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News for Neighborhoods - April 2019

Post Date:04/01/2019 10:16 am
 This is no April Fool’s Joke!  Throughout the month of April, Shoreline residents can participate in a fund-raising read-a-thon at the Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW.  All reading (and listening) counts: books, ebooks, audiobooks, comic books, webcomics, and even cereal boxes.  We encourage people to read individually, or as a family or in a classroom.  All ages may participate.  The Friends of the Richmond Beach Library have pledged $1 per hour read (up to $2,500) during the month of April.  Books purchased will be distributed locally to readers at outreach locations.  Help us earn ALL the pledged money! Pick up your reading log at the library and get ready to read in April.

Open House 2 – 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy, Tuesday, April 2, 6 – 8 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
Please join your neighbors at City Hall on April 2 for the 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy (185th MCS) Open House 2 to view and comment on preliminary corridor concepts. Materials will be displayed in the lobby from 6-8 pm with a brief presentation in the Council Chambers at 6:30 pm followed by a question & answer session.

N 195th Sidewalk Ribbon Cutting, Friday, April 5, 9:30-10:30 am
N 195th Street and the Interurban Trail
You are invited to help celebrate the completion of the final segment of sidewalk connecting the Interurban Trail to Echo Lake Elementary School and the N 195th Street Trail. Parking available at  Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Churchm, 19421 Ashworth Avenue N. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church. For more information, contact Nora Daley Peng,

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, April 5, 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 1952 classic The African Queen, starring two of Hollywood’s greatest, Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. All movie buffs welcome!

2019 Shoreline Short Film Festival, Saturday, April 6, 7 – 9:30 pm
Shoreline Community College Theater, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Back for its third year, the festival will include a fresh batch of short films produced by local filmmakers from Washington State.  Snacks and beverages available for purchase.  Brief Q and A session with attending filmmakers after screenings.  Purchase tickets here.

198th Affordable Housing Update and Open House, Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
The project team from Catholic Housing Services (CHS) and Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC) host an open house to update the community on the 100-unit housing project, answer questions, and ask for feedback on some high-visibility design elements. For more information, contact James Hammond,

Tween Night, Saturday, April 13, 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.

Paramount Park Star Party, Saturday, April 13, 8 – 9 pm
Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Avenue NE
Weather permitting, see views of the universe through telescopes while volunteers explain the wonders. More information at

Family Law Workshop: Working It Out with the Other Side, Sunday, April 14, 12 – 1 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
You need information from the other side, but how do you get it? You also need to come to an agreement, but how do you do that? This one-hour class will provide helpful information about discovery and alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation and arbitration.  Registration required.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion, Sunday, April 14, 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 April book selection is Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century by Jessica Bruder. Contact Suni Tolton, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at 206-801-2256 or for more info.

Earth Tales!, Sunday, April 14, doors open at 2 pm, stories begin a 2:30
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE
The Seattle Storytellers Guild invites people of all ages for heartfelt stories and whimsey.  Get ready for music, stories, laughter and a few puppets.  There will be environmental displays, door prizes, and snacks.  Tickets at the door.

Explore Europe on Foot, Monday, April 15, 7 – 9 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Cassandra Overby, author, helps make planning a hiking vacation a breeze! Discover the countless rewards this type of vacation provides: the time to admire the tidiness of a village farm, soak in the rugged alpine view from a rocky perch, and absorb a country through the smells of its landscape and encounters with locals

Wisdom Café: Going Solo, Tuesday, April 16, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Whether we live alone by choice or circumstance, there are both opportunities and challenges. What strategies can we share so we can be solo but not lonely? Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.  

145th Street Corridor Open House, Wednesday, April 17, 6 – 8 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
Please join the project team to view preliminary draft design work for the segment of the 145th Street Corridor from Aurora Avenue to I-5. Materials will be available for viewing from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. with a brief presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please visit the project webpage to view materials and provide your feedback via an online survey.  Survey will be available April 17 to May 1, 2019.

Little Library Scientists: Explore Plants, Friday, April 19, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Children ages 3 to 6 with participating adult are invited to explore science with stories, songs, games and hands-on activities!  In this session, focus is on plants. Space is limited. Please register online or by calling the library beginning April 6: (206)362-7550.

Mosaics, Friday, April 19, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
This is an opportunity for adults to come play with color, pattern and learn the basics of mosaic art.  In this workshop, you'll have time to create a small piece to take home and learn all you need to know to do more mosaic creations on your own.  All supplies provided.  Space is limited. Registration required, (206)546-3522.

Egg Art, Friday, April 19, 3:30 – 5 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
During this hands-on workshop we’ll explore different ways to create designs on egg shells to celebrate Easter or other spring holidays. This workshop is designed and facilitated by Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC. All supplies provided. Registration required: (206)362-7550.

Middle School Night, Saturday, April 20, 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 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.

Home Improvement Workshop, Tuesday, April 23, 6 – 8 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
Do you have a home improvement project in mind, but need some guidance to get started? The City is offering free workshops in Spring 2019 to help with your potential project. Sign up for an appointment using the online form below to meet with technical reviewers to discuss your project. In addition to appointments with technical reviewers, we will have several outside vendors and building industry representatives available to meet with to discuss your project. If you have any questions, please contact Jarrod Lewis at (206) 801-2521 or

Make a Creative Flower Arrangement, Tuesday, April 23, 7 – 8:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Eve Phillips for all ages. Learn to create a unique flower arrangement for special occasions or add color and whimsy to your house anytime with uncommon flowers and odd containers. Bring flowers from your garden and an interesting or unusual container, or use materials provided.

Carnivorous Terrariums, Friday, April 26, 2 – 3:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
For ages 7 to 12, this is a chance to create a carnivorous terrarium with a plant that eats bugs! Join Mary Fosse from the Carnivorous Terrariums nursery and explore the fascinating world of carnivorous plants with live specimens, and learn how to care for them. Space is limited. Register online beginning April 11. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend but do not need to register.

Earth Day Every Day Event, Saturday, April 27, 9 am – 2 pm
Central Market Shoreline, 15505 Westminster Way N
Celebrate Earth Day and be inspired to make a difference throughout the year.  Come try out new eco-living tools and learn how you can help create an environmentally sustainable community.There will be activities for all ages and giveaways designed to help you go green.  Choose one of three giveaway packages.  Shoreline residents can pre-register to access the giveaway express line.

DIY Hypertufa Container Workshop, Saturday, April 27, morning and afternoon sessions
Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens, 20312 15th Avenue NW
This annual favorite DIY class is a must for the container garden enthusiast. Hypertufa containers are lightweight, fast draining, and well suited to succulents or rock garden plants. You will construct your own container during the class and take it home with instructions on curing and finishing your work. All materials included in the cost of registration. This class is held outside, so dress accordingly. In the event of rain, we will have a canopy set up. Two sessions available: 10 am – 12:30 pm, and 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  Registration required.

Create a Jeweled Dragon Egg, Saturday, April 27, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
For ages 8 through adult, ages 8 to 10 with adult.  Many legends suggest that dragons are born from eggs. Create a jeweled textured sculpture egg and discuss writing your own story or myth. Registration required.

The SuperSones Quartet, Saturday, April 27, 2 – 3 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, and call-and-response singing. From the 1930's in Havana to the present moment, Cuban quartets like SuperSones have inspired people around the world to dance and celebrate.

Family Law Workshop: Let’s Talk about Parents and Parenting Plans, Sunday, April 28, 12 – 1 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
When couples with children separate, they often need a parenting plan to spell out where the children reside, how parents make decisions about their children, and who pays for what. If a parent isn't listed on the birth certificate, sometimes the legal parents must be decided before the parenting plan or child support can be ordered. Find out more in this one-hour focus class.  Registration required.

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

**Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Volunteer Work Party, Saturday, April 13,  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 at or Tony Hamilton at

**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end), Saturday, Saturday, April 13, 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 Contact to RSVP or for further information to RSVP or for further information.

**Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party, Sunday, April 14, 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.

**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (north end), Saturday, April 20, 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, April 20, 10 am – 2 pm
Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE
Meet at the far north end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs. Contact to RSVP or for further information.


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