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May 23, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 23, 24 & 31

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, May 31.

“Furniture, boutique items, tools, men and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys will all be for sale at low, low prices! You don’t want to miss out!”


  • Friday May 23rd 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 24th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday May 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burien Community Church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien, across from Gregory Heights Elementary School.

For more information, visit or call 206-243-1623.

Start: May 23, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 23, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 17, 2014

Soroptomist Club’s ‘Cards for a Cause’ will be Saturday, May 17 at Burien Elks Lodge


Have a great time and support a great cause at the same time at the annual “Cards For A Cause” on Saturday, May 17 at the Burien Elks Lodge.

This “fun”draiser is sponsored by Soroptimist Int’l of Seattle South, a club that supports Highline Community College Women’s Programs & WorkFirst Services, as well as Hospitality House in Burien.

The poker tournament costs $40 and general admission is just $25, and includes a buffet dinner generously donated by the Mark Restaurant & Bar.

We will also have blackjack and craps tables, a fabulous silent auction and great prizes for the poker tournament..and The Delridge Boys will be playing!

The Burien Elks Lodge is located at 4006 1st Ave South.

Start: May 17, 2014 5:00 pm
End: May 18, 2014 12:00 am
Venue: Burien Elks Lodge
4006 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

May 10, 2014

Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ by leaving food for your Mail Carrier this Saturday


This Saturday, May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will collect food donations at residents’ mailboxes in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger.

According to Highline Area Food Bank Director Mike Werle, this is one of the bigger – and most effective – local food drives in the region.

To help, all you have to do is put non-perishable food in one of the blue plastic bags left at your mailbox and set it out your mailbox for pickup Saturday.

Here are more facts:

  • The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a nationwide effort that provides food to local food banks and pantries. Food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance, especially in the summer months when children are out of school.
  • The nation’s 175,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at the mailboxes of generous Americans in more than 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger-relief organizations.
  • The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. In 2012, generous Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food, which marked the ninth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected.

Wonder what foods are great to donate to the food drive? Here are a few non-perishable food items requested by food banks:

  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meals such as soups, chili, pasta
  • 100% juice
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned protein – tuna, chicken, turkey
  • Beans – canned or dry

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit or, and follow the food drive at

Date: May 10, 2014
Venue: Your Mailbox!
WA, United States

May 7, 2014

REMINDER: Eat well and help local charities at ‘Burien Bites’ Wednesday night!


REMINDER: The third annual ‘Burien Bites’ – a food-centric fundraiser that benefits local charities – will take place TONIGHT – Wednesday, May 7, from 4 – 9 p.m.

The cost is $5 for Adults, with Kids under 18 free.

This homegrown event, created by HomeTask, allows people the opportunity to visit multiple restaurants for a bite to benefit local charities, including:

  • Highline Schools Foundation
  • New Futures
  • YETI
  • Highline Food Bank
  • HomeTask Cares Foundation

“We are always trying to find new ways to help the community and organizing Burien Bites is a fantastic way for people to have fun and be generous towards those who need our help,” said HomeTask CEO Jerrod Sessler. “It also brings our community together which is all about the people together building relationships.”

Here are the details:

WHAT: Burien Bites

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; *check-in starts at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Various restaurants throughout Burien!

INFO: The bite will run from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (check-in starts at 4 p.m.), with an after and awards party at HomeTask from 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

REGISTER: Event registration fee is $5 per person, and guests can visit multiple local restaurants, where they can purchase a special bite for $5.

Pre-register at

Start: May 7, 2014 4:00 pm
End: May 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: HomeTask
611 SW 152nd, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 6, 2014

‘GiveBIG’ to Highline Schools Foundation Tuesday and get a free taco and beer!

If you ‘GiveBIG’ to the Highline Schools Foundation at The Tin Room Bar in Olde Burien on Tuesday, May 8, you’ll receive a FREE taco and beer!

Just drop by anytime between 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, make a donation with one of the volunteers on hand, and you’ll receive a free taco and beer in exchange for your generosity.

