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Mid-February 2020


Richmond Beach Community Newspaper is looking for an Advertising Manager.
The award-winning Richmond Beach Community Newspaper is looking for an individual who can help log and track advertisers for the monthly (10 issues a year) newspaper. This is a volunteer position that takes approximately 8-10 hours a month. This multi-faceted role is primarily a data management one, with no cold-call sales efforts required - our wonderful advertisers seek us out! You'd be stepping into a position with great historical information. The current Ad Manager will remain available for questions and support as needed. For more information contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at
Newspaper Ad Designer needed for Richmond Beach Community News
Do you enjoy creating graphics, images, and art? Maybe you know of a student that is studying graphic design? 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. The current designer will train through May. For more information contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at
The Strawberry Festival is an annual tradition for many families. Events like this one takes an army of volunteers and coordinators to make it run smoothly. This year we are looking for two key people to help with the festival.
Student Volunteer Coordinator
The current Coordinator has been overseeing the student volunteers for many years and this year is seeking assistance to manage things on the actual day of the festival, Saturday May 9. She is willing to help with the finding and scheduling of the volunteers and willing to train the person or people who are interested in lending a hand. The job includes overseeing students and keeping them on track as they run the carnival style games.
Food Vendor Coordinator Assistant
The current Food Vendor Coordinator is looking for an assistant. This role oversees the food handling of the RBCA booth and the person will need to be on-site when the Health Inspector arrives. There are step by step instructions on what is needed, and the current coordinator is available for training and to help guide a new volunteer but may not be available on the day of the festival.
RBCA Board member
Have you ever wondered who plans all the events in the neighborhood? Do you have ideas and suggestions on how to make the community better?  Do you want to volunteer more and looking for a local opportunity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider becoming a board member. We will have at least two open seats coming this spring.
For more information about any of the listed opportunities, please contact Executive Director, Teresa Pape at for more details.
ORCA Council - Help our Beloved Orcas!
The Community’s beloved Orcas are coming close to retirement and we are forming an Orca Council now to help manage their care. The Orcas are starting year 4 what was projected to be a 5-year art project. However, some of the orcas are already showing signs of aging. We hope to create a council that will help decide which orcas are ready for an early retirement, which ones are strong enough to continue swimming, and even perhaps assist in the creation of a new pod that can rotate into the current family. There is a lot of room for ideas and creative thinking on the continued maintenance and care of these beautiful art pieces. If you love the orcas and want to be part of the Orca Council which needs to be active before the orcas return in the spring. Contact our Executive Director Teresa Pape at

The February Monthly Community Meeting is replaced by the Health and Wellness Series.


Health and Wellness Series
The 2020 RBCA Health and Wellness seminar series will be featured in place of a February meeting. All are welcome to come on Tuesdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25 to participate in presentations focusing on childhood health and well-being. 
The meetings will be in the lower level of the Richmond Beach Congregational Church, at the corner of 15th Avenue NW and Richmond Beach Road. They will start at 7:00 p.m.

  • At the February 18th meeting, Kelly Crouch of the Seattle Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will speak with us about online safety, cyber bullying and growing awareness of the danger children face online with. 
  • The grand finale of our RBCA Health & Wellness series will be a February 25th discussion on Positive Discipline led by Julietta Skoog. Julietta is a nationally recognized school psychologist with Seattle Public Schools and co-founder of Sproutable, a company that creates video-based parenting tools. Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (including parents, teachers, childcare providers, youth workers, and others). More on this topic and Julietta can be found at and
Streetzeria Benefit Dinner to support RBCA
Wednesday, March 3, 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.


AARP Tax Help
Fridays, February 7 through April 10, 10:00 - 4:00 PM
Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers. No age or income limits. Electronic filing will be available.
Registration required. Schedule an appointment by calling the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 206.365.1536. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time permits.

Middle School Night
Sunday, February 15, 7:00 – 11:30 pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center

16554 Fremont Avenue N
Calling all 7th and 8th Graders! Aged out of Tween Night but still looking for something fun to do on the weekend? This program offers a safe and fun place for teens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. It's a free drop-in event. For more information contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.

