Happy New Year: January Community Happenings

Hope you had a great holiday season and a happy New Year! Let’s start 2019 off right with a summary of some of the great events happening in our neighborhood this month.

UPDATE: The Mineral Springs park meeting was moved from January 8th to January 15th.

LoveLicton Sponsored Events:

  • Monday, January 21st, @ 9AM-12PM, Trees for Seattle MLK Day of Service: Licton Springs Work Party, N 85th St & Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
    Join us to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by getting outside! Volunteers will remove aggressive, invasive blackberry that threatens beautiful neighborhood trees, and reclaim a neighborhood green space that needs some love. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on your neighborhood landscape while connecting with friends and neighbors.

Social & Networking Events:

  • Sunday, January 6th, @ 4:30-6PM, Strathmore Paper Demo, Seattle Artist League, 10219 Aurora Ave N.
    Jamee Linton-Kelly, Artist Educator for Strathmore Artist Papers™, will present “The Essentials of Paper”, a 90-minute hands-on presentation on Strathmore Drawing and Watercolor Papers. The presentation will focus on how understanding a paper’s fiber, weight, texture, surface, grade and permanency affect an artist’s choice and usage of fine art paper. Attendees participate in hands-on exercises, using a selection of papers and drawing materials. The goal of the presentation is to provide information to help artists select the right papers for their medium and techniques.
  • Monday, January 14, @ 6-8:30PM, Continuous Integration, Delivery, and Deployment: Automation for Fun and Profit, North Seattle College, 9600 College Way North, Room CC1161.
    We'll be talking about the basics in automation for software development and deployment, with a focus on web services and applications, related version control and cloud computing technologies.

Community Engagement Events:

  • Wednesday, January 2nd, @ 7PM-8:30PM, SPD North Precinct Advisory Council, Cascadia Elementary School’s library, 1700 N 90th St.
    Questions and informal networking with law enforcement and community members follows the agenda for about 15 minutes. NPAC meetings are open to the public and people concerned about public safety are encouraged to attend.
  • Thursday, January 10th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    ALUV stands for Aurora Licton Urban Village and seeks to build a pedestrian-safe, visually vibrant, economically sound, livable, and welcoming urban village using sustainable-growth principles.
  • Saturday, January 12th @ 10AM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.
  • Tuesday, January 15th, @ 6PM-7PM, January Mineral Springs Park Community Meeting, Meridian Center for Health Discuss Mineral Springs Park events, work parties, and community engagement.
  • Wednesday, January 16th @ 6:30PM, Licton Springs Community Council Monthly Meeting, Meridian Center for Health
    Licton Springs Community Council Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at Meridian Center for Health (10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133).
  • Thursday, January 17th @ 6-7:30PM, Nesbit Community Share Back Meeting, Cascadia Elementary (1700 N 90th St, Seattle, WA 98103)
    Join SNG and neighbors at our Community Share Back Meeting to Learn about SNG's community work on Nesbit Ave N and other Seattle neighborhoods.
  • Thursday January 24th @ 6:30PM, Home Zone Update Meeting, Meridian Center for Health (10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133).

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.
Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or at [email protected]

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Tis The Season: December Community Events

Come celebrate the holiday season with friends and neighbors at our upcoming events in Mineral Springs Park & Licton Springs Park!

LoveLicton Sponsored Events:

  • Saturday, December 15th, @ 1PM-4PM, Card Making & Holiday Drive, Mineral Springs Park, 1500 N 105th St
    Come join us at Mineral Springs Park on Saturday, December 15th from 1PM to 4PM for a FREE holiday event including music, holiday card-making activities, festive games, hot beverages and snacks. Food and clothing items will be collected for local non-profits. All are welcome!

Tis The Season Event Poster

Community Engagement Events:

  • Sunday, December 2nd, @ 10AM-2PM, Help Mulch for Oak Tree Village Art Installation, Oak Tree Village, 10002 Aurora Ave N
    Mulch has been donated to cover the bulbs we planted at the Oak Tree Village pedestrian overpass. Need some hands to help spread. BYOR (bring your own rake).
  • Wednesday, December 5th @ 7PM, SPD North Precinct Advisory Council, Cascadia Elementary School’s library 1700 N 90th St
    At the December meeting, there will be the usual 5 minute reports and the Captain's report, but instead of a guest speaker we will have a social and poster session where attendees can list neighborhood public safety concerns and successes. Please consider bringing a holiday snack to share! Coffee will be provided.
  • Saturday, December 8th @ 10AM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up, Licton Springs Park
    Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for the last work party of 2018. We have over 100 new plants to place in the ground. Come join us!
  • Sunday, December 9th @ 10AM, 4th Annual Haller Lake Craft Fair to benefit Mary’s Place, Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave N
    Come to the 4th Annual Haller Lake Craft Fair for holiday shopping and entertainment! $2 suggested donation to Mary's Place.
  • Thursday, December 13th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N
    ALUV stands for Aurora Licton Urban Village and seeks to build a pedestrian-safe, visually vibrant, economically sound, livable, and welcoming urban village using sustainable-growth principles.
  • Saturday, December 15th, @ 10AM, Licton Lights, Licton Springs Park
    We'll be doing Licton Lights again this holiday season to light up Licton Springs park! We could use some help morning of Dec. 15 10 AM at the park. Rumors that there might be cookies.
  • Monday, December 17th, @ 6:30PM, Northgate Early Design Guidance Meeting, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 202
    Design Review Early Design Guidance for 4, 6 to 8-story buildings with 1,164 apartments, 25 live-work units, and retail. Parking for 1,346 vehicles proposed. Existing structures to be demolished.

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar.

Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!

