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April 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.

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.

Calling all Graduates!
School will be out soon, and the June issue of the Richmond Beach Community News wants to celebrate Richmond Beach student who are graduating this year and show how proud we are of them for their hard work by printing a paragraph about each of them in the June issue of the paper. All students graduating from high school, college or a vocational trade school can be listed. The entry should include information about the student’s school experience (sports, music, clubs, academics, awards) or other memorable experiences (church activities, employment, volunteer work, travel) and what their plans are for the next chapter of their lives. Space is limited, please keep paragraphs to 100 words or less. All submissions are subject to editing. If you or someone you know fits this description, please email the Richmond Beach graduating senior’s information to Tom Petersen at by May 10.

 The Richmond Beach Community Association has created a survey to help us understand how we can best serve our community. We want to make sure the questions provide only useful data which will be used to create the best community possible.  Participants can choose not to answer any of the questions in the survey, but the more you can share the better. 
Here are some examples of the things we do that your feedback can shape:
  • Keep residents aware and informed of issues by providing forums that create the opportunity for residents to form and express ideas, opinions and needs.
  • Promote and produce social events and projects that generate a sense of neighborhood and enjoyment among residents.
  • Nurture engagement among the Richmond Beach community, the City of Shoreline and surrounding communities.
You can find the survey here:  (Please feel free to share this to anyone in the community)


Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th St.

The RBCA is very happy to welcome Online Safety expert Kelly Crouch of the Seattle Police Department to the April public meeting. The topic of Online Safety is big and about as important as it gets in today's world; a similar presentation last year for the Shoreline School District drew a standing-room-only crowd of concerned parents and students.  This is an excellent chance for people who missed that occasion, or who want to know more about the subject, to get information. It promises to be a lively, engaging evening.

Volunteers Needed for the 20th Annual Strawberry Festival
Saturday, May 11, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park

The Strawberry Festival is a community event that needs the community’s support. If you have never volunteered before or if you have volunteered for all 20 years, Executive Director Teresa Pape wants to hear from you. We need all kinds of help, from prepping and cutting strawberries, to setting up the park, cleaning up after the event, hauling items, selling tickets, working at a booth, and anything in-between. Your time is appreciated and valued. Please contact Teresa Pape at to find out where you can help or sign up directly via the link

Community Garage Sale
Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Various locations around Richmond Beach

Now is the time to start gathering your items for the annual Richmond Beach Community Garage Sale. Meet your neighbors, experience your community and join in on the fun of treasure hunting.

The City of Shoreline wants to get your input on updated design standards for townhouse development.  Please share the attached graphic on social media, and include the live link to the survey: 
The survey is currently open, closes on April 30, and takes about 15 minutes to complete.


Fund-raising read-a-thon
Throughout the month of April
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
All reading (and listening) counts: books, ebooks, audiobooks, comic books, webcomics, and even cereal boxes. We encourage people to read individually,
or as a family or in a classroom. All ages may participate. The Friends of the Richmond Beach Library have pledged $1 per hour read (up to $2,500) during the
month of April. Books purchased will be distributed locally to readers at outreach locations. Help us earn ALL the pledged money! Pick up your reading log at the library
and get ready to read in April.

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.

Talk Time
Every Tuesday in April 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.

Hopelink’s Free “English for Work” spring ESL Course               
Part 1: April 2nd Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Part 2: April 4th Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hopelink - Shoreline
17837 Aurora Avenue North
It’s time to register for Hopelink’s free “English for Work” spring ESL course, which is designed to help non-native-English speakers improve their language skills and prepare for work.  Students develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and technology skills; receive one-on-one advising; and participate in mock interviews conducted by local employers.  Every quarter, many of our students are able to find jobs.

Open House 2 – 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy,
Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Please join your neighbors at City Hall to view and comment on preliminary corridor concepts. Materials will be displayed in the lobby from 6-8 pm with a brief
presentation in the Council Chambers at 6:30 pm followed by a question & answer session.

