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September 2020


Turkey Run Sponsors Needed

Sponsors for the limited-edition 2020 Turkey Month Fun Run t-shirts are currently being accepted through September 15. All sponsorships are only $100.00 this year. This is a great advertising opportunity for your business and an excellent way to show your support for community activities and don’t forget your logo will be included on the back of the shirt.

To become a sponsor, sign up online at or simply mail your $100.00 check made payable to “Richmond Beach Community Association” to PO Box 60186, Shoreline, WA 98160 with a notation that it is for “Turkey Sponsor.” Company logos (black and white) can be mailed or emailed to our Executive Director.

Halloween “Car”nival looking for decorated homes

The Richmond Beach Community Association would like to encourage families to decorate for Halloween on Saturday, October 24 for the Haunted Homes event. The RBCA will create a map of decorated places and families can drive through the community taking in the sights in a fun, safe way. Please send an email with your address stating your haunted house will be participating that night. Decorations do not need to be extravagant; a simple pumpkin, bat or skeleton would be enough. Get creative and share this fun filled night with the community. We want to be sure all our “spirited” locations will be on the map. Please send your information to


The Shoreline Farmers Market  Open on Saturdays through October 3, 10 am to 3 pm. 
Corner Westminster Way & 155th

Put on your mask, shop, support the market and farmers!
Richmond Beach Library Curbside service starting August 5.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Ave NW
Tuesday-Wednesday 1pm-7:30pm
Thursday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm
Call (206) 546-3522
To pick up holds: make an appointment with the myLIBRO app, call the library to make an appointment, or walk up without an appointment (without an appointment it will take about 15 minutes for us to get your holds ready). Find information about the myLIBRO app here:

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. Be sure to pay attention to registration dates. All online events are free.
Pajama Storytime
Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 7:00 – 7:45 pm
KCLS Online Events

Family program, all ages welcome. Join us for an interactive evening Story Time featuring books, songs and rhymes. Pajamas are optional but encouraged. You will need access to a device capable of connecting with Zoom. Please register. One hour before the Story Time begins, you will be sent a Zoom link.
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn
Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 11:00-11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Newborn to age 5 with adult. Facilitated by Joy Cain, Family Therapist at Childhaven/RAYS. Enjoy a virtual play group for children and their caregivers. Sing songs, engage in story time, create art and learn life skills through play. Please register at at least 24 hours in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Wisdom Café: Rise and Shine
Thursday, September 3, 10:30 am – 12 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Looking forward to each day relates to living fully. What gets you up every day? What would get you up with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose? Discuss how to infuse our days with the elements that rouse us.Wisdom Cafes invite groups of older adults to engage in intentional dialogues led by trained facilitators. Participants engage with others, are motivated to try new things, and are inspired by sharing life experiences.
Quilled Owls
Friday, September 4, 3:00 – 4:00 pm 
KCLS Online Event

Ages 9 and older, younger ages with adult help. Presented by Emily Mallory of Emily's Papercrafts. Want to try quilling but don’t have “quilling tools”? Learn to manipulate paper strips into art with everyday items! Supplies: colored paper cut into 1/2” strips, scissors, glue, a screwdriver and tweezers. Please register by 10am on September 4 to receive the Zoom link.
Saturday, September 5, 1:15 – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Feeling a need to craft with other creative people? Join us online and bring whatever project/craft you would like to work on. Please register by 12pm on September 4.
Wisdom Café: Care Plans
Tuesday, September 8, 2:00 – 3:20 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging. What plans have you put in place if you need care, either temporarily or long term? What about insurance? Caregivers? Home modifications? Are you fearful of these unknowns? Space is limited. Registration required by September 8, 9am. 
Author Voices – Pramila Jayapal
Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event
For adults. Join us
for a conversation about political engagement with U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, author of Use the Power You Have. Former Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata will moderate.
Visit to register and watch live.
Create a Zine Workshop
Wednesday, September 9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 10 to 17. Presented by Short Run. Step into an online imaginary kitchen and learn how to make a zine (a small, homemade magazine) using simple supplies you have at home. The theme is food! Be inspired to come up with a new recipe that is silly or serious. Supplies needed: Copy paper, something to draw and write with and scissors. Optional supplies: Collage materials such as cut-out images or text and a glue stick. Register with an email address by 3pm the day of the program to receive a Zoom link.
Multicultural Book Group
Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. For adults. New members always welcome! Registration required. You will be sent the Zoom link or phone number on the day of event.
Terese Marie Mailhot
Thursday, September 10, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Join a reading and conversation with Terese Marie Mailhot, author of the bestselling memoir, Heart Berries. Sara Ortiz will moderate.Visit to register and to watch it live.
Preschool Science Color – Color Wheel
Friday, September 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 4 to 6. Join Ms. Gaye and Ms. Patti to learn about primary and secondary colors, as you create your own color wheel. Supplies needed: Paper plate / Paint palette or another paper plate / Paint brush / Pencil / Plastic knife / Acrylic or tempera paint in red, yellow, and blue / Cup of water / Paper towels. Please register by 11am on September 10.
Concrete Leaf Casting
Saturday, September 12, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden,

20312 15th Avenue NW
Add a personal touch to your garden with a concrete leaf cast. The casts can be used as a planter, birdbath, or an eye-catching work of art in your garden. Carolyn Barden is an educator and long-time volunteer with the Garden, overseeing many of our crafty workshops as well as youth programs. To ensure safety of guests and staff, participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly. Our classes fill up fast and pre-registration is required.
City with a Past, City with a Future – The 25th Anniversary of the City of Shoreline
Saturday, September 12, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Shoreline Historical Museum Executive Director Vicki Stiles presents a history of the City of Shoreline, how it got its start and how its history informs its future. Registration required by September 11, 12pm. 
Tuesday Weekday Sing Alongs
Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29, 10:00 – 10:30 am
KCLS Online Events