Also, enjoy LIVE MUSIC from San Juan (aka Kyle Andrews) – a 2010 Highline High School grad and talented adult alternative rock musician. San Juan’s music has gained incredible popularity in Seattle and beyond!As he works on the release of his latest album, Horizons, San Juan is generously donating his time to help raise funds for Highline Schools Foundation. That rocks!

The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.

Start: May 6, 2014 4:00 pm
End: May 6, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Help local charities – GiveBIG & Dine Out for Hunger on Tuesday, May 6

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give to non-profit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all, and it’s coming Tuesday, May 6.

When you donate on May 6, the Foundation will stretch your donation, using a pool of matching funds, to make your dollars supporting these local charities go further. As long as you have an internet connection (or access to the internet on your mobile phone), you can participate!

Check to see if your favorite nonprofit is listed to participate in the event. If they are, then plan to donate during GiveBIG on May 6!

Here are some local non-profits you can GiveBIG to – just click on a link for more info:

Several fabulous White Center restaurants will host “Dine Out for Hunger” events by donating a portion of their proceeds on May 6 to the White Center Food Bank. Grab a friend, a colleague, or a family member and head out on May 6 burgers at Zippy’s, pizza at Proletariat, dinner and drinks at Company, ice cream at Full Tilt, or pub fare at Mac’s Triangle Pub.

Look for White Center Food Bank staff board members at these locations, and come say hello!

Date: May 6, 2014

May 3, 2014

Glendale Lutheran School holding 5th annual Arts & Crafts Fair May 3

Glendale Lutheran School will be holding its 5th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair (just in time for Mother’s Day) on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Glendale Lutheran School is located at 13455 2nd Ave SW.

Start: May 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Glendale Lutheran School
13455 2nd Ave SW, Burien, WA, United States

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 3


The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th Street.

“Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Community Art Center gather to sell their handmade wares,” reads an announcement. “Come to this amazing sale to find hundreds of items such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, jewelry, planters, and more!”

Come early for the best selection.

Cash or checks accepted.

More info at, or call 206-988-3700.

Start: May 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Moshier Art Center
Phone: 206-988-3700
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

Parkside Garden Club Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 3

The annual Parkside Garden Club Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Albertson’s Five Corner parking lot, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“This is our biggest fundraiser and proceeds are used to fund our projects, scholarships and contests,” reads an announcement. “It is a great function and loads of fun.”

For more information, visit

The Five Corners Albertson’s is located at 15840 1st Ave South.

Start: May 3, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Albertson's Parking Lot
15840 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

April 19, 2014

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?


Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the Plank’ at Mt. Rainier Pool Saturday, April 19?

Each participant is prepared to walk fully clothed off the Mount Rainier Pool diving board if their supporters pledge the most money to help support swim lesson scholarships for disadvantaged youth – to vote online, click here.

Their efforts are in response to statistics that show eight people drown in Southwest King County last year, four of them within the City of Des Moines. The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District Board of Commissioners determined it was time to act.

“Our job is to promote aquatics within the community. It became obvious with the release of those figures that we need to focus on water safety in general,” Commission President Gene Achziger said.

“We could just teach people about water safety, but swim lessons are the number one deterrent to drowning,” Achziger said. “But swim lessons can be expensive for those with little income so we’re raising money to help disadvantaged youth learn to swim.”

Billed as “Walk the Plank for Kids,” the campaign involves the public voting at $1 per vote which public official will be “forced” take the walk. Voting will be both online and in person at Mount Rainier Pool’s observance of April Pools Day on April 19. April Pools Day is a nationwide promotion of water safety.


Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan, Police Chief George Delgado and King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove will be joined by Des Moines city councilmembers Melissa Musser, Jeanette Burrage and Jeremy Nutting, plus Normandy Park City Councilwoman Stacia Jenkins, Des Moines Municipal Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan, Des Moines Harbormaster Joe Dusenbury and Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District President Gene Achziger in the competition.