N 195th Sidewalk Ribbon Cutting,
Friday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
N 195th Street and the Interurban Trail
You are invited to help celebrate the completion of the final segment of sidewalk connecting the Interurban Trail to Echo Lake Elementary School and the N 195th Street
Trail. Parking available at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 19421 Ashworth Avenue N. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at Holy Apostles
Greek Orthodox Church. For more information, contact Nora Daley Peng,

Friday Afternoon at the Movies,
April 5, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Hosted by Scarecrow Video, the Silver Cinema Project is an opportunity to enjoy and then discuss golden age Hollywood classics. This month’s film is the 1952 classic The
African Queen, starring two of Hollywood’s greatest, Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. All movie buffs welcome!

Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council presents The Edible Book Festival
Saturday, April 6, 11:00a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Lake Forest Park Town Center Commons
17171 Bothell Way NE Suite A133,
Lake Forest Park
Part literary, part culinary, and part artistic, the Edible Book Festival is sure to tickle your taste buds, and your funny bone! This edible art exhibition will feature “books” made of food and inspired by a book or a pun on a book title. The edible books are exhibited, judged and then consumed! Come out and enjoy seeing AND tasting these mouthwatering manuscripts.

2019 Shoreline Short Film Festival
Saturday, April 6, Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Community College
Theater Building (#1600)
16101 Greenwood Ave. N.

Squatch is coming back with a brand-new set of Pacific Northwest films by Pacific Northwest filmmakers! Tickets are on sale now for $20, or if you're an Arts Council Member, then you will get two complimentary tickets to this fun single night event! All films are unrated and may contain strong language and nudity. All films will be 3 - 10 minutes in length. This year's categories include General, Comedy, Music Video, and Student films! Prizes range from $250-$500! And the audience can vote for their favorite short film. Snacks and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase.

198th Affordable Housing Update and Open House,
Wednesday, April 10, 6:30p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue N
The project team from Catholic Housing Services (CHS) and Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC) host an open house to update the community on the 100-unit housing
project, answer questions, and ask for feedback on some high-visibility design elements. For more information, contact James Hammond,

Tween Night
Saturday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center
16554 Fremont Avenue N
5th and 6th Graders, this is your night to kick it with your friends without younger sibs or older kids. Parents, this program offers a safe and fun place for Tweens to hang out
with friends on a Saturday night. For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.

Paramount Park Star Party
Saturday, April 13, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Paramount School Park
15300 8th Avenue NE
Weather permitting, see views of the universe through telescopes while volunteers explain the wonders. More information at

Family Law Workshop: Working It Out with the Other Side
Sunday, April 14, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
You need information from the other side, but how do you get it? You also need to come to an agreement, but how do you do that? This one-hour class will provide helpful
information about discovery and alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation and arbitration. Registration required.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Group - Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century by Jessica Bruder
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers
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. Books selected focus on the experiences of people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, as well as social issues such as immigration and poverty. Discussions will be held on the second or third Sunday of each month in the Council Chambers at Shoreline City Hall.
Other upcoming dates:

Sunday, May 19, 2-4pm
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Sunday, June 16, 2-4pm
Bring your own children's book with a social justice theme to share.

Explore Europe on Foot
Monday, April 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Cassandra Overby, author. Make planning a hiking vacation a breeze! Discover the countless rewards this type of vacation provides: 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Wisdom Café: Going Solo
Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Whether we live alone by choice or circumstance, there are both opportunities and challenges. What strategies can we share so we can be solo but not lonely? Facilitated
by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

145th Street Corridor Open House
Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Please join the project team to view preliminary draft design work for the segment of the 145th Street Corridor from Aurora Avenue to I-5. Materials will be available for viewing
from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. with a brief presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please visit the project webpage to view materials and provide your feedback via
an online survey. Survey will be available April 17 to May 1, 2019.

Little Library Scientists: Explore Plants,
Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
Children ages 3 to 6 with participating adult are invited to explore science with stories, songs, games and hands-on activities! In this session, focus is on plants. Space is
limited. Please register online or by calling the library beginning April 6: (206)362-7550.

Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
This is an opportunity for adults to come play with color, pattern and learn the basics of mosaic art. In this workshop, you'll have time to create a small piece to take home and learn all you need to know to do more mosaic creations on your own. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Registration required, (206)546-3522.

Egg Art
Friday, April 19, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
During this hands-on workshop we’ll explore different ways to create designs on egg shells to celebrate Easter or other spring holidays. This workshop is designed and
facilitated by Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC. All supplies provided. Registration required: (206)362-7550.

