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Mid-February 2021


Seeking Treasurer
The RBCA Board is searching for a treasurer. This person will oversee the financial management of the organization. The treasurer would manage the bank account, cash flow, invoices, deposits, reconcile bank statements, etc. Some experience with QuickBooks is preferred. An effective treasurer does not need to be a CPA but will be the coordinator between the organization’s other financial advisors.

The treasurer is an active board member and serves a valuable role to the community. Training will be provided. In the past, the role of the treasurer was a daunting task; the board has reallocated some of the responsibilities to work better into a volunteer’s life balance. Please contact RBCA Executive Director Teresa Pape for more information at

Gardens Wanted for 2021 Richmond Beach Garden Tour
This year’s garden tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 5. If you enjoy gardening in big or small spaces, please consider being part of the tour. Social Distancing will be encouraged. For more information about the tour contact the Garden Tour Coordinator Kris Fordice at

Calling for nominations for the annual RBCA Marge Unruh Community Service Awards
The RBCA created the annual RBCA Marge Unruh Community Service Award in 1999 in recognition of the late great Marge Unruh’s contributions to our community. Up to three recipients per year are selected based upon their outstanding service to the community. Candidates may be a person, business, or organization. They are not required to reside in Richmond Beach. Merit-worthy examples include service to the Richmond Beach Community Association, promotion of issues benefiting the community, fundraising for community projects, formal or informal service to others in the community or beautification projects in the community. Award winners from 10 years ago who have continued to make positive contributions may be nominated again. Recipients will be announced in May.

RBCA Membership Month
February is membership month for Richmond Beach Community Association. It’s a new year with new possibilities, and we encourage new neighbors and non-members to join. We also want to remind current members to renew their memberships in our organization. Richmond Beach has the most active neighborhood association in Shoreline, and we continue to be active even during a pandemic. We do more than just events--we publish the newspaper; we send out a twice-monthly e-newsletter; we have art projects like the landmark map, orcas and the utility box wrap. All of these amenities are supported by membership dues. Your address makes you a resident of Richmond Beach, but your membership in RBCA makes you a “member” in our community. Next month, we will publish a list of all our members in the community newspaper. Be sure your name is on the list.

You may join/renew online at There is an option for automatic annual renewals, which can be canceled at any time. If you would like to know the status of your membership, submit an inquiry at  For further information contact Karen Marshall at

Richmond Beach Celebration – Supporting Local Businesses
For many years, the Strawberry Festival has been part of the Richmond Beach Celebration taking place over Mother’s Day weekend. This year, while we are still recovering from the pandemic and unable to have an event in the park, the Richmond Beach Community Association (RBCA) would like to extend the Richmond Beach Celebration through the whole month of May as a way of giving back to the community.

To do this, we want to hear from you. Do you have an idea or a suggestion on ways the community can support your business? The RBCA is planning on creating a Bingo type card to inspire community involvement with activities for the month. Would your organization want to be on the card?  This is a time for the RBCA to support all the businesses, people and places that have supported the RB community, time and time again. If you want to be part of the Richmond Beach celebration contact Teresa Pape, Executive Director / (206) 930-9731.

Richmond Beach Celebration – Volunteers Needed
Community events don’t just happen. It takes volunteers to bring these activities to life. The RBCA is looking for help to organize and plan this year’s month-long Richmond Beach Celebration taking place in May. This is a perfect event to assist with from your home on your own schedule. Planning and set up is starting now. If interested contact Teresa Pape, Executive Director / (206) 930-9731.


2021 Artist Residency Program at Saltwater Park
With a Cultural Facilities Grant from 4Culture in 2019, the Public Art Program and City staff remodeled a small cottage at Saltwater Park that the City had previously acquired. For its second season in 2021, the City’s Public Art Program will fund four consecutive arts residencies at the Art Cottage, each with an $1800 honorarium, for periods of about two-months beginning in April and ending in December. Deadline February 28.

Be Heard!  Online Open House & Survey The City wants to hear your ideas about how to improve our transportation network. Please participate in the upcoming online open house and surveys linked below. 
An online open house will be conducted the following dates:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2021  Noon - 1:00 pm
These will be two identical meetings, with a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.

Take the TMP Survey!

Please complete the short survey about your current and future travel needs and priorities.  The survey will be made available through February 28, 2021.

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.
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education is an open learning community that offers affordable, non credit courses for those who are interested in short term personal enrichment and professional development opportunities. There is still time to register for winter classes. Some are included below, but be sure to check the complete and varied listing on their website.
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 of events, and be sure to pay attention to registration dates. All online events are free.

KCLS offers a Virtual Resource Center on: Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm; Wednesdays, 2-4pm; and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm. All are welcome. Log-in or call for free information and access to:
• Cash assistance
• Employment and training
• Education
• Housing
• Food assistance
• Public Health / DSHS
• Legal assistance
• Mental health treatment
• Substance use treatment
• Transportation / ORCA Lift
Log-in via Zoom anytime during the listed open hours, Meeting ID: 930-683-3892. Password: 459890.

