Reducing Stress Through Meditation at LFP Library Tuesday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ajili Hodari
Ajili Hodari will show the effectiveness of meditation in reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration and enhancing clarity of thought. Includes a simple yet powerful meditation technique anyone can use to reduce stress.

Lake Forest Park Library meeting room, Tuesday, August 26, 7-8:30pm, Town Center lower level by escalator.


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Two final events at Tree House Iyengar Yoga's North City location - Friday and Sunday

The life of B.K.S. Iyengar will be honored
at Tree House Yoga in North City Friday

In September, Tree House Iyengar Yoga is moving from its location of 14 years in North City, 18021 15th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 a new studio on Ballinger and 19th. But before they pack up they are hosting two important events for the yoga community.

Friday, August 22 at 7pm the public is invited to a memorial and tribute to B.K.S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga who died at age 95 on August 20th. There will be quiet practice, music, candle lighting, stories, and remembrances of Mr. Iyengar, his life, and contributions to the yoga world and the world at large.

Sunday, August 24 at 1pm will be The Last Class, a farewell to the current studio.  To be taught by 6 of the Tree House instructors, this class is open to anyone who has taken a class at the studio. All proceeds from the donation only class will go to offset the cost of moving.  The class will be followed by refreshments and the beginning of packing up.  

Pat Musburger, Director of Tree House, acknowledges that the move is bittersweet. “This has been a warm and welcoming place for a long time with many great memories. But with the passing of Mr. Iyengar the time seems even more right for a change. Our new location opens us to more of the community and a chance to share Mr. Iyengar’s teaching and sense of giving back to the world." 


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Sunset from Innis Arden


Mary Igl shares this lovely photo she took of Saturday's sunset from her front porch in Innis Arden.


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Ace Out Hunger in Mountlake Terrace Saturday



4th Ace Out Hunger event this August 23, 12:00 - 1:30pm at the Forest Crest Athletic Club 4901 - 238th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.

This event is open to the public. Free tennis lessons in exchange for canned food items. All food items will be donated to the Mountlake Terrace food bank, "concern for neighbors".

Tennis programs offered: Cardio Tennis, Tennis 101, 10 and under tennis.



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Live and Local August 23 24

Here's where to find live music in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park this weekend.
IvyLane plays at North City Bistro on Friday

17551 15th NE
206-549-9149
Open Mic with Kathy Morris

Saturday, August 23  - 7-10pm 
Join us again for another open mic! First half hour is devoted to our youngest performers. We enjoy them sooo much! Keyboard, PA and mics provided. Bring your voice, your instrument and your love of music. The rewards are endless!

All ages all the time
Music from 8:30-10:30pm - Cover charge
1520 NE 177th St in North City
206-365-4447
Serves Small Plates, Entrees, and Desserts 4:30- 10:30pm

Friday, August 22 - 8 - 10:30pm $5 cover
IvyLane is back in the house for another (potentially extended:) performance. They are scheduled to play from 8-10:30, and for $5 cover, but last time they were here, the audience kept asking for another, then another and another song, so they played for an extra hour, and Everyone had a Great time! These 2 are consummate performers, and know how to read a room and play to it!

Saturday, August 23 - 8:30-10:30pm $5 Cover
A night of Jazz Standards, Originals, Funk and Blues by these amazing young men (15 yr old guitar player Jack, Ben on Drums and Luke on Bass, both 12 yrs old). You need to hear these guys to believe how talented they really are, and such nice young men too!

Family venue - 3 restaurants
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155
206-366-3302

Friday, August 22 - 7:30 - 9:30pm free
Mark's versatile guitar style skillfully combines blues, R/B, and jazz with just a touch of the old Seattle sound and a dash of New Orleans soul. 2010 Washington Blues Society’s “Best Male Blues Vocalist”

Saturday, August 23 - 7:30 - 9:30pm  free
Rat City Brass "Big Band/Jazz"
Seattle's premier Tijuana Brass tribute band. Dancing strongly suggested! Combining infectious melodies from the 1960s golden age of instrumental pop, cool cocktail exotica and a touch of contemporary roar, Rat City Brass have fashioned one of those exceptional bands that is guaranteed to raise smiles from old-school music aficionados and jaded hipsters alike.

18041 Aurora Ave N - central Aurora
206-542-6688

Happy Hour 4:00 - 7:00pm Nightly
$7 pitchers, $3.50 well drinks
Free pool all the time

Friday, August 22

Saturday, August 23
Shoreline City Hall Parking Garage
17500 Midvale Ave N

Saturday, August 23
There is often music at the Saturday Farmer's Market - some scheduled, some spontaneous.