The Walk the Plank ceremony will be the highlight of a five-hour water safety exposition that includes two sessions of demonstrations, two open swims, an Easter Egg Hunt and raffles for life jackets and free pool parties. There will be food vendors as well as marine touch tanks staffed by Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology Center.

Oh yeah, there will be free fish, too.

“Each person who shows up and has parental permission can get a free fish from Midway Tropical Fish and Pet,” Achziger added. “We’d like to see all of the kids in the community able to swim like fish.”

Achziger called the level of community participation “overwhelming.”

“It’s truly inspiring to see how enthusiastically these participants have jumped in. They understand the critical need to teach kids how to swim,” he said. “You’d expect some of them to say walking the plank is undignified for a public official, but I’m reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s quote: ‘No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.’ ”

The pool district has teamed up with South King Fire and Rescue to sponsor the event, along with several vendors and organizations. Other sponsors include: Schwan’s Ice Cream, Freedom Snacks, Normandy Park Market, Odd Fellows Lodge 305, Underwater Sports and Des Moines Animal Control.

“We’re looking at two sessions. The first begins at noon with water safety demonstrations and a free open swim,” Achziger said. “The intermission will include the Walk the Plank event and be followed by a second round of demonstrations capped with a free swim.”

“Plus, it’s the day before Easter and we’ll have an in-pool egg hunt with prizes. But hopefully the biggest prize will be a water-safer community,” he said.

Mount Rainier Pool is located at 22722 19th Ave South in Des Moines; (206) 824-4722.

Start: April 19, 2014 2:30 pm
End: April 19, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Mount Rainier Pool
Phone: (206) 824-4722
22722 19th Ave South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

March 28, 2014

Discover Burien’s annual Awards Dinner will be Friday night, March 28

The annual Discover Burien ‘Best of Burien’ awards and dinner will be held on Friday, March 28 at the Burien Community Center.

“You’re invited to rub elbows with Burien’s community and business leaders, all while supporting the nonprofit service organization, Discover Burien, at its annual fundraiser and awards dinner event, the ‘Best of Burien: Building a Healthy Community One Business at a Time,'” reads an announcement.

The event will take place Friday, March 28, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW in Burien.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Discover Burien office located at 427 SW 152nd Street in Burien. Tickets include dinner and drinks and are $35 for Discover Burien Members or $45 for non-members. The dinner is an opportunity to sample food from a variety of Burien restaurants. You will also have an opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction items ranging from theatre tickets to gift certificates. All proceeds from the event will benefit Discover Burien and support their mission to create and sustain a thriving and vibrant community in Burien.

This is the organization’s only fundraiser and is an opportunity to recognize dedicated community members who have made a real difference in Burien.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey to choose the recipients of these community awards; Discover Burien is now proud to announce this year’s awards recipients”:

  • Educator of the year: Nancy Sparks, teacher at Gregory Heights Elementary School
  • Best Burien Restaurant: Black Zia Cantina
  • Best Burien Beverage: Margarita at Black Zia Cantina
  • Exemplary Service Award: Nancy Sparks
  • Charity of the Year: Transform Burien
  • Public Servant of the Year: Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor, City of Burien
  • Audacious Innovator: B-Town BEAT music and art walk
  • Burien Hero: Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien board president
  • Jeff Kearney Award: Tanner Pempeit
  • Business Leader of the Year: Lynda Isernio, Sterling Savings Bank

For more information please visit or call (206) 433-2882.

Start: March 28, 2014 6:00 pm
End: March 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: (206) 433-2882
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 16, 2014

Cove to Clover fundraising 5K run returns to its Celtic Roots Sunday, March 16

Cove to Clover Classic – the area’s highlander 5K race coming Sunday, March 16 – begins at the base of an incline affectionately known as “Snake Hill,” triumphantly ascends to stunning views of Puget Sound and the music of a Highland bagpiper, and boasts 3 beer gardens and live music at the finish line – all while supporting local charities.

This sixth annual event has gone from charity run to family festival and back again; it’s a staple to runners in the Highline and surrounding areas and a test piece for regional runners.

