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RICHMOND BEACH

March 2021
RBCA INFORMATION


Get take out and donate at the annual Streetzeria Benefit Dinner
Tuesday, March 16, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; pre-orders start March 9
Pizza, pizza, pizza! Help celebrate Streetzeria’s seventh anniversary in Richmond Beach and enjoy a delicious takeout meal package while supporting your local neighborhood association. The funds donated to Richmond Beach Community Association will support the numerous events, community newspaper, and other activities and services it provides for the community.

For this event, the food service will be a meal package of a whole 12” pizza and either an organic mixed green salad with house tomato vinaigrette or the popular kale Caesar salad. The pizza selections for the night will be the four most popular pizzas on the menu--the Magnuson Park pepperoni pizza; the Golden Gardens pizza with house made Italian sausage and caramelized onions; the Carkeek Park pizza, which has mushrooms, fresh thyme and truffle oil; and the Magnolia Park, the ever-popular cheese pizza. With the expected volume, modifications or alternatives will not be offered that night.  

It is anticipated these meals will sell out. To reserve a benefit dinner pizza package, call and speak to a member of the Streetzeria team at (206) 755-5433 between 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. beginning March 9. The suggested minimum donation for the package, which feeds two to three people, is $30. Payment can be made by credit card, cash or check to Streetzeria. All are welcome! 

2021 Scholarship for High School Seniors
The Richmond Beach Community Association (RBCA) is happy to announce that once again it will be offering a $500 academic scholarship to high school seniors currently living in the Richmond Beach community. The scholarship may be applied to the cost of tuition and fees, books or supplies required for courses of instruction at the educational institution chosen by the student. The scholarship will be paid by RBCA directly to the educational institution for the use of the scholarship recipient once enrolled. Qualified students are those who are planning to pursue full-time continuing education through a technical program, community college or a university in the coming (2021-22) academic year. Family members of RBCA Board members are not eligible for this scholarship. The only requirements beyond those stated above (graduating student, residing in Richmond Beach, attending school in the fall) are that the student submit a one-page essay that addresses one or more of the following: (1) Describe an experience of how living in Richmond Beach, and partaking in the various community functions, has enriched your life and the community. (2) Describe what volunteering in Richmond Beach has meant to you. (3) Describe a valuable experience you have had while growing up in the Richmond Beach community. Scholarship applications will be evaluated by a committee based on defined criteria, including the content and quality of the essay and the amount of any volunteer activity the applicant has performed in the Richmond Beach community.

The RBCA scholarship web page contains further information about the scholarship where interested applicants can also download the form needed to apply. The completed form, along with the essay, should then be emailed to scholarship@richmondbeachwa.org. Applications are due by Friday, May 21, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021. We sincerely hope that all eligible students consider applying for this scholarship.

Seeking Treasurer
The RBCA Board is searching for a treasurer. This person will oversee the financial management of the organization. The treasurer would manage the bank account, cash flow, invoices,  deposits, reconcile bank statements, etc. Some experience with QuickBooks is preferred. An effective treasurer does not need to be a CPA but will be the coordinator between the organization’s other financial advisors.

The treasurer is an active board member and serves a valuable role to the community. Training will be provided. In the past, the role of the treasurer was a daunting task; the board has reallocated some of the responsibilities to work better into a volunteer’s life balance. Please contact RBCA Executive Director Teresa Pape for more information at execdirector@richmondbeachwa.org.

Gardens Wanted for 2021 Richmond Beach Garden Tour
This year’s garden tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 5. If you enjoy gardening in big or small spaces, please consider being part of the tour. Social Distancing will be encouraged. For more information about the tour contact the Garden Tour Coordinator Kris Fordice at gardentour@richmondbeachwa.org.

Calling for nominations for the annual RBCA Marge Unruh Community Service Awards
The RBCA created the annual RBCA Marge Unruh Community Service Award in 1999 in recognition of the late great Marge Unruh’s contributions to our community. Up to three recipients per year are selected based upon their outstanding service to the community. Candidates may be a person, business, or organization. They are not required to reside in Richmond Beach. Merit-worthy examples include service to the Richmond Beach Community Association, promotion of issues benefiting the community, fundraising for community projects, formal or informal service to others in the community or beautification projects in the community. Award winners from 10 years ago who have continued to make positive contributions may be nominated again. Recipients will be announced in May. https://richmondbeachwa.org/serviceaward

Richmond Beach Celebration – Supporting Local Businesses
For many years, the Strawberry Festival has been part of the Richmond Beach Celebration taking place over Mother’s Day weekend. This year, while we are still recovering from the pandemic and unable to have an event in the park, the Richmond Beach Community Association (RBCA) would like to extend the Richmond Beach Celebration through the whole month of May as a way of giving back to the community.

