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News for Neighborhoods - March 2019

Post Date:02/28/2019 5:25 pm

Shoreline is getting ready to welcome spring with offerings for everyone.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, March 1, 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 Gaslight with Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotton, a 1944 drama/suspense thriller.  All movie buffs welcome!

Sing with Your Baby, Saturday, March 2, 10:30-11:00 am
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Nancy Stewart for parents, caregivers, and their babies ages newborn to 12 months. Expectant parents too! Music powers the brain.  Simply singing with your baby connects neural pathways and supports language development, memory, and spatial reasoning. We'll sing new songs and favorites as you share this special time together. Each family will receive a CD and song booklet.

Garden Tool Maintenance Workshop, Saturday March 2, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
Spring will be here before we know it! Come join us and learn how to properly care for your tools so that garden work is more efficient and pleasant in the new season – not to mention, you can extend the life of your tools! Bring some of your favorite tools or tools that need some love to get back into working shape. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.

Side Hustles for Creative Types, Saturday, March 2, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Looking for a gig that could make you some extra cash? Ready to be your own boss? Creating a fulfilling and potentially profitable side hustle could be the way to go. Come find out how with Jeff Leisawitz, author/musician/producer.

International Women’s Empowerment, Wednesday, March 6, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N,  PUB 9208, Quiet Dining Room
In honor of International Women’s day, Diane Gillespie - Professor Emeritus at UW Bothell -will talk about the role of voice and visibility in in advancing women’s rights on a global scale. Light refreshments will be served.

Bystander Training, Wednesday, Wednesday, March 6, 7 – 8 :30 pm
Shoreline Unitarian Universality Church, 14721 1st Avenue NE
What can you do if you see someone being harassed?  Come discuss with neighbors how you can help as a bystander.  You’ll learn about the value of Intervention, and how to be safe. Presented by Aisha Hauser, MSW, Director of Lifelong Learning at East Shore Unitarian Church. RSVP is helpful, but not required.  We hope to offer childcare. If childcare is a need for you, please contact Suni Tolton, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator or 206-801-2256.

Macbeth, March 7,8,9,15,16 at 7:30 pm, March 17 at 3 pm
Shoreline Community College Theater, 1600 Bldg
Considered among William Shakespeare’s greatest works and laden with some of the most iconic characters and language in his cannon, Macbeth still resonates with modern audiences as much as it did 400 years ago. The play explores the ramifications of ruthless, unqualified leaders making deeply flawed choices resulting in civil unrest and violence.  Tickets available online.

Leprechaun Hunt, March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 10 am – 5 pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
Spring is coming and leprechauns are popping up in the Garden. Will you be lucky enough to spot one? Join us for this free, family-friendly scavenger hunt to find out. Over the years, we’ve learned that there are four things that attract leprechauns: Shamrocks, Mischief, Rainbows, and Gold. Find all four to win a prize, and possibly catch a glimpse of a leprechaun!

Business Impact NW Small Business “It” Series: Hashtag It, Friday, March 8, 2 – 3 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Presented by Henry Wong of Business Impact NW. This workshop is all about using social media to benefit the small business entrepreneur. We'll focus on the most popular social media sites, and how to navigate them as a first-time user for your business. This class is aimed towards individuals who are new to using social media platforms.  Registration required: 206-362-7550.

The Lion King, JR, Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 7 pm
Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Avenue NE
Come watch students of Meridian Park Elementary School bring the African savannah to life on stage as they discover what it means to be part of the circle of life.  Tickets available online.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Volunteer Work Party, Saturday, March 9 and 16, 10 am – 2 pm
2021 NW 190th Street
Volunteers will work with University of Washington students and Friends of Saltwater Park to remove invasive plants, stabilize steep areas, and plant native species.  For more information, contact Diane Brewster, work party supervisor, at (206) 251-9536,; or Tony Hamilton, Parks Department Senior Maintenance Worker at (206) 801-2615,

Richmond Highlands Neighborhood Mural Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, March 9, 2 – 3 pm
Outside Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta, 18411 Aurora Avenue North
The Richmond Highlands Neighborhood Association invites the community to a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Come celebrate the new mural designed and fabricated by artist Will Schlough for the north side of Spiro's.  Envisioned by the Neighborhood Association to welcome people who drive, bike, and walk through the intersection of North 185th and Aurora Avenue North, this project represents partnerships between neighbors, business, and the City.  It was funded in part by a Shoreline Neighborhood Mini-Grant.The celebration will start in the empty lot just north of the restaurant and then move into the back room at Spiro's for food and drink, especially in the event of rain.

