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June 2020


Looking for Ways to Support the Businesses in Richmond Beach?

We Heart RB is a new web page which supports local businesses. It lists the Richmond Beach restaurants open for takeout, which places have gift cards and which service providers are still taking clients. Please take some time to review our new web page
Please Consider Sponsoring a Business
The Richmond Beach Community Newspaper is looking for individuals to sponsor the advertisers in the newspaper. Many of the paper’s regular advertisers are currently closed and the RBCN is seriously concerned about the sustainability of the paper. We are looking for ways to supplement the income of the paper without having to ask a small business for money right now. If you are a regular customer of some of the local advertisers, please consider adopting them.  Details can be found on the new We Heart RB web page at
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 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  For more information contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at

County says “No” again to Point Wells development application

Snohomish County has finally issued its recommendation on BSRE’s latest application for a 2800+ unit development at Point Wells. The County is asking the Hearing Examiner to once more deny the application.

The County previously denied BSRE’s original even larger application in 2018, but BSRE won the right to re-apply using the same now outdated Urban Center regulations that were in place when the original plans were submitted in 2011. That original application was denied because it was in substantial conflict with the requirements in multiple sections of the county development code.

Despite having an opportunity to fix those problems in the new application, BSRE instead asked the County to grant them variances that would allow them to ignore the sections of code they were unwilling to meet. The County declined to grant the variances, leaving the new application still in substantial conflict with code requirements and leaving the County without much choice but to recommend another denial.

The recommendation goes to the Hearing Examiner who will schedule a public hearing on the application. Both BSRE and the public will have an opportunity to present arguments either in favor or of opposed to the recommendation. No date for the public hearing has been set yet.

Shoreline Farmers Market
Saturday, June 6, 10:00am – 3:00 pm
(new location) Corner of Westminster Way & 155th
The market will look and feel different this season to keep you and your family healthy. The market will be adhering to physical distancing guidelines, spacing out vendors, and sanitizing surfaces for your safety. Community programs are suspended for now but there will plenty of local food for you to enjoy. Bonus, you can get to know the people who grow your food! Cross off everything on your shopping list: fresh veggies, berries, produce, cheese, meat, and delicious baked goods. Find more information and vendor schedules at
Talk Time
Mondays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM,
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 PM,
Practice speaking English with other English language learners online!
Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world, while connecting from home! Register with your email and we will send you the link to join the Zoom meeting.
One-to-One Tech Help
Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 PM
For teens and adults.
Get help with technology issues from the staff of the Redmond and Woodinville Libraries. To start a conversation call 425.522.3228 or email
If you have questions about this service or want to make an appointment for another time, please email Dan at
Small Business Counseling-Navigating COVID-19

Session 1: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 2: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Description: For adults.
One-on-one counseling with a SCORE mentor to help you with your startup or assist with your existing business including navigating COVID-19. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit organization supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Register online for a virtual one-hour session that will be conducted over the phone or computer. A SCORE Counselor will email you about your meeting preferences.
Genealogy Help with Eastside Genealogical Society
Session 1: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Session 2: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Are you just beginning your family history research? Or have you hit a wall in your research? Wherever your ancestors are from, volunteers from Eastside Genealogical Society are waiting to assist with genealogical research.  You can arrange a virtual help appointment by registering here.  You will be contacted via email with a weblink to enter your individual teleconference help session at least 1 hour before your session.
Please register at least 24 hours before the help session.
Construction Trade Training Information

Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Description: For adults.

ANEW offers free training for anyone interested in getting into a career in construction, starting at $20-$30+/hour. Attend information sessions to learn more about programs and enroll. Information sessions and enrollment in ANEW programs are now offered online!  Online information sessions can be joined from ANEW's events page: Pre-recorded sessions can also be viewed anytime from their events page. For more information, contact or call 425.390.7711.
Shoreline All-Ages Socially Distant Book Club!

Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Let's READ together (but maintain social distance)!
Commit to reading for at least 30-45 minutes (but feel free to read the full two hours). Read a print book, eBook, whatever you like! Read on your own or as a family.
Feel connected thinking about all of the people reading with you at the same time from where ever they are. When you are done reading for the night, send your book's title, author and a quotation from your favorite passage or one sentence that tells what you love about the book. You can email me at
I'll compile an online list of all the things we read plus quotations to post on our library Bibliocommons site and then send it all out to you. You might even find your next great read!
Small Business Counseling-Navigating COVID-19

Session 1: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Session 2: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Description: For adults.
One-on-one counseling with a SCORE mentor to help you with your startup or assist with your existing business including navigating COVID-19. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit organization supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Register online for a virtual one-hour session that will be conducted over the phone or computer. A SCORE Counselor will email you about your meeting preferences.

Questions about Medicare?

Date: Monday, June 1
Session 1: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Session 2: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Session 3: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Session 3: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Description: For adults.
The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioners (OIC). SHIBA's trained and impartial volunteers are available to assist consumers with their Medicare related questions. Register online for a one-hour session that will be conducted over the phone.
Quickly Build Your First Business Website
Monday, June 1, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Description: For adults.

In this workshop for first time business owners, digital strategist and small business consultant Michael J. Coffey will cover the basics needed for getting your website online quickly. Not only will you get an introduction to the important terms (like registrar, domain and host) but you will have a chance to sketch out the content of some key pages, get recommendations for reducing options to manageable levels and a list of resources.
These recommendations will get you set up online, but they will also prepare you for success with future design or programming changes, faster updates and more.
To register and for more information, visit Seattle Public Library's event page.
UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Labor/Employment Law

Tuesday, June 2, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Description: For adults.

