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November 2020


Community Food Drive for Hopelink

Extended through November! announced a fundraising drive for Hopelink. This is a no contact replacement for our annual food drive held at QFC.

For the last several years we have held a highly successful food drive for Hopelink at the QFC on Richmond Beach Road.  We averaged more than 2000 pounds of goods each year, all donated by our generous neighbors.  Because of the pandemic it is not possible to safely repeat this performance.  To protect our neighbors and volunteers we have opted to have a virtual fund-raising drive instead.  We are using Hopelink’s own fundraising service and have set a goal of $5000, which we have already met. The goal now is to see if we can beat it by 200%. Please consider donating.

Please consider giving to help fight hunger in this time of great stress and need.  It is a safe and private way to contribute when other means of donating have become difficult to impossible.  Just click the link and check out our page. is a 503c3 and a collaboration of the four neighborhoods whose corners meet at Richmond Beach Road and 8th Avenue NW, Hillwood Neighborhood Association, Richmond Beach Community Association. Innis Arden Neighborhood and Richmond Highlands Neighborhood Association.  4-Corners mission is to build community and support the neighborhoods.


Turkey Month Fun Run

The RBCA will not be hosting the “official” Turkey Day Fun Run this year. We encourage all participants to be safe and to find your own way to exercise. On the Richmond Beach Community Association’s website you can find a map of the walking and running courses. If you want to get a jumpstart on your fitness, the walking route is available on our YouTube channel RichmondBeachTV.
Limited-edition special turkey run shirts featuring our masked runner are for sale on the RBCA website

Holiday Craft Party starts at Home

The annual Children’s Holiday Craft Party is staying home for the holidays. The RBCA is partnering with the Richmond Beach Library to find a new way of bringing this cherished community event into your own home. It all starts with a craft kit, which can be picked up from a special holiday tote located at the Richmond Beach Library starting Thanksgiving weekend. Please check the library’s website for times of operation. Once your family has their craft kit, please watch an instructional video hosted by the Mouttet family on RBCA’s YouTube channel called RichmondBeachTV. The kit will contain easy to create family friendly crafts with limited supplies needed. There is a limited number of kits available.

Shop Local for the Holidays with RBCA

The RBCA has opened a very small online store featuring the RB masks, the Turkey Run shirts and the RB Landmarks map. All purchases will be delivered locally by volunteers. Get a jump on those holiday gifts before they run out.


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:


