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News for Neighborhoods - May 2019

Post Date:04/30/2019 3:21 pm

Before we jump into May, one late April entry.  Have a great month!

Intelligent Lives Film, Tuesday, April 30, Door open at 6:30pm.  Film at 7:00pm.
Shorewood High School Theater, 17300 Fremont Ave N
The Special Needs PTSA is hosting a free screening of the film Intelligent Lives, about three young adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate the education system and workforce. Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper shares his own story of his son Jesse who has cerebral palsy. The film unpacks the harmful ongoing intelligence testing and systemic segregation of people with disabilities. Film length: 70 minutes.

Back to the Greeks: The Enduring Fascination with Ancient Greece, Thursday, May 2, 6:30 – 8 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Join local scholar Lance Rhoades as he looks at the legacy of the  rt and philosophy of the Greeks. They developed a basis for interpreting the world as it was experienced and imagined and in so doing, left a complex and varied picture of their culture.

International Watercolor Artists Exhibition, opens Thursday May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
79th iteration of the society’s international exhibition, juried this year by nationally recognized painter and author Don Andrews.  $10,000 in prize money will be announced at the reception on May 2.  Exhibit on display May 2 – July 11, M-F, 8am – 5pm (or by appointment)
Contact David Francis for more information, 206-801-2661 or

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, Friday, May 3, 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 1955 Hitchcock film The Trouble with Harry, starring a pre - Leave it to Beaver Jerry Mathers and Shirley MacLaine, making her cinematic debut.  All movie buffs welcome!

Echo Lake History and Church Walk, Saturday, May 4, 10 am start
Meet at Angle-in parking on 195th Street, in front of Echo Lake Elementary
Learn about the history of Echo Lake Neighborhood while passing by 7 churches and 3 parks in the neighborhood. The Echo Lake School Native Plant Garden, which is next to our meeting place, will be open 15 minutes before and after the walk for those who would like to walk through it.  Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks.

Free Comic Book Day!, Saturday, May 4, 10 am – 2 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Come by and pick out some brand new free comic books to keep. Plus, meet and have your picture taken with Star Wars characters from Seattle's Garrison Titan and heroes from Costumed Characters for Causes!  Comics are only available while supplies last.

160th and Greenwood/Innis Arden Intersection Project Open House, Wednesday, May 8, 6 – 8 pm
Shoreline Community College Main Dining Room, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Please join us for an Open House in the Main Dining Room at Shoreline Community College on Wednesday May, 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Come share your experiences using the Greenwood and 160th/Innis Arden intersection, and learn about different concepts the City and the College are working on. There will be a brief presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please visit the project web page.

The Drowsy Chaperone, performances from May 10 – 19, with different days and times
Shoreline Community College Theater, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.  Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theater.

Richmond Beach Celebration, May 10 – 12
Celebrate with great events at various locations in Richmond Beach.  Check here for all the details
       *Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale, May 10 – 12, 10 am – 5 pm
      Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
      Explore a wide selection of hard-to-find plant species at the on-site MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery and enjoy activities for the whole family. 

     *Arts and Crafts Sale
     Artists’ Reception, Friday, May 10, 6 – 9 pm
     Saturday, May 11, 10 am – 5 pm, Book Sale starts at 11 am
     Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
     Handcrafted items including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, glass, photography and original art, plus book sale. 

     *Annual Car Show, Saturday, May 11, 10 am – 5 pm
     Richmond Beach Rehabilitation Center, 19235 15th Avenue NW
     Live music and one of the best displays of classic cars around.

     *Strawberry Festival, Saturday, May 11, 12 – 5 pm
     Richmond Beach Community Park, 2201 NW 197th Street
     Local bands and food, games and activities for kids, and strawberry shortcake.   Come early for the Children's Parade for ages 8 and under at 11:45 a.m. (line up begins   on NW 197th Street at 11:15 a.m.). Walking tour of   historic Richmond Beach begins at 1 pm in front of the library.

Hamlin Parks Trails Walk, Saturday, May 11, 9 am start
Meet in parking lot at 25th Ave NE and NE 160th (eastside park entrance)
Take a morning stroll in the woods. Hamlin is one of the oldest parks in Shoreline and a wonderful place to take a forested trail walk without having to drive to the mountains. Rain or Shine. Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks.

Na Lei O Manu’akepa Hawaiian Drama and Dance, Saturday,  May 11, 2:00-3:00 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St.
Enjoy a traditional hula academy focused on perpetuating the Hawaiian culture by sharing Hawaiian legends through narrated drama and dance.  Sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. 

