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October 2020


Community Food Drive for Hopelink is announcing the kickoff of a month long fundraising drive for Hopelink.  Running for the month of October, this is a no contact replacement for our annual food drive held at QFC.

For the last several years we have held a highly successful food drive for Hopelink at the QFC on Richmond Beach Road.  We averaged more than 2000 pounds of goods each year, all donated by our generous neighbors.  Because of the pandemic it is not possible to safely repeat this performance.  To protect our neighbors and volunteers we have opted to have a virtual fund-raising drive instead.  We are using Hopelink’s own fundraising service and have set a goal of $5000.

Please consider giving to help fight hunger in this time of great stress and need.  It is a safe and private way to contribute when other means of donating have become difficult to impossible.  Just click the link and check out our page. is a 503c3 and a collaboration of the four neighborhoods whose corners meet at Richmond Beach Road and 8th Avenue NW, Hillwood Neighborhood Association, Richmond Beach Community Association. Innis Arden Neighborhood and Richmond Highlands Neighborhood Association.  4-Corners mission is to build community and support the neighborhoods.


Halloween Carnival
From October 10-24, the annul RBCA Halloween Carnival continues, but in a new and safe way. Join the RBCA and the City of Shoreline for the 2020 Halloween Car-nival, a haunted neighborhood drive-around event. As with any good carnival, will be different games to play and attractions to experience.  From a community scavenger hunt to selfie stations and even a haunted homes tour. More information can be found on our website at
Community Bike Drive
Are you getting ready for fall and winter? Do you have any unwanted bikes, bike parts or accessories? 
Donate them to Bike Works, a nonprofit based in Southeast Seattle that promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. Volunteers of the RBCA will be set up at the Spin Alley Bowling/Vault177 parking lot, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Road, Shoreline, on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 4:00 p.m. We will collect the bikes and take them to Bike Works. Bike Works also accepts bike donations at their warehouse in Columbia City every Monday and at certain transfer stations in King County. For more information about Bike Works, visit For information about the Bike Drive event happening on October 18 in Richmond Beach, contact Kris Fordice at
Turkey Month Fun Run
The RBCA will not be hosting the “official” Turkey Day Fun Run this year. We encourage all participants to be safe and to find your own way to exercise. On the Richmond Beach Community Association’s website you can find a map of the walking and running courses. If you want to get a jumpstart on your fitness, the walking route is available on our YouTube channel RichmondBeachTV.
Llimited-edition special turkey run shirts featuring our masked runner are currently being made. If you would like to purchase a $20 commemorative event shirt email Executive Director, Teresa Pape at She will make sure a shirt is delivered to your home safely.  This will be a collector’s item to remember this crazy year.


Free Climate Champions Webinar Series
This fall, the City is partnering with WSU Extension to offer a free, 7-week climate change education and action webinar series for the community. Join for all seven weeks in the series or just a few! Webinars will be held on Tuesdays, starting at 6:30 pm, and are scheduled to run up to 2 hours. Most webinars will have two speakers with opportunities for discussion and online interactive activities. Find recordings of previous sessions and register online. Remaining Sessions include: 
• October 6 – Zero Waste Life Hacks
• October 13 – Electrify Your Life and Your Ride
• October 20 – Food and Climate: A Recipe for Success
• October 27 – Communicate like a Champion

Free Lawn and Garden Webinars from the City of Shoreline
Fall is an ideal time to set your yard up for success! The City of Shoreline is offering a lawn and garden care webinar series to help homeowners troubleshoot persistent lawn problems, explore lawn alternatives, and create a healthy landscape naturally. Sessions are free and will be held on virtually, via Zoom on Wednesdays, Sep. 23 - Oct. 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Find recordings of previous sessions and register online. Remaining sessions include:
• October 7 – Talking Dirty: Compost, Mulch and Soil Amendments to Transform your Yard
• October 14 – Successful Gardens for the Pacific Northwest: Design attractive beds with plants that provide multiple benefits
• October 21 – Fall Garden Prep: Tidy up your garden beds for the winter and set yourself up for success next season

It’s not too late to join the Shoreline Climate Challenge! 
October is your last chance to join the Shoreline Climate Challenge. 276 households have signed up to save money and reduce their climate impact. Together, these households have saved over $39,000 and reduced 118 tons of carbon emissions! The virtual Challenge platform makes it fun and east to learn about ways to reduce your climate impact while saving money. To join, simply sign up online , complete your household energy profile, and then select actions to complete from the action menu. Prizes are available! Sign up and complete at least one action in the Challenge beautiful and durable “Sustainable Shoreline” coffee thermos from Liberty Bottles (while supplies last, limit one per household). 