Shoreline Proposition 1 Informational Presentations 
Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 pm
Shoreline City Council has placed a bond measure, Shoreline Proposition 1, on the April 27 special election ballot. Approval of Proposition 1 will allow the City to make improvements to eight Shoreline parks and to purchase and improve new park land. The City would issue up to $38,500,0000 in general obligation bonds to be paid back through an increase in property taxes.
Presentations will be conducted via Zoom.  For more information about Proposition 1 and to get the Zoom link for the meeting go to

Teen Improv Nights
Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Middle and high school ages. Play improv games on Zoom! Express yourself and hone your ability to be spontaneous, creative, a better group member and listener! Laugh and try something different! No prior experience necessary. Registration required.

Open House - Transportation Master Plan Update
Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 pm
City of Shoreline Online Session

The City's Transportation Master Plan (TMP), last updated in 2011, is now beginning an update process. The TMP is a long-range plan which will guide the City's transportation improvements over the next 20 years. Citywide improvements affect all community members, so we want to hear from you. For some background, please visit the current 2011 TMP webpage. Click here to take the survey.

Cultivating a Purpose Mindset
Wednesday, February 17, 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. What does it mean to have a "purpose mindset"? How can organizations inspire people to focus on their community and extend the common good? Join a conversation with Dr. Akhtar Badsah, author of Purpose Mindset. Registration required.

Book Chat for Kids: A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Thursday, February 18, 4 – 5 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 7 to 12. Join Children's Librarians from around King County to celebrate books! Talk about your favorite books and do fun activities. Leave with a screen-free activity to do after the session. Registration required.

Silver Kite Arts: Beginning Drawing
Friday, February 19, 10:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 18 and older. Taught by Noel Sherrard. In this hands-on workshop, deepen and expand your portrait drawing abilities with a step-by-step instructional demonstration. Focus will be on approach, facial proportions and lots of handy tips. Registration required, and supply list online.

Understanding French Wines and Their Labels
Friday, February 19, 6:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Online Class

If you love Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone, then this is the class for you! Join facilitator Reggie Daigneault and develop an understanding of French wines and their labels from the comfort of your couch. You’ll explore the historical wine regions that have been the foundation for many new world wine regions and discuss grape varieties, characteristics, and the stylistic nuances that define these wines. Famous producers and appellations will also be noted along the way. Give the gift of wine education for Valentine’s Day or enjoy this 3-hour online class with friends!  

Patterns from Moghul India Workshop
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 12 to adult. Presented by Amina Quraishi. Discover the patterns that adorn the beautiful Moghul structures in Agra, India. Learn to draw a beautiful geometric design with 6-fold symmetry.

Silver Kite Arts: Dementia Friendly Folk Dance
Monday, February 22, 1:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 55 and older. Designed and will be facilitated for persons with dementia and their care partners. Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford. Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop! You can be seated as you move to the music if you like. Registration required.

Open House - Transportation Master Plan Update
Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 pm
City of Shoreline Online Session

The City's Transportation Master Plan (TMP), last updated in 2011, is now beginning an update process. The TMP is a long-range plan which will guide the City's transportation improvements over the next 20 years. Citywide improvements affect all community members, so we want to hear from you. For some background, please visit the current 2011 TMP webpage. Click here to take the survey.

Behind the Scenes of the Seattle Chocolate Company
Tuesday, February 23, 4:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Family program, ages 2 and older. Are you curious about the businesses in our communities? Meet the people and technology which keep our economy rolling. We will share a book and sing a song! This week, get a sneak peek inside the Seattle Chocolate Company as they illustrate the processes for making some of your favorite sweet treats. Start thinking about the questions that you want to ask. Registration required.

Wisdom Café: The Courage to Be Disliked
Wednesday, February 24, 11:00 am
KCLS Online Event

For older adults. Unhappiness is something you choose for yourself. How do we exist in the present? What is real freedom? How do you develop the courage to change and ignore limitations? Guitarist/singer Michael O’Connell will start the hour with song and guitar! Join a lively group discussion.

Baking with Miss Bekka: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Raisin Cookies
Thursday, February 25, 4:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 3 and older. Are you craving a treat to make your day a little extra special? Do you want to rebel and make dessert before dinner? Make your own oatmeal chocolate chip or raisin cookies. Listen to stories as your homemade goodness bakes in the oven. You'll even have a chance to show your final product to the rest of the group (optional). Recipe online and registration required.

Out Loud! A Story Time for Adults
Friday, February 26, 11:00 am
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Join a voiced reading of stories and other romps through words, language and imagination for adult ears! In each session, the reader will select and share a short story, novel excerpt or other published writing. Registration required.

Mindful Eating: Simple Techniques for Health and Weight
Saturday, February 27, 10:00 am
Shoreline Community College Online Class
Are you curious about how mindful eating can contribute to your well-being and weight goals? In this interactive class, facilitator Megan Toney will guide you through a variety of exercises designed to boost mindfulness. You'll come away with several techniques and strategies for mindful eating. Students are encouraged to provide their own snacks for hands-on activities.

Silver Kite Arts: Paint and Sip (Acrylics)
Saturday, February 27, 1:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 18 and older. Facilitated by Nani Trias. Join a step-by-step acrylic painting workshop with one of Silver Kite's professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together! Supply list online, and registration required.


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