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News for Neighborhoods - July 2020

Post Date:06/30/2020 3:35 pm

News for Neighborhoods is back! As we all adjust to our changing times, we’re finding new ways to stay engaged in our community. Below is a guide to activities in Shoreline in July. Be sure to check the Shoreline Summer 2020 web page for details about events offered by the City. 

Summer Fun Recycled Yard Art Contest, deadline submission July 17
Calling all Shoreline Residents:Let’s have some summer fun! Recology and the City of Shoreline invite you to decorate your yard with everyday recyclable materials and celebrate the season.Sort through your blue cart recyclables and create a piece of yard art with a summer fun theme. Submit a photo and you will have a chance to win a gift basket from The Recology Store.

Through the summer
The Shoreline Farmers Market is open on Saturdays through October 3, 10 am to 3 pm (note the market is closed on Saturday, July 4). Be sure to check the website for the new location (very close to the old one) and modifications to the market because of COVID-19. Then, put on your mask, shop, support the market and farmers!

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and MsK Nursery have reopened to the public They are open in July & August on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. Garden and Nursery guests are asked to adhere to COVID-19 health & safety guidelines. 
Fridays are Shoreline Bingo Days! Every Friday through the summer, the City of Shoreline releases a fun, interactive bingo card for young explorers and their families. Take a walk, look closely, and see how many squares you can mark off. Find weekly bingo cards to print here  and use #iheartshoreline to tag your photos.

Join the Shoreline Climate Challenge! The City is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, and we need your help! There are lots of actions you can take at home that will make a difference for our community today and in the future.The Shoreline Climate Challenge makes it fun and easy to learn about actions that will protect our natural environment, save you money and improve your health and comfort.

See below for a full list of summer lunch sites.

The King County Library System offers a wide array of online opportunities for all ages and interests. Below is just a sampling of daily offerings. Choose from a full listing, and be sure to pay attention to registration dates. All online events are free.

Online: ideaX Club Game On!, Thursdays, July 2, 9,16, 1 – 2 pm
KCLS Online Event
Welcoming new players and veterans alike ages 10-17 who love playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch online! Choose from a variety of different characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, and many more as you test your racing skills through fun and challenging courses. Registration will take place 1 day before the event begins. Once you successfully register you will need to email the Librarian your Nintendo Switch friend code so that you can be added to the room in order to participate.  We will be playing in gran prix mode which consists of 4 different courses and repeat this until the hour is over. Email librarian at Also check both your inbox and spam folders for additional information.

Mask Distribution – Free, Thursday, July 2, 4 – 7 pm
Shorewood High School Parking Lot, 17300 Fremont Avenue North
As part of the State’s effort to ensure everyone has access to face coverings, the City of Shoreline has received 16,000 masks for distribution. In partnership with the Shoreline Fire District, the Shoreline School District, and Public Health Seattle & King County, the City is offering a drive-through distribution site for Shoreline residents who do not have access to face coverings from other sources. There will be a limit of eight (8) masks per vehicle. Each vehicle will be asked to verify their neighborhood of residence. This event is limited to Shoreline residents.We ask that only those individuals in need who do do not have access to face coverings from other sources to come to the drive-through site.

Online: Daily Arts Activities by Silver Kite!, Daily from Friday, July 3, 2020 - Monday, July 27, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Events
All ages welcome. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily online inter-generational workshops, talks, social hours and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection during this challenging time. Check online for class list.

Fancy Friday Story Time, Fridays, July 3,10,17,24,31, 6- 6:30 pm
KCLS Online Events
Even though we're apart, we can still sing and read together!  Put on your favorite twirly dress, super hero costume, or any fun outfit you'd like to show off. Meet up in a Zoom meeting to connect with other families and share stories, rhymes and songs with Amelia.  An email will be sent out to registered participants each Friday at 5:00pm with a new link to each event.  If you have any questions or issues, please email Amelia at

Online: Explorastory! Kite Flight, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 7 – 8 pm
KCLS Online Event
Ages 5 and older with adult. Supplies: paper, string, tape, straw, scissors, markers/crayons/colored pencils (optional). Let's go fly a kite! Make a simple paper kite as we explore STEM concepts through stories and hands-on activities. Registration required.

Online: I Did the DNA Test, Now What Do I Do?, Wednesday, July 8, 7 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event
For adults.Have you tested your DNA through, 23andMe or another provider?  Now what do you do?  Claudia Breland, professional genealogist, will show how to interpret your ethnicity results, contact new-found relatives, and illustrate some cool tools to use for managing your matches. Find more about your family history, starting now! Registration required.

Online: Out Loud! A Story Time for Adults, Fridays, July 10 and 24, 11 am – 12 pm
KCLS Online Event
Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday for an Adult Story Time on Zoom! Each session our reader will select and share an engaging short story by a renowned author. So take a break, relax, and enjoy. Registration required.

Online Wisdom Café: Pandemic Ponderings, Saturday, July 11, 10:30 am – 12 pm
KCLS Online Event
For older adults. What are some challenges you've found since we’ve been sheltering in place? Are there any things you might miss when things move back to a "new normal?" Have you learned anything about yourself through this? Wisdom Cafes invite groups of older adults to engage in intentional dialogues led by trained facilitators. Participants engage with others, are motivated to try new things, and are inspired by sharing life experiences. Please register.

Drive-In Movie – Night of the Living Dead, Saturday, July 11, 8 – 11 pm
Shorewood High School, Main Parking Lot, 17300 Fremont Avenue North
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is bringing back a beloved tradition from our past. Enjoy safe social Distancing with a classic movie night, all in the safety of your car. $25 per car, 60 cars maximum. Tickets are available now.