Climate Action Tip: Be Heat-wise and Weatherize!
Fall is a great time to start thinking about your home energy choices to both save money and reduce your climate impact. The Shoreline Climate Challenge has tips for weatherizing and heating your home efficiently this winter to save money on heating costs while reducing your impact! If you are renting and can’t make weather-smart upgrades, you can still be heat-wise and adjust your thermostat to save money and reduce your energy use this winter. 

Comprehensive Plan amendment suggestions due by December 1, 2020
Every year, the City of Shoreline goes through a Comprehensive Plan amendment process. The annual amendment process is an opportunity for individuals to propose changes to Shoreline’s Comprehensive Plan. Suggested amendments usually address changing conditions or emerging issues.
Individuals are encouraged to propose changes to Shoreline’s Comprehensive Plan and submit them to the Planning and Community Development Department (P&CD). Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application materials can be found on the City’s website at
To be eligible for consideration, applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. December 1, 2020 to Senior Planner Steven Szafran, P&CD, 17500 Midvale Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133 or emailed to
Once all amendments have been received, the City Council will develop a list of amendments to be studied throughout 2021. For more information visit the City’s website or contact Steven Szafran at (206) 801-2512 or


RBCA Halloween Carnival – Coloring Page   
Ongoing through Halloween 

Download and print the Halloween themed coloring page. Cut it out, color it and hang it in your window. This is a simple way to show your community “spirit”.

Jack-o’-Lanterns in the Garden and Free Mask Kits 
Ongoing through the month of October, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave NW

During the month of October, have your family "carve out some family time” creating Jack-o'-lanterns. Drop them off at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden drive through. Then explore the pumpkin path through the garden searching for your favorites. While at the garden pick up a free mask decorating kit. 
Overeaters Anonymous
Free Virtual Meetings 

Is compulsive eating a problem for you? Has staying at home made it worse? Overeaters Anonymous is now virtual. Free. Newcomers welcome.
Overeaters Anonymous is a 12 step group patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. It is free to participants with no dues or fees. Donations are welcome. To join, one only needs a desire to stop eating compulsively.
There are currently no face-to-face meetings due to the Coronavirus. Details and Zoom information can be found at

Sports Kahoot! Trivia
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Join KCLS online for Kahoot! Trivia, every Thursday afternoon through October 29th. This week is Sports based trivia! Multiple sports (NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLS, Women's Gymnastics, Women's Tennis, College Volleyball, NHL, MLB, etc.) will be represented. You can play along at home on Zoom as an individual or as a team with members of your household. Each person who registers will receive a Zoom invitation to join the fun on the day of the event.
6 x 6 NW
Friday, October 2, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for early bidders, 2:00 pm buying opens for all
Online Event

