Burien’s New Community Center Hosting Open House This Saturday

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Burien’s new Community Center, which is located in the “old” library building at 14700 6th Ave SW, is hosting an Open House this Saturday, May 15th from 1pm – 3pm.

Remodeled at a cost of just under $1.5 million, this building will temporarily house Burien Parks’ offices, along with a community center, for three to five years, when plans call for a new community/senior center to be built at the “old” site (at SW 144th and 4th Ave. SW) – if the economy improves and if voters approve a bond issue to finance construction.

During Saturday’s Open House, there will be class demonstrations, raffles, hands-on activities, and complimentary snacks.

Also ready to be tested out is a a new play space for toddlers & preschoolers, as well as a “birthday party” area with an inflatable jumper toy. Other activities include creating your own batik flag, and seniors can play Bunco game or try out Wii bowling, and teens can check-out a new drop-in area.

As a bonus, if you register for a summer program while at this event, class fees will be discounted.

Burien's temporary new Community Center is located in the "old" library building. Try saying that quickly five times.

Here are the details of the Open House:

WHAT: Open House for Burien’s new Community Center.

WHEN: Saturday, May 15th from 1pm – 3pm.

WHERE: The “old” library building-turned-Community Center at 14700 6th Ave SW.

INFO: From a flier:

New Community Center Hosts Open House

An afternoon of festive activities and fun freebies is happening at the new Burien Community Center’s Open House on Saturday, May 15 from 1-3:00 pm.

Tour the newly-renovated facility, watch class demonstrations, enter raffles, enjoy hands-on activities, and snack on complementary food.  Bring toddlers & preschoolers to a new play space,  have the kids check-out a “birthday party” area with an inflatable jumper toy, or be creative  and create your own batik flag. Senior adults can enjoy a festive Bunco game or try out Wii bowling, and teens can check-out their new drop-in area.

Yoga, zumba, pilates, watercolor, senior fitness & chair yoga,  belly dancing, and ballet/tap class demonstrations will be happening in the Seahurst Room, which is the facility’s largest and also available for  community rentals of all kinds for lots of people. Booths set up in the Main Lobby will include information on soccer, dance, art history, computer instruction, massage, hypnosis, writers’ workshops and other current programs.

Fees will be discounted for those registering for summer programs while attending the event.  Burien businesses have donated gift baskets and other give-aways to be raffled off throughout the event.

The Community Center’s regular hours are Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 am-8:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. The facility is located at 14700 SW 6th Ave SW at the site of the former Burien Library.

For additional information call 206 988-3700 or www.burienparks.net.

Here’s a video preview of the center, courtesy Burien Parks:

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