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February Community Happenings

LoveLicton Sponsored Events:

Open Source Hackathon!

Open Source Hackathon meetups provide an opportunity to work with others on Open Source Projects. 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! Free and open to all skill levels and experience. Food, coffee, and expert advice provided free.

Social Events:

  • Saturday, February 9th @ 12-4PM, Greater Seattle Linux User Group, North Seattle College, Education Building, Room 1840A
    GSLUG is a community of people in the Seattle area who share an interest in Linux and open source software. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve never used Linux before or you’re a seasoned kernel developer. Come join us the 2nd Saturday of each month to learn and share!

Community Engagement Events:

  • Tuesday, February 5th, @ 6PM-7PM, February Mineral Springs Park Community Meeting, Meridian Center for Health
    Discuss Mineral Springs Park events, work parties, and community engagement.
  • Wednesday, February 6th, @ 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.
  • Saturday, February 9th @ 10AM, Friends of Licton Springs Park Clean Up,
    Licton Springs Park Join FRIENDS OF LICTON SPRINGS for our monthly work party.
  • Saturday, February 9th @ 11AM, 8547 Midvale Ave N, On Site Design Review
    Northwest Builders Finance and JW Architects are collaborating to design the redevelopment of 8547 Midvale Ave N. To give feedback attend this drop-in session or take the 8547 online survey before February 15.
  • Saturday, February 9th @ 11AM, 8551 Midvale Ave N, On Site Design Review
    Northwest Builders Finance and JW Architects are collaborating to design the redevelopment of 8551 Midvale Ave N. To give feedback attend this drop-in session or take the 8551 online survey before February 15.
  • Thursday, February 14th @ 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.
  • Wednesday, February 20th @ 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).

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 by emailing us at [email protected]

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Community Input Wanted: Neighborhood Street Fund & Your Voice, Your Choice

Help Prioritize Neighborhood Street Fund Projects

Community members have submitted over 300 projects for the Neighborhood Street Fund and now it is time for community prioritization of the initiatives. Every vote has a huge impact at this stage of the process.

Please consider supporting some of the proposed Licton Springs projects:

You can find a map of all the submitted projects here.

Upcoming Community Meetings:

  • District 6 - Crown Hill Center, Tuesday, January 29, 7pm to 8:30pm
  • District 5 - Broadview Branch Seattle Public Library, Thursday, January 31, 6pm to 7:30pm
  • District 5 - Lake City Community Center, Tuesday, February 5th, 6:30pm to 8pm
  • District 6 - Phinney Center Community Hall, Wednesday, February 13th, 6pm to 7:30pm

To provide feedback, rank projects proposed in your district online here, or at a Community Prioritization Meeting in your district. The meetings will begin with a presentation of all the projects proposed in the hosting district. Then, you will receive a score card, where you can rank your top projects and submit to SDOT staff. Top-ranked projects will proceed to the voting phase in spring 2019.

Submit Ideas for Your Voice, Your Choice 2019:

After voting on Neighborhood Street Fund Projects: help decide how to spend $2,000,000 of the City's budget on small-scale physical improvement projects to Seattle's parks & streets through Your Voice, Your Choice!

Each project must: Benefit the public Cost $90,000 or less * Be a physical project that is located within Seattle's parks or streets

Ideas may be submitted online or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch or various public outreach events. Submit your ideas by February 22nd!

Please contact Amy Nguyen at [email protected] or 206.222.2044 with any questions.

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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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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

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

Cards

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!

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TODAY: Tis the Season: Card Making & Holiday Drive

Our FREE holiday event at Mineral Springs Park is today 1-4PM. Come join us at Mineral Springs Park, 1500 N 105th St, 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 Aurora Commons. All are welcome!

Tis The Season Event Poster

Hope to see you there!

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