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June 24, 2016

AARF’s ‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for animals will be Friday, June 24


Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation (AARF), a Burien-based animal rescue, will be holding its 8th annual Whine & Cheese fundraiser on Friday, June 24 at the Glen Acres Golf and Country Club in Burien.

Attendees can purchase tickets in advance at

Whine & Cheese, sponsored in part by Achten’s Quality Roofing, will benefit AARF’s rescue and aid efforts, finding wonderful forever homes for homeless pets, and providing supplies and covering vet care for struggling pet owners. General tickets are $25 and include a free drink and a raffle ticket, $30 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 and include 2 drinks, 2 raffle tickets, a swag bag and front row auction seating.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with a photo booth and time to view auction items. Silent auction opens at 6pm, live auction begins at 7pm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening with vegetarian and vegan options. A selection of beer and wine will be available for purchase.

“Whine & Cheese is our big event for the year and we are able to do so much good with the money we raise! It is great to me that we can throw a fun party and save animals at the same time!” AARF President Angie Green said.

Founded in 2008 in the Seattle area, AARF has been a small but mighty force in the rescue world. With an all-volunteer group, they have rescued and placed countless dogs (and a few cats!) in to loving forever homes! In the last couple of years, AARF began working with rescues in Texas and Louisiana to pull dogs from high kill shelters to homes in the Pacific Northwest. They have even begun spay and neuter efforts there to help reduce the number of unwanted pets.

To Purchase tickets or to make an online donation, please visit

To Contact AARF:

Angie Green
[email protected]
PO Box 328
Seahurst, WA 98062

Start: June 24, 2016 6:00 pm
End: June 24, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Glen Acres Golf and Country Club
1000 S 112th Street, Burien, WA, United States

June 18, 2016

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


The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast always serves as a great kick-off to the Wild Strawberry Festival, and it will again this Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the NEW Burien Fire Station at 900 SW 146th Street.

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

And don’t forget: “Kids love the Fire Trucks!”

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 18, 2016 8:00 am
End: June 18, 2016 11:30 am
Venue: Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station
900 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 17, 2016

Hi-Liners holding Clothing and Textile Drive at Burien Annex on June 17-18

Burien’s Hi-Liners will be holding a Clothing and Textile Drive on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at the Burien Annex.

“We all have unwanted textiles that are out of fashion, not needed, or no longer fit,” reads an announcement. “Instead of discarding surplus clothing and household linens, give them a second life through Clothes for the Cause.”

Donating these items to The Hi-Liners Clothing Drive allows them to be re-worn, recycled or repurposed for the good of our cause and our planet.

Clothing new and gently used. SHOES paired only. TOWELS, STUFFED ANIMALS, HATS, SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS, BEDSPREADS, DRAPES, PURSES, BELTS… All items must be dry, clean and in a tied plastic bag.

*We cannot take glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, or hotel linens or items previously for sale at a thrift store.

This is not a rummage sale; we cannot accept donations of household goods or furniture.

  • Friday, June 17: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Questions or Donations?
Call 206-617-2152 or email [email protected]

The Hi-Liners is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, accordingly, donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Start: June 17, 2016
End: June 18, 2016
Venue: Burien Annex
Phone: 206-617-2152
425 SW 144th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 11, 2016

Hobnobber Tavern holding BBQ fundraiser for crash victims on Saturday, June 11

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Burien’s Hobnobber Tavern will be holding a BBQ Fundraiser for Lorenzo and Xavier on Saturday, June 11, from 1 – 5 p.m.

As we previously reported, Lorenzo and his 7-year old son Xavier were seriously injured in a recent horrific crash caused by an impaired 15-year old girl running a red light and hitting his truck.

All proceeds and donations of this fundraiser will be given to these two victims.

There will be burgers, hot dogs and a raffle, with prizes from local businesses.

The Hobnobber is located at 447 SW 153rd Street.

