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October 4, 2015

The Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser run will be Sunday, Oct. 4!

The 2015 Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser race will be Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 1 p.m. in Olde Burien!

This annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation.

The Burien Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5k and one mile race throughout the streets of Burien, followed by the best street party around…a Bavarian Fest, complete with beer gardens, live bands, pretzels, sausage, beer fraus, bouncy toys, food trucks, cavorting, carousing…and this year–featuring Manuela Horn–the Yodeling Dominatrix!

And the funnest fundraiser night around – the annual Pub Crawl – will be Friday night, Oct. 2, this year with Manuela Horn, our area’s own ‘Yodeling Dominatrix’ and ‘Oktoberfest Queen.’

Attention Highline Public Schools – win money for your school…it’s easy! When you register for the Brat Trot, enter your school when asked “please select your school affiliation” and your registration will be counted in our school registration drive! The top 3 schools with the most registrants win money for their school or PTSA!

The latest school registration drive standings are here:

Check back for updates! The school registration drive contest closes at 11:59 on Thursday, Oct. 1.

In order to help schools in our district with the resources they need — we’ve partnered some schools together so more schools benefit! The schools will be chosen on a rotating basis — so if your school isn’t a “partner school” this year – don’t worry — it will be in the coming years. We’re excited about the opportunity to help more schools. Thank you for your support!

2015 Partner Schools:

  • Marvista Elementary & Highline High School
  • St. Francis & and Shorewood Elementary
  • Cascade Middle School & Hazel Valley Elementary

If any of the above schools win 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize—then their partner school will win the same amount! Will both school’s registrations be counted in the drive? Yes, but individually. In other words, if Sylvester gets 10 registrations, they do not count in the St. Francis numbers, and vice-versa. St. Francis has to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd. If they do, both schools win prize awards.

A Family Registration discount is available for both the 5K and short course races and the Corporate Team Challenge is back this year for groups of 10 or more representing the same organization. Online only:

Be a Brat Trot Angel! Sponsor a student in need! Each year during our school competitions we encounter families with children who would love to run but cannot afford the registration fee or do not have adequate shoes to run in. You can be a Brat Trot Angel and sponsor a local child in need so they can run the race without worrying about the fee! Angel donations will be matched with kids in need living in our community. Only $35 to sponsor a child to run or $60 to sponsor 2 children to run. Make a donation at

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Here’s a clip of last year’s close finish, as shot by Scott Schaefer:

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If you were in last year’s race, check out this slow-mo video taken at the starting line – can you find yourself?

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View 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

2015 Sponsors! Look who is already IN!!

HMS Host

Dan The Sausageman

Recology CleanScapes

Start: October 4, 2015 1:00 pm
End: October 4, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Brat Trot
SW 152nd Street & 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 2, 2015

Burien Brat Trot Pub Crawl will feature Manuela Horn on Friday, Oct. 2


Kick-off the 2015 Burien Brat Trot with the funnest fundraiser night around – the annual Pub Crawl – on Friday night, Oct. 2, this year featuring Manuela Horn, our area’s own ‘Yodeling Dominatrix’ and ‘Oktoberfest Queen’!

The fun starts at the Tin Room Bar, where you can check in between 6 – 7 p.m., with a special performance by Manuela scheduled for 7 p.m.

Not your average Pub Crawl!
Gather your team of two or more, follow clues and scavenge through B-Town for awesome prizes! Buy your tickets online and save money! $15 per person online and $20 at the door.

New in 2015
$35 online (or $40 at the door) makes you a Pub Crawl VIP! Includes a free beer at the Tin Room, a cool Brat Trot Beanie, and more entries into the Pub Crawl raffle!  Woo Hoo!

Hey B-town! It’s time to register for the Burien Brat Trot Pub Crawl! Here’s how:

Go to

Click on the “online registration” tab select one of the following pub crawl options:

  • V.I.P. Pub CRAWLER: $35 in advance online thru 10/1
  • $40 at the door


  • A Burien Brat Trot Beanie!
  • A drink ticket redeemable at the Tin Room on Crawl Night!
  • Extra raffle entries for our awesome pub crawl prizes!
  • A pub crawl t shirt!
  • Challenges to endure at each crawl stop

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  • Check in at the Tin Room Bar between 6 and 7 p.m., where you will receive:
  • A pub crawl T-shirt (one per person – see sample below)
  • Your “crawling” orders! (where to go, how it works, etc.)
  • Teams can be as little as two people – no maximum.
  • The crawl starts and ends at the Tin Room, with a 7 p.m. start, and 10 p.m. finish.
  • Don’t miss the performance by Manuela Horn to kick off the Crawl at 7 p.m. at the Tin Room.
  • Please crawl responsibly!

Check out the 2015 Pub Crawl Shirt which is given out to all registered entrants:

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Here are the details:

WHEN: Friday, October 2nd, 2015; registration from 6 – 7 p.m. with performance by Manuela at 7 p.m.!

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

COST: $15 per person in advance (by Oct. 1), $20 at the door.

REGISTER: Register online here:

Head out as a pack to as many Burien establishments as you can on Crawl Night – earn points, endure challenges, have a blast!

All teams participating are entered to win great prizes.

Winners will be announced on race day.

Register online in advance or at the door at the Tin Room on crawl night between 6 and 7 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Highline Schools Foundation!

Start: October 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: October 2, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 20, 2015

Glendale Lutheran Church holding Fall Festival Sept. 20; seeking Vendors

All are invited to Glendale Lutheran Church’s 4th Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 11:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There will be free Food, Music, Children’s Games / Bouncy House, Campus Ministry tables, Door Prizes and Raffles, plus Local Vendors from the Thursday Market.

For more information contact Glendale Lutheran at 206-244-9400.

Glendale Lutheran is located at 13455 2nd Ave SW in Burien.

Free table in exchange for a door prize drawing item. Sunday, September 20th. Set up at 9:00 am. Enjoy a free meal on us starting at 11:15. You will man your booth from 11:30-2:00 pm.

Contact Tammie Elliott at 206-280-3347 for an application.

Start: September 20, 2015 11:15 am
End: September 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Glendale Lutheran Church
Phone: 206-280-3347
13455 2nd Ave SW, Burien, WA, United States

September 19, 2015

‘ZombieFest’ will take over Normandy Park Towne Center Saturday, Sept. 19


SAVE THE DATE: The FREE annual ‘ZombieFest’ will be taking over the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 8 p.m.

This is a FREE, public event meant for humans, families, and all ZOMBIES who love to eat brains!

NOTE: There will be sdditional parking & a FREE SHUTTLE at the Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Ave. S., Burien

Normandy Park Towne Center is located at 19900 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park.

  • Sat., Sept. 19, 3 pm – 8 pm Normandy Park Towne Center
  • Free Admission!
  • Zombification Booth – FREE Zombie Makeup and Clothing!
  • Live Music: Vote for Pedro & The Aqua-Nets
  • Mock Disaster Zone
  • Food and Beverages
  • Performances by Seattle Thrillers & A Zombie Marching Band
  • Scavenger Hunt for Kids
  • Raffles to Raise Money for Highline Food Bank, Des Moines Food Bank & Highline Schools Foundation
  • Zombie Zumbathon
  • Zombie Costume Contest
  • Official Zombie Fest T-Shirts
  • Local Business Booths with Free Prizes!

For more information, visit (and be sure to “Like”!) ZombieFest on Facebook here:

Start: September 19, 2015 3:00 pm
End: September 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Towne Center
19900 1st Ave. South, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 19

SAVE THE DATE: The 14th annual ‘Walk for the Women’ – a fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House – will be Saturday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair.

Hospitality House, a shelter that provides meals and program services for homeless women in south King County, has served hundreds of women since 2000.

Adults, families and pets are welcome on this fun 2-mile walk around Burien.

Cost is $20 if you register before Sept. 19, and $25 on the day of the event. Walk-up registration starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Hospitality House table near SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW (Burien Town Square).

In addition to helping a great local cause, there will be prizes for top money-raisers. Multiply your efforts by asking friends, family, neighbors & co-workers to sponsor you with donations to Hospitality House.

