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Mid-January 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


Volunteers needed to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree Board 
The city is now accepting applications for four volunteers to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree (PRCS/Tree) Board. Board Members must live, work, or own property in Shoreline and are appointed by the City Council to serve four-year terms. 

The PRCS/Tree Board advises the City Council and City staff on a variety of parks, recreation, public art, and environmental issues including trees on public property; park operation and design; programs and events; property acquisition; arts opportunities; and development of rules and regulations. The Board consists of seven adult members and two non-voting youth members and meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from January through October and the first Thursday in December from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Board is currently meeting via Zoom, though this will be revisited when restrictions are lifted hopefully later this year. 

Those interested in being considered must complete a Shoreline Community Services Application. Completed applications must be received by the City Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2021. MORE INFORMATION: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree Board | City of Shoreline
Colleen Kelly, (206) 801-2251 or  
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, noncredit 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 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 and be sure to pay attention to registration dates. All online events are free.
A message from Silver Kite Community Arts: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite 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. These workshops last approximately one hour. For more information and a complete listing of offerings, visit
Embroidery for Beginners
Thursdays, January 14 – February 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Community College Online Class
Feeling cooped up and isolated? Missing the camaraderie of fellow crafters? Never held a needle before but need to let out some steam in a socially acceptable way? Come express your joys, frustrations, or favorite quotes through stitching and create a hand-crafted piece of art! In just four weeks, you’ll learn the fundamentals of embroidery, including how to choose the ideal fabric, ways to transfer a design, and how to finish and secure the back of a hoop. Join facilitator Tricia Karsky as you work through four main stitches and embroider a landscape design featuring a saying of your choice. Puns and sassy phrases welcome! Please note that the cost of the course includes a basic embroidery kit that will be delivered to participants prior to the first class. Registration required.
Barely Tolerable Tales
Friday, January 15, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

This popular offering continues into the new year, now on the third Friday of every month. For adults. Presented by The Cresswell Club. We cordially invite you to join us for the continuation of our series of live readings, pairing tales of horror and the occult with recipes for cocktails to mix and enjoy while you listen. Registration required.
The Journey to Becoming an Anti-Racist Family
Saturdays, January 16,23,30, 10:00 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

For adults, parents, and caregivers. Presented by Lewin Education and Consulting.
Learn why it’s important to talk about race and racism with kids, and how to do it. These conversations help build the foundation for raising compassionate children that embrace and value differences. The sessions will build on each other, attending all three is highly recommended. Registration required.
Negotiating Skills for Everyday Life
Saturday, January 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Online Class
Practice and learn strategies to help you in everyday negotiations, whether you’re aiming to improve the service you receive, or your relationships. Get stronger communication skills, game-changing insights into human nature, and more of what you want out of life. Registration required.
Queer Book Club
Saturday, January 16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Grades 6-12. Bring your favorite LGBTQ+ books to discuss! Co-sponsored by Lambert House LGBTQ Youth Community Center. Registration required.
Silver Kite Arts: Dancing New Beginnings (Dementia Friendly)
Monday, January 18, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. A gentle workout, these expressive dances invite you to celebrate a new year and a fresh start. Enjoy traditional dances from around the world, mostly in the stability of a chair, with an optional get-on-your-feet section. Enjoy great music while connecting over the airwaves with others. Registration required.
Nerd Culture Club: Adult Comic Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 19, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For ages 17 and up, although teenagers can attend with parent/guardian permission. Join Nerd Culture Club as we discuss the Volume 2 of The Old Guard! Registration required.
The Scholarship Market
Wednesday, January 20, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults and teens. Presented by Doug Breithaupt, College Planning Network. Identify scholarship opportunities and how to apply for them! Learn about sources and application techniques, including the new Washington state resource,  and how students are matched with scholarships. Get advice on the best way to complete scholarship applications. Registration required.
Let’s Talk About . . .Toxic Masculinity
Saturdays, January 23, 30, and February 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Join us for conversations about toxic masculinity.  Using TED talks as the starting point, we'll hear from leading experts in their fields and explore what toxic masculinity is and how it shows up in society and families.  Our hope is that these conversations will spark curiosity and provide an opportunity to engage with one another. Registration required.
Kahoot! Trivia: Female Superheroes
Tuesday, January 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens and adults. This week play Female Superhero Kahoot! Trivia where we will be featuring both DC and Marvel female superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Black Widow and much more! Registration required. 
Native American Imagery in Advertising and Sports
Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults and teens. Lecture by Lawrence Baca. Join us to fully explore examples of Native American imagery used in sports and advertising from the permanent collection at the National Museum of the American Indian NMAI which is part of the Smithsonian complex. All items discussed were donated to the NMAI by Lawrence Baca from his extensive personal collection and represent the use/misuse of Native American images. Mr. Baca is Pawnee, a legal scholar and civil rights activist. He his retired from the US Department of Justice and a recipient of the American Bar Association’s prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award. Registration required.
Start the New Year with Meditation
Thursday, January 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Begin the New Year with a fresh start. Bring joy, peace and relaxation into your daily life. Join Ajili Hodari, Esq long time meditator and national speaker, as he teaches how meditation evokes a deeper state of relaxation and more peace within. He will present a powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life on all levels. The audience will have a chance to practice this simple meditation in a short exercise. Registration required.
Silver Kite Arts: Intro to Visual Journaling
Saturday, January 29, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults and teens. During this hands-on workshop, explore ways to record daily experiences and memories by creating a visual journal. Learn basic drawing and watercolor skills and how to create your own journal. Registration required.

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