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Mid-December 2020


Shop Local for the Holidays with RBCA
The RBCA has opened a very small online store featuring the RB masks and the RB Landmarks map. All purchases will be delivered locally by volunteers. Get a jump on those holiday gifts before they run out.

Community Holiday Tree Needs Decorations
Please help the RBCA decorate the tree located in the parking lot of Streetzeria. Securely attach a family friendly decoration to tree. Decorations will not be returned.
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 after 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).


If you have warmth to share, please consider donating to The Works Winter Coat Drive.
The Works (Shoreline PTA Family Resource) is collecting winter coats for students  K-12, sizes 4T-3XL.  Donations can be dropped off Wednesdays 6-8pm on days school is in session, 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline (north side, look for blue door), or check with individual PTAs for collection locations.  Email or leave a message at 206-393-4916 to schedule another delivery time. Coats can also be purchased online and delivered to The Works directly.
The City of Shoreline invites you to celebrate the season by sharing recipes and stories! 
Nothing about 2020 has been usual. The upcoming months will not be usual either. We already miss gatherings with family and friends. Whatever we celebrate this time of year just will not feel the same.
Even if we are not sitting around large tables and enjoying special food together, we can still cook our favorite fall and winter meals.  Comforting food, seasoned with memories and prepared with hope for the future, is more important than ever.
What do you enjoy preparing this time of year? Is there a special occasion that calls for your special dish? Do you cook with family recipes handed down through generations? Have you blended traditions to create something new?
This is your chance to spread some joy this season by sharing a recipe.  The City of Shoreline has a new recipe sharing section on our website so we can celebrate the season together.
Please send us your recipe with a photo if possible. We want to know what significance it has to you, so tell us the story of this dish. Tell us: where you got the recipe, when you prepare it, and why it is meaningful to you. 
Send your recipe and story to And watch for recipes on the City website at:
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center is providing essential services with one-on- one programs and Zoom classes and activities. For a monthly schedule, visit the Center’s website and check their Facebook page for updates.


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. Choose from a full listing and be sure to pay attention to registration dates. All online events are free.

Small Business Counseling-Navigating COVID-19
Mondays 10am-3pm
Tuesday, 10-11am
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.
Festive Paper Folding, 
December 15, 2:00 – 3:00pm
KCLS Online Event

All ages welcome. With different types of paper, cut and folded in a variety of ways to create cards, decorations and a beloved, old-fashioned toy.
The Fundamentals of Car Insurance
Wednesday, December 16, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Are you like many Americans that have car insurance, but don't actually understand what you pay for? Join Chaya Milchtein, automotive educator, writer and speaker and founder of Mechanic Shop Femme to learn the foundation elements of car insurance. You’ll find out what each type of insurance actually does, and get a basic run-through of most claim processes. Registration required.
Holiday Sing Along with Nancy Stewart
Wednesday, December 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Family program, all ages welcome. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Gather family and friends as we join to sing a variety of traditional and funny songs to celebrate the holidays. All ages are encouraged to sing, as it builds empathy, neural pathways, language and vocabulary. Music is magic! Registration required.
Wisdom Café: Resolutions, Ringing in the New Year During Troubled Times
Thursday, December 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging. What New Year's Eve traditions have you kept in the past? What are you usually celebrating when you ring in the New Year? How do you think it will be different this year? How will it be the same? Registration required.
Barely Tolerable Tales
Friday, December 18, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

These popular fall offerings continue. 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.
Untraditional Holiday Movie Kahoot! Trivia
Tuesday, December 22, 6:00 – 7 :00pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens and adults. Join KCLS online for Kahoot! Trivia on Tuesday evenings in December from the 1st through the 22nd. This week we will be doing Untraditional Holiday Movie trivia! Unconventional holiday movies like Die Hard and Gremlins will be represented. Registration required.
Create Simple Handmade Cards
Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 -8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event
All ages welcome. Gather your own paper and colored pencils/crayons/markers and enjoy a crafty, card-making evening! This will be an informal crafting space with some ideas shared (pop-ups, stitched cards), but no formal instruction component. 
Please register. You will be sent a Zoom link.
Registration is by screen, not individual, so multiple people can use one registration space if they are sharing the same computer/screen.
Ideas to Create
* Have magazines or junk mail ads? Cut them up for a collage!
* Have rubber stamps? Use them to help decorate!
* Have ink pads? Create a flower with fingerprints!
* Have paper and scissors? Learn to create a simple pop-up!
* Have a needle and thread? Stitch your card!
Virtual Field Trip: Night Sky Planetarium
Wednesday, December 30, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 8 to 12, siblings welcome. Presented by the Pacific Science Center. Become a true backyard astronomer! Learn how living on a giant spinning ball changes what can be seen each night, discover how to find constellations and even how the sky can be used to find directions. Registration required.
End the Year with Harry Potter! 
Yule Ball: Ollivander’s Wand Decorating
Thursday, December 31, 11:00 – 11:45 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 9 and older. Decorate your wands and test them with some basic spell-practice just in time for the Yule Ball! Check the supply list online and register ahead.
Yule Ball: Escape from Durmstrang
Thursday, December 31, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
KCLA Online Event

Ages 9 and older. Enjoy a difficult mix of Harry Potter themed puzzles as you attempt to escape from Durmstrang Castle. Wands and costumes encouraged as part of the New Year's Eve Yule Ball celebrations. Registration required.

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