Non-stop fun at Richmond Beach Celebration

Monday, April 29, 2013

Four Great Events in one Lively Neighborhood

Photo by Drew Delgado

Saturday, May 11, noon to 5:00 p.m. 
Richmond Beach Community Park 
Next to the library at 2201 NW 197th Street 
Sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association
and City of Shoreline 

Sensational Entertainment 

Five! (5!) outstanding bands from in and around Shoreline will keep the music comin' all afternoon at the Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival, Saturday, May 11, on the famed Showmobile stage. 

Noon: The illustrious Portage Bay Big Band, the area's hardest working band and a huge festival fan favorite, returns to Richmond Beach with all the classic big band tunes, played the way they were meant to be played! Dancing welcome! 

1:00 p.m.: We're privileged to have the Scott Lindenmuth Trio come down from Edmonds. Guitarist Lindenmuth has been one of the Pacific Northwest's greatest instrumentalists across of number of genres for many years, but it's this jazz-rock fusion group that is most famous. Prepare for a great sonic adventure! 

2:00 p.m.: Pianist Ashley Durant is a bright new local star. She and her group, the Delta Beat, play the blues, boogie woogie and a touch of zydeco to keep things jumpin'! 

3:00 p.m.: Richmond Beach natives Quarter Past 8 return with their delightful classic rock. This group, featuring award-winning songwriter Cat Henderson, is celebrating a new CD release! 

4:00 p.m.: Call the Wiretappers classic country, dancehall honky-tonk, juke joint music, Western Swing, bluegrass or what-you-will, they're the most fun to be had on strings for a hund'erd miles. 

The best outdoor sound on the planet will once again be provided by Point Source. Entertainment at the Strawberry Festival is supported by a Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Community Project Award and made possible by the generosity of the artists themselves. 

Fabulous Food

If the entertainment doesn’t whet your appetite, the food offerings will certainly get you salivating! All the food vendors are from the Richmond Beach area to give you a taste of their specialties. 

Richmond Beach Community Association: RBCA will be featuring its signature Strawberry Shortcake (freshly baked shortcake from Edmonds Bakery and fresh, juicy strawberries smothered in whipped cream), along with a variety of beverage choices, including Italian sodas, and candy. 

Jinju Korean Restaurant: Owner of the former Pizza Mia restaurant, Mickey Min, remodeled and reopened the restaurant around the first of the year with a new cuisine. She will be introducing guests to Korean fare, including Bulgogi (thinly sliced beef rib eye marinated in Bulgogi sauce) and Bibimbap (rice topped with assorted vegetables, meat and egg). Be adventuresome—it’s delicious! 

Full Moon Thai Cuisine: Full Moon is back again with its ever popular Pud Thai Noodles, Deep Fried Veggie Spring Rolls, Fresh Veggie Salad Rolls and many other traditional Thai dishes to tantalize your taste buds. 

Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine: If it’s Chinese food you crave, try some of Flying Dragon’s BBQ Pork Buns, Crab Rangoon or General Tao’s Chicken. You won’t be disappointed! 

Puerto Bonito Mexican Restaurant: For those hungering after something other than Asian food, head south of the border for the best Mexican cuisine around, including Arros con Pollo, Steak Mexicano and Chicken Carnitas. New to the area, Puerto Bonito prides itself on good food and friendly service. 


Activities for kids include face painting, art projects, a chalk mural on the east wall of the park, field games, a bounce house and an inflatable maze. And, of course, there is always the playground! 

Representatives from the Shoreline Police Department will be present with equipment to explore and other kid-friendly activities. 

Get an up-close look at fire and emergency medical vehicles, safety demonstrations and a visit with Sable the Safety Dog courtesy of Shoreline Fire Department. 

A walking tour of historic Richmond Beach led by Vicky Stiles of the Shoreline Historical Museum will begin at 1:00 p.m. Meet in front of the library. 

The City of Shoreline will present general City information for the public. 

Save Richmond Beach will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about Point Wells. 

Sign up for tickets to the second annual 4-Corners Brewfest hosted by on Saturday, August 10, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Innis Arden Clubhouse. 

See this site for details on the special strawberry plant treasures hidden at various event locations. 

Don’t miss a minute of the fun! For more information, contact Sheri Ashleman

Friday, May 10, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW 
Sponsored by Friends of the Richmond Beach Library 

Friends of the Richmond Beach Library will be hosting its 47th annual Art Show at the Richmond Beach Library. Features handcrafted items including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography and original art. Come meet local artists on Friday night to quartet music provided by Shorewood High School. For more information, contact Julie Vaughn at 321-1934 or Richmond Beach Library at 546-3522. 

Saturday, May 11 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW 
Sponsored by Richmond Beach Rehab 

Richmond Beach Rehab will be hosting its annual Classic Car Show. Friends, neighbors and car enthusiasts are invited to visit the rehab to view one of the best displays of cars of yesteryear around. Enjoy live music by The Gentlemen Callers (classic rock) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For general information, contact Sandi Sweeters at 546-2666 or visit this website. For Car Show information, contact Ken Morken at 782-7171. 

Friday, May 10, to Sunday, May 12 
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
20312 15th Avenue NW 
Sponsored by Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden will be hosting its 26th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Held each year since 1987, the Garden’s spring sale features a wide selection of native plants and unusual exotics that are well suited for northwest gardens. Enjoy free tours of the Garden, family activities and container gardening seminars. For more information, see Kruckeberg.


Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be available on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 1512 NW 195th. Guests are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Richmond Beach residents are encouraged to walk or carpool, if possible. Visit the website for details or follow the signs which will be posted.


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