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council makes this popular event virtual for 2020. Art exhibition and fundraiser, 6X6NW will feature hundreds of 6x6-inch works of art from artists locally, and all over the country, in all variety of medium. Find out how you can own an original piece of art for $36. Bid early, bid often to support the Arts Council!
Horror Writing Workshop for Teens 
Friday, October 2, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Grades 6-12. Presented by Marcella Haddad. In this writing workshop, learn how to craft compelling horror stories by exploring our original experiences and subverting tropes. By the end of this workshop, you will have an outline of a new horror story, some reading recommendations, and strategies to keep your readers on the page and scared out of their minds! Please register by 12pm on October 2 to receive a Zoom link.
Rainbow Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, October 3, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Grades 7-12. LGBTQ+ youth and Allies, please join us to connect during this time of social isolation! R.TAB teens create and share resources to educate and empower LGBTQ+ youth with a focus on the intersection of Queer, Racial, and Disability Justice. R.TAB gives queer teen voices a platform to share art, ideas, and knowledge; develops leaders; and connects LGBTQ+ youth and allies during social distancing.
Weekly Sing Along,
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 10:00 – 10:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Family program, all ages welcome! Enjoy a medley of favorite songs and rhymes!  Make it happy, loud, silly or quiet. Join a rumpus of rhymes, a smattering of song and lots of movement. Sing indoors or out and invite your friends and neighbors to join in.  
Sticky Subject: The History and Culture of Sugar
Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Once a rare, exotic ingredient, sugar has become a dietary staple, leaving its sticky fingerprints all over the globe. Anthropologist and sweets expert Julia Harrison takes you on a journey from ancient sugar cane plantations to modern candy factories, uncovering sugar’s economic and social significance. Presented by Julia Harrison, an anthropologist and avid traveler for whom all roads lead to sweets. Registration required.
Meaningful Movies: Blood Memory
Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Featured in the Online Indigenous Film Festival. Battles over blood quantum and ‘best interests’ resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era – a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony. We will stream the film live with a discussion after the film. Registration Required. 
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Principal’s Office?
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by Daudi Abe. As early as preschool, Black students are disproportionately suspended and expelled from school. As many of these students reach adulthood, these punishments can lead to legal trouble, creating what some call the “school-to-prison pipeline” that affects many Black communities. Daudi Abe has taught and written about race, gender, education, hip-hop, and sports. His books include the forthcoming Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle. Registration required.
Wisdom Café: The Surprises of Aging – Who Knew It Would Be Like This?
Thursday, October 8, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For older adults. As one writer says, "Life gets better - not easier - but better."  Most of us don't know what it will be like to be older. Research indicates we might be pleasantly surprised. What have you learned? Please register by October 7.
Virtual Girls Who Code (Grades 3 – 5),
Fridays, October 9 through December 18, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
KCLS Virtual Event

Our 3rd-5th grade clubs help build the foundational skills and understanding of computer science concepts and sisterhood through a reading discussion and coding activities. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build fun projects to share with friends and family.
Virtual Girls Who Code (Grades 6 – 12),
Fridays, October 9 through December 18, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Virtual Event

Join our Girls Who Code Club from home during our COVID-19 closure. Access beginner-friendly tutorials in Scratch, Python, Swift, and JavaScript. Learn about notable women in tech and soft skills like bravery and resilience.
RBCA Halloween Carnival – Scavenger Hunt  
Saturday, October 10 – October 24 
13 Local Businesses

Pick up a free scavenger hunt passport at Beach House Greetings, Streetzeria or the RB Library, then make your way to 13 local businesses displaying a scavenger hunt sign. Have some fun hunting for those Halloween themed items listed in the passport. On Saturday, October 24 between 4 pm and 7 pm make your way over to Syre Elementary school located at 9545 12th Ave NW to collect a prize flashlight. 
Indigenous People’s Day – Storytelling with Roger Fernandez and Fern Renville,
Saturday, October 10, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Event

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, Roger Fernandes and Fern Renville will share cultural stories which connect to Shoreline’s Indigenous history and current day.
Roger Fernandes is a member of the Lower Elwha Band of the S'Klallam Indians. He is an artist, storyteller, and educator whose work focuses on the local Puget Salish tribes of western Washington. Fern Renville, is a citizen of the Sisseton/Wahpeton Tribe of South Dakota. She is an artist, a theater actor, director and playwright, and a Dakota Sioux storyteller. Event limited to 100 attendees. Registration required.
Tech Talk for Seniors: Zoom Edition,
Saturday, October 10, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
KCLS Virtual Event

For older adults. Led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic teen volunteers. Learn how to use Zoom's popular conferencing features, as well as other important tools to become more connected and informed. Play fun, interactive games to learn how to enhance interaction with your loved ones--while still practicing social distancing. Please register by 6pm on October 9.
Teen Suicide Prevention
Saturday, October 10, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens. We can all help prevent suicide. This year, it's likely you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety or depression. Do you know how to tell when they need help? Do you know who to call when you are going through a hard time? Join us for a positive, empowering presentation that will help you know when to get help and how to get it. Harrison Davis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Please register.
Annual Duwamish Resilience Gala and Native Art Auction
Saturday, October 10, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Online Event

