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Mid-July 2020


Seeking Outside Halloween Decorations

The Halloween Carnival is being re-imagined this year and the RBCA is already collecting outside decorations for the event. If you have battery powered candles, yard decorations or other themed pieces that can be used outside (no paper products) please contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at She will make arrangements to pick up from your porch safely.

Event Electrician Needed

The RBCA is looking to partner with a licensed electrician to help us when we have our larger community events, like the Strawberry Festival and this year’s Halloween Event. This is not a volunteer opportunity but a business opportunity. Must be able to bring and set up generators, snake boxes and cables for events. For more information contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at

Halloween Event Planning / Building Team

The RBCA is already working on new ways to bring our community events back. The first one on the list is a Halloween event. This will not be the carnival of year’s past. This is an all new event with hints of the past traditions. If you want to help be part of the planning team OR if you are interested in building or painting set pieces that can be outside, like coffins, cauldrons, tombstones, haunted displays, etc. Even if you are interested in swooping in on set up day to help us decorate with lights and props. We would love to make contact with you. For more information email RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at

Looking for Ways to Support the Businesses in Richmond Beach?

We Heart RB is a new webpage 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 the new webpage.

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 Webpage at


Summer Fun Recycled Yard Art Contest
Deadline submission July 17
Calling all Shoreline Residents: Let’s have some summer fun! Recology and the City of Shoreline invite you to decorate your yard with everyday recyclable materials and celebrate the season. Sort through your blue cart recyclables and create a piece of yard art with a summer fun theme. Submit a photo and you will have a chance to win a gift basket from The Recology Store. For more information:
The Shoreline Farmers Market
Open on Saturdays through October 3, 10 am to 3 pm (note the market is closed on Saturday, July 4).
Corner Westminster Way & 155th
Put on your mask, shop, support the market and farmers!
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and MsK Nursery
20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline
Will be open in July & August on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Garden and Nursery guests are asked to adhere to COVID-19 health & safety guidelines. 
Fridays are Shoreline Bingo Days!
Every Friday through the summer, the City of Shoreline releases a fun, interactive bingo card for young explorers and their families. Take a walk, look closely, and see how many squares you can mark off. Find weekly bingo cards at  and use #iheartshoreline to tag your photos.
Online: Daily Arts Activities by Silver Kite!,
Daily from Friday, July 3, 2020 - Monday, July 27, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Events

All ages welcome. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily online inter-generational workshops, talks, social hours and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection during this challenging time. Check online for class list.
Fancy Friday Story Time,
Fridays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 6:00- 6:30 pm
KCLS Online Events

Even though we are apart, we can still sing and read together!  Put on your favorite twirly dress, super hero costume, or any fun outfit you'd like to show off. Meet up in a Zoom meeting to connect with other families and share stories, rhymes and songs with Amelia.  An email will be sent out to registered participants each Friday at 5:00pm with a new link to each event.  If you have any questions or issues, please email Amelia at
Genealogy Help with Eastside Genealogical Society
Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
KCLS Online Events
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, 2:00-3:00pm
KCLS Online Events

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.
Online: Is Truth Really Dead in America?
Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event, Sponsored by Humaniites Washington
Alternative facts, fake news, post-truth—these phrases have flooded the American conversation over the past several years. But how bad is it really, and what can we, as a society and as individuals, do to be better informed? WSU professor Steven Stehr investigates the roots and consequences of the erosion of truth, with a focus on politics and science. Registration required.
Online: Every Penguin in the World-Meet the Author Charles Bergman
Thursday, July 16, 2:00 – 3:15 pm
KCLS Online Event

