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December 31, 2016

Boy Scout Troop #392 holding Christmas Tree Recycling events Dec. 31 & Jan. 7

Boy Scout Troop #392 will be holding two Christmas Tree Recycling events:

  • Saturday, Dec. 31
  • Saturday, Jan. 7

Both events will run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church (109 SW Normandy Rd).

Please no Decorations, no flocked trees, no tinsel, or nails.

“We will be chipping the trees into mulch!”

AND…donations will be accepted!

Start: December 31, 2016 9:00 am
End: December 31, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: John Knox Presbyterian Church
109 SW Normandy Road, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

December 3, 2016

Help Foster Kids at the 3rd annual Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Diaper Drive Dec. 3

It’s Time for the 3rd Annual Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Diaper Drive – coming Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Normandy Park Winterfest – to benefit Treehouse, an organization that helps Foster Kids.

Donations can be made by dropping off (or shipping) diapers to the Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate office, located at 930 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien between now and Dec. 6…OR you can drop them off at the Normandy Park Tree Lighting event on Dec. 3, where they’ll have a booth accepting diapers as well as cash donations.

Many of our Readers graciously donated in the past, and organizers are hopeful you are able to do so again this year.

All donations (both diapers and cash) will go to Treehouse, which says:

Treehouse provides academic and other essential support for more than 7,000 youth in foster care across Washington State each year. Our integrated, research-based services ensure that kids receive the support they need to succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and provide important childhood experiences that every youth deserves and needs to graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for their future.

“As foster parents my wife and I can attest that Treehouse is an amazing asset to foster children and the foster community in the Puget Sound area and this diaper drive accounts for the only diapers they will have each year for these foster kids,” said Tay Krull of Berkshire Hathaway. “Our community donated so many diapers, I can’t thank you enough. The first year we were able to raise 3,277 diapers and last year with all of your help we donated a whopping 10,677 diapers (pictured below).”

Winterfest will run from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Normandy Park Towne Center, located at 19900 1st Ave South.

Start: December 3, 2016 5:00 pm
End: December 3, 2016 6:30 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Market
Phone: (206) 313-4663
19900 1st Ave South, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts & Crafts Fair is Dec. 3

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec.3 , 2016.

Each year, the parent club hosts 140+ vendors, a student art show, cafe, barista, raffles, bake sale and holiday music.

If you are interested in participating:

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016: 9am – 4pm

WHO: Sponsored by the Kennedy Catholic Parent’s Club

Further questions?: Please contact Gabby at [email protected] or 206-228-2960.

Start: December 3, 2016 9:00 am
End: December 3, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
Phone: 206-228-2960
140 S. 140th Street, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

November 29, 2016

Help local needy families – drop off food & toys for Fire Department fundraiser thru Dec. 19

The Burien/Normandy Park & North Highline Fire Departments are seeking food and toy donations to help local families in need this holiday season, and they’ve got several Christmas Outreach Drop-off locations.

Donations of food or toys are being accepted at the new Burien Fire Station (900 SW 146th Street), North Highline Fire Stations (1243 SW 112th & 1606 S. 128th) and other local drop-off locations through Dec. 19 (full list below).

All donations will go directly to needy families in the area.

We’ve covered this great program before, and here’s a snippet from a prevous story by Michael Brunk:

Organized by firefighter Capt. John Zilke, the fire department works with local businesses and the community to gather food, gifts and cash donations in the months leading up to Christmas. Names of needy families are provided by the Department of Social and Health Services.

The ultimate goal? To make sure that each family on the list has a complete turkey dinner with all the trimmings and gifts for the children in the family.

Here are the active drop-off locations as of Nov. 23, 2016:

  • Burien Fire Dept. – 900 SW 146th Street & 135 S. Normandy RD
  • North Highline Fire Dept. – 1243 SW 112th Street & 1606 S. 128 Street
  • Burien Toyota – 139 SW 150th Street & 130 SW 152nd Street
  • Burien Chevrolet – 14400 1st Ave S.
  • Boulevard Park Place Senior Community – 2805 S. 125th Street
  • Dominic’s Red Apple Market – 9627 Des Moines Memorial Drive S
  • Economy Wiring/YB Tubless – 633 SW 148th Street
  • Highline Medical Center – 16251 Sylvester Rd. SW
  • Frenzi – 218 SW 153rd Street
  • Safeway – 12725 1st Ave S.
  • Saars Marketplace – 10616 16th Ave SW
  • Starbucks – 901 SW 148th Street
  • Normandy Park Market – 19805 1st Ave S.
  • Public Storage – 14460 Des Moines Memorial Drive