Hospitality House is located at 1419 SW 150th Street; (206) 242-1860.

If you cannot participate but would like to help Hospitality House, please make an online donation at

Start: September 19, 2015 9:30 am
End: September 20, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
Phone: (206) 242-1860
SW 152nd and 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

American Lung Association’s ‘Ride Around the Sound’ will be Saturday, Sept. 19

The American Lung Association’s charity bicycle tour will be coming through the area on Saturday, Sept. 19 with 400-500 riders.

Advanced Registration Rate of $40 is open until Aug. 31 (it then goes up to $50).

For the latest updates – and to register as as Rider or Volunteer – visit:

For more information:

Date: September 19, 2015
Venue: Ride Around the Sound
Phone: 206-512-3291
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 12, 2015

Beautiful, sunny skies predicted for  St. Luke’s ‘English Fete’ on Saturday, Sept. 12


What rhymes with “plate“?

Why, “Fete” of course!

That is if you’re in England and talking about any of the thousands of charming “Village Fetes” that occur all over the countryside or even some cities. Festive village fetes are fairs complete with their own style of carnival games like Splat the Rat, Smash the Crockery, Wet Sponge Throwing and more. Other staples of these annual events include live music, cake stalls, car shows, raffles and of course beer, tea and lots of traditional English foods.

Now for the second year in the row this tradition has crossed the pond and landed in historic old Renton, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and coming Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.!

And the Weather Gods are calling for a 0% chance of rain, sunny skies and a high of 79 degrees!:

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Drawing on their Anglican roots, St. Luke’s 2nd annual English Fete will offer sales of traditional English foods such as Banger’s & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and Ploughman’s Lunch, along with English beers and sweets, classic English carnival games, live music by Celtic Check! and fun for all ages.

New this year is a High Tea in the Garden. A select lucky few will enjoy finger sandwiches, sweets and tea, served in St. Luke’s brimming vegetable and flower garden. Complete with an audience with the “queen”! Reserve early to snag one of the few seats available for the two seatings. For more information or to reserve please contact [email protected].

A bouncy castle and face painting round out the many family friendly activities which kids will enjoy. While adults might like to quaff a beer or cider in the pub.

All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Luke’s and their many community ministries including, ARISE, an interfaith traveling homeless shelter for men, St. Luke’s Community Garden whose bounty is shared with Renton’s needy, and warm-up breakfasts on various weekday mornings.

Admission is free and open to all (Please contact [email protected] for special accommodations or information).

Pip! Pip! Cheerio! let’s all go to the Fete!

St.Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Ave South in historic downtown Renton; phone: (425) 255-3323.

Here are some photos from last year’s Fete:







Start: September 12, 2015 11:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Phone: (425) 255-3323
99 Wells Ave South, Renton, WA, 98057, United States

September 3, 2015

El Dorado West hosting Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for fire victims Thursday

In light of the recent fires in eastern Washington, Village Concepts’ retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state are coming together to show their support for the cause through their Village Concepts Cares program.

To raise money for the victims, El Dorado West will be hosting a spaghetti feed on from Thursday September 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Village Concepts Cares program was created by Village Concepts to give staff and residents from each of their 15 Washington residences a platform to respond and lend their support in the wake of disasters or other tragic events. Donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted in the form of checks or cash.

Retirees support relief efforts in Eastern Washington through the Village Concepts Cares program by companywide fundraising

WHO: El Dorado West

WHAT: Village Concepts Cares Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction

WHERE: 1010 SW 134th Street, Burien WA

WHEN: Thursday September 3, 2015 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

For more information about Village Concepts, visit, or follow Village Concepts on Facebook for updates.

Start: September 3, 2015 5:00 pm
End: September 3, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: El Dorado West Retirement Community
1010 SW 134 Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 29, 2015

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 29

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Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic-minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 29.