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.  Please send your email address to by 10pm Monday evening with the subject line: Sing-Along. Once you send your email address you'll receive a weekly invitation to a Zoom meeting for this interactive sing-along.
Reframing “School at Home” during the Pandemic
Tuesday, September 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Mind your mental health through managing expectations and unpacking the many unspoken assumptions for parents teaching at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will explore the complex work parents do as they strive to preserve health, nurture growth and development, and hold kids accountable for covering and completing their school’s curriculum. 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. Please register by 10pm on September 14. You will receive an email with a Zoom link on the day of the event.
Climate Champions Webinar: Climate Change 101
Tuesdays, September 15 – October 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
City of Shoreline Online Events

The City of Shoreline is partnering with Washington State University to offer a FREE 7-week climate change education and action series. Connect with local experts each week for education, inspiration, and solutions you can put into action for a Sustainable Shoreline. Join us for all seven weeks in this virtual webinar series or just a few—it’s up to you! Webinars are scheduled to run up to 2 hours. Most webinars will have two speakers with opportunities for discussion and online interactive activities. Sign up for each session you would like to attend at:
Blacks Making History
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Join Marcus Harrison Green and Michael B Maine for a wide-ranging conversation with local leaders on how we grow, nurture, and support the Black community in the PNW.  September's topic – Education. Register online and a Zoom invite will be sent the day of the event.
Master Gardener Series for Kids at Home
Wednesday, September 16, 12:00-12:15 pm
KCLS Online Event

Family program, all ages welcome. Enhance your family time with Master Gardener At-Home Activities! The day of the event, you will receive an email with PDFs that can be printed for Spiders in the Garden. Have fun exploring, observing, and crafting while learning more about spiders and their webs. Registration required.
Welcoming Week Celebration in English, Hindi, and Mandarin Languages
Thursday, September 17
KCLS Online Event

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Celebrate National Welcoming Week (September 12-22) with library homework resources and fun stories in English, Mandarin, and Hindi languages! Welcome current and new members of our community, including new immigrant families. Please register.
Barely Tolerable Tales
Friday, September 18, 7:00 – 8:30 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. Please register.
Becoming Washington: Who Came to the Northwest and Why
Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by Janice Lovelace, PhD. What conditions existed for your ancestors to leave their homes and make a journey to the Pacific Northwest? Learn about the factors for immigration and settlement in mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. Please register by September 18, 12pm.
Reading with Rover
Tuesdays, September 22, 29, 4:00 – 4:30 pm
KCLS Online Events

For school-age children with adult. Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a live video chat. Please register for a 30-minute session and provide your email address. We will use Zoom to video chat. You will receive an email with a link to the session by 2pm the day of the program. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area.
FREE Gardening Webinar - Fall Prep for a Luscious Lawn
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
City of Shoreline Online Event

Fall is a great time to get your yard set up for success! The City of Shoreline is partnering with local gardening experts to provide a series of FREE lawn and garden webinars. Webinars will be held virtually, via Zoom. In this session, learn from local lawn expert, Ladd Smith, co-owner of In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes, how to revive and restore your lawn this fall. Ladd will cover key lawn care practices to help you grow a healthy lawn naturally, including aeration, over seeding, and topdressing, in addition to natural and effective pest control, mowing and watering. Register here:
Children’s Comedy Hour,
Thursday, September 24, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 5 and older. Do you like to share jokes and laugh? Read silly stories and get time to practice your best jokes with a live, friendly audience! Please make sure that your jokes are not offensive and appropriate (a joke you can tell your teacher). 
Need inspiration? Categories: Animal, Body Parts, Sound Effects, Knock-Knock, Riddles, Other. Registration required.
Wisdom Café: Lonely and Isolated – How to Cope?
Friday, September 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For older adults. How are you coping with these feelings during these challenging times? What routines, resources and practices are helpful to you? How do you connect with friends and family these days? To register, please contact Katharine from the Issaquah Senior Center, 425.392.2381.
Bug Houses and Wildlife Gardening
Saturday, September 26, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Presented by Lisa Taylor, our favorite garden educator! Learn about the beneficial insects in the garden and how to make a special habitat for them. We will build bug houses and meet some helpful ground dwelling creatures. We will also learn about pollinators and other flying insects. We will set up a water and mud station to help them make their homes in our gardens, sing songs and have fun.
Virtual Garden Party
Saturday, September 26 starting at 6:30 pm
Online Fundraiser

Join us in supporting the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation at our annual fundraiser! There will be an online silent auction, a gift bag with early registration, optional dinner, and more. Tickets available
Celebrate Pride: Resources and Support for Caregivers of LGBTQ Children and Teens,
Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Join us for an interactive remote discussion facilitated by Peter Cole, Adult Librarian and Seattle and Renton PFLAG representatives. Discuss resources and local support networks and provide an opportunity for caregivers to learn from one another. 
PFLAG is the nation's first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, their families, and allies. Registration required. 
FREE Gardening Webinar - Honey I Shrunk the Lawn!
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
City of Shoreline Online Event

The City of Shoreline is partnering with local gardening experts to provide a series of free lawn and garden webinars. In this session, experts from the Garden Hotline will help you transform a struggling lawn space into something more natural, beautiful, and easier to maintain. Learn how to remove sod, amend soil, choose plants and design a resilient and beautiful landscape! City of Shoreline staff will provide information on the City's $2,000 Soak It Up Rebate program that applies to lawn conversion projects. Register here: 

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