Tween Night, Saturday, March 9, 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 place for Tweens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.

Leprechaun Trap Workshop, Sunday, March 10, sessions at 10:30 am and 12 pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
They’re secretive little tricksters and legend says you’ll get a pot-o-gold if you can catch one. We’ve been trying to catch them in the garden for years and have perfected our Leprechaun traps with time. Join us for a fun family workshop and make your own trap. The trap is a small planter designed with materials from the garden and other whimsical items to lure in leprechauns. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is geared toward ages 4-8 but all are welcome. Cost is per trap built. Two sessions are available. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion, Sunday, March 10, 2 – 4 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group is a rich opportunity to meet neighbors and build community by reading and discussing books written from diverse perspectives. The March book selection is Illegal:  Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Angel N. Contact Suni Tolton, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at 206-801-2256 or for more info.

Wisdom Café: who Are You Becoming?, Tuesday, March 12, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Getting older challenges us to continue to grow and change. Who are you now? How have your roles and interests contributed to your present identity?  Explore how we transition to the next version of ourselves.  Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Tulip Field Painting, Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE #1
Come and create a colorful small painting of the gorgeous tulip fields of the Skagit Valley. Working with acrylic paints on artist’s canvas, you’ll enjoy painting the bright hues and rich contrasts that this unique landscape affords. Instructor Hester Mallonee will guide you through the process just in time for the 2019 bloom! All materials are provided and no previous experience is needed.   Register online for this Create and Make Workshop offered by the Shoreline-Lake Forest park Arts Council.

Almost Antiques Guild, Thursday, March 14, 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.

Middle School Night, Saturday, March 16, 7:30 – 11:30 pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Avenue North
5th and 6th Graders! This is your night to kick it with your friends without younger siblings 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.

Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Family Law Case, Sunday, March 17, 12 – 1:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Before you begin your family law case, come to this 90-minute class to learn about the process of starting a case, and the basic steps involved in preparing your documents for filing. We also discuss the various options for legal help, including legal technicians, Washington's newest kind of legal professional.

City Maintenance Facility Project Open House, Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 – 8 pm
North City Water District Office, 1519 NE 177th Street
Information will be given on plans to address City Maintenance Facility needs. Your feedback is wanted. Everyone is welcome!

Little Library Scientists: Explore Water!, Friday, March 22, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Ages 3 to 6 with participating adult are invited to explore science with stories, songs, games and hands-on activities! In this session, we will focus on wonderful water! Space is limited. Please register online or by calling the library beginning March 7: 206-362-7550.

Clay and Copper Wire Jewelry, Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE #1
Discover creating dichroic glass-like effects and textures, combined with copper wire to create pins or earrings! Instructor Meredith Arnold will provide a variety of texture tools for you to design your unique pieces of beautiful jewelry for you, or as a gift for someone special. No experience necessary, and all supplies provided.  Register online for this Create and Make Workshop offered by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

Recorder Music from Around the World, Saturday, March 30, 2 – 3 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Celebrate spring with the enchanting sounds of the recorder. Take a musical journey from the Medieval period (the oldest recorder discovered dates back to 1400 A.D.!), through modern times. Experience the many sizes, shapes and sounds of this wonderful wooden wind instrument.

You’ve Filed – What’s Next?, Sunday, March 31, 12 – 1 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Filing a family law case is the first step to getting court orders. If you cannot wait for final orders for things like child support, restraining orders, and decisions on where you, the other party, and/or the children may live, then temporary orders may be what you need. Come learn more about temporary orders in this one-hour class.


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