Dia de Muertos 2020

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council invites you to join friends and neighbors to remember our departed. This year, we will celebrate with a combination of virtual and physical events.
Dia de Muertos Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, November 1, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Kruckeberg Botanical Gardens
20312 15th Avenue NW
Take part in a scavenger hunt, pick up a craft pack and a sugar skull on your way
Dia de Muertos Wreath Making,
Sunday, November 1, 9:00AM – 10:00 AM and 11:30AM -
12:30 PM
Kruckeberg Botanical Gardens
20312 15th Avenue NW
Learn how to make Dia de Muertos inspired wreaths from Seattle Based artist Laura Rodriguez. Class size is limited to 8 to ensure safe social distancing. Fee course, register online.
Dia de Muertos Drive In Movie Night Showing Coco,
Monday, November 2, 5:15 and 8:30 pm showings
Shorewood High School Parking Lot
17300 Fremont Avenue N
Book online. Bringing back a relic from our past. Kick back and relax while watching a handpicked selection of local short films and old classics. All in the comfort and safety of your car. We will be projecting movies onto a large screen, and an FM radio station will be created so that film-goers can tune in on their car radios.
Virtual Youth Art Exhibition
November 1 – December 31
A virtual exhibition showcasing work from our own youth talent based on what Dia de Muertos means to them. View a selection of 2D and 3 D work, from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Virtual Latinx Art Exhibition
November 1 – December 31
A group exhibition by emerging and established artists working in a variety of media to explore aspects of Hispanic Culture. Coming November 1.
Connective Fibers
Tuesday, November 2, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event - 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. Registration required.
Sometimes Heroes: America’s Changing Relationship with Its Veterans
Wednesday, November 3, 10 :00 – 11:00 am
KCLS Online Event - For adults
Presented by Dr. Jeb Wyman, in coordination with Humanities Washington and the Des Moines Library.
“Support our troops” is a common phrase, seen on lawn signs and bumper stickers across America. But it wasn’t always this way. Why and how has America’s treatment of its veterans changed over time? This presentation examines America’s relationship to wars and veterans over the last century, and what shapes our current national consciousness towards veterans and the wars they fight in our name.
Registration required.
¡Cantando y contando esqueletos! Singing and counting skeletons! A Spanish Story
Time for Day of the Dead
Tuesday, November 3, 11:00 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event -Family program, all ages welcome
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and Latin American countries on November 1 and 2 to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. Join us on Tuesday, November 3 for a special program in Spanish.
Together, we’ll sing a book full of skeletons and rhymes!
Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event - For adults and older adults
These events stream every Thursday (except 5th -Thursday).
For more info or to join, go to and click the blue “Join Event Now” button to participate online (captioned) in Arabic, Chinese, English,  Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese).
Thankful Thursdays
Thursday, November 5, 1:00 – 1:30 pm
KCLS Online Event - Ages 3 and older
Join Ms. Bekka and Ms. B as we watch renowned children’s author Mo Willems’ online series, Thank You Thursdays! Follow along and create a thank you card or poster for people in our community, while listening to a story. There will be an opportunity to share your artwork in progress at the end of the program. Check online for supply list and registration information.
What Goes Where? Free Recycling Workshop
Thursday, November 5, 6:30 pm
City of Shoreline Online Event
Bring your recycling questions to this free, one-hour virtual workshop with Recology’s Waste Zero experts! Learn what happens to your waste, which materials are accepted in your blue recycling bin, how to properly prepare your recyclables for collection, and get guidance on items you may be seeing more of today such as cleaning wipes, masks, and disposable utensils. You’ll also get tips and information that will help make the recycling process easier, simpler, and less time-consuming. We hope to see you there! Register for this Zoom event:
Embroidery for Beginners
Thursdays, November 5 – December 3, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education 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! Fee course, registration required.
Author Voices – Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
Thursday, November 5, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event For adults
Join us for a conversation with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, author of The Mountains Sing, one of the most anticipated debuts of 2020. Thanh Tan will moderate. Visit to register and to watch the event live. 
Save Lives with Stem
Friday, November 6, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
KCLS Online Event - For teens and adults
Would you like to help save millions of lives? Do you want to do something meaningful without having to leave your house? Do you miss spending time with others, working towards a common goal? Join us in November for a chance to work with researchers to stop the spread of malaria.  Teens can earn service credit for honor society. Please register for a link to the kick-off event.
Minimalism: Simple Techniques to Transform Your Space and Enrich Your Life,
Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class
Explore the benefits of minimalism by letting go of the “stuff” that clutters your space! Through discussion and exercises, we’ll examine strategies for removing clutter and learn how to apply the best minimalist methods, principles, and techniques to many aspects your life. Join facilitator Megan Toney in this fun and informative workshop before you tackle your next big organization project! Fee course, registration required.
Queer Kid Stuff Family Story Time
Saturday, November 7, 11:00 – 11:45 am
KCLS Online Event - Family program, all ages welcome
Presented by Lindz Amer. Raise your rainbow flag and join Lindz and Teddy for songs, stories and spreading joy! This program is intended for LGBTQIA+ families and their allies. Please register by 9pm the day before the program.
Your Zero Waste Home-Save Money While Living a Sustainable Life
Saturday, November 7, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Event - For adults
With an emphasis on financial and resource effectiveness, this class will add value to your daily routine regardless of your budget, lifestyle or how much you want to hug a tree. Topics include food and personal care product waste, shopping tips and tricks, housekeeping and zero waste skills, our actions and how they shape the world’s behaviors, and resource mindfulness.
Create and Make Workshop - Frame Loom Weaving 
Saturday, November 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
​Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Online Workshop
Award-winning artist Allyce Wood will guide you step by step as you use traditional and experimental weaving techniques to create one-of-a-kind tapestries full of rich detail, color, and personal expressions using an eclectic combination of new and recycled materials. Fee course, registration required.
145th Street & I-5 Interchange Project Online Presentation
Tuesday, November 10, 12, 1:00 pm
City of Shoreline Online Event
This online presentation will provide information on the current challenges at the 145th Street and I-5 interchange and how this project will address those challenges. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the project team. Closed captioning will be provided. To register, please go to this link or visit the online open house. To request interpretation in another language or accessibility accommodations, please complete your registration by November 2, 2020.The online presentation will be recorded and posted on the online open house page after it takes place. 
Wonderful Worms
Tuesday, November 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
