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News for Neighborhoods - November 2019

Post Date:10/31/2019 1:48 pm

Friday Afternoon at the Movies, Friday, November 1, 1-2:30 pm
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE
Hosted by Scarecrow Video, the Silver Cinema Project is an opportunity to enjoy and then discuss golden age Hollywood classics. This month we’re watching The Straight Story, a 1999 Disney film starring Richard Farnsworth as an elderly man who makes a long trek on his John Deere lawnmower to see his estranged brother in hopes of making amends.  All film buffs welcome!

Richmond Beach Neighborhood Walk, Saturday, November 2, 10 am
Meet at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th Street
Walk through the Richmond Beach neighborhood with a side visit to the Kruckeberg Garden. Learn more about this and other Shoreline Walks opportunities.

Dia de Muertos Family Celebration, Saturday, November 2, 6 – 9 pm
Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th Street
Join your neighbors and friends this Dia de Muertos for live music by Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana and traditional dance by Baile Folklore Colibri.  There will be a community altar with photos and ofrenda.  Please plan to add to the altar by bringing photos of loved ones, and any other items you would like. More information about the event and sliding scale tickets online.

ICHS Information Session, Monday, November 4, 12 – 2 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Stop by and visit with an International Community Health Services (ICHS) Community Advocate for information on Free/Low Cost Health Services.

Meet the Author: Jeffrey D. Briggs, Thursday, November 7, 3 – 4 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Richmond Beach resident and author Jeffrey D. Briggs  will discuss his debut book, Out of the Cold Dark Sea, book one in the Seattle Waterfront Mystery series.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Thursday, November 7, 10 am – 11:30 am
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Join this three-part class to learn about entrepreneurial and small business principles. You will also get started on a pathway toward the Entrepreneurial and Small Business (ESB) certification. Presented by Jeff Levy, business coach and co-author of Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership.  Class meets on Thursday, November 7, 14, and 21.  Registration required.

Disaster Skills Training Workshop, Thursday, November 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
King County is prone to many hazards, and when one happens, many services we rely on will be overwhelmed. Residents need to be prepared to be self-sufficient during these times. Understanding of disaster skills is critical to being prepared.  This free workshop will provide an overview on hazards and certain skills needed after a disaster.  Presented by King County Emergency Management. Registration required.

Gardening for Health and Well-Being, Saturday, November 9, 1 – 4:30 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
Feeling a bit down with winter coming on?  It’s been scientifically proven that a healthy dose of nature helps everyone!  Get out of the house and join us for an afternoon among friends and neighbors learning just how essential nature and gardening are to our health and well-being.  Doors open at 1:00 PM.  Join Diggin’ Shoreline for free popcorn and cider, selected video shorts, giveaways and interactive opportunities for all ages.  Special Guest Zsofia Pasztor, founder of Farmer Frog, will speak at 2 pm.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion, Sunday, November 10, 2 – 4 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue North
The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group is a rich opportunity to meet neighbors and build community by reading and discussing books written from diverse perspectives. November's session will discuss the book Evicted by Matthew Desmond.

Veteran’s Day Celebration, November 11, 2 – 3 pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N
The Shoreline Veterans Association, with support from the Starr Sutherland, Jr. American Legion Post 227 and the City of Shoreline, will hold its annual Veterans Day Celebration honoring all U.S. military veterans. The event is open to the public. All veterans of any U.S. military service and all who want to honor their service are invited to this annual recognition event. A short program will be followed by refreshments.

Wisdom Cafe: The Invisibility of Aging, Tuesday, November 12, 2 - 3:30 pm 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Do you feel invisible or that you don't "count?"  Discuss the positives and challenges of not being noticed because of age, and how to stand out or be heard (when you want to). Facilitated by Dori Gillam, Board Chair, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Database Demos: Databases for Entertainment, Wednesday, November 13, 4 – 5:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Watch movies and documentaries, listen to music, read books and access audio content anytime, anywhere for free. Please join us to learn about the following services KCLS offers so that you can enhance your entertainment options this Winter! Drop-in. No appointment needed.

Almost Antiques Guild, Thursday, November 14, 2 – 3 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
If you like collecting and collectibles, this is the group for you! Bring something to show and tell, and hear about what others are collecting. Special Guest Speaker Colleen Weum – Vintage Postcards: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How in 25 Minutes! Co-sponsored by the Shoreline Historical Museum.