The UW School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, attorneys from Microsoft and Seattle Public Library will be hosting a free legal consultation session in the area of labor and employment law to answer questions from small business owners and nonprofits. If you have any questions related to recently created or expanded laws that were passed in light of COVID-19 and their implications for your small business or nonprofit, please sign up for a 20 minute consultation.
To register and for more information, visit Seattle Public Library's online event page.
Connective Fibers
Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
Description: Ages 10-adult.
Join a circle of creative fiber artists via Zoom, while working on your yarn projects. A volunteer will be available to answer any knitting or crochet questions you might have.
Please register. Check your email for the zoom link on the day of the event.
Creating in Difficult Times
Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Description: For tweens, teens and adult.
Join artist and writer Tina Hoggatt for an hour-long workshop on writing and illustration. Consider and explore ways we can begin or continue our creative life during this time of Coronavirus. Using examples from children’s book authors and illustrators, painters and nature, explore how to jump-start ideas, break projects down into achievable parts, and use reading, writing and drawing to sustain and inspire you. Time will be set aside for writing and drawing prompts, so bring a pencil or pen and paper. Q&A to follow. Resources for further exploration will be offered. We’ll reflect - and have fun!
Please register. A Zoom link and login instructions will be emailed to you 24 hours before the program.
Library Resources for Job Seekers
Thursday, June 4, 11:00 - 12:30 PM
Description: For adults.

Join librarians from Redmond and Woodinville as they demonstrate the top online library resources for job seekers, including, Reference USA, Access Video and others. Please register by June 3 at 12pm. You will be emailed a Zoom link on the day of the event. KCLS is recording the webinar and may post it for later viewing.
Exploring Pretrial Discovery
Thursday, June 4, 6:30 - 8:00 PM 
Description: For adults.

This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended “Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court” or those who need more information about the process of pretrial discovery. In this workshop, participants will learn about: requesting information and documents from the other party and responding to requests, asking and answering interrogatories (written questions to the other party), the basics of depositions, and the court rules governing the discovery process.
By registering for this workshop, you agree to and acknowledge the following:
The King County Law Library and the SRL Workshop do not provide legal advice.
Attendance at the SRL Workshop does not create an attorney-client relationship between me and any of the staff or volunteers of the workshop. SRL Workshop staff and volunteers are not available for hire as legal representatives.
Meditation, the Secret to a Peaceful Life
Thursday, June 4, 7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Please join us for an online event featuring yogi Ajili Hodarri, Esq.
Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly in turmoil. Explore the healing power of meditation.
Meditation is a simple tool to help people reduce stress, positively transform our inner selves and impact our outer relationships.
Brought to you by the Redmond Library.
Please register. Space is limited to 15.
On the afternoon of June 4, you will receive a Zoom link to join the remote event
Learn to Bake Pumpkin Pasties
Friday, June 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Description: All ages welcome.

Have you ever wondered how magical Pumpkin Pasties would be? Wonder no more as you are guided through an easy version of this culinary delight! An ingredient list is on the website, you can magically procure everything you will need to bake.
Note to our youngest witches and wizards: please make sure to have adult supervision because we will be using the muggle oven for our treats.
Register by 10am on Friday, June 5, to receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meetup.
Unity Tile Zentangle Meditative Art Class
Saturday, June 6, 11:00 - 12:30 PM 
Description: All ages welcome.
Create a colorful Zentangle Unity Tile using words of hope and inspiration. Unity Tiles were designed by Jullie Allison, CZT and Romi Marks, CZT to bring people together in the spirit of creativity and support during these unforeseen times. We will use words, color and Zentangle designs to focus our mind, uplift our spirits and create community through this meditative practice. Templates are available for download below. Colored pencils and pens are encouraged to be used.
For the best learning experience, please have these supplies for the program:
Unity Tile template (printable template will be provided to all participants), or blank 5-inch square paper - If you are planning on using colored pens later, please use the paper that works well with your pens.
Black pen - Please avoid using a ballpoint pen. A pen with softer and smoother tip will help you to have better drawing experience.
Black pencil - B or 2B
Blending tool - tortillon, blending stump or Q-tips
Colored pencils or pens - optional but encouraged
Click here for your printable Unity Tile template:
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.
For more information about our instructor Tomomi and Zentangle, visit her webpage, Pebbles & Drops or Facebook @pebblesanddrops
Questions? Contact librarian, Vicki Heck,
Please register before 10am on June 5. The Zoom link and Unity Tile template will be sent to you by email by 5pm, Friday, June 5.
Medicare Made Clear

Saturday, June 6, 11:00 – Noon
This virtual workshop will give an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage.
The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.
Brought to you by the Sammamish Library.
Please register,
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Making Two-Color Ribbon Leis
Saturday, June 6, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
A native of Oahu will show you how to make a festive two-color ribbon lei. This gorgeous lei is the perfect accessory to celebrate graduates, show support for a team or just for fun.
*3/8" (inch) width ribbons in two different colors (satin ribbon is easiest to work with)
*At least 5 yards (or 15 feet) of each ribbon color (plus more if you'd like to make the bow!)
*A lighter or matches
Sponsored by the King County Library Foundation.
Classes will use Zoom as a platform. You will be asked to mute themselves to accommodate Zoom’s limitations processing audio from multiple sources.
Registration required. The Zoom link will be sent to you by email.
Kokua (please) arrive online promptly at 1pm!
Shoreline Social Justice Book Group
Sunday, June 7, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
Description: For adults.
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. Books selected focus on the experiences of people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and other marginalized groups, as well as social issues such as immigration and poverty.
Please register. You will be sent the Zoom link a few days prior to the session.
Questions? Email
*Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video.


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