Christmas Outreach Sponsors include:

  • Burien Fire Department
  • North Highline Fire Department
  • DSHS
  • Burien Fred Meyer
  • Highline Exchange Club
  • Plush Pippin Pies
  • Sylvester Middle School

Start: November 29, 2016
End: December 19, 2016
Venue: Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department
Phone: (206) 242-2040
900 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 22, 2016

Skinperfect Aesthetics holding Food Drive for Transform Burien thru Dec. 1

Burien’s Skinperfect Aesthetics is holding a Food Drive to benefit local non-profit

Bring in 3 or more non-perishable food items and receive a complimentary Brow Wax!

This fundraiser will run through Thursday, Dec. 1.

Skinperfect Aesthetics is located at 636 SW 152nd Street; (206) 439-7546:

Start: November 22, 2016
End: December 1, 2016
Venue: Skinperfect Aesthetics
Phone: (206) 439-7546
636 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 19, 2016

Burien’s 9th annual ‘Vision 20/20’ Art Gala & Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 19


Burien Arts’ 9th Annual Vision 20/20 Art Gala and Sale – which includes more than 400 pieces of affordable art at $40 each – will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Burien Community Center.

This FREE event begins at 6:30 p.m.

This year expect over 500 pieces of Art from over 50 Artists.

In addition to great art, there will also be fabulous food from local restaurants, live music from Trio Abaraka, great raffle prizes and terrific silent auction items.

Fancy dress is encouraged, and this year it will also feature Student Art from Highline High School!

Proceeds to Burien Arts Association programs and artists.

Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave. SW (map below).

More info at, or call 206-244-7808.

Start: November 19, 2016 6:30 pm
End: November 19, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

St. Francis of Assisi’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 19

St. Francis of Assisi’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is coming soon – Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get your holiday shopping done early!

Looking for unique art, simple stocking stuffers, or beautiful jewelry? Handmade original items, festive holiday décor, and even homemade culinary delights will be sold.

Coffee, doughnuts, and back by popular demand – Turkey Soup!

And, new this year, we’ll be holding a raffle!

Come join us for this one day only event!

St. Francis of Assisi
15216 21st Ave. SW
Burien, WA 98166

Saturday, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Start: November 19, 2016 9:00 am
End: November 19, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Church
15216 21st Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 18, 2016

Highline High Booster Club’s annual ‘Pirate Pig Roast’ is this Friday night

Calling all Pirates and Pirate supporters – the Highline High School Booster Club will be holding its annual ‘Pirate Pig Roast’ fundraiser party this Friday night, Nov. 18, at the Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove).

This is a fun-filled event to benefit Highline High School’s Booster Club, which provides support for HHS so they can succeed in many areas: athletics, clubs, activities, and more!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and this is the biggest fundraiser for the Booster Club all year – don’t miss it.

  • Traditional roasted Kalua Pig and side dishes
  • Vegetarian menu option available!
  • Great themed raffle baskets filled with items and experiences you want and need!
  • The opportunity to learn more about the students of HHS and their needs
  • Awesome music
  • Dancing…a table decorating contest…and a dessert dash!

Upon registering, a confirmation will be emailed to you. An email with all of the event details will be sent in early November. So buy your tickets now (or round up a table of ten for a discount!) and we’ll see you on Friday, November 18th at the 2016 Pirate Pig Roast!

This is the only parent-organized support group for Highline High School – and this party is their only fundraiser of the year. Please plan to attend, support, have a great time, and celebrate with us!

Here’s what’s in store:

Fun games and a raffle of themed baskets filled with items you’ll want and need like restaurant gift cards, spa items, sporting event tickets (Seahawks!) and more.

A fantastic opportunity to support our Pirates with their needs before, during and after school. We are happy to have extended our reach this year as a booster club to now fund college scholarships for our students in need.

A delicious menu of Kalua Pork, macaroni salad, rice, cole slaw and some vegetarian options too.

A table decorating contest! Come at 5:30 p.m. to decorate your table before you guests arrive at 6 and be entered to win our table decorating contest. The winning table gets some special prizes and plenty of attention!