To do this, we want to hear from you. Do you have an idea or a suggestion on ways the community can support your business? The RBCA is planning on creating a Bingo type card to inspire community involvement with activities for the month. Would your organization want to be on the card?  This is a time for the RBCA to support all the businesses, people and places that have supported the RB community, time and time again. If you want to be part of the Richmond Beach celebration contact Teresa Pape, Executive Director execdirector@richmondbeachwa.org / (206) 930-9731.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION


Richmond Beach Community Park new playground equipment choices
Help the City of Shoreline choose the new playground equipment at the Richmond Beach Community Park. Check out the options at https://www.shorelinewa.gov/.../Components/News/News/4388/21
and then take a quick online survey to let the city know your favorite design.
 
MARCH CALENDAR
Bakers, punsters, lovers of books – start your ovens now!
ShoreLake Arts invites you to submit your creations to their annual Edible Book Festival, virtual for 2021. Submissions are accepted until March 26. People’s Choice Vote runs from March 27 – 28, with winners announced on Facebook Live at 5 pm. 
Longing to get outside?
Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens (20312 15th Avenue NW) is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm. Spring Youth Programs begin this month, too. These youth nature clubs are a great opportunity for youth to get outside, explore nature, and get dirty through hands-on learning, art, and play. Registration is now open. 
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center is providing essential services with one-on- one programs and Zoom classes and activities. For a monthly schedule, visit the Center’s website and check their Facebook page for updates.
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education is an open learning community that offers affordable, non-credit courses for those who are interested in short term personal enrichment and professional development opportunities. There is still time to register for winter classes. Some are included below, but be sure to check the complete and varied listing on their website.
The King County Library System offers a wide array of online opportunities for all ages and interests. Below is just a sampling of daily offerings. Choose from a full listing of events, and be sure to pay attention to registration dates. All online events are free.

KCLS offers a Virtual Resource Center on: Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm; Wednesdays, 2-4pm; and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm. All are welcome. Log-in or call for free information and access to:
• Cash assistance
• Employment and training
• Education
• Housing
• Food assistance
• Public Health / DSHS
• Legal assistance
• Mental health treatment
• Substance use treatment
• Transportation / ORCA Lift
Log-in via Zoom anytime during the listed open hours, https://tinyurl.com/virtualresourcecenter. Meeting ID: 930-683-3892. Password: 459890.
Shoreline Proposition 1 Informational Presentations 
Shoreline City Council has placed a bond measure, Shoreline Proposition 1, on the April 27 special election ballot. Approval of Proposition 1 will allow the City to make improvements to eight Shoreline parks and to purchase and improve new park land. The City would issue up to $38,500,0000 in general obligation bonds to be paid back through an increase in property taxes.
Presentations will be conducted via Zoom.  For more information about Proposition 1 and to get the Zoom link for the meeting go to shorelinewa.gov/prop1.
      Tuesday, March 2, 12:00 pm
      Thursday, March 11, 7 pm
      Thursday, March 18, 12 pm
      Monday, March 22, 12 pm
      Wednesday, March 31, 7 pm
Staying Financially Healthy in a Pandemic
Tuesday, March 2, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Scammers often prey on the vulnerabilities of individuals and the COVID-19 outbreak has created an opportunity for scammers and identity thieves to prey on consumers. A representative from the Washington State Attorney General's Office will provide information about price gouging, cancellation issues and scams, how you can protect yourself and your loved ones, and how to recover if your identity is stolen or you fall victim to a scam. An opportunity to ask questions and get answers will be provided. Registration required.
Woodmont Knit Lit Group
Wednesday, March 3, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

This month’s book selection is There There by Tommy Orange. For adults. Join a monthly book discussion! Share your knitting, crocheting or crafting techniques with others. All ages and experience levels welcome! Registration required.
Course Snapshot: The African American Experience Through Film
Wednesday, March 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class
   
