Introducing Movie Nights!

We’re happy to announce our Movie Nights program! See flyer here.

We plan to have a Movie Night every third Friday of the month, with films suitable for families. Admission will be free. Popcorn, candy and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Adults are free to bring beverages of their choice.

Upcoming Movie Night is Friday, Feb 18. Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7.

Our movie license does not allow us to publish the movie title, so here’s a hint:
Classic 1982 kid and adult friendly sci-fi blockbuster starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore.

Movies will be shown in the dance hall, with chairs available for seating. Or, bring blankets, pillows, folding chairs (that won’t scratch the floor) and camp out on the floor!

New business plan

The Highland Park Improvement Club is run by an all-volunteer group of Highland Park and Riverview neighbors. As stewards of the building and property, we are developing new programs and uses for this important corner gathering spot. Our goal is to benefit the neighborhood while sustaining the club as a resource. Toward that end, we are working on a new business plan. Here’s an important beginning:

Our Vision, Our Mission, About Us

Second Annual Not-So-Silent Night Parade – New Years Eve

From Dan Mullins, Chair of the Highland Park Action Committee

Hey Neighbor,

If you want to have some fun this New Years Eve, Highland Park is the place to be!
Bang on a drum or shake your tambourine as you travel along with the second annual “Not So Silent Night Parade”.
March along with us on a 20-30 minute trip through Highland Park, making just enough noise to remind our neighbors that it’s New Years Eve.

After the parade, watch as “Cirque de Flambe” performers entertain the crowd in the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot with the exciting “Sage Comet” (thanks to West Seattle Blog!)

We will be passing out hot cider and cookies and have a little fire pit going to keep you warm.

Parade goers will meet at the HP Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden St. at 6:45 Friday night for a 7:00 sharp departure.
Everybody Welcome!
Return to HPIC at 7:30 for the performance in the parking lot.
Bring a noise maker (tambourine, bells, pots and spoons, etc).
Dress warm ’cause we are going, rain or moon-shine, and you may want to bring a flashlight and an umbrella! (or even better a flashlight taped inside an umbrella, so it glows!)
Bring the kids in their strollers and your friendly dogs on their leashes.

We need a few volunteers to help direct traffic and keep the parade marchers safe.
PLEASE VOLUNTEER to be a crossing guard by contacting Dan Mullins at: chair09 at

Watch videos of last years parade on youtube (thanks again to West Seattle Blog)

Holiday in the ‘Hood, part 2 – Holiday Dinner & Dance, Saturday Dec 11

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A Warm Tradition – The Holiday Potluck Dinner & Dance – Sat Dec 11
This is a time for a reunion with old friends and to meet some new friends,
while we gather gifts for neighbors in need.
Admission is a potluck dish for dinner, your beverage of choice,
plus donations for our local Foodbanks, and WestSide Baby and/or Toys for Tots.
Potluck dinner/byob cocktails begin at 6pm.
Dancing begins at 8, with music by old favorites Evan and Charlie Brown.

westside baby chart
For our local families.

Cooking Class – Cookies! – Weds December 15th

It’s another Cooking Class with Sandy of The Dreaming Dane Catering!
We will use one basic cookie dough to create at least six different cookies. Filled, rolled, shaped and more! We will discuss decorating and the use and creation of frostings and icings. And as a bonus, we will make Chocolate Truffles! This is a hands on class, designed to get your baking juices flowing!
Bring a container to take home your cookies.
This class will be larger, but space is limited, so sign up now!
Weds Dec 15, 6:30-9:30pm. $50.
Please register in advance so that Sandy can plan for quantities.

Here are some pictures from the Appetizer class:

Our first Holiday Bazaar

Here are some pictures from the Holiday Bazaar, thanks to Dina Johnson! And thanks to all the fabulous vendors and to the wonderful dancers (and Jenna!) from Gildenfire Dance.

All Kinds of Fabulous Vendors at the Holiday Bazaar

Shop local and find some cool stuff from these vendors! Holiday in the ‘Hood, Saturday November 27, 11am-4pm, 1116 SW Holden. Plus, children’s dance performances from Gildenfire Dance beginning at 1pm and 3pm.

Meet some of the vendors:
Leonarte: Art tiles with an Italian accent
Grace Hitchman, Gracious Designs: Jewelry and wood turning (pens, bottle stoppers, etc)
Erin Schiller, Pottery Buzz: Holiday ornaments to be painted at the Bazaar
Sheila R. Shilley: Hand knits
Denise Conger: Aprons, potholders, Christmas decorations, magnets, Christmas stockings
Rhonda Smith: Gourmet organic caramels, Highland Park t-shirts
The Dreaming Dane Catering Co: Holiday baked goods
Amy R. Bradley, Dragon Tamer Design: Beaded jewelry, digital art & cards
Noel Beach: Handmade re-useable shopping bags, women’s clothing & accessories, Christmas ornaments
Brittany Von Spreccken, Crafty Clementine: Candle holders and cake stands
Marion Lisko, Cookie Lee Jewelry: Fashion jewelry
Julie Gramm: Beaded bracelets & earrings, small crocheted bags
Kristina Collins Photography: Matted prints and framed prints
Julie Ericson, PartyLite: Home fragrance, food, home spa
Ashley Little, Silpada Designs: Sterling silver jewelry
Gretchen Harmon, Elfinn Designs: Baby blankets, art smocks, burp cloths, playdough, cards
Karen Rau, Scentsy: Scentsy warmers and fragrance items
Misha Sakura: Winter vintage coats, vintage jewelry boxes, crafts, baskets, vintage plates, teacups
Corie Brooke: Photography
Hipnotic Apparel/Troupe Hipnotica: Water bottles, tote bags, handmade & wholesale clothing, handmade & wholesale jewelry, makeup
Amaranta Sandys, Art Maranth Ceramics: Handmade ceramic trays, tiles, herb tags
Evelyn Killough: Hats, scarves, baby blankets, crocheted items
Jennifer Castillo/ArT Image Creations: Art activities for kids
Girl Scout Troop 1775: Bracelets made by Girl Scouts

And, to keep you going,  Street Treats will be selling their delicious homemade baked-from-scratch desserts in the parking lot.

Another Cooking Class! Weds, Nov 17

Just in time for the holidays: Appetizers!
Sandy will prepare a selection of appetizers that use basic to challenging techniques, and then we will learn how to make them. They will include crackers, veggie containers, stacks, wraps and pastry. And yes there will be wine for a mini-wine-pairing with the appetizers.

Weds Nov 17, 6:30-9:30pm. $50, includes food and wine.
Please register in advance so that Sandy can plan for quantities.
Send check to: Sandy Anderson, PO Box 46095, Seattle, WA 98146, and/or
email Sandy,,
or call 206-459-9050.

Holiday Bazaar – Sat Nov 27 – 11am to 4pm

What else is there to do on the Saturday after Thanksgiving but shop? (Well, there might be other things…) But whatever you’re doing, stop by the HPIC and check out the goods and talents of our local folk! We’ll post a list of vendors soon, and if you want to be on the vendor-side of the table with your own fabulous creations, rent a table for only $20. Download the Vendor Registration Form here.

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Don't miss it!