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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 web page 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 our new web page

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

Newspaper Volunteer Needed

Graphic Designer needed for Richmond Beach Community News
Do you enjoy creating graphics, images, and art? Maybe you know of a student that is studying graphic design? Could one of your friends or neighbors be looking for a creative outlet? The RBCA is looking for a graphic designer to design ads for the newspaper. Use this opportunity for a future portfolio or strengthen your professional skills and join the team of enthusiastic volunteers who produce the monthly newspaper. The current designer will train through May. For more information contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape 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: ideaX Club Game On!,
Thursdays, July 2, 9 & 16, 1:00- 2:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Welcoming new players and veterans alike ages 10-17 who love playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch online! Choose from a variety of different characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, and many more as you test your racing skills through fun and challenging courses. Registration will take place 1 day before the event begins. Once you successfully register you will need to email the Librarian your Nintendo Switch friend code so that you can be added to the room in order to participate.  We will be playing in gran prix mode which consists of 4 different courses and repeat this until the hour is over. Email librarian at Also check both your inbox and spam folders for additional information.
Mask Distribution – Free
Thursday, July 2, 4:00 – 7 :00 pm
Shorewood High School Parking Lot, 17300 Fremont Avenue North

As part of the State’s effort to ensure everyone has access to face coverings, the City of Shoreline has received 16,000 masks for distribution. In partnership with the Shoreline Fire District, the Shoreline School District, and Public Health Seattle & King County, the City is offering a drive-through distribution site for Shoreline residents who do not have access to face coverings from other sources. There will be a limit of eight (8) masks per vehicle. Each vehicle will be asked to verify their neighborhood of residence. This event is limited to Shoreline residents. We ask that only those individuals in need who do not have access to face coverings from other sources to come to the drive-through site.
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're 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
Online: Explorastory! Kite Flight,
Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Ages 5 and older with adult. Supplies: paper, string, tape, straw, scissors, markers/crayons/colored pencils (optional). Let's go fly a kite! Make a simple paper kite as we explore STEM concepts through stories and hands-on activities. Registration required.
Online: I Did the DNA Test, Now What Do I Do?,
Wednesday, July 8, 7”00 – 8:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Have you tested your DNA through, 23andMe or another provider?  Now what do you do?  Claudia Breland, professional genealogist, will show how to interpret your ethnicity results, contact new-found relatives, and illustrate some cool tools to use for managing your matches. Find more about your family history, starting now! Registration required.
Online: Out Loud! A Story Time for Adults,
Fridays, July 10 &24, 11:00 am – Noon
KCLS Online Event

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. Registration required.
Online Wisdom Café: Pandemic Ponderings
Saturday, July 11, 10:30 am – Noon
KCLS Online Event

For older adults. What are some challenges you've found since we’ve been sheltering in place? Are there any things you might miss when things move back to a "new normal?" Have you learned anything about yourself through this? Wisdom Cafes invite groups of older adults to engage in intentional dialogues led by trained facilitators. Participants engage with others, are motivated to try new things, and are inspired by sharing life experiences. Please register.
Drive-In Movie – Night of the Living Dead,
Saturday, July 11, 8 – 11 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 now.
Online: Summer Crafting with Kids - Door Mural
Monday, July 13, 11:00 – 11:45 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: Plant-Based Cooking and the Prevention and Reversal of Diabetes
Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by Lisa Flowers, Holistic Health Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist and published author. Type 2 Diabetes is an epidemic in our country. It affects people from all walks of life, including our children. Come learn about the causes of and how to prevent and reverse Type 2 Diabetes through a Plant-Based Diet.
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, 1-3 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, 11-11:30 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 – 8 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.
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.
Mindfulness in the Garden,
Saturday, July 25, 8 am – 9 am, and 11 am – 12:30 pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

20312 15th Ave NW
While we slowly stroll through the garden, we will engage with our senses to open and deepen our connection to the wonder and healing power of nature. This class will utilize elements of mindfulness meditation and shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help ground and calm mind, body and spirit. Jessica Hancock, ND, is a naturopathic physician ( and co-teacher at Mindful in the Wild ( To ensure safety of guests and staff, participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly. Registration required. 
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 – 5 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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