Online: Summer Crafting with Kids - Door Mural, Monday, July 13, 11 – 11:45 am
KCLS Online Event
Ages 4 to 8. Summer is the perfect time to try out something new and fun in the world of arts and crafts! Registration required.

Online: Plant-Based Cooking and the Prevention and Reversal of Diabetes, Tuesday, July 14, 6 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event
For adults. Presented by Lisa Flowers, Holistic Health Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist and published author. Type 2 Diabetes is an epidemic in our country. It affects people from all walks of life, including our children. Come learn about the causes of and how to prevent and reverse Type 2 Diabetes through a Plant-Based Diet. 

Online: Is Truth Really Dead in America?, Wednesday, July 15, 7 – 8 pm
KCLS Online Event, Sponsored by Humaniites Washington 
Alternative facts, fake news, post-truth—these phrases have flooded the American conversation over the past several years. But how bad is it really, and what can we, as a society and as individuals, do to be better informed? WSU professor Steven Stehr investigates the roots and consequences of the erosion of truth, with a focus on politics and science. Registration required.

Online: Every Penguin in the World-Meet the Author Charles Bergman, Thursday, July 16, 2 – 3:15 pm
KCLS Online Event
Meet author and photographer Charles Bergman as he and his wife go on a quest to see every penguin species on the planet. In the process, he muses about adventure, conservation and what it is about penguins that captures our hearts.

Animania Online, Saturday, July 18, 1-3 pm
KCLS Online Event
Teens. Fans of anime, manga, and gaming are welcome to join our online meetings. Register to get your zoom meeting invitation.

Online: Summer Crafting with Kids - Nature Painting, Monday, July 20, 11-11:30 am
KCLS Online Event
Ages 4 to 8. Summer is the perfect time to try out something new and fun in the world of arts and crafts! Registration required.

Online: Mountaineers Book Club Featuring Women & BIPOCs, Monday, July 20, 7 – 8 pm
KCLS Online Event
Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. For adults. All are welcome to join KCLS Librarian and Mountaineers Climb Leader, Jenn Carter for a monthly book club featuring adventure and outdoor books written by women and people of color (POC). Registration required. 

Online: Trivia Quiz Night!, Thursday, July 23, 7 – 9 pm
KCLS Online Event
For teens and adults. We will have four rounds of trivia questions and answers. You can play along at home on Zoom as an individual or as a team. If you are playing as a team please be sure that each of your team members registers here. Each person who registers will receive a Zoom invitation to join the fun on the day of the event.

Mindfulness in the Garden, Saturday, July 25, 8 am – 9 am, and 11 am – 12:30 pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave NW
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. Jessica Hancock, ND, is a naturopathic physician ( and co-teacher at Mindful in the Wild ( To ensure safety of guests and staff, participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly. Registration required.
8 x 8 Photo 2020 Online Exhibit, Saturday, July 25 – August 1
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council announces an online photography exhibition and fundraise., 8X8Photo will feature hundreds of 8x8-inch photographs from talent locally, and all over the country, all available to purchase. The photographs will be exhibited online for two weeks from the 25th July - then sales will open online at 10am Saturday the 1st of August, and continue for the entire month of August. There is just ONE of each photograph available, so you need to get in quick! 

Drive-In Movie – Little Shop of Horrors, Saturday, July 25, 8 – 11 pm
Shorewood High School, Main Parking Lot, 17300 Fremont Avenue North
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is bringing back a beloved tradition from our past. Enjoy safe social Distancing with a classic movie night, all in the safety of your car. $25 per car, 60 cars maximum. Tickets are available on July 6. 

Online: Always On-Turning Up the Volume on Everyday Conversation, Tuesday, July 28, 7 – 8 pm
KCLS Online Event, sponsored by Humanities Washington
For adults.Is there such a thing as an “authentic self?” Drawing from philosophy and psychology, actor and public speaking expert Monica Viharo explores the roles we play in our lives and the performances all around us—and shows how to communicate confidently in all situations and mediums. This interactive discussion also introduces practice exercises for combating performance anxiety, honing your on-line persona, and being a confident public speaker. Registration required. 

Teen Improv Hour, Thursday, July 30, 4 – 5 pm
KCLS Online Event
Entering middle and high school. Join us in playing improv  games, on Zoom. Hone your ability to be spontaneous, creative, a better group member, and listener! Registration required.

Lunch Distribution Sites Through the Summer
Shoreline School District Sites:  Drive-thru breakfast and lunch pick-up 11:30-12:30, beginning Wed. June 24 – August 14.  Closed July 2-3 for holiday.  Children do not have to be Shoreline School District student.  For more info. contact 206-393-4209. 
• Aldercrest Campus (Cascade K-8 & Home Education Exchange)
2800 NE 200th Street
• Meridian Park Elementary School 
17077 Meridian Ave N
• Shorecrest High School
15343 25th Ave NE
• Shorewood High School 
17300 Fremont Ave N

Hunger Intervention Program:  Lunches throughout the week beginning Monday - Friday, Monday, June 22 – August 28.  Breakfasts for the week will be provided on Mondays.  Weekend Food bags will be provided on Fridays.
• Paramount School Park
15300 8th Avenue
11:30am - 12:30 pm
• North City Elementary
816 NE 190th Street
11:30am - 12:30 pm
• Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street (lower parking lot)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

YMCA:  To-go lunches provided weekdays beginning Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, August 28th.  
• Echo Lake Elementary School
19345 Wallingford Avenue N
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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