Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Around the Sound community band

Do you play an instrument, and wish you had some folks to jam with? Did you play once, long ago, and want to get your skills back up? Or do you just enjoy happy brass band music? You may want to check out the Around the Sound community band here in Shoreline.

Since 1999, members of the Around the Sound band have been meeting to practice and play concerts in the area. They’ve played
the North City Tree Lighting ceremony, holiday concerts at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, and at retirement homes, civic celebrations, and parades, and you'll be able to see them performing at the Shoreline City Hall opening coming up on October 10th.

And if you want to play in the band, you'll find it's open to all adults, no audition needed. The band is headed by Michael Alstead,
Executive Director of Music Center of the Northwest, who has been playing the trumpet for over 40 years.

If you're interested in learning more, check out the band's website at AroundTheSound.org.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

DogFest photos

Today's DogFest at the Shoreview off-leash area was a big success, and a great time for everyone, human and furry. Here are some photos from the event.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dog Festival!

Saturday, September 26
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dogs! Bring your owners to the new Shoreview dog off-leash area for the big dog party!

Celebrate the continued success of Shoreline's first off-leash area. Activities for dogs and people include:

* Information about ShoreDog (Shoreline's non-profit community volunteer organization for off-leash areas.
* Facts about obedience training, the leash law, and license requirements, as well as off-leash area etiquette tips.
* Disc Dog demo; learn about playing frisbee with your dog!
* An on-site veterinarian to answer your questions.
* A Lucky Dog raffle and treats for humans and their pups.

For more information please visit Shoredog.org or leave a message at (425) 606-4452.

Directions to the Shoreview off-leash area:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shoreline Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Shoreline Library

Annual Book Sale
Saturday, Sept 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 20, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Shoreline Library - 345 NE 175th, 98155

Sunday bag sale: buy a bag and all the books you can get into it for $3!

But wait! There's more!

Join the Friends of the Shoreline Library for $10 on Friday night, Sept. 18 and you get to shop the FOSL pre-sale from 5 - 7 p.m. Not only that, you get to be known as a FOSL.
Such a deal.

And even better ....
you don't have to shop or join to volunteer!

Volunteers would be welcomed to help sort books and set up for the sale:

Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 1:30 to 5 p.m
Thursday, Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Help during the sale - 1-2 hour shifts, straightening up the books and helping with check out.

Or you can help clean up after the sale - heavy lifting, boxing books, putting away tables, etc.:

Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2 - 4 p.m.

For more information and to sign up, contact Mary Jo Heller
at email maryjoheller@comcast.net

Friday, September 11, 2009

Grand Opening - Shoreline Community Acupuncture

Shoreline Community Acupuncture
Grand Opening Party
Come for food, free acupuncture and cupcakes!
Sunday, September 13 from 11 am to 2 pm
18505 Firlands Way N - Shoreline 98133
next to Prosser Piano at N 185th St & Aurora Ave N

Mary Baskin-Thompson, L.Ac.
Shoreline Community Acupuncture, PLLC
(206) 459-6743

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Shoreline stand-off

By now, you've probably heard about the police stand-off that occurred overnight in Shoreline. According to news reports, it started around six in the evening, when a man in a house near 150th and Densmore was reported to be threatening family members and friends with knives. He barricaded himself in the home when police contacted him, and when officers tried to enter the house, fired a shot.

More about the situation can be read on the Northwest Cable News website.

Did you hear or see anything during this incident? Let us know in the comments!

Photo by PicsByCam

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ready Neighborhood - Map Your Neighborhood!

The City of Shoreline encourages you to coordinate with your immediate neighbors - within a block - to get “ready” so you can help each other during a disaster.

One of the City’s goals is to get neighborhoods prepared as a Ready Neighborhood – ready in case of emergency or natural disaster. To accomplish readiness they use a tool called Map Your Neighborhood. The State of Washington Department of Emergency Management created this “mapping” tool to have a consistent way of preparing neighborhoods across the state.