Also–we have great music planned, and a few very special surprises that we just can’t tell you about!

So please go to and purchase tickets to attend. We would love to see you, and the HHS students need your support.

Start: November 18, 2016 5:30 pm
End: November 18, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Community Club
1500 Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

November 17, 2016

Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 21




Advertiser Jim Coleman, DDS, and crew want to remind our Readers that their annual Stuffed Animal Drive is off and running and will continue through Dec. 21.

These animals are for children who visit the Highline Medical Center Emergency Rooms.

Readers’ donations of stuffed animals will be greatly appreciated.

Every year at this time, the folks at Dr. Coleman’s office collect and deliver stuffed animals to Highline Medical Center’s Emergency Room. The huggable little buddies help calm children who visit the Emergency Room seeking care for injury or illness.

Please feel free to donate stuffed animals directly to Dr. Coleman’s office, during regular business hours, at 1800 SW 152nd Street in Burien.

Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 21.

“We will deliver the stuffed animals to the ER a couple days before Christmas. So if you want to drop them by our office before then, that would be great! Let’s make those kids feel comfortable, loved and cared for in the best ER in the Seattle area!”

Dr. Coleman’s office phone number is 206-242-4477 and website is:

Dr. Jim Coleman
1800 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA  98166

Start: November 17, 2016
End: November 21, 2016
Venue: Dr. Jim Coleman DDS
Phone: 206-242-4477
1800 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 16, 2016

Puget Sound Skills Center’s ‘Auction In Wonderland’ will be Wed., Nov. 16


Clear your calendar and mark off Wednesday, Nov. 16, because that is when the Fashion Design and Marketing Program of the Puget Sound Skill Center will be holding its Silent Auction.

Themed after the beloved tale “Alice in Wonderland,” this fun-filled event will tap into your childhood (and maybe your pockets) with a plethora of enticing items up for auction.

Items up for bid include a diverse set of donations from businesses around the area such as Starbucks, Habit Burger and Grill, Consign and Design Furniture, White Cap Frozen Yogurt and more.

The auction will be held at the Puget Sound Skill Center’s Class Act Restaurant, located at the school at 18010 8th Ave S. in Burien (map below).

Part of the proceeds will be sent to the Children’s Hospital, and the other portion will be used to aid in educational field trips for the student hosting the auction, to places such as New York, Nike Headquarters, and a fashion conference.

Ticket prices are $5 at the door, and $4 for presale.

“Thank you, and we hope you will attend.”

For more information contact Jill Price-Crawley at (206)631-7371, email [email protected].

Start: November 16, 2016 6:15 pm
End: November 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Ave South, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

November 12, 2016

Hi-Liners’ annual Gala, Dinner Cabaret & Auction will be Saturday, Nov. 12


The Hi-Liners’ annual Gala, Dinner Cabaret and Auction will be Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the Brockey Center at South Seattle College.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of The Hi-Liners and imagine, build and create the next 50! Experience a lively evening complete with a silent auction, fun games and prizes, a delicious dinner and a live auction like no other, featuring a cabaret performance of Hi-Liners past and present!”


Please consider donating at least ONE item to the Auction!

Do you have a time-share you could donate? Do you know anyone that owns a restaurant or a business? Do you have a wine collection you’d like to share? Theater tickets, sporting event tickets, or a special talent?

(Only new, unwrapped items please)

Donating is Easy!

Simply fill out the procurement form (link below) and bring your item to the Annex


Mail your item to:

The Hi-Liners Auction,
PO Box 48346
Burien, WA  98148

…or contact the  auction team at [email protected] to make arrangements.

Thank you!

Procurement Form

Start: November 12, 2016 5:30 pm
End: November 12, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: South Seattle College Brockey Center
6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98106, United States

November 6, 2016

Benefit concert for teen superhero ‘Sidekick Collective’ will be Sun., Nov. 6


On Sunday, Nov. 6, Los Angeles-based recording artist Shannon Curtis will perform a benefit concert for The Sidekick Collective, a statewide non-profit that provides seed funding to high schoolers who give back to their communities.

The Sidekick Collective was first created in 2008 by then-Federal Way High student Paige Edmiston.

Shannon Curtis is a recording artist, author, and TEDx speaker. She will be shooting her first-ever live concert film at this performance.