For the past five years the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park have conducted this vibrant event to benefit Highline Music4Life, a program that is dedicated to providing instruments for school-aged children in the Highline School District who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Music4Life President Steve Swank spoke to the critical nature of the funds received from the 6th annual event:

“For those kids who would like to participate in instrumental music activities but can’t because of limited family income, the Highline Music4Life Program is a godsend. It helps them across the very first barrier they encounter, the acquisition of a playable musical instrument. And it gives them something meaningful, creative and productive to do with their time. That’s why we call it ‘Music4Life’!”

Last year’s event saw record breaking attendance with over 1,600 people from across the Northwest and Canada coming to enjoy world renowned blues and dozens of tasty Micro-Brews. This year, the event is forecasted to grow by over 20%. Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary member and event organizer Brian Snure attributed the growth due in part to the incredible stable of Blues musicians featured, many whom play for a greatly reduced rate to support the kids and music, “This last year, the Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival was honored to be nominated by the Washington State Blues society for the Best Community Blues Festival for 2015. We’ve seen a steady growth in attendance for this event and we are very grateful for all of those who have attended in the past and those who will ‘Drink to Music’ in support of children and music at this year’s event.”

The Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival’s line up includes four acclaimed musical acts:

  • BRIAN LEE & THE ORBITERS: 12:30–2:00
  • STACY JONES BAND: 4:30–6:00
  • CD WOODBURY BAND: 6:30–8:00

One of the key draws to this event will be the 20+ local and regional Micro-Brewers on tap. This year event will feature Micro-Brews, Hard Cider and Wine from the following:

Georgetown Beer, Diamond Knot Brewing, Fish Tale Ales, Fremont Brewing, Mac and Jacks, Big Al’s Brewing, MT Head, Silver City, Airways Brewing, Pike Place Brewing, Stoup Brewing, Deschutes Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Schooner Exact, Hilliard’s, Der Blokken, Schilling, Finn River Farms, Wicked Cider, Sun River Vintners.

To complement the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival, The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park will be barbecuing Bratwurst and B&E Market’s famous Tri Tip for your dining enjoyment. The Festival will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park. This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, and attendees must be 21 or older to attend this pet-free event.

No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed. There will be plenty of free parking with a free shuttle circulating town on a regular basis.

Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased online at:

Tickets may be purchased for $30 at the gate while they last.

Five tasting tokens included with the price of admission.

All beer tastings this year will be one Token!

Des Moines Beach Park is located at 22030 Cliff Ave South.

This year’s featured Micro-Brews, Hard Ciders & Wines:

Start: August 29, 2015 12:00 pm
End: August 29, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Beach Park
22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

August 28, 2015

‘Blues & Brews Pre-Funk’ will be Friday night at Normandy Park Towne Center


A special ‘Pre-Funk’ party for Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be held this Friday night, Aug. 28, at the Normandy Park Towne Center, from 5 – 8 p.m.

There will be live Blues from the Fabulous Roof Shakers, along with cold Brews and Brats.

$3 Pints, $3 Brats and there’s NO COVER CHARGE!

Must be 21 and over to attend.

Normandy Park Towne Center is located at 19900 1st Ave South in Normandy Park.

Sponsored by Normandy Park Towne Center Businesses.

Start: August 28, 2015 5:00 pm
End: August 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Towne Center
19900 1st Ave South, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

June 26, 2015

‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for AARF will be June 26 at Pit Stop Bottle Shop


The 7th annual ‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation (AARF) will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at Pit Stop Bottle Shop.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and there are some great things in the works for this years event!” reads an announcement.

Enjoy a selection of wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres, while bidding on amazing auction items.

All proceeds go to support the rescue and aid work that AARF does!

Regular tickets $25 in advance (or $30 at the door):

*NEW THIS YEAR!! VIP tickets $50, advance sale only, limited number. Click here for VIP tickets:

Regular ticket includes 2 drink tickets and a raffle ticket.

VIP ticket includes 2 drink tickets, 2 raffle tickets plus reserved seat at a table and a bag full of AARF swag!

Email [email protected] if you have questions or would like to sponsor this event.