Attend the virtual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day enjoying cultural performances, getting to know the Duwamish, and bidding in a Native Art Auction!  Please register for the event to help the Duwamish reach their fundraising goal.  If not able to attend on Oct. 10th, donations and auction bids on items will still be available from October 3 - October 17. 
Shoreline Library Book Discussion Group,
Monday, October 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love  by Dani Shapiro
For adults. Please register by October 10, 12pm.
Young Author’s Club
Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Teens in middle school and high school are invited to create writing prompts, write stories and share your love of creative writing! Get ideas and helpful tips for your fan fiction, novel, poem or short story. Register before 12pm on the day of the meeting. You will be sent a Zoom link.
Protect Your Retirement Savings from the Next Market Downturn
Tuesday, October 13, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented pro bono by professionals from SOFA, The Society for Financial Awareness. A Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. In this 60-minute informative webinar, learn strategies that can protect your accounts from market risk, while still allowing your assets to grow. Please register. 
Rent Smart Tenant’s Rights Workshop – Domestic Violence
Wednesday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Learn about: protections to break a lease without liability; making a report of domestic violence with a qualified third party; orders of limited dissemination; deposits.
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. Please register by 1pm on October 14. If you are currently living in King County and being threatened with eviction, contact the Housing Justice Project for legal assistance at 253.234.4204 or
Multicultural Book Group
Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. For adults. New members always welcome! Registration required.
Author Voices-Cristina Henríquez,
Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Join a conversation with Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans. Author Kristen Millares Young will moderate. Register for the event and watch it live.
Cannabis 101-Current Evidence and Considerations for Older Adults
Thursday, October 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Cannabis has been legal in Washington since 2012, but evidence-based information on using cannabis can be hard to find—especially for older adults. The Washington Poison Center will provide an overview of the basic principles of cannabis, including its most studied chemical compounds and common modes of use. Current evidence on short-and long-term health correlations, both therapeutic and harmful, will be discussed, including where (and why!) there are gaps in knowledge. This evidence will be examined through the lens of common older adult conditions, outcomes, and unique considerations. Registration required.
Wolves of the Pacific Northwest
Friday, October 16, 3:00 – 3:45 PM
KCLS Online Event

Ages 9 to 18, but all ages welcome. Presented by Wolf Haven. Discover the native wolves of the Pacific Northwest and learn about the vital role these beautiful creatures play in our ecosystem, and how Wolf Haven is helping to rescue them. Register by 9am the day of the program to receive your Zoom (October 16) or Crowdcast (October 27) link.
Music and Stories of Ghana
Saturday, October 17, 2:00 – 2:45 pm
KCLS Online Event

For all ages. Experience the rich culture of Ghana through folktales told by Kofi Anang, who will accompany himself with the peaceful tones of the kalimba and the powerful sounds of traditional drums.
The Promise and Pitfalls of Expressive Writing,
Tuesday, October 20, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Long ago, people discovered the value of expressing outrage in letters that were never meant to be sent. Many of us regularly record angst and disturbing or confusing experiences in poetry or journals kept under lock and key. What's at work when we feel compelled to share what we once would have kept secret? In this presentation, we will honor the natural inclination to write, ponder the promise and pitfalls of expressive writing, and explore ways of utilizing narrative to mind your mental health. Janiece Anjali, LMHCA, MA, M.Ed, is a local psychotherapist in private practice, a former public school teacher, cognitive and academic language development specialist, and writer. Registration required
Breaking Barriers Fall Series: Neurodiversity at Work Employer Panel
Thursday, October 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Hear from employer panelists on initiatives to engage and support neurodivergent job seekers. This panel discussion is part of a series. Bellevue College's Center for Career Connections presents 'Breaking Barriers', a series of Fall 2020 events from October 14 through November 19. For information about other offerings, check the KCLS listing.
Genealogy - County Histories
Friday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by Winona Laird and South King County Genealogical Society.
Learn about the American County Histories and how to use them in your research. When did county histories start? Why use county histories? Learn about the personal, historical and cultural aspects that can help in genealogical research. 
RBCA Halloween Carnival – Selfie Stations 
Saturday, October 24, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Children’s Fire Safety Center -1847 NW 195th St 
Vault 177/Spin Alley - NW Richmond Beach Rd

