RBCA Special Events

Find Creative Ways
to Meet Your Neighbors

RBCA offers small group gatherings to help residents meet others in the community who share common interests. Neighbors have participated in yoga classes, a cooking class, a board game activity, a wine tasting, several bike rides and a couple food tours of Richmond Beach restaurants.
What talent or interest do you have that others might share and lend themselves to a fun group activity? Would you be willing to help plan a small gathering of neighbors in order to meet people that share your passion?
Contact Sheri Ashleman at execdirector@richmondbeachwa.org or (206) 542-9147 with your ideas.

Travel Photography Class - Saturday, June 2

RBCA is offering a Travel Photography Class taught by Marc Weinberg (Innis Arden resident for 14 years) on Saturday, June 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the meeting room at the Richmond Beach Library. This class is free of charge, but you must register in advance.

This Travel Photography Class taught by Marc Weinberg will contain his 40 years of international travel experience to well over 100 countries. His advice on how to prepare for a major international trip will give you all the tools necessary for your adventure whether overseas or domestic. Weinberg will cover planning a year out as well as the last minute things. Look forward to a peek inside not only his camera bag, but also his checked and carry-on baggage to learn what works best. Of course there will be photography tips, but expect to dive into subjects like visas, passports, insurance, medicines, vaccinations, laptop editing and storage, group travel versus solo and much more. We'll talk about wildlife, culture, street and architectural photography. Bring your questions for a lively group discussion.

Most of Weinberg's images can be viewed on Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/marc_weinberg). Since June of 2017, because of his travel schedule, he has been posting images to Instagram where you can find him by searching for "barleek9."

Class size will be limited to 40 people. You may register online here:   

Pop Up Picnic - date to be announced

Some summer evening from 5:00 p.m. to dusk
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Pop up dinners originated 30 years ago in Paris with Diner en Blanc, an experience aimed at celebrating the city's beautiful public spaces. Now events take place throughout the world where guests gather at a secret location with the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with friends at the heart of one of their city's most beautiful locations.

RBCA is planning a more casual version of this dining experience tailored especially for Richmond Beachers. The location isn't a secret, but the date is unknown because of our unpredictable Northwest weather. Sometime this summer, when the weather forecast appears favorable, RBCA will announce through various media, with about three days notice, a "Pop Up Picnic" at the Saltwater Park beach from 5:00 p.m. to dusk. Guests can bring their own food or order a "picnic special" from a variety of participating restaurants in the area. RBCA will be handing out free beach toys; and later in the evening, there will be a fire in the beach shelter fire pit providing there is no fire ban in effect. Pickers are welcome to bring their guitars!

To ensure you receive notice of this last-minute event, sign up to get on RBCA’s email list, follow Richmond Beach Community Association on Facebook, check back here, or be on the lookout for signage.

Join your friends and neighbors for a mass picnic at one of the most beautiful locations in the Pacific Northwest that also happens to be in our own backyard! Eat local. Live local.