Start: June 11, 2016 1:00 pm
End: June 11, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Hobnobber Tavern
447 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Relay for Life of Highline will be in downtown Burien Saturday, June 11

This year’s Relay for Life of Highline will be held throughout downtown Burien on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

In previous years, this all-day fundraiser for the American Cancer Society has been held at both Highline Memorial and Mt. Rainier High School stadiums, but this year’s will be more embedded in the community, with walkers walking throughout the downtown business core starting at Burien Town Square Park.

“Join us and walk to fight cancer June 11th @ Burien Town Square Park,” reads an announcement. “From 10 am to 11 pm. Remember the ones that left us too early, support the people fighting cancer now, bring your friends and family and don’t be afraid of emotions…”

There have already been numerous local fundraisers for this cause, and according to the organization’s website, so far 29 teams and 242 participants have raised $32,763.60

“The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love,” reads an announcement. “If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.”

More info at, or contact Natasha Daily at [email protected]  or  (253) 221-0632.

Start: June 11, 2016 10:00 am
End: June 11, 2016 11:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Highline Exchange Club toilet paper drive will be Saturday, June 11 at Trader Joe’s

Burien’s Highline Exchange Club will be holding its annual Toilet Paper Drive this Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Trader Joe’s parking lot at S. 160th and 1st Ave South.

“Burien friends and family, you have a chance to help our local food banks,” reads an announcement. “There is always a shortage so we need you. Help people who use there food stamps for toilet paper instead of food that they need!”

Organizers are hoping to get donations of 4, 12, 24 or more rolls!

“See you there and thank you!”

Start: June 11, 2016 8:30 am
End: June 11, 2016 4:30 pm
Venue: Trader Joe's parking lot
S. 160th & 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 8, 2016

Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims


Angelo’s of Burien announced that they will be holding a fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and his son Xavier on Wednesday, June 8.

Ten percent of each check that day will be donated directly to Lorenzo and his family to take care of necessary expenses.

As we previously reported, an Angelo’s worker named Lorenzo, along with his 7-year old son Xavier, were seriously injured when a possibly-impaired 15-year old girl crashed into the truck they were in – literally ripping it in half – on Monday night, May 23:

Lorenzo’s fellow employees have also created a GoFundMe online fundraiser for him – and you can donate online here:

The good news is that Xavier has been upgraded to stable condition, and Lorenzo has made some improvements.

In addition to the June 8 fundraiser, Angelo’s is holding a raffle where 100% of the proceeds will go to his family. They are working with local businesses to procure prizes, and raffle tickets should be on sale now. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket and can be purchased at Angelo’s, which is located at 601 SW 153rd Street.

“Thank you to everybody who has contributed to the go fund me page or the Angelo’s bar fund for Lorenzo and his son,” organizers said. “Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.”

“We are so touched by the compassion and generosity of the community so far in helping out with the fundraiser for Lorenzo and his son,” organizers added. “It is an honor to be members of such a strong, supportive community where everyone is so quick to support each other in hard times. We cannot thank you enough for the prayers and donations for Lorenzo and his family. Thank you to many Burien businesses for their generous donations for prizes.”

Date: June 8, 2016
Venue: Angelo's of Burien
601 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 27, 2016

St. Vincent de Paul’s ‘Stuff the Truck’ fundraiser event will be Friday, May 27


St. Vincent de Paul’s ‘Stuff the Truck’ event will be held Friday, May 27 at Big Picture High School, located at 440 S. 186th Street in Burien (map below).

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Organizers are looking for gently used household items, clothing and children’s toys (nothing with rips, stains or tears, and no furniture please).

Donated items will be sold at St. Vinnie’s Thrift Stores.

Proceeds fund programs to help our neighbors in need.

Roughly 90 cents of every dollar donated goes back into SVDP programs.

WHO: St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle / Big Picture High School

WHAT: Stuff the Truck Event

WHEN: Friday, May 27th 8:30am – 3:00pm

WHERE: Big Picture High School, 440 South 186th Street.

WHEY: Your donated items are sold at St. Vinnie’s Thrift Stores. Proceeds fund programs to help our neighbors in need. Roughly 90 cents of every dollar donated goes back into our programs.