Map Your Neighborhood is a 90 minute meeting in which neighbors on a block come together to:

 Learn the 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster
 Develop an “inventory” of neighborhood skills and equipment e.g. who’s a nurse, who owns a chain saw
 Map the neighborhood and identify areas of concern such as locations of gas meters
 Verify which neighbors need extra help in a disaster such as the elderly, those with a disability, or children who may be home alone.

An instruction booklet is available to lead you through the mapping tool, or the City has trained volunteers to help lead the meeting.

For more information go to: Map Your Neighborhood.

If you would like to arrange training in your neighborhood, please contact Chris White in Shoreline’s Emergency Management at cwhite@shorelinewa.gov or (206) 801-2256.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Launches 2009-10 Readers’ Theater Season

It’s time to mark your calendars for the 2009-10 Readers’ Theater season, where actors read new local plays and the audience weighs in afterwards. The series is now in its ninth year.

This season offers something for everyone. Topics range from cell phone addiction to Flower Children, from unemployment to the TV rumor mill. In a true story, one woman explores her struggle with chronic illness.

The lineup includes plays by regional authors Stefani Priest, Cheryl Victoria Richardson, Nicola Pearson, John Ruoff, Leonard Goodisman and George Savage Jr.

All readings are 7 p.m. Monday nights at Shoreline Center and are free. After the show, audience members share ideas on the script with the playwright and enjoy cookies and coffee. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council sponsors the series.

The 2009-10 selections are:

7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26
“Between You and Me” by Stefani Priest
This lively collection of monologues and short pieces delves into unemployment, the loneliness of summer camp, cell-phone dependence, the gossip mill at a beauty parlor and ladies who lunch.

7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25
Double feature:
“One Woman with Multiple Sclerosis” by Cheryl Victoria Richardson
“The Messenger” by Nicola Pearson

In “One Woman with Multiple Sclerosis,” Richardson uses poetry, improvisation, dance and music to present her personal battle with multiple sclerosis. Her work shows the strength and hope of a young woman who refuses to let disease get the best of her.

In “The Messenger,” a talk-show host mentions casually that his answering machine is sending messages from God about a coming disaster. The play examines the power of TV to create controversy.

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22
“An Anonymous Legend,” by John Ruoff
Ruoff’s play transports the audience back to the hippie era, as a group of Flower Children are re-united when one of them gets out of rehab.

7 p.m. Monday, March 22
“Herstory-Equal Rights: How the West Was Really Won" by Leonard Goodisman
Set in Laramie, Wyoming in 1868, the lawlessness of cowboys is pitted against the women who had the courage to fight them. The play is based on the true story of Louisa Ann Sawin, who at age 77 led a struggle for women’s rights.

7 p.m. Monday, April 25
“The Mules of Dry Diggins” by George Savage Jr.
Based on history, this imaginative work spins the tale of a group of would-be-world-famous robbers called "The Rattlesnake Dick Gang." The gang’s leader is harmless, but its members may not be.

For information on these and other Arts Council programs, see www.shorelinearts.net, call 206-417-4645 or e-mail info@shorelinearts.net.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shoreline’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Shoreline’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The City of Shoreline and the Shoreline Fire Department jointly offer advanced community education so individuals will be better prepared to help themselves and those around them when a disaster occurs.

Offered once or twice a year, the CERT class is 21 hours of training focused on disaster preparedness for specific hazards that may impact the Shoreline area. It includes training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT members can then use their training to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Learn more about CERT at http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

In addition to the CERT baseline training, those who have completed the class are given the opportunity to become a Registered Emergency Disaster Worker as a member of the Shoreline Community Emergency Response Team. Members are offered additional on-going training and can be called upon to support the City’s efforts during an emergency with activities like shelter operations, sandbagging, distribution of public information and support of the Emergency Operations Center. The team meets periodically to plan for training and events and are organized as a non-profit organization.
The next Shoreline CERT class will be Tuesdays and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm, September 22, 24, 29, October 1, 6 and 8. Classes are taught at Shoreline Fire Department Training Center at 17525 Aurora Ave N.

To register of for information, contact Emergency Management Program Assistant, Ready*Corps VISTA Peggy Williams Scott at pscott@shorelinewa.gov or (206) 801-2256.