Join educator and filmmaker Ben Abel-Bey for a free two-hour "snapshot" of his Continuing Education course, The African American Experience Through Film. This Zoom session will examine the counter-narratives of Black filmmakers in the hopes of better understanding how cinema serves as an expression of humanity, and more importantly, a better understanding of the humanity within the African-American community. This introductory glimpse into the longer course will include a brief lecture and discussion. Participants will learn how to "read" or break down a scene and explore some essential elements of film theory. Registration for the full course will open on March 1st.
Leading Zoom Meetings: Tapping Your Inner Host
Wednesday, March 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class  

Virtual meeting skills keep the business going, the family connected, and offer a social life. Regardless of how long you've been using Zoom, hosting uses additional skills to be effective, at-ease, and in control. Popular instructor Brian Boston leads an exploration of common meeting scenarios, lighting and host space prep, host-specific features, and managing a safe secure session.
How the Heck Do I Find A Mechanic?
Thursday, March 4, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Learn the differences between dealerships, private shops, corporate shops, and franchises. Understanding what shop is the best fit is the first step towards this systematic approach to finding a mechanic. Next, you need to know where to look, and finally, how to narrow down those shops and interview the mechanics on your list. Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, writer and speaker and founded Mechanic Shop Femme
Silver Kite Arts: Writing Fiction
Friday, March 5, 10:30 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 18 and older. Taught by Pearl Klein. Fictional characters live or spend their time in places that shape them, reflect and influence who they are, and support and move the plot along. Explore the role of setting in fiction by looking at some published examples and doing writing exercises to explore the way settings can anchor and develop our stories. Registration required.
Medicare Made Clear
Saturday, March 6, 10:00 – 11:00 am
KCLS Online Event

For adults. This workshop will give an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. Registration required.
Urban Farming: Seed Starting
Saturdays, March 6 and 13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class    

Learn how to grow your own vegetable starts from seed! Buying vegetable seeds and starting them indoors is a fun and rewarding way to get a jump on the gardening season. This interactive class will cover seed germination basics, which veggies to start by seed, when and how to start your seeds indoors, and how to prepare your seedlings for planting out into the garden. Whether you are brand new to seed starting or have some experience with it, this class will give you the tools and tricks to grow your best garden!
Wine Regions of the Pacific Northwest
 Saturday, March 6, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class
  
Join facilitator Reggie Daigneault in this online course focused on the wine regions of the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Learn about the viticultural differences of the region and explore the geology, geography, weather, and history that make our wines unique. This course will discuss the wines that are produced in the Washington and Oregon and why they smell, taste, and have the complexity that help them last in your cellar.  
Kahoot! Trivia: Sports Movies
Tuesday, March 9, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens and adults. This week, in celebration of the NCAA’s March Madness Tournament, play Sports Movies Kahoot! Trivia with us! We will feature movie titles such as The Blind Side, Bend it Like Beckham, Rocky and much more! Registration required.
Writing and Publishing Teen Fiction During the Pandemic
Wednesday, March 10, 7 – 8 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens and adults. Join three acclaimed authors in a frank discussion of creativity, craft and how COVID-19 has impacted their professional writing journey. Author Stasia Ward Kehoe will moderate the discussion. Bring your questions! Registration required.
Book Chats for Kids: Pi Day
Thursday, March 11, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 7 to 12.  Join Children's Librarians from around King County to celebrate books! Talk about your favorite books and do fun activities. Leave with a screen-free activity to do after the session. Registration required.
Out Loud! A Storytime for Adults
Friday, March 12, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Join a voiced reading of stories and other romps through words, language and imagination for adult ears! In each session, the reader will select and share a short story, novel excerpt or other published writing. Registration required.
Minimalism: Simple Techniques to Transform Your Space and Enrich Your Life
Saturday, March 13, 10:00 am – 12 :00 pm    
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class
  
