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December  2019


Come to the Community Caroling event on Saturday, December 7 at Richmond Beach Rehab Center at 5:30 PM. Join us as we carol through the halls and spread some holiday cheer to residents.  Every year we hear how much the residents enjoy the event– your visit has a much larger impact than the hour of your time the activity involves. Please join us, even if you can’t carry a tune! Song books will be provided, and residents will receive holiday cards our community created for them. 
For more information contact Executive Director, Teresa Pape at


RBCA Monthly Community Meeting – There will not be a community meeting in December.


Holiday Events -Saturday, Dec. 7
     Holiday Craft Party
 at a new time, 10:00 a.m. to noon 
     Richmond Beach Library 
     Tree Lighting Ceremony 
     4:45 to 5:30 p.m., Fire Safety Center

     Community Caroling
      5:30 p.m., Richmond Beach Rehab.

Children are invited to create holiday decorations at the library. After the lighting of the community Christmas tree and a visit from Santa, residents go caroling at Richmond Beach Rehab. Free to participate.
Christmas Ship
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.,
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Gather around roaring beach bonfires while listening to onshore music by Seattle Shores Sweet Adelines Women's Chorus followed by the enchanting choir aboard the Argosy Christmas Ship. Free to participate.


Talk Time
Every Tuesday, 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.

Richmond Beach Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Come for a lively discussion The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. New members are always welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Our Foods, Our Stories
Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Food sustains us and delights us. It’s also an expression of our identity. Our region’s bounty has inspired dreamers and entrepreneurs. Their creations have put Washington on the culinary map. But food also touches many aspects of our society: health, economics, politics and agriculture.
In this talk, KUOW's food reporter-Ruby de Luna-looks at some of the people who are inspired by food and use it to follow their dreams, or to engage their neighbors for social change.

Holiday Wreaths
Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Eve Phillips. Learn how to decorate a beautiful holiday wreath with easy to make bows and unusual items. This demonstration will show you how you can start with a simple Evergreen wreath and embellish it with everyday items to create a unique arrangement without breaking the bank! Come see how it's done, or bring your own wreath or swag to get started right away. Ribbon for bows will be provided.

Choral Concert: Arise
Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach
18354 8th Ave NW
Join us for an evening featuring our Shoreline Community College choirs. Chamber Chorale and Shoreline Singers, will be joining forces for a fall concert entitled "Arise" which features a range of moods, but is intended to uplift the individual and remind us that we are all of one people. Featuring solos from the choirs, Djimbe, and Yuly Kopkin, Collaborative Pianist. Under the direction of Evan Norberg.

Get Jazzed: An Ensemble Showcase
Friday, December 6, 12:30 pm
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue North. Music Building 800, Room 818
Join us for an afternoon of ensemble performances in the Music Department at Shoreline Community College. Get Jazzed is a showcase featuring four different ensembles: Jazz Repertoire, Jazz Improv, Jazz Ensemble, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Children’s Holiday Craft
Saturday, December 7, 10:00 - Noon
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Come and make a holiday craft and take a picture with “Elfie” the holiday elf. This is free family friendly event for all ages. Treats and all supplies will be provided.

Winter Tales on a Cold Day
Saturday, December 7, 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library

Presented by Vicki Stiles, Director of the Shoreline Historical Museum. Get ready for some chilly stories to warm your heart! Winter Tales on a Cold Day is a collection of historical winter vignettes and snow photos from Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and North Seattle, with a little dose of historical meteorology thrown in.
Co-sponsored by the Shoreline Historical Museum and the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Richmond Beach Community Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 7, 4:45 p.m.
Fire Safety Center (next to Streetzeria)
1847 NW 195th St

Come gather around for live music, cookies and hot chocolate. Wait for Santa to arrive on his Fire Truck and light up the community tree. All children can visit with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole. This is a free community event.

Community Caroling Event
Saturday, December 7, 5:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Rehab
19235 15th Avenue NW

Spread holiday cheer to the residents with the gift of song as we join our neighbors for some community caroling. Songbooks will be provided. This is a free event.

Wisdom Café: Food for Thought
Tuesday, December 10, 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
As the holidays unfold, what are the foods that bring you joy? Bring some recipes you want to share and the stories that go with them.
Come share your wisdom! These cafés provide an opportunity to converse and connect with others in discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. Come for one session or more in a facilitated small group conversation. Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Christmas Ships come to Richmond Beach
Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
2021 NW 190th St.

Experience from the shore a raging bonfire, holiday music, and cookies. This free, family friendly event is a Pacific Northwest tradition. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with music by the Seattle Shores Sweet Adelines Women's Chorus. The Christmas Ship, followed by a fleet of Argosy vessels, private yachts, sailboats and other small crafts decked out with holiday lights, will arrive off the Saltwater Park at 8:20 p.m. for a 20-minute performance by the Center for Spiritual Living Choir. Gather on the far side of the bridge to have the best view of this special night. This event is jointly sponsored by the City of Shoreline and Richmond Beach Community Association.

Solstice Stroll 2019
December 13th - 15th & 20th - 22nd 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177

Join us in bringing light and cheer to some of the darkest nights of the year. For two weekends in December, see the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden aglow with whimsical light displays. This is an evening event, rain or shine. Our on-site parking lot will be closed, but we have reserved the parking lot at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church and will provide a free shuttle service to and from the garden. There is no street parking directly adjacent to the garden. Thank you for being mindful of our neighbors and their driveways. Admission: FREE! (suggested donation of $10 encouraged)

Computer Class: One-on-one Computer Help
Wednesday, December 18, 11:00 a.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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