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February 2019


Desperate need!  Ad designer for Richmond Beach Community News
We are in desperate need for help! Do you know of a student that is studying graphic design? Maybe you enjoy creating graphics, images, and art? Could one of your friends or neighbors be looking for a creative outlet? The RBCA is looking for a graphic designer to design ads for the newspaper. Use this opportunity for a future portfolio or strengthen your professional skills and join the team of enthusiastic volunteers who produce the monthly newspaper, September through June. For more information or to submit a resume and examples of your work, contact Teresa Pape.

It’s time to sprout your wings! The 2020 Garden Tour needs your support.
Do you love to garden? Do you enjoy seeing how others designed their yards? The Garden Tour is looking for some new growth. The current event planners of the garden tour have agreed to organize this popular event for one more year. RBCA is seeking new organizers to shadow them in the spring of 2019 and take over the following year. If no one steps forward we may lose this treasured event. Contact Teresa Pape for more information or to blossom into this position!

Keep calm and be prepared! Map Your Neighborhood Program
Do you know what to do in an emergency? Is your family disaster ready? Do you know where to go if you needed help in your neighborhood? Making plans now will be the key to success during a disaster. Find out how you can host an emergency preparedness meeting or become the lead for your micro-neighborhood of 15-20 house. More information here or contact Project Coordinator Jessica Jain.


Health & Wellness Series
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th St.

In February, our monthly meeting expands into a three-part series focused on childhood health and wellness. Kicking off the series on February 5, is Meaghan Ormsby of Sound Nutrition Counseling, PLLC.  Meaghan is a registered dietician and has been practicing for over 10 years. Meaghan will be talking about childhood nutrition and obesity.  
Health & Wellness Series
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th St.

Cher Anderton will be speaking on emotional wellness in children and managing big emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety, and joy.  Cher has her Master’s in social work and is in private practice in Shoreline.
Health & Wellness Series
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th St.

This meeting will focus on online safety, cyber bullying and growing awareness of the danger children face online with the Seattle Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  


Streetzeria Benefit Dinner to support RBCA
Wednesday, March 13, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
1857 NW 195th St.

Since the first day Streetzeria opened its doors for business in March 2014, Owner Greg Bye has been participating in RBCA events and has hosted an annual benefit dinner on Streetzeria’s anniversary with proceeds donated to RBCA. Enjoy fresh salads and pizza. The minimum suggested donation is $10 per person, per serving (cash or credit). Additional donations are always appreciated! Dine in or carry out. The Fire Safety Center next door to the restaurant will be open during the event so families with children can dine at the fire house as a special treat.


Sponsors needed for the 20th annual Strawberry Festival  
Saturday, May 11, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park

Enjoy a children’s parade, music of local bands, food from local restaurants, games and activities for kids, displays by Shoreline’s Police and Fire Departments and a walking tour of historic Richmond Beach—all while sampling tasty strawberry shortcake!
Sponsorship Levels:
Gold Sponsor: $500+
Silver Sponsor: $250-$499
Bronze Sponsor: $100-$249
Sponsors receive:
  • Acknowledgment in Richmond Beach Community News
  • Your name and live link on RBCA’s event web page
  • Recognition from the stage during the event
  • Name on sponsor thank you posters displayed at the Festival
  • Gold Sponsors also receive a free 10x10 informational booth space at the event.
Contact Teresa Pape at for more
information on how to be a part of this popular city-wide event!



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Talk Time

Every Tuesday in Feb. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library - Meeting Room

19601 21st Avenue NW
Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group. Learn more about American culture and meet people from around the world.

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AARP Tax Help

Every Friday, February 1 through April 12 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library - Meeting Room

19601 21st Avenue NW
Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits.
Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, last year's return as well as any current tax documents.
Registration required. Schedule an appointment by calling the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, (206) 356-1536. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time permits.

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Commemorative Event for Edwin T. Pratt
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Saint Mark’s Cathedral

1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle
Civil rights leader Edwin Pratt was killed at his Shoreline home 50 years ago.  His funeral was held at St. Mark’s, drawing over 2,000 mourners.  The event honors Pratt’s legacy and will be streamed live.

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Fantastic Fantasy City Art Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 - noon
Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
Bring the whole family and help us decorate the library by turning our large mural into a fantastic fantasy city. Working with professional artist Ann Blanch, use your imagination to create futuristic buildings and a 3-D city-scape. Ages 5 and older, tweens, teens and adults.
All materials provided. After the display period, art will be returned to the participants to keep. Registration not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

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Richmond Beach Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, Feb. 4, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
Come for a lively discussion Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. New members are always welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

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The American Legion Post 227
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Post 227
14521 17th Avenue NE
Legion members as well as members of the public are welcome to attend the February 5 meeting of The American Legion Post 227.   The meeting will feature the Four Chaplains Ceremony, commemorating the heroic actions of four chaplains aboard the USAT Dorchester as it was sinking in the Atlantic Ocean in 1943 after being torpedoed by a German U-Boat.  

