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Mid-November 2020


Community Food Drive for Hopelink

Extended through November! announced a fundraising drive for Hopelink. 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, which we have already met. The goal now is to see if we can beat it by 200%. Please consider donating.

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.


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.
Limited-edition special turkey run shirts featuring our masked runner are for sale on the RBCA website

Holiday Craft Party starts at Home

The annual Children’s Holiday Craft Party is staying home for the holidays. The RBCA is partnering with the Richmond Beach Library to find a new way of bringing this cherished community event into your own home. It all starts with a craft kit, which can be picked up from a special holiday tote located at the Richmond Beach Library starting Thanksgiving weekend. Please check the library’s website for times of operation. Once your family has their craft kit, please watch an instructional video hosted by the Mouttet family on RBCA’s YouTube channel called RichmondBeachTV. The kit will contain easy to create family friendly crafts with limited supplies needed. There is a limited number of kits available.

Shop Local for the Holidays with RBCA

The RBCA has opened a very small online store featuring the RB masks, the Turkey Run shirts and the RB Landmarks map. All purchases will be delivered locally by volunteers. Get a jump on those holiday gifts before they run out.

Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Our Haunted Homes Tour was such a success this Halloween that we want to bring it back for the holidays with Richmond Beach’s first Holiday Home Decorating Contest. 
Here’s how it works:

  • RB residents have until December 13th to enter themselves or nominate a neighbor for the contest by emailing our Executive Director at
  • All homes entered will be put on a map that folks can print out on the RBCA website starting Dec 14th ( 
  • Judging happens on the night of December 20th, winners announced before December 24th.  
  • Here are our three award categories:
    • “The Clark W. Griswold” – Is your house visible from outer space? Do your neighbors need to wear eye masks to bed? Is Innis Arden mad at you? This one is all about who has the most lights – GO BIG!
    • “The Winter Wonderland” – Themes, characters, different types of holiday celebrations. Get creative!
    • “The Orca” – Bring the Northwest to the North Pole! This one is all about Northwest themes and tying Richmond Beach into your decorations. Besides, what would an RB holiday lights contest be without some orcas? 
  • The winner of each category will get 12 months of bragging rights, a photo of their display on the RBCA website, and a $100 gift card from a local restaurant. 
  • Entries will be judged on theme-related showmanship (the “WOW!” factor), coverage (how well your home/yard are covered), & aesthetics (display organization & attention to detail).


Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation (KBGF) Board of Directors
Accepting Applications for New Members

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation is now accepting applicants to join the Board of Directors, starting in January 2021. The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation is a volunteer organization of passionate community members who, through fundraising and grants, support the vision of growing the garden into a resource for learning, gathering, and a place of peace and tranquility for all. The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a unique park in the Richmond Beach Neighborhood in Shoreline that is maintained and preserved by the Foundation in partnership with the City of Shoreline. In addition to being a beautiful botanic garden filled with native and unusual specimens, it’s also a growing nonprofit. Please consider joining our Board of dedicated members. We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun along the way.
Contact Katie Schielke, at by no later than December 15, 2020.
To learn more about the Garden and our offerings to the community, please visit our website at
Nerd Culture Club: Adult Comic Book
Tuesday, November 17, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
KCLS Online Event -For ages 17 and up
Although teenagers can attend with parent/guardian permission.
Join Nerd Culture Club as we discuss Batman: White Knight (Deluxe Edition). Registration required.
“Caws” for Excitement: The Crows of UW Bothell
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event - For adults
From fall through early spring, over 15,000 crows from all over the region commute to the UW Bothell campus every night. UW Bothell Assistant Professor Douglas Wacker will speak about this phenomenon as well as his ongoing research on crow vocal communication.
Create and Make Workshop – Zine Making
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
​Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Online Workshop
​Zines (pronounced “zeens”) have a deep history as part of underground art scenes and countercultural movements and are a great way to connect with your community. Local digital artist and printmaker Mercer Hanau guides you through the process of conceptualizing and creating your own zine using an exciting variety of materials. Bonus add-on! Do you want to add the Create and Make Wrap-Up Happy Hour with Alysha Westlake for only $5? Performer, writer, comedian, and all-around awesome person Alysha Westlake will show you how to bring happy hour home with delicious Moscow mules and munchies. You can add the Wrap-Up Happy Hour to your ticket when checking out. Registration required.
Planning for the Holidays
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00– 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event- For teens and adults
Presented by Hopelink . Learn tips to financially prepare for the holiday season. Overspending doesn’t have to be part of your holiday plans. This holiday season is going to be different as we adjust to virtual or smaller gatherings, new shopping experiences and creative gift-giving. Explore ways you can prepare with a Hopelink Financial Coach.
Constructing Family Portraits from Torn Paper
Thursday, November 19, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCLS Online Event- Family program, all ages welcome
Presented by Trish Brownlee, licensed art teacher November is a great time to celebrate families and friendships! Join a playful art activity that can be done by everyone! Check online for materials list and registration information.
Barely Tolerable Tales, Friday
November 20, 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. Registration required.
Aging Well Learning Community
Saturday, November 21, 10:15 am – 12:30 pm
KCLS Online Event
We are an open learning community dedicated to aging well with consciousness, courage, and contribution. The group meets every third Saturday of the month at 10:15 am via Zoom. Contact Nancy Walton-House at least 24 hours before the meeting at for information on the discussion topic and to join the meeting.
Houseplants 101 with Andrew Imholt
Saturday November 21, 9:00am & 11:00am
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave NW
This workshop will lay the foundation for successfully growing houseplants. We will cover the fundamentals of working with indoor environments, selecting specimens, plant profiles, supplies, care routines, and how to identify and manage health concerns. Houseplants 101 is designed as an informative start from square one for complete beginners. It also will serve as a good refresher course for those with some experience with indoor gardening. Members: $25 | Nonmembers: $35
Space is limited and registration is required.
Edmonds Kids Garden
Sunday, November 22, 9:00am, 11:00am, & 1:00pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177
Have a student in the Edmonds School District? Join Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and Edmonds Floretum Garden Club for some fun in the dirt! Learn how to make a windowsill salad planter, participate in a Garden scavenger hunt, and take home an activity kit in this hour-long workshop brought to you by the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club and National Garden Clubs Inc! This event is free for Edmonds-area students ages 6-12 but registration is required.
Music Kahoot! Trivia
Tuesday, November 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event -For teens and adults.
Join KCLS online for Kahoot! Trivia, every Tuesday evening starting November 10th through November 24th. This week we will be doing Music trivia! Music and artists across various genres will be epresented, including Pop/Hip Hip, R&B, Country, and much more! 
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