Maple Hills Community has invited us to join them for National Night Out! Come down to the Maple Hills Park next Tuesday, August 3rd at 5pm.  King County Sheriff will be there to chat with community members!  The Maple Hills Community has also procured 2000 water balloons, along with a dozen nerf guns and darts and also, kickball! There will also be an ice cream truck!    The Scouts are cooking up a hot dog dinner for free! Learn about area services and small businesses right in the Maple Hills Community.   There will also be a live DJ that will take your requests.   This is sponsored by a dedicated group of volunteers and King County Area Services.   Food ends at 7pm-followed by a movie at dusk. This will be our second time to be invited to time with this wonderful neighboring community! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Our next food truck, 314 Pie, will visit High Valley’s playground on Sunday, July 11 from 5-8pm.  They sell savory (dinner) and sweet (dessert) pies.  Their menu can be found here:  https://www.314pieseattle.com/menu

 

It’s important to know a few things.  First, their pies are small (about 6” in diameter) and are definitely single-serve and you’ll probably want to make a salad to go with it, or buy the dessert pie, too!  Also, they typically have 2 or 3 additional pies that aren’t on their menu.  They have two vegetarian options, sometimes three if they make their ratatouille pie.

 

Their pies are quite dense and flavorful.  Sauce/gravy does not spill out when you cut them open.  They also often make 1 or 2 dessert pies that are not on the menu, and, just so you don’t get disappointed, they don’t always make all the dessert pies that are on the menu. 

 

4th of July Parade, Picnic and 5K Run

Hello Neighbors,
 
We have an exciting opportunity for High Valley. We have been invited to join the nearby Maple Hills neighborhood for their annual 4th of July parade, picnic, and 5K Run. You are welcome to participate in one or all of those events. This is in lieu of the parade usually held in High Valley. We’re trying something new this year and are super excited about it! We hope you will be too!
 
Parade: The parade has decorated cars, motor bikes, parents walking or biking with their kids, and some are on the sidelines throwing candy to the participants. The parade starts at the Maple Hills pool parking lot at 12:30 (see map). High Valley neighbors will try to meet in the designated spot on the map around 12:00 (see purple star on map). You have the option to bring lawn chairs and watch the parade anywhere along the parade route or you can participate by walking with other High Valley neighbors. Kids can also decorate their bikes if they like. We should also have a banner to represent our neighborhood in the parade as well.  
 
Picnic/Hotdog Feed: Free hotdogs will be served at the Maple Hills Park (see map) just after the parade. Since High Valley is new to this event, we will need to give them a head count by June 17th so they can adjust their hotdog order. If you need to change your commitment in any way, please do so before June 17th so that we can get an accurate count to our friendly neighbors who have graciously invited us to celebrate with them. Here’s the link to sign up for the hotdog feed.  There is an option to respond “maybe”, but please sign up only if you are a “yes”. We want to be able to pass on a firm head count for their hot dog order by the 17th

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094daaac2ea4fb6-picnichot
 
5 K Run: This event starts at 9am at the Maple Hills Pool Parking Lot (see map). You can find out more and register at this link if you like.

https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Renton/MapleHills4thofJuly5K?fbclid=IwAR2sYf9X-zL8xvSVh_FDyk3VgMTV2TJPHN2e63kXmxniQI7OGsQ8O_4UsUc
 
Parking: There should be parking at Maple Hills Elementary School (see map). If not, people generally park along the side roads without issue, just not on the parade route (see map). Just be careful not to block a driveway. 
 
Address: Maple Hills Park, 15256 204th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98059
 
Hopefully, that covers it. If not, please reach out with any questions. 
 
~High Valley Social Committee~

 

 

Doughnuts: Mini the Doughnut truck will be truck coming to the park on Saturday, April 3rd from 9am to noon! Don’t miss this sweet event!

 

Spring Into Art Contest: Neighbors who would like to participate can join in some seasonal fun by putting their creative energy into decorating a spring-themed item (for example an Easter egg, a bunny, flowers, etc.). This is similar to what we did last year, but the concept is being expanded to be more inclusive. As you are designing your work of art, please keep in mind that it may rain, so waterproof is a plus. When you’re ready to place your item on display, place it in a visible location so that it can easily be seen when neighbors are driving by. If it’s not feasible to place it in front of your own yard (because it may not get seen as easily), feel free to place it elsewhere, such as by the park or somewhere else where drivers can easily see your fantastic creation. When you place your work of art, be sure to have your lot number and/or last name easily visible. Place items by Saturday, April 3rd 9am. Please pick up items by Tuesday the 6th.

 

Touring the Neighborhood: Neighbors will have from Saturday, April 3rd at 10am through Sunday, April 4th at 5pm to drive around and check out all the cool creations made by your neighbors. Once each member of your family has chosen their top three choices, email your votes to Karen.Griego@gmail.com The top three entries with the most votes will win a prize! Winners will be announced Monday morning the 5th

 

Please reach out if you have any questions. 

 

High Valley Social Committee

We are pleased to announce our next High Valley socially distanced event – The Ultimate Melt: Gourmet Grilled Cheese!  Yummm! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 24th from 11:30-2:00. Drop by the High Valley Park to grab some tasty lunch, and say “hello” to your masked neighbors. So you can already start planning ahead, the menu is below.

 

High Valley has its very own book club if you are interested in participating!

The books that the High Valley Book Club will be reading in 2021 are listed below. You are certainly welcome to join us. We still meet on the 3rd Monday of every month but we meet via Zoom these days. If you’d like to be included in the e-mail with the Zoom meeting information, please Private Message me or email me at socialcommittee@highvalley.club.

Please note that sometimes we move a book to later in the year if there is difficulty obtaining it or sometimes we move the meeting a week later if people are having trouble finishing the book in time. We may not remember to post these changes on Nextdoor so it’s a good idea to get on our distribution list if you are at all interested in participating.

  • January 18 The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
  • February 15 Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker  
  • March 15 The Memory Thief by Emily Colin          
  • April 19 Katherine by Anya Seton             
  • May 17 Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle
  • June 21 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • July 19 The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre             
  • August 16 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • September 20 When the Red Gates Opened by Dori Yang             
  • October 18 The Daughters of Yalta by Catherine Grace Katz        

The list is also attached to this post in an easier-to-read format.

Hi all!
Here are a few upcoming events to share with you on behalf of the Social Committee:
January 3rd 2021, we will have a food truck at the park from 11am to 2pm.   Menu is attached.  Pecos Pit Barbecue.
Finally, before our annual meeting in March, we will have our VERY OWN Bardsleycue, back by popular demand!   He will be taking preorders/prepay to be distributed before our annual meeting.   More details to come.
thanks!

Rachel Hearn, Social CommitteeChair