Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park


Six year old Evan drew this train scene at Pinehurstfest.  Its shades of blue are a combination of crayon and marker. Right now it’s adding pizzazz to the pocket park. Go see his art in the kiosk this month at Pinehurst Pocket Park, NE 117th St and 19th Ave NE. Thanks, Evan!

If you would like to submit your child’s artwork for the Pocket Park, please email We’ll put it on mat board donated by FRAMEIT Ltd, 10712 5th Ave NE.

Uptick in Parking Garage Crime

SPD says this summer there is an uptick in secured parking garage crime. Here are some tips from them:


Pinehurst Picks

Here’s a beautiful photo taken on a beautiful summer day at NE 115th St and Pinehurst Way. Thanks to Paul P. for this! I especially love the clouds.


Please feel free to send in photos of art – or anything unexpected and fun – you see on your walks around the neighborhood to

Pinehurst Picks

This is actually a couple blocks south of our border, but I was amazed to see an erratic in the area, so here it is. Have you seen it?


Please feel free to send in photos of art – or anything unexpected and fun – you see on your walks around the neighborhood to

Idriss Mosque Annual BBQ August 9th

ICWThis looks like fun! Has anyone attended one of these?


Lost and Found at Pinehurstfest

A cloth bag was left at Pinehurstfest. Email with a description of the contents and we’ll gladly get it back to you.


Pinehurstfest This Saturday!

As Nancy mentioned on Facebook we could use a bit more help this year for Pinehurstfest, especially since some of our regulars aren’t available this year. You can pick and choose what to help with (and just do an hour shift if you want) so don’t be intimidated. It’s fun and volunteers are how all the events in the neighborhood happen. If you’re interested, please email

  • Setup (starting around noon)
  • Popcorn / lemonade / drinks help (shifts from 2-5pm)
  • Pinehurst Pocket Park Kids’ Art table (shifts from 2-5pm)
  • Teardown (after 5pm)

Also! The music times have been announced:

2:00-2:50 PM Brian Butler Duo w/Robert Shangrow (blues/americana)
3:05-3:55 PM Buffalo Clancy (classic rock)
4:10-5:00 PM Papa Bear Band (r&b novelty)


Silver Kite Community Arts

croppedchalkCommunity members of all ages will contribute to a chalk mural on Saturday, July 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., as Silver Kite Community Arts kicks off its latest series of inter-generational art experiences. In collaboration with artist Nancy Silvesan-Valdes, participants will turn the George: Center for Community parking lot into a work of art. It’s at 2212 NE 125th St.

“The joy of accomplishing something together is a memory that can be remembered throughout a person’s life, and can be passed down to future generations,” said Silvensan-Valdes, of her desire for families and communities to create together.

Sidewalk Chalk Muraling is the first in a series of monthly Family Art Workshops offered by Silver Kite to encourage creativity, innovation and connection for the whole family as they experience something new together. Each workshop is facilitated by a local professional artist and focuses on offering a new art medium to experience. Families can contribute to murals, bring recycled characters to life, learn new games and dances, and make crafts, time capsules and more! Workshops are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at George: Center for Community on select Saturdays. All ages welcome, children six and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

$5 for youth and seniors (65+)

$10 for adults

More information:

To register:

Schedule of Family Art Workshops:

  • July 18: Sidewalk Chalk Muraling
  • August 1: Make That!
  • August 15: Let’s Play Together
  • September 19: Moments in Time November 7: Family Folk Dance
  • December 12: Holiday Card Creation

Register for August 4th Night Out

NightOut_2012_Logo1Night Out is a national crime prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. This year it is August 4th. In 2014, over 1,400 Night Out events were registered city-wide. In Pinehurst, if you walked through the neighborhood you saw many streets holding potlucks. This is one time when you can close off your street to traffic without getting a special permit; all you need to do is register for Night Out (see below).

It’s fun, it’s free and it’s a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning more about crime prevention.  Getting together with neighbors, recommitting to watch out for each other, and reaffirming that you will report suspicious activity to police are ways to show you care about your community.

You don’t need to be in an active Block Watch to hold a Night Out event.  However, if you would like to form a block watch, please indicate that on your registration (there is a check box for that). Register your Night Out event at

June 2015 Pinehurst Crime Report

Here is a partial picture of Pinehurst property crime for the month. Click on the map to enlarge it.

You can see ALL the types of crime at Select the North neighborhood and enter a date range.