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.

Indoor Photography Workshop - Thursday, January 18

Are you interested in learning how to take stunning photographs? In this day and age, there is no shortage of great digital cameras all around us, but making images that stand out from the crowd still requires years of learning and practice.

Local professional photographer Arnab Banerjee (www.arnab-banerjee.com) will host a free photography workshop in the meeting room at Richmond Beach Library on January 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come join us to learn how to use your camera to its full potential, how to start thinking like a professional photographer and creative artist and how to start creating amazing images. Banerjee will illustrate various photography techniques using a slideshow and possibly a hands-on indoor photo session.

This is an indoor classroom-based workshop--you don't need to have or bring a camera or equipment. You can either be a beginner photographer or someone who has been taking photos for awhile; there will be something for all to learn and an opportunity to ask questions. Class size limited to 25 people. There is no cost for this class, but you must register in advance.

You may register online here:   

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

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.

Treat your sweetheart to a fun evening and support the local economy! The cost for this incredible evening is $70 per person (includes all food, beverages, service, tax and RBCA donation). Register now to reserve your place before it sells out.

You may register online here:   

Outdoor Photo Walk - Saturday, March 24

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: