Thursday, April 30, 2009
"Bigger than all imagination!"
What: Rummage Sale at Ridgecrest Elementary School
When: Saturday, May 2nd 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 16516 10th Avenue N.E. Shoreline, WA 98155
Why: To benefit 6th grade camp program
Tom Stoppard (award-winning playwright and screenwriter of Shakespeare in Love and Empire of the Sun) authored this comic masterpiece that retells the story of Shakespeare's HAMLET from backstage, focusing on two of the famous play's most insignificant characters.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are college friends of the Prince of Denmark. They find themselves called to court by King Claudius to explain Hamlet's strange behavior after the suspicious death of his father.
Wandering aimlessly backstage, they view the story of HAMLET from a new perspective & ask the big questions: Are we powerless bystanders? Or can we have an effect on the world?
When: May 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 7:30 pm
Where: Shorewood H.S. Theater
Tickets available now at:
Beach House Greetings
626 NW Richmond Beach Road (near the Richmond Beach QFC)
Or at the theater door before performances
$8; adults and students without ASB cards
$6, students with ASB, seniors and kids 13 & under
Link to Shorewood High School Drama
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Average Joe Cat Show is this Saturday at the Shoreline Conference Center, sponsored by Purrefct Pals cat rescue. The show is "a cat show for family cats" which means your kitties doesn't need papers or medals, just personality. There will be awards for Biggest Feet, Softest Fur, Scrappiest Looking, Monster Cat, and more. Really, how can you pass this up?
There will also be cat adoptions, behavior experts, a silent auction, and other cat-related events. There's even a photo contest, so send in your great cat pictures!
For more information, visit the Purrfect Pals site. The admission to this feline extravaganza is only $5; $12 per family.
Where: Shorecrest Performing Arts Center (15343 25th Ave NE in Shoreline, WA)
When: April 30 - May 10, Thurs through Sunday
7:30pm everyday except Sundays
2:00pm Saturdays and Sundays
Tickets: 9$ at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park
Reservations : firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.393.6224
From the City of Shoreline's website:
Come find out how to prepare your family, yourself and your workplace for an emergency!
Staff from the City's Emergency Management Team, Police and Fire Departments, CERT volunteers, Ham Radio Operators, American Red Cross and local vendors will be there to answer your questions.
For more information contact Gail Marsh at (206) 801-2271 or email@example.com
Sunday, April 26, 2009
On Saturday morning, the Shoreview off-leash area had its ribbon-cutting and official dog-unleashing ceremony.
Mayor Cindy Ryu was there, as were Dick Deal, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; Doris McConnell, City Councilmember; and city council candidate Shari Tracey, along with many other people and their canine friends.
A good time was had by dogs and humans alike. We'll let the pictures speak for themselves!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Ivy OUT work parties help remove invasive species such as ivy from our local parks. Bring your own gloves, weeding tools and loppers if you have them. Minors 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Ivy OUT: Native Garden Building and Planting:
Ivy OUT work parties help remove invasive species such as ivy from our local parks. Bring your own gloves, weeding tools and loppers if you have them. Minors 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Native Garden Building and Planting:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And everyone is invited to come to the ribbon-cutting ceremony! According to an email from the City of Shoreline, Shoreline residents collectively own over 12,000 dogs according to estimates by King County Animal Control. Beginning this Saturday these Shoreline dogs and their owners will have a place for romping and socializing as the City of Shoreline opens the first of two planned off-leash dog areas.
Join the celebration Saturday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m. at Shoreview Park as the City of Shoreline dedicates and opens the Shoreview Off-leash Dog Area. The dog area located at 320 Innis Arden Way is to the east and up the hill from the Shoreview tennis courts, in the southeast corner of the park. It can be accessed from the Shoreview parking lot off Innis Arden Drive or from the Shoreline Community College parking lot by entering through the driveway that is furthest west. Then follow the signs.
For more information, visit the Off-Leash Dog Area project page or contact Parks Project Coordinator Maureen Colaizzi at (206) 801-2603 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the ShoreDog.org website.
Photo by Peter Giger
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will celebrate National Poetry Month with their second annual Poetry Month Celebration on Friday, April 24, 2009.
The event is co-sponsored by Shoreline Community College and will be held at the Campus Theater. Enjoy an intimate and inspiring evening of readings by regional published poets Kim-An Lieberman, Kathleen Flenniken, and Ed Harkness as well as the student and adult winners of our annual Poetry Month Contest.
What: Poetry Month Celebration
When: Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Where: Shoreline Community College
image above courtesy of academy of american poets via flickr
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Photo: Shari Tracey and Stewart
A fresh face will be among those vying for a seat on the Shoreline City Council in 2009. In December, Echo Lake neighborhood resident Shari Tracey signaled her intent to run for City Council by filing with the state's Public Disclosure Commission. She has not yet chosen which position she will be running for, but expects to make that decision in late February.
"I'm excited about the prospect of continuing to serve the citizens of Shoreline at the Council level and working collaboratively towards a shared vision of a great community," Tracey said. "Shoreline is on the threshold of many important decisions, and quality leadership will be crucial."
Tracey has been a Shoreline resident since 1992, and a long time active member of the community. As an advocate for local parks, Tracey was a driving force behind the popular Parks Bond that passed in 2006. In addition to being a member of Shoreline's Parks Board, Tracey serves on the city's Long Range Financial Planning Committee.
As a member of the Partnership for Youth Justice, Tracey serves on the diversion board to help Shoreline's youth who have committed misdemeanors. She is also a member of the Shoreline Rotary, a Board member of the Echo Lake Neighborhood Association and former board member of Richmond Little League.
Tracey, former chief of staff for a King County Councilmember, currently manages corporate events and special projects for a major law firm in Seattle.
For more information visit Shari's website at www.ElectShariTracey.com.
BREAKING NEWS: April 19, 2009. Shari Tracey has announced that she will be running for Position 5, currently held by Cindy Ryu.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
photo: Christopher Roberts
Obama Volunteer to Challenge Ron Hanson
Shoreline, Wash. (April 18, 2009) Christopher Roberts, Obama Captain for the 32nd Legislative District during the 2008 election, filed Friday, April 17, 2009, to run for Shoreline City Council.
“President Obama has asked all Americans to start shaping our country’s future, and that through service to our communities and our neighborhoods, we will build a stronger nation,” said Roberts. “In this campaign, I answer this call to service – and together, we will work toward a stronger, more sustainable, future for the City of Shoreline.”
Roberts plans his campaign around three messages: strengthening civic engagement and participation in the Shoreline community, increasing transparency in Shoreline’s city governance, and encouraging small business development in Shoreline.
“The local Obama community strongly supports Christopher Roberts,” says local Obama captain Katie Rohs. “Throughout the 2008 campaign, he demonstrated his selfless commitment to the Shoreline community, and has encouraged others to follow Obama’s call to service.”
“Christopher is the right person for Shoreline,” says 32nd District Democrats Vice Chair Maryn Wynne. “His tireless dedication to the Democratic Party, and service on the Washington State Democratic Central Committee means that once he is on the City Council, bright things will happen for Shoreline.”
Roberts, 30, is a Comparative Law and Societies Scholar working on his dissertation in the Political Science Department at the University of Washington, and is a member of the City of Shoreline’s Human Services Strategy Task Force. His wife, Heather, is an Associate Faculty at Cascadia Community College.
For More Information Contact:
Why spend all your time and and energy and money (on gas) driving around looking for things to do when there's so much going on right here in Shoreline?
Here's a few things I'm aware of, all happening today:
Rummage sale at the old Masonic Temple building by Fred Meyer (at 185th and Linden). 9am - 3pm
Earth Day event at Central Market & Pets Energy (Central from 9am-3pm, Pets Energy starting at 11am)
Free shredding (up to 6 boxes of paper) at Office Max
Earth Day cleanup at Shoreline Park from 10am-1pm
Healthy Kids Day at Dale Turner YMCA from 10am-2pm
Spring Luau, Concert and Workshops from 2-9pm
Live Jazz at North City Bistro from 8-10:30pm
If you know of other events happening today in Shoreline, please let us know by posting to the comments section. And if you go to any of these events and take photos, please send us a couple. Thanks!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Citizens for Shoreline Schools survey concerning the upcoming School District 'Maintenance and Operations' Levy
This is a different survey than the one posted previously concerning budget cuts.
The Citizens for Shoreline Schools is conducting a survey in order to gather information from the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park community concerning the upcoming Shoreline School District Maintenance and Operations Levy(M&O). It is also possible that there will be a levy to support access to technology in the classroom and a possible bond issue to pay for the reconstruction/remodel of Shorewood and Shorecrest High Schools.
If you'd like to take the survey, just click here and follow the instructions.
A 34 question survey for 2009-10 Shoreline Schools budget priorities is now available online. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill out. Use the link below to give your input. The deadline for responding is April 27th.
Here's a note from the Shoreline Schools website:
In response to the Washington State legislature’s unprecedented proposed reduction in K-12 funding for 2009-11, the Shoreline School District is anticipating the need to significantly reduce expenditures for next year. Due to the reductions that have already been made over the past three years and the restoration of an ending fund balance necessary to provide fiscal stability and secure a strong bond rating, Shoreline is in a better position than many surrounding districts. However, cuts are inevitable for the coming school year and will be difficult.
When Shoreline receives its final notification of next year’s allocation, we will have limited time to construct a balanced budget. We would like to incorporate your input and opinions on budget priorities. Please take a few minutes and share your opinions about overall budget priorities for the Shoreline School District.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Did you know that when school is out for the summer, many of the 11,000 children in north and east King County who receive free or reduced cost meals during the school year may go hungry? Want to know how you can help?
This is from a press release sent to us by Hopelink:
Hopelink, the largest social services agency serving east and north King County launched its annual “End Summer Hunger” fund and food drive in April. Presenting sponsor Expedia invites community groups, schools, businesses and our neighbors throughout the area to join in now through August and do their part to ease hunger and homelessness among our communities’ children and families.
Families made 23 percent more visits to Hopelink’s food banks between September and December 2008 than the same period in 2007. Considering the rapidly growing number of families in financial distress due to the economy and seeking help from Hopelink, this campaign is more important than ever in ensuring Hopelink’s ability to feed hungry children.
The "End Summer Hunger" campaign began April 1 and ends August 31, and seeks support from schools, individuals, businesses, and organizations. This program is particularly important because donations to Hopelink historically drop during the summer, leaving the agency’s food banks with lower than normal supplies. Schools that support the program encourage children in classrooms to collect coins, while businesses, organizations and civic or community clubs hold food drives, fund drives, or both, according to what works best for them.
Expedia is the presenting sponsor for End Summer Hunger 2009. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Eric Thom at email@example.com or 425.558.5910.
For information on how to get involved in End Summer Hunger, go to www.hope-link.org or Hopelink’s website for young philanthropists, http://youthlink.hope-link.org/
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
If last year's events are any indication, there will probably be a very large celebration of Earth Day this Saturday at Central Market.
They will be hosting the "Earth Day Every Day" event:
(From the City of Shoreline website)
Make a difference throughout the year. Learn about new eco-living tips and tools for the home and yard. This year take home these earth-friendly products that minimize the amount of pollutants and chemicals released into soils and waterways:
• kitchen compost pail and compostable bags
• 15 lb. bag of worm castings
• Simple Green 2 oz. car wash soap and a Brown Bear car wash coupon
Don’t forget to ask knowledgeable volunteers about composting and other sustainable practices. For more information about the Earth Day Every Day Event, call (206) 801-2700.
Another event will be held at the nearby pet supply store, Pets Energy. They'll have the Humane Society's "MaxMobile" and Washington Basset Rescue as well as several food vendors giving away samples of their ware, on Saturday April 18, starting at 11 (MaxMobile arriving about 2).
If you've never seen the Basset Rescue, and are fond of the floppy hounds, you're in for a treat! And Starkey here is up for adoption, so maybe you can meet him too.
Do you know of any other Earth Day happenings? Let us know in the comments!
Link to see photos from last years Earth Day Everyday event
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Joe poses with the latest issue of MAD Magazine
Joe Raiola, senior editor for MAD Magazine
If you didn't make it to Shoreline Library last night you missed a very entertaining and informative presentation by Joe Raiola. Joe is a senior editor at MAD Magazine and he gave a talk called "The Joy of Censorship."
There were about 80 people in the audience. The room was pretty much full. Before the presentation we enjoyed cookies and coffee and everyone got a free issue of the latest MAD Magazine (the 500th issue!)
Joe talked about censorship in the United States and the history of MAD Magazine. Turns out MAD Magazine first came into existence because of censorship - it's an interesting story. There was a little music (Joe sang a blues song called "I put the prophet in a pancake"), a slide show presentation, and a Question and Answer session. Then Joe hung around afterward to talk to people individually, pose for photos, and sign autographs.
It was an informative and entertaining evening of rollicking, free-speech fun!
Thanks so much to the Shoreline branch of KCLS for having this presentation. If you were there, please post your thoughts to the comments section!
Link to Joe Raiola's website
Link to MAD Magazine
Link to see the gesture Joe calls "Almost Obscene"
Link to article about this event at The Enterprise newspaper
A note from Stacy Segal and the Dale Turner Family YMCA in Shoreline:
Put Play in Your Day
Join the Dale Turner Family YMCA on April 18, from 10am – 2pm for a day of FREE family fun. Healthy Kids Day, an annual community event held by YMCAs across the nation, promotes healthy activities for the whole family by offering free demonstrations, games and educational resources, in a fun and welcoming atmosphere.
Healthy Kids Day will feature an array of activities, including a bounce house obstacle course, arts and crafts projects, carnival booths, PCC Kids Pick Van, Emerald City Smoothies, Louie Foxx Magical Entertainment, Bastyr Cooking Demonstration, and Edward Mulhern and Community Rhythm Jams. Additionally, tours of the facility will be available and the climbing wall and pool will be open.
For residents who are interested in becoming members of the Dale Turner Family YMCA, the joining fee (up to $125 value) will be waived on April 17-19 in celebration of Healthy Kids Day. Free tee-shirts for the first 100 kids and an opportunity to enter a raffle to win a free family membership.
More info at Daleturnerymca.org or call (206) 363-0446
Monday, April 13, 2009
The Joy of Censorship
Presented by Joe Raiola
It only seems right that the library, with its mission to protect the tenets of intellectual freedom, should host this program. MAD magazine Senior Editor, Joe Raiola, takes an illuminating, satiric and at times disturbing look at America’s most hotly debated First Amendment issues. He also traces MAD’s colorful history from comic book to its emergence as a revolutionary satirical force.
The Joy Of Censorship revolves solely around core first amendment issues and the colorful history of MAD (which escaped extinction and avoided censors by transforming itself from a comic book to a magazine in 1955)
From Joe's website: The Joy Of Censorship includes a one-of-a-kind slide presentation spotlighting many of the MAD's most controversial, thought-provoking and outrageous covers and articles, followed with a lively Q+A and/or panel discussion.
When: Monday, April 13th, 7 pm
Where: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th –Shoreline, WA
Sunday, April 12, 2009
(This info is from Holly Firmin, Events Manager for Food Lifeline)
Food Lifeline’s World of Thanks Event
Did you know that nestled within the Fircrest campus in Shoreline you'll find Western Washington's largest hunger-relief organization? It's true. If you've ever seen those imposing white and green trucks with "Food Lifeline" emblazoned on them as you're driving throughout the north end of the Puget Sound area, they inevitably end up back at Food Lifeline's warehouse located at 1702 NE 150th Street. In fact, Food Lifeline has been procuring and distributing food to more than half-a-million hungry people in Western Washington for more than 30 years!
If you'd like to learn more about Food Lifeline, please join us for our annual World of Thanks event on Thursday, April 16th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. We'll be turning our Shoreline warehouse into a carnival-themed open-house with games, food and a variety of other activities.
The event features:
- Carnival "Attractions" Inspired by Food Lifeline programs and people
- Your favorite fairground treats
- Your chance to see Food Lifeline from the inside
- Fun for the whole family
Please plan to join us on April 16th to partake in a few hours of fun and friendly faces. If you are interested, make sure to RSVP now by e-mail (RSVP@fll.org) or by calling (206) 545-6600 x3616 (space is limited). If you are unable to attend this event, remember that our doors are always open for you to stop by!
Link to Food Lifeline
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Meet Your Firefighters!
Meet real firefighters, and see a fire truck up close! Enjoy stories and activities about fire safety. Event is for kids ages 3 and older, younger children welcome with adult.Note: If our firefighters are called away on emergency, parts of this program may be rescheduled. Space is limited; first come, first seated.
When: Tuesday April 14th, 2009. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Shoreline Library
More info: 206.362.7550
This information is from the KCLS website
Friday, April 10, 2009
Children of elementary school age and under can have fun looking for treat-filled eggs this Saturday, April 11th at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. Kids should bring a basket or bag to hold their goodies, and dress appropriately for the weather. Parking is limited, so carpool or walk if you can. Event is sponsored by Shoreline Fire Department.
What: Easter Egg Hunt for kids
When: Saturday, April 11, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
For more information call Melanie Granfors at 206 533-6500.
Photo above by jpstanley via flickr
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I came across this information at Game Plan Fitness Inc.
Join Certified Nutritionist Johnna Dietz for a shopping tour at Central Market in Shoreline on Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 am.
Here's a sample of what you'll learn:
3 easy shopping tips to stay on track
Successful bargain shopping for healthy foods
How to find nutritious take-out options
Only 20 spots available.
Cost: $10 Deposit
Link to sign up at gpfitness.com
Here's a fun way to get involved in your community, meet some neighbors and do good for the environment. Join a work party at Ronald Bog Park this Saturday, April 11th from 9am to noon.