Explore the benefits of minimalism by letting go of the "stuff" that clutters your space! Through discussion and exercises, we'll examine strategies for removing clutter and learn how to apply the best minimalist methods, principles, and techniques to many aspects your life. Join facilitator Megan Toney in this fun and informative workshop before you tackle your next big organization project!
What Is Charity Care?
Saturday, March 13, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by the Office of the Attorney General. Federal and state laws require hospitals to provide Washingtonians certain types of medical care for free or at a lower cost, depending on income and family size. Charity care must be offered to people who cannot afford to pay for medical treatment. State law defines charity care as “medically necessary” treatment. This includes inpatient hospital stays and emergency room visits. This presentation will help you navigate the sometimes-costly medical services you or your loved ones could face in a medical emergency. Get tips, resources and your questions answered by a consumer protection representative. Registration required.
Women’s Work: The Impact of Women in Northwest King County History,
Saturday, March 13, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Vicki Stiles, Executive Director of the Shoreline Historical Museum, will present photos, documents and personal accounts revealing women as equal partners in the creation of the community. Stiles will demonstrate how historical perspective is enriched and informed through the inclusion of stories once dismissed as unimportant. Registration required.
Plan a Spring Rain Garden with Rain Wise
Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Learn about integrating a rain garden into your spring gardening plans! This webinar will teach you about area storm water problems and solutions. Hear from rain garden experts and get resources such as planting lists, planting plans and maintenance guides. Registration required.
Course Snapshot: Memoir - Writing Your Stories,
Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class
     
Join author and educator Rebecca Demarest for a free two-hour "snapshot" of her longer course, Memoir: Writing Your Stories. This Zoom session will provide you an introduction to the class and offer some basic tools for writing about your life. Find the best framework for sharing your stories and receive feedback in a fun and supportive environment. Participation is encouraged! Registration for the full course will open on March 1st.
Silver Kite Arts: Senior Social Hour
Wednesday, March 17, 10:30 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 55 and older. Seniors, join us for an hour of conversation, play and connection! Registration required.
Charles Yu in Conversation with Ted Chiang
Thursday, March 18, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Join a conversation with Charles Yu, author of the National Book Award winner Interior Chinatown. Ted Chiang, author of Exhalation, will moderate. Registration required.
Sea Critter Storytime
Friday, March 19, 10:30 – 11:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 3 and older with adult. Listen to stories, sing songs and then join the MaST Center of Highline College to learn about local Puget Sound sea stars, snails, hermit crabs and more.
Community Art Space: Intro to Hand Embroidery with Shahela Malik
Saturday, March 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 12 to adult. Unleash your creativity by exploring a variety of art modalities. This month, local artist Shahela Malik introduces us to hand embroidery. She'll provide basic information, guide us through a few simple stitches and together we'll create a beautiful spring flower. Supply list online, and registration required.
Kahoot! Trivia: Video Games
Tuesday, March 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens and adults. This week play Video Game Kahoot! Trivia featuring games, characters, and consoles such as Super Smash Bros., Fortnite and much more! 
Rent Smart Housing Search Series – Overcoming Barriers to Housing 
Wednesday, March 24, 2 – 4 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. This second installment of a 3-part series on housing search from Solid Ground will focus on overcoming the barriers that prevent tenants from being able to successfully get into rental housing. Topics will include tenant credit information, evictions, and orders of limited dissemination, dealing with past debt, criminal history on tenant record, and landlord discrimination. In addition to the Solid Ground Tenant Counselors, a visiting attorney from the Tenant Law Center will be on hand to help with answering questions. Registration required.
Book Chat for Kids: The Verse Is Yet to Come
Thursday, March 25, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 7 to 12. Join Children's Librarians from around King County to celebrate books! Talk about your favorite books and do fun activities. Leave with a screen-free activity to do after the session. Registration required.
Silver Kite Arts: Landscape Poetry,
Friday, March 26, 10:30 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 18 and older. Taught by Bobbi Kidder. We belong to the interiors and exteriors of our lives, to the land, to the towers and waters. Explore the settings that hold special meaning to you through reminiscence activities. We will sing songs together that recollect and songs we remember. We will share our personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories—captured in visual images, words and phrases. Registration required.
Our Stories, Our Voices: Culturally Diverse Parents Raising Children with Disabilities
Saturday, March 27, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Facilitated by The Arc of King County’s Community and Family Support Program Manager and parent of an Autistic son, Rachel Nemhauser. Raising a child with an intellectual and/or developmental disability is full of indescribable joys, and at times can also feel isolating and overwhelming. In this insightful and heartfelt presentation, meet a panel of culturally diverse parents, all raising children with developmental disabilities in our community. This panel will explore our diverse stories, and how our unique backgrounds impact our experiences and perspectives. Registration required.
 
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