“We are getting back to our roots this year by offering the classic 5K that we launched in 2009 (no 10K or Half this year),” said race organizer John Nelson. “We are aligning again with St. Patrick’s day and pouring all the Irish back into the event; the pain remains the same.”

There’s also the Wee Race, a 1-mile fun run, for young runners and families who aren’t quite ready to “Beat the Snake”. Race Day registration as well as finish line and post-race festivities will be held in Olde Burien at the Southgate Masonic Lodge, located at 1004 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166 in Burien.

Race Weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 14th

  • Pub Crawl

Sunday, March 16th

  • 5K Race Start @ 12:00pm
  • Wee Race Start @ 1:00pm

Participants can register online by visiting and take advantage of the Early Bird rate.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the 2014 event. For details, please email

Here’s a map:


Cove to Clover is an official 501(c)3 umbrella charity which distributes all proceeds to a number local charities including the Highline Area Food Bank, the Hospitality House and Highline District Schools. The organization is very lean, run completely by passionate volunteers, so you can make a positive impact on the community while you suffering on the course.

Start: March 16, 2014 12:00 pm
End: March 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Community Club
1500 Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

March 15, 2014

Burien Eagles’ ‘Western Night’ fundraiser for Hospitality House is March 15


The Burien Eagles will be holding a “Western Night” fundraiser on Saturday, March 15, with dinner, music, raffles and even an ‘Outlaw Jail.”

“Put on a cowboy hat and boots, dance the boot scoot’n boogie with ‘8 Second Ride,’ reads an announcement.

This is a fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House, and is open to the public.

F.O.E Burien #3523 is located at 920 SW 150th Street.

Start: March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
End: March 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Burien Eagles
920 SW 150th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 14, 2014

Crawl before you run at the ‘Cove to Clover’ Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14


What better way to prepare for the March 16 “Cove to Clover Classic” 5k fundraiser run than by crawling in the benefit Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14?

That’s right – there just isn’t a better way, so be sure to mark your calendars for 5 p.m.+ on Friday, March 14 for what is sure to make a “great excuse for your poor upcoming performance on Snake Hill…

Crawl Fee (100% goes to charity):

Crawlers recieve:

  • Official Crawl Bib #
  • Drink and food specials at official crawl stops
  • Post Crawl Bash Access
  • Entered in door prize drawing at the Post Crawl Bash

Keep in mind also that you need not drink alcohol at every pub – you can just ask to get your passport stamped. Also, please consider using a Designated Driver!


  • Registration/packet pickup 5-8 p.m. at The Tin Room Bar (923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien)
  • Collect stickers at official stops (collect 4 to qualify for the door prize drawing)
  • Enjoy crawler only, drink and food specials and entertainment
  • Return to the Tin Room by 11 p.m. for door prize drawing

Here are the details:

WHAT: The annual Cove to Clover Pub Crawl!

WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014, 5 p.m. + with prizes awarded at The Tin Room at 11 p.m.

WHERE: Starts & ends: The Tin Room Bar, 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

COST: $10 in advance online (, $15 at the door (registration from 5-8 p.m.)

PRIZES: Door prizes will be provided by each location. Drawing for all door prizes will take place at The Tin Room at 11 p.m.


  • Tin Room (sponsor)
  • 913 (sponsor)
  • The Mark (sponsor)
  • Black Zia Cantina
  • Mick Kelly’s
  • Elliott Bay Brewery
  • Bison Creek Pizza
  • Hobnobber
  • Elmer’s Pub


Start: March 14, 2014 5:00 pm
End: March 14, 2014 11:50 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 8, 2014

Get down at 70’s Disco Party to help raise money for Autism on March 8


A ’70’s Disco’ themed fundraiser for Autism Awareness will be held at Burien Eagles on March 8.

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m.

The theme is ’70s night and there will be a costume contest and dance contest.

There will also be raffles.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Burien Eagles is located at 920 SW 150th Street.

Start: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm
End: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Burien Eagles
920 SW 150th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States