Saturday, April 20, 1:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
2021 NW 190th St.
It’s that time of year again! Join us for our  annual egg hunt. Age appropriate hunting areas will be available. Parking is tight so please consider walking or carpooling if possible. Don’t forget to bring a basket and camera. Brought to you by the Shoreline Firefighters’ Association.

Middle School Night
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center
16554 Fremont Avenue North
5th and 6th Graders! This is your night to kick it with your friends without younger sibs or older kids. Parents, this program offers a safe and fun place for Tweens to hang out
with friends on a Saturday night. There will be fun games, activities, crafts, music, and food! And it’s free! For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.

Home Improvement Workshop
Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Do you have a home improvement project in mind, but need some guidance to get started? The City is offering free workshops in Spring 2019 to help with your potential
project. Sign up for an appointment using the online form below to meet with technical reviewers to discuss your project. In addition to appointments with technical reviewers,
we will have several outside vendors and building industry representatives available to meet with to discuss your project. If you have any questions, please contact Jarrod
Lewis at (206) 801-2521 or

Make a Creative Flower Arrangement
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Eve Phillips for all ages. Learn to create a unique flower arrangement for special occasions or add color and whimsy to your house anytime with uncommon
flowers and odd containers. Bring flowers from your garden and an interesting or unusual container, or use materials provided.

Carnivorous Terrariums
Friday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
For ages 7 to 12, this is a chance to create a carnivorous terrarium with a plant that eats bugs! Join Mary Fosse from the Carnivorous Terrariums nursery and explore the
fascinating world of carnivorous plants with live specimens, and learn how to care for them. Space is limited. Register online beginning April 11. Parents and caregivers are
welcome to attend but do not need to register.

Earth Day Every Day Event
Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Central Market Shoreline
15505 Westminster Way N
Celebrate Earth Day and be inspired to make a difference throughout the year. Come try out new eco-living tools and learn how you can help create an environmentally
sustainable community. There will be activities for all ages and giveaways designed to help you go green. Choose one of three giveaway packages. Shoreline residents can
pre-register to access the giveaway express line.

DIY Hypertufa Container Workshop,
Saturday, April 27, morning and afternoon sessions
Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens
20312 15th Avenue NW
This annual favorite DIY class is a must for the container garden enthusiast. Hypertufa containers are lightweight, fast draining, and well suited to succulents or rock garden
plants. You will construct your own container during the class and take it home with instructions on curing and finishing your work. All materials included in the cost of
registration. This class is held outside, so dress accordingly. In the event of rain, we will have a canopy set up. Two sessions available: 10 am – 12:30 pm, and 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
Registration required.

Create a Jeweled Dragon Egg
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
For ages 8 through adult, ages 8 to 10 with adult. Many legends suggest that dragons are born from eggs. Create a jeweled textured sculpture egg and discuss writing your
own story or myth. Registration required.

The SuperSones Quartet
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars
and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, and call-and-response singing. From the 1930’s in Havana to the present moment, Cuban quartets like SuperSones have
inspired people around the world to dance and celebrate.

Family Law Workshop: Let’s Talk about Parents and Parenting Plans
Sunday, April 28, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
When couples with children separate, they often need a parenting plan to spell out where the children reside, how parents make decisions about their children, and who
pays for what. If a parent isn’t listed on the birth certificate, sometimes the legal parents must be decided before the parenting plan or child support can be ordered. Find out
more in this one-hour focus class. Registration required.

Here are volunteer opportunities through the month of April to help restore urban forests across the City of Shoreline.
**Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Volunteer Work Party
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 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 at or Tony Hamilton at

Twin Ponds Park Work Party (south end),
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Twin Ponds Park
15401 1st Avenue NE
Meet at the south end parking lot along 1st Ave NE, but north of N 149th St, near the community garden. Contact Contact to RSVP or
for further information to RSVP or for further information.
Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party
Sunday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brugger’s Bog Park
19553 25th Avenue NE
Meet at the end of the dirt/gravel path entrance to the park on the bridge Contact to RSVP or for further information.
Twin Ponds Park Work Party (north end)
Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Twin Ponds Park
15401 1st Avenue NE
Meet at the northwest corner of the park along the fence on N 155th St. Contact to RSVP or for further information.
Hamlin Park Work Party
Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hamlin Park
16006 15th Avenue NE
Meet at the far north end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs. Contact to RSVP or for further information.

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