KCLS Online Event
Presented by Lisa Taylor, our favorite garden educator! Join in a fun exploration of an underground powerhouse. Discover how the mighty red worm turns our food scraps into rich soil. Learn what worms eat and how they live. Explore worm anatomy and how to keep a worm bin. Registration required.
What Are You Reading? A Different Kind of Book Club
Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
KCLS Online Event -For adults
Share with us what you’re reading and learn what others are reading too. Love it, hate it or want to vent about it? You’ll get some great reading suggestions. Registration required.
Veteran’s Day Program
Wednesday, November 11, 10:00– 11:00 am
City of Shoreline Online Event
The Shoreline Veterans Association, the Starr Sutherland, Jr. American Legion Post 227, and the City of Shoreline would like to recognize the contributions of the men and women in the military who have served our country and who have given so much for the cause of peace. This year’s program will be pre-recorded and available to view on Comcast channel 21 on November 11, 12, 13 at 10:00 am and again at 3:00 pm. The program will also be permanently available on the City’s YouTube channel.
Create and Make Workshop – West African Dance
Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
​Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Online Workshop
Travel to Africa for the day with Beninese master dancer and teaching artist Etienne Cakpo in this accessible and fun introductory workshop to contemporary West African dance. Fee course, registration required.
Teen Talk – Climate Change,
Thursday, November 12, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
KCLS Online Event -Ages 13 to 20
Are you concerned about climate change? Want to meet other like- minded teens and share your thoughts, opinions, and ideas about how to advocate for change? Join members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Youth Team for a conversation-focused event where you will connect with other teens about climate change, share your views and learn about different ways to be a climate activist! Registration required.
Open Read and Critique
Thursdays, November 12 and 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm  
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education Online Class
Writing is a process, and no two authors have the same one! In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to receive and provide constructive feedback on each other’s stories and works-in-progress in a safe, creative, and supportive environment. Bring your prepared stories or excerpts and leave with a better understanding of your current writing project! Fee course, registration required.
Seasonal Rounds of the Coast Salish
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event -For adults
In this time of harvest celebrations, join author and cultural educator Heidi Bohan to consider the connection between the First People of this land, its incredible bounty, and the importance of traditional foods in the lifeways and cultural practices of the tribes of this region. Registration required.
Yoga and Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens
Saturday, November 14, 10:15 – 11:00 am
KCLS Online Event -Ages 11 to 18
Presented by Zen Kids Yoga. Learn about yoga and yourself in a safe, non-competitive and nurturing environment. Yoga can be an important sanctuary allowing teens to develop self-confidence, body awareness and strength, as well as to learn tools for stress management and empathy through breathing and relaxation techniques. No yoga experience needed; all levels welcome.
“The Story of Plastic” Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 14, 11:00 am
Online Event
Join the City of Shoreline and local zero waste experts on Saturday, November 14 for a virtual screening and panel discussion of “The Story of Plastic” documentary (watch the trailer). This 2019 film from takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Waste and recycling experts from Recology and Zero Waste Washington will debrief key themes from the film and discuss how we can address the plastic waste
crisis to create a waste-free world, from our everyday consumer choices to systemic, legislative solutions. The panel discussion will run from 11:00 am -12:00 pm on Saturday, November 14. Register for this free, virtual event on Zoom to receive a link to view the film prior to the event.
Create and Make Workshop – Cook Along Spanish Tapas
Saturday, November 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
​Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Online Workshop
Learn to make two famous Spanish tapas dishes, Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelet) and Gamabás al Ajillo (shrimp with garlic) from Culinary Institute of America-trained chef Tiago Freitas. ¡Buen Provecho! Fee course, registration required.
Nerd Culture Club: Adult Comic Book
Tuesday, November 17, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
KCLS Online Event -For ages 17 and up
Although teenagers can attend with parent/guardian permission.
Join Nerd Culture Club as we discuss Batman: White Knight (Deluxe Edition). Registration required.
“Caws” for Excitement: The Crows of UW Bothell
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event - For adults
From fall through early spring, over 15,000 crows from all over the region commute to the UW Bothell campus every night. UW Bothell Assistant Professor Douglas Wacker will speak about this phenomenon as well as his ongoing research on crow vocal communication.
Create and Make Workshop – Zine Making
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
​Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Online Workshop
​Zines (pronounced “zeens”) have a deep history as part of underground art scenes and countercultural movements and are a great way to connect with your community. Local digital artist and printmaker Mercer Hanau guides you through the process of conceptualizing and creating your own zine using an exciting variety of materials. Bonus add-on! Do you want to add the Create and Make Wrap-Up Happy Hour with Alysha Westlake for only $5? Performer, writer, comedian, and all-around awesome person Alysha Westlake will show you how to bring happy hour home with delicious Moscow mules and munchies. You can add the Wrap-Up Happy Hour to your ticket when checking out. Registration required.
Planning for the Holidays
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00– 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event- For teens and adults
Presented by Hopelink . Learn tips to financially prepare for the holiday season. Overspending doesn’t have to be part of your holiday plans. This holiday season is going to be different as we adjust to virtual or smaller gatherings, new shopping experiences and creative gift-giving. Explore ways you can prepare with a Hopelink Financial Coach.
Constructing Family Portraits from Torn Paper
Thursday, November 19, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCLS Online Event- Family program, all ages welcome
Presented by Trish Brownlee, licensed art teacher November is a great time to celebrate families and friendships! Join a playful art activity that can be done by everyone! Check online for materials list and registration information.
Barely Tolerable Tales, Friday
November 20, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
KCLS Online Event -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.
Aging Well Learning Community
Saturday, November 21, 10:15 am – 12:30 pm
KCLS Online Event
We are an open learning community dedicated to aging well with consciousness, courage, and contribution. The group meets every third Saturday of the month at 10:15 am via Zoom. Contact Nancy Walton-House at least 24 hours before the meeting at for information on the discussion topic and to join the meeting.
Music Kahoot! Trivia
Tuesday, November 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
KCLS Online Event -For teens and adults.
Join KCLS online for Kahoot! Trivia, every Tuesday evening starting November 10th through November 24th. This week we will be doing Music trivia! Music and artists across various genres will be epresented, including Pop/Hip Hip, R&B, Country, and much more! 
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