Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Free job training classes at Shoreline Goodwill

Nov. 30, 2010
Registration for Shoreline Goodwill's FREE classes begins Dec. 13!
Students can learn valuable skills in computers, cashiering and English
Shoreline Goodwill's Job Training and Education Center, located at 14500 15th Avenue NE, will register people beginning Dec. 13 for free classes in the eight-week session that runs from Jan. 3 through Feb. 24, 2011.
To satisfy demand among people in the community, the center has added additional classes in basic computers and English. Even still, staff expects classes to fill up fast and reminds prospective students that sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The center will register students on the following days:
  • All computer classes: Dec. 13 and 14; 10 a.m.
  • Cashiering class: Dec. 20 and 21; 11 a.m.
  • All English classes: Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. (it is possible to register for English classes outside of these times. Contact the center directly for more information).
The center will offer the following classes:
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – These include basic and intermediate courses designed to accommodate a wide range of English skills.
o   Level 1: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
o   Level 2: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
o   Level 3: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Basic Computer Classes – Introductory courses for people with little or no computer experience.
o   Computer Fundamentals: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
o   Microsoft Word: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
o   Microsoft Excel: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Cashiering and Customer Service – Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Career Building Assistance – On Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m., instructors can help people with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interview practice and more.
For class availability and enrollment information, please call (206) 631-8460.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Turkey Day Fun Run in Richmond Beach

Turkey Day Fun Run Registration and T-Shirt Order

Deadline: November 5, 2010

The annual Turkey Day Fun Run through Richmond Beach will take place
Thanksgiving morning at the Saltwater Park. Forms to register and/or
pre-order T-shirts can be found at Spin Alley or by downloading the
form from the RBCA website at RichmondBeachWa.org.

More info: Events@RichmondBeachWA.org

Monday, November 1, 2010

Work Party at Ronald Bog Park this Saturday

From Dick Decker:

November is here along with heavier rain. The resident beaver has made
itself known again by falling a couple alder. We continue to wrap
fencing around our trees and have not lost one of them in two years.
Our hope is that Sat. 11/6/10 will be a little drier for our work
party from 9 to noon. We'll meet near the pony statues along N. 175th.
There is limited parking in the lot just east of the statues so we
encourage parking along Meridian. We'll continue to remove
blackberries, dig roots and plant native plants. We'll have some tools
and gloves but bring your favorites and join our party. Dress
appropriately for the weather. Hope to see you on Saturday.

Richmond Beach Off-Leash Area Opens Nov 1st

A note from ShoreDog:

Just a reminder that Richmond Beach off-leash area is opening November
1st. Like last year, the off-leash area is at the south end of
Richmond Beach. Please keep in mind that dogs must be on leash until
within the signed area of the beach. This year, enforcement of the
leash law outside both off-leash areas will be emphasized and
citations will be issued.

ShoreDog is a Washington State non-profit organization that supports
the creation of dog off-leash areas within Shoreline. As citizen
stewards supporting the Parks Department, ShoreDog is vital to the
success of our two sites, Shoreview Off-Leash Park and Richmond Beach
Saltwater Park.

ShoreDog is at ShoreDog.org