Mini Edition Arts Camp,
Monday, February 17, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Shoreline Conference Center

18560 1st Avenue NE
Students from 1st to 6th grades will explore the “What happens if…” in art while using watercolor paint techniques with salt, alcohol inks and other materials to answer their art + science questions. They will also create a Yarn Wrapped Resist Painting. Students will work through colorful process-based projects and take home multiple unique creations. Get ready for some artful surprises!  Registration required.

School’s Out Recreation Swim
February 17 – 21 (Winter Break), 1:15-2:45 pm
Shoreline Pool

19030 1st Avenue NE
The Shoreline Pool is pleased to offer special afternoon public recreational swims during Shoreline School District scheduled breaks. This is a great way to burn off some extra energy, practice important swimming skills, and have some fun in a safe and welcoming environment.

What is Money?,
Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Shoreline Library,

345 NE 175th Street
Ages 5 to 8. Presented by Kelly Anderson, AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union. What is money? How do you get it and what can you do with it?  Learn about money and then make a moonjar to keep.  A moonjar is a way to divide your own money so that you have some to spend, some to save and some to share! Register online beginning February 4.

Introduction to Yoga: Yoga for Beginners
Wednesdays, February 19 and 26, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Shoreline Library

345 NE 175th Street
Learn about what yoga is and how it can benefit your body and mind. Each week there will be a focus on an aspect of yoga, and the class will close with some meditation. Come for one session or for all. A few mats and blankets will be provided. February 26: Yoga for Relaxation.

Amate Paper Painted Birds Art Workshop
Friday, February 21, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Shoreline Library

345 NE 175th Street
Ages 6 and older. Presented by Amaranta Sandys, ArtMaranth Mobile School. Amate Bark paintings are made by artists of the Otomi communities in Mexico. Use special paper and paint to create a simple bird with flowers in this folk tradition. Register online or call the library beginning February 7: (206) 362-7550.

Northwest Neighbors Network First Anniversary Celebration
Friday, February 21, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Spiros Pizza, 18411 Aurora Avenue N
Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) a non-profit membership-based organization serving seniors who wish to remain in their own residences as long as possible, invites everyone who is  interested in learning about NNN help us celebrate our one year anniversary. Come meet some of our members and volunteers and hear about their experiences of being part of this dynamic community organization. Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the open house. Donations to NNN are appreciated but not required.

Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Carl Gipson Senior Center
3025 Lombard Ave, Everett
The Journey dementia family caregiver conference is a free day-long event offering tools and encouragement to unpaid family caregivers supporting a loved with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Topics to be covered include managing stress and distress behaviors, how to cope with the challenges of caregiving and what to do when it’s time to move a loved one out of their home. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up, go to or call (425) 654-0947. 

Create and Make Workshop: Polymer and Copper Jewelry
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
Shoreline Senior Center

18560 1st Avenue, #1
Discover creating glass-like effects, patterns 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.  Tickets required.

STEAM Story Fun for Preschoolers: Colors,
Friday, February 28, 10:30-11:15 am and 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Shoreline Library

345 NE 175th Street
Ages 3 to 6 with participating adult. Explore fun themes using math, science, and art. Enjoy stories, songs, and hands-on activities! In this session, we will focus on Colors. Space is limited. Please register online or by calling the library beginning Friday, February 14: (206) 362-7550. Register children only; attending adult does not need to register.

The ThreePenny Opera
February 28, 29, March 1, 6, 7, 8, 2020
Friday and Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sunday - 3pm
Shoreline Community College

The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, organized crime, and a timeless tale of how the poor struggle to survive. Kurt Weill’s jazzy score provides a thrilling backdrop to this tale of debauchery and deception. Based on The Beggar’s Opera, Threepenny Opera recounts the legend of Macheath (Mack the Knife), a charming and deadly crime lord on the verge of turning his illegal empire into a legitimate business. When Macheath secretly marries young Polly Peachum, her father is enraged, and an electrifying and breathless journey begins through the rotting underworld of London.   Based on Simon Stephen’s brilliant translation for the English National Theater (2016), this production transforms an iconic theater classic into a tale that will thrill and excite! Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.

North Camp Fair
Saturday, February 29, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Count down to summer ... and their next adventure! Start planning now for a summer of fun and learning for your child. Bring the kids to ParentMap's FREE community Camp Fair events to explore hundreds of ideas for camps and classes they're sure to love. With options for preschoolers to teens, close to home or across the country, there's so much to explore!

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