Monday, August 31, 2009

Senior Center Luau

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bartell's "School Tools for Kids in Need" Program

All of Bartell's 56 locations will be accepting donations of school supplies through August 30.

"School Tools for Kids in Need" Program-helping to fill the school supply needs for children in the Puget Sound area.

WHAT: Bartell Drugs and World Vision launches the 6th Annual "School Tools for Kids in Need" program to collect school supplies for children in need at all 56 Bartell Drug locations now through August 30.

THE NEED: This school supply drive is especially important as 58,000 local children would
begin the school year without the basic school supplies needed to succeed if it weren't for this much needed program. Teachers, whose students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program, are able to "shop" for school supplies for these children, all free of charge.

Basic Needs List suggestions found in Bartell's "School Aisles" include:

* R. Geddes Crayons - 24 colors
* School Works Kids Scissors - Pointed or Blunt
* Bic Cristal or Round Stic Ink Pens - 10 pack.
Blue or Black
* Elmer's Glue - Glue-All or School Glue/4 oz.
* Paper-Mate #2 Pencils - 20 count
* Avery Glue Stic/2 pack - Acid-free, photo-safe,
permanent, washable
* Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers - 3 pack
* Avery Poly Binders - 1/2" or 1" sizes
* Buffalo Erasers - 25 pack Cap Erasers or 4 pack
* Avery Hi-Liter Markers - Yellow or Pink

WHERE: All 56 Bartell Drugs Locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties
For more information on Bartell Drugs locations, visit

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tibet Fest at Seattle Center

The President of the Board of the Tibetan Association of Washington, a Shoreline resident, invites everyone to the Tibet Fest at Seattle Center this weekend, noon to 5:30 p.m. There will be food and crafts to buy, music and dance, and activities for children. Free admission.

Tibetan Association of Washington

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pet Food Drive

Watermark Credit Union Pet Food Drive
Donations accepted until August 28, 2009

Watermark Credit Union is collecting pet food for The Humane Society for Seattle/King County. They are accepting donations of dog and cat food as well as new pet supplies, toys and blankets from August 10 through August 28. Donations will be accepted at all Watermark branches. Make a donation and you can display your pet’s photo in the lobby!

The Seattle Humane Society provides pet food to thousands of low-income seniors and people disabled by AIDS. While all donations will be accepted, the greatest need is for dry cat food. They also ask that we avoid pouches of wet food or soft pack items as they break open easily in storage.

Watermark is on Aurora & 163rd, on the east side of the street. If you are coming from the north, there's a convenient U turn into the business access lane. It's the distinctive building with the glass front and the steeply slanted roof - built by Shoreline's SGA construction company.

There's also a branch at Alderwood at 188th & Alderwood Mall Parkway.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

North City Jazz Walk

The annual North City Jazz Walk is Tuesday, August 11th, from 7 - 10 p.m in the North City neighborhood of Shoreline. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Peking House, Laughing Ladies' Cafe, or North City Bistro & Wine Shop in North City, or from the Chamber of Commerce or the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council, both at the Shoreline Center. Tickets can also be purchased on-line for $12 at

The tickets will get you in to every venue in the Jazz Walk to hear wonderful, world-class live jazz:

- Stimulus Package playing at Peking House
- Blazing Altos playing at Laughing Ladies' Cafe
- Student & Faculty All-Star Bands playing at Industrial Air (The Showmobile)
- Stephanie Porter with Brian Nova playing at St. Mark's School
- Greta Matassa with Critical Mass Band playing at The Vineyard Church
- Spencer Hoveskeland Trio/Gypsy Jazz playing at North City Bistro & Wine Shop
- Jimmy Holden Trio playing at North City Lounge
- Susan Pascal Quartet playing at Sim's Other Place

Check out the web site at

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This summer, become a Ready Neighborhood!

In an emergency, we all know to call 9-1-1. But in a disaster, our city’s first responders will be overwhelmed with requests for help. Your actual first responders will most likely be your family members and your neighbors. After a disaster such as an earthquake, your neighborhood may have gas lines leaking, live electrical wires down, trees fallen on houses, a neighbor with disabilities may need help . . . and 9-1-1 phones are jammed or dead. How you respond within the first hour after a disaster can significantly reduce injury, loss of life, and property damage.

Are you ready?
Become a Ready Neighborhood using the “Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) tool. MYN is a program designed to help neighbors prepare together for disasters.
MYN will help you to:
• Learn the “9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster” to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood. It is hard to think clearly following disaster and these steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives.
• Identify the Skills and Equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in an effective disaster response. Knowing which neighbors have supplies and skills helps your disaster response be timely, and allows everyone to contribute to the response in a meaningful way.
• Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of natural gas and propane tanks for quick response if needed.
• Create a Contact List that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled, or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
• Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.

The City of Shoreline provides each neighborhood facilitator with all the materials needed to host a Ready Neighborhood meeting, including a DVD to help run the meeting, a facilitator’s guide, informational packets for all participants, and additional support for getting prepared together.
This summer, find a way to set aside two hours to host or co-host a meeting for your neighbors. It’s a small investment for safety and peace of mind.

To host or co-host a meeting or for more information, contact Emergency Management Program Assistant, Ready*Corps VISTA Peggy Williams Scott (206) 801-2256