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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

June 13, 2015

Get behind Exchange Club of Highline’s Toilet Paper Drive on Sat., June 13

Here’s your chance to ‘get behind’ The Exchange Club of Highline’s Toilet Paper Drive, to be held Saturday, June 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This will be the 5th annual Toilet Paper Drive to support to local food banks.

Exchange club members will be at the Burien Albertsons and Trader Joes at 5 Corners (15840 1st Ave South), collecting toilet paper – along with cash donations to benefit the Des Moines, Highline and White Center food banks.

“A very coveted and much-needed item at the food banks is toilet paper!” reads an announcement. “Last year with community donations and the Exchange Club support, more than 13,000 rolls were collected. We hope the community will help us help those in need.”

Please get behind our efforts! Thank you.

Start: June 13, 2015 8:30 am
End: June 13, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: Albatross Five Corners
15840 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 12, 2015

Highline Relay for Life will be Friday & Saturday at Highline Stadium

The annual Highline Relay for Life will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 12 & 13, at Highline High Memorial Stadium.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

Schedule of Events:

  • 7 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies
  • 7:30 p.m.: Survivor lap
  • 8 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Activities to be determined!
  • 10 p.m.: Luminaria Ceremony
  • 2 p.m. (Saturday): Closing Ceremonies

More info at

Questions? Contact Natasha Daily:

Start: June 12, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 13, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Highline Memorial Stadium
Phone: 253-221-0632
225 S 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 7, 2015

Highline High School holding 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, June 7


Highline High School will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk around its campus on Sunday, June 7 to benefit Highline Athletics and Activities.

Check in will begin at 9 a.m. at Highline Memorial Stadium, with the run beginning at 10 a.m. and walkers at 10:10 a.m.

The course will start and finish on the Highline Stadium track. The route will be 3 loops around Moshier Field and the high school.

Awards: Participants will receive a souvenir. Souvenirs are only guaranteed for the first 100 registered parcipants. Prizes will be given to first place male and female runners in each of the following categories: Students, Faculty/Staff and General Community Members.

Amenities: Water and snacks will be provided.


  • K‐12 Students: $5
  • Highline Public Schools Faculty/Staff: $20 General Community: $25
  • Group Rate*: $5 off per person
  • *The group rate will be available for groups of 5 or more Faculty/Staff or Community members that register together. Students are not eligible for the group rate.
  • No pets will be allowed on the course or in the stadium. Strollers are not advised.
  • Register at Highline HS (preferred) or at 9:00 June 7 prior to the event
  • Register in Person (cash or check only)
  • Highline High School Bookkeeper’s Office, Mon‐Fri 7:00 a.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m., 225 S 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98148


Start: June 7, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 7, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Highline Memorial Stadium
Phone: 206‐631‐6740
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

June 6, 2015

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale ends Saturday, June 6

Burien Community Church will hold its annual Rummage Sale starting this Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m.

Furniture, clothing, tools, cookware, toys, boutique items and much, much more!

Lunch is available for purchase along with baked items.

The sale runs Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien.

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

Start: June 6, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 6, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Phone: 206-243-1623
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 30, 2015

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale continues Saturday

Burien Community Church will hold its annual Rummage Sale starting this Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m.

Furniture, clothing, tools, cookware, toys, boutique items and much, much more!

Lunch is available for purchase along with baked items.

The sale runs Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien.

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

Start: May 30, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 30, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Phone: 206-243-1623
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Hi-Liners holding Rummage Sale Saturday

The Hi-Liners will be holding a Rummage Sale this Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Burien Annex:

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 9am–3pm

WHERE: The Burien Annex, located at 425 SW 144th Street.

DONATIONS: Accepting donations of gently used items Friday, May 29, 2–8pm at the Annex

HELP NEEDED: Friday, 2–8pm and Saturday, 8am–4pm. Please send an email with your availability to: [email protected]

Start: May 30, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 30, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Annex
425 SW 144th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States