Start: May 27, 2016 8:30 am
End: May 27, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Big Picture High School
440 South 186th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

May 19, 2016

Navos’ ‘Growing Hope’ Luncheon will be Thursday, May 19


SAVE THE DATE: Navos’ ‘Growing Hope’ Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 19 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will help to sustain programs and services for low income people with mental and emotional illness.

Here are the details:

WHEN: 11:00-12:00 | Program: 12:00-1:00

WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave, Seattle

EMCEE: Molly Shen


TO BE A TABLE CAPTAIN: Email [email protected].

Follow Navos on Facebook and Twitter.

More info at

Start: May 19, 2016 11:00 am
End: May 19, 2016 1:00 pm
Venue: Sheraton Hotel
1400 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA, United States

May 15, 2016

Orchestra of Flight holding dinner and fundraising concert on Sunday, May 15


The Orchestra of Flight – a community orchestra based in White Center – will hold its annual fundraising event at Mt. View Presbyterian Church in White Center on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 5 p.m.

Orchestra members provide dinner,  followed by a concert of classical and popular music that the whole family can enjoy.

“Our program this spring includes the overture to Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado,’ music from the opera ‘Aida,’ medleys  from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; and the  James Bond movies, and several other pieces,” said Matthew Kruse, the orchestra’s conductor.

The Orchestra of Flight, formerly the Boeing Concert Orchestra, was formed in 1983. The group’s mission is to bring live orchestral music to communities whose members may be unable to attend concerts in traditional venues. Many of the group’s concerts are held in retirement communities, and the group also participates in the Museum of Flight’s Wright Spirit Event every December.

The fundraising event helps defray some of the costs of carrying out the orchestra’s mission.

Mt. View Presbyterian Church is located at 10806 12th Ave SW.

For ticket prices and more information, please contact [email protected] or

Start: May 15, 2016 5:00 pm
End: May 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Mt. View Presbyterian Church
10806 12th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, United States

May 7, 2016

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 7

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The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 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.

“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.

For more info:

Start: May 7, 2016 10:00 am
End: May 7, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Moshier Community Art Center
Phone: 206-988-3700
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

Parkside Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 7

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Parkside Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Haggen’s Parking Lot, located near the intersection of SW 160th Street & 1st Ave South in Burien’s Five Corners neighborhood.

This sale will include a large variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, peonies, herbs, veggies, tomatoes & more – all in time for Mother’s Day!

Proceeds support youth and college scholarships, local school gardening projects, area gardens including Highline Botanical Gardens, Veterans Administration programs, area beautification projects and more!

For more info, visit

Start: May 7, 2016 9:00 am
End: May 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Hague's Grocery Store
SW 160th Street & 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 6, 2016

Help the Highline Schools Foundation at a ‘Shopping Party’ on Friday, May 6


You can help the Highline Schools Foundation at a special ‘Shopping Party’ on Friday, May 6, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Paper Delights, located at 15215 21st Ave SW (across from St. Francis).

“This will be a special opportunity for moms and daughters or anyone who loves beautiful things!”

Hosted by Paper Delights in Burien, this fun shopping event will feature live entertainment, beautiful gift items, glassybaby sales, wine, nibbles, and a percentage of sales will directly benefit students in need in our community.

WHERE: Paper Delights, 15215 21st Ave SW, Burien 98166 (across from St. Francis)

WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm

“We hope to see you!”

To learn more about Highline Schools Foundation visit

Start: May 6, 2016 4:00 pm
End: May 6, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Paper Delights
15215 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 3, 2016

Be sure to ‘GiveBIG’ and help our local non-profits on Tuesday, May 3

The Seattle Foundation’s 6th annual day of giving fundraiser event – ‘GiveBIG,’ coming May 3, 2016 – is expected to provide a big boost to 1,600 area nonprofits, several of which support the Burien area, including:

NOTE: New this year – you can schedule a donation to take place on May 3, so you don’t have to wait!

From the GiveBIG website:

May 3, 2016 will be the sixth year we come together to help those in our community who need it most.  A one-day, online charitable giving event, GiveBIG is designed to raise money for our region’s hard-working nonprofits.