Lower level parking of Town Center
Intersection of Bothell Way and Ballinger Way

Sunday, August 24
From 10 am to 3 pm, Quichua Mashis plays traditional and modern music from the Andes mountains. If you’ve never heard these wonderful musicians, you don’t want to miss this chance. Their lively sounds enliven the market – happiness guaranteed. This special performance is part of our Music at the Market series, made possible by 4Culture.


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The 2014 4-Corners Brew Fest was another big success

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Food, good brews, great company
at the 4-Corners Brew Fest

Organizers are celebrating the success of another great 4-Corners Brew Fest. The 4th annual event was held on August 9, 2014 at the Innis Arden Clubhouse grounds.

This fundraiser gives back to the 4-corners neighborhoods of Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, Richmond Beach, and Innis Arden and one charity (Shoreline Music4Life).

What goes better than brats and beer?

The weather was perfect, the people were happy, the food was amazing, and the beer was... well, what can you say about local craft brews?

Elysian Brewing won the Golden Growler
with their Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

The popular vote for the best brew went to:

Golden Growler - Elysian Brewing's Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
1st Runner Up - Fremont Brewing's Oaked Dark Star Imperial Stout
2nd Runner Up - Naked City Brewery's Noir City Black Saison

Honorable mentions went to:  Lantern Brewing's Cassie, Gallagher's Where-U-Brew's Hop-o-damus IPA, NW Peaks Brewery's Ingalls Ginger Pale Ale, Georgetown Brewing's LA Woman Kolsch, Stone Brewing's Collective Distortion Double IPA

The Pink Torpedos entertain the crowd

Most Pulls (aka Most tokens collected)
1st - Gallagher's Where-U-Brew
2nd - Fremont Brewing
3rd - Salish Sea Brewing

Fastest Blown Keg
Stone Brewing Collective Distortion Double IPA

You can have a head on your beer
but not everyone has a beer on their head

Special thanks to...

  • Recology for providing both financial support and garbage/recycling services, 
  • Special Brews for selling tickets and providing volunteers, 
  • Crescent Moon Massage for offering 2 1-hour massage certificates for door prizes,
  • Sport Clips for providing coupons to all attendees,
  • Beach House Greetings for being a faithful supporter and grand seller of tickets

Thanks to awesome brewers, nearly all of whom donated the beer and the volunteers to run the taps...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the tent of our chosen charity, Shoreline Music4Life! David Endicott took in $59 of cash donations and had a good time talking to community members.

Thanks also to all of our fabulous volunteers!! We could not put on this event without you...


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Drop in fun at Shoreline Safety Center

Your child here
Shoreline Fire Safety Center

Come join us for drop-in fun at the Shoreline Safety Center, 1851 NW 195th St. Richmond Beach... 12:00 Noon to 2:00pm... Friday, August 22.   

Appropriate for ages 3-5... but siblings up to 10 years old are welcome. Parental supervision required!! See you there.   

The Shoreline Fire Safety Center is a cooperative project of Shoreline Fire Department, the Shoreline Firefighters’ Association, and Shoreline International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1760.

To schedule tours, special events, or for more information about other public education programs and services, contact Melanie Granfors, Public Information / Education Officer, 206-533-6500.


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Gallery at Town Center presents new show

The Gallery at Town Center Presents
James Delbert Anderson and Nancy Bishop-Harvey
August 26 – October 5


The Gallery at Town Center is pleased to welcome two new artists on show through October 5th. The Gallery at Town Center features the work of over 90 local artists, see these works Tuesday - Saturday, Noon-5pm or Sunday 11am-4pm.


James Delbert Anderson in his own words:

“Washington State’s abundance of natural beauty has always inspired me artistically. Even as a five-year-old, I filled up my folder with paintings of flowers and trees. An inexpensive point-and-shoot camera was my first introduction to photography, and I gleefully filled it with images of mountains, waterfalls, and flower gardens. Compact digital cameras followed, and ultimately a digital SLR camera. Today, I still explore Washington’s natural places with a camera in hand, seeking unique and artistic ways of presenting them through photography.

"My subjects are still natural features, such as wildflowers, mountain landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, forests, and waterfalls. I vary technique and perspective according to the situation. For instance, I might get very close to a wildflower and make it the sole subject of a portrait; other times, I might zoom out and try to capture the full sweep of a mountain scene. Still other times, I combine these approaches, focusing on a specific subject but including some discernible contextual feature in the background. In all cases, I use physical perspectives and subject placement to focus attention on specific aspects of the scene, desiring to communicate a feeling of intimacy with the scene, and to inspire the same feelings of beauty and awe that I experienced.

"Through photography, I aspire to bring viewers into a closer connection with the natural world around them, inspiring them to see its beauty in new and exciting ways.” 



Nancy E. Bishop-Harvey in her own words:

“Dogs and Cats. They are everywhere. These fond creatures give us wonderful companionship, hours of entertainment, and love. It is my aim to capture the essence of their spirit in 2D. For this exhibit, here at the Gallery at Town Center, I bring to you a series of unique furry friends. While I also create social commentary, linocuts, oil paintings, graphic design, etc., it is within the pet portraits that I find true joy.”