Gala for the Arts, Saturday, May 11, 5:30 – 1- pm
Nile Golf and Country Club, 6601 244th Street SW
The Annual Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Gala for the Arts is our biggest and most important fundraising event of the year.  In honor and celebration of the Arts Council’s 30 year anniversary, the theme this year is The 1980’s — Like! Totally Tubular!! Join over 200 community members and arts supporters at this entertaining evening event.Fine wine, delicious food, enticing auctions and wonderful company makes this a “don’t miss” event.  There are 3 ticket levels for this year’s signature Gala event, with more information and tickets available online.

Tween Night, Saturday, May 11, 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.

Little Library Scientists: Explore Food, Friday, May 17, two sessions at 10:30 – 11:15 am, 1-1:45 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
For ages 3 to 6 with participating adult, this is a fun way to explore science with stories, songs, games and hands-on activities.  In this session, focus on fabulous food.  Space is limited. Please register online or by calling the library: (206) 362-7550. 

Richmond Beach Community Garage Sale, May 18, 9 am – 4 pm
Richmond Beach Neighborhood
It’s time for spring cleaning and the annual Richmond Beach Community Garage Sale sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association.  Maps will be available online at and at the Richmond Beach Coffee Company starting Friday, May 17.

North City Loop Walk, Saturday, May 18, 10 am start
Meet in the parking strip in front of North City Elementary School, 816 NE 190 Street
Explore old Serpentine Way and the North City Neighborhood.  Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks.

Middle School Night, Saturday, May 18, 7:00 – 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.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion, Sunday, May 19, 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 May book selection is Exit West by Moshin Hamid.  Contact Suni Tolton, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at 206-801-2256 or for more info.

Screening of Trickle Down Town, Sunday, May 19, 4 – 7 pm
Hopelink, 17837 Aurora Avenue N
Hopelink, Shoreline’s emergency services provider and food bank, invites you to a screening of Tomasz Biernacki’s new thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle, followed by a facilitated discussion.  The film interweaves in-depth stories of community members who are living the crisis on the streets with interviews of political leaders and community advocates, along with vivid images of the current state of affairs and a poignant examination of the roots of homelessness in the region. Biernacki paints a picture of a region struggling to come to grips with an unprecedented emergency and finds a few glimmers of hope. The event is free and open to the public, with donations gladly accepted.

The Ultimate Happiness Challenge, Monday, May 20, 6 – 8 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
The Pursuit of Happiness – these words were written by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence. But, after all, who doesn’t want happiness? Is it a thing, or a destination, a state of being? Is Happiness an illusion?. The science of happiness and other research has given us a number of good, workable ideas about how to go about approaching the goal of promoting more happiness in ourselves and others – sometimes in unexpected ways.  Registration required: (206) 546-3522.

Wisdom Café: Our Neighbors, Our Friends, Tuesday, May 21, 2 – 3:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Do you know your neighbors? Who lives near you that you can count as community? What are the ways to get to know the people who live close to you and why is it worth it?  Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Are you a Narcissist Magnet, Thursday, May 23, 6 – 8 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
This is the first program in a three part Understanding Narcissism series.  Do you feel like you get into the same relationship over and over again–but with a different person each time? And that the person has the same self-centered way of putting you last? Come to this talk to hear about how this happens – and what you might be doing to attract these people into your life! Presenter Frances Schopick, JD, MSW has worked as a researcher on Mood and Personality Disorders, including narcissism and psychopathy. This is an educational presentation, not counseling, psychotherapy, or legal representation. This presentation is not designed to address domestic violence.

SIFF 2019 Opening Night – Film Scholarship Benefit Party, Friday, May 24, 5:30 – 7 pm
Shoreline Community College Theater,
Enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a meet and greet, photo ops, and the screening of our Opening Night film (to be announced by SIFF in early May.)   Proceeds benefit the Performing Arts and Digital Filmmaking Scholarship awarded to students each year by the Shoreline Community College Foundation. Tickets for only the film screening only are available for purchase from

Home Improvement Workshop, Tuesday, May 28, 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

Are Salmon Doomed?  Hatching a Plan to Save a Northwest Icon, Thursday, May 30, 7 – 8 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
An environmental necessity, a vital economic resource, and a cultural symbol, salmon play a fundamental role in the Pacific Northwest—but they are in trouble. With warming oceans, environmental degradation, and lowering genetic variability, wild salmon populations are dwindling. Climatologist Nick Bond explores the past, present, and possible future conditions for salmon in our state, and sees room for optimism. He shares lessons on how local communities have accomplished important work to support salmon runs, but also takes a hard look at the realities climate change poses for this regional treasure. Explore the history, science, and story of this cherished Northwest icon.

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

**Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end), Saturday, Saturday, May 11, 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, May 12, 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, May 18, 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, May 18, 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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