Curtis’s 2016 album Creationism and her current 80-concert North American tour — which culminates with the Renton concert — are based on the idea that, in Curtis’s words, “We create the world we live in — so let’s make something beautiful together.”

The Sidekick Collective is on a mission to invest in the superheroes of tomorrow who are walking the halls of schools today. By providing seed grants and mentorship, the nonprofit helps extraordinary youth turn their big ideas into real-world solutions — an idea they call “hero capitalism.”

This is The Sidekick Collective’s fourth year of recognizing high school students for their superhero-ism. You can donate directly at

Here’s a music video from Shannon:

WHAT: Benefit concert for The Sidekick Collective, featuring Shannon Curtis.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, 2 p.m.

COST: $30 (available here)

WHERE: Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

Start: November 6, 2016 2:00 pm
End: November 6, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Carco Theatre
1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA, 98057, United States

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual Bayside Brunch will be Sunday, Nov. 6


The Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s 17th annual Bayside Brunch will be this coming Sunday, Nov. 6 at Anthony’s HomePort Restaurant.

This year’s theme is Margaritaville, and proceeds will benefit local senior programs.

Tickets are $75 or $150, and can be purchased by calling (206) 878-1642.

Here’s more on this fundraiser from organizers:

The Meals on Wheels tires keep turning and the rims on the Hyde Shuttle buses keep going ’round and ’round for Des Moines and Normandy Park Seniors thanks to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. But the charity needs your help to avoid being stranded with a budgetary flat tire.

Last year United Way changed its funding priorities and slashed nearly $800,000 countywide for senior services. Here in Des Moines and Normandy Park, that would have meant five-month waiting periods for Meals On Wheels applicants. That would have meant significantly fewer options for getting to doctor’s appointments, drugstores and grocery stores for scores of our seniors who rely on the Hyde Shuttle to continue living independently.

When confronted with the July 1 service cutback date, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation responded with a unanimous NO. But it meant the No. 1 fundraiser for aid to disadvantaged kids and seniors would have to come up with an additional $16,000 per year. That’s why it is so important that we have a positive response to our 17th annual Bayside Brunch on Nov. 6. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we rely totally on generous donations from the community and funds raised through events such as the Bayside Brunch.

With our incredible partners at Anthony’s HomePort Restaurant, we offer a gourmet brunch, exciting raffles and silent auctions, and an all-around fun time on the first Sunday of November. Tickets are still available and this is a great way to help your less-fortunate neighbors. Tickets are $75 per person. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to Noon on Nov. 6. The theme this year is Margaritaville and attendees are encouraged to come in costume.

Worried about it interfering with the Seahawks game? Don’t! The Hawks play Monday night.

Can’t come, but you’d still like to support our kids and seniors? Visit our website at:

Start: November 6, 2016 9:30 am
End: November 6, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Anthony's HomePort Restaurant
421 S 228th Street, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

November 5, 2016

Artists United’s annual Art Fair will be Nov. 5 & 6 at the Normandy Park Cove


Artists United will be holding its annual Art Fair on Nov. 5 & 6, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove.

Included will be original art from over 20 local artists, with paintings, photography, prints, cards, jewelry and more.

There will also be an Art Raffle – win an original work of art!

Also, Artist Demos – watch an Artist paint!

Admission is FREE.

The Cove is located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive in Normandy Park:

Start: November 5, 2016
End: November 6, 2016
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

October 29, 2016

Boy Scout Troop #360’s annual ‘Haunted Hike’ will be Saturday, Oct. 29


Local Boy Scout Troop #360 will be holding its annual ‘Haunted Hike’ on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Kiwanis Schoenwald Park in Burien.

This fun event will run from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the park, which is located behind Sylvester Middle School.

“We’ve brought the ‘Haunted House’ to the great outdoors. Come be spooked as you walk through the trails of the park!”

Fun for all ages – the trail opens before the sun goes down.

Little ones are welcome to walk through to see the decorations minus the scare!

Still too scary? Please join us at the covered area for some fun Halloween carnival games!

WHEN: Saturday October 29, 2016, 5:30-8:00PM

WHERE: Kiwanis Schoenwald Park, 16030 Sylvester Rd SW (behind Sylvester Middle School)

COST: $2.00 per person

Start: October 29, 2016 5:30 pm
End: October 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Kiwanis Schoenwalk Park
16030 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States