costume. The race will not be officially timed, but will be officially fun.  New this year, the Monster Mash Dash 5K is partnering with the Food4Kids Weekend Backpack Program in the Shoreline School District.

Final Day of the Season – Shoreline Farmers Market, Saturday, October 5, 10 am – 3 pm
Shoreline Place, near Central Market, 15300 Westminster Way N
One last chance this year to shop local vendors, enjoy live music, and celebrate a bountiful season!  And to get you into the Halloween spirit, there will be a pumpkin decorating tent at the market.   Kids in costume will receive a FREE pumpkin from Central Market, and everyone can marvel at the giant pumpkin weigh-off competition. And the fun extends to your canine friends.  Bring them to the Wag Booth for photos.

4-Corners Food Drive for Hopelink, Saturday, October 5, 1 – 7 pm
Richmond Beach QFC, 600 NW Richmond Beach Road
The 4-Corners Neighborhoods are collecting food for Hopelink. Pick up a list of the most needed items from neighborhood volunteers outside the store, and then shop inside and drop off as you leave.  More about other donation options online.

Museum of UnNatural History Art Opening, Saturday, October 5, 5 – 9 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue NJoin us for the opening of an exhibition by 40 Northwest artists curated by Anne Marie Grgich. The show runs through November 29. Follow on Facebook.

6x6NW – A Unique Art Exhibition, Saturday, October 5, 7 – 9:30 pm
Shoreline Community College Student Union Building, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N
6X6NW will feature hundreds of 6 x 6-inch works of art from artists locally, and all over the country, in all variety of medium. This evening event will include music, food, and a chance to purchase any of the artworks for $36. Proceeds from the event support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming. Doors open at 7pm for time to view the art on display while mingling with friends and artists.  Selecting art for purchase begins at 8pm. Everyone who attends will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win “Collectors Choice” — the opportunity to choose the first work sold.  Tickets available online

Meet Author Jennifer Haupt, Monday, October 7, 7 – 8:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Attend a special meeting of the Richmond Beach Library Book Discussion Group. We’ll be joined by Jennifer Haupt, author of this month’s pick, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills. Three women from vastly different cultures and background search for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda.

Wisdom Café: The D Word, Tuesday, October 8, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
The D Word  is Dependence. Independence is an unquestioned American value that doesn't acknowledge the reality of most of our lives. We will all face the dilemmas of dependency, both as caregivers and care receivers. How can we think about this differently? Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Mindfulness in the Garden, Wednesday, October 9, 10 am – 12 pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
Taught by Jessica Hancock, ND. While we slowly stroll through the garden, we will engage with our senses to open and deepen our connection to the wonder and healing power of nature. This class will utilize elements of mindfulness meditation and shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help ground and calm mind, body and spirit.  Registration required.

What is Money?, Wednesday, October 9, 3:30 – 4:15 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Ages 5 to 8. Presented by Kelly Anderson, AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union. What is money? How do you get it, and what can you do with it?  Learn about money, and then make a Moonjar to keep.  A moonjar is a way to divide your own money so that you have some to spend, some to save and some to share! Register online.

Silk Beaded Jewelry Workshop, Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE #1
Explore color and pattern with instructor Meredith Arnold while creating silk beads to make your own unique jewelry. Create a necklace or bracelet from your custom beads and wear them home! Registration required for this Create and Make workshop offered by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Parks Arts Council.

From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story, Thursday, October 10, 6:30 – 9 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
As immigration becomes more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naïve and another as xenophobic. What has become lost is the human story of immigration to America, with all its complexity, heartache, and hope.  Join Professor Carlos Gill, who has chronicled his own family’s experience.

Hillwood and CRISTA Walk, Saturday, October 12, 10 am
Hillwood Park, 19001 3rd Avenue NW
Join others to loop through the Hillwood neighborhood including Einstein Middle School and CRISTA.  Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks.

Your Zero Waste Home: Save Money While Living a Sustainable Life, Saturday, October 12, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
With an emphasis on financial and resource effectiveness, this class will add value to your daily routine regardless of your budget and lifestyle. Topics will include food and personal care product waste, shopping tips and tricks, housekeeping and zero waste skills, our actions and how they shape the world’s behaviors, and resource mindfulness. Attendees will leave this class better prepared to deal with the onslaught of waste associated with the activities of daily living.

The Do Butterflies Dream Show, Thursday, October 17, 11-11:30 am
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Family program, all ages welcome. Presented by Lisa Taylor. This musical show featuring the Garden Critter puppets, will explore how plants and insects adapt to fall and winter. Sing, dance and learn lessons in science, reading and art as the seasons change.