Grab your “Cell-bones” and snap a fun family picture at one of our selfie tents. A harvest theme station will be in front of the Children’s Fire Safety Center and a haunted themed station will be on display in the parking lot of Vault 177/Spin Alley. Create a free family memory at this unique carnival attraction. 
RBCA Halloween Carnival – Prize Night 
Saturday, October 24, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Syre Elementary School – Bus driveway
19545 12th Ave NW

Show your RBCA Carnival Scavenger Hunt Passport and receive a special flashlight as a prize. 
RBCA Halloween Carnival – Haunted Homes Tour
Saturday, October 24, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Various locations in Richmond Beach 

Explore the neighborhood searching for some of the most haunted (decorated) homes in the community. If you would like to add your home to the tour, please contact Executive Director Teresa Pape at before October 17. Tour maps will be available on the RBCA website by October 20.
Make Modern Shadow Puppets
Saturday, October 24, 1:15 – 2:25 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens. Shadow puppets have been used in Indonesia and Malaysia for hundreds of years as a storytelling vehicle for the theater known as wayang. In this program, Lisa Keller will help you make your own shadow puppets using magazine photos, file folders, glue sticks and brass fasteners. Please register by 12pm on October 23
Spooktakular Family Yoga
Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 – 7:45 pm
KCLS Online Event

Family program, all ages welcome. Presented by Zen Kids Yoga. This is a spooky and boo-tastic virtual Halloween themed yoga program! Do Halloween yoga poses like bat, pumpkin, witch and broomstick. Family yoga creates great opportunities for bonding time and this class will use themes and games to give you a fun Halloween experience. Come dressed in costume if you'd like! No experience needed. All levels welcome. Please register by 9pm on October 26.
Relaxation Through Meditation
Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults Join Ajili Hodari, Esq long time meditator and national speaker, as he teaches how meditation evokes a deeper state of relaxation and more peace within. He will also present a powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life on all levels. The audience will have a chance to practice this simple meditation in a guided exercise. Class size limited, so register early.
Beer Tasting/Book Tasting
Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by Bobby Wood, Advanced Cicerone. Cheers! Raise a glass, and a book, and join us for a virtual beer and book tasting. Check online for suggested beers. After the beer tasting, share book recommendations. Bring a title if you'd like to talk about a favorite read! Registration required.
Halloween Dress Your Pet Story Time
Thursday, October 29, 2 – 2:45 pm
KCLS Online Event

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Join us for a Halloween celebration of costumes, kid-friendly books and traditional rhymes. Wear your costume and dress up your pet or stuffed friend to share with the group. Registration closes at 9 pm on October 28.
Scary Story Time
Thursday, October 29, 4:00 – 4:45 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 7 and older. Enjoy some chills and thrills! We will be sharing some spooky stories that will have you on the edge of your seat! Check online for a list of stories. You know your child best with their scariness tolerance levels. Registration required.
Halloween Edition – Barely Tolerable Tales
Friday, October 30, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by The Cresswell Club. We cordially invite you for a series of live readings throughout the fall season, pairing tales of horror and the occult with recipes for cocktails to mix and enjoy while you listen. The Cresswell Club began as a series of Halloween and Walpurgis-Night ghost story readings with friends and family in New York City, and was continued by the Carpenter Brothers when they moved back to their hometown of Seattle. Cocktails: TBD. Please register.
Learn About Spiders with Spiderella
Saturday, October 31, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCLS Online Event. 

For ages 9 to 18 but all ages welcome. Do you love Aragog and all things spider? Join Spiderella as she teaches us about spiders to help us celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday.  Please register.
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