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March 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 RBCA Monthly Community Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church. This month’s topic will be new Citizen’s Court and the Artist’s Residence loft located in the Richmond Beach Saltwater park.


Streetzeria Benefit Dinner to support RBCA
Tuesday, March 3, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
1857 NW 195th St.

Help celebrate Streetzeria’s sixth anniversary in Richmond Beach and enjoy a delicious dinner while supporting the RBCA. Owner Greg Bye will be serving up some of his best salads and pizzas at this annual benefit dinner. Proceeds will be donated to Richmond Beach Community Association to support the numerous events, website, community newspaper, twice-monthly email newsletter, monthly meetings and other activities and services it provides for the community. The minimum suggested donation is $10 per person. The Fire Safety Center next door to the restaurant will be open during the event so families with children can take their dinner over to the firehouse to eat as a special treat.


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.

AARP Tax Help
Fridays, 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.

Richmond Beach Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, March 2, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Come for a lively discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. New members are always welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Introduction to Yoga: Yoga for Back Pain
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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.

Friends of Richmond Beach Library Board Meeting
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Join us for our board meeting to see how we are working to support libraries and promote literacy, and to learn how you can become a member to help us reach that goal!

Sound Transit Drop-in Session – NE 185th Street Construction Impacts, Friday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 P p.m.
North City Elementary
186 NE 190th Street
Sound Transit is hosting this drop-in session to share information about construction impacts around the NE 185th Street and 5th Avenue NE area. Residents are encouraged to drop by any time during the session to learn more, provide input, and find out about the construction work schedule.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies
Friday, March 6, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center and Scarecrow Video’s Silver Cinema Project partner to show some of the most beloved classics for all to enjoy again and again. This month we’re watching Wilderpeople, a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama. It was written and directed by Taika Waititi, recent Academy Award winner. All film buffs welcome!

Coming Home: Youth Art Exhibition - Opening Night,
Friday March 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue N
In 2019m Taylor Wang and Alice Mao co-founded Student Art Spaces in an effort to give a platform to underserved youth artists. An SAS gallery is one of a kind – it is created by youth, for youth, with all promotions, funding, and outreach managed by a talented team of high schoolers. This is their second gallery, COMING HOME, and it features 45 local works of art. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with the rising artists of tomorrow. The Gallery is open 8 am – 5 pm through April 1.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion
Sunday, February 8, 2:00 –4:00 p.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th St.
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group is a rich opportunity to meet neighbors and build community by reading and discussing books written from diverse perspectives. This month’s book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Computer Class: One-on-one Computer Help
Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.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.

Wisdom Café: What Keeps Us Stuck?
Tuesday, March 10, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging. What thoughts keep you from doing what you say you want to do? How have you changed your thinking about things in the past? What might work for changing now?

Getting Out of Our Corners: Seeking Dialogue in an Age of Tribalism, Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
Presented by Amy Radil, KUOW. Join the conversation on the editorial process, how journalists decide what to cover, and whether just watching a few minutes of the “opposing” TV network is helpful for building understanding. Audience participation and brainstorming welcome!

Create & Make Workshop: Persian Patterns
Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Shoreline Senior Center
18560 1st Avenue NE
Geometric patterns are one of the major components of Islamic art, which reached its peak of perfection in Persia. Learn from instructor Amina Quraishi how to draw and paint a star-shaped tile pattern from 15th century Persia using just a compass and ruler. Then transfer the pattern to watercolor paper and paint a beautiful, final piece. Ticket required.

Almost Antiques Guild
Thursday, March 12, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
If you like collecting and collectibles, this is the group for you! Bring something to show and tell and hear about what others are collecting. Sponsored by the Shoreline Historical Museum and the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Leprechaun Hunt,
March 13,14,15,20,21,22, 10:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Avenue NW
Spring is coming, and leprechauns are popping up in the Garden. Will you be lucky enough to spot one? Join us for this free, family-friendly scavenger hunt to find out. Over the years, we’ve learned that there are four things that attract leprechauns: Shamrocks, Mischief, Rainbows, and Gold. Find all four to win a prize, and possibly catch a glimpse of a leprechaun!

Tween Night
Saturday, March 14, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center
16554 Fremont Avenue N
5th and 6th Graders! This is your night to kick it with your friends without younger sibs or older kids. Parents, this program offers a safe and fun place for Tweens to hang out with friends on a Saturday night. There will be fun games, activities, crafts, music, and food! And it’s free! For more information, please contact Austin at (206) 801-2643.

Leprechaun Trap Workshop
Sunday, March 15, sessions at 10:30 a.m. and Noon
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

20312 15th Avenue NW
They’re secretive little tricksters and legend says you’ll get a pot-o-gold if you can catch one. We’ve been trying to catch them in the garden for years and have perfected our Leprechaun traps with time. Join us for a fun family workshop and make your own trap. The trap is a small planter designed with materials from the garden and other whimsical items to lure in leprechauns. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is geared toward ages 4-8 but all are welcome. Cost is per trap built. Two sessions are available. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.

Mindfulness in the Garden
Wednesday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

20312 15th Avenue NW
Taught by Jessica Hancock, ND. While we slowly stroll through the garden, we will engage with our senses to open and deepen our connection to the wonder and healing power of nature. This class will utilize elements of mindfulness meditation and shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help ground and calm mind, body and spirit.

STEAM Story Fun for Preschoolers: All About Me!
Friday, March 20, two sessions: 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:00-1:45 p.m.
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. Space is limited. Please register online or by calling the library beginning Friday, March 6: (206) 362-7550.

Specialized Recreation Spring Fling Dance
Friday, March 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Spartan Recreation Center
202 NE 185th Street
Dance the night away with friends! A DJ will be cueing up the dance tunes so bring your favorite song request. Come with a date or solo. Light refreshments will be provided (please eat dinner before you come). Registration is helpful, but you are also welcome to pay at the door.

Arthur Kruckeberg Memorial Statue Dedication,
Saturday, March 21, 2:00 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Avenue NW
Join us in dedicating a beautiful piece, “The Conversation” by Tony Angell in honor of Dr. Arthur Rice Kruckeberg. This year would have been Dr. Kruckeberg’s 100th birthday. We felt it only appropriate to dedicate this on his birthday. The statue is located at the top of the main path down to the lower gardens.

Middle School Night
Saturday, March 21, 7:00 – 11:30 p.m.
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.

A World of Music
Tuesday, March 24, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Shoreline Library

345 NE 175th Street
Family program, all ages welcome. Presented by Eli Rosenblatt. Beats and melodies from around the world inspire messages of acceptance, unity and human connection. This high-energy concert celebrates our beautiful planet.

How to Grow a Healthy Lawn Naturally,
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, 10:30 am – Noon
Shoreline City Hall,

17500 Midvale Avenue N
Do you want a healthy, attractive lawn that is less work to maintain and is safer for kids, pets, and the environment? Join Ladd Smith, co-owner of In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes at Shoreline City Hall on Wednesday, March 25 and Saturday, March 28, for easy-to-follow tips on how to create and maintain a vibrant, healthy lawn space that is better for your family and the environment.. Class session are free for Shoreline residents but please RSVP online. For more information, contact Cameron Reed at (206) 801-2455.

Wiggle, Waddle, Stomp and Sing,
Thursday, March 26, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Richmond Beach Library

19601 21st Avenue NW
Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Jump like a frog. Crawl like a bug. Fly like a bird! Join award-winning singer, songwriter and poet Eric Ode along with his fuzzy friend, Sticky the Fly, for a movin' and groovin' concert. Stories, songs, poems, puppets and props make this a high-participation celebration.

Annual Spring Ephemeral Plant Sale
Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 10:00 a.m .– 5:00 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Avenue NW
Shake off the winter chills by joining us at our Annual Spring Ephemeral Plant Sale. Start your gardening year off right by adding seasonal interest, spring color, and native plants to your plant palette. There is always room for a few new plants, and spring is a great time to refresh!

Sketching and Painting Birds
Tuesday, March 31, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW
For adults. Join Seattle artist and author Molly Hashimoto and learn how she observes birds in many different habitats, including her back yard, neighborhood parks, wildlife refuges and national parks. She will discuss various art mediums and how she uses them to represent the many aspects of birds. After a brief talk, learn how to sketch and paint a kingfisher, using toned paper, pencil, watercolor and white gouache.

Home Improvement Workshop and Vendor Fair
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue N
The City is offering free workshops in March, April, and May 2020 to help with your potential project. You do not want to miss this opportunity to take advantage of staff resources in a more relaxed setting in the evening. For more information or to sign up for an appointment, visit our Home Improvement Workshops page. No appointment is necessary to attend the Vendor Fair and meet with outside vendors and building industry representatives to meet with to discuss your project.

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