Movie Night – November 18

Friday, Nov 18: Movie Night.
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie at 7. Free admission.
We will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare.
Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs.
Movie hint:
A cowboy and a spaceman are rivals at first, but then must learn to work together!

This Weekend at HPIC

Friday, Oct 21: Movie Night.
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie at 7. Free admission.
We will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare.
Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs.
Movie hint:
2001 Pixar classic that explains how those monsters get in your closet!

Saturday afternoon, Oct 22: Foodtrucks!
Lumpia World, Curry Now and Charlie’s Buns, 11am to 2pm.

Saturday evening, Oct 22: Playworks’ production of Arthur Miller’s “I Can’t Remember Anything”
Doors at 6:30pm, play at 7. Pay-what-you-will. (for Playworks)

Ruth McRee and David S. Klein portray two old friends coping with age through humor and straight talk. Produced by Playworks and directed by Paul O’Connell.

This is HPIC’s first collaboration with Arts Crush, a consortium of arts groups who coordinate a month long festival spotlighting theatre, music, literature, dance, visual art, film and more. The performance lasts about 40 minutes and is followed by a discussion with the actors and the director about the issues in the play.

And don’t forget Zumba! Sunday morning, 10am.

Highland Park’s Got Good Cooks…and Talent!

Highland Park/Riverview is a friendly neighborhood with a great mix of people. Our first Harvest Dinner drew lots of new faces who have met through other neighbors, at HPIC classes, walking the dog and (we’re pretty sure in the future) at the Food Trucks on Saturdays.

What a feast we had, so much to choose from: roast chicken, pot roast, pork roast, fried green tomatoes, squash with spicy pepitas, cranberries and bleu cheese; brussels sprouts with pancetta, corn souffle, beet salad, zucchini fritters, scalloped potatoes, baked spaghetti, fresh baked challah, apple pie, blackberry cobbler, cookies, cupcakes, chocolate cake…and more!

Plus attendees brought a dinner plate to leave behind and help stock the community kitchen we are building. So the plate you brought will be serving folks (and you!) for years to come. And they are nice plates!

After dinner we had entertainment from members of Twelfth Night Productions:

Twelfth Night 1

Twelfth Night 2
Very fun! And our old upright piano got to join. Next Saturday, October 15, is Twelfth Nights’ annual fundraiser. For more info, check their website.

Ahmed Raw and the African Knights
(website) closed out the evening with a mix of original world music and cover tunes, with very much heart and energy.
ahmed raw

Thank you all, so much!

Hooray for the Food Trucks!

Thanks to the West Seattle Blog for the article and pictures of the food trucks’ first day at HPIC. We were so busy eating ginger pork lumpia and curry chicken tacos and talking with friends and neighbors and other happy customers, we forgot to take pictures!

There was a steady stream of customers from the opening at 11am till closing at 3pm, and the proprietors of both Lumpia World and Curry Now said they had a good day. Derrick of Lumpia World envisions an on-going pod of several food trucks in our parking lot, and we think the neighborhood and folks from all around will love it!

They plan to be at HPIC regularly on Saturdays, so come out and support good food in the neighborhood, and have yourself a tasty meal. There are sheltered tables and chairs, and a very good chance of running into friends.



An Oasis in the Food Desert!

Get ready for eatin’ in the ‘hood Saturday, October 8.

Food Trucks are coming to our parking lot!!! Lumpia World and I Want Curry Now, 11am to 3pm.

Food Truck

Then, at 6pm, the Highland Park Harvest Dinner begins. Help initiate another new tradition at HPIC and celebrate a harvest meal with friends and neighbors.

Bring a home-made dish to share that celebrates our local harvest, plus a dinner plate to leave behind for HPIC’s community kitchen.

There will be entertainment and a no-host bar.

Highland Park Harvest Dinner



Giant Group Rummage Sale

Join us at a great sale, in the HPIC parking lot!

Saturday August 209am to 5pm
Sunday August 2110am to 4pm

Rent a table for one day: $15; for both days: $20.
What a deal!
To register for a table, email Teri:, or phone her at 763-1669.

If you’re not selling, just come to the Sale! There will be multiple neighbors with lots of great stuff for sale.