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King 5 story features Lake Forest Park police officer

King 5 did a story on police body cameras and featured a local officer who chooses to wear one.

See the video here.


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Planning Commission meeting cancelled

As required by RCW 42.30, the Open Public Meetings Act, you are hereby notified that the following meeting of the Shoreline Planning Commission has been CANCELLED due to LACK OF QUORUM:

The Shoreline Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00pm has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00pm.


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New director of assessment and student learning named

Michael Power, Director of
Assessment and Student Learning
Shoreline School District
Michael Power has been selected as the director of assessment and student learning for the Shoreline School District, Superintendent Rebecca Miner announced. 

Michael is currently manager of educational programs for the Tacoma Housing Authority, where he directs programs that support low-income families, working closely with Tacoma Public Schools. He previously served as assistant superintendent for program and learning support in Tacoma, supervising its instructional programs, including research and evaluation, curriculum and instructional technology. Prior to that he served as director of instruction and assessment for Mercer Island and executive director of curriculum and assessment for Everett.

Michael received his doctorate in educational psychology and masters in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii, and superintendent’s certification from Seattle Pacific University. He has served as an instructor at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University and the University of Hawaii, and is the author of numerous articles and presentations related to assessment, evaluation and research in public schools. He co-wrote two texts for teachers focused on effective instructional techniques.


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What's cooking at Central Market

If you're looking for inspiration, answers, tips or new recipes - come by the Culinary Resource Center near Produce at Shoreline Central Market, upper level Aurora Square on Westminster Way.

There's often something to sample, and always recipes for the taking. Below is the lineup for demonstrations.The kiosk is staffed 10 am-6:30pm daily (9 am-5:30pm Sundays) with sampling noon to 4:30pm. If a line appears under the recipe or if the name is in color, you can click to go to the full recipe.

AUG. 20-26, 2014

Thurs, August 21Mango-Lime Yogurt Pie
Fri, August 22Asian-Glazed Salmon with Mushrooms over Soba Noodles
Sat, August 23Hatch Green Chile Sauce
Sun, August 24Bread and Tomato Salad with Bacon – This Week’s Featured Recipe!
Mon, August 25Broiled Figs with Goat Cheese, Black Pepper and Honey
Tues, August 26Sorry, no demo today


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Rope rescue in Lake Forest Park

Northshore Fire Technical Rescue Team
Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, the Northshore Fire Department responded to the 15300 block of Bothell Way NE to a report of a male, age unknown, who had fallen approximately 60 feet down a steep ravine.

Upon arrival crews received information from the Lake Forest Park Police that officers were with a slightly injured male patient who was unable to walk out of the ravine on his own.

The Technical Rescue Team from the Northshore Fire Department brought the patient up the ravine in a rescue litter with the aid of a specialized rope system. 

The Northshore Technical Rescue Team received assistance from the Shoreline, Bothell, Woodinville, Kirkland and Bellevue Fire Departments and the Lake Forest Park Police.  


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Come to Metro’s community transportation fair at Bitter Lake on Aug. 23

King County Metro Transit is hosting a free transportation resource fair 3:30-5:30pm Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. North in Seattle.

The fair will have activities and resources for all ages and abilities, so bring the whole family and your bikes. Activities include free minor bike repairs, ORCA card sales, Metro Transit trip planning assistance, transit training for seniors and people with disabilities, neighborhood walking and biking information, free giveaways and more.

Transportation experts will be on hand to provide services and educational materials regarding transportation options in North Seattle, Shoreline, and beyond. Representatives from the following organizations and service providers will be in attendance: North Seattle/Shoreline In Motion, King County Metro Transit, ORCA To Go, Cascade Bicycle Club, Feet First, Mobile Bicycle Rescue, Seattle Department of Transportation and Hopelink Medicaid Transportation.


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Monster Movie double feature and discussion Thursday in Lake Forest Park


Double feature classic monster movies with presentation afterwards by UW students. Not suitable for children.


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Pinky's Passion brings in over $20,000 at Walk to the Future

Pinky and the crew

Pinky's Passion (for a Parkinson's Cure) ended its 5th annual Walk to the Future (A Future Without Parkinson's) $20,000 to the good.

Cheering on the walkers

Organizer "Pinky" aka Pat Erickson, said "Our costs have been totally covered by our sponsors - every penny brought in will go to helping people with Parkinson's. We are a 100% volunteer organization - donations will never go to salaries or office space."

The Pink Team

This year, they had an international sponsor, Condor Airlines, who provided a $750 travel voucher as the prize for the individual bringing in the most in donations. That voucher was won by Lindsey Erickson Willis. Pat said, "As my daughter and a member of the Pinky's Passion Board, she is highly motivated."