Becoming American Film Discussion: The Nigerians, Thursday, October 17, 6 – 7 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Join us for a screening of the documentary The New Americans: The Nigerians. The film (34 minutes) will be followed by a short, facilitated discussion led by Dr. Wilson Reed.  This film documents the struggles of the Nwidor family, Nigerians forced to flee their home due to military oppression. We watch as their attempts to adapt and succeed crumble at times into despair, but also share with them moments of hope as they struggle to attain their American Dream.

REFRACT: The Seattle Glass Experience in Shoreline, Thursday, October 17, 7 – 9 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
As part of the three-day glass festival across in the Puget Sound Region known as REFRACT: The Seattle Glass Experience (, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program is proud to host three women glass artists from north Seattle and Florida who will present recent experiments in glass kiln casting on Thursday, October 17, 7:00-9:00 pm. Artwork will be on view through mid-January 2020 with regular viewing hours from 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday in the lobby.  More Information: or 206-801-2661.

Hamlin Halloween Haunt, Friday, October 18, 6 – 8:30 pm
Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE
Join us for Shoreline's annual Hamlin Halloween Haunt. This is a free event. Listen to spooky songs and stories as you toast marshmallows around a campfire, ride the hay wagon, play Halloween games, and have your face painted.  Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Wisdom Café: My Teacher and Mentors, Monday, October 21, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Who were your best teachers or mentors? Who taught you the most in life or provided the most guidance? What did you learn from them?  Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Paper Quilling Skulls, Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE #1
Learn about Dia de Muertos celebrations with instructor Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys by creating a Sugar Skull Paper Quilling. Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, curled, twisted, otherwise manipulated, and glued together to create decorative shapes and designs. Registration required for this Create and Make workshop offered by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Parks Arts Council.

Becoming American Film Discussion: My American Girls, Thursday, October 24, 6 – 7 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Join us for a screening of the documentary My American Girls. The film (60 minutes) will be followed by a short, facilitated discussion led by Dr. Wilson Reed.  Sandra and Bautista Ortiz, hardworking immigrants living frugally in a multi-family house in Brooklyn, dream of retiring to their native Dominican Republic. Their American-born and acculturated daughters have other ideas altogether.

Kruckeberg Garden’s Spooky Night, Friday,October 25, and Saturday, October 26, 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
This is the long-awaited time of year when the Garden gets spooky! (But not too spooky for the whole family to enjoy.) For two nights, visitors journey through drifting fog and cobwebs as they follow a Halloween-themed path through the garden. Keep an eye out for ghosts and other bone-chilling residents! This is an evening event, rain or shine.

Richmond Beach Community Association’s Annual Halloween Carnival, Saturday, October 26, 3 – 7 pm
Syre Elementary School, 19545 12th Avenue NW
Children of all ages and their parents are invited to scare up some fun at this timeless community tradition. The event features carnival games with prizes, cake walk, raffle, inflatable attractions, haunted house, food and more! Children and parents are encouraged to wear costumes. Soft opening from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. for children with special needs and their families only. Limited parking—walk or carpool if possible.

Fabulous Felt Board Fun!, Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Nancy Stewart for adults who work with children. Discover how to combine music, children’s books and felt board learning activities to enrich your early childhood classroom. Please bring fabric scissors, other supplies will be provided. Provides two STARS training credit hours in Curriculum and Learning Environments. Online registration required beginning October 12.

Indoor Playground Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th Street
It’s the cutest show in town as children ages 1 – 5 arrive in costume to play games and participate in hands-on projects. $3 per child. For more information email or call (206) 801-2600.

 Here are volunteer opportunities through the month of October to help restore urban forests and natural habitats across the City of Shoreline.

**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end),  Saturday, October 5, 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 to RSVP or for further information to RSVP or for further information.

**Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party, Sunday, October 13, 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 to RSVP or for further information.

**Native Habitat Restoration Work Party at Richmond Beach Salt Water Park, Saturday, October 19, 9 am – 12 pm
Richmond Beach Salt Water Park, 2021 NW 190th Street
Meet at the volunteer sign-in table by the restrooms in the lower parking lot. Help maintain restoration areas through invasives removal, and mulching and watering plantings.  Come learn about habitat restoration at the park! Contact us with any questions or to RSVP at

**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (north end), Saturday, October 19, 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 to RSVP or for further information.

**Hamlin Park Work Party, Saturday, October 19, 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 to RSVP or for further information.


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