Meet author and photographer Charles Bergman as he and his wife go on a quest to see every penguin species on the planet. In the process, he muses about adventure, conservation and what it is about penguins that captures our hearts.
Animania Online,
Saturday, July 18, 1:00-3:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Teens. Fans of anime, manga, and gaming are welcome to join our online meetings. Register to get your zoom meeting invitation.
Online: Summer Crafting with Kids - Nature Painting
Monday, July 20, 11:00-11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 4 to 8. Summer is the perfect time to try out something new and fun in the world of arts and crafts! Registration required.
Online: Mountaineers Book Club Featuring Women & BIPOCs
Monday, July 20, 7:00– 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery. For adults. All are welcome to join KCLS Librarian and Mountaineers Climb Leader, Jenn Carter for a monthly book club featuring adventure and outdoor books written by women and people of color (POC). Registration required.
Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia
Monday, July 20, 10:00-11:30am
KCLS Online Event
Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources.
Please follow the link above for registration information.
Stand with the Facts-Solutions to Combat Misinformation
Tuesday, July 21, 1:00-2:00pm
KCLS Online Event
Presented by KUOW and the Center for an Informed Public, hosted by Kim Malcolm, host of All Things Considered.
With so much information being shared online and on social media during the pandemic and protests, how do we weed out the misinformation from the facts in our news feeds? Is it possible to improve access to reliable sources? What ways can we rethink information distribution to stop the spread of misinformation? And what kinds of local programs and services are communities creating to respond to today’s information overload?
Featured Guests:
*Chris Coward – co-founder and principal investigator for the Center for an Informed Public and senior principal research scientist at UW's Information School. The Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington is a non-partisan organization that aims to address inaccurate information with fact-based analysis and research.
*Lisa G. Rosenblum - executive director, King County Library System
Do you have a questions about misinformation and how it spreads?
Submit your question or comment here. Follow the link above to a response link.
Register at You will receive an email with links to stream the event.
Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest
Wednesday, July 22, 7:00-8:30pm
KCLS Online Event
Boeing is the best-known innovator in travel to have emerged from Washington State, but there are many others. From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Audiences will be invited to share family stories of migration, memories of first flights and unforgettable car trips, and consider a future of autonomous cars and vacations in space.
Harriet Baskas has served as the general manager for three Pacific Northwest radio stations, and has created award-winning radio for NPR. Her books include Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You. She currently writes about airports, air travel, and museums for outlets that include NBC News and USA Today.
Please register by July 22 at 9am. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email on the day of the program.
Sponsored by Humanities Washington.
Online: Trivia Quiz Night!
Thursday, July 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens and adults. We will have four rounds of trivia questions and answers. You can play along at home on Zoom as an individual or as a team. If you are playing as a team, please be sure that each of your team members registers here. Each person who registers will receive a Zoom invitation to join the fun on the day of the event.
Out Loud! A Story Time for Adults
Friday, July 24, 1:00 am – noon
Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday for an Adult Story Time on Zoom!
Each session our reader will select and share an engaging short story by a renowned author. So take a break, relax, and enjoy.
Please register. We'll use Zoom to meet, both video and call-in options available. You will receive an email with a link to the session by 10am the day of the program.
Owls of the Pacific Northwest
Friday, July 24, 1:00-1:45pm
Targeted for ages 9-18 but all ages welcome.
Presented by Cascades Raptor Center.
Discover the native owls of the Pacific Northwest! Learn what makes these nocturnal raptors such incredible hunters and where you might spot them locally.
Please register by 10am on July 24 to ensure you will receive a Zoom link to day of the event.
8 x 8 Photo 2020 Online Exhibit
Saturday, July 25 – August 1
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council announces an online photography exhibition and fundraise., 8X8Photo will feature hundreds of 8x8-inch photographs from talent locally, and all over the country, all available to purchase. The photographs will be exhibited online for two weeks from the 25th July - then sales will open online at 10am Saturday the 1st of August, and continue for the entire month of August. There is just ONE of each photograph available, so you need to get in quick!
Drive-In Movie – Little Shop of Horrors,
Saturday, July 25, 8 :00– 11:00 pm
Shorewood High School,

Main Parking Lot, 17300 Fremont Avenue North
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is bringing back a beloved tradition from our past. Enjoy safe social Distancing with a classic movie night, all in the safety of your car. $25 per car, 60 cars maximum. Tickets are available on July 6.
Online: Always On-Turning Up the Volume on Everyday Conversation,
Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event, sponsored by Humanities Washington

For adults.I s there such a thing as an “authentic self?” Drawing from philosophy and psychology, actor and public speaking expert Monica Viharo explores the roles we play in our lives and the performances all around us—and shows how to communicate confidently in all situations and mediums. This interactive discussion also introduces practice exercises for combating performance anxiety, honing your on-line persona, and being a confident public speaker. Registration required.
Teen Improv Hour
Thursday, July 30, 4:00– 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Entering middle and high school. Join us in playing improv  games, on Zoom. Hone your ability to be spontaneous, creative, a better group member, and listener! Registration required.



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