Promised Land – Friday January 24

HPIC presents a special screening of Promised Land, a social justice documentary on the Duwamish and Chinook tribes, their fight for restoration, and what the federal recognition process says about indigenous sovereignty today. 

Doors open at 7pm for appetizers, drinks and socializing, with the film at 8pm. A representative from the Duwamish Tribe and also the filmmakers will be in attendance to introduce the film and to lead discussion afterward.

$10 donation at the door, half of which will be given toward the Tribes’ fight for restoration and recognition.

From the filmmakers:

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they’ve long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

New Years Eve – 2019 – Tuesday Dec 31, starting at 6pm

Everyone Welcome! Bring your families, bring your neighbors! We hope to spend another magical evening with you all ringing in the New Year! Free entry – all ages.

6pm – Not So Silent Night Parade – meet at HPIC parking lot

After the parade: the illustrious Sage Comet prepares us to welcome the New Year

6pm – 9:30pm DJs, Keepsake Photos, Drinks, and Fun

9:30pm – Ari Joshua and Friends begin

11:59pm – Countdown to 2020!

HPIC’s Centennial Celebration, Saturday November 16, 11am to 3pm – our 100th Birthday Party!

Please join us in celebrating HPIC’s 100 years as a community gathering place in our neighborhood.
HPIC has been sustained through the years by a succession of neighborhood volunteers.

Program for the Celebration:
Open House 11am – 1pm

  • Games (vintage and contemporary)
  • Displays of history and mementos
  • Photo booth
  • Food and drinks (plus HPIC bar will be open)

Seated program 1 – 2pm

  • Introductions and acknowledgement of the Duwamish Tribe
  • Recognition from our State, County and City officials
  • Memories from our members
  • Open House continues 2 – 3pm

Corner Bar – Friday November 1, 7pm

You like to have fun, right? Friday nights are made for fun. Corner Bar is made for fun. You are made for fun! Come join us on our monthly excursion into the depths of excitement and mystery as your cornucopia of neighbors and friends get together to eat, drink, and be merry.

Don’t put away your Halloween costume yet. You have another chance to dazzle all with your creative genius.

Come join us as Welcome Strangers sings the praises for another action packed night of music.

“Longtime friends and musical collaborators Scott Goodwin (Drums/Vocals – Flowmotion, The True Spokes, Beecraft, Andy Coe Band, Your Sweet Action) and Jamie Zyskowski (Guitar/Vocals – Beecraft, The Don Goodwin Group) re-united in 2014 to create a new sound from a vintage pallet – Guitar, Bass, Drums, and lots of vocal harmonies. After a year of crafting new originals and inspiring covers from John Lennon, Sandy Denny, Genesis, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and more, Scott invited his band mate Norman Baker (Bass/Guitar/Vocals – Norman Baker & The Backroads, Mountains & Tunnels, Vicci Martinez, The True Spokes, Your Sweet Action) to join on bass and vocals to complete the sound. The trio brings a unique mix of creative originals and passionate covers delivered through a stripped down yet surprisingly deep sound.”

Countdown to our Centennial, by the decade. This month we celebrate the 10’s – a summary of our recent past. Thanks to Dina Johnson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Michele Witzki and other special contributors – that have put so much effort into documenting our history in such a way. Centennial Celebration coming up Saturday Nov 16 – see below!

As always, all ages, food and drink for purchase! Hope to see you this Friday.
***And don’t forget the food donation barrel in support of our neighborhood food bank at Paradise of Praise a few block west on Holden – please bring non-perishable food donations.

Harvest Dinner and Talent Show – Saturday October 12, 7pm

Doors open at 6pm; dinner from 6:30 to 7:15
Bring a potluck dish to share plus non-perishable food for the food bank. (don’t bring any alcohol – the bar will be open)
Get ready for the Talent Show at 7:15! Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A performance that is no longer than three minutes. There will be a friendly gong reminder, if needed.
  • A family friendly act (if you have a burlesque talent, that would be a different show).
  • No age restriction. Talent is talent, regardless of age.

Email us to sign up for the Talent Show, or sign up at the event.

DIY Natural Perfumes Workshop – Sunday October 6, 11am to 1pm

Smelling great doesn’t have to come from a lab, call on the power of nature to create your very own legacy of scent!
It is never too late to start thinking about making gifts, the holiday season is right around the corner! Option to make additional perfume for $10/each.

Join Flower of Big Dipper Wax Works and Life By Ritual for this two hour workshop learning to create your very own signature natural perfume. You will have hands on experience with over 40 different essential oils and be guided in creating two roller ball perfumes. Exchange is $30.

Email with any questions.

HPIC Plant Swap – Saturday October 5, 11am to noon

Like plants? Like free stuff? Fall is a great time to divide those garden plants and here’s your chance to share your excess with your neighbors!!

Bring a plant (or plants) in dirt or bare root and swap it for another.

Admission free if you bring a plant to share, suggested $5 donation goes to Highland Park Elementary School.
Seeds also welcome!

Corner Bar – Friday October 4, starting at 6pm

Low Hums! Make your presence known. Attend our monthly soirée. Be prepared to be amazed and bedazzled by the spectacular rhythms, moods, and beats. All are welcome. All are encouraged to enjoy fall as it turns into its full splendor.

“Low Hums are a wild rock and roll band from Seattle Washington, comprised of some very long time close friends. Musically, there are a lot of influences.. Probably too many to name. If you added up all the years each member has been playing in bands, buying records, listening to music.. Lets just say it’s a long time. Here’s a swing at it. First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968, Acid Rock, 70’s rock, 80’s skate rock, The Sonics, Dead Moon, Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd… Early British Invasion like ‘Them’ or you know the Rolling Stones.. and perhaps a bit of Weird Spaghetti Western, Funkadelic, Howlin’ Wolf, Sun Ra…”

It’s right here in the neighborhood for you to enjoy. Count your blessings. Embrace HPIC. Feel HPIC.

PS – Band member(s) may be Highland Park neighbors.
Countdown to our Centennial, by the decade. This month we celebrate the 00’s – come peruse the y2k banner and see that we survived! Thanks to Dina Johnson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Michele Witzki and other special contributors – that have put so much effort into documenting our history in such a way.

As always, all ages, food and drink for purchase! Hope to see you this Friday.

Get your table at the Yard Sale! – Saturday September 7, 9am to 3pm

Come support YOUR Club.
Sell your treasured expendable wares at HPIC’S Yard Sale. You can also donate items for us to sell at the HPIC table – email us to let us know.
Tables are $15.00 for members, $20.00 non-members.  Membership begins at $20.00 per year.
It will be an indoor/outdoor event with food, booze, desired objects and YOU.
Register now and be a part of the fun and what makes our neighborhood great.