Pit Stop Bottle Shop:

216 SW 153rd Street
Burien, WA 98166

Phone: (206) 420-8412



Email: [email protected]

Start: June 26, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 26, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Pit Stop Bottle Shop
Phone: (206) 420-8412
216 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church’s Yard Sale will be June 26-27

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church’s Annual Yard Sale will be held Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27.

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church is located at 11620 21st Ave SW in Burien.

  • Friday June 26: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday June 27: 9am to 4pm

All proceeds will go to support the church’s Mexico Mission Team’s trip this summer to build houses in Mexico.

Start: June 26, 2015
End: June 27, 2015
Venue: St. Paul of Shorewood Lutheran Church
11620 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA, United States

June 20, 2015

First Blind Baseball Team in Seattle to play fundraiser game for Guide Dog Users June 20

Hot Dogging 2015: Seattle Sluggers vs Tacoma Tide, June 20, 2015

The Seattle South King Sluggers, a project of the South King Council of the Blind (SKB), is the first blind baseball team in the Seattle/South King area, and they’ll be playing a fundraiser game to benefit Guide Dog users on Saturday, June 20.

‘Beep Baseball’ is played on a smaller field and the rules are altered to give blind players an opportunity to hit the ball. The ball emits a beeping tone which blind batters focus on, and the bases emit another tone giving runners audio cues to locate the correct base.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for blind and sighted folks to mix, mingle, and play baseball. I am so proud that SKB took this on as a project,” said Gaylen Floy, SKB President.

“I believe with all my heart in blind people and their capabilities. Wherever I’ve lived, we’ve had a beep baseball team; after living in Burien for only a year, I knew the Seattle area should be no exception. It gives me tremendous joy to hear and feel the successes of my blind brothers and sisters as they gain more confidence in themselves through playing beep baseball,” said Kevin Daniel, SKB Treasurer and founder of Seattle South King Sluggers.Print

“When the Sluggers offered to hold a fundraiser for Guide Dog Users of Washington State, I knew it was a perfect match! Guide dogs, will be hot dogging and enjoying baseball! My hope is that the public will come, watch a great game between two blind teams, enjoy some snacks, and learn a little about guide dogs while they’re at it,” said Sheri Richardson, President, Guide Dog Users of Washington State.

All funds raised through the sale of food items will assist GDUWS in its programs and services to guide dog handlers in Washington State.

Here are some videos that show how the game is played:

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More information on the Seattle South King Sluggers is available at

South King Council of the Blind is a 501C3 not-for-profit organization which meets on the second Saturday of each month in Burien, whose mission is to help blind or visually impaired people in South King County connect with services they may need; more information is at

Guide Dog Users of Washington State is a 501C3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the rights of guide dog teams in the state; more information is available at

Find out more specifics regarding the rules for Beep Baseball at

Start: June 20, 2015 12:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Rainier Beach High School
8815 S. Seward Park Ave, Seattle, WA, United States

Kick-off the Wild Strawberry Festival at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast this Saturday


The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will serve as a great kick-off to the Wild Strawberry Festival this Saturday, June 20, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Burien Fire Station at 8th Ave SW and SW 151st.

Cost is $7, with Kids 5 and under FREE.

On the menu this year:

  • Pancakes
  • Black Forest Ham
  • Orange Juice
  • Coffee or Tea
  • Strawberries

There will also be a raffle for numerous and varied gift baskets.

All proceeds will benefit the youth of our community.

Start: June 20, 2015 8:00 am
End: June 20, 2015 11:30 am
Venue: Burien Fire Station
8th Ave SW and SW 151st, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 19, 2015

Shorewood Christian School’s Massive Parking Lot Sale is Friday & Saturday

Shorewood Christian School’s MASSIVE PARKING LOT SALE is this Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20th, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


“This Ain’t Your Momma’s Garage Sale!

We have THOUSANDS of items to sell. Each are individually priced, in working order, clean, and categorized!

Over 100+ families contribute to this sale! Tons of great items!!!! It’s a must see event:)”

Shorewood Christian School is located at 10300 28th Ave SW.

Start: June 19, 2015
End: June 20, 2015
Venue: Shorewood Christian School
10300 28th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98146, United States