Bring loppers, pruners, shovels, rakes and forks to remove more blackberries and plant some native plants. Everyone is welcome!
For more information, call Dick Decker at 206-542-1552
It's free comedy night at the Laughing Ladies Café in North City. Tonight's headliner is Kevin Hyder, founder of the People's Republic of Komedy. Also performing will be Sean Ottey, Luana Faye, and others. As usual, the show begins at 7:30 pm, and is hosted by Barbara Sehr.
Link to Laughing Ladies Cafe
Link to Barbara Sehr
Kevin Hyder performing at Laff Hole
Monday, April 6, 2009
Team Pronto (photo from Team Pronto website)
Team Pronto just started in December of 2008, and in that time has built a robot and competed in the First Robotics Microsoft Seattle Regional competition at Key Arena. Not only did they compete, they were the only team out of 64 that were undefeated in the preliminary rounds. Congrats!
Link to Team Pronto's website
Link to FIRST Robotic's website
Link to KUOW news story about Team Pronto
Sunday, April 5, 2009
A 1926 Model T getting hooked up to a tow truck isn't something you see every day. In fact, it's something I'd never seen until yesterday, in the parking lot of Central Market. The Model T is owned by Greg, who's lived in Shoreline his whole life. The car is in beautiful condition, just needed a little help getting home.
There's a 1926 Model T at the Shoreline Historical Museum. The only way they could get it inside the building was by putting it through a window. They took photos of the process. It's an interesting display. If you've never been to the Shoreline Historical Museum, you should check it out sometime.
Link to learn about the 1926 Model T they have at the Shoreline Historical Museum
Saturday, April 4, 2009
UPDATE: This class has been cancelled due to low enrollment. There will be class held in the fall. For more information, contact Peggy Williams Scott at (206) 801-2256.
CERT, or Community Emergency Response Teams, is a way for neighborhoods, businesses, schools and other organizations to be prepared for a major disaster – and to find ways to cope during the first few days when first responders will be overwhelmed and unable to meet the demand for services.
CERT classes help citizens learn how to rely on each other during emergencies, whether it is a major windstorm, an earthquake or an act of bioterrorism. This, in turn, helps police and firefighters do their jobs when disaster strikes.
The CERT class is held at Fire Department Headquarters, 17525 Aurora Avenue North, and is offered to citizens who live or work in Shoreline. It is taught by current CERT team members and Shoreline firefighters. Class content includes information and hands-on experiences in basic fire suppression, triage and disaster first aid, light search and rescue, psychological effects of disasters, and personal, family and neighborhood preparedness.
After graduating from the class, students will have the option of signing up to volunteer for the City of Shoreline as an Emergency Disaster Worker.
If you would like to register, or have further questions about Shoreline CERT classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Peggy Williams Scott at the City of Shoreline, 206-801-2256.
Link to more about CERT at Shoreline Fire Dept. website
Photo above from Shoreline Fire Department website
Friday, April 3, 2009
From the EarthDay5k website:
The Shoreline, Earth Day 5k welcomes all runners, walkers, and kids to participate in our 5k and kids third of a mile fun run. At the end of the race each participant will receive a tree that they can bring home and plant. There will also be great prizes and lots of food for everyone at the end.
Link to EarthDay5k.org for more information and to register for the event
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Come learn more about volunteer opportunities at Shoreline’s own Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. This volunteer orientation will include an overview of the garden’s programs and volunteer policies, a brief tour, and a discussion of current volunteer opportunities.
Afterwards, you can roll up your sleeves and join a garden work party until 4pm.
What: Volunteer Orientation
When: Sunday, April 5th, 11:30-1:00
Where: Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Kruckeberg also has plant sales and offers free tours. Click the link below for more information and for directions.
Link to Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Last Saturday volunteers from ShoreDog, Shoreline's off-leash dog park group, spent a few hours in the soggy, muddy morning rain getting the Shoreview site ready for its April opening. They dug out blackberry vines that might injure puppy paws, and cut back weeds and brush that could overgrow the fenceline. Even though it was wet and cold, the volunteers got plenty of work done, and the site should be opening on schedule in April!
For more information, or to join ShoreDog, please click on the link below.
Link to ShoreDog website.
Link to City of Shoreline information about approved off-leash sites.
Shown in the top photo:
Maggie, Geoff, Kate, the Jacobsons, Sandra, Nan and Erika
Bottom photo: Shoredog volunteers hard at work