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Leaves are Falling & Autumn is Here: November Community Events


Correction (11/5/18): The ALUV meeting has been cancelled this month due to scheduling conflicts.


We hope everyone had fun at the Licton Springs Park Halloween Walk yesterday! There were over 300 trick-or-treaters and lots of great costumes!!

Hundreds come out for Halloween event

I am certainly thankful for all of the great upcoming community events happening this month. Check them out below!

LoveLicton Sponsored Events:

  • Saturday, November 24th, @ 12PM-2PM, Board Games and Coffee, Neighborcare Health at Meridian 10521 Meridian Ave N

Board Game Event

Take a quick break from the holidays, meet your neighbors, and join us for free board games, party games, and snacks at Meridian Health room 110. All are welcome.

North Seattle Tech Talks In Practice

"In Practice" meetups provide an opportunity to contribute to Open Source Projects. For new contributors, there will be seasoned contributors and projects maintainers available during the Meetup to help direct you through the process. All contributions, from code to graphic design and documentation are welcome. If you've always wanted to get involved in Open Source or work on projects with other developers in the community this is a great way to start!

Social & Networking Events:

  • Sunday, November 4th, @ 11AM-3PM, Danish Holiday Bazaar, Northwest Danish Association 1833 N 105th St #101

Holiday Bazaar

Eat delicious smørrebrød (Danish open-faced sandwiches) and do your holiday shopping!

The Bazaar offers unique gifts, homemade Danish Christmas crafts, Christmas items from Denmark, Danish Christmas cookies, cake, and much more. Unique Danish julekurve (Christmas baskets) are raffled off to lucky winners! Open to the public.

  • Saturday, November 10th, @ 9AM-5PM, Better Book Sale, North Seattle College 9600 College Way N.

Book Sale

Don't miss Friends of The Seattle Public Library one-day "better" book sale! This sale features hundreds of "like-new," gift quality books of all genres starting at $3! The sale will be held in the OLD Cafeteria on the 1st Floor of the College Center Building located in the SE corner of the North Seattle Campus.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018, @ 6PM-9PM, International Night, North Seattle College, Room CC1456

International Night

International Night is the biggest party of the year! International Night promotes understanding of other cultures through food, music, dance and celebration! Come for the free food, stay for the talent show! Performers are from all over the world! Free and open to everyone!

Are you IN?

Community Engagement Events:

Design Review Early Design Guidance for a Major Phased Development for eleven buildings with, retail sales and service, office, sports and recreation and hotel. Parking for 1100 vehicles proposed. Some existing structures to be demolished.

The North Precinct Advisory Council is a community organization devoted to promoting partnership between residents, schools, businesses, and the Seattle Police Department to effectively address public safety issues.

  • CANCELLED due to scheduling conflicts Thursday, November 8th @ 7PM, ALUV Monthly Meeting, Epic Life Church 10510 Stone Ave N

ALUV stands for Aurora Licton Urban Village and seeks to build a pedestrian-safe, visually vibrant, economically sound, livable, and welcoming urban village using sustainable-growth principles.

Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work parties

Discuss Mineral Springs Park events, work parties, and community engagement.

Join Licton Springs Community Council for our monthly meeting.

Help prepare the soil for the planting of 3700 bulbs as part of the art installation at the N. 102nd Street Pedestrian Overpass.

Help plant 3700 daffodil bulbs as part of the art installation at the N. 102nd Street Pedestrian Overpass.

To stay up to date on other activities coming up, check out LoveLicton's calendar. Hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!

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North Seattle Prepares for Light Rail

Earlier this month, residents of North Seattle gathered to share information, resources, and get connected at U District's Let's Go Transit Talk. The U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Link light rail stations will arrive in 2021 which means these neighborhoods, as well as Licton Springs, will be better connected to each other and Downtown Seattle.

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Panelists included:

Of particular interest to those in the Licton Springs area, we heard from Jeffrey Young about the upcoming pedestrian bridge connecting Licton Springs to Northgate's light rail station with plans to focus on preserving the wetlands while achieving safety in the design:

Additionally, Jeffrey mentioned upcoming plans (in the next two years) for additional student housing at North Seattle College including a 300-bed residence hall:

You can find the full recording of the session here: http://www.seattlechannel.org/misc-video?videoid=x98788

As well as more information about U District, Let's Go Transit Talks here:

https://udistrictgo.org/transit-talk-were-in-it-together/

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Vibrant Art Coming Soon to Aurora Ave N Pedestrian Bridge

The Aurora Ave N corridor is about to see some welcome color and vibrancy on its pedestrian bridge at N 102nd St. Crews will be focused on cleaning and painting the pedestrian bridge through the next three weeks. The pedestrian bridge will be open during cleaning and painting, although a worker may escort you through the work zone. There may be temporary bridge closures. In six to eight weeks, Vicki Scuri's art installation will be installed.

Inspired by the sunrise, this project adds color and pattern to an aging pedestrian bridge, transforming it into a community landmark gateway. Hundreds of translucent colorful fins transition through the hues of the sunrise across the span of the bridge. The four foot tall and six and half inch wide fins sit on the outside of and attach to the railings. The fins elevate the bridge into a unique art experience for both the cars traveling under and the pedestrians above. The colors on the translucent fins will shift and blend as the viewer moves through the site, creating a dynamic experience. The bridge's columns and stair hold colorful painted graphic, connecting the artwork directly to the site.

Aurora Bridge Art Installation

This project was funded by the Neighborhood Street Fund program to enhance safety and add visual identity for the Aurora-Licton Urban Village.

Visit the project's webpage at www.seattle.gov/transportation/NSFAuroraCorridor.htm to learn more or sign up for the project's email list.

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