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ARTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Licton Springs Traveling Musicians Aug 19, 5-7PM

Our lives have radically changed over the past six months, and many of the activities we used to enjoy have been postponed or canceled. This is especially true of live music, a cornerstone of modern-day Seattle. Live music has the power to bring communities together, to fill the heart with joy, and spread happiness. And that is what we hope to do on August 19, from 5pm - 7pm.

Your Licton Springs Community Council, in partnership with the City of Seattle, are offering a small bright spot to your day. On Wednesday, August 19th from 5pm - 7pm, local solo musicians will stroll through the streets of Licton Springs to provide an outdoor concert. Pull up a lawn chair or picnic blanket, grab some snacks and enjoy the free moving neighborhood concert. Please remember to wear your masks and keep 6ft between you and non-family members.
Event Flyer

We are also raising funds by selling neighborhood t-shirts to help celebrate the designation of Licton Springs or líq’tәd, the area’s traditional name, as an official City of Seattle Landmark. This designation recognizes and celebrates Licton Springs / líq’tәd as a sacred site to the Duwamish people and other indeginous groups of the Pacific Northwest. The Licton Springs Community Council fully supported this designation and was working in partnership with UNEA and ClearSky Youth program to host a large celebration for this summer but, of course, plans changed. We will celebrate this designation at some point when gatherings are allowed again. Funds raised will support such future events.

The shirts feature the original name of Licton Springs: líq’tәd. líq’tәd means Red-Paint in Puget Sound’s Lushootseed language. We sought out and received approval to use the Lushootseed word in our efforts to educate the larger community about the rich history of our neighborhood. You can purchase your t-shirt at: https://www.zazzle.com/store/licton_springs_cc

Licton Springs Shirt Design 2020

For questions, please email [email protected]


Check out Mineral Springs Park Improvements & Upcoming Events!

Thanks to the efforts of Mineral Springs Disc Golf Club, Mineral Springs Park's disc golf course just got a facelift with new tee pad signs installed. Check out some examples below!

Mineral Springs Park Hole 1 Mineral Springs Park Hole 4

Don't forget to check out the upcoming Mineral Springs Park events:

Mineral Springs Outdoor Movie Night 2019!


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]


Holiday Events Brighten Licton Springs

Thank you to everyone that came out Saturday and helped make Licton Spring's holiday a little brighter! Whether you helped put lights up at Licton Springs park or made crafts and enjoyed music with us at Mineral Springs Park, you are part of what makes this neighborhood such a great place to call home. Here are some of our favorite memories from this year's holiday events:

Stringing Lights

Neighbors get up early to string lights up at Licton Springs Park

Event Attendees

Neighbors and friends gather at Mineral Springs park to enjoy hot cocoa, Jones Soda, and snacks while working on crafts and enjoying local musicians

Seattle Sugarplum Elves put on a great performance, drawing in the crowd.

Randy from the Parks Department, who has done so much to enable Mineral Springs Park improvements, gets pulled into the Seattle Sugar Plum Elves' performance.

Hugh Sutton

Musician Hugh Sutton plays a variety of songs that engage the kids, including Star Wars tracks!

Jones Soda

Beyond hot cocoa and cookies, attendees enjoyed a wide variety of soda donated by Jones Soda.


Raffle tickets are handed out to everyone that donated clothing or canned goods for Aurora Commons.


Kids put together custom holiday cards at the craft table.

Dog 1 Dog 2 Dog 3

Neighborhood dogs said hello during the festivities.

Tree fell

All of this the day after a large tree fell down in the park due to a wind storm!

Lights 1 Lights 2 Lights 3 Lights 4

Finally, we ended the night with a beautifully lit Licton Springs Park.

Hope you have a great holiday season!