When you are partnered with Michael J. Fox
you have to have a DeLorian

Door-prize drawings were held every hour for gift cards to Home Depot, Starbucks, Amazon, Red Robin, Old Navy and more.

A pie-eating contest on the sidelines

From 10:00am to 3:00pm at Edmonds-Woodway High School Stadium 7600 - 212th SW, Edmonds, on July 26 participants, walked, cheered each other on, posed for pictures, collected door prizes, and generally had a great time.

Jesse Erickson, Marcy Willis, Norm Willis

It is still possible to donate to the charity, whose goal is to raise money, increase awareness and support research for a Parkinson's cure.


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Get your art on with the Create and Make Workshop Series

Jealous of all the creative outlets your kids have access to? Wish you could pull up and give way to creative abandon from time to time too? Look no further!! The Create and Make Workshops are here and are guaranteed to be tons of adult-creative fun!

All workshops are $35 each or get a season pass to all 5 workshops for $150,  the fun starts at 6:30pm at 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155 (in the Shoreline Center - Classroom wing). All supplies and materials will be included, so bring yourself (or round up a bunch of friends) and your sense of fun! Love all the workshops? Then don’t miss out: get the season pass for only $150, and get access to all 5 workshops and save money at the same time. Tickets available online

Join us for one of the following workshops and Get Your Art On!!

Tuesday, September 9 or Wednesday, September 10
Drawing in Silverpoint with Susan Jones

In Medieval and Renaissance times, before graphite (“lead”) pencils were available, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci used a piece of silver to sketch in their design for a painting on a canvas or create drawings on prepared papers. Today, you learn to draw with a sterling silver to create distinctive soft marks that warm and darken over time, creating a nature drawing that develops a beautiful patina with age. 

About the Instructor: Susan Jones is a Natural Science illustrator and instructor of botanical illustration at the University of Washington Extension Program.


Tuesday, September 23 or Wednesday, September 24
Sumi Painting with Angie Dixon

Students will learn basic Asian brush and ink techniques to create their own sumi paintings and write their own Haiku poems with brush and ink on rice paper. Angie Dixon will work with students to both write their poems and paint the images to accompany them.

About the Instructor: Angie Dixon attended college at the University of Washington in Seattle and graduated in 1976 with a BFA in sculpture and a BA in art history. In 1984 she traveled to do graduated studies in fine art and art history at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China.


Tuesday, October 7 or Wednesday, October 8
Relief Block Printing with Theresa Neinas

Relief block printing gives individuals a means of expression beyond a single drawing. When an image is transferred onto a block and carved it con be duplicated. In this workshop students will work with small woodblocks, developing an images (or working from a prompt) and carving the block. In the second hour of the class students will print their creations!

About the Instructor: Theresa Neinas is a Seattle, Washington based artist who transplanted from the mid-west at age 19.  That year was a turning point for Theresa as she had to make the choice to stay in Wisconsin or start a new life in Washington…with $200 in her pocket and a one way train ticket it was, at the time, a sound decision.  She started out the first year of her educational journey at Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin and after years of taking fun classes she finally knocked off the science and math classes she need to receive her BA in Art from the University of Washington in 1990 (To her surprise she enjoyed those classes as well).  Theresa has been doing lino block prints since 1995 (she is self taught in this medium) and has been enjoying its process ever since.


Tuesday, October 21 or Wednesday, October 22
Needle Felting with Erin Nix

A beginner needle felting workshop where participants will learn safety, techniques, and how fun, cheap, and easy of a craft needle felting is to start. Participants will run through common beginner mistakes, tricks to get around them and make your craft flourish, and most importantly spend time jumping right in and trying the process out. Erin Nix will be working with individuals as the group progresses, and will provide handouts on summary topics, as well as lists of places to find materials to continue working in needle felt.

About the instructor: Erin Nix has been needle felting for two years, during that time she has learned the art of needle felting, discovered some of the best materials, and found resources to help learn new techniques. Nix owns and operates “Felted Familiars: Soft. Adorable. Epic.”  A fine art and craft business specializing in custom needle felted animals.


Tuesday, November 4 or Wednesday, November 5
Acrylic ainting with Hester Mallonee

In this workshop students will learn the very core principles of acrylic painting: how to choose canvas shapes and brushes, how to get an exciting composition, how to make the background recede and the foreground come forward, how to get rich shadows and catchy highlights, how to get realistic rocks, grass, and trees, and how to archivally finish the painting. All supplies will be provided, so just come with your creativity! Get tickets for Acrylic Painting here

Got questions?  We got answers! More info available on our website or check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/SLFPAC . Want to talk to a human?  Email Kelly Lie or call the Art Council office at 206-417-4645.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


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