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Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Volunteer Work Party
Saturday, Feb. 9 and 23, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
2021 NW 190th Street
Volunteers will work with University of Washington students and Friends of Saltwater Park to remove invasive plants, stabilize steep areas, and plant native species.  For more information, contact Diane Brewster,work party supervisor, at (206) 251-9536,; orTony Hamilton, Parks Department Senior Maintenance Worker at (206) 801-2615,

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Meeting the Needs of Shoreline College Students
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:00 - noon
Shoreline Community College 

16101 Greenwood Ave. N Building #1000, Board Room #1010M
Dr. Marisa Herrera, VP for Students, Equity, and Success Herrera will share her story — how she obtained this position, what she sees as the changing needs of Shoreline Community College students, and how she is addressing those needs.  All are welcome. Refreshments served. The event will include a used book sale and raffle. Sponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW) Edmonds SnoKing Branch.  Contact Edmonds SnoKing Branch at with questions.

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Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall

17500 Midvale Avenue North
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group is a rich opportunity to meet neighbors and build community by reading and discussing books written from diverse perspectives. December's book choice is The Leavers by Lisa Ko.  Contact Suni Tolton, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at 206-801-2256 or for more info.

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CPR/Stroke Workshop for Seniors
Monday, Feb. 11, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Library: Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
Did you know that cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in King County and stroke is the fifth? Come learn how to be prepared in case someone near you experiences this health event. King County Emergency Medical Services and the University of Washington Public Health undergraduate capstone students are providing this free one-hour workshop to teach how to perform "hands-only" CPR (no mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). You'll also learn how to identify stroke symptoms and what happens when you call 9-1-1. Come dressed to move and prepare to be on the floor working with a manikin. Space is limited and registration is required (206) 362-8860.

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Explore Europe on Foot
Monday, Feb. 11, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
A hiking vacation offers countless rewards: the time to admire the tidiness of a village farm, soak in the rugged alpine view from a rocky perch and absorb a country through the smells of its landscape and encounters with locals. Join local Mountaineers Books author Cassandra Overby as she provides tips on planning a “slow travel” or hiking oriented trip in Europe. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

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Wisdom Café: Letting Go – Easy to Say, Hard to Do!
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Library: Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
We often assume older people have or have had partners, children and grandchildren, and belong to "typical" families. But our assumptions can be wrong, and people can feel hurt and excluded. What determines "family" for you? We all need to get comfortable with letting go.  Whether it's the things we own, the relationships we have, the stories we tell ourselves or the assumptions we hold, loosening our grip can help us lighten our load. Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

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Computer Class: One-on-one Computer Help  
Wednesday, Feb. 13 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
Do you have computer or software questions? Volunteers are available for 30-minute one-on-one appointments. Please call (206) 546-3522 to make an appointment. You may bring your own laptop, but TechTutors cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance.

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Clay and Copper Wire Jewelry
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Shoreline Senior Center,
18560 1st Avenue NE #1
Discover creating dichroic glass-like effects and textures, combined with copper wire to create pins or earrings! Instructor Meredith Arnold will provide a variety of texture tools for you to design your unique pieces of beautiful jewelry for you, or as a gift for someone special. No experience necessary, and all supplies provided.  Register online.

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Black History Month event at Dale Turner Family YMCA
Friday, Feb. 15, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dale Turner Family YMCA, (Rotary Room),

19290 Aurora Ave N.
Join the Dale Turner family and community to celebrate Black History month, which honors the innumerable contributions that African-Americans have made to American history, society, and culture. Light snacks will be provided, step performance by Northside Drill Team, and local art work provided by Shoreline School District.  Contact Patrick Carr for more information. No cost. Open to the community. Please bring ID if older than 16.

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Winter Twig ID with Walt Bubelis
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens

20312 15th Avenue NW
Learn how to identify deciduous trees and shrubs in winter with this helpful class. The instructor, Walt Bubelis, has been teaching horticulture for decades and was a former student of Dr. Kruckeberg. Walt will teach you how to use bark, twig arrangement and buds to identify common northwest natives in their dormant state. Great class for amateur botanists, citizen scientists, and gardeners who want to take their skills to the next level. Members $25 | Non-members $35.  Register online.

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Arts Council Community Conversation
Saturday, February 16, 4:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Congregational Church,

1512 NW 195th Street
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council wants to hear from you!  Please add your voice to a discussion about arts, culture and creativity in our community. What kinds of cultural programming would you like to have available to you? How can the Arts Council best serve you and your community? What resources and tools do you need to share your creativity? What would you like the cultural landscape to look like over the next 30 years? RSVP here.

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 Under Our Skin
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall,

17500 Midvale Avenue N
What Do We Mean When We Talk About Race?  Explore The Seattle Times "Under Our Skin" video project around race and inclusiveness.  Discussion will inspire you to think and talk about issues of race in a deeper way. "Under Our Skin" will challenge your assumptions and build common ground.  This session will focus on the terms:  Diversity, White Privilege, and White Fragility.  RSVP is not required, but helpful.  Contact Suni Tolton, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, at or
206-801-2256 with any questions.

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Sound Transit – Lynnwood Link Extension Public Open House
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Shorewood High School,

17300 Fremont Avenue North
Lynnwood Link Light Rail construction is set to begin in Shoreline this spring. Sound Transit is holding an open house to introduce their construction team and explain more about what to expect during construction and how to stay informed as the project is built.

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Mardi Gras Paper Mask Sculpture
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Shoreline Senior Center

18560 1st Avenue NE #1
Learn from instructor Sarah Lovett how to create an elegant hand-made mask ideal for Mardi Gras celebrations. Using paper sculpture and watercolors, with applied decorations, participants use paper sculpture techniques and create a beautiful mask of their own unique design. Register online

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