You have the power to make community impact. Welcome to the GiveBIG 2016 website with all you need to know to support your local community! You’ve taken the first step. We’re glad you’re here. Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online giving event with a goal to inspire community philanthropists to give generously to nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

By providing support, you can help incentivize donors to GiveBIG on May 3! There are three main ways you can participate:

Contribute to the stretch pool
All nonprofits participating in GiveBIG, will receive a percentage of the stretch pool. This percentage depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. Contributions are raised by Seattle Foundation philanthropists, corporate sponsors and other community partners in advance of GiveBIG. To contribute, email us now!

Boost donor giving
If you want to ensure that your gift has a much greater impact for your favorite nonprofit — matching funds can triple or quadruple a donation’s value for a donor. Use the search on this site to find a participating GiveBIG nonprofit organization, then just send them an email with your contribution amount!

Be a #GiveBIG social ambassador
Social ambassadors have a simple, yet important goal – spread the word about GiveBIG to colleagues, family and friends through your social networks. Send an email, LIKE our Facebook page or use our hashtag – #GIVEBIG in your posts. To reach our goal of increasing donations by 25%, we need your help!

Date: May 3, 2016
Venue: The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG Fundraiser
Seattle, WA, United States

April 14, 2016

‘Burien Bites’ Taste of Burien fundraiser will be Thursday, April 14


Home Task and Discover Burien will be presenting the 2016 ‘Burien Bites’ Taste of Burien fundraiser event on Thursday, April 14, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Join participating restaurants for a “taste” of delicious food for $2.00 a “bite,” with all proceeds benefitting the restaurants’ favorite charity.

Ticket packs will be available after April 7 at Home Task (611 SW 152nd Street) or the Discover Burien office (427 SW 152nd Street). Tickets are available in 10-packs only for $20 per pack ($2 per ticket).

In 2015, organizers sold over 1300 Burien Bites tickets, and are looking to top that with additional restaurants, great weather and more people on April 14.

“Thank You to everyone for making it another great Burien Bites!”

  • 2014 & 2015 Burien Bites Winner: Maven Mercantile
  • 2012 & 2013 Burien Bites Winner: 909 Coffee & Wine

Burien Bites is one of B-Town’s most delectable events of the year. This is a community event, created to help raise money for local charities, where participants can get to know their neighbors, mingle and try specialty fare at local participating restaurants. People will have the opportunity to dine around town and taste different “bites”, all for only $2 a bite. Tickets for the $2 bites will be available for purchase starting April 8th at HomeTask 611 SW 152nd or Discover Burien 427 SW 152nd. People then can redeem the tickets at participating restaurant for their special bite.

This event will allow people to experience new and fun restaurants that they may not have tried before. “This is a great community event involving great food” said HomeTask CEO Jerrod Sessler and founder of the event.” Each ticket represents money that the restaurants will be able to donate to a charity of their choice. As tasters walk around and enjoy their bite they will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite as they go or through a specialty APP. This is the 5th Annual Burien Bites event and this year it will take place on Thursday April 14, 2016 (5pm-8pm).

“We will once again wrap the evening with wine and chocolate provided by The Guest House B&B at the afterparty at 8 p.m. and prizes and winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m.”


  • 909 Coffee & Wine
  • Australian Pie Company
  • Black Zia Cantina
  • Frankies B-Town Bistro
  • The Greek House
  • Marlaina’s Mediterranean
  • Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub
  • Tin Room Bar


  • Bitter Root RC & D Area Inc.
  • Discover Burien
  • Highline Relay For Life
  • Highline Schools Foundation
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • South King County Blind Association
  • Sylvester Middle School for Computers
  • Tyee Athletics

Note that each restaurant donates all of their bites and chooses the charity benefiting from their proceeds.

For more information on the event please visit, information will be updated there and will include participating restaurants and where and how to buy your tickets.

The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available.

More info at

Start: April 14, 2016 5:00 pm
End: April 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Home Task
611 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States