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 email@example.com or (206) 542-9147 with your ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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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."
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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.
Get the poster (11x14 pdf)