Neighborhood Community Meeting, Thursday, November 14, 6:30 – 8 pm
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, in the PUB
Shoreline Community College invites neighbors and all Shoreline residents for a fall conversation.  This is an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to College leadership.

Film Discussion: Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin, Thursday, November 14, 7 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Explore the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea and The Dispossessed, she defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature.  The film runs 68 minutes. Stay for an informal discussion after the film.

Volunteer for the first-ever Green Shoreline Day, Saturday, November 16
You’re invited to the first-ever Green Shoreline Day! Our Green Shoreline Day events will focus on planting the future forest of Shoreline and caring for our City’s parks at Hamlin Park, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, and Twin Ponds Park. Everyone can help! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. No experience is necessary to attend. We will provide tools, gloves, and the necessary training for the day, along with some light refreshments. Please make sure to sign up in advance.

Friends of the Richmond Beach Library Book Sale, Saturday, November 16, 10 am – 4 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Come to the annual Friends' Book Sale, the perfect holiday shopping event for book enthusiasts that supports your community library! For more information about the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library or the November Sale, visit

Duwamish Heritage Event, Saturday, November 16, 2 – 4 pm
City of Shoreline, 17500 Midvale Avenue North
Come celebrate and learn more about the history of the Duwamish, the indigenous tribe of this area.   This event incliudes a welcome ceremony by Ken Workman and traditional performance by Blake Shelafor, followed by a screening on the film Princess Angeline, and a Q and A with Edie Loyer Nelson, a Duwamish Tribal Member. 

Wisdom Café: Remember Me, Monday, November 18, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
What are three words or character traits that would describe you and that you'd like to be remembered for? If this is important to you, why? Is there anything you could do in the next five years to assure you are remembered for those traits?  Facilitated by Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Film Screening: The Public, Monday, November 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Join us for a free screening of The Public starring Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling and Christian Slater. A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night.  Note that The Public is screened at the Shoreline Library on Saturday, November 23, 2 – 4 pm.

Get Enrolled: Health Insurance and ORCA LIFT, Thursday, November 21, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Healthcare open enrollment starts November 1 and ends on December 15. Don't miss out! Get your insurance questions answered by a Navigator, get enrolled, and save on your transit fare with ORCA LIFT! Registration not required. First come, first served.

Student Afternoon Recital, Friday, November 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Shoreline Community College,16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Music Building (800)
The Student Afternoon Recital provides dedicated music students an opportunity to perform in a formal setting in front of their peers. Performers are chosen by their instructors to be in this debut recital. Everyone is welcome to attend this free concert.

Holiday Crafts Market, Saturday, November 23, 9 am – 4 pm
Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th Street
For one special day each year, just in time for the holidays, dozens of juried artisans transform two rooms of the Spartan Recreation Center into a festive gallery of handcrafted treasures and treats. Vendors can get registration information online.

Build a Robot Puppet Craft Workshop, Saturday, November 23, 2 – 4 pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Ages 8 and older, ages 6 to 7 with adult. Presented by Cheryl Hadley. Create your own robot rod puppet using a wide variety of materials. Rotate its head, move its arms and give it a unique voice and personality. No batteries required!  Please register beginning November 1.

Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month?  Writers, there is inspiration and support for you in Shoreline!
*The Richmond Beach Library offers informal “write-ins” with free Wi-Fi and a quiet space for NaNoWriMo participants:
Come Write In, all day on Fridays November 8, 22, and 29
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW

*Shoreline Community College is hosting free creative writing workshops for NaNoWriMo through the month.  All are taught by college instructors - so it's like getting a free college writing class.
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Room 4202 in the library.  Note that parking is free after 4 pm.

Simple Prompts to Start a Story, Wednesday November 6th, 5:30pm
This workshop with Gary Parks will involve you in fiction methods like writing voice, character development, and others to help you start your novel or story (or nurture one already started). Some easy techniques will be discussed that will let you get to the root of what your story is really about

Eavesdropping on Our Characters, Wednesday November 13, 5:30pm
The art of natural language in a novel’s dialogue can suspend a reader’s belief and make them feel like they are overhearing an important conversation. Michael Overa teaches this workshop in the style of Don DeLillo’s intimate and real sounding dialogue conversations.

Describing Characters, Wednesday November 20 6:00pm
Fleshing out the characters in your mind can be so challenging, but readers often say that the characters are the reason they read a story. Write memorable, unique characters with the skills you will learn in this workshop with Vince Barnes.  Avoid cliché, tropes, and stereotypes that objectify or marginalize certain readers.

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