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.


Young Adult Social - Saturday, Feb. 10

Hey next generation Richmond Beachers! Get a sitter and join us for a mixer at the Cabin Tavern! Meet other young adults in this great community, find out some great things Richmond Beach has to offer and learn about the new winery, Virtue Cellars, owned and operated by a young couple in Richmond Beach. There will be prizes for the newest neighbor to Richmond Beach, the person who has been in the neighborhood the longest and a surprise category.

RBCA will provide snacks; drinks are on you. Food from the Cabin's two-page menu will be available for purchase. Event age is 21 to 45. If you are planning on coming, please email RBCA Board Member Bryce Hansen at boardmember4@richmondbeachwa.org. RSVP not required just helpful for the Cabin staff.

When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cabin Tavern, 19322 Richmond Beach Drive
Why: Why not?


Beach Eats: Made in Richmond Beach - Sunday, Feb. 11
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Registration for this event is now full. Scroll down for a March Beach Eats event that is still available.

February is a month for romance, and RBCA has the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special person in your life. We’ve teamed up with Streetzeria, 1857 NW 195th Street, to bring you a unique dinner featuring food and wine from local merchants. Join us on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Up to 24 guests will be seated at tables of four. Grab some friends and sign up as a group or come as a couple or solo and make new friends.

The meal will start with Antipasti paired with a 2014 Tact Red Blend from Virtue Cellars Winery (Kevin and Kathryn Mueller of Richmond Beach). Next course—salad, featuring organic micro arugula, house made buratta and toasted Oregon hazelnuts mixed with smoked olive oil and solera balsamic vinegar from Cascade Fusion (Bob and Kris Fordice of Richmond Beach) and paired with a 2015 Sincerity Syrah (Virtue Cellars Winery). The main course will feature house made SousVide Honey Glazed Pork Belly with Roasted Salmon from Bristol Bay Salmon (Robert and Tierna Buchmyer of Innis Arden) and Sautéed Savoy Cabbage. Finish off this fabulous meal with Lemon Ricotta featuring house made ricotta with Rainy Day Bees Richmond Highlands Honey, coffee roasted in Richmond Beach (Seashore Mini Mart) and house made limoncello.

Representatives from some of the local businesses whose products are featured in this dinner will be present to talk about their food or wine.


Yoga Class - Wednesday, March 7

Join your neighbors and make new friends in a yoga session designed to revitalize your body and calm your mind through gentle stretching, breathing and movement with an emphasis on core strengthening and relaxation. Instructor is a resident of Richmond Beach and has been practicing and teaching yoga to all levels in the Seattle area for over 25 years.

The class will be held on Wednesday, March 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Richmond Beach Library, located at 19601 21st Avenue NW.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. Class size limited to 12 people. There is no cost for this class, but you must register in advance.

You may register online here:   
    

Beach Eats: Tour of Cultural Cuisine at 4-Corners - Thursday, March 22

What better way to meet your neighbors than to share a meal and conversation! RBCA has put together another fantastic food tour to explore the cultural foods offered in the business district where the four neighborhoods of Hillwood, Innis Arden, Richmond Beach and Richmond Highlands intersect. This adventure in eating takes place on Thursday, March 22.

Beach House Greetings

The progressive dinner will start with wine and cheeses from around the world at Beach House Greetings. This unique gift shop is also home to the local USPS contract unit. Guests will enjoy 10% off any purchases made at Beach House Greetings during the event.

Kevin Mueller, owner of Virtue Cellars, a small family winery located in Richmond Beach, will be pouring tastes of three of its hand crafted Washington State wines—Tact Red Blend, Sincerity Syrah and Fortitude Bordeaux style blend. Attendees will receive a 15% discount coupon on future purchases from the winery.

As a special treat, local celebrity Lamont Thomas will be on site to sign copies of his book, The Running Miracle: The Story of a Young Man’s Determination to Overcome a Crippling Childhood Injury.

Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina

The next stop will take you to Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina (formerly Puerto Bonito), a family owned restaurant with two additional locations on the Eastside. Here you will sample the Guadalajara-style cuisine featuring pollo ala crema, butter garlic shrimp, rice and beans, while sipping a frosty margarita from the bar.

The Greek Kitchen

Last stop on this tantalizing tour is at The Greek Kitchen, a family owned restaurant serving authentic fresh Greek food and pastries. Enjoy a Greek platter that includes rice, beef and lamb or chicken gyro meat, salad, hummus, dolma, pita and baklava.

Registration

Grab some friends or come solo and meet new friends! Choose a start time of either 6:30 or 7:15 p.m. The groups are limited to 20 people each (must be 21 years or older to participate). Each group will spend 45 minutes at each venue. RBCA is pleased to offer this sensational event for only $45 per person (includes all food, beverages specified, service, tax and RBCA donation). Additional beverages may be purchased at cost from the restaurants. Sign up and pay online here. Food tours are popular activities and tend to fill up quickly, so don’t delay!

You may register online here:   
    

Outdoor Photo Walk - Saturday, March 24

Registration is now full, but you may sign up for a wait list.

If you always wanted to learn photography but never had the time or opportunity, think about joining the photo walk with local professional photographer Arnab Banerjee (www.arnab-banerjee.com) on Saturday, March 24, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Meet at the restrooms in the lower parking lot of the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. Banerjee will lead a walk through the park and help you understand the process and thinking behind making stunning images, how to see like a photographer, how to analyze light and a scene and how to use various components to construct a meaningful and artistic composition for your images.

Participants should be able to walk one to two hours on level paths or on the beach. You should have a decent camera (DSLR or mirrorless or a compact with manual control) and a passion to learn to enjoy this workshop. Class size limited to eight people. There is